Originally delivered on 9/14/2020 1:22 pm

SUBJECT: JLD Newsletter - September 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Family! Below are highlights and links to news for our Dennis Dolphin Community this month. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out anytime! Thank You, - JLD PTO

Dolphin News - From The Principal

Click HERE to see the "Dolphin News" Sept.14-18th Edition Newsletter from Mrs.White!

Direct Link: https://www.smore.com/wbu5h

First Day of School Slideshow #JLDfromHome

Check Out our First Day of School Slideshow! These are pictures of students on their First Day of School via Distance Learning for 2020. All pictures were shared by our Dennis Families on Facebook using  #JLDfromHome.

Direct Link: https://business.facebook.com/jldpto/videos/367450550927286/

Don't Forget to Register (or re-verify) your info with JLD PTO Membership Toolkit Website & Download the App!

Please be sure to register (or re-verify your account information) in Membership Toolkit so you don't miss out on any important updates and messages from the JLD PTO. You can visit our website www.jldpto.com anytime and click the "login" tab to access our Membership Toolkit portal. 

What is this Membership Toolkit? - It's a secure, automated system that allows the PTO to stay in touch with our members through e-mail (and push notifications if you download the app).PLUS -  It's how parents can access the School Directory, School Store, our Calendar of Events, Volunteer Signups, and much more!! Step-by-step instructions for signing up is available on our homepage!

Dennis T-Shirts Available Online Only

Check out the 2020-2021 T-shirt available now in the JLD PTO Store on the website and app! Shirts are printed to order. (There will be 3 "order by dates". To get your shirt during the first pickup, order by Sept. 17th!) 


Students can still check out books from the Dennis Library and pick them up Curb-side at the school! Instructions on how, along with pick up times are summarized below. (Full how-to instructions slides can be found in SeeSaw.) A big thank you to our librarian, Mrs. Williams!


How to Check Out a Library Book from Dennis During Distance Learning
JLD PTO - 1st Quarter Meeting

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the first quarterly JLD PTO Member Meeting via Zoom this week! Meeting Minutes are available under the "documents" tab on our website at www.jldpto.com. There's lots of great documents, links and references available on that page, including copies of any inserts and digital newsletters like this! 

WINNER - Katie Harless!

As a THANK YOU for attending, we give away a gift card during each of our JLD PTO Member Meetings. Congratulations to Katie Harless for winning the Manhattan OKC giftcard door prize! We hope more of you can join us at the next JLD PTO quarterly meeting on November 3rd! 

Thank you to The Manhattan OKC for their donation, and Disty Simpson for being an awesome Ambassador!

Be sure to turn "ON" the AmazonSmile setting on your smartphone!

We recently discovered that after you register your amazonSmile account with James L Dennis Elementary, you may still have to turn the "AmazonSmile" setting to "on" from your phone app. This ensures purchases made from your phone apply for your chosen charity! See the steps below for help. 

AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon, but allows .05% of purchases to be donated to the charity of your choice! AND - You can now choose James L Dennis Elementary as your charity! See HERE

Click Here to Make JLD your Amazon Smile Charity

Download the Box Tops App, Scan reciepts and Earn Free Money for our school! You can also tag your reciepts in the app with your teacher's name to count towards your child's classroom! (See the "Give Credit" video below).The classroom with the most boxtops earned will win a sno-cone party at the end of the year! 

Are you only doing delivery or pick up with your groceries? No problem! See steps below for how to submit digital reciepts - or- click HERE to visit the webpage for full details. 

*NOTE: We can still accept/submit clipped box tops, as long as they are still in date. Feel free to keep clipping any boxtops you see as well. (It's a totally valid double-credit if you both clip  & scan your reciept on the app! Win - Win!!)

How To Scan Reciepts
How to Tag Reciepts for a Class

We value all our partners in education and want to thank Mosquito Joe for sponsoring the car-rider tags this year. If you haven't heard of them or have but just haven't tried them yet, cash in on this $49.99 First Treatment deal!