Thursday, July 26, 2018

Happy Summer!!

Happy Summer!!

We hope you are enjoying your summer reading!
Kindergarten & D1 - Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Grade 1 - The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf
Grade 2 & D2- Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Grade 3 - Muggie Maggie by Beverly Clearly
Grade 4 - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Grade 5 - The Report Card by Andrew Clements

We hope you are saving your box tops

We hope you will take a moment to check out our teacher's donor's choose pages for some wonderful projects they are working on.  They would love your support!

We hope you check out our Facebook for up to date information and discussion

But most of all, we hope you are enjoying your summer vacation!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Book Fair, Yearbooks & Roll On Check Oh My!!

Who's ready for the weekend?!?

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair is tonight from 4-9 pm.  
You can also meet Kate Narita, 
Author of "100 Bugs, A Counting Book"
If you cannot attend in person please consider ordering your summer reading online.  Visit and when checking out enter Bookfair ID# 12369617 until Monday, June 18th and the JA Library gets credit.

Last call for yearbooks!! You can still order your yearbook through the end of school. Please send cash or a check for $18 made out to the JA PTO with a note that it is to purchase a yearbook and make sure to include your child's name and homeroom. You can mark "Yearbook" on the envelope and they should go to Ms. Demers.

Thanks to everyone who came to our Roll On America nights.  We raised $1000 for Johnny Appleseed School!  We can't wait to do this again next year.  Have an idea for a fundraiser?  Did we do something you really liked this year? Email with your ideas & feedback.

What a great job our Chorus and Band did at our annual Spring Concert Wednesday night.  Thanks to everyone who came out and thanks to Ms. Loiselle to making this year's chorus and band such a success.

Spirit Week starts Monday!!

Get out your Country Western Gear and saddle up to school!

After today 4.5 Days!!  
The Countdown is ON!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spirit Week is Coming!!

Next week is Spirit Week!!

We hope you are excited for the Last Week of School & Spirit Week!!

This is a fun way to promote some school spirit as the school year winds down. 
Participation is optional on any and all days.

Monday - June 18th 

Western Day

Dress in your cowboy or cowgirl country gear. 

Tuesday - June 19th 

Wild Robot Day

Dress up as a robot or an animal from the school-wide read­aloud The Wild Robot. 

Wednesday - June 20th

Heritage Day

Wear something that shows your family's heritage, nationality, and/or culture such as a headpiece, scarf, t-shirt or colors from your country's flag. 

Thursday - June 21st

Dress Up Day

Wear your dress clothes as we help congratulate the 51h graders. Congratulations, Graduates ... Best of Luck in Middle School! 

Friday - June 22nd

Color War Day

Wear as much as you can in the color for your grade! 
Which grade will wear the most of their color? 
(This is the last day of school) 
Have fun & Be Creative! 

Kindergarten - Purple

Grade 1 - Blue 

Grade 2 - Green 

Grade 3 - Yellow 

Grade 4 - Orange 

Grade 5 - Red

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Another Busy Week Ahead

Another Busy Week Ahead!!

Thursday is set to be partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees...  Sounds like a perfect day for

We cannot run fields day without your help.  There are 14 volunteer slots for the morning shift 8:45 - 11:45 (grades 3-5) and 10 for the afternoon shift 11:45 - 2:45 (grades K-2) You must have a current CORI completed with the office. If you are interested in helping email

Wednesday 6/13 will be a great night for a Chorus concert.  Join us in the Gym at 6:00 PM

Friday, June 15th The 4th Graders are happy to present their annual State Fair at 9:30 in the Cafe to their family and friends.  Come to learn all about America!!

9.5 Days till Summer Vacation

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Fun Happenings the week of 6/4/18

Don't forget about all of the fun happening this week!!

Tomorrow, June 6th is a full day of school.  Please note this change from the original school calendar!

Jerry Palotta is coming!!
Wednesday, June 6th Jerry Palotta comes to JA and we are soooo excited!!  Don't forget o ask your child about this exciting event!

Stock up on Gift cards for Summer!!  Script order forms went home yesterday!!

Celebrate the Summer Reading season with an evening at Barnes & Noble. Join us on Friday, June 15th from 4pm to 9pm. This is a perfect time to stock up on books, games, and puzzles for those long summer days! The JA Library will directly benefit from all purchases made by Johnny Appleseed families that evening. Local children’s author, Kate Narita will be joining us and reading her new book, 100 Bugs! A Counting Book. She will be reading at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. Make sure you preorder if you would like to take home your own signed copy. A beautiful blend of math and science, perfect for a summertime nature hunt!

100 Bugs! A Counting Book Preorders are due by

 TOMORROW, June 6th!

After today (6/5) only 12.5 days of school till Summer Vacation!!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Home stretch

Here comes June!!

We hope you had a wonderful long weekend and are refreshed and ready to kick off the end of the school year.

Here are a few reminders about upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 30th is Joachim Night at the Worcester Bravehearts.  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.   If you would still like to make a donation to this family you are welcome to send in a check to JA PTO with a memo note of "Joachim Donation".  We thank you for your support of this family.

5th Grade Survivor day is May 31st!!  Go Team JA!!

Friday, June 1st we welcome back Leominster High seniors who attended Johnny Appleseed when they were in elementary school.  Our students are excited to line the hallways and send off these high school seniors.

As a reminder, Wednesday, June 6th is no longer a half day but a full day!!  It was also just announced June 22nd (the LAST day of school) will now be a half day.

Last call for Boxtops for the year!!  Baggies, Envelopes, Stuck to sheets of paper...  You send them and we will take them.  Every 10 box tops equal $1.00 for our school.  How easy is that?  Please place your child's name as there will be a prize drawing for each grade!!

 Make sure you are following us on Facebook for up to date information and to stay in touch over the summer!!

Including Tuesday, May 29th only 18.5 days left of school!!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thank you, Football, Medals and More!!

Thank you to everyone who made our lawn party a success.  Even with the rain, a great time was had by everyone and we raised a lot of money to support our school.

Books and Beyond Medal Ceremonies
Friday, June 8, 2018
JA Gymnasium
Parents/ Guardians are welcome to attend

Kindergarten & Grade 1
8:30 AM

Grades 2, 3 & D1
9:30 AM

Grades 4, 5 & D2
10:30 AM

End of the year call for Box Tops!!  Send them in before summer break!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

All of our fun will be on schedule Sat. 
See you all and pass this on to your friends😁

Monday, May 7, 2018

Lawn Party is coming!!

It's Lawn Party Time!!

In order to make this year’s Lawn Party an outstanding success, we need volunteers like you to help us! Again this year we are offering exciting incentives for adults and students.

  • Every adult volunteer will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win dinner and a movie for 2!!
  • The classroom in each grade with the most volunteers will win a Popsicle party for the entire class!!

Time slots available include
  • 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM 
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM (Clean Up)
Due to the amount of work involved in organizing this event we are not able to contact each volunteer individually unless there is a question or change regarding your elected shift. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your elected shift to help ensure a smooth transition between shifts.   Please email to sign up!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy May!!

Happy May!

We are in the home stretch of the school year and WOW is it busy!!

We are in the middle of Teacher Appreciation week!  If you forgot to send in money to support the PTO's efforts it is not too late.  Feel free to put cash or a check made payable to JA PTO in an envelope labeled "Teacher Appreciation Week" and send it to school with your child.  

Books & Beyond

The Books and Beyond deadline is tomorrow, May 3rd to be eligible to earn a Medal.  Medals will be distributed at our Books and beyond Ceremony on June 8th. 

PTO Elections

The PTO Executive team is happy to welcome Kathy Fink to our team!  Kathy was elected last night as a Co-Volunteer Coordinator working with Michelle Alker.  Other elections included Helena Prentiss & Kiera Ciccone moving to Co-Vice Presidents and Tara DiBona being re-elected to Secretary.  We still have room for 3 more people on our Executive Team.  If you are interested in joining us or finding out more information please email

JA is excited to welcome author Jerry Pallotta on June 6th.  Jerry is best known for his "Who would win" books along with over 30 nonfiction alphabet titles.  Order forms for books were sent home last week and are due no later than Monday, May 7th for them to be autographed and brought to school the day of his visit.   

Lawn Party Volunteers needed

Lawn party is always our biggest and best fundraiser at JA but would not be possible without your help!  

Available shifts include 
8:00 - 10:00 (Set up)/ 10:00 - 12:00/ 12:00 - 2:00 /  
2:00 - 4:00 / 3:00 - 4:00 (Clean up)

Please return the form that was sent home last week or email Lori Keller at to sign up

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 9th - Mother-Daughter Tea - Grades K-2 - 3:00pm
May 12 - Lawn Party - 10:00 - 3:00
May 18th - Father-Son Flag Football Night - 6:00- 8:00 PM
May 31st - 5th Grade Survivor Day
June 6th - Author Visit - Jerry Pallotta
June 6th - Cabaret Café - 6:30 pm
June 8th - Books and Beyond Ceremony
June 8th - JA Night at Roll on - End of year party - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
June 13th - Spring Chorus & Band Concert - 6:30 PM
June 19th  - 5th Grade BBQ
June 21 - 5th Grade Graduation

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