January Newsletter 2018

The Jie Ming PTA Newsletter contains details about our next meeting, an events calendar, and information on how to get involved in the school community. Contact us: info@jiemingpta.org


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Boxtops for Education

Jie Ming families turned in 653 boxtops, raising $65.30 for the school. The PTA will submit another batch at the end of January. Keep sending them to school.

Have your child put the Box Tops in the plastic containers in their classrooms labeled Box Tops. Thanks for your support of this program to benefit our students! Tricia Lawrence & Tim Kidder

Amazon shopper?

Up to 2.5% of all your purchases can go to Jie Ming PTA.

  1. Go to konstella.com/amazon
  2. Set Jie Ming Mandarin Academy as your charity for smile.amazon.com

Amazon smilewill donate 0.5% of your purchase to Jie Ming PTA. Konstella will donate another 2%, but you have to use the Konstella link. Bookmark it today!


Next PTA General Meeting

When: Thursday, January 25, at 6p

Where: Jie Ming Cafeteria

Topic: Highland Park Middle School Mandarin Immersion Program

Our next PTA meeting will focus on how the first year has been for Jie Ming alums at Highland Park Middle School. Staff, parents, and students will be at our meeting to talk about how the year is going and answer questions.

Recruiting New Families

School choice season is upon us. A larger student body means more resources are allocated to our school. You can help.

  • Tell friends about Jie Ming.
  • Invite them to the school choice fair.
  • Volunteer at the school choice fair.

Middle School Open House

Highland Park Middle School is the pathway for continuing with Mandarin immersion within SPPS district. Last fall our first class of Jie Ming students made the transition to HPMS. Families considering HPMS for 6th grade are encouraged to attend Showcase night on January 11th from 6p to 8p.

Chinese New Year Performance

The Chinese New Year Committee will have a kickoff meeting Saturday December 9, at 1pm at Merriam Park Library. The kids and teachers are already practicing their performance. The CNY Committee will be busy coordinating costumes, programs, food and other logistics. It takes a big team to make this event happen. If you can help, please go to Konstella. If you want to help (without joining the committee), please email or call Hue Soo cny@jiemingpta.org


Share your testimonial

How did you choose Jie Ming?

What about Jie Ming makes it a great school for your child?

Your parent testimonial is a powerful way to help us market our program to prospective parents. Please take a few minutes to share why you love Jie Ming. Email your story to Lily Shaw at stories@jiemingpta.org.

PTA Membership

Being a PTA member is an easy way to connect with parents and teachers and support our school. Dues are only $10, with no obligations.

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear can be purchased at PTA events and on the PTA website. On Fridays ONLY, Spirit wear can be worn in place of the school uniform. Youth and adult sizes available.

Order Spirit Wear today


Save this year's memories with a yearbook for only $13.05. Big improvements this year with a new vendor:

  • More pages! 36 versus 24 last year
  • 2 custom pages for your book alone - upload your own photos and memories
  • Better quality book!

Follow this link to easily order online: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015039302923731

Uniform Policy

When warmth trumps fashion it is easy to let uniform requirements slip. A gentle reminder to make sure you child's outerwear in the classroom (shirt, sweater, sweatshirt) has a Jie Ming logo on it. Alternatively, kids can wear a long sleeve undershirt. Help our teachers by keeping your child in uniform. Full uniform policy is available here.

Read-a-thon is coming ...

... in early March. Amazing prizes! Fame! Glory! Empowered readers devouring books around every corner. It is fabulous.