April 2022 Meetings Updates

After a restful Spring Break, we came back and hit the ground running! Your PTSA Board has been busy at work, and we have several updates for you. 1. Thank you to everyone who attended our third and last General Membership meeting of this year. You can find the meeting minutes in the next eNews edition. We received…

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January Membership meeting update

Thank you all for coming to the General Membership meeting on Wednesday, January 19th with special guest, Dr. Angelica Amezcua, UW Assistant Professor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies.  She shared her research and advocacy working in and outside of the classroom towards reclaiming and promoting the use of heritage languages.  Please find the presentation that was covered and minutes from…

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Save the date – Membership Meetings

Save the date – your voice matters! Join us at our PTSA meetings to learn about your Board members, advocacy items, and budget updates! More information and a link to join will be shared in your corresponding Sunday eNews: Tuesday, October 19th –  6:30PM PT Wednesday, January 19th – 6:30PM PT Thursday, April 21st –…

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Volunteers Needed!

Please take a look at these three volunteer opportunities! Race & Equity Task Force: Are you passionate about race equity and ensuring that JSIS is a safe and nurturing space for all? The Parent RE Task Force leadership team is actively seeking new leaders for the 2021-22 school year to steward ongoing efforts around student…

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Review and Update Directory Page

Please take a moment to review and update your directory information to stay current with all news. For Kindergarten and new families please register. Details in directory section of the website. Benefits to registering: Receive up-to-date communications from the school and classrooms. Access contact information for other school community members, and connect for playdates, birthday…

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Welcome Back Social Events at Wallingford Playground

Join JSIS families for Welcome Back to School Socials by Grade Band at Wallingford Farmers’ Market. Look for us with balloons near the Meridian Playground. Fourth Grade/ Fifth Grade: Wednesday, September 8 from 5-6:30PM Second Grade / Third Grade: Wednesday, September 15 from 5-6:30PM Kindergarten / First Grade: Wednesday, September 29 from 5-6:30PM

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Parent Education Series – Handwriting Level 1 (K-2)

JSIS In-House Occupational Therapist Brian Lattner OTR/L will present on the developmental progression of handwriting skills. Brian’s PTSA presentation last year, Handwriting Level 2, focused on older writers. This presentation is targeted at grades K-2, covering the “ages and stages” of handwriting, evolution of grasping patterns, whether pencil grips are needed, and the pro’s and…

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Please Spread the Word — JSIS Will Have Openings in Every Grade

We are projected to have openings in every grade next year, so please encourage family, friends, and colleagues to apply anytime from now through February 26. Please see informational flyer in English, Spanish, and Japanese that you can give to anyone interested. More information about enrollment can be found here. JSIS parents who are fluent in Spanish and Japanese are…

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Happy Lunar New Year – Lunar New Year was February 12, 2021!

We invite you to celebrate the Year of the Ox through this interactive presentation. Learn about how this festive holiday is celebrated by JSIS families by listening to a read-aloud about the Ox and the zodiac animals, hearing New Year greetings in various languages, watching a dance performance, trying a family recipe for traditional dumplings, and…

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