FEB. TO MARCH, A FUN TRANSITION

MARCH 2, 2018

CELEBRATING JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Friday, March 2, was an exciting culmination to our 2018 Jump Rope for Heart fundraising campaign. Each year we look for new methods to motivate students to participate and celebrate their successes. This week we took time to recognize the classrooms and individual students who raised the most money. Below are some impressive fundraising numbers, along with some pictures from the grand finale celebration.


Top Fundraising Classrooms

Mrs. Sallstrom's Class - $1675.00

Ms. Clauson's Class - $1595.23

Mrs. Wannarka's Class - $1094.00


Top Individual Fundraisers

Kirsten Glaser - $435

Mira Glaser - $435

Joselynn Anderson - $325

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN THE FIFTH GRADERS?

Once again this year, fifth grade students from around the district will take part in this exciting community event. The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota sponsors the event, now in its fifth year. Any Jefferson fifth grade student interested in representing our school took the qualifying test. Tests were then collected by event representatives who scored the tests and returned to Jefferson to announce the winner. The Jefferson student with the highest score on the qualifying test this year was Grady Hatlestad.

For more details on the upcoming event, check out the link below.


Children's Museum Programs and Events

CONFERENCES ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER...

If you haven't done so already, visit our on-line scheduling site to book your conference times now. Those coveted time slots are filling up quickly.


YouCanBookMe - Jefferson Elem.


Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, March 20 - (3:30 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.)

Thursday, March 22 - (3:30 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.)

Monday, March 26 - (3:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.)

MARCH MUSIC

The anticipation builds as our Spring Music Concert date approaches. Jefferson students at every grade level have been working hard all year to learn the songs they will sing and hone their performance skills. We are excited to see the finished product. Here's the important information you need to know to be prepared for the big event.



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.

Concert Etiquette: Here's a link from the National Association for Music Education with reminders for adults about expectations when attending a concert.

Ten Rules for Concert Etiquette

NEXT YEAR'S KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

- If you have not yet registered your incoming kindergartener for the 2018-2019 school year, please bring your registration papers along with you child's birth certificate and immunization record to Central Registration at 10 Civic Center Plaza.

- If you did not receive a kindergarten packet in the mail, or need to schedule an Early Childhood Screening, please call 507-207-4038.

JEFFERSON PTO NEWS

Popcorn and Movie Night:

March 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm

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!

(There is no school on March 16th)


SPRING CARNIVAL

We are in the midst of planning a fantastic

carnival this MAY. We ask you to take 1 minute of your

time to take this survey. We are trying to pick a

date that will work best for MOST families at

Jefferson.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HLZ573


This is going to be a HUGE event and we will NEED lots of help to make it successful. If you would like to help email mfitzl1@isd77.k12.mn.us to get involved.


PTO MEETING DATES- TIME CHANGE 5:30-6:30pm

Pizza and childcare provided.

March 13h

April 10th

May 8th


Art Fair/Scholastic Book Fair

April 26th- More details to come!

DATES TO REMEMBER

Tues., March 13 - LATE START / PTO Mtg. (5:30 PM in the Cafeteria)

Thurs., March 15 - PTO Movie/Game Night

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

Mon-Tues, March 26,27 - NO EXCEL

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

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

Tues., April 3 - CLASSES RESUME