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November 28-December 3: Food Drive
November 29: #GivingTuesday
November 30: Grease! Theater Parent Meeting
December 2: Cafecito, 8-9AM

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JAMS PTSA is hosting Cafecito this Friday from 8am - 9am!  

Please stop by for a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, treats and a chat or just to say hello.  We'll be in front of the school and would love to see you there! 🤩

The 2022-23 JAMS SMASH Musical is Grease!

Here is the handbook which includes audition and registration information. Students received a hard copy at Friday's lunch meeting.

The mandatory parent meeting is Wednesday, November 30, at 7pm on Zoom.
Topic: Grease! Parent Meeting
Time: Nov 30, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 868 9873 1259
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For more info, contact 

Amy Beeman-Solano 
JAMS Theatre Company
Volunteer Producer

JAMS ASB Food Drive 

JAMS ASB will hold a food drive for the Weekend Bags Program, to help food insecure students throughout SMMUSD.  ASB is asking for these specific items only: boxes of macaroni and cheese; boxes of flavored instant oatmeal packs; bags or boxes of snack size bags of nuts, or trail mix; individual boxes of raisins and reusable sturdy plastic grocery bags. Most items can be purchased in bulk at Costco, SMART & Final, and Amazon. The food drive’s easy drive-up Dropoff will take place In front of the main office, before and after school November 28 through December 2 and on Saturday December 3, 10AM till Noon.

The JAMS Journal Volume 5, Issue 1

A new issue of the JAMS Journal is now available at the link below:


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!


First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and then the best of all – #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday, on November 29, is about people coming together to do extraordinary things – just like your donations to the Ed Foundation do every day. Make your gift on #GivingTuesday at to fund programs for JAMS students!

Primero fue Viernes Negro (Black Friday), luego Lunes en Línea (Cyber Monday) y luego el mejor de todos – ¡Martes de Donación (#GivingTuesday)! El Martes de Donación, el 29 de noviembre, se trata de gente común que se unen para hacer cosas extraordinarias – como hacer sus donaciones a la Fundación de Educación cada día. ¡Haga su donación en Martes de Donación en para financiar programas para nuestros alumnos en JAMS.

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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