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December 10: CyberDragons Robotics Meet
January 24: SAMO Experience (8th Grade Families)

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JAMS CyberDragons Robotics Meet!  

We have our second meet on Saturday, December 10, from 1-4pm  at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. This is the first one that counts (the last one was for practice)! If you are not involved with the robotics team and would like to check it out, please say "hi" to us there!


League W Meets are held at Crossroads School, Norton Campus Gym (elementary school):

1715 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404


8th grade hoodies are available now for pre-order!  

Order before December 9th to get a hoodie for your JAMS 8th grader for just $25.

Be sure to order now and don't miss out! 

The price will go up to $35 in January - only a *very* limited number of hoodies will be available for sale after the pre-order. 

Order here:

Thank you to Debi Lyons for her Class of 2023 design, voted on and chosen by our 8th graders! 

*Please note that the color will be as shown unless we are unable to get it due to supply issues. If that happens, the hoodie will be light gray.

JAMS Reflections 2022 Winners & Online Gallery

Congratulations to the following students for submitting award-winning artwork to the Reflections 2022: “Show Your Voice!” contest. All first place winners will advance to the next round of the contest (which includes all first place winners from the Santa Monica- Malibu School District).

To see all of this year's Reflections entries, visit the virtual JAMS Reflections art gallery here:


  • 1st Place: Brooklyn Bell, 6th grader, for the photo, “Photography"

Film Production:

  • 1st Place: Mia Pulido-Vila, 8th grader, for the film, “The Melodies of Living”
  • 2nd Place: Andrew Allen, 6th grader, for the film, “Stand Up Comedy”


  • 1st Place: Jade Martinez, 6th grader, for the short story, “Bridges”
  • 2nd Place: Kerulos Ramis, 7th grader, for the essay, “My Voice Is My Strongest Ally”
  • 3rd Place: Ella Ko, 6th grader, for the poem, “What Is Strength?”

Visual Art:

  • 1st Place: Svea Hafstrom, 7th grader, for the painting, “Show Your Voice”
  • 2nd Place: Lila Felson, 6th grader, for the painting, “Sunset”
  • 3rd Place: Charles Nord, 6th grader, for the digital artwork titled, “Harmony"

Dance Choreography: 

  • 1st Place: Charlotte Avedian, 7th grader, for the dance titled, “Daily Dance”

Veo $25,000 Match

What a way to end 2022!
Now through December 31, all donations to the Ed Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, by Veo, a new Ed Foundation Corporate Hero! 
Donate today to help secure this incredible $25,000 gift for our students. All donations are tax- deductible and monthly donation options are available. 
Our students are counting on you! 

¡Qué manera de terminar el 2022!
¡Desde ahora hasta el 31 de diciembre, todas las donaciones a la Fundación Ed serán igualadas dólar por dólar, hasta $25,000, por Veo, un nuevo héroe corporativo! 
Done hoy para ser parte del equipo que asegura un increíble regalo de $25,000 para nuestros estudiantes. Todas las donaciones son deducibles de impuestos y hay opciones de donación mensuales disponibles. 
¡Nuestros estudiantes dependen de usted!

Summer Adventure is Hiring!

Interested in working part-time for Summer Adventure? Come join our team as the
administrative assistant! Learn more about the position here.

¡Summer Adventure está contratando!

¿Interesado en trabajar medio tiempo para Summer Adventure? ¡Únete a nuestro equipo como
asistente administrativo! Conoce más sobre el trabajo aquí.

JAMS Student Store Volunteer Sign Up

The January to June schedule for the JAMS Student Store is out! We need your help to work the store. Thank you!

PTSA Donations

Dear JAMS Families, 

We are writing to ask for your help. Only 8% of JAMS families have donated to our PTSA this school year, but our budget relies on annual parent donations. Did you know that the largest ticket item in the PTSA budget is money we allocate for teachers to purchase classroom supplies? But we also fund staff appreciation, campus beautification, library tutors, field trips, community building events, the theater program, and more. 

PLEASE consider making a donation to JAMS PTSA that is meaningful to your family. The suggested amount is $365 per child - that's just $1 per day to improve your child's educational experience. If you can't make a large one-time donation, please consider a monthly donation, such as $10 or $20. Donate today and SUPPORT JAMS!  If you aren't sure if you already donated, or you have creative ideas for fundraising, please contact Alison Havel at

Thank you for all you do to support our students and staff at JAMS!
Best regards, 
Alison Havel
PTSA Annual Giving Chair


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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