In 2015, approximately $2,900 was raised, enabling the PTA to award 4 scholarships in the amount of $725 each. There were 20 applications for 4 types of scholarships. All applicants were former John B. Dey students. The exception was for the Lois Whaley Scholarship that was awarded to a JBD teacher.
They all had exceptional resumes and outstanding grades point averages that made selecting the winners a difficult task. The applications were judged on the basis of scholastic achievement, participation in school and community activities and organizations, and written responses to several questions.
Show our JBD teachers and staff how much we appreciate them by supporting the Holiday Extravaganza!
1) Sign up to send or bring in a yummy treat on Monday, December 21 (or before 10am on Dec. 22) for a buffet in the teachers' lounge. Please drop it off in the Teachers' Lounge. Or, if your student brings it in, ask them to take it to the office.
2) Donate items by Dec. 21 for the JBD Staff Silent Auction: Starbucks gift cards, Target gift cards, mugs, school supplies, stickers, food, anything teachers and JBD staff might like! Bring to the front office by Monday, Dec. 21.
Out of the 3,187 entries from all Virginia Beach schools, JBD won the following : Literature: Emma E. 3rd place Musical Composition : Nathaniel Z. 2nd Place Visual Arts : Lydia S. 2nd Place Dance Choreography: Kelly S. 2nd Place
Current bylaws expire this winter. Membership will vote to adopt new bylaws at the October 22, 2015 General PTA meeting in the JBD Cafeteria before the Reflections Ceremony.
Registration for Fall after school programs is closed. Winter session registration opens online on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
The Gym will hold a photo booth, JBD tattoos, a rock wall, Just Dance, golf, bowling, signing of Field Day t-shirts and more. The grass between the gym and the mobile classrooms will be “Boot Camp,” a newly designed array of military style games and a fun obstacle course. The ball field and grass around it will be the “Olympics” and feature creative olympic style events as well as an ambulance and firetruck to climb on and explore.
8:20-9:50 AM Tosten, McGuire, Harvey (begin Boot Camp) ALL 2nd grade (begin in Gym) ALL 5th grade (Begin in Olympics)
10:00-11:30 (ALL 3rd grade) White, Violette, Cullen (begin in Gym) Nard, McArdle, Reed, Leep (begin in Olympics) Adamson (4), Richards (4), Layman (4) (begin in Boot Camp)
12:30-2:00 ALL 1st grade (begin in Olympics) PM Tosten, Harvey (begin in Gym) Kimpan (4), Johnson (4), LaPier (4) (begin in Boot Camp) Rain date: Wed June 17th
• No food/snacks/treats will be permitted/served on the field/gym. • All classes keep their usual lunchtimes but will not have Computer, Art, Music or PE that day. • Do not bring tents or coolers! The PTA will provide and set up tents and coolers in the fields for kids. • There are no water balloons or water guns.
Scholarship Funds Offered by John B. Dey PTA
John B. Dey PTA is proud to offer scholarships this year. Each scholarship is funded by proceeds from our Family Bingo Night. ** Applications can be found online at Scholarship Central at www.vbschools.com or in the office at John B. Dey.
"Hollywood Nights" Friday, April 17th 2 Shows Act 1: K-3rd at 5:30pm Act 2: 4th-5th at 7:00pm
If your child is invited to perform in the show they must attend the rehearsal on: Monday, April 13 (K-3)
Wednesday, April 15 (Gr 4 & 5)
Field Day Friday June 7 POSTPONED Will be held Monday June 10
The schedule will be the same and we will still be in need of volunteers to help with set up, work stations, and clean up. This is a really fun day for all of the students at JBD, but we can only make it happen with lots of volunteer help. Please consider helping even if you can only spare a couple of hours! If you have questions, please contact Justyn Ann Baxley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Day Schedule MORNING FIELD DAY: AM K, 1st Grade (Jansen, Tempest, Thomson & Callis), 3rd Grade (Reed, White, Violette) 4th, 5th Volunteer Time: 8:00-11:00am (Activity Time 8:55-10:55am)
2nd Place Musical Composition: 3 - 5: Timothy Anderson 3rd Place Photograhy K - 2: Billy Helps 3rd Place Photography 3 - 5: Caroline Holland Honorable Mention Literature K - 2 Jaden Davidson
Calling all JBD Families, Friends and Businesses! This, along with the Fall Festival on October 18th, is our main Fundraiser, allowing the PTA to provide our children with so many valuable programs throughout the year. Last year was a huge success, let's make this year even better! Click here for more information or print the cover letter and sponsor form immediately.
Become a Seagull Circle Fund Sponsor
We have extended our deadline until Oct. 17th!
Spirit Night Tuesday, October 14th 5 - 9pm Baker's Crust, Hilltop
PTA Reflections Program Entries Due Oct 1st - 8th
Reflections is an annual art contest sponsored by the National PTA and our local school PTA that encourages students in Pre-K through grade 12 to explore the arts by creating theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual art. Entries will be received between October 1st and 8th.
