October 29, 2021
Important Upcoming Dates

Sun. Oct. 31     -  
Thu.    Nov. 4    -   End of First Quarter
Mon.   Nov. 8     -  JAMS PTSA Board Meeting 7:00 - 8:30pm
Thu.    Nov. 11   -  Veterans' Day (no school)
 Fri.     Nov. 12   -  JAMS Annual Give Campaign Ends
 Nov.   25-26      -   Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day (no school) 

 Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 -  Winter Break (no school)

2021 Annual Give Campaign Oct. 8th - Nov. 12th



Two weeks left in the Annual Give and we’ve raised just 36% of our $69,000 goal. Any donation of time or money is needed and greatly appreciated. A $25 donation can buy a book for the library, a winter break grocery card for a JAMS family in need, or classroom supplies for a teacher. Gifts are 100% tax deductible. Support JAMS PTSA by contributing today!

Donations can be made at or by sending in a check to JAMS made payable to JAMS PTSA. 

Click here for the Annual Give Flyer and Donation Form.

Go Jaguars!


COVID Resources: What to Do if Your Child has Covid Symptoms, Exposure, Etc.

Do you know what do do if your child has a symptom(s) of COVID (i.e. a sore throat), AND has NOT had a close contact with someone with COVID? What about if you are notified they ARE a close contact of someone with COVID-19 at school? And what do you do if they unfortunately test COVID-positive? 

Well, wonder no longer! Seattle Public Schools has come out with three new flowcharts that walk families through the process. They are posted on the PTSA website here:

If you need to get testing, the school has heard that the UW Medicine community testing sites currently have good availability and quick turnaround.

If you need help getting testing, you can contact Julie Bradley, JAMS health and safety support, at

JAMS Winter Sports

JAMS Winter Sports (Girls and Boys Basketball) will be starting at the end of November. Get your paperwork into the office now!

Tryout and practice dates will be available closer to the start of the season.

Athletic packets are available in the main office or on the Middle School Athletic Forms page.

Students must have all paperwork turned in before they can participate in school sports. All forms listed below are required:

  • Athletic Registration Forms
  • Physical Participation Forms (valid for 2 years from exam date)
  • Athletic Participation COVID Waiver
  • Athletic COVID Screening Form
  • Sport Specific Guardian Release (one per sport)
  • Extracurricular Athletic Transportation Form
  • Concussion and Sudden Cardia Arrest Awareness Form

Nathan Hale has a health clinic that can provide sports physicals for free to JAMS students! Call 206-302-1840 to register and make an appointment.


Reflections 2021

JAMS Students, do you have an interest in writing, filmmaking, photography; enjoy art, music or dance… your inner creativity and enter the national PTA Reflections. Reflections is a national PTA arts recognition program that celebrates student creativity through a juried award process. Entries are judged and awarded prizes based on creative ability and interpretation of the theme, and advance through city, state, and national levels.

Share your ideas and feelings as you reflect on the 2021 to 2022 theme I will change the world by… Submit entries by November 5, 2021. Fliers will be available at the office. For more information please click this link: Reflections

You can submit your entries to

Community Resources and Events

New Family Resource Center at Nathan Hale High School Reopening

The Family Resource Center on site at Nathan Hale High School during 2020 and winter/spring of 2021 is reopening this Wednesday.  The Family Works Family Resource Center will be open each Wednesday from 1:30 - 4pm at the NHHS South entry (student lot entry).
The Family Works Center has a family/community connector who helps families navigate support. All families have to do is come to the South entry between 1:30 – 4pm on Wednesdays. There are a surprising number of services available for families in need. Family Works will help connect our families with the services.

Family Works Details:
To meet the basic needs of Seattle Public School families across the north end, FamilyWorks and Seattle Public Schools are reopening a satellite family resource center, located at the South side of Nathan Hale High School.

 FamilyWorks will be onsite at Nathan Hale High School each Wednesday from 1:30 to 4 PM. The FamilyWorks Family Resource Center is a warm and inviting place that offers programs and services designed to support families.

At the Center, families will be connected to knowledgeable and friendly staff who can assist with:

  • rental assistance applications
  • enrollment in public benefits
  • navigating a vast network of community resources
  • clothing & shoes
  • free diapers, books and toys
  • weekly groceries at its food bank, available through its Wallingford location: 1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle.
  • connecting families within their community by offering multilingual playgroups, parent support networks, and other enrichment activities for families.
  • services are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali.

To reach FamilyWorks outside of its hours at Nathan Hale High School, please call (206) 694-6727.

Read Family Works November Newsletter here.

