November 2022

10/31 - 11/4 Bring Your Parent to Phy Ed Week
Tuesday, November 1st Lego League 3:00-4:15
Thursday, November 3rd

Scholastic Book Fair 7:15-7:45, 2:45-3:15

Friday, November 4th

Scholastic Book Fair 7:15-7:45, 2:45-3:15

PTO Movie Night 6:00 entry; movie at 6:30

Monday, November 7th

Scholastic Book Fair 7:15-7:45, 2:45-3:15

PTO Meeting 6:15-7:30

Tuesday, November 8th

Scholastic Book Fair 7: 15-7:45, 2:45-3:15

Jefferson Inspire Club 2:45-3:30

Lego League 3:00-4:15

Wednesday, November 9th 

Scholastic Book Fair 7:15-7:45, 2:45-3:15

Fundraiser Items Pick up 2:00-3:00

Thursday, November 10 Kindness Club 2:45-3:45
Friday, November 11 NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, November 22 Lego League 3:00-4:15
Tuesday, November 29 Lego League 3:00-4:15















Please note that students should not arrive to school until 7:30 AM, as this is the earliest we have supervision available. This applies to inclement weather days when students enter the building instead of waiting outside. Thank you for your help with this! 









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Hello families, here is a review of what we were up to in the month of October. We wrapped up our Safety Drills lesson (including A.L.I.C.E.). As you have conversations with your students, remind them that we do safety drills to know what to do in case of an actual emergency because research has shown that if we practice what to do in case of an emergency we will be better prepared to respond to an actual emergency. Also remind students that our number one priority is safety and we will do all that is within our capability to keep our school family safe.

In 3rd-5th we did a lesson on respect and we heard a story about the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you have them do unto you”. We discussed it and reflected on it. We defined respect as: Treating someone as you and others want to be treated, caring about the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and rights of someone else.  Students reflected on what respect sounds, feels, looks like and these were some of the students thoughts: “Talking to others with kind words, using a friendly tone of voice, keep hands and feet to self, listen to others when they are talking, notice if a student seems lonely and invite them to play, listen to teachers directions, etc.” We discussed that we cannot make anyone follow the golden rule. The only person we can make follow the golden rule is our own selves.  The golden rule starts within US.

In KG-1st we learned about being good listeners and why it is important. Being good listeners is important because it can help us grow our relationships with others, it helps us learn and it keeps us safe. Three important things good listeners do are: Eyes and ears on the speaker, mouth is quiet, our brains are thinking of what the speaker is saying. 

As a school family we celebrated Unity Day on Wednesday 10/19 . Unity Day is when people come together to stand against bullying. As a school community we want to continue promoting a school environment where everyone feels accepted, included and safe. And we can do that by practicing each day being kind, helpful and safe. We encouraged students and staff to dress up for the week of October 17 to send the message that as a school family we stand against bullying and we promote unity for kindness, acceptance, inclusion and safety. We encourage our students each and every day to be kind, to be helpful and to be safe so that everyone at our school feels welcomed.    

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is something I can support you or your child with. You can reach me by calling our school office or emailing me directly at: Wishing you and your loved ones well!


Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...

At Jefferson Elementary, we are dedicated to providing the best educational program possible for our children. Should something occur that you have a question about or are unhappy with, please give your child's teacher a call first and then your child's principal so that they can work together with you to address your needs. Amanda Patza can be reached at 424-0165.  If you have a concern that you have been unable to resolve with a staff member or the principal, you may call the district office at 424-0395 and they will help you address your concern and/or connect you with others who can help.






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Please click on the links below to view this month's menus:

November Breakfast Menu

November Lunch Menu


 This month during our PBIS assembly and PBIS Mash-Up and as part of teaching our students the Conscious Discipline structures in our classroom we will be learning about The Safe Place. The Safe Place is a space in our classrooms that is utilized as a self-regulation learning center. The Safe Place in our classrooms may look slightly different. However they are all equipped with tools for calming and self-regulation. The Safe Place provides students with a space to remove themselves from a situation that may be triggering them so that they are able to become calm and maintain control when they are angry, frustrated, sad, or scared.  The Safe Place is NOT time out. We will learn together the 5 Steps to Self-Regulation: 

I am

I calm

I feel

I choose

I Solve

Conscious Discipline offers resources on their website for families. If you would like to learn more about creating a safe place at your home for your kids or check-out other resources or ideas of strategies you could use at home, feel free to visit their website and explore. Here is link: