December 2020

Happy holidays! This is a wonderful time of year, but can also be very busy as well as stressful. As the adults scurry around preparing for the excitement of the holidays, children can also feel the stress and exhaustion brought on by this busyness. Please continue to support your child in his/her school success by ensuring a bed time is maintained at a reasonable hour. Adequate sleep supports learning, brain development, concentration, and mood and so directly affects children’s success at school!

Another major factor in determining student academic success is providing each student academic consistency. This happens naturally when students attend school on a daily basis, but during these “distance learning” times, we need to maintain a strong home to school partnership. Please continue to encourage your child to maintain academic hours at home, and create a schedule that allows them to grow in their understanding of their academics. Additionally, I want to emphasize that our teachers are available to answer questions, or assist in your child’s academic needs throughout each school day. Please feel free to reach out by email if you need their assistance. Also, make sure your child attends their scheduled daily virtual meetings with their teachers. Thank you for the assistance and encouragement you continue to provide your child at home. Together, we can continue to meet the needs of your child during this time of social distancing.

As the principal of Jefferson, I have to say that I am extremely proud of our entire educational community. We have all worked together over the past several months to create a unique and special virtual learning environment for our students. Our teaching staff is putting in countless hours planning and organizing materials in order to reach all of their students’ academic and emotional needs. Most of us are disappointed that we are not at school to enjoy the friendly interactions, and special events that take place on a daily basis, but we are also making the most out of the situation. Sometimes, it's times like these to help us put things into perspective, and we start to learn to appreciate some of the little things in life. 

Thank you for doing your part in making Jefferson Elementary School a very special place!

Mrs. Patza 

 

December 1 - 18 -Kiwanis Food Drive continues

Wednesday, December 9 - Early Release 

 Friday, December 11 - Material Pick Up Day

Friday, December 18 - End of Kiwanis Food Drive

Monday, December 21 - Material Pick Up Day

Wednesday, December 23 - Friday, January 1 - NO SCHOOL: WINTER BREAK

 

SPECIALIST CORNER!

Notes from your school secretary...

 

If your child is having issues with their Chromebooks, our staff is working hard to make sure your child is able to continue their learning at home. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Media Specialist, Media Assistant or Technology Coach:

Angie Kese - angie.kese@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Evelyn Owenby - evelyn.owenby@oshkosh.k12.wi.us 

Kathleen Stephany - kathleen.stephany@oshkosh.k12.wi.us  

 

 

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 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello families,

Mrs. Brown our school counselor and Ms. Eake our behavior interventionist are running connection group meetings for our 2nd-5th grade students. We meet for 30 minutes once a week while on virtual model. These groups are intended to provide students an opportunity to connect/chat with their peers, play games and laugh together. Please encourage kids to join us! Below is the schedule and links to join:

2nd Grade - Tuesdays 12:15- 12:45 https://meet.google.com/  - Meeting Code BE2

4th Grade - Wednesdays 11:15-11:45  https://meet.google.com/  - Meeting Code EakeBrown4th

5th Grade - Thursdays 12:00-12:30  https://meet.google.com/  - Meeting Code  BrownEake5th

3rd Grade - Fridays 10:15-10:45  https://meet.google.com/  - Meeting Code BE3

If you feel that your child could benefit from my support, please feel free to reach out to me via email at: jacqueline.brown@oshkosh.k12.wi.us or by filling out THIS FORM and I will reach out to you! 

FYI: Through my google classroom, students have access to a check-in form in which they can also request to meet with me. This is the form kids have access to: Student Check-in