New JAMS Science Magnet T-Shirts Now Available

Rep the new logo! Students should bring their receipt to Ms. Jurewicz in Room 70 to pickup your purchase.

Also available for purchase at Cafecito at JAMS on Friday’s!

JSM T-Shirt
12.00
Size:
Add To Cart
JSM Baseball Jersey
15.00
Size:
Add To Cart

Fall Welcome

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6th Grade Catalina Trip

Friday 8/31 @ 10am: Trip registration and online sales open
Thursday 9/13: Back to School Night: Catalina and 6th grade science magnet informational meeting (parent event but kids ok if necessary)

The sixth grade science classes have the opportunity to attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute the weekend of October 26 - 28, 2018.  The Catalina Island Marine Institute is a science camp located in Toyon Bay on Catalina Island.  Programs at the camp include snorkeling, island hikes, oceanography, marine biology, and various other field activities. Each group is lead by a trained CIMI instructor and assisted by a school chaperone.

$335/student (includes transportation, activities)

Spaces are limited! To reserve a space, sign up and pay online with a deposit, partial deposit, or a full payment. The full amount is due 10/12. For students in need, we offer partial scholarships or payment plans.

Sign-ups will be live here:
https://jamssciencemagnet.org/catalina

Magnet requirements will be discussed in class and any questions should be directed to your childs teacher.

(The 9/6 Science Magnet Parent Info Meeting has been rescheduled during the Catalina Meeting)


RoboVikings

Applications Due This Wednesday 5pm
After another successful year, the RoboVikings are seeking 7th and 8th graders for the 2018-2019 First Tech Challenge season. No experience is necessary to join, and there are a variety of roles for team participants: building, 3D design, coding, marketing, fundraising and team organization. 

A serious commitment is expected, with team meetings Fridays after school from 3pm - 5pm and most Saturday mornings from 8:30am - 11:00am, along with additional potential practices as the team heads into competition season (December 2018 - Spring 2019, depending on how far the team advances). If you are an incoming 7th or 8th grader with interest in joining the team, please fill out the application form below.

Apply Now

More Info


Seminars

For more info go to Mr. Avedians page:

https://sites.google.com/site/6thgradescienceenrichment/seminars?pli= 
2018-2019 Round 1 Seminars list

Once you have decided which seminars you'd like to sign up for, use the link for the Round 1 Seminars Signup Form to signup online. You will have until this Friday to signup or until full, after which the online signup window will close and students will then have to sign up in person for any seminars with space left. 6th grade families, we appreciate your enthusiasm! 6th grade students who received credit for coming to the Science Camp two weeks ago will NOT be put into a seminar most likely until the new year. Summer Institute students already have 2 credits and are ahead of the game.
 


The JAMS Science Magnet Board has the following open positions

•Secretary (It's fun!)
•6th Grade Reps (New families welcome)
•Japan Exchange (We need you to make the trip happen!)

7th/8th Grade Summer Institute

August 13th - 17th
8:30AM-2:30PM

Hello JAMS Science Magnet Families,

7th & 8th Grade Summer Institute begins tomorrow, and we look forward to seeing you there. 

Students should arrive a little early on their first day to find their schedules. Class assignments will be posted outside of room 72.


Supplies Needed

7th Graders - A 3 ring binder with 5 dividers, paper, and pencils.
8th Graders - A pencil.


Lunches

Lunch is included on the days that students are at JAMS, but is not included when the students are out on field trips. Students are welcome to bring their own meals if desired. Lunch is served at 11:54.

All lunches include Salad as well as Apples, Granola Bars and Fruit Roll-Ups as snacks. Water is available as well.

  • Monday - Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni) from The Slice
  • Tuesday - Pasta (Marinara, Chicken Alfredo or Broccoli & Butter) from Classic
  • Wednesday & Thursday - Chicken Strips & Potato Wedges from Bob's Market (for students NOT on the field trip that day)
  • Friday - Beef Taquitos, Chicken Flautas, Cheese Enchiladas, Rice & Beans from Campos

Field Trips

Incoming 8th graders will go on a field trip to the Science Center on Wednesday, August 15th from 8:30-2:30. 

Incoming 7th graders will go on a field trip to the LA Zoo on Thursday, August 16 from 8:30-2:30. 

Students need to bring a lunch and refillable water bottle with them. Food is NOT provided on the trips. 

