Upcoming Events!



We will post upcoming events here and on our homepage-- to help you get ready for whatever is going on with the PTO!

We Need Your New or Gently Used Kid's Books

posted May 23, 2017, 8:38 AM by JSS PTO

Each year the JSS PTO holds a FREE Book Fair so that all students can start their summer with books in hand. Our Book Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 14th. Students will go with their teacher and classmates during one of those two days. Each child will be able to select at least one book (perhaps more based on how many books we receive) for FREE.


How can you help? We need your donations of gently used children's books. You can bring them in bags or boxes and leave them in the lobby. Please donate only books appropriate for K-5 reading. If you have older children, we can always use more advanced reading material for our 4th and 5th graders.


If you have books that you'd like to offload that are not appropriate or in good enough condition for our fair, please consider donating them to other organizations or recycling them.


Call for volunteers - if you'd like to help with the book sorting or the fair, please contact Gavin Grant at jacksonstreetpto@gmail.com or Elizabeth Horn.

Thank you!

June 14, 6:30 pm, PTO Meeting

posted May 23, 2017, 8:35 AM by JSS PTO

The final JSS PTO meeting of the year(!)  is Wednesday, June 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the JSS library. PTO membership is free and there is free childcare in the cafeteria.

May 10, 6:30 pm, PTO Meeting

posted May 7, 2017, 6:11 PM by JSS PTO

The next JSS PTO Meeting is Wednesday, May 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the JSS library. PTO membership is free and there is free childcare in the cafeteria.
The School Council will also be present.

The agenda includes:
    • Talent Sho
    • Valley Gives (THANK YOU EVERYONE!),
    • All Welcome Dinner, May 12
    • SOS Plant Sale, May 13
    • LulaRoe Pop Up, May 13
    • Electronics Recycling, May 20
    • Field Day,  June 2
    • Free Book Fair, June 15 & 16
    • Garden Update
    • Kindergarten/1st grade Playground Update
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • New board member events:
        • 1st grade family dinner, 5/11
        • Gazebo after school, 5/15
        • Evening date TK

& more. Hope to see you there!

The PTO meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting will be the last one of the year:
June 14

May 2: Valley Gives 2017

posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:54 AM by JSS PTO   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 2:08 PM ]

VOTE FOR OUR VIDEO HERE


We need to replace the outdated books and the 1970s carpet and create a space that meets the needs of 21st century students. Last year local architect Tom Douglas donated his time and expertise and drew up plans to update the library and we began fundraising. We’re so close to being able to do this, but we're not quite there yet.

This summer our goals are to install new flooring, purchase new furniture, make the library fully accessible, and add new books to meet the needs of our students and teachers.

It's time to revise and reinvigorate the library. We have reimagined the library as a place that supports collaboration, creativity, investigation, and inquiry. A space where students learn how to integrate technology with research, where they can gather for stories or find a comfy spot to read, and a place for school wide community events.

Your contribution will help us see this vision become reality.

Together we can give our fine, fine school a fine, fine library!

Go to Valley Gives

Broadside Books Fundraiser, April 28-30

posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:20 AM by JSS PTO   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

The JSS library committee is excited to announce a fundraiser in collaboration with Broadside Books.The weekend of April 28-30, 10% of all sales made to customers mentioning the JSS library fundraiser will be donated to the school for the library renovation project.

There will also be books chosen by the library staff & teachers on display for shoppers to buy and donate to the library collection — help fill those empty shelves!

Come to Broadside on Sunday April 30 at 3:00pm for a fun event featuring JSS parent authors/illustrators Anna Alter and Molly Burnham. Come support the JSS library and a local, independent book store at the same time!

April 12, 6:30 pm PTO Meeting

posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:17 AM by JSS PTO

The next JSS PTO Meeting is Wednesday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the JSS library. PTO membership is free and there is free childcare in the cafeteria.
We’ll be discussing our diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, thanking our incredible Swing into Spring auction runners, Valley Gives 2017 and the library, Field Day, the Talent Show, & more. Hope to see you there!

The PTO meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. The next meetings are:
May 10
June 14

Florence Savings Bank

posted Mar 27, 2017, 11:06 AM by JSS PTO   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 11:12 AM ]

We are very happy to report that the Jackson Street School received a grant from the Florence Savings Bank 2016 Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program! Here's a photo from this year's Awards Ceremony featuring JSS PTO members Summer Cable and Karen Hodges. Thank you to everyone who cast their vote for Jackson Street School, the teachers, staff, and kids appreciate it!

If you have an account at Florence Savings, please vote for the JSS PTO this year. Voting is on all year and ends on December 31st.

FSB Award Ceremony

Swing into Spring 2017

posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:48 PM by JSS PTO

Join us for a night of fun, laughs, snacks, drinks, and fundraising at the 2017 Jackson Street School Swing Into Spring Auction at the Garden House at Look Park.

March 24, 6 pm (ish)
Garden House at Look Park in Florence, MA
(volunteers welcome — email us!)

March 8, PTO Meeting

posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:42 PM by JSS PTO

The next JSS PTO Meeting is Wednesday, March 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the JSS library. PTO membership is free and there is free childcare in the cafeteria.
We’ll be discussing all sorts of exciting news and plans. Hope to see you there!

The PTO meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month so the remaining meetings this year are:
April 12
May 10
June 14

International Night: Feb. 3rd, 6-8pm

posted Jan 10, 2017, 8:43 AM by JSS PTO

International Night will be a celebration of the Jackson Street School’s cultural diversity and an opportunity for families and students to learn more about different countries and cultures. Sign up to participate! You can take pride in representing your home country, a country you have a connection with, or it could be an opportunity to choose a country to research as a family and represent at International Night.

Interested families would commit to “hosting” a country table. What does hosting involve?

  • Create a poster board with info from that country on it (where it is, key facts, info on language, food, people, traditions, etc.).

  • Figure out a traditional dish or drink to serve in sample sizes. This could be a snack, fruit, entre, dessert or drink. Be prepared to give out samples – small tastes of the item. Have info on what is in your food sample for people with allergies. You will need to provide napkins, plates or cups as needed for your item.

  • Optional - If you have items that represent your country (flag, pictures, knick knacks), display them on your table and if you choose (and have any), family members could wear traditional clothes.

  • If more than one family is interested in the same country, we’ll put you in touch with each other and you could combine efforts or have side by side tables.

    At the event, we will have paper passports for all children and flag stickers for each country that is represented. The stickers will be given to each country table and children will go around and get their passport “stamped”/stickered. Ideally, children will be asked to answer a question about that country in order to collect their sticker (answer would be on the country board – like what language is spoken there or what is the capital of that country or where in the world it is).

Families coming to the event can wander around and visit the different tables, try out the food samples and socialize with each other. We will also sell pizza (proceeds to the PTO) so that everyone can be fed. Towards the end of the evening we will hopefully have some multicultural dance and music performances in the gym.

The planning committee is currently meeting at 6pm prior to the PTO meetings (2nd Wednesday of each month) in the JSS library.

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