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Panther News, 11/10/22

JDE Weekly Parent Update 11/10/2022

Dear Parents,

Happy Native American Heritage Month! Although we should celebrate throughout the year, the month of November is set aside to honor and recognize the rich history and contributions of the American Indian People. Did you know that North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized tribes? Our tribes include the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee, the Meherrin, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, The Sappony, and the Waccamaw-Siouan. Throughout this month, students at our school will have the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about American Indian cultures.


Updates for this Week:

  • New! Angel Tree Reminders-- This is just a friendly reminder to please drop off Angel Tree gifts on or before December 5 so we can make sure families receive their gifts for the holidays. Each gift should be wrapped and labeled so we know what you've purchased (ex. A1, A2, etc.)
  • New! Yearbook Snap--

    Yearbook Snap is a new opportunity for Jones Dairy students & family to submit photos to possibly be used in the 22-23 JDE yearbook. Yearbook Snap can be accessed in the link below or in the QR code.

  • Kidz Art Session 2--KidzArt drawing lessons begin on Nov 30 (Dec 7 for Track 2 students). Classes meet on Wednesdays in the Art Room (4-5 pm) and open to K-5th grades. Students participate when track in. Each week, your child will bring home a finished artwork that he/she will be proud!

Volunteer Registration Information for 2022-2023

  • Volunteer Registration for 2022-2023--This year each classroom will be offering volunteer opportunities, and we will need volunteers for field day, fun days, and field trips. Please read the guidance below for the 2022-2023 school year. 
    • Current volunteers--Current volunteers who were approved for the 2021-22 school year do not have to register again this year.
      • Please email Ms. Sandra Cosby at if you would like to check your current approval status. 
    • New Volunteers--All new volunteer applicants must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work. 

      • New volunteer applicants may go to any WCPSS work site and register through by selecting the Community tab, and then selecting Volunteer

      • Applicants will be notified by email once their application has been approved.

      • Applicants who are not approved will receive notice from Employee Relations.

    • Registration Process for WCPSS Employees Who Want to Volunteer--Although WCPSS employees do not have to go through a criminal record check to volunteer, they do need to register. 

    • How do I register at JDE? Parents may register at our school Monday-Friday anytime between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm. 

      • Please bring your license and ring the front doorbell to let our staff know you are here to register to be a volunteer.  ​​​​​​​

With pride,

Altonia Bransome, Principal


JDE PTA Updates


    • Please mark your calendars--JDE Spirit Night at MOD Pizza Tuesday, November 15! All day (20% goes to JDE of dine-in or carry-out sales that mention JDE/use our ordering code).
    • New! Scholastic Book Fair--Please read this letter read this letter to learn more about our upcoming book fair! We are excited to bring this event back for our students!