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June 18, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates
 
TODAY! June 18 - Last Day of School & Virtual Talent Show

September 1 - First day of school 


Hey Jaguars!  We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our JAMS students, families, staff, and teachers for your perseverance and kindness. And an extra special thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and resources to support our community. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! 

Have a safe and fun summer! -Your JAMS PTSA 😻

COVID Vaccine Information

Click HERE to find out where to get your vaccine by using the King County Vaccine Locator. Vaccines are now available for anyone aged 12 and up!  Many sites are walk-in and some offer appointments.  

Click HERE to find King County's COVID Dashboards.
  

In case you missed it, we will have another
weekend of viewing for 67 Cinderellas
Look for the link to be sent by Principal Montgomery.  

Summer Meals and Device Return

Many meals sites will be open this summer, however all meals by bus and Amazon home delivery will discontinue after June 18. Read more about summer meal service.

All Technology Resource Centers will be closed as of June 18. New Resource Centers will open July 6 to support Summer Learning and those will be announced in early July. All students will need to return the SPS technology they are using (laptops, iPads, hot spots), unless they are registered for a SPS summer school program. If your student is attending summer learning, they may keep their device until the end of summer school on July 30. Devices will be refurbished and re-imaged over the summer for new check-outs in the fall. https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/end_of_school_year_device_return

Get Ready for Athletics at JAMS Next Year!

We're looking forward to having school sports at JAMS next year. If your student is interested in playing a school sport next year, please complete the survey below to help us in our planning.

21-22 Athletic Interest Survey

Students will still need to fill out an athletic packet before the start of the season. Make sure to have a current copy of your student's physical available!

Finalized season and tryout dates will be available closer to the start of each season, but below is an overview of the sports offered at JAMS.

Fall Season- Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee

Winter Season- Basketball

Spring Season- Boys Soccer, Co-Ed Track, and Volleyball

If you need to schedule a sports physical for your student, Nathan Hale has a Teen Health Clinic that can provide them for free. Call 206-302-1840 to register and make an appointment.

For more information about JAMS Athletics, contact Megan Riber, JAMS Athletic Coordinator.

Seattle Public Library Summer Services

FREE, FUN RESOURCES FROM THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY HELP KIDS AND TEENS KEEP LEARNING THIS SUMMER
 
Could your student use a little extra help with math, science or writing this summer? Or perhaps they want to learn a new skill, or simply read as many graphic novels as possible?
The Seattle Public Library’s free educational resources are available all summer long to support kids and teens, whether they’re catching up after a year of remote learning or want to explore their interests. Here are some ways that families can use Library resources to engage their children in learning this summer.

  • Connect with Library Link: No Library card? No problem. Seattle Public Schools students can access all digital Library resources, including thousands of free e-books, through the Library Link partnership. Just use your student ID and pin number to log in at www.spl.org/LibraryLink. (If you need help logging in, call 206-386-4636, or contact www.spl.org/Ask). You can also apply for a full-access Library card online at www.spl.org/Card.
  • Get personal help with Tutor.com: Perhaps your child needs a little help with fractions, or a lot of help writing college essays. Find one-on-one support through the Library’s Tutor.com service, offered in three languages -- English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Using a Library card, or Library Link, Seattle students can connect at www.tutor.com/spl to get instant access to expert tutors in a safe and secure online classroom.
  • Spark summer reading: The Library has dozens of resources to help kids discover and enjoy books. Download the Libby app for mobile access to e-books and e-audiobooks; find curated book recommendations for kids and teens; “Always Available” e-book titles through Libby; or get a personalized list of book recommendations through the Your Next Five service. And find a summer’s worth of graphic novels and comics at Hoopla.
  • Page through Flipster: If magazines are your kid’s thing, they’ll love the digital magazine tool, Flipster. New youth magazines available on Flipster include Beanz, Black Girl's Magazine, High Five Bilingüe, National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids, SAY Magazine and Teen Graffiti.
  • Explore with Exploration Guides: Summer is a great time to learn informally by diving into specific interests. From the lore behind the Kraken to the history of dumplings to the stories of athlete-activists, Exploration Guides are topic-driven collections of digital media, designed to be engaging to kids. Each guide contains videos, podcasts, images, e-books and historical documents.
  • Summer of Learning: The Library’s 2021 Summer of Learning program, with the theme of “What’s Your Story?”  will launch in mid-June with the release of a large flier filled with writing prompts and questions that encourage youth and families to explore, create and share stories with friends, families, and community all summer long. Check back at www.spl.org/SummerofLearning.
MORE SUMMER LEARNING RESOURCES
  • remote learning page that curates dozens of free virtual learning resources by grade level
  • Language learning resources such as Mango Languages
  • Educational videos through Access Video
  • Animated stories and interactive games in BookFlix
  • Your Next Skill’s personalized learning plans for a skill or topic that a child wants to tackle

