March 2024


March Women's History Month
Monday, March 4 PTO Meeting 5:30 PM
Friday, March 8 No School - Professional Development
Thursday, March 14 STEM Night
Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 Spring Break



School Secretary


Dear Jefferson Families, 

Please continue to send your students to school with appropriate outdoor attire. With fluctuating temperatures, there may be times where the students will be required to wear a hat at recess, especially for morning recess when temperatures may still be cold. 

Recess Expectations:

  • Less than 50 degrees: Students must wear a jacket and have it zipped up. 
  • 50-59 degrees: Students may decide about a jacket but they must have a long sleeve shirt on.
  • 60 degrees and above: No jacket needed and short sleeves allowed.

Thank you for helping to keep all of our students dressed appropriately while they enjoy their recesses.

Mrs. Ascher

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Get Ready for the 2024-25 School Year!

The Oshkosh Area School District’s Annual Student Update (Enrollment/Registration) for returning K-12 students and for new 4K students will take place April 1 - September 1, 2024. Students must be enrolled by September 1. While the deadline is September 1, we encourage you to complete this process as soon as possible to secure your child's spot for the next school year.

This annual enrollment process is mandatory and reserves your student's place at their school for the upcoming academic year. You'll update demographic and contact information through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal.

Step-by-Step Instructions: CLICK HERE 

New This Year: Complete the process on your computer, tablet, OR smartphone via the IC app: Campus Parent.

  • Mobile Registration: To register on your smartphone, download the app from your device's app center (iPhone - App Store or Android - Google Play), or click these direct links. Be sure to select the "Campus Parent" option - look for this icon: 

Online Portal Access: CLICK HERE to log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal and click the "Online Registration" link (located on the bottom left side of the home screen).

Note: This link will be active/available as of 8 a.m. on April 1, 2024.

Need Help? If you don't have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account or need to reset your password, complete THIS FORM.

Contact Information: For questions or assistance during the online enrollment process, contact your child's school office or the OASD Administration Office at 920.424.0395.

In-Person Support: If you need in-person assistance, access to a device, or internet, attend our Central Registration Day at Oshkosh North High School on August 7, 2024. More information will be provided in the coming months.

Fees: Fees and payments if applicable for the 2024-25 school year cannot be paid until mid-August, additional information will be provided at that time.

Your child's school will provide additional resources for the 2024-2025 school year, including important dates.

Thank you for choosing the Oshkosh Area School District for your student’s educational experience. We look forward to continuing to work with your family to meet your student’s individual needs and provide them with the best education possible.

Get read for next school year


Loading Zone

Please be aware of street signs for the loading zone only area on Minnesota street. This is a designated area for loading/drop off only. We ask that you do not park and leave, or sit in your vehicle at the beginning and end of the day in this specific area. 

Parent parking is available on the surrounding streets of Jefferson and across the street on Minnesota Street. Please see this parking map for reference.



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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.









SPECIALIST CORNER! Click on the arrows to see what's happening in specials!




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

March Breakfast Menu

March Lunch Menu


Get ready for Oshkosh Summer School 2024

Starting March 6, families may begin registering their child(ren) for Summer School 2024! Be sure to sign up early because classes do fill up and those that do not have enough students enrolled may be canceled. 

OASD Summer School offers a variety of in-person and virtual classes for students entering kindergarten through high school, including athletic camps, music camps, and eAcademy options. While remedial courses are available, the majority of courses are designed to keep students thinking and exploring during the summer. 

COURSE GUIDE: Detailed information about all course options, including special camps and registration instructions, are available on the OASD Summer School webpage in the Summer School Course Guide.

Summer School enrollment is FREE and available for all OASD students, students who live within the district boundaries, and students who are open-enrolled in the OASD.

LEARN MORE: OASD Update 02.22.24 - Summer School 2024 Dates, Locations, and Details


Children under age seven lack mature inner speech. Adults use inner speech to rehearse choices and outcomes before we act. Instead of inner speech, children encode information in pictures. So, we can use pictures to guide children’s behavior and avoid power struggles. Use your body as a picture by modeling what you want, use your words to help paint pictures of what you want, and put up actual pictures that show what to do. Instead of, “Walk in the house,” say, “Walk carefully with each foot going like this through the house.” Not only do you get better compliance (fewer power struggles), you also build language and literacy.


Hello families,

Jefferson Elementary is in partnership with you regarding your student's personal safety. Reach Counseling works in conjunction with the Oshkosh Area School District to provide classroom lessons on protective behaviors.  In March, a protective behaviors classroom lesson will be presented in your child's classroom that includes information about child sexual abuse. It is an extension of what is covered in classroom Guidance lessons and is a part of the district's school counseling class curriculum. REACH will be presenting in classrooms the weeks of March 11 in grade KG-2nd, and March 18 in grades 3rd-5th. 

 Here is the link to the parent letter with more information. 

As for counseling lessons this has been our focus:

KG-1st we are continuing our work of becoming peaceful problem solvers when we have small problems.  We have been learning about talking it out (I feel, when you, could you please) and also taking ownership of our actions and apologizing when needed. We learned that when we hurt someone’s feelings, bodies or property we need to own our actions and give a three part apology (I am sorry for, next time I will, how can I make it better).  Other strategies we can use to be peaceful problem solvers are to ignore (with our eyes, ears, and body), take deep breaths, walk away from the situation, share and take turns.

In 2nd grade we have been learning about choices and consequences and being resilient (bouncing back up from problems we may encounter at school).

In 3rd grade we have been focusing on building positive relationships with our peers, friends, family and community through applying the golden rule.

4th and 5th grade we have also been working on learning about resiliency, things we can do to help ourselves when we are facing adversity.