James Madison Charter Academy
December 18, 2009 Dr. Anne Shearer -Shineman
Volume 4, Issue 6 Principal
Principal’s News Reminders:
I hope everyone enjoyed our holiday Snow boots are not part of the school
musical presentation this week. Mrs. uniform. Children may wear boots to
Sandstrom, Mrs. Bell, and the students school in inclement weather but
worked hard to delight you. Even with they need to bring “street” shoes to
two snow days, they came through with wear during the day.
a winner! Students may wear a t-shirt under
Contents As 2009 comes to a close, I wish you all their polo shirt but the t-shirt must
a safe and relaxing winter break. be white and if it is long-sleeved,
Principal’s News 1
Holidays provide an opportunity for the polo shirt must also be long-
quality family time as well as winter sleeved.
Upcoming Events 1
activities. Whatever your plans, enjoy Students need to be prepared to go
Volunteer Opportunities 1 your time with family and friends. outside every day for recess and
PE. They should bring their JMCA
sweater, coat, hat and mittens as
PTO News 2 needed to keep them warm.
Board News 2
Santa’s Holiday Store 2 THANKS FOR BUYING
POPCORN AND CANDLES
TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL!
Dec. 18 - END OF
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 OPPORTUNITIES!
For those of you who still need
Jan. 5 – Classes volunteer hours, here are a few ways
resume you may earn hours:
Jan. 7 – Report
Cards go Home - Help with carpool in the morning
or afternoon. You can accumulate
Jan. 18 – NO
an hour a week by helping us
SCHOOL – Martin
unload children in the morning.
Luther King Jr.
We can always use more helpers.
- Check the sticky note board near
Jan. 21 – BAAC the main office for current needs.
5:30 - Check with your child’s teacher
Jan. 21 – PTO 6:30 for classroom needs.
- Help supervise the lunchroom and
Jan. 25 Board lunch recess any day!
Other News Manifesto
Santa’s Holiday Store
Hopefully you all had an opportunity
to shop since we extended the store’s
hours due to the inclement weather.
Thanks to all who took time to shop
and purchase gifts at the Board of
Directors’ Holiday Store. We had lots
of goodies for students to buy for
their family and friends. A good time
PTO NEWS was had by shoppers and hosts.
PTO discussed ideas for fundraisers for
4th quarter. A family Valentine’s dance
is planned for February 12.
As always, we encourage everyone to
Absences attend our next PTO meeting on
Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Santa’s Express
When your child is
going to be absent, BAAC
please call 391-3977
BAAC is developing a survey to
before 9:00 a.m. This
determine the effect of a possible
allows us to verify
change in grade configuration in
District 3. They may move 6th
We appreciate your
graders to the junior highs.
cooperation in this
matter. Our next meeting is Thursday,
January 21 at 5:30 pm, prior to the
PTO meeting. We meet in Mrs.
Board of Directors Boden’s Room.
At its December meeting, the BOD
voted to begin a hot lunch program
James Madison in January. Informational packets
were sent home this week. We hope REPORT CARDS
all of our families will take
Colorado Springs, CO advantage of this wonderful GO HOME
80911 opportunity. We will continue to
Phone: have our popular Lunch Bunch on
(719) 391-3977 Fridays.
Fax: In addition, the school calendar has
(719) 391-1744 been altered. May 28 is no longer a
school day. Students will now have
a four-day weekend for Memorial
Day (Friday through Monday). Field
We’re on the Web!
Day will be moved to the last day of
Board of Directors
The next Board meeting:
Our future leaders Monday, January 25
in the making ... at 7:00 p.m.