A BUSY START TO SPRING

MARCH 15, 2018

West VEX Robotics Showcase

Students from the West H.S. VEX Robotics team have visited Jefferson School twice this month, and they will visit again on March 22. During these visits Jefferson students get a chance to meet the VEX team members, they get an up close look at competition robots created by the West team, and they even have opportunities to "pilot" the robots. We hope these visits inspire our students to hone their own math, science, and problem-solving skills. Who knows, maybe some of our current students will be back here as members of the West VEX team some day. It's another great example of an elementary and secondary partnership leading to an exciting experience for our Jefferson students. Thank you West VEX team!!

THE BLIZZARD CUP

From December 26 to March 6, the Community Education and Recreation Department tracked elementary students' reading minutes on myON. The school that accumulated the most reading minutes throughout the length of the reading challenge was awarded the Blizzard Cup!


Three elementary schools remained within minutes of one another throughout the whole challenge season. In the end, the final standings were as follows:


1) Roosevelt Elem.

2) Hoover Elem.

3) Jefferson Elem.


This is quite an impressive accomplishment for our Jefferson Jaguars considering the competition was based solely on total reading minutes. The fact that Roosevelt has 150 more students than we have at Jefferson, and Hoover has nearly 300 more, shows just how much reading our students did. We are very proud of their efforts!

REQUESTS

- We are looking for science fair judges who would be able to judge from 8:00-10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 6. Please contact the Jefferson office if you are interested.


- On scheduled two hour late start days, many students who are not signed up have been arriving early. It's very important that families complete the late start form in advance each month if they plan to bring students to school before 10:00 A.M. We develop planned activities and prepare breakfast based on the late start forms we receive. Similarly, if you did send in the late start slip indicating that your child would be coming early, and your plans change, please notify the office. We want to be sure all our kids are accounted for on those busy mornings. Thank you for helping keep us informed.


- The Lost and Found table is filling up again. Please check it over any time you visit school. We will have all the items out during conferences, and anything remaining after that will be donated locally.

MUSIC PROGRAM REMINDERS

When: Tuesday, March 20

Where: Jefferson Gymnasium

Times: Grades K-2 (Two identical performances - 8:30 & 12:15)

Grades 3-5 (Two identical performances - 10:00 & 1:30)

Parking: Spots will be available on the blacktop to the south and west of the building. Drivers should enter through the gate used to access the Parent Pick-Up Loop (off Fairfield Avenue). The main parking lot near the front entrance to the school is reserved for guests with limited mobility.

JEFFERSON PTO NEWS

Popcorn and Movie Night

TONIGHT (March 15) - from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

We will be showing the movie "COCO".

This is a FREE FAMILY event.

We will also have the Dork Den available in

the gym to teach the kids some fun games!


PTO MEETING DATES (5:30 - 6:30 P.M.)

Pizza and childcare provided.

April 10th

May 8th


Art Fair/Scholastic Book Fair

April 26th - More details to come!

DATES TO REMEMBER

Fri., March 16 NO SCHOOL - TEACHER PREP DAY

Mon-Wed, March 19-21 NO EXCEL

Tues., March 20 MUSIC PROGRAMS

Conferences 3:30- 8pm

Thurs., March 22 Conferences 3:30 - 8pm

Fri., March 23 Dress Like An Animal Day

Mon., March 26 Conferences 3:30 - 8pm

Mon-Tues, March 26,27 NO EXCEL

Wed - Mon., March 28 - April 2 NO SCHOOL


Tues., April 3 Classes Resume