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October 12: Science Magnet Meeting 6:30 PM

October 12: Suicide Prevention 101 (Spanish) 6 PM

October 13: Suicide Prevention 101 (English) 6 PM

October14: Reflections 2022 submissions due

October 17-21: Ed Foundation Pledge Week

October 21: JAMS 6/7th Grade Movie Night 7-9 PM

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Science Magnet Meeting!

Wed October 12, 2022 6:30 PM

The next JAMS Science Magnet Board Meeting is this Wed. If you are interested in learning more about how the board supports JAMS science (including enrichment and trips!) please join us. All are welcome.

Questions to

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 826 6589 8535
Passcode: 576451

Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar for Parents in Spanish (Oct 12) and English (Oct 13)

Thursday October 13, 2022 6-7 PM

From our friends at CDE: 

As we continue through challenging and unconventional times, it is important that we are alert and paying attention to the mental health of our children and teens. We can do this by learning or revisiting the signs of when a young person might be in distress and possibly contemplating suicide and learning what to say and do if suicidal ideation is present.
The California Department of Education, Directing Change, and TeenLine are hosting a free webinar and Facebook Live event: (https// Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do.  This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having suicidal thoughts, and resources.  The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. 

Register here (October 13, English):

Additional Resources:
Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents Brochure: This e-brochure includes questions parents can ask themselves to assess if their teen might be at risk of suicide and actions to take.  Tips on raising resilient teens as well as resources are provided.

A medida que avanzamos en tiempos desafiantes y poco convencionales, es importante que estemos alerta y prestemos atención a la salud mental de nuestros niños y adolescentes. Podemos hacer esto aprendiendo o revisando las señales de cuándo un joven podría estar angustiado y posiblemente contemplando el suicidio y aprendiendo qué decir y hacer si la idea suicida está presente.

El Departamento de Educación de California, Directing Change, y Teen Line están organizando un seminario web gratuito y un evento de Facebook Live ((https// Módulo 1-Prevención del Suicidio Para Padres: Reconociendo Las Señales y Que Hacer. Este seminario web gratuito proporcionará información sobre la prevención del suicidio para los padres, incluidas las señales de advertencia de suicidio, cómo tener una conversación con su hijo adolescente, las medidas a tomar si su hijo tiene pensamientos suicidas y recursos.

Registrarse aquí (Octubre 12, Espanol):

Recursos adicionales:
Prevención del Suicidio: Un Recurso Para Padres: Este folleto electrónico incluye preguntas que los padres pueden hacerse para evaluar si su hijo/a adolescente podría estar en riesgo de suicidio y las acciones que debe tomar. Se ofrecen recursos tanto como consejos sobre cómo criar adolescentes con capacidad de recuperación.

Reflections 2022 at JAMS!

This year's theme: "Show Your Voice!"
Due Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Calling all JAMS artists, musicians, dancers, writers, filmmakers and photographers! How do you SHOW YOUR VOICE?!  Submit your artwork to the Reflections art contest that celebrates creativity in six categories: visual art, music composition, dance choreography, literature, film production and photography based on the theme. JAMS winners in each category will receive an Amazon gift card, and all participants will be invited to a pizza party during lunch in November. 

To Enter: Upload your artwork using the online FORM (rules/details can be found at the link at the top of the form). Hard copies of artwork may be dropped in the Attendance Office. Be sure to include your name, grade, the title of your work, and an Artist Statement (10-100 words describing your work and how it relates to the theme).

Questions? Email Jill Jurenka at
Online Entry Form:

JAMS PTSA 6th/7th Grade Movie Night!

Friday October 21, 2022 7-9 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM

Movie night attendance is capped at 300 students, and we expect to sell out. Register your student here now to hold their spot:

The suggested donation is $20 per student, but please give what you can, more if you are able. All proceeds benefit JAMS PTSA. Parent donations fund teacher supplies, staff appreciation, grade level activities, campus beautification, library tutors, theater programs, and much more!

Every student attendee will get 2 slices of pizza, a snack and a drink.  Additional items will be available for $1 each.  
Cash only. We are NOT able to accept digital forms of payment for this event. 

This is a JAMS 6th/7th grade student-only event. Please, no 8th graders or siblings who do not attend JAMS.  Bring a blanket and/ or chair to sit on. Dress warmly, the event will be entirely outdoors.  No large bags, or outside food/beverages will be allowed. 

Would you like to volunteer and/or donate to Movie Night?  Volunteers and food/drink donations are needed to make Movie Night a success for our kids! Please sign up here:

The Ed Foundation is asking for your help with the Pledge Week Phone-and-Text-a-Thon, taking place from October 17-21! The Ed Foundation will send you a list of families to call and text at your school.

sign up here to do outreach. Once you sign up, Deb Burgin from the Ed Foundation will reach out to you with more details.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact Deb at or 310-450-8338 x70398.
¡La Fundación Ed le encantaría su ayuda con el maratón de llamadas (Phone-and-Text-a-Thon) de Pledge Week, que tendrá lugar el 17 al 21 de octubre! La Fundación Ed le enviará una lista de familias a las que llamar en su escuela.

Inscríbase aquí para realizar llamadas. Una vez que se inscriba, Deb Burgin de la Fundación Ed se comunicará con usted para brindarle más detalles.

Si desea obtener más información, comuníquese con Deb en or 310-450-8338 x70398.

Attendance & what to do if your child is absent or leaving early:

All absences and tardies must be excused by parents or guardians. Parents should report absences via the JAMS website (click on "Find It Fast" and then "Report an Absence"; or click here) or by leaving a phone message at 310-452-2326 x72201. Phone messages should include your child's name, ID number or birthdate, date of absences and a detailed reason for the absence. 

Please let us know first thing in the morning if your child will be leaving school early. You may send your child with a note (to bring to the office before the start of school), fill out the online "Report an Absence" form or leave a detailed phone message at 310-452-2326 x72201. The note/message should contain your child's name, the time they will be leaving, the reason for leaving early and a phone number where you can be reached for verification. If advance notice is not given, please be patient with us as we locate your child and bring them to the office. This is especially important during lunch and nutrition when students are spread out all over campus.

Absences that are not cleared within 72 hours will be recorded as truant. For more information on attendance policies, please visit the JAMS website or refer to SMMUSD's Attendance FAQ page.

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