Jackson Davis PTA

a website for the Jackson Davis Elementary School community

Jackson Davis PTA - a website for the Jackson Davis Elementary School community

Events and News

  • December 5 - Movie Night: Muppets Most Wanted; and Box Tops and Campbell’s labels due
  • December 9 – Dolphin Night Out at Barnes & Noble.  Teachers will be reading!
  • December 16 - JDES PTA board meeting.  Please join us before the 5th Grade Chorus performance.
  • January 14 - Dolphin Night Out at California Pizza Kitchen
  • January 20 – JDES PTA board meeting
  • January 26 - Dolphin Night Out at Chuck E. Cheese’s (5-8pm)
  • January 30 - BINGO Night


JDEPTA Upcoming Events 09-18-2014

>>  Dolphin Nights at Chick-fil-A  (1529 N. Parham)  Monday 09-22 to Friday 09-26

Week Long Fundraiser.  Join us at Chick-fil-a.  JDESPTA will receive 10% of sales proceeds when you mention that you are with Jackson Davis!  Dining room or Drive Through.

>>  St. Mary’s for Kids Race and School Participation Program

Davis Dolphins…Come out and race on September 28th!  The top five schools with the most registered participants will receive funds to be used for their school fitness programs.  This is a one mile run.  Make sure to put your school name in when you register.   http://www.shortpumprace1.com/  Registration ends 09-22-2014!

>> September 25th!  Remember this is a half day for students!

A Welcome Message from our President.

Welcome to the 2014 – 2015 school year where “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”!  As always, it is so important to join and volunteer for our PTA.  Did you know that the PTA buys our students homework agendas?  Did you know that the rock walls on the playgrounds were paid for by PTA fundraisers?  Did you know that the PTA plans, promotes and puts on ALL of the events listed in the first paragraph?  Did you know that the PTA has bought iPads and Promethian equipment for our children’s classrooms?  Did you know that the PTA hosts several meals throughout the year for our teachers and staff to show them how much we appreciate what they do?  Did you know that the PTA is YOU??!!!  That’s right!!!  Without your membership and commitment to volunteer, we would be able to do NONE of these things.  Please join the PTA.  It is $5 VERY well spent!!!  Our goal is to have 100% membership in 2014-15.  To do this every student must have an adult join.  This means if you have 3 children, then 3 adults should join the PTA.  Grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles… anyone!… is welcome to join and support our school community.  Be aware that just by joining our PTA, you are not committing yourself to volunteering.  Your membership alone is a huge support!  However, we ask you to please consider giving your time.  A PTA Information Form will come home in the next few weeks, please sign up!
This year the JDES PTA has so much fun planned for our Dolphin families.  Our Second Annual Variety Show will be in November.  Get your act ready!  The Reflections contest will get underway soon.  Contest entries will be due before Thanksgiving.  The Reflections theme this year is “The world would be a better place if…”.  This contest is an excellent opportunity for your child to share his or her talents in writing, art, videography, dance and more!  We will also host International Night in February and Art Night in March, along with …  .  After School Enrichment sign ups will be held before the end of September.  Please be on the look out for registration information to come home in your child’s blue folder.  Again, this year the PTA will be having the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library both in the Fall and in the Spring.  This sale usually coincides with Parent – Teacher Conferences.  Our popular Spring Carnival and Silent Auction will be back, as well, to kick off warm weather and the approaching 2015 summer vacation.  This is a great time for our children to have fun with their friends and classmates and for parents and family members to visit with each other and JDES teachers and staff.  Finally, be on the look out for Dolphin Night Out information in your child’s folder, too.  These are fun and easy ways to enjoy dinner out and support Jackson Davis.
Two primary opportunities to raise money for PTA sponsored projects are being offered this year, as well.  For the 5th year in a row, the Dolphin Fund will be available for you to make donations directly to Jackson Davis PTA.  These funds will be used for general instructional materials.  Checks should be made to Jackson Davis ES PTA.  Also, Great American Fundraising will be back after several years with sales opportunities.  Instructions, dates and catalogues will be coming home with students on October 1 after an energizing assembly for our students that day at school.  Proceeds from these sales will be used for outdoor updates and equipment.  All families are welcome to include family, friends, coworkers and neighbors in either or both of these fundraisers.
If you have questions or would like more information, Board members names and positions are listed on the website under “ PTA Info” then “Board Members”.  Feel free to contact the office and leave us a message or send us an email at jdespta@gmail.com.  Thank you!!!

Come Join Us for the JDESPTA Carnival!

Come join this fun afternoon at Jackson Davis! Pizza Express, Chick Fil A sandwiches, King of Pops, popcorn, cotton candy, drinks, chips and loads of fun for the kids on inflatables, carnival games and much more!

All proceeds help support the students and teachers of Jackson Davis.

This Friday, April 25th is the 2014 JDES PTA Spring Carnival & Silent Auction Both events will be held at Jackson Davis from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Carnival will be outside on the big field adjacent to the front parking lot, and the Silent Auction will be held in the school cafeteria.


Please remember to buy your tickets & wristbands this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before school in the cafeteria from 7:50 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. They will be available at the carnival as well at a slightly increased price.


We also need your help to make the Cake Walk a success! Please bring in donations of cakes, pies, and individually wrapped baked goods Friday morning to the cafeteria beginning at 7:50 a.m. and all day in the office.


Please donate 2 Liter soda bottles of any flavor for the hugely popular “Soda Toss Game”. Students can bring the 2 liters to their teachers in exchange for one carnival ticket.


Join us for the Jackson Davis PTA Board Social!

Join us for our first Jackson Davis PTA Board Social!

This is an informal chat about what our PTA board does and how you can get involved. These things mean so much to our students.

Here are just a few things your PTA coordinates and sponsors: Carnival, Art Night, International Night, Bingo, Box Tops, Room Parents, Variety Show, Yearbook, Spirit Wear, Silent Auction, Resources for leveled book rooms and technology, After School Enrichment, Teacher Appreciation, Hospitality and more…

Join us March 31st 6:30-8PM at the Tuckahoe Library 1901 Starling Drive. Refreshments provided.

Jump Rope for the Heart – Volunteer Today!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 

  1. Click the link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot – http://vols.pt/QPkLBC
  2. Enter your email address - You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot
  3. Sign up - Choose your spots.  VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually


Amanda Palmer, JDES PTA President


Join us for International Night Friday, January 17th, 6-8pm!

The JDES PTA invites you to join us this Friday, January 17th from 6-8pm for International Night!  This fun family event features 12 countries hosting booths with music, food samples, traditional clothing, and much more.  Every child that completes a passport after visiting the countries will be entered in a Raffle for a gift certificate to local restaurants.  The entrance fee is only $2 per person and can be paid at the door.  See you there!

Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels are due Friday!

Box Tops/Campbell’s Labels are due Friday,
December 6th for the next contest.  Please remember to label the
baggie/envelope with your child’s name, teacher’s name and grade.  The class
with the most turned in will get Krispy Kreme Donut party.  The 2nd place
class will get a popcorn party.  Please check expiration dates and trim Box
Tops/Campbell’s labels.

Thanks for supporting Jackson Davis!!!