North Seattle Family Resource Center in Lake City

The North Seattle Family Resource Center in Lake City is available to offer help with the City of Seattle cash assistance program for low income families impacted by COVID. The fabulous, multi lingual staff at the North Seattle Family Resource Center will help families navigate the application process which is not (thankfully!) complicated. The application window closes November 15th, so if you have families who are in need of funds due to the impact of COVID, please give them the attached flyer and direct them to the NE Family Resource Center with the contact info below if they would like help with the application.
City of Seattle Cash Assistance program – applications are now open online. NSFRC will be offering assistance to anyone who needs help applying online and can provide interpretation. NSFRC application assistance 206-364-7930 or

Back to School with The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library is here for you! All 27 SPL locations are now open and our children and teen librarians would love to see your family. See for the schedule of the branch nearest you. In addition, here are a few library programs and services of interest to your community.

Free tutoring: The Library offers free online tutoring for children through grade 12 seven days a week. Your child can get one-on-one help with math, science, writing, history, SAT test prep, college applications and much more. Tutoring is offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Access it at You’ll just need a Library card and pin.

Library Link: You don’t need a Library card for digital Library resources such as or e-books – all Seattle Public Schools students get instant access through the Library Link program. Go to to connect. Library staff members can help you with any questions. Just call 206-386-4636 or go to


Mission InspirED Mission 2021

Currently, one of Mission InspirEd’s upcoming events is the Mission 2021 - Entrepreneurship Challenge, a nationwide initiative that challenges students ages 10-18 to synthesize their creativity and problem-solving skills in order to propose a product idea that tackles a current issue regarding the Pandemic, Technology, or Education. The event is set to take place between 11/13 and 11/21. Participants will send a recording of their presentation on their business solution and if their submission is shortlisted, they will move onto the second round where they will present to judges virtually and receive feedback in real-time. There will also be a public speaking workshop during our opening ceremony, which will feature our keynote speaker, Matt Crevin. Students will work individually or in teams, and will have the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars in prizes!

Registration will run from now, till 11/10. If there are any further questions, please check out Mission InspirEd's website, where you can find more information regarding how to sign up, the schedule, prizes, and more!



The University of Washington Youth and Teen Programs is excited to offer a variety of remote courses for middle and high school students who seek afterschool enrichment opportunities.   Courses run over 10 weeks starting in January. Visit our website for registration information and course details:


Girls in Grades 2-8, Come Play With Doublecrosse Girls Lacrosse

Registration opens November 1st

The Doublecrosse Lacrosse Club is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization dedicated to growing girls’ lacrosse in Northeast Seattle. We field teams for girls in grades 2 through 8 who live within the Roosevelt HS and Nathan Hale HS boundaries. We are a recreational program and welcome girls of all skill levels – no experience is required to be a part of Doublecrosse! We are committed to teaching fundamental skills, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Our goal is to support players in gaining confidence and determination to excel on the field and in all aspects of life. We hope our players will want to play in high school, so we help them prepare for the next level.

Registration opens November 1st, with practices starting in February.  Scholarships are available.  See our website at for information about teams, practice days and times, and registration instructions, and email with any questions.  

Coyote North Fall Classes

This Fall, Coyote will be offering virtual AND in person creative classes, both on the weekends and after school on Wednesdays! We're excited to bring kids safely back into our space, and our course offerings are better than ever: Cooking, Desserts, Digital Photography, Robotics, Street Art, Breakdancing, Drawing, Fashion Design, and more!

Registration can be done on our website or by giving Alex Peterson a call at 206-886-2601.

Classes available at Coyote North this Fall both virtual AND in-person options on Saturdays and Sundays, AND they added two online classes on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45pm!


  • Desserts
  • Fashion Design + Sew
  • 3D Model Building
  • Street Art + Graffiti
  • Cooking (currently full, but encourage students to get on the waitlist!)


  • Drawing + Illustrating
  • Acting + Improv


Thornton Creek Snowsports

For a number of years, Mohan (a ski school at Snoqualmie) has offered a 6-week, Friday night ski bus program at Seattle middle and high schools. It isn’t actually associated with the school, but each bus program is loosely tied to a school so that kids ride up and learn with their school friends. This year, the JAMS program is called “Thornton Creek Snowsports” named for the region around the school.

Registration is open now. This is a great chance for new and experienced skiers alike to get consistent lessons and improve their skills at a discounted rate. In past years it filled by late September. And parents, please consider taking on the volunteer coordinator position to move the program forward.

 Weekly King County COVID-19 update

You can read the COVID-19 weekly email alert summaries here

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Looking For More Resources?  

A list of available resources can be found on the Jane Addams Middle School website.

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 or the JAMS office at 206­-252-4500

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