Find help with any Library service – or anything else! – at spl.org/Ask. Our chat service is available, and you can also email us or call 206-386-4636.

MORE INFORMATION
The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.

Limited in-building services are available at the Beacon Hill, Broadview, Lake City, Southwest and Beacon Hill branches, with more branches opening for in-building services in June. Visit the Library's Road to Reopening page for more information.

RHS Annual Newcomers Football Combine

*New!* Welcoming all incoming freshman to participate in our annual newcomers football combine. If you are interested in playing football as a freshman in the fall, this is a great way to see what our football program is all about. All participants will complete a series of football drills that will measure speed, agility, catching radius and other football skills. What do you need, athletic attire, cleats if you have them, a water bottle and a mask. The combine will be run by current RHS football players. Following the combine there will be an informational barbecue for players and parents outside on the courtyard at RHS. I look forward to meeting a many of you next Thursday, June 24th at 4:00pm. WHO RIDES!

Make sure to get registered for the 2021-22 RHS Athletic Season by completing our digital registration packet. This registration packet is for any student interested in playing sports at RHS during the upcoming school year!

Community Camps, Classes, and Events

This section contains community camps, classes, and events we've learned about that we think might be useful to some of you and wanted to pass on. Please note that none of these are specifically endorsed or vetted by the JAMS PTSA.


*New!* FREE Cascades Ultimate Clinic, Memorial Stadium, 6/25/21
Come play ultimate under the Space Needle on our home turf at Memorial Stadium! 

Pre-game youth clinic, 6/25, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Memorial Stadium, under the Space Needle
Stick around for our 7:30pm game!
FREE CLINIC but registration is required
One free youth game ticket per attendee
REGISTER HERE


*New!*


Mission InspirEd is hosting a virtual hackathon to address the theme: Empowering Communities through Education! With the constant innovation of technology, coding has become a foundation to many of today’s exciting careers as well as being a way to invent tools beneficial to communities around the world. InspirEd Hacks is a nationwide initiative organized by the student-for-student nonprofit, Mission InspirEd, challenging students ages 12-18 to synthesize their creativity and coding experience into a product beneficial to the educational community. The competition will span from June 25th through June 27th. Students can work with a team of 1-4 people to create a coding project that showcases their creativity and skills with the chance to win from a prize pool of $1000.

Registration will run from now, till 6/24. If there are any further questions, please check out the Mission InspirEd Website, where you can find more information regarding how to sign up, the schedule, prizes, and more!

Looking For More Resources?  

Information about resources for food, education, support and more are available on our new resources page at the JAMS PTSA website!  Don't see what you're looking for?  Contact your PTSA at info@jamsptsa.org or the JAMS office at 206­-252-4500

Get Connected to the JAMS PTSA

Join the JAMS PTSA!

  • Get Connected – Learn more about what's going on at the school
  • Speak Up – Have a voice in decision making and share your viewpoint
  • Tap into a Network – Meet other parents, teachers, staff and community members
  • Be a Role Model – By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

For more information and to register online visit:  jamsptsa.org/join.


Connect with us on Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JaneAddamsMiddleSchool/
This is a private FB group for families and staff of students. You will need to ask to join. 

Twitter
Jane Addams Middle School PTSA news: @JaneAddamsPTSA 
Principal Paula Montgomery: @PMont14
Jane Addams Middle School info: @JAMS_Seattle

Websites
Jane Addams Middle School’s official SPS website: addamsms.seattleschools.org/
JAMS PTSA’s website: jamsptsa.org

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