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    Jones Dairy

    Elementary School

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    in a safe and supportive

    learning environment.






Panther Newsletter 12/19/16

  • winterbreak

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Please remember that the last day of school before the holiday break is Wednesday, December 21st.  We hope that our entire school community has a safe and relaxing break!!!   We also wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to all that participated in making the JDE Angel Tree successful this year.  Your support made a brighter holiday season for many of our families.


    2017-2018 Jones Dairy Elementary Teacher of the Year:

    Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Rinker, Track 3, Third Grade for being selected to represent Jones Dairy Elementary as our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Rinker has done an amazing job of engaging students in rigorous instruction and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of our School Improvement Plan as one of the JDE School Improvement Team Co-Chairs.  Please join us in recognizing her for this accomplishment.  She will now represent all of the fine Jones Dairy Elementary teachers and support staff at the district level.  Congratulations Mrs. Rinker!!!


    A message from Mr. Bendel regarding Morning and Afternoon Drop-Off: 

    Parents, a fellow parent raised a concern about the exhaust fumes coming from vehicles parked next to the walkways waiting for morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal.  While we understand the concern, there isn't really an easy "fix" to this issue. When outside temperatures are not comfortable (too hot, too cold), we certainly understand that folks will need to keep their vehicles running.   However, we are requesting that you consider turning your ignition off if outside temperatures are comfortable.  

    Thank you for your cooperation.  

    Mr. Bendel



    Attendance Competition:

    We are excited that Jones Dairy Elementary will be having an attendance competition throughout quarter three.  The competition will be between grade levels and we will display in the hallways how each grade is progressing each month.  Our goal is for every student to come to healthy school every day.  The grade that has the best attendance will receive a special surprise!

    Kindergarten Reg  
    Upcoming Kindergarten Registration:
    Our Kindergarten registration will be held on January 5, 2017 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center.
    If you have a child who will be turning 5 by August 31, 2017, they are eligible to register.
    Please bring the required documents on January 5th:
    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Proof of Residence (utility bill, signed lease, or closing statement)
    3. Current Immunization Records and Health Assessment (*These are both due by the 30th day of attending Jones Dairy Elem.)
    4. Parent ID with photo
    *If you cannot come on the 5th,
    and an appointment will be set up for you.

     middle school

    A message from Mr. McCabe, Principal at Heritage Middle School for 5th Graders heading to Heritage Middle School for the 2017-2018 School Year:

    We have set the dates for our rising 6th grade open house events.

    April 6 from 6-8 PM for Tracks 1 and 3

    April 20 from 6-8 PM for Tracks 2 and 4

    Both events are structured to include an information session and a guided tour.  Parents who have not been assigned a track can attend either session.  Parents who have a conflict with their assigned date may attend the other session. 

    Chris McCabe
    Heritage Middle School

    Updates and reminders from the PTA:
    • Looking for that special holiday gift for your favorite teacher, specialist or support staff? See the staff favorites list in the Teacher Appreciation section of our website ( to find out their favorite foods, restaurants, places to shop, and more!
    • If you participated in the Angel Tree, please send the wrapped gifts, with the blue or pink ornament attached, to the office by 12/5. 
    • Our next Family Night is coming up on Tuesday, December 6th.  Visit Gooey's American Grille in the Gateway Commons shopping center any time that day for dine-in or carry-out orders.  Be sure to mention JDE when you order and Gooey's will donate a portion of the proceeds to JDE.  Stay tuned for more family events in the New Year!

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Principal's Update

  • September 6, 2016
    Dear Jones Dairy Elementary Community,

    I am so proud of our students, staff, parents and entire school community for earning the grade of A+ on the North Carolina School Report Card for the 2015 – 2016 school year.  Only 3% of schools in North Carolina received an A+ grade (including charter schools). This can only happen when you have fantastic children, teachers, support personnel, parents and a supportive community.   Furthermore, it is also the result of everyone involved being genuinely invested in our children and what they represent to the future of this country.

    Schools throughout the state of North Carolina are graded based on end of grade test scores and student growth results. Please click the link below for more detailed information and to view other schools throughout the state.

    *It is important to note that there are legitimate concerns with the state’s school grading system.   For example, a school with lower proficiency rates, may be demonstrating positive growth results but because growth is less of a factor than overall proficiency, the school grade may not fairly represent the effort and accomplishments of the school staff, students and school community.


    Rob Bendel



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