June 04, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates
June 7 - Vaccine clinic second dose, 2:00-5:00pm
June 10 - Vaccine clinic second dose, 9:00am-12:30pm
June 14-18 - JAMS Schedule Change (see principal's newsletter for information)
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.'s the link to the SPS generic Daily Health Screening.  

Save the Date for "Angst"

*New!* Covid has affected everyone’s mental health, and anxiety is a very common and natural reaction. #AngstMovie breaks down what’s going on, so we can move forward.

Join us on 6/5-6/11 @iNDIEFLIX

Join us on 6/10 at 7pm for a Community Zoom Discussion:
Meeting ID: 678 953 3424; Passcode: angst

"Angst" removes the stigma and opens up the conversation around anxiety, helping people understand and manage their symptoms, and when to reach out for help. Most importantly, it shows people that they are not alone, and that anxiety is 100% treatable. 

This hopeful and inspiring film has helped over 2 million people around the world, weaving in the personal stories of those suffering with expert perspectives, who break down what's going on, how to deal with it, and how to help others.  For many, watching Angst has been a catalyst for changing their lives for the better.  See the "Angst" website for more information about the film.

YOU Can Help the JAMS ASB Annual Club Achieve Their Goal  

*New!* Thank you for getting the ASB Annual club closer to their goal of $6,000!  Currently we are at 81% of achieving the goal. 

Yearbook distribution will begin on Wednesday, June 16. Every student at Jane Addams is getting a yearbook, and your donations are helping us pay the cost of printing 1,100 copies. It’s not too late to donate!

Help us out by clicking the link below to make a donation.
JAMS 20-21 Yearbook donation

😻  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.

End of School Year 2020-21 Device Return

At the end of school this spring, all students will need to return the SPS Technology they are using. These will be refurbished and re-imaged over the summer for new check-outs in the fall.

More information will be sent as we get closer to the end of classes. The following items will need to be returned after classes are over:

What should I bring?

  • Device (Laptop or iPad)
  • All Chargers or Power Cords
  • Laptop Sleeve, iPad Cover
  • For 2nd Graders: iPad Keyboards
  • Hotspot (along with charger, battery and bag)
  • Return Form

You will need to fill out a Return Form to slip inside your device or case as you return the SPS technology. No fines or fees will be applied this year, but the forms will help us quickly identify any repairs or replacements needed before fall.

Students who are enrolling in summer school classes may keep the devices through July to turn in at the end of summer classes.

Students who have assistive devices may keep them through summer to start school with them again in the fall.

Get Ready for Athletics at JAMS Next Year!

*New!* 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.

8th Grade Families - HS Spirit Gear For Future Rams
and Rough Riders Can Be Yours!

Are you an 8th grade family going to Ingraham next year? Interested in Ingraham Spirit Gear? They are having an in-person spirit gear sale on Wednesday June 9th 2021 from 2-4pm by the east (Gym) entrance. Cash, checks, and cards accepted. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.

Attention future Rough Riders! Roosevelt High School gear is now available to purchase, and profits go towards the Class of 2025! This unique gear designed specifically for the Class of 2025 makes a great graduation present, so get your swag now! Items ship directly to your house, and ordering closes June 16th!

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 or the JAMS office at 206­-252-4500

Seattle Public Library Summer Services

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 (If you need help logging in, call 206-386-4636, or contact You can also apply for a full-access Library card online at
  • Get personal help with 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 service, offered in three languages -- English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Using a Library card, or Library Link, Seattle students can connect at 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
  • 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 Our chat service is available, and you can also email us or call 206-386-4636.

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.

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!* Ballard Performing Arts Gives School Year a Send Off with Spring Concert Series
June 5, 2021 - Bands
June 10, 2021 - Orchestra
See for information about how to watch the shows!

*New!* Please join us on Monday June 7th at 6pm for the Lake City Historical Mural Unveiling Event at Interior Floor Designs (12060 Lake City Way). Interior Floor Designs used to be Lake City Bowl in the 40's 🎳 The mural memorializes the Lake City Community Center, Lake City Theater, Lake City Bowl, Lake City Salmon Bake, Lake City Parade, the Jolly Roger, Dick's Drive-In, the Hayashi Family, the old railroad that used to be Burke Gilman trail, the Native Americans that lived here first and more 😃❤️ Come meet amazing artist Gabrielle Abbott and learn about her creation process. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this possible ❤️

*New!* Northwest Film Forum is offering virtual and in-person camps this summer. Registration for both is now open!

** All camps are priced on a sliding scale from $0 to $250/$425.
See camp listings for full registration info! ** Please email with questions or for more information. 


Virtual Camps:
Imagination Animation – For ages 8–12, Jun. 21–25
Making the Impossible: Special Effects – For ages 8–12, Jul. 5–9
Imagination Animation – For ages 11–14, Jul. 12–16
Screenwriting Scribes with Hugo House! — For grades 9–12, Jul. 12–16
Screenwriting Scribes with Hugo House! — For grades 7–8, Jul. 19–23
Reel Queer Youth — For grades 9–12, Aug. 2–6

In-Person Camps:
Making the Impossible: Special Effects – For ages 11–14, Aug. 9–13 at Northwest Film Forum
Imagine, Design, Build: World Building and Character Design – For ages 11–14, Aug. 16–20 at SeaTac Community Center (13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168)
** Registration for this camp will open soon! **

DiscNW is excited to share that summer camps are a-go for this summer! We have 18 total sessions this summer for players ages 8 through 18! All experience levels are welcome.

In addition, we are being very intentional and thoughtful about how these camps are run and if they they will run. Participants will be in small cohorts for the entire week and extra procedures will be enacted to ensure the lowest risk possible environment given the current status of the pandemic. DiscNW has a Return to Play task force that approves each week of camp based on the current health & safety recommendations.

Check out all the sessions we are offering on our website at! All sessions are Monday through Friday, 9AM-3PM.

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!

Looking for more 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:

Connect with us on Social Media

This is a private FB group for families and staff of students. You will need to ask to join. 

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

Jane Addams Middle School’s official SPS website:
JAMS PTSA’s website:

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