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Jay Shideler students had a blast at their Outdoor Ed field trip this week!

Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Fifth graders are in for a real treat this week as they venture to Auburn-Washburn’s outdoor education campus for their “Fifth Dimension” field trip. Not only will they have fun exploring in nature, they’ll learn important life skills related to:

🧭 Compasses, maps, and orienteering.
🐾 Identifying animals by tracks and scat.
🔍 Pond water organisms and life cycles.
🐢 The flow of energy through producers, consumers, scavengers, and decomposers.

Shout-out to the staff at Outdoor Environmental Lab for the incredible work they do to educate our youth about the importance of our ecosystem!

Don't forget to order your 2023-2024 JSE Spiritwear! The store closes on September 24th.

Jay Shideler Picture Day is Monday, October 2!

Planning a visit to the pumpkin patch? Visit Berry Hill Pumpkin Patch and mention the JSE PTO to send 20% of all pumpkin sales back to Jay Shideler! Opening weekend starts September 23rd!

The Blue Themed Student Spirit Cart was such a success today! Thank you again for helping us meet our Boosterthon goal!

Hello from the Jay Shideler PTO!

In years past you have been given a paper form to see volunteer opportunities throughout the year and express interest. In lieu of a paper form we're asking parents to complete a Google Form expressing interest. Please take a minute to complete and submit. You only need to submit one per child you have at Jay Shideler. Thanks for your help with this!

Jay Shideler Elementary PTO 2023-2024 Volunteer Request Form
There are many PTO volunteer opportunities available at Jay Shideler. Some are one-time events that are short term while others are ongoing throughout the school year. Please complete this form by September 30th. Thank you!

We made our Boosterthon goal!! Help us celebrate with a "BLUE OUT" day on Monday, September 18th! Wear your JSE BLUE and celebrate with a special BLUE treat from the student spirit cart!

A big thank you to the Mergan and Martin families for sponsoring our first JSE Staff Spirit Cart of the year! What a great way to end the week for our teachers!


On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, the 12th annual Kansas Book Festival will take place at Washburn University, hosted by the Mabee Library. The 2023 Festival will bring an amazing lineup of 50 authors. Their presentations cover fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s fiction. The festival will also feature outdoor performances, a book-art exhibit, food trucks, and exhibitor tents with 35 publishers, nonprofits, and individual authors.