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|
|March 21-25||NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK|
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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.
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.