Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Scholastic Update

Thank you to all of the Jack and Jill families that purchased and donated at the Scholastic book fair in October. We raised $726.  A portion of these sales allows for Teacher Kim to make book purchases to support the classroom! Thank you also for your donations, we were able to donate a book to Toys for Tots that Scholastic will also match.  Please

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Parent Education Credit update

Hello Jack-N-Jill Families! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Tacoma. It’s cooler, the rains have begun in earnest, and another successful Jack-N-Jill Trunk or Treat is in the books. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it a great event. Despite having the entire event inside we saw some fantastic costumes: goblins and princesses- and those were just the adults. The

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Jack & Jill Contact Updates

Jack & Jill has created new email addresses.  The new accounts are tied to our domain name.  Note that a brand new account has been created for Scholastic book club and reading club.  Please update your address books and handbooks.  Old accounts will be forwarded to the new addresses for a time but will be deleted in time.  Thank you. President     president@jacknjill.org Vice

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A Page From the Jack & Jill Bookclub

The book this month is Kitchen Confidential.  The group had discussed doing something food related.  Kirsty has offered to host a potluck, or if we are too busy, we could just meet at a restaurant.  What do you think?  What dates work for you?  Members interested in participating in this month’s book discussion are asked to complete a doodle poll to determine the date

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November Fundraising News

Happy November Everyone! We would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in our Blue Mouse Takeover on Saturday.  We had a great turnout!  We hope that you all enjoyed the movie as well as spending time with your family AND our Jack & Jill community.  We would love to receive some feedback from members on whether this is a takeover event that you

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A word from Teacher Kim

What to Do When Children Don’t Comply We all have those days when it seems nothing we do seems to work. It often seems as if our children refuse to follow our instructions, act out and frustrate us in many ways, and no matter what techniques we use to motivate them, nothing seems to work. We should begin by examining the various and most

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From the president

Hello Jack & Jill Families! Two months of cooperative preschool are in the books, our kids are forming connections, we as parents are too. I hope that you are seeing the benefits of being involved with your kid’s class. Preschool is so much more than education; it is exploration, testing boundaries, developing trusting relationships, and forming friendships. I have recognized a rhythm in my

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You gotta struggle in order to have it. . .

You gotta struggle in order to have it. . . Courage, that is. And these early years are the years to nurture courage in your children. To be courageous does not mean you are without fear; it means that you persist in spite of the fear. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue

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