School Briefs

Jane Ryan School
The fall fundraising drive kicked off on Sept. 4.  Students will have until Sept. 25 to conduct sales with friends, family and neighbors.  The “Puppy Incentive” turn-in dates are Sept. 18 and 25.  Detailed instructions for parents are included in the packets.

The Father’s Club Back To School Barbecue will be on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m, rain or shine.  The Father’s Club will have burgers, hot dogs, snacks and drinks for sale.  The BBQ is open to the entire Jane Ryan community, whether or not you had a chance to RSVP through

Cub Scout Pack 64 will have its first pack meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 in the JR cafeteria/gym at 7 p.m.  Parents will have an opportunity to sign up their son for scouting, as well as the pack's overnight at Lime Rock race track on Oct. 2-3, and the overnight at the CT Science Center in Hartford, CT on Saturday, Nov. 7.  Please contact Jen Kane with any questions or concerns at

The first school store of the season will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  Koalas, Beanie Ballz backpack clips, and a slew of new products, including Apple Watch and Gameboy erasers, birthstone bear keychains and heart sticky notes are in stock and ready to fly off the shelves.  Contact Jen Kane with any questions.

The first PTA meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 17, has been moved to Oct. 1 in the school library at 7 p.m. We hope you can join us to learn about all the great events we have planned for the year.

The Jane Ryan Pumpkin Fair has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24.  More information will follow.

A few ways to support Jane Ryan while shopping!!  Don’t forget to register your Target Credit or Debit REDcard and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target or to Jane Ryan.  Please register our REDcard today at  Join Stop & Shops A+ program by registering Jane Ryan to your Stop & Shop Rewards card.  A percentage of sales will be donated to help fund our children’s education.  Visit  The Jane Ryan school code is 06186.  Remember to save your “Box Tops for Education” and send them in to school in a baggie or envelope.  For more information, contact Ann O’Sullivan.  A holiday shopping top – always start and select your charity Ptsa Connecticut Congress Jane Ryan.  For each purchase, Jane Ryan will receive a small donation to support programs and learning.

The Jane Ryan Online School Directory and PTA Membership.  The PTA is using a secure online school directory database called (MSA).  You will be able to join the JR PTA with secure online payment by credit card or PayPal and also be able to make contributions to the PTA.  Jane Ryan PTA Membership is $10 per family ($7 for staff/faculty) and $2 for a printed copy of the Jane Ryan directory (optional).  More Details coming home soon.
Tashua School
Friday, Sept 18: Tashua Elementary School’s 50th Anniversary. 5-7:30 p.m., at the new school playground. Barbecue provided by the Father’s Club and PTA. RSVP and pre-order at: Live music performed by Forget Paris (Mr. Cohen’s band). Classic games from the 60’s. Trumbull State Representative David Rutigliano will announce the winning playground mural.  Coupon books and commemorative t-shirts will be sold at this event.

Kids Stuff Coupon books – On sale now through  Oct 9; $25 school fundraising books will be available at the 50th Anniversary Party or by contacting Mari Jackson. These books are filled with valuable local coupons quickly paying for itself.

Friday, Sept. 18 – School Store during all lunch periods (Tashua T-Shirts will be on sale)

Monday, Sept. 21 – Odyssey of the Mind Open House. Come learn about this great program at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.  First PTA meeting. Come join friends and neighbors help plan the success of Tashua’s 2015/16 school year.

Friday, Sept. 25 – Friday night lights. Tashua school comes together to cheer on Trumbull High School football team.  Fun, games and great viewing.

Smile – picture day, Monday, Sept. 28.Easiest way to order is online! Tashua picture id: EJ015701Q0. Order envelope for the original date went home in backpacks.  These same order forms can be used.