Monday, January 3
Back to school!
PTO Meeting 6:15 PM
|Tuesday, January 4||Inspire Club 2:50- 3:50|
|Thursday, January 6||
5th grade DARE Graduation 1:30
|Tuesday, January 11||Kindness Club 2:45|
|Wednesday, January 12||Early Release 12:30|
|Monday, January 17||NO SCHOOL|
|Wednesday, January 19||4th/5th grade Herd game 11:15|
FACE COVERINGS: Effective immediately, the OASD is extending our face covering
requirement for all students, staff, and visitors through January 28. While we had hoped to move
to optional face coverings on January 15, we now need every mitigation measure available to us
to try to keep our students learning in-person.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 10th from 3:00-6:15. A link to sign up with PTCFast will be sent to families via IC next week!
Yearbooks are $11 and must be ordered via the above link no later than Friday, March 18th.
Winter is here!
Winter is here! Please make sure you are sending your child to school with snowpants, boots, hats and gloves! Please reach out if you are in dire need of any of these things.
Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome our students back to school from Winter Break. Some of our time over the first several days will be spent reconnecting and re-establishing trusting relationships to build a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all. As we welcome students back, teachers will take time to review classroom and school expectations on ways we can continue to be kind, helpful, and safe.
As we reach the midpoint of our school year, staff will be formally assessing and reporting on student progress. Winter iReady assessments and Instructional reading level assessments will occur during the month of January. The iReady assessment is one gauge of student learning. Throughout the month, staff will be completing first semester Progress Reports. Parents/guardians will be able to access their child’s Progress Report through the Parent Portal on Wednesday, January 19. As you review your child’s Progress Report, it is important to remember that each standard is reported in relation to the end-of-year target. At the midpoint of the school year, it is reasonable and expected to see many “2” as this means a student is on track to meet the end-of-year expectation. As you talk with your child about their progress at school, focus on the many positives and look for one area of focus for the second semester. Celebrate their hard work and encourage them to keep working hard and doing their best learning. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please connect with us here at Jefferson.
5th grade D.A.R.E Graduation January 19th, 1:45
Congratulations to all of our graduates! We're proud of you and know you'll all make good choices!
Hello dear Jefferson families, we hope this letter finds you well. We wanted to share with you that upon returning to school from winter break we will be doing a school wide expectations boost/review. Each classroom will be watching/discussing with students videos that were put together by the PBIS team (Positive Behavior Interventions and supports). The videos teach/review ways that we can be kind, helpful and safe in every area of our school (lunchroom, playground, halls, etc.) The PBIS team created one video specifically for the playground in winter time. Each classroom is expected to review all the videos with their students. Classrooms are being encouraged to decide/discuss a particular area where as a whole class they may struggle the most following the expectations. And they are being encouraged to do an extra activity to help students reinforce expected behaviors in the area where as a classroom they may struggle most. K-2 students have the option to work on creating a social story on “ways to be helpful”. Students 3rd-5th would do something similar but they would be working on a classroom graphic novel. A Kahoot game was also created for 3rd-5th grade students to have an additional activity to review expectations.
We encourage you to have conversations with your students about ways that they can be kind, helpful, and safe. Please remind them that we have expectations at school to help our school family be safe and that it is important we all do our part in following expectations. We all have the power of making a positive impact in our school family by being kind, helpful and safe everywhere in our school.
Conscious Discipline at Jefferson
During the month of January we are continuing to
develop unity. The power of unity says “We are all
In this together.” In our school family, we teach
students that they are both unique, and united.
The Kindness Tree and act of recording kindness
helps students celebrate helpful and positive actions
taking place in the classroom or school. It promotes
unity amongst students and the idea that “what you
focus on, you get more of.” In the month of January
we will specifically focus on the kindness tree and it's purpose.
COVID DATA AND SYMPTOMS
In an effort to still track return-to-school dates for students, we would like you to continue to notify your student's school when they have symptoms, have tested positive or have been a close contact/household contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID. Please call the office at 920-424-0165.