Families with Power
An organization of parents of color who support each other and our school. Former teacher Mary Cowhey is their advisor.
Located off the school lobby, across from the cafeteria, this room provides a couch, table and chairs as a place to take a break when you stop in at the school. 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 the Family Center hosts a coffee hour for parents and guardians.
In Fall and Spring, there is a Family Dinner for each grade. Families, grade-level teachers and Ms. Agna gather in the cafeteria for dinner (pizza, salad and cookies); after dinner the children go the library for an educational video while caregivers and teachers discuss curriculum, how the school year is going and other topics.
In June, students host a farmer’s market, selling plants they have grown in the JSS garden and other garden items.
Held the first Friday in June (with a rain date of the next Friday), this is a day of outdoor fun – games, races and sometimes a water slide! – for all students. Adult volunteers make it possible.
Fifth Grade Graduation
Fine, Fine School
Florence Savings Bank
Fluoride is administered weekly to students in grades 1 through 5 with parental permission. Adult volunteers work with the school nurse to provide the liquid rinse.
In late August adult volunteers spend a morning assembling Back-to-School folders, including information from the District, the school, and the PTO.
Francophone Friends and Family Club
Free Book Fair
An annual event, usually held in May or June. Each child may choose a free book, and students and families have the opportunity to purchase donated, gently-used children’s books for a nominal fee.