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Register for the School Play

Whether your child loves to act, has a talent for art, or just wants to be included in an incredible experience, there’s something for everyone: backstage crew, costume and props crew, set design crew, publicity crew, chorus members, and actors.  Read about each position and help your child decide the best way to participate. This year Jamestown students will perform a baseball-themed musical production with a musical welcome by kindergarten students.

See Play News! (includes Registration Forms)

 

After School Enrichment Registration Opens 9/23

The Fall Enrichment Program will open for registration on Monday, September 23rd.  Please see the registration packet for more details on the offered programs and how to register. For programs where links to online registration have been provided, please use those links to register your child online. For programs that require registration through Jamestown Enrichment, please complete one registration form (found in the packet) for each child and each activity for which you wish to register.

Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration will begin on September 23rd and close on Friday, September 27th at 5pm.  Registrations received after that time may not be accepted unless a program has not reached its minimum requirement.

Fall Enrichment Coming Soon

The Fall Enrichment Program will open for registration on Monday, September 23rd. The schedule below shows each program’s grade eligibility and cost. Please be on the lookout for more details and registration information.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No class-Oct 14, Nov 11 No class-Nov 5, Dec 10 No class-Oct 23, Oct 27 No class-Oct 10, Nov 28 No class-Oct 11, Nov 29
ExperimentamaniaK-5

 

Chess ClubK-5

$108

CheerleadingK-5

$90

Drama – Kingdoms and CastlesK-2

$100

Piano Keys 4 KidsK-4

$150

Let’s Be CreativeK-3

$185

Storytime Yoga1-3

$100

WeDo RoboticsK-3

$195

Sports SpectacularK-2

$90

One on One BasketballK-2

$80

Hip-Hop DanceK-5

$165

Scrapbooking3-5

$180

Guitar Club2-5

$100

Go Long Flag Football3-5

$90

(Hula) Hoop Dance1-5

$165

Magic1-4

$100

Brain Busters3-5

$90

Mobile Robotics4-5

$195

Animal PlanetK-2

$90

 

NEW Google Group for Families Attending the New Elementary School in 2015

A parent at Taylor has created a Google Group for families who will be attending the new elementary school on the Williamsburg campus in 2015 to converse with each other.  If your children will be attending the new school in 2015 and you would like to join this group, please go to https://groups.google.com/d/forum/arlington-es1-parent-group.  Please note that this is not an official APS or Jamestown PTA communication channel and the Jamestown PTA will not be monitoring the group to ensure accurate, unbiased information is communicated.  This is simply an informal way for parents to begin to form a community and converse about issues related to the new school.

Draft PTA Budget

Now is the time to provide feedback on the PTA budget for the 2013-2014 school year!  Please join us for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 in the library where we will be reviewing and voting on a draft budget.  The budget calls for the PTA to make $74,150 from fundraising in order to fund programs for next year and also allows for an additional $11,270 in one-time spending as a result of this year’s surplus.  You may review a copy here and send any comments to feedback@jamestownpta.org in advance.

Take the Jamestown PTA Survey on the APS Budget

The County Board and the School Board met in November 2012 to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 2013. At that time, the County Manager estimated that revenue growth would slow to approximately 1% for next year. Based on this level of revenue growth, Arlington Public Schools (APS) estimates a shortfall of approximately $23.5 million for continuing services only, including funding for the projected increase in enrollment and a pay step increase for APS employees. Without a pay step increase, the shortfall is expected to be $16.3 million.

The Jamestown PTA would like to know what choices parents would make in closing the budget gap in order to influence the School Board and County Board’s decision making process in a way that best serves our community. Please click here to participate in an online, 6-question survey.

Through Friday, February 1, you may also use an online budgeting tool supplied by APS to develop and recommend a budget plan.  This tool may be found at http://budgetproposal.apsva.us/MyApps/index.htm.

This survey is open only to Jamestown parents.  If you are not a Jamestown parent and would like to read the survey, please click here.

Art Class Added to Winter/Spring Enrichment

Perception Art (a drawing, painting, and collage class) has been added to the Enrichment Schedule.  The class will be held on Mondays, beginning FEBRUARY 4th. Enrollment can be completed through the PTA at Jamestown.enrichment2012@gmail.com.  The cost of the class will be $235.  It will be 10 weeks (ending April 23rd) and excludes March 25th and April 1st.  Payment for the class is due to the vendor, Rosalind Fellman, on the first day of class.

Update on PTA Meeting and Resolution Endorsing the New Elementary School

School Board member, Noah Simon, attended our PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 8 to field questions and listen to feedback from our community.  The PTA also considered whether to adopt a proposed Resolution Endorsing Building of the New Elementary School on the Williamsburg Campus.  The third point was stricken from the proposed resolution, because many parents attending the meeting felt that Arlington Public Schools did not engage “in an extensive community process to plan the most feasible locations for construction of new space based on a range of relevant factors.”  Parents cited a lack of community involvement on the site selection, insufficient evaluation of alternatives (eg, Madison Center, Reed Center, relocating ATS), and late evaluation of traffic and other impacts (eg, not until being deep into the design process for the building).  Still, enough parents felt it was important to express our support of building to alleviate overcrowding that the PTA voted to adopt a modified version of the resolution.