Chaperone spots have all been filled, thank you to everyone for signing up!


Volunteers

Thank you to everyone for signing up to volunteer to help serve lunch. We still have space available. These are short 11:30-12:45PM shiftsin the JAMS courtyard by the student store.

We are currently short-handed for tomorrow so please help if you can.

Sign up to volunteer here: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49aeaa28a0f58-7th8th
 


For more information about JAMS Santa Monica Science Magnet, please visit: http://www.jamssciencemagnet.org/

If you did not receive this by email, please sign up for summer institute updates here: https://www.facebook.com/jamssciencemagnet/app/100265896690345/

Please reach out with any other questions to: board@jamssciencemagnet.org

Thank you,

The Science Magnet Board

2018 Summer Institute

7th & 8th grade - August 13-17 from 8:30am-2:30pm

6th grade- August 9-10, 2018 from 8:30am-2:30pm both days

Online Sign-Ups are closed.

Please email us with any questions.

Lunch Volunteers Needed
We are currently looking for volunteers to help setup/breakdown and serve lunch during the 6th Grade JAMS Summer Science Institute. These are 11:45am-1:00pm shifts, on August 9th-10th in the JAMS courtyard by the cafeteria.

Host Family needed for Japan Trip Chaperone this weekend
If you are able to help please reach out to Melissa Hannant at 310-592-1643 / mdhannant@msn.com

7th / 8th Grade Summer Institute Field Trip Chaperones needed

8th Grade: Wednesday, August 15 from 8:30-2:30. Parents are interested in chaperoning please email kjurewicz@smmusd.org

7th Grade: Thursday, August 16 from 8:30-2:30. Parents are interested in chaperoning please email mguirguis@smmusd.org

Board Member Spots open
If you are interested in contributing to the Science Magnet board for the 2018-19 school year please let us know! board@jamssciencemagnet.org

For more information about JAMS Santa Monica Science Magnet, please visit: http://www.jamssciencemagnet.org/

If you did not receive this by email, please sign up for summer institute updates here: https://www.facebook.com/jamssciencemagnet/app/100265896690345/

Please reach out with any other questions to: board@jamssciencemagnet.org

Thank you,

The Science Magnet Board

Science Magnet Spring Social

Monday, May 21st - 6:30pm
At JAMS in the Science Quad

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Hello Science Magnet Families,

It's that time again to get together and celebrate another great year at JAMS with the Science Magnet.

We'll have special honors for the Samohi Science Magnet Scholarship recipients, recognition to our teachers and admin, and a number of science experiments and displays including our RoboVikings!

Pizza and Pasta will be served for dinner and of course we will have our traditional Ice Cream Dessert.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please sign up below to help set up, serve food or clean up.
We need your help!

reDiscover Center will be coming out to do a Stomp Rocket Activity

reDiscover Center is an arts and environmental nonprofit promoting resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse and tinkering. Learn more.

Japan Trip Raffle Tickets

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They are just $2 each and winner takes all. Click below for PayPal or Reach out on Venmo to @Melissa-Hannant

Available Items
4 Clippers Pre-Season Tickets ( Date TBD) 
4 Clippers Regular Season Tickets(Date TBD)
PlayStation 4 (with an extra 2 year service warranty)
$50 Amazon Gift Card
$100 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
$40 SmashBurger Gift Card
4 Arclight Theater Movie Passes
$20 Arclight Gift Card
4 Groundwork Coffee Drink Vouchers
$100 Paws and Effect Pet Grooming Gift Certificate
Hubsan x4 plus Drone

Yosemite Trip is on as planned!

Great News!

The trip is on as planned and has been confirmed by Mr. Richardson this morning.

An update on the potential government shutdown and its impact on programming from NatureBridge.

If a government shutdown occurs, we have confirmed with the National Park Service that NatureBridge programs will be allowed to continue as planned.

Namely:

Entrance gates to the park will remain open

Yosemite Hospitality will remain open, providing NatureBridge with access to Half Dome Village and its amenities, including the shuttle bus system and ground transportation

Emergency medical services--including the Yosemite Medical Clinic--will remain open and available

Law enforcement rangers and park dispatch will remain on staff

If there is snow, roads will be plowed for egress and safety

NatureBridge will have continued access to the Crane Flat campus

While NatureBridge programs will continue largely uninterrupted, we appreciate your flexibility as our teams navigate the unknown potential parkwide impacts of a shutdown.

