Patriot PRESS

APRIL 2019

Jefferson School

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Mrs. Wyman's Parent Post
  • April Calendar
  • April School Events: Dates & Information
  • School News
  • Monthly Specials: Character Education, Book, App
  • Parents Information (PTO)
  • April Lunch Menu

PATRIOT PARENT POST

by Principal Kate Wyman


How can it possibly be April? We have less than 40 days of school left. Our students and staff are looking forward to the upcoming Spring Break. We dismiss for break at the end of the day (2:40pm) on Friday, April 12. School resumes on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. We hope for great weather, time with family, and safe travels to all of our Patriots.


Check out the Jefferson FB page for an amazing video our student ambassadors made in support of our playground fundraising. Don't miss your opportunity on Monday, April 8 to join us for Patriot Day @ Monical's Pizza. Proceeds will support Jefferson PTO.


Attention 6th Grade parents, please choose one night - April 8 or 9 - to attend MJHS Parent Orientation. You will learn valuable information about the transition of your child to the junior high. If your 6th grader might be interested in playing intramural golf at the JH, your student is invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 3:15pm in the JH library.


The NED Show scheduled for this coming week