Click here for more information found on our website.
Destination Imagination Sign up by September 26th
Destination Imagination is an after school activity that is open to all grade levels, K-5. Students will take learning to the next level by using imagination
to solve problems in a hands-on creative, energetic,
environment. The Goal is to have fun
while learning and creating in a safe environment with a group of your
friends/peers, as you work together to solve the “challenge”.
Click here for more information found on our website or print the downloadable registration form today. Return registration form and checks, made payable to JBD PTA by September 26th.
Movie Family Fun Night Friday, September 19th, 6:30pm NOW SHOWING: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Bring blankets and plan to camp out on the cafeteria floor with your children while you enjoy a great movie! This is NOT a drop off event, parents must stay.
Doors open - 5:50pm Short PTA Meeting - 6:00pm Monsters University - 6:30pm (run time 1 hour 50 minutes)
Concessions will be sold Water: $ .50 Single Wrapper Twizzlers: 3 for $ .50 Popcorn: $1.00
Jo-Ann took on Innisbrook Gift Wrap Fundraiser and made it very successful this year. She’s always willing to volunteer her time and energy.
Kerry works hard with a smile on her face. She’s always willing to lend a helping hand and is an enthusiastic team member.
Laura took on the challenge creating our JBD Student Directory head on. She conquered this challenging task with a positive attitude.
November 2013: Jo-Ann Barreiro, Kerry Coleman & Laura Goldstein
Kelly ran the Fall Festival like a well oiled machine, it was a complete success because of her! She worked so hard for hours and hours and was super organized for it to be a complete success! Everyone left the FF with a smile on their faces!
Kevin took on the task of signing up sponsors for the Fall Festival! She completely blew the sponsorship away this year with her professionalism and positive energy!! She also volunteers many hours as our Secretary for the PTA!!
Michelle is new to our school and she took the Fall Festival head on!!! She too worked for hours and hours. Her positive attitude and energy made it so fun to be a volunteer and work for her!!
October 2013: Kelly McGraw, Kevin Moorehead, Michelle Perry
We Need Your Help
We are in need of volunteers to help with set up, work stations, and clean up. This is a really fun day for all of the students at JBD, but we can only make it happen with lots of volunteer help. Please consider helping even if you can only spare a couple of hours! If you have questions, please contact Justyn Ann Baxley at email@example.com
Field Day Schedule
MORNING FIELD DAY: AM K, 1st Grade (Jansen, Tempest, Thomson & Callis), 3rd Grade (Reed, White, Violette) 4th, 5th Volunteer Time ~ 8:00-11:00 a.m. (Activity Time 8:55-10:55 a.m.)
AFTERNOON FIELD DAY: PM K, 1st Grade (White, Jumper, Furst-Johnson), 2nd, 3rd Grade (Leep, McArdle, Nard, Leitzke) Volunteer Time ~ 11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (Activity Time 12:05-2:05 p.m.)
2013-14 at a Glance
May 5th - 9th - Teacher Appreciation Week 6th - Tuesday - Board Meeting 8th - Thursday 6:30 - Spring Performance/General Membership Meeting 26th - Monday - Memorial Day - School Closed
June 3rd - Tuesday 6:30 - End of Year Board Meeting 6th - Friday 5:00 - 5th Grade Beach Bash12th - Thursday 8:30am- Field Day 13th - Friday - Last Day of School
Beach Bash June 6th
Snow Make Up Days
March 31st - May 8th 20 minutes added to end of day * AM Kindergarten 8:10 - 11:30 * PM Kindergarten 11:40 - 3:00 * Grades 1 - 5 8:10 - 3:00 Saturday, April 26th
Volunteer Tea Wednesday, April 30th 9:30 - 10:30
All volunteers that have supported JBD throughout the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend the Volunteer Tea in the JBD Library. Enjoy light refreshment and a special show by the students with other fabulous JBD Volunteers!. Please RSVP on the Volunteer Webpage.
Krendl the Magician Friday, April 25th 6:30pm
Tickets now on sale! If you wish to save money by purchasing your tickets Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of this week, please place check or cash in sealed envelope with the following information: child’s name and grade, teacher’s name, and how many tickets you would like. On the outside of the envelope, label “KRENDL”. We will hold your tickets at “Will Call” at the front door of show. Ticket prices are as follows: $12 Golden Circle, $8 pre-purchase, $10 at the door.
It is our pleasure to recognize these volunteers for their hard work; a book has been donated to the library in their honor.
To be announced at Board Meeting March 11th.
Spirit Night Tuesday, April 8th 5 - 9pm Rita's 4640 Shore Drive Come support technology at JBD.
Spirit Days Wednesday, April 2 Autism Awareness Day: Wear Blue Tuesday, April 8 Military Appreciation Day: Wear Purple
March is Nutrition Month Let's Eat Our Fruits and Vegetables
Daily Eat a minimum of 2 fruits AND 2 vegetables from March 8 - 25, for at least 15 days, and earn a grapevine shoe tag. Click here for more information about the program. Return this COMPLETED Tally Sheet (legible please) by Wednesday, March 26th to your homeroom teacher.
Shamrock Final Mile Saturday, March 15th 11:00am
Join the 149 registered JBD Final Mile Runners or come to cheer them on!
Online registration ends March 11th. Packet Pick-Up, Friday, March 14th 12 - 9 pm is parent's responsibility. Click here for Mr. K's Final Mile Race Day Information.
Science Fair Tuesday, March 11th 6:30pm
The John B. Dey PTA Sponsored Science Fair is an exciting event that encourages students to think like young scientists. Click here for specific more information. All experiments should be turned in at the Gymnasium the day prior to Science Fair.
Click here for additional information for 2014 Science Fair Participants.
Bingo Family Night Friday, February 21st 6:30pm
Annual Pizza/Bingo Night!!!
This is a very popular event and all of the proceeds go toward scholarships for rising college students. Click here for more information.
Pastries for Parents February 13th
1st and 2nd grade classes are invited to bring their parents in to the cafeteria to enjoy a light pastry breakfast.
Fitness Night Tuesday, January 14th 6:30pm
It's a great family night to start the new year! Come participate in activities that are part of your child’s PE curriculum.
Some Health and Fitness Sessions provided by our Partners In Education!! Return Fitness Night Form by Friday January 10th.
Stories with A Twist Tuesday, February 4th 6:30pm
A Wild, Wacky Laugh out Loud Family Fun Show Special Guest Reader Ms. Joy
ASE - Mad Science Club Fall Session Thursdays, Oct 17 - Nov 21
NASA ACADEMY OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS!
Developed in cooperation with NASA, the Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. With unique hands-on activities, amazing demonstrations and fun educational take-homes, this is an experience that is truly out of this world!
New this year, the Fawn Shop will be open during school hours giving all students an opportunity to shop for loved ones. Elves will be on hand to assist children with their shopping. Each class will be given 15 minutes to shop; click here for the complete class schedule to see when your child will be shopping. Complete the Downloadable form to help your child plan their shopping trip to the Fawn Shop!
SCA Holiday Spirit Days
Monday, December 15th: Holiday Head Gear Tuesday, December 16th: Tacky Holiday Sweater Day Wednesday, December 17th: Sparkly Day Thursday, December 18th: Winter White-Out Day Friday, December 19th: Holiday Character Day
Red Ribbon Week October 28th - November 1st
Monday, October 28: Put a "cap" on drugs. Hat Day Tuesday, October 29: I'm too bright for drugs: Wear Bright Colors & Sunglasses Wednesday, October 30: "Sock" it to drugs. Crazy Sock Day Thursday, October 31: "Orange" you glad you are drug free? Orange Day Friday, November 1: Red Ribbon Day. Red Day
Dey-A-Log John B. Dey’s PTA newsletter is called the Dey-A-Log. This newsletter is distributed to all students and their families (approximately 765 copies) on a monthly basis throughout the school year. Designing the layout and editing the newsletter is a fun and creative job if you enjoy working on a computer. This volunteer position is active for the entire year, but is a job that can be done in the comfort of your own home. Some experience with desktop publishing software is helpful.
The layout program utilizes Microsoft Publisher (software provided by PTA). Digital copies of past newsletters for past school years are on CD-rom. Maintaining an email address that can receive file attachments is vital to this position. Specific duties include: scheduling the submission, draft, approval and distribution deadlines for each month: communicating with PTA committees and school personnel regarding articles for submission, design and layout of the newsletter; coordinating approval and final layout with PTA president and school principal, and attending monthly board meetings.
Holiday Breakfast This is a community event usually held in the morning the first week in December. In several of the past years it has been held in conjunction the Silent Auction. It is a fun, family morning at the school. Past breakfasts have involved a breakfast, a “kids-only shopping area, some type of craft activity and pictures with Santa. Event chairpersons are responsible for coordinating activities, and food with the cafeteria supervisor, school principal, PTA president, other event chairs (when applicable) and Cox High School and J.B. Dey 5th grade volunteers. They are also expected to attend monthly board meetings.
Silent Auction This is a fundraising event held either in the spring or in December. Chairpersons are responsible for soliciting contributions from school families and area businesses. Items are then displayed in a format for families to bid on the items. The highest bidders are awarded the items upon payment. Chairpersons are responsible for set-up and take down of the event, coordinating with other activities happening concurrently, determining checkout process, and thanking contributors in writing. Volunteers are utilized to monitor items during the bidding process, assist families in the checkout process and help with setup and teardown the day of the event. Attendance at board meetings is also expected.