Thursday, September 22, 2016


Are you on FaceBook? 

Are you Following Esther Jackson PTA? 
No? Ok. Find us at at Esther Jackson Elementary PTA
Yes? Great. Are you seeing our updates? 

Right. Ok. We probably need to change your settings so you can see the updates appear in your newsfeed. 

Here's how you do it. 
Go to the site and click on the "Like" button. 
If you hover over the arrow, you'll get a drop down menu. Click on "See First". and Voila! The updates will show up in your news feed. Yay you. 
Be like the kool kids.
Now you're in with the kool kids. 

If you want to do this on your phone or other device, the process is similar. If you get stuck, check out this article for more direction (It's where the kool kids learned how.)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Centennial High School Homecoming Parade



This year's parade route.
View the parade form the sidewalk along Scott road between Centennial High School and Hillside Elementary

We will meet behind the old Kohl's on the Centennial side of the road. 

Bring a bag to collect candy!

Stay for dinner! 

Tex's Tacos
Grubbin' Out

Food trucks will be selling dinner and snacks from 

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Delicious food from Grubbin' Out, Tex's Tacos and 
Kona Ice!

Cheer for the Knights to beat Cambridge High School!

Avoid ticket lines and Buy your tickets online today!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

PTA Proposed Budget for 2016-2017

You can access the budget using this link: 2016-2017 Proposed Budget

We will be reviewing and approving the budget at tonight's PTA meeting. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at 5pm tonight. We need 20 members in attendance in order to approve the budget. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We are so excited about our new building and our new school year! September is going to start with a bang!

Here are some really important dates you need to mark on your calendar.

 Thursday 9/8 
5:00 pm  PTA Meeting - BYOD 
(Bring your Own Dinner! It's an eatin' meetin'!)  
We're going to be approving the budget for the YEAR. You wanna know where the money is going? Then be here.  

5:30 pm Title I and Principal's Address 
What the heck is Title I? And what's in it for my kid?  

6:00 pm Grades PK- 2
What's my baby gonna learn this year?

7:00 pm Grades 3-5 
What do we need to tell you about this? I mean, you are all veterans by now. 

Friday 9/9 7:10 am  -7:40 am
Bring your dad, your step dad,  your uncle Lou, anyone that you'd wanna share some time with. Your kids are growing up super fast. Steal some time before it slips away. 
We need volunteers. Click HERE to sign up.


You've told us that it's difficult to get all of your questions answered during the hustle and bustle of Curriculum Night. We heard you. So we have created a special smaller gathering just for you.  We are offering three different dates if you can't make the one for your grade level, you can come to any one of the three. Come join us on Tuesday morning. All of the meetings will be at 8:00 am. We are currently looking for volunteers to host these meetings within their homes. Interested? Drop us a line at
9/13         Pre K-1
9/20         2nd and 3rd 
9/27         4-5th grade 


Tuesday 9/20 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
10% of all sales made between 4- 9 pm will be donated to the school.  How cool is that? come one come all, bring your Uncle Lou. 


September 19- 23

Habla espanol? Julie Paz is looking for Spanish and English readers to come in during Hispanic Heritage Week.  Drop her a line at for more info.  


Send us an email at with your kid's name and teacher and 
we will give them free popsicle! 
Gotta do it by Wednesday 9/7!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Carnival - tons of information!

Our 2016 Spring Carnival is a couple of short weeks away, and here are some important updates so that you can get involved and get ready to participate in a wonderful event! 
General Carnival Information:
  • When: Friday, April 29th from 4 - 7 pm
  • Where: The carnival will be held at the school, 1201 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075
  • Admission: Free to Attend, Games and Raffle Cost Outlined Below
    • Unlimited Bouncer/Game Bracelet -  $20 per child 5 years old and over
    • Unlimited Bouncer/Game Bracelet- $10 per child 4 years old and under
    • Individual Bounce/Game Ticket - $1 for 2 tickets
    • Tickets for Raffle Baskets - $1 each, 5 for $3, or 15 for $10
    • Food truck items ($5-$10)
  • What to expect: Food trucks, inflatable play houses, obstacle course, moon walk, slide, face painting, Kona Ice, local business sponsors, raffle baskets, and more! 
  • Please bring cash for tickets, bracelets, food, games, and treats!

Volunteer Signups: We need your help to make this a fun event for our kids! Please volunteer your time by signing up to help before, during, or after the event! To signup, please access our SignupGenius page.

Raffle Baskets: The last thing we need your help with is putting together some fun raffle baskets for the carnival. Who doesn’t love the chance to win a raffle basket!? Please find your child’s grade level below to see what the theme will be. Any donation is appreciated and we are thankful for your support. Send in donations labeled: FOR Spring Carnival Raffle Baskets. 

Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade
Raffle Basket Theme: Summer Fun/At the Beach
Some Ideas:
-Beach Towels
-Beach Ball
-Sun screen
-Bug Spray
-Sidewalk Chalk
-Any other summer/beach/pool related items for the basket
-Small Donation for Basket supplies ($1-$5)
-Large Donation for purchase of Basket items ($6-$10)

Second and Third Grade
Raffle Basket Theme: Craft & Color
Some Ideas:
-Colored Pencils
-Coloring Books
-Construction Paper
-Any other craft related items for the basket
-Small Donation for Basket supplies ($1-$5)
-Large Donation for purchase of Basket items ($6-$10)

Fourth and Fifth Grade
Raffle Basket Theme: Family Game Night
Some Ideas:
-Candy Land
-Chutes and Ladders
-Deck of Playing Cards
-Any other board game
-Snacks for a family night in (Pretzels/Popcorn/etc)
-Gift Card to Order Pizza
-Any other game night related items for the basket
-Small Donation for Basket supplies ($1-$5)
-Large Donation for purchase of Basket items ($6-$10)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Private Showing of Zootopia and Spirit Night at Stars & Strikes!

The PTA is sponsoring two FUN spirit nights in the month of March! You don't want to miss these.

On Tuesday, March 15th from 4pm-8pm, you can join your fellow classmates and EJE families at Stars and Strikes.  And if you have always wondered what goes on at a PTA is your chance to attend one while your children are having fun with their classmates. We will hold our PTA meeting at 6:30pm at Stars and Strikes. We hope you'll take a few minutes to listen in and find out what is going on in the last few months of the school year. 

Join your EJE friends and families on Thursday, March 31st @ 4:30pm for a private showing of Zootopia. We get the whole theater to ourselves!

See the flyer for more information about purchasing tickets. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

EJE Science Expo Entry Form

In order to participate in the Science Expo in March, interested students need to complete the entry form. The entry form is due back to the student's teacher by Wednesday, February 10th. NOTE: Deadline has been extended to Friday, February 19th.

The Science Expo will be held at the school on Wednesday, March 9th from 6pm-7:30pm.