March 2022


Tuesday, March 1

Spring Music Concert Grades 3-5 6:00 PM @Alberta Kimball Auditorium

Monday, March 7 PTO Meeting 6:15 pm
Wednesday, March 9 Early Release 12:30
Thursday, March 10 Scholastic Book Fair 7:15 - 7:45, 2:45 - 3:15
Friday, March 11 Scholastic Book Fair 7:15 - 7:45, 2:45 - 3:15  Encanto Movie Night 6:00 
Monday, March 14 Scholastic Book Fair 7:15 - 7:45, 2:45 - 3:15
Tuesday, March 15 Scholastic Book Fair 7:15 - 7:45, 2:45 - 3:15  Family STEM Night 5:30 
Wednesday, March 16 Scholastic Book Fair 7:15 - 7:45, 2:45 - 3:15





Order your 2021-2022 Jefferson Yearbook here! 

Yearbooks are $11 and must be ordered via the above link no later than Friday, March 18th. 


Jefferson Apparel

First page of the PDF file: JeffersonApparel

If interested in ordering Jefferson apparel for your student and/or family, please email Gillian Pakula at with your selection based off the above flyer! 




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





OASD eAcademy 2022-23 Enrollment Period


The Oshkosh Area School District is pleased to announce the 2022-23 enrollment period for the District’s eAcademy, a fully online school for grades K-12. The enrollment period will take place from March 8 through March 28, 2022, at 3 p.m., which will allow students to enroll in eAcademy for the full 2022-23 school year. For more information the OASD eAcademy program please visit the eAcademy Website at: 

LEARN MORE! The Oshkosh Area School District eAcademy is a fully online school for grades K-12.  eAcademy is partnered with the Wisconsin eSchool Network, which is a collaborative network of online programs throughout the state of Wisconsin. The program has been developed in collaboration with online learning experts and is based on years of research and best practices for excellence in virtual learning. Students who participate in the OASD eAcademy enjoy all the benefits of being an OASD student, including earning an OASD diploma and participating in extracurriculars, while receiving a customized, student-centered education that meets individual educational and social needs. 

CONTACT US! If you are looking for additional information to further assist with your enrollment decision, feel free to reach out to the OASD eAcademy coaches / staff at each level:  


Kim Groth - Elementary -

Melissa Schiek - Elementary -

Jean Framke - Coach West HS -

Jennifer Thede - Coach North HS -

Julie Ruck, SPED Virtual Support Teacher -

Lisa Lieder - Program Coordinator -

Trina Anderson - Principal -



FACE COVERINGS: Face coverings will be optional for all students, staff, and visitors in OASD buildings
beginning Saturday, February 26, 2022. However, if any elementary CLASSROOM has one or more active positive
cases of COVID-19, face coverings will be required to be worn by students and staff in
the impacted classroom while in school for 10 calendar days.




Please CLICK HERE for more details and information on Oshkosh Area Community happenings! 


Spring is approaching and learning is in full swing here at Jefferson Elementary. These are months filled with rigorous academics, state testing, increased expectations and the dreaded daylight savings change.  All of this can lead to student (family) stress, loss of energy, and loss of focus. This is one of the times we need it most! If you're like me, I just need to make some time to hit reset so kids and I can do our best in our respective work. Make school a priority.  Very soon the weather will change with spring right around the corner.  It can be challenging to keep our children focused on learning.  What can you do to make school a top priority for your child?  Keep these ideas in mind:


  •  Make attendance your number one priority.  Let your child know that unless they are sick, they must attend school (and be on time.)  Make an effort to schedule appointments after school hours.

  • Make or take some time regularly to relax together or play a game. 

  • Revisit or re-establish routines after school/work, in the morning, and night time.

    • Some do homework after school, some after dinner, but making sure it is an established time helps.

  • Show you care.  Talk about school activities and projects.  Make an effort to attend as many school events as you can.

  • Remain positive.  Try to set a positive example for your child, even when your own day has been challenging.  If you show a positive attitude about your work, your child may feel better about their own.

As always, THANK YOU for being our partners in this important work helping your child enjoy learning and prepare for a bright future! Wishing everyone a successful spring season.  


                                                                                             ~Mrs. Patza






Please click on the links below to view the menus for February:

March Breakfast Menu

March Lunch Menu




At Jefferson we are kind, we are helpful and we are safe. This is our daily motto. February 17th was Random Acts of Kindness Day. Throughout the month of February, we had ValenKIND week. Each day of valenKIND week, students and staff had a challenge to help spread kindness. Each day students were encouraged to reflect on how they would accomplish the following challenges:

   Day 1 - I am KIND to myself (examples: I speak kindly to myself, I take a breath to calm down, I play, I read, etc.)

Day 2 - I am KIND to home (Tell your family how much you love them and help with chores.)

Day 3 - I am KIND to my school: Students were given two paper hearts to write a note/draw a picture to another student or a staff member that they would like to get to know more. 

Day 4 - I am KIND to the world: Students were encouraged to reflect on how they could be kind to the world (pick-up trash, plant a tree, etc.)

Day 5 - Valentines celebration

We encourage you to continue having conversations with your students on how to show kindness each day to those around them.

As for our counseling lessons, Kindergarten and 1st grade have been learning  the difference between small problems and big problems, and the strategies needed to be peaceful problem solvers. We have learned about talking it out (I feel… when you… could you please-share what you need the other person to do differently). In second grade we have been learning about choices and consequences and making helpful choices with our words and actions. In third grade we have been learning the difference between tattling and reporting. In fourth grade we have been learning about tolerance and empathy. And in fifth grade we have been learning about helpful choices we can make to help our mental health and well-being.





In March, we are learning about empathy and acceptance. The idea of empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. When it comes to acceptance, we are learning what is in the moment now and learning to manage our emotions in that moment. As a school family, we are learning to recognize our own emotions and the emotions of others and show that we care. While we feel our emotions, we are learning to accept that those emotions are valid and it is what it is.