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In conjunction with a program educating the students, we ask parents and caregivers to assist the school in creating a safe walking environment for our students. If you drop off or pick up on Moffett Street, please review these important reminders.

  • Remember, Moffett Street is a two-way street.  At no time are you permitted to drive on the wrong side of the road, especially over the Cross Walk.
  • Please keep the cross walk clear particularly during the busy dismissal time.
  • When stopping for students using the Cross Walk, please allow space so that students are able to watch for moving vehicles in both directions.
  • If you see that a vehicle may be endangering a student, please use your horn to alert them.  While it may be loud, it is more important to make the driver aware and alert the pedestrians to danger.

Remember, child safety should always come first.  Please don’t put your child or your neighbor’s child in an unsafe situation for convenience sake.

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Frequently Asked Questions of JMS Students




Kelly A. Szesterniak, Principal:  412-344-2120, #5    

Jeff Zeiders,  Dean of Students:  412-344-1087

Our Mission:
To provide the best education possible
for each and every student

21 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

In the event of an emergency, we will use the media, channels 7 and 19, and to communicate with parents.

Our alternative site is Bower Hill Presbyterian Church, and our sister schools are Jefferson Elementary and Lincoln Elementary.  

Students and parents may now report bullying incidents with this confidential online hotline.


Barbie dolls (or similar sized dolls) are needed for an eighth grade math activity in November!  Donations can be delivered to the JMS front office, Mrs. Luptak or Mrs. Hogel.  The dolls do not have to be in good shape, so send in the dolls with a "haircut" or "make-up" on her face! 
Odyssey of the Mind teams are now forming! "Odyssey" teams, amde up of five to seven kids, work together to problem-solve and develop their creative talents. Participating on an Odyssey team is exciting and fun, but it is also time-consuming and challenging.  To sign your child up for Odyssey of the Mind, email Beth Schwartz or call 412-388-0669.

Moving Up to Middle School: Tips to help ease the transition for both parents and children.
Writing Lab News: We are looking for parents volunteers to assist us with our writing program in all grades during the 2015-16 school year. Please click here for more information.

Parents: TeenSafe,  an online service that enables parents to remotely observe texts, social media activity and cell phone calls, has provided us with a helpful parenting guide to online safety. TeenSafe is also offering JMS parents a discount and a $10 donation to our PTA for every parent that subscribes.

In conjuction with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, we have created a page to educate parents about cyber safety. Please have a look at the tips to keep your kids safe!

The District's entire calendar of events is online!  The JMS calendar is available by clicking the calendar link on the left navigation menu. One or more of these calendars can be syncronized with a smart phone, computer, and/or Google account! Some helpful tips and links can be found by clicking here.

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