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May 21, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates
 
May 23 - JAMS Gear orders due!
May 31 - 
Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June 7 - Vaccine clinic second dose, 2:00-5:00pm
June 10 - Vaccine clinic second dose, 9:00am-12:30pm
June 14 - PTSA General Meeting, 7pm, Zoom
June 17 - 8th Grade Goodbye, 6:00-7:00pm
June 18 - Last Day of School & Virtual Talent Show

September 1 - First day of school 

Links to COVID Information and Daily Health Screening

Here are a few ways to find information about COVID's spread in our communities.  You can do your part to help stop the spread of COVID:  wear a well-fitting mask, wash hands, stay distanced, and get vaccinated if you're eligible!  



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.

The Seattle Public School district's Business Intelligence and Health Services teams partnered to design a public-facing dashboard showing confirmed COVID-19 cases at Seattle Public Schools. Refreshed weekly on Mondays, this dashboard disaggregates (dividing data into parts) cases by region, week, and role to provide an understanding of the pandemic across the district. 

And...here's the link to the SPS generic Daily Health Screening.  

*New!* Reminder to follow health and safety protocols from Seattle Public Schools:

While public health agencies begin to loosen restrictions on COVID-19 safety precautions, this is a reminder that we must continue to adhere to our high levels of health and safety strategies while in SPS buildings, including wearing masks/face coverings, daily health screening, physical distancing, and hand hygiene.

CDC and DOH guidance recommend schools continue to follow the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the remainder of the school year. Additionally, the agreement between SPS and SEA requires staff to adhere to safety precautions which includes wearing face coverings, daily health screening, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. This agreement is in place through the end of August.

We must all do our part to help protect our most vulnerable populations, including those who may not be vaccinated. We are excited to partner with the City of Seattle, the Seattle Fire Department, and Public Health – Seattle & King County to offer vaccine clinics for our students and their families across the district. Please see the list of clinic dates here: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/covid-19_vaccine

We ask for your continued partnership in reminding your student about the required proper mask-wearing, physical distancing, and handwashing while at school.

We are hopeful and excited for a full return to school in the fall and a decrease in community transmission of COVID-19 will help us get there.

Thank you for your continued dedication to the safety and wellbeing of our community.

Order Your JAMS Gear by May 23rd! 

The JAMS Gear store is now open for another round of orders! Orders are due by May 23rd and items will ship in early June.

Use this link to order: https://janeaddams.darkhorseink.com/. Any questions about items or ordering should go to info@darkhorseink.com.

If you would like a scholarship for an item for your student, please email jams@seattleschools.org.

😻  8th Grade Goodbye June 17th 😻

On June 17, from 6-7pm we will have our "rolling" 8th Grade Goodbye. More details to come, but your student can walk, skate, ride their bike, or come in a car through the Jane Addams traffic loop to have one last goodbye to Jane Addams before high school.

Update for Clothing Support for Families in Need

Thank you so much to everyone who's been able to make a purchase in support of our JAMS community!  A few High Priority items have been added to our Amazon Wish List: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/7GIDUFRL0BWB/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl Clothes are pre-sized. Simply click "Add to Cart" and choose the option to send to JAMS directly.

We are truly grateful for all that you do!

Naramore Art Show and Celebration 2021


The Naramore Art Show celebrates over 200 artworks by SPS middle and high school students. Naramore is a partnership with Seattle Art Museum and this year, due to COVID-19, there will be a virtual museum on our website from May 12 - June 30. You can also join us on Fri., May 21 at 6 p.m. for the virtual Naramore Celebration, streamed live on SPSTV.  Click for more information about the Naramore Art Show.
 

Shop at Fred Meyer?  Now Your Purchases Can Benefit JAMS!  

JAMS is now a part of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program!  Your Fred Meyer purchases can help our school!  By enrolling in this program, Fred Meyer will automatically donate a percentage to us based on your spending.  It is free to enroll!

To Use the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:
Simply visit https://www.fredmeyer.com. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account you can search for Jane Addams Middle School PTSA either by name or VY710 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

Looking for food, technology, health, or education resources?  

Information about all of the above 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

Community Resources and Events

This section contains community resources 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!* CAMPS & CLASSES @ Seattle Children's Theatre
Theatre education is a critical component of our mission, and SCT’s Education Department has been used as a model for theatres nationwide, and continues to inspire and influence the TYA field. Education programs include camps and classes that occur at SCT and with our partners, in classrooms, and within the community.  Click here to find out more about virtual and in-person camp this summer!


*New!* Looking for summer camps and classes?  Seattle's Child provides a directory of fun possibilities!  Click here to see the directory.

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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