May 2024

May First Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8 Kindergarten Field Trip to Mulberry Lane Farm
May 10 No School - Professional Development Day
May 14 4th Grade Field Trip to The Paine Art Center
May 15 1st Grade Field Trip to Mulberry Lane Farm
May 17 Popcorn Friday
May 23 5th Grade Promotion
May 23 2nd Grade Field Trip to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 Jefferson Field Day
May 27 No School - Memorial Day
May 31 Last Day of School!



School Secretary


Dear Jefferson Families, 

The last month of school is upon us! We have a lot of fun events happening in the month of May at Jefferson. Please keep an eye out for emails and the weekly parent newsletter for details.

Additionally, as we continue to have colder temperatures for morning recess, please send your student to school with a sweatshirt or light jacket. 

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.

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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.









A Letter from the Health Office-End of the Year 2023/2024

Susan Martin LPN/Health Assistant and Liz Lynch, BSN, RN, NCSN

From the Health Office All medications are to be picked up by the parent/guardian on the last day of school. Health Assistant, Susan Martin, LPN, will be reaching out regarding parental consent to send home over the counter medications (ie. cough drops) home with your student(s). OASD Policy does not allow health staff to keep medications for the next school year. If there is NO response regarding the medication and they are not picked up/sent home by the end of the day on the last day of school, May 31st, the medication will be properly disposed of. 

If your child has a current health plan or emergency plan on file with the school, you will receive a copy during the summer to update for the upcoming school year. 

If your child has a change in their health or has a healthcare need at school, please email our school district nurse, Liz Lynch, BSN, RN, NCSN, during the summer and she will contact you at the beginning of the school year to discuss.

If your child will need to take medication at school, please work with your doctor to have this form completed and signed before the start of the school year. As a reminder, the directions on the medication bottle must match the written order on the medication request form. 

If you have a child with a severe allergy, asthma, or seizures the following forms will need to be completed for our school nurse. Inhalers, Epi-Pens, Allergy medications, etc., must be in their original containers. Expiration dates will be monitored. Here is a link to the paperwork for school. 

Or, all forms can be found under the Health Office News and click on the link Medication Treatment Forms to choose the form that is needed for your child on the Jefferson Webpage.

School Nurse: Liz Lynch, BSN, RN, NCSN

Health Assistant: Susan Martin, LPN Email:


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

May Breakfast Menu

May Lunch Menu

Jefferson Families, 

Please see here for the Tier I Annual Summary. It is a school-wide framework for supporting students behaviorally, socially, emotionally, and academically across all settings. 

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.



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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