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Sep 26: School / office closed for local holiday (Rosh Hashanah)
Sep 29: Site Council Meeting  4-5:30 pm Room 13
Oct 14: Reflections 2022 submissions due

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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:

Have you joined JAMS PTSA or donated to our Annual Giving Fund or Santa Monica Ed Foundation?
The 100% Participation Challenge is on! 💯

Help our PTSA reach 100% school-wide participation for Membership, Annual Giving and SMEF!
Membership gives you a vote and a voice in an organization that works to build community, support our classrooms and staff, and advocate for our students. Join JAMS PTSA today and help get closer to our 100% school-wide participation goal!

Donating to PTSA and SMEF, regardless of the dollar amount, will help PTSA support the 
after-school library tutoring and theater, field trips, community building events, campus beautification, classroom supplies and more. SMEF supports staff, programs, the arts and more!

PTSA donation link:

Click here to donate to SMEF:

We appreciate your donation and membership to JAMS PTSA Annual Giving, Membership & Santa Monica Education Foundation!

Parent Volunteers Needed for JAMS Student Store

We have some open slots to work the JAMS Students Store next week and beyond. Please be sure you are cleared with the District Volunteer list before signing up. You can check your status with Brenda in the Main Office. Thank you for your support!

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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