Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This Week's Happenings!!

November 28 - December 2

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and nice long weekend!!

Holiday plant pick up is Wednesday, November 30th from 3:00 - 7:00 in the Cafeteria

As a last minute addition Natures Vision has arrived and will be available for pick up as well from 5:00 - 7:00.  There will be an additional pick up time that will be determined soon if this does not work for you.

Looking for a way to Holiday shop and support JA?  Scrips Gift Cards are the solution!!

Please remember to turn these forms in by 12/8

Discounted rates for the Johnny Appleseed Ski and Snowboard Club for Grades 3-5 end Dec. 1, 2016

The Johnny Appleseed Ski and Snowboard Club is an eight week program at Wachusett Mountain starting on January 8th, 2016.

Ski Club will be held 4:30pm - 8:30pm on January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016.

An eight-week lift badge or a Season's pass may be purchased.  Teachers and parents of those students are entitled to discounted rates too.

Lessons are available for six weeks from 6 PM - 7 PM and
equipment is available to rent.  Parents and teachers may also take lessons.

8 Week Lift Badge thru 12/1/16    $130 
8 Week Rental of Ski or Snowboard Equipment      $110
Season Rental of Ski or Snowboard Equipment $179
6 Week One-Hour Ski or Snowboard Lesson $60
8 Week Helmet Rental $24
Season Passes are also available on line at a discounted rate.

Parents/Guardians are responsible for the transportation of students to and from Wachusett Mountain.

The following is how to access Wachusett Mountain:
Parents Step One:  go to
 Parents Step Two:  Program Code:  JAS
   (Parents enter this Code to access order form.)

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Cotton at

There is no Public PTO meeting in December.  Our next meeting is January 3rd at 7:00 PM.  Mark your calender's now!!

Coming Soon: Elf Shoppe - 12/12 & 12/13

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This week at School
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive-Thank you if you have already sent donations in! Kindergarten-canned soup, crackers
    Grade One-packaged dessert mix, muffin mix, bread mix
    Grade Two-boxed/packaged potatoes, stuffing, rice
    Grade Three-boxed pasta, sauce
    Grade Four-canned vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce
    Grade Five-packaged breakfast items, cereal, pancake mix, syrup

  • Book Fair ALL WEEK-Check your child's schedule, send in cash or check, and join them shopping if you can. If not, we have plenty of volunteers ready to help your little shopper. And if you forgot your money bring it in the next day and shop for books.(Did you know that your teachers have book wish lists for their classrooms? You can also buy a gift certificate for your teacher at the Book Fair)
  •  Holiday Plant Sale ALL WEEK-Check with friends/family and send in your orders BY Friday. Beautiful poinsettias and wreaths from local growers. Plant/Wreath pick-up is Wed 11/30 from 3:00-7:00 in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Holiday Plant Sale/Book Fair

Look in your child's backpack for our Holiday Plant Sale order forms! 
Order your Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, and Holiday Wreaths
just in time for the holiday season. Plant pick up is Wed Nov 30th from 3:00-7:00.
All funds help support the JA playground. 

 Next week is our fall Book Fair, Nov 14th-Nov18th! 
If you are able to help your child shop or volunteer for a shift it isn't too late. 
Please email Michelle Luongo at


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday Night is the night!!  
Bring your whole family for a fun night of fitness.  Join other members of the JA Community along with Physical Education Teacher Kelly Bernard from 5:30 - 7:00 in the gym for a night of fitness activities for the whole family.  (No prior experience required).  Cost is $5.00/family and should be paid at the door.  Snacks will be provided and each family gets to take home a gift!!  

Nature's Vision is Here

We are excited to roll out our newest fundraiser, Nature's Vision.  There are great products for the whole family and they make great Christmas gifts.  Earlier this week at our PTO meeting people were able to see samples of the products and many commented the quality was top notch and the blankets were extra soft.  Plus, for every 12 items your child sells they can pick ANY 1 item out of the catalog for themselves!!  Please email with any questions or comments!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Don't forget... PTO Meeting tonight at 7:00 PM.

Hear about how we did with Magazine sales, what is next for fundraisers and see some samples and  volunteer opportunities for the rest of the calendar year.

Meet other parents within the school and see old friends.

Enjoy homemade snacks and enter to win raffle prizes... plus ear your child an apples ticket!!

Hope to see you there!!