All of us at NatureBridge remain extremely optimistic, and as always we are eager to share the magic of Yosemite with your students and staff.

Yours,

Tony Ebstein, Operations Manager
Yosemite NatureBridge

Yosemite 7th Grade Trip Info

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Sunday, January 21st at 7:30 am

Busses will arrive at JAMS on Pearl St.

Please do not park on Pearl Street in front of the school
where the buses will be parking.


You must bring these two items (completed) with you : 
Packing Checklist English/Spanish 
Medication Form English/Spanish

Remind Info
Text @yosemite to (714) 656-3130 or go to
https://www.remind.com/join/yosemite


Yosemite Groups (subject to change)
https://msguirguis.weebly.com/magnet-information.html

Guidelines from the School Nurse English/Spanish
 

Friday, January 26th

Busses will return at JAMS on Pearl St.
in the late afternoon / early evening


(exact time TBD, check REMIND for updated info)

ADDITIONAL INFO


https://jamssciencemagnet.org/yosemite-2018/

BUS RIDE
Wear comfortable clothes.  Hiking gear is not necessary.  Have some warm clothes (i.e. jacket, hats, gloves) in your backpack.  When we get off the bus in Yosemite it will be cold.  You will have to stand outside for some time waiting for instructions and for your keys. You will not be hiking as soon as you get off the bus. However, you may have a night hike on our arrival day after dinner.  Students will have time to change into appropriate attire. If student experiences motion sickness, please indicate on the medication form that they can take Dramamine.
 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Absolutely no student cell phones or texting/emailing devices are allowed. Students are allowed to bring a camera as long as it is not part of another device that can make calls or text. Gameboys and mp3 players with no internet/game capability are okay on the bus only. If they are being used outside of the bus they will be confiscated. It is a good idea to put your name on everything you bring.
 

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
In Yosemite Valley, students will be staying at Half Dome Village. There will be 4 students to a tent.  Students will need a sleeping bag and pillow.
 

BATHROOMS
Bathroom facilities are centrally located near the tents in Curry Village.  Students will have time to shower during their breaks (i.e. before dinner or before breakfast).  Students will not be permitted to walk around with wet hair.  We suggest you bring a shower cap or hair tie to keep your hair dry in the shower.
 

MEALS
Students will be eating in the mess hall (cafeteria style) at Half Dome Village. Please note any special dietary needs on the medical forms: vegetarian, allergies, etc. 
 

DAY HIKE GEAR
A normal school backpack (NO side satchels please) that has been made water resistant (w/ Scotch Guard or water resistant product) is adequate.  Students need enough room for a small journal (provided, but bring a gallon zip lock bag for it), pencils (no pens please….they freeze), water (2 reusable water bottles – 24oz. minimum), camera (optional), hats/gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, flashlight w/ batteries, small snacks (for bus ride – NO CANDY), few hand wipes, trash bag (we leave no trace), bandana (crumb catcher), warm jacket, and wallet (for lunches to and from Yosemite). 
 

PACKING
Please do not pack using garbage bags.  They tear easily.  If your suitcase/duffel is not waterproof, you may want to line it with a garbage bag to keep everything dry.  Spraying your suitcase with water resistant products may also be helpful.  Remember: you carry what you bring.  Only bring what is absolutely necessary!
 

MEDICATIONS (prescription and non-prescription)
All students must hand their chaperone any medications they are bringing to Yosemite. All medication needs to be in its original container and placed in a plastic zip-lock bag with instructions explaining when and how to dispense the medication on the “Medication Information Form”.  You should also mark/list any over the counter medications your child has permission to take in the event of injury or illness on this form. The form must be signed at the bottom giving permission to chaperones/teachers to dispense medication to your child. If a student has an inhaler for asthma or an Epipen, they keep those with them. These should be noted on the medication form. We will give Dramamine to them before we get to the mountainous part of the ride to and from Yosemite.

Rundown on our emergency operation plans

Yosemite Valley (elevation approx. 4,000 ft):
A full-service outpatient medical facility is located in Yosemite Valley. A car (with chains) is available to transport any student or chaperone to the clinic if needed.  An extensive first aid kit is available at this site as well. Cell phone and regular phones are available for emergency use.
 

