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National Walk-or-Bike-to-School Day!

Wednesday October 6, 2021


Help celebrate physical fitness and a love for the environment by participating in National Walk-to-School Day!

Walkers enter the school through the SJLES Art Door at the rear of the building, and on October 6th they will be greeted by staff and PTA volunteers at the rear black top and receive a charm.

You can walk to school, from school or both to earn a charm. School begins at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. The building opens for students at 8:30am. All children must be accompanied by an adult until the school day begins. We encourage families who are driving closer to the school to park in the neighborhood behind the school and walk to the BACK of the school to receive your charm. Remember to park far enough away from the school, so that your student feels that he/she has earned that charm!

National Walk-to-School Day is a FUN way to flex our muscles, but we also want to be SAFE! Here’s some tips/suggestions on walking to school:

  • Contact a friend who lives within walking distance of the school to see if your parent can park at his/her house and you can walk from there. Better yet, walk with your friend!
  • If you choose to park on a side street and walk, please be sure that your vehicle is on the road and not on someone’s property. Please do not park on residential lawns.
  • Bikers count as walkers too! A bike rack is located just off the black top at the rear of the school.
  • WE WILL NOT HAVE A CROSSING GUARD FOR THIS EVENT, so if you live across the street from the school or wish to park in that neighborhood and walk over, please use the crosswalks.
  • Remember to enter SJLES through the back entrance (on Southview Road) where volunteers will be handing out charms! The PTA volunteers are not responsible for the children as we wait for the doors to open; adults are required to remain with their student(s) until the school day begins.
  • If you are only able to walk home from school, after your walk contact Sayli Moskowitz at with your child’s name and homeroom teacher, and we will make sure that student receives his or her charm.

Brought to you by the SJLES PTA Health & Wellness Committee. Questions? Contact Sayli Moskowitz at

Paint Night Registration Closes Friday 9/17

Spots are still available for all three Paint Nights! Each event runs from 6:00-7:00 PM:

  • For Kindergarten and 1st grade: Tuesday, 9/21 (Rain Date 9/28)
  • For 2nd and 3rd grade: Wednesday, 9/22 (Rain Date 9/29)
  • For 4th and 5th grade: Thursday, 9/23 (Rain Date 9/30)

*** Please note: You can sign students up for any night, even if it does not match their grade level. A different project will be offered each night. ***

To see each project, and to submit payment of $15 per painter, please visit our PTA store website. Spots are limited!

Registration will close THIS FRIDAY, September 17.

Box Tops (New Way to Earn)

Play the Box Tops Locker Game!

Since people have not been using the online app as much as anticipated this past year, Box Tops has a lot of extra money to give away to schools! Now through November 30, you can earn bonus rewards for the school with the “Unlock Brighter Futures” Locker Game sweepstakes. Using your Box Tops app, scan specially marked Box Tops products to receive a Locker Code. Enter your code in a special section of the app.

See this flyer for details on how to enter your codes, plus a few locker codes to get you started. Questions? Email Sayli Moskowitz at

Earn money for SJLES with Box Tops!

The Box Tops program is an easy way to earn money for our school! The new Box Tops online app makes it easier than ever. Simply download the app and use it to scan your receipts to earn the rewards! No more clipping is necessary. Learn more right here.

If you do come across unexpired physical Box Tops, you can still clip them and return them to the school (in a Ziploc bag). Any questions, email Sayli Moskowitz at

Back to School Picnic (Fri, Sept 10)

Back to School Picnic

Join us THIS FRIDAY, September 10 at 6:00 p.m., on the SJLES playground for an evening of family fun! Bring your own picnic dinner and blanket/chairs, dance along with a DJ, and meet other SJLES families! You’ll also have a chance to connect with some of the teachers and staff. See you there!

Connect with the PTA

Paint Night: Sept 21, 22, 23

Come Enjoy an Evening of Painting 

Students can follow along with step-by-step guidance to create their own acrylic masterpiece on canvas to bring home.  We will provide all the materials needed (paintbrushes, paint, canvas, etc).  Please dress in clothes that are okay for painting and/or bring your own smock.  The event will be held outside on the basketball court (next to the playground) and artists will be spaced 6 feet apart.  Hope you can join us for a fun and creative night!

6-7 PM – Three nights available:

  • Tuesday, September 21- for Kindergarten and 1st grade students
  • Wednesday, September 22 – for 2nd and 3rd grade students
  • Thursday, September 23 – for 4th and 5th grade students

(Rain Dates will be the following Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, and Thursday 30th)

Payment of $15 per painter can be made through our PTA store website.  Spots are limited so reserve your spot soon!  Registration will close Fri, Sept 17th.

Please arrive promptly between 5:45 – 6:00pm.  We are relying on natural light so we can’t delay the start of the lesson.  Parents, please plan to stay for the duration of the event.

What to bring (optional):

  • Smock
  • An old towel to sit on 

Join the 2021-2022 PTA

Becoming a member of the PTA does not mean you need to volunteer!  It simply means that you are donating to help enhance the school experience for all of the students. 

The PTA funds school-wide presentations, family fun events, teacher appreciation activities, and items needed by the teachers for their lessons and classrooms. 

It is $30 for two-parent households and $12 for one-parent households for the 2021-2022 school year.  (Or you can choose to donate more and receive a car magnet as a thank you.)  Visit our online Membership site to make your tax deductible donation.  Thank you for supporting SJLES!

Virtual PTA Meeting Wed, Sept 1 @ 8pm

Check out what is going on by popping into a virtual meeting.  They are through Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month at 8PM (* Please note the time change). This is a great way to get to know the SJLES community, connect with other parents, and give feedback to the wonderful team of Mr. Notari and Ms. Coleman.