Jaguar News 9/25/20

Important Upcoming Dates

Mon. Sept. 28 – Fri. Oct. 3 – Drive-in Flu Clinics available
Fri. Sept. 25 – 8th Grade Materials Distribution, 4-7 PM
Sat. Sept. 26 – Flower Fundraiser order pick up
Thu. Oct. 1 – First Day Packet forms due;  Advanced Learning referral deadline
Fri. Oct. 9 – State In-Service Day (No School)
Mon. Oct. 12 – JAMS PTSA General Meeting, 7pm, via Zoom
Wed. Nov. 11 – Veterans’ Day Holiday (No School)
Thu. Nov. 26- Fri Nov. 27– Thanksgiving/Native American Heritage Holiday (No School)
Dec. 21, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2021 – Winter Break (No School)
SPS Technology Supports For Families
JAMS school webpage
JAMS PTSA webpage
Materials Distribution at JAMS 9/23-25
If your student’s teacher has communicated that materials will be provided for class, we will be having pickup times by grade level 9/23-9/25.
– 6th grade – 9/23 @ 4-7 pm–Missed? Come today 9/25!
– 7th grade – 9/24 @ 4-7 pm–Missed? Come today 9/25!
– 8th grade – 9/25 @ 4-7 pm
If you were unable to make the day assigned for your student’s grade level, it’s fine to come on the day assigned to another grade. For families without access to transportation to JAMS, please use the link below to request delivery of materials.
Student Material Delivery Request 
JAMS First Day Packet Forms Due October 1
Welcome to the 20-21 school year!

Below you’ll find all the forms for our start of school packet. Please complete the forms and return via email to by October 1st. We will also have paper copies of all forms at the materials pickup times this week (6th grade- 9/23 4-7pm, 7th grade- 9/24 4-7pm, 8th grade- 9/25 4-7pm). Email or call the main office at 206-252-4500 between 8am-3pm M-F with questions.

– All families are required to fill out the JAMS First Day Packet, which includes Emergency Info, Health Info, and FERPA: REQUIRED- JAMS First Day Packet 2020-2021.pdf 

– Free and Reduced Lunch Application: 2020-21FreeandReducedPriceApplication.pdf (en español: 2020-21 Free Reduced Meal Application_Spanish.pdf) or apply online here. The Free and Reduced Lunch form also qualifies students for the College Bound Scholarship, which provides financial aid for college. Please complete the form even if your student is not currently getting school lunch.

– If you are currently experiencing housing instability, complete this form: MKV Program 2020-2021.pdf 

– If your child has a disability and is not currently eligible for Special Education services, complete this form: Survey to Identify Disabled Students 2020-20201.pdf 
Food support for students and families
Nearby meal pick-up sites: Nathan Hale, Olympic Hills Elementary and Sand Point Elementary. Pick up a sack breakfast and lunch plus prepared meals by FareStart from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. 

Weekend support (non-perishable food) can be picked up on Fridays.  Meals are FREE for all students!
Student meals bus delivery:
Drivein Flu Clinics available through October 2
Seattle Public Schools urges everyone to get a flu shot this year to protect yourself and the community. School nurses have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to vaccinate students, staff and families through 30 “drive-through” events at 15 schools in Seattle Public Schools urges everyone to get a flu shot this year to protect yourself and the community. School nurses have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to vaccinate students, staff and families through 30 “drive-through” events at 15 schools in September and October. See the SPS Flu Clinic website for more information, dates, and locations and to sign up for a slot.  The nearest location to JAMS Nathan Hale High School.  No insurance? No problem. The flu shots are available for families both with and without insurance. 
Seattle Parks Hubs Offer Online Learning Support
Seattle is opening seven locations across the city offering a reliable place to access online schooling to middle and high school students. NE Seattle sites are at Meadowbrook and Magnuson. Sites will be open from 8:30-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Students must bring their own devices for online learning, but services are available to students at sites include free Wi-fi, breakfast and lunch, in-person support for connectivity and basic academic support, recreational, enrichment and mentoring programs. See the website for more more locations, enrollment documents and registration emails.
Why did the Jaguar volunteer?
Because he “spotted” the need!
Classes may be virtual, but our need for volunteers isn’t!  While we are still identifying exact opportunities for our parents and community to volunteer, you can get a jump start by completing the online Seattle School District Volunteer Application below.

PLEASE NOTE!  If you are a returning volunteer there is no need to complete a new application if you applied online after August 15, 2018 and were approved by your school. Before your volunteer application expires, you will receive an email with instructions on how to renew your volunteer application. 

Volunteer Application Process – Seattle Public Schools
SPS serves 53,000 vulnerable children and youth – we are committed to carefully screening volunteer candidates to ensure student safety as required by law, SPS policies, and the Washington Schools Risk Insurance Pool.
Join the PTSA Community Outreach Team at JAMS!
Interested in building greater community, equitable education, ending the
school to pipeline prison, and promoting neurodiversity and antiracism at
JAMS? Reach out to Friendly Vang-Johnson, JAMS PTSA Community Outreach
Chair at, or 206.276.2284. Let’s make that vision
a reality for our kids and the next generation of Jaguars!
2020-21 JAMS School Supply list – donations needed!
All students will need the following supplies for the 20-21 school year:
Please contact the main office at 206-252-4500 or email Ms. Patt at  if you need assistance with supplies for your student.
– Headphones/earbuds
– Composition books (lined and graph)- one for each class
– Pencils/erasers
– Pens
– Calculator
Donations are welcome and needed!  If you have extras to donate please bring them to JAMS and place them in the box outside of the main entrance.  For those families whom would like to make a monetary contribution towards the purchase of school supplies, please use this JAMS School Supplies Contribution link.THANK YOU for your help!

Library on the Lawn Every Wednesday!
Need books?  Check out Library on the Lawn, Wednesdays 11:00-1:00
During this time, while the school building is closed, we’re offering curbside pick-up and on-the-fly book check out in front of Jane Addams. 

Students can visit the library catalog online, log in, place up to 20 books on hold, and pick them up at our “Library on the Lawn” every Wednesday, from 11:00-1:00.  Students can also swing by and browse a couple of book carts to check-out something new.  

Students can also access the library catalog and check out e-books to read on their computers or other devices. Libby and Hoopla are fantastic resources provided by the Seattle Public Library- they have thousands of e-books and graphic novels online.  Visit our Library Schoology page!  (SUPPORT A: Library)  You’ll find links to resources, book trailers, information about book clubs and First Chapter Fridays, as well as other upcoming events.  

Find your next book… online!
JAMS Destiny Catalog
Seattle Public Library e-books 

I hope that everyone is hanging in there during these often frustrating times.  We’re all in it together! Stay safe and hope to see you soon.  In the meantime, keep reading!  
-Emily Christiansen, Librarian
Follow my reading and library adventures on Instagram @jaguarsread
Flower Fundraiser Order Pick-up THIS Saturday, 9/26, 3-5pm at JAMS

If you ordered flowers from the Flower fundraiser, please remember to pick them up THIS Saturday, September 26th from 3-5pm at JAMS.

Remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing! For an extra $10 donation, our volunteers, including JAMS middle schoolers, will deliver your bouquet to any NE Seattle address this weekend. Yes, this is community in action!
As a reminder, you may pay for your bouquets or even just donate via Venmo to Friendly-Vang-Johnson (last 4 digits of her phone: 2284) or cash or check made out to Friendly Vang-Johnson at pickup/delivery. Please reach out to Friendly at with any questions. See you on the 26th – Go Jaguars and thank you for your support!

In Community,
Get Connected! Join the JAMS PTSA!
– Get Connected – Learn more about what’s going on at the school
– Speak Up – Have a voice in decision making and share your viewpoint
– Tap into a Network – Meet other parents, teachers, staff and community members
– Be a Role Model – By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
For more information and to register online visit:
Connect with us on Social Media
This is a private FB group for families and staff of students. You will need to ask to join. 
Jane Addams Middle School PTSA news: @JaneAddamsPTSA 
Principal Paula Montgomery: @PMont14
Jane Addams Middle School info: @JAMS_Seattle
Jane Addams Middle School’s official SPS website:
JAMS PTSA’s website:
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