Thursday, October 18, 2018

October is flying by!!

Happy Thursday!!

In our continued effort to make memories this year, we encourage you, your family and friends to join us at Applebees TONIGHT!! Thursday, October 17th between 11-9 pm where 15% of your check will be donated back to the JA PTO.  This includes Take out, Drinks and catering so don't worry about dinner, Come down for some food, friends, and fun!!!

Want to make that donation count double?  Purchase an Applebees Gift card online at  Use code 66FA173A21987 to purchase your Applebees E-Gift card where JA will receive another 8%.

Direct Donation Update

We are just about a quarter of the way to our goal for our direct donation campaign.  Please consider sending in a check or making a donation online by clicking here.  Your donation is tax deductible and may be matched by your employer.

Disney on Ice tickets should be in backpacks today. 

Many Box Tops expire on 11/1/18.  Make sure to send them into school soon so they can make our submission next week!!

Only 1 week left to make Great Wolf Lodge Reservations.
Book your room now cause they are going quick!! 
Code 1811JA Rember, this is only valid for 11/20 - 11/21 and you can have up to 5 people in a room. 
The rate is $125 + tax!!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Weekly Reminders

Your friendly weekly reminders

Thank you to everyone who responded to the call for our direct donation campaign.  These funds go right back to your kids in the form of field trips, curriculum enrichment, new technology and so much more.  We are happy to help with employee match forms or answer any questions you may have by emailing us at  

You can also donate online by clicking right here

Disney on Ice Orders Due Monday
Join us and your JA friends at Disney on Ice at the DCU Center in Worcester.  Tickets are $22/ person (Savings of $9/ ticket). Send your order form and money in by Monday.  Lost the form?  No Worries, download it here or send a check and note with your child's name, class and how many tickets you would like.

Book Great Wolf Lodge Now
Did you hear the news?!?  Johnny Appleseed PTO has secured a rate of $125 for the night at Great Wolf Lodge for Tuesday, November 20th (Half day of school with No School Wednesday).  This is open to anyone not just JA families so spread the word, invite your friends... the more the merrier!!  

Directory Forms Due!!
Have you filled out your classroom directory form yet?  If you have not yet sent it in please do so ASAP or fill it out here.  We are hoping to send directories home the week of October 15th to families who have filled them out.

First Public PTO Meeting of the year
Join us for our first public PTO meeting of the year, Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm.  Hear about upcoming events, where your money goes and how our direct donation campaign is going.  This is a great way to meet others and learn more about what goes on in school.  We hope to see you there... and bring a friend!!

Picture Day
Say Cheese!!  School Pictures are Tuesday, October 2nd!

Who is ready for a loooooong weekend?!?  Don't forget, No School Friday, October 5th or Monday, October 8th.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How is September more than half over?

Happy Thursday

Fall Flower pick up is today from 3:00 - 7:00.  If you are unable to make it please email as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Open House last night and an extra special thanks to those who stopped by to visit the PTO in the Cafe.  We have an exciting year of Making Memories ahead of us and we can't wait to make them with you. 

Direct Donation Campaign!  

You heard it right.  We are trying a new approach to fundraising based on the feedback we have heard from JA families throughout the year.   If this is successful it will replace magazine, catalog and other direct sale fundraisers which have made up 38% of the PTO budget.  Donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes straight to our kids.  In addition, if your employer offers a company match this donation is eligible.  We will still provide services like fall and winter plants but if all goes as planned there is no selling needed on your part.  More information will be presented at our first PTO meeting October 2nd and via information that will be sent home.  Donations can be made via check made payable to the JA PTO or via our paypal link here.

Classroom Directory/ Volunteer Form
Now is the time to get your classroom directory forms in.  Paper versions will be going home this week but you can fill it out online by clicking here.  This information shared voluntarily will be shared with the others in your child's class to assist with playdates, homework assignments or just keeping in touch.  We hope you find this service helpful.  We expect directories to go home via backpacks to those who filled them out mid-October. 

JA Night at Roll On America is back and the first one is this Friday night!!  We hope to see you there!!!

How can you not be excited about JA night at Great Wolf Lodge?!?  Rooms are $125 + tax for Tuesday, November 20th and there is no school on the 21st so you can stay and play all day!!  Book by calling 866-980-965 or online at

Use Promo Code: 1811JA when booking

MUST BOOK BY 10/27/18

Limited rooms available so book early

Upcoming Dates to Remember

October 1 - Disney on Ice Ticket orders due
October 2 - Picture Day
October 2 - 7:00 PM - First Public PTO Meeting of the year
October 5 - No School - Professional Dev Day
October 8 - No School - Columbus Day
October 10 - Walk to School day
October 15 - JA Night at Applebees

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happy Monday!!

Welcome back to our first full week of school.  We hope you have started to settle into a routine and are looking forward to all of the fun things we have to offer this school year.

Fall Plant Sale

Now is the time to order your fall mums!  These are always so beautiful and we hope you take advantage of this service we offer while supporting your child's school.

JA Night at Disney on Ice.

We have secured a limited number of tickets for Friday, October 26th at the DCU Center in Worcester for Disney on Ice's newest show "Mickey's Search Party".  Tickets are $22/ person and transportation is on your own.  Order forms will go home today and are due back by October 1st.

Box Tops!
It's time to tun in all the Box Tops you collected this summer.  Make sure you put your child's name and class on them so we can give them credit towards PRIZES!!!

Open House

Make sure you have 5:30 - 7:30 on Monday, 9/17 on your calendar for Open house.  See your child's classroom along with the school.  Learn about specials such as Art, Gym and Music and best of all... Meet the PTO!!!  

Half day coming up

Just a reminder, September 19th is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal.

JA Night at Roll On America

You asked so they are back!!  Our Back to school night at Roll on will take place Friday, 9/21.  Save the date and keep your eye out for more info soon.

Email Change

All school email addresses have changed.  Need to get ahold of someone?  Email them at  As always, our PTO Email will remain the same at

Make sure you like us on Facebook.

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!!