NatureBridge educators (from website)
All NatureBridge educators have Wilderness First Responder certification and a “passion about teaching, youth, and the environment. The field science educators, along with support from attending chaperones, supervise children in groups during the day. Attending chaperones -- parents, teachers, and school administrators -- are responsible for participant safety and security at all times but especially during non-programming times in the shared public areas of Yosemite Valley (between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. (recreation time and dinner), and between 8:45 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. (after evening program to morning meeting). 

If there is a medical emergency in the field, our field educators at the scene will administer appropriate medical care until professional medics arrive. They are able to use their cell phones to dial 911 from most areas in the park in case of life-threatening emergencies; National Park Service staff will respond. There is a medical clinic in Yosemite Valley. The clinic staff treat minor injuries and illnesses; anything more severe requires the patient be transported to an area hospital. Registration and medical forms for all participants are kept on file at the clinic. Parent or guardians listed as emergency contacts on the medical registration form will be notified by an attending adult chaperone or a medical professional in the event of an injury requiring medical treatment.
 

Important: There is no infirmary for your child to stay in if he/she is running a fever or experiencing other symptoms of illness. If your child comes down with an illness and is not able to participate in the program or is contagious, you will be required to come and pick him/her up. It’s a 6-hour drive each way. We will do everything in our power to make sure everyone stays healthy, but kids do occasionally get sick and we need you to be aware of the requirements. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter should the occasion arise. 

Please send any questions to board@jamssciencemagnet.org

 

Seminars Round 4 Clarification

Dear Students and Parents,

Quick reminder of the process of getting a seminar if electronic signup did not work:

  1. Check the Seminar Spreadsheet to see which seminars still have space.  How?  Scroll right until you get to the current round (currently highlighted purple) and see the number written in the cell above the seminar name.  That's how many spots there are.  FULL means there's a waiting list.
     
  2. Go talk to the teacher of the seminar you want.

Thanks,

Ray Avedian, MSEd, BS, VIP, ADHD, TV-MA, NSFW

Seminars - Round 2

The Second Seminar Round is upon us.  It is important to go over this list with your student to determine which seminar dates conflict with your schedule.  We have had too many students No–Show due to scheduling conflicts that should have been caught before they even signed up.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Students will be signing up in class starting Wednesday, 9/27.  You and they will be notified via email of which seminar they received by Sunday, 10/01.

Seminars Page

September Updates

Science Magnet Parent Meeting

Thursday, September 7th 5:45pm
in the JAMS Cafeteria

The science magnet informational meeting will go over the requirements of the 7th and 8th grade magnet program.  This will include grade requirements, seminar information and a brief overview of trips.


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Catalina 2017 6th Grade Trip Selling Out Fast

Please click below to lock in your reservation.

The Catalina trip will cost each student a total of $325.00

Spaces are limited!  To reserve a space, sign up and pay online with a deposit, partial deposit, or a full payment.  The full amount is due Oct. 13.  For students in need, we offer partial scholarships or payment plans.


Catalina Trip Parent Meeting

Thursday, September 14th 6:00 in the JAMS Cafeteria

Come by early at Back to School Night to get all the info for this years journey!


The 2017-2018 RoboVikings team held their kick-off meeting last week!

If you are interested in learning about the competition process that our team is about to embark on, please click on the below link to see last years FIRST Tech Challenge Kickoff and Game Animation.

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Please send any questions to board@jamssciencemagnet.org

Catalina 2017 6th Grade Trip

SPACES ARE LIMITED!!  WHEN THE CAMP FILLS, WE WILL START A WAITING LIST.

October 27-29, 2017

Parents and JAMS Science Enrichment Students

The sixth grade science classes have the opportunity to attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute the weekend of October 27-29, 2017.  The Catalina Island Marine Institute is a science camp located in Toyon Bay on Catalina Island.  Programs at the camp include snorkeling, island hikes, oceanography, marine biology, and various other field activities.  Each group is lead by a trained CIMI instructor and assisted by a school chaperone.

The Catalina trip will cost each student a total of $325.00

Spaces are limited!  To reserve a space, sign up and pay online with a deposit, partial deposit, or a full payment.  The full amount is due Oct. 13.  For students in need, we offer partial scholarships or payment plans. Sign-ups will be live on this page September 1st at 10am.