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  • November Lunch Menu


by Principal Kate Wyman

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences. We are appreciative of your feedback on the parent survey. We value our partnership!

During the month of November, parents, staff and students will have an additional opportunity to share thoughts and opinions of Jefferson School on the 5Essentials Survey. A letter and link will be sent to all individuals with more information when the window is open to complete the survey. The information is then compiled and shared on our Illinois Report Card. We appreciate everyone taking the time to complete the survey.

We would like to invite our 3rd & 4th Grade families to the upcoming Boomwhacker & Recorder concert on Nov. 6 at 6:30pm. We are blessed to be able to host our concerts right here at Jefferson School. Doors will open at 6:00pm.

This year, we are inviting our K-2 families to our first ever Family Reading Night. All K-2 families are invited to visit their respective classroom(s) and join us in the gym for special guest readers, craft & activity, snacks, and display from Morton Public Library. Please RSVP by returning your slip or clicking the link in the newsletter below. We can't wait to encourage the love of reading with our Patriots!

During the month of November, we hope you are able to join with your family and friends to remember all of your blessings. Look for information soon on how to share your abundance with others in need! Happy Thanksgiving!


Send a message to the office,, if there have been any changes to your e-mail address, phone number, student transportation, or any other important student information. The office appreciates your help to keep us connected in case of an emergency.
Jefferson November 2018 Calendar

Jefferson November 2018 Calendar-Click Here

Read to Them......

Jefferson Families:

ONE School ONE Book: Masterpiece by Elise Broach

Reading Schedule:

Thurs, Nov, 1 (pp, 96 - 107) Stealing Virtue

Fri, Nov. 2 (pp. 108 -120) Hitching a Ride; Too Risky

Mon, Nov. 5 (pp. 121 - 137) In the Solarium; Turtle-Beetle Battle

Tues, Nov. 6 (pp. 138 - 155) James's Problem; The Art Of the Fake

Wed, Nov. 7 (pp. 156 - 171) More Than a Copy; The Fight

Thurs, Nov. 8 (pp. 172 - 183) A Perfect Crime

Fri, Nov. 9 (pp. 184 -195) Fate and Fortitude; The Middleman

& (pp. 196-210) The Secret Journey; Hidden Virtues; Among Thieves

Mon, Nov. 12 (pp. 211 -228) Hatching a Plan; With the Help Of a Friend

Tues, Nov. 13 (pp. 229 - 238) Breaking and Entering; A Revelation

Wed,Nov 14 (pp. 239-252) Trapped; Reunion

Thurs, Nov 15 (pp. 253-271) The Thief Of Virtue; Safe Returns

& (pp. 272 - 288) James's Gift; Masterpiece

Jefferson Clubs

Fall Clubs - 10/01 to 11/16

2:40pm to 3:30pm

LEGO CLUB - Nov. 6, 13

GO NOODLE FUN - Nov. 1, 8, 15

GAMES CLUB - Nov. 14



TRIVIA CLUB - Nov. 6, 13


COOKING CLUB - Nov. 5, 12


CHESS CLUB - Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12, 19

Click Here: Character Education

From Mrs. Hobson's Desk! In the month of November, we will begin our break from Second Step lessons and start introducing NED from the NED Show into our lesson.

NOVEMBER-Book of the Month

Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.

APP of the Month

Touch and Learn - Emotions

Mrs. Hobson, LSW recommends the IOS app called Touch and Learn - Emotions for November's App of the Month. This app is customizable, fun, and easy to use. It is ideal for developing social skills and/or learning how to cope with stress. According to the website: this app is for all students and of all abilities. Touch and Learn - Emotions is gaming platform based and is at this writing only $1.99.

K-2 Family Reading Night RSVP by NOVEMBER 7TH

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 6-7pm

220 East Jefferson Street

Morton, IL

Jefferson Gymnasium

Craft - Fall Snack - Guest Reader - Morton Public Library

(If you RSVP here, no need to send in a paper copy to school.)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


11/26/18 - 6:30pm PTO Meeting in Teacher's Workroom

Meeting minutes from 10/29/2018 will be available soon.


What is SCRIP? SCRIP is simply gift cards that you purchase from the PTO that you then use at your favorite retailers, like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Target, and many more. These gift cards carry a rebate that goes towards our school. The rebates can add up quickly, and all proceeds will go toward our NEW playground! The only thing you need to do is plan your purchases and make them with our gift cards instead of cash or checks. The gift cards make great gifts this holiday season too! Everyone wins! Be on the lookout for an order form to be sent home next week!! and click on "Join A Program" box.

Jefferson's enrollment code: FC3F1EE926695

Friday, November 30th is Box Tops Turn-In Day!

PTO Facebook GROUP - "Jefferson Patriots PTO"

Please join our NEW GROUP page, if you haven’t already!! We currently have a regular Facebook page, but with a “group”, we will ensure everyone who is a member will see our posts. This is also the easiest way to get up to date information, see what sign ups and events we have going on, and to view our PTO Meetings - we will stream them LIVE.

Happy Friday Staff Snacks

Each Friday we try to provide our teachers and staff with some treats....just to make them happy and to show our appreciation! Sign up using the link below!!/showSignUp/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-friday1/34407846

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Portillo's For Good Fundraiser

Monday, Nov. 5th, 4-8pm

4412 North Rockwood Drive

Peoria, IL

Show this newsletter, the flyer, or the copy in our virtual backpack and 20% of the proceeds of sales will go to Jefferson PTO.
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