Jaguar Times

What's Going on at School This Week - February 18 - 22


Calendar of Events

OBOB Battles

All Week - during lunch - Library

NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Monday, February 18

JPAT Dine Out

Wednesday, February 20 - Sky High

Jefferson Carnival

Friday, February 22

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Looking Ahead...

World Rare Disease Day - Wear Denim

Thursday, February 28

World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance to raise awareness for 350 million people affected by rare disease globally.

Two-Hour Early Release

Friday, March 1 - All students released at 12:35/12:40 pm

Kindergarten Enrollment Opens

Friday, March 1

Transfer Request Opens

Friday. March 1

Kindergarten Information Night

Wednesday, March 6

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Parent - Teacher Conferences

March 13 - 15 - No School


Carnival Friday February 22nd 6pm - 8pm

Join us for games, prizes, crafts, balloon animals, face-painting, cotton candy, and so much fun at this year's Carnival on Friday, Feb. 22nd at Jefferson. Snacks and beverages will be sold at the snack bar. La Rockita will be serving burritos and bowls for purchase.

Skip the line and buy wristbands for $1 off Wed 2/20, Thu 2/21, or Fri 2/22 before & after school . Or buy for $8 regular price at the door (family max of $28). Sales are at the front entrance. Adults and kids under 5 are free.

Volunteers are needed to help setup, sell tickets, MC the cake walk, and help cleanup. Signup for a volunteer slot here:

Don't forget to donate your cupcakes to the cake walk. Drop them off anytime on Friday Feb. 22nd to the cart inside the lobby.

For more information, please contact Polly Wegner at


Annual State Testing

Annual State Testing for 3rd - 5th graders will begin at the end of February. Please click HERE for updated and important information about Annual State Testing.

If you would like to learn more about your right to Opt Out of state testing, click HERE.

Reminder- Restrictions on Food Offered During Celebrations and Parties

In accordance with Corvallis School District Policy, it will be the policy at Jefferson Elementary that any food offered at classroom celebrations or parties will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snack in School Nutrition Standards.

The policy reads in part, "Foods and beverages sold or offered in classrooms (e.g., celebrations, rewards) or school-sponsored activities during the school day shall follow the Oregon Smart Snacks standards unless otherwise exempt by state law."

This means that if you would like to bring treats to your child's class to celebrate their birthday those treats must meet or exceed the Smart Snack Nutrition Guidelines. You may choose to celebrate your child's birthday at school without food. Many of our classrooms already offer opportunities to celebrate birthdays with non-food options. Check with your classroom teacher for their birthday party guidelines.

Here are some helpful links to help you with your Smart Snack Shopping.

Smart Snack Fact Sheet

Smart Snack Calculator

Non-Food Celebration Ideas

The enforcement of this policy means that the office and the classroom teacher will not accept treats (like cupcakes) to celebrate birthdays. Please consult the links above to find those Smart Snack treats that are acceptable at school.


TEDxYouth @ CVHS

The annual TEDxYouth@CVHS Event is put on by high school students of Crescent Valley High School. The theme for the 2019 event has the speakers focusing on the idea of Xplore. The event will have six youth and adult speakers, a raffle, free food, merchandise for sale, and a post-event Q&A! Everyone in the community is welcome including youth and adults!

More information available HERE.


What I Am Reading this Week


Corvallis School District Community Flyers

Don't forget to check out this LINK each week to connect with upcoming community activities, events, or programs.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Just a reminder that any parents who would like to attend field trips with their child or volunteer in their child's classroom must complete a volunteer application prior to volunteering. Please click this LINK and apply today if you did not complete a volunteer application when you did Registar this summer.


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