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!!

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!!