Monthly Archives: May 2017

What does Jack & Jill mean to you?

  Each of us came to Jack & Jill for different reasons. Each of us experiences Jack & Jill differently.  I’m guessing that we would each be able to share something different that we appreciate about our Co-op experience.  Read on for highlights from a few of our board members.  Please write to newsletter to share about your Co-op experience! — Six years

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Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

Upcoming Parent Education Credit Opportunities: Appreciation Tea and Coffee hour for Grace Baptist Church            SUNDAY, MAY 21st 11:30 AM upstairs in the church reception area.     End of Year Picnic – SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD 10:00 AM-NOON Franklin Park 1201 S Puget Sound Ave, Tacoma WA 98405   Hello Friends- I can smell summer right around the corner. It’s

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Post-auction News

Hello Jack and Jill families! Thank you so much for supporting our school and making our fundraising auction a huge success. With your help, we raised over $22,000.        Tuition alone does not cover all of the operating expenses at Jack & Jill. That’s why fundraising is so important at our school and all of our fundraising comes in the form of

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A Word From Teacher Kim

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”  – A.A. Milne  The hardest part of a school year for me is the very end.  Saying goodbye to many families who are graduating and moving on is so bittersweet.  It is everything that we are working toward – helping our children grow and prepare for what comes next, and supporting

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Get out the vote!

Attention all members!  We need to hear from you.  Ballots for the 2017-2018 executive board were available at school this week.  Thank you to the members who filled out and returned ballots.  Unfortunately, we did not hear back from enough members to have a quorum.  Some might feel that it is unnecessary to cast a vote when there is only 1 name for a

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Summer Play Dates

School will soon be on break but the opportunities for fun and connection will continue. Please join us for play dates at the park throughout the summer. Park play dates are open to current member, new/incoming members, and outgoing/alumni members! Siblings are always welcome.  These are not official Jack & Jill Co-op or Bates events.  You are responsible for the safety of your own family and

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Group C updates

The last three weeks of school are bittersweet, but we are going to have as much fun as we can.  We have some days of note, so please refer to the following: ·         Friday, May 12 – Backwards Day.  Our schedule will be turned upside down, and the children are encouraged to dress accordingly. ·         Monday, May 15 – Encore Pajama Day.  By special

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From the president

This Monday (Group A and C) and Wednesday (Group B) our cooperative will be voting on our Executive Board for the 2017-18 school year. Per our governing rules this vote must occur, but we do have open positions still. The spot of President and Vice President are both open and will need to be filled as soon as possible. The vote will have a

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A word from our Bates Child Studies Instructor…

Hello Jack&Jill Families,  I would like to take this opportunity to give a big “THANK YOU” to the Jack & Jill 2016/2017 Board Members and Teacher. Thank you, board members, for the time and commitment you have put forth to make Jack & Jill a truly successful cooperative preschool. Your passion for your children and the knowledge you have brought to the board was

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Surveys & Elections

Ballets for the 2017-2018 Jack & Jill Co-op executive board and copies of our end of year 2016-2017 member survey will be available in the foyer this week.  Please pick up forms from, and return them to, your group leader.  Dates and times: Group A – Monday, 5/08, 9:45-11:15, Group C – Monday, 5/08, 12:15-2:45, and Group B – Wednesday, 5/10, 9:45-11:45.