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September 5 - Registration closes for JAMS-SMASH Theater Workshop
September 7 - CyberDragons applications due
September 8 - Welcome Back PTSA Meeting 5pm @ Performing Art Studio
September 8 - Back to School Night 6pm (food trucks)
September 13 - First JAMS-SMASH Theater Workshop 
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"John Adams Middle School Discussions"


First PTSA Meeting September 8 at 5pm

I would like to invite all of you to our first in person PTSA meeting in over a year on September 8nd at 5pm.  We will meet in the Performing Arts Center, please keep an eye out for further information on our Facebook Discussion Page.  

Join the PTSA

Welcome to our new JAMS Families and Welcome Back to our returning families! Our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) would love to have your support this coming school year! We need your support in two areas: 
  1. JOIN AND COME TO MEETINGS! Annual dues are $10 per person and our monthly meetings are the best way to find out what's going on at JAMS! Join the PTSA today!
  2. DONATE! Our PTSA provides funding annually for teacher supplies, staff appreciation, campus beautification, library tutors, our theater program, and much more! Our staff and students rely on parent donations to fund these items. Please consider making a gift that is meaningful to your family. The suggested amount is $365 per family - 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 to support JAMS!  If you aren't sure if you already donated during registration, 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

Fall Fundamentals Workshop

FREE 8-hour workshop
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in the JAMS Rehearsal Hall

Priority registration for 6th graders (followed by older students new to JAMS-SMASH Theatre)
Improv, acting, movement, musical theatre, and audition skills. Great preparation for Spring Musical auditions. Taught by JAMS-SMASH Theatre director Chad Scheppner & Theatre 31 staff.

Register through Grade Level Google Classroom (join code for Class of 2025, 6th graders, is ufi3sfo) between August 29-Sept 5. On September 6, we will draw names to fill the spots in the class; the enrollment list and waitlist will be shared.  If there are open spots, older students will be accepted and the enrollment period will be extended.

To get on our email list, email producer Amy Beeman-Solano at and include child’s full name, child’s grade, and parent’s full name.

Like the JAMS Theatre Company Facebook Page



Parent Volunteers Needed for Student Store at Lunchtime

We are looking for Parent Volunteers to help with the Student Store at Lunchtime. District volunteer paperwork must be up to date. We appreciate everyone's help!

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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