Newsletter - December 2019

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A Message from Ms. Buchanan


Dear Patriot Families, 

This time of year seems to bring out our care for others, as well as spending time with family and friends. I love our Jefferson holiday concert and bringing our school family together for such a heart-warming event. It is always so wonderful hearing children sing the songs of winter and holidays. It was also so nice seeing all of our families! 

I am wishing everyone a beautiful holiday season spending time with those you love. I hope your time together during our winter break is relaxing and joyful. 

With Patriot Pride,

Rhonda Buchanan

Jefferson Elementary Principal


Important Reminders

As the weather turns Colder and the winter wind whips briskly, we wanted to remind families to please send their children to school with the appropriate cold weather clothing.  WARM winter adidas_Men's_WINTER STORY_OT-TECH GORE-TEX HOODED JACKET_E… | Flickr, Gloves - Free illustrations on Pixabay& Free vector graphic: Cap, Cloth, Clothing, Education - Free Image ...  are needed now that temperatures are falling.  Unfortunately, the school does not have enough of these items to hand them out to students who come without the necessary clothing.

 Early Release 

December 11th at 12:30pm

No School

December 23rd - January 1st, 2020


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Shout out!!!

A big shout out to the following businesses for their generous donations to our December Holiday Concert Basket Raffle!!!! 4imprint, Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, Dr Benzies Pizza, EAA Aviation Museum, EduCare Oshkosh, Monkey Joe's, Mount Olympus - Wisconsin Dells, Oshkosh Gymnastics & Cheer, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Players Pizza and Pub, Seefeld Funeral Home, Verve, a Credit Union, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Green Bay Packers.

Congratulations to our Parent Patriot Star Winners...

Erin Buhrow
Nikki Herbert
Brenda Howe

Safe Routes to School

Jefferson Elementary School is looking to hire a Walking School Bus Coordinator! A Walking School Bus (WSB) is a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel to school with adult supervision. The “bus” will meet at the old Smith School location and walk along a set route to school with one or more adults leading it. The coordinator would be responsible for the following duties: walking the students to school five days a week, or recruiting  parent volunteers to walk every day, advertising the program, registering students, coordinating day to day activities, communicating with parents, completing the necessary paperwork. This is a paid position! If the bus runs 5-14 times a semester you will receive $250 a semester, and if you walk 15-20 times you will receive $500 a semester. If you are interested in the position please contact our Safe Routes to School Coordinator Ashley at to learn more information.

2019 Holiday Assistance 

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Important Upcoming Events

12/11—Early release @ 12:30pm

12/23-1/1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

1/8 - EARLY Release

1/10 - All School Assembly

1/13 - PTO Meeting 5:30pm

1/17 - End of the 2nd Quarter

1/24 - PTO Movie Night

1/30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

2/3 - All School Assembly 

2/3 - PTO Meeting 5:30pm

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Reading Challenge

Walking in a Bookish Wonderland: 

A  December Reading Challenge for Kids

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