Jefferson Family Newsletter

October 2022

Attendance Reminder!

This is a reminder that students are expected to attend school every day. Our first bell rings at 8:35 a.m. The school day starts promptly at 8:45 a.m. If your student is not sitting at their seat, ready for the day at that time, they will be marked tardy. If your student will not be at school, please contact the main office prior to 9:00 a.m. to properly excuse the absence.

All pre-arranged absences should be reported to the main office by phone call, (715) 345-5418, or email ( or

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October Menus


Just a reminder that all Student Fee's as well as Lunch/Milk money should be sent to the main office as soon as possible. All unpaid fees will be getting sent home along with first quarter's report card during the week of November 7th.


Yearbook pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 13. Please send you child to school with a filled out form and a bright smile!

🌲 Mr. Ullman's class to Boston School Forest

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8:45am-2:45pm

5084 Lincoln Avenue

Plover, WI

🌲 Mrs. Salienko's class to Boston School Forest

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 8:45am-2:45pm

5084 Lincoln Avenue

Plover, WI

πŸ”­ Mrs. Bartnik's class to UWSP Planetarium

Friday, Oct. 21st, 9:30-11:45am

2100 Main Street

Stevens Point, WI

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Students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Wednesday, October 26th. The following guidelines will be followed for all students:

  • Costume masks are not allowed.

  • Students cannot wear costumes that are violent, bloody, or with weapons.

  • Board policy clearly prohibits look-a-like weapons such as toy guns, knives, swords, or other threatening objects. These items are not allowed at school for any reason.

Wearing a costume is a family decision and is not required by any means. If a family wishes that their child/children not participate in the Halloween celebrations, please make your child’s teacher aware prior to Wednesday, October 26th. We will have other activities available.

School Fundraiser

Did someone say Happy Holiday's already?!

This will be the second year that we are fundraising with a beautiful 24" wreath dressed in decorative pine cones and a luscious red velvet bow. These wreaths come from Whitetail Woodlands in Wisconsin Rapids and we will be the only organization in Stevens Point selling this top quality product!

The proceeds will help us continue to grow our beautiful new outdoor space. Sales start on September 21, and will run through October 10. The pick-up date is on November 14, just in time for all of your holiday parties! Place your orders now with any student, staff member, or feel free to call the main office at (715) 354-5418.

**Checks can be made out to 'Jefferson Elementary'**

PTO Fundraiser

The Jefferson PTO is putting on a fundraiser through Central Rivers Farmshed! This is a great opportunity to get some amazing products, support local businesses, and help the PTO enhance the experience for our Jefferson kids.

To participate, head to the Central Rivers Farmshed page and check off some items that can be used for holiday gifts, meals, or to create a special movie night at home.

The online store closes November 10, 2022.

Jefferson School Apparel!

Here is the Jefferson Family Apparel order form! The online store will be live from Monday, October 10th, to Sunday, October 23rd at midnight.

SAVE THE DATE: Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Jefferson families,

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Jefferson School very soon!

Mark your calendar for Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18, 2022. Additionally you may purchase books at our online book fair at:

The book fair will be open:

Monday, November 14: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm during parent teacher conferences.

Tuesday, November 15: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 16: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 17: 8:45 am – 8:00 pm during school day and during parent conf.

Friday, November 18: 8:45 am – 12:00 pm LAST DAY

In addition, we are happy to announce a new way to pay for your child’s book purchases:

Use eWallet to grant wishes. No cash on hand for the book fair? No worries β€” Scholastic Book Fairs is now offering eWallet as a secure, cash-free way for your child to shop the Fair. There is no charge to set up an eWallet. Simply create an account and authorize a spending limit to have funds immediately available for your child to choose the books they wish for!

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Mrs. Cronce Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Williams Library Assistant

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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

    1. This program provides eligible households up to $30 a month off internet bills and a one-time $100 discount off a connected device.
    2. Visit to learn more.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the ACP, providing eligible households up to $30 a month off internet bills and a one-time $100 discount off a connected device. The Administration secured commitments from internet service providers across the country to offer high-speed plans that are fully covered -- meaning millions of families can get high-speed internet at no cost. An estimated 40% of households qualify for the ACP, including those with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($55,500 for a family of four) and those participating in certain federal programs (without regard to income). is a one-stop shop to check eligibility and sign up. Moreover, the Department released a Back to School ACP Toolkit with a ready-to-use backpack flyer that schools and community partners may use to help students and their families enroll.
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Bridging Brighter Smiles is back at Jefferson Elementary this year! It is not too late to enroll if you are not already enrolled!

As a reminder we accept enrollments for all students K-12!

Sign up online at:

Professional Dental Services Provided Right at School Include:

  • Oral Screening
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Fluoride Varnish Application
  • Dental Sealant Placement
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride Application
  • Oral Health Education
  • Referral Assistance

Forward Health (BadgerCare) Accepted!

(Other Private Dental Insurance Not Accepted)

Funds made available through your FSA/HSA account may be utilized as a form of payment, please check with your carrier for specific terms and conditions.

Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891, or email

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Kids Cheer Clinic πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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The Stevens Point Area Public School District currently has three Bilingual Translator Educational Assistant positions open within our School District.

Bannach Elementary School, 3.25hrs/per day (9am-12:15pm) (Although the ability to speak spanish is preferred, it is not required)

Ben Franklin Junior High School, 7.0hrs/per day (7:30am-3:00pm, hours can be flexible) (Requires the ability to speak spanish)

SPASH, 7.0hrs/per day (7:30am-3:00pm, hours can be flexible) (Although the ability to speak swahili is preferred, it is not required)

If you are interested, please apply by clicking on the school links above, even if you are unable to fulfill all of the hours as advertised. In the application, you will have an opportunity to provide your availability. Please indicate the exact times/days that you would be available to work.We look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns.

Kind Regards,

Amy Mayek

HR Specialist

Stevens Point Area Public School District

Bliss Educational Services Center

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