PTO Fundraiser Dinner at Culvers, 5-8pm @ culvers
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5th Grade Winter Camp
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – Jan 26 @ 3:15 pm
Jump Rope for Heart – Wear Red Day!
Jan 26 all-day
Our Jump Rope for Heart program is underway in Physical Education class.  The American Heart Association supports your child learning about healthy nutrition and being active.  As your child participates in this program, they may wish to honor a family member or neighbor who is affected by heart disease. Your student will learn that being healthy is fun and helping others is rewarding. We hope that you will consider creating an online fundraising page through the schools Jump Rope for Heart page.  Follow these easy steps outlined below.

1. Go to www.heart.org/jump and search for Jonathan Elementary  and click “Log on to fundraise”  OR Click here to be taken to the page.2. Download the app to watch your monsters come to life and fundraise on the go. Search jump/hoops in the android or apple store.

Not only are the students helping people with sick hearts, but your school will also earn gift certificates for physical education equipment.


Because Jax wants to thank you for protecting your heart health, any student who raises $150 in donations will receive this limited edition plush Jax.



Go Red Day! 

Students are encouraged to wear “RED” on Friday, January 26th.

Jump Rope for Heart donations are due on January 26th.
Thank you for your support!
Middle School Parent Preview Night at CMSE, 6:30 pm @ Chaska Middle School East
Feb 1 @ 4:52 pm – 5:52 pm

Welcome 5th Grade Parents & Guardians!

We are excited to share some important information regarding your 5th grade students transition to Chaska Middle School East! In this letter you will find information about 6th Grade Registration, Transition Night & See Us Live.

The middle school counselors will be visiting VES on Wednesday, January 24th and JES on Monday, January 29th. During this meeting we will have the opportunity to give them a virtual tour of our building, go over their class schedule, discuss the exciting course offerings and answer all of their burning questions. They will be bringing home their registration materials to go over with you after we present. Please have your child bring the completed registration form to their homeroom teacher no later than Thursday, February 8th.

Mark your calendar for an opportunity to attend our Transition Night for the 2018-2019 CMSE 6th Grade Parents (students do not need to attend):

Location: Chaska Middle School East

Join us on Thursday, February 1st starting at 6:30 pm for an orientation to CMSE.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  •       Transition to middle school from elementary
  •        Class options and other basic information about CMSE
  •       2 pathways: Discover and Endeavor
  •        PTO, Deep Portage, and WEB


Please join us at CMSE on Monday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 6th at 10:15 am to SEE US LIVE.


See Us Live is an opportunity for incoming 6th grade parents and guardians to learn more about our Endeavor and Discover models and see the similarities and differences to help you as a family plan for a smooth transition to middle school. During the 75 minute See Us Live, parents will be visiting classrooms, talking with teachers and have time to ask questions.


Please RSVP by Friday, February 2nd using this link to let us know you will be attending. When you arrive at CMSE, please just check in at the main office. If you have any questions about See Us Live please feel free to contact the main office at 952.556.7600.


We are excited to meet you and your son/daughter in these upcoming months! Feel free at any time to contact us during this process with questions you may have.


CMSE School Counselor,

Bridget Borner – 952-556-7633/bornerb@district112.org


5th Grade Parent Preview Night @ Chaska Middle School East
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fifth Grade Parent Prevew Night at Chaska Middle School East, 6:30 pm.

Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Jonathan Elementary
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Jonathan Elementary
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arts & Academics Night @ Jonathan Elementary
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mark your calanders for Arts & Academics Night! More details to follow later in the school year.

3rd and 5th Grade Vocal Concerts @ Jonathan Elementary
Mar 15 @ 6:15 pm

Third Grade Concert begins at 6:15 pm.

Fifth Grade Concert begins at 7:15 pm.

JES Chorale Concert @ Jonathan Elementary
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm