Originally delivered on 11/12/2020 6:27 pm


November 2020 Newsletter

Greetings Family! 

We've had a bit of an exciting time since our A/B schedule transition plan went into effect! We hope our Dennis Families didn't have to go long without power, and that everyone was able to stay safe during the ice storm and subsequent recovery days.

We expect new challenges to navigate as everyone gets their footing with the A/B schedule; teachers, parents and kids alike. If you have a concern, idea or question, please do not hesitate to reach out. In the meantime, below are highlights and links to news for our Dennis Dolphin Community this month. Hope to see you at the PTO meeting Dec. 1st! THANK YOU Dennis Dolphins - for doing all you do!

- Help Us Help the Children -


During the holiday season, James L Dennis Elementary adopts children in need through the Putnam City Schools CareShare program. Please help us purchase needed items and small gifts for the 12 children our school adopted as a whole. Due to Covid-19 it was decided the safest way to fill needs for these children would be to collect monetary donations and task our PTO to do the shopping. We aim to donate a combination of clothing and toys to each child, and have a goal of raising $960 to help make that happen. 

Please help us make the holidays special for these children. 

Donate online at www.jldpto.com, through the PTO app -or- you can send cash or checks (made out to “JLD PTO”) to the school in an envelope labeled as “CareShare”. Donations accepted thru Dec. 1st. 

Together, we can bring joy to children-in-need; children who would otherwise have nothing to unwrap on Christmas morning.





We have 1 member meeting each quarter. We would love to hear from you & see you there! AS A BONUS, when you attend... your name is entered into a gift-card door prize drawing! (Winner announced at the end of the meeting). Zoom Meeting invite and password will be shared via email -and- on our Facebook page before the meeting. 

*Meeting minutes, agendas and more can be found under the "documents" tab on our website at  www.jldpto.com


2nd Semester - Enrollment Notice

"Your student will automatically be enrolled in the traditional in-person learning path unless you opt-out at www.putnamcityschools.org/s2 by

 Friday November 20th, 2020. 

Traditional in-person learning is currently an A/B schedule. The schedule is subject to change at any given time in the semester. In-person learning may be five days a week, an A/B schedule, or full Distance Learning based on COVID protocols. The opt-out option is Putnam City School-at-Home."

 Please see the remaining details about Putnam City School-at-Home in the full email HERE.

Return To Campus - Key Safety Protocols

Check out the JLD "Return to Campus - Key Safety Protocols". Click the link to see in full resolution/ full screen. 

Don't Forget: Students can not be dropped off earlier than 8am. No visitors are allowed in the building at this time, and both the front and back loop are open for drop off in the AM.

2020-2021 JLD Teacher & Staff Favorites

Every year we try to help fellow parents by collecting information about the "favorites" of our Teachers and Staff at Dennis. Staff and Teachers favorite colors, flowers, Sonic drink etc. is available on the list HERE!Or, just click the picture to download the file

Dennis Logo Face Masks

Adult and Youth sizes available in 4 different patterns! Price: $10 each. Available to order in the JLD PTO Store on our website & app only!

*Masks are made to order monthly with our vendor. Monthly order cut-off date is the 8th, to ensure your mask can be fulfilled and delivered by end of that same month. (Orders received after the 8th will be processed with the following month's cutoffand delivery.

Orders will be delivered via backpack mail (sent home with your student). Click the image -or- click "login" at www.jldpto.com to access the order forms.

Dennis T-Shirts ~ LAST CHANCE!

Don't miss your last chance to get a 2020-2021 Dennis crew neck T-shirt! Order before the 2nd week of January 2021 to guarantee you won't miss out! Available to order in the JLD PTO Store on our website & app only! 

Blue or Grey colors available in both Youth and Adult sizes. Youth Shirts: $15 each . Adult Shirts: $17 -to- $20 (depending on size selection.)

*Shirts are printed to order. Shirt orders received between 10/22 and January's cut-off date will be sent home with students (delivered via backpack mail). Click the image -or- click "login" at www.jldpto.com to access the order forms.

Putnam City Schools - 1st Day Back On-Site (Social Media Post Oct. 26th, 2020)

Check out the Putnam City Schools social media post from the first day back of on-site classes. Dennis had a couple cameos! Below is a picture of Mrs. Fairsheets' room. Click the picture, or click HERE to see the post in full.

Mrs. Fairsheet's Class Oct. 26th, 2020 (!st Day for A Schedule)
Click Here to Make JLD your Amazon Smile Charity
Download the Box Tops App, Scan receipts, and earn FREE MONEY for our school!

No problem! Make sure you have a Box Tops account. Then, forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email that's associated with your BTFE account!  


The classroom with the most boxtops will get a sno-cone party at the end of the year! You can tag your receipts in the app with your teacher's name to count towards your child's classroom! (See the "Give Credit" video below).

You can also submit clipped box tops, as long as they are still in date. (It's a totally valid double-credit if you both clip  & scan your receipt on the app! Win - Win!!) Your child can turn any clipped boxtops to their teacher. Please turn in all clipped boxtops to the school by the 2nd week of February. 

How to "Give Credit" to your Child's Classroom within the BoxTops App
How to Tag Reciepts for a Class

We value all our partners in education and want to thank Mosquito Joe for sponsoring James L Dennis Elementary car-rider tags this year. If you haven't heard of them or have but just haven't tried them yet, CLICK THE LOGO TO LEARN MORE! 

Don't Forget to Register/Re-verify your info with Membership Toolkit

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 how parents and guardians can access the School Directory, School Store, our Calendar of Events, Volunteer Signups, and much more!! Plus, 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).