J.B. Watkins Elementary PTA

Welcome to the J.B. Watkins PTA page!

Operating as usual


Important PSA from our administration! Don't let a moldy lunchbox ruin your New Year.


Anyone have a picture of your pajama clad Coalminer? We'd love to see!


Lots of classes are having pajama days tomorrow. Can parents get in on that? Asking for a... me. I'm asking for me.


Has your child participated in holiday themed days this week? Let's see some pics in the comments! 👇


We see you, teachers!

Miner Message 12/12/2022

Miner Message

Happy last week before break! Here's the latest Miner Message from JBW Admin.

Miner Message Miner Message December 11, 2022


It’s the last school week of 2022…
Make it awesome!


*HELP NEEDED!* The annual talent show has been a favorite for many at JBW. We need someone (or a couple of people) to organize it this year. If you're interested or would like more info, email [email protected] or send us a DM here.

Miner Message 12/05/2022

Miner Message

Happy Monday, Coalminers! For info on what's up this week, here's the latest Miner Message from JBW Admin.

Miner Message Miner Message December 4, 2022


The winter spirit wear store will close Dec. 4! You can't click on this image but links will be in comments.


Congrats, Ms. MacNeil!

Congratulations to Ms. MacNeil, on being selected as our Teacher of the Year!!


Happy Friday before a 4 day weekend! Drop your favorite Friday gif in the comments.


Amen. Love our teachers!

You’re the real MVPs.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN from all of us at the JB Watkins PTA! We're also celebrating the start of a brand new grading period. Aren't fresh starts awesome?

Link to this week's Miner Message is in the comments.


Who was at Pumpkin Lighting today? Let’s see your pics!👇🏼


Bless y’all.

This is an oldie--but very much a goody.

Miner Message 10/24/2022

Miner Message

Happy Monday!! This week contains an early release day and the Pumpkin Lighting. Lots going on! Here's the latest Miner Message from JBW Admin. Don't forget that you can get all the info you need on the PTA website, too.

Miner Message Miner Message October 23, 2022


Well hey there, Friday.
How you doin'?


We need your photos!! If you have pics from events like the Apex Fun Run, submit them for the yearbook now while they're at the top of your gallery. Go to hjeshare.com and use the code "watkins" (all lowercase) to get them to us.


🎃 PUMPKIN LIGHTING is one of our most popular events of the year. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Richmond Virginia Orthodontics, we're able to offer the event free in 2022! To let us know how many people to expect, please RSVP at http://jbwpta.com/pumpkin-lighting/. You can find the link to volunteer there, too!

Miner Message 10/17/2022

Miner Message

It's a brand new week! Here's the latest Miner Message from JBW Admin.

Miner Message Miner Message October 16, 2022


📢 Shoutout to all the parents setting limits this week about BFJ*

*Book Fair Junk


GOOD LUCK to all our Coalminers 🏃 running in the Apex fun run today! If you take pics at the event, drop them below. 👇


The Apex Fun Run is THIS WEEK on Thursday and Friday! For the schedule, link to volunteer, and other info, go to http://jbwpta.com/apexfunrun/.

Miner Message 10/10/2022

Miner Message

It's a busy week with Apex topping it off! Here's the latest from JBW Admin.

Miner Message Miner Message October 9, 2022


It’s World Teachers’ Day! We certainly have the best at JBW.

It's World Teachers' Day! THANK A TEACHER! (I originally did this art in 1977 for my father, an extraordinary teacher and excellent human being.)

Miner Message 10/03/2022

Miner Message

It's a "swiss cheese" week... with a hole in the middle. Here's this week's Miner Message from JBW Admin! We'll have more info about APEX coming soon.

Miner Message Miner Message October 2, 2022

Timeline photos 10/02/2022

One of the many sacrifices our teachers make.



Anyone else feeling sleepy on this rainy Friday? Early pajamas for everyone!


Are you on the PTA email list? We'll start sending newsletters and updates there soon, so be sure you're in the know! Sign up at jbwpta.com.


Tonight is the night!
Dairy Queen spirit night from 5-7. Don’t forget to mention the PTA and we'll get part of the proceeds.


Tomorrow (9/28) is 🍦Dairy Queen🍦 spirit night! Come to Dairy Queen - Charter Colony between 5-7 for dinner, a treat, or BOTH! Whether you dine in or drive through, mention the PTA and we'll get part of the proceeds.

Timeline photos 09/23/2022

Sailing into Friday like…


Thank you to all for the great conversation and active participation during our PTA meeting last night. We have such a wonderful community of support for our teachers and students and we look forward to a great year!


Notice to all PTA Members:

JB Watkins PTA Board will be amending its bylaws at its September 20 meeting, 6:30pm in the school cafeteria. We'll also be voting on the budget for 2022-2023. We'd love to see you there and have your voice heard. Thank you!


Look at these fun teachers “delivering” Papa John’s tonight! If you took pics when you got your pizza, drop them below. 👇🏼

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$1 per spin. We’re here until 7:00!
Parents trying to figure out childcare arrangements for a last minute early release...
We made it to Friday! Hit us up with your favorite "Friday Feeling" gif in the comments.




501 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, VA

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