J.R. Briggs Newsletter December 11, 2019

Holiday Help
Food In School Change (Until Further Notice)

As we grow more and more aware of the number of food allergies and sensitivities in our schools, we need to make sure our students wellbeing takes a front seat. With that being said, until an official policy comes to us from the District Policy Subcommittee, we will not have any food in school for celebrations (holiday parties, birthdays, etc...). I know the timing of this change is poor, especially considering that many food permission slips have already gone home and been returned, but this change is being applied district-wide as of this week.

I have no doubt that our teaching staff will still find many ways to celebrate the holidays (and the student accomplishments) creatively next week, even without food. Thank you for understanding.

Student Council News
JRB Performance News

The JRB Winter Concert will take place Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm in the JRB Cafetorium. Musicians and Singers are asked to arrive by 6:30 PM in concert attire. We will also have a school day performance for staff and students that morning.

Superintendent Search

The Meet and Greet with the finalists for Superintendent will be held on December 16, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Oakmont Regional High School David A Nims Library. Information for each finalist can be found at https://bit.ly/342DyeE

Extended Day

A printable Extended Day calendar for January is available by clicking here. Please return them as soon as possible.


Please don’t forget that we need your 5th graders' baby picture for the yearbook!

You can post at anytime by going to https://www.jrb-pta.org/yearbook to create or access your account then navigate to – Shared photos folder – 5th Grade Who is that Baby Folder. Do remember to tag your 5th grader to their photo but do not put their name in the caption, we don’t want to give anyone away.

Yearbook committee volunteers are needed!

If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Tiffani Sell at xsell515@gmail.com. We may have 1 quick meeting to center on this, however, all work that is needed can be done at home; the only requirement is a computer.

Mark Your Calendars
  • December 12- JRB Winter Concert- 7 PM
  • December 13- Playful Pajama Day
  • December 20- Snowy Sweater or Sweatshirt Day
  • December 23- January 1- Winter Break
The Annual Tree Lighting is now scheduled for the 13th.


Continue to follow us through our social media outlets. We love trying to show you what is going on at school as much as we can.

As always, please reach out to us if you need anything. We are readily available via email, so do not hesitate to click below.

Here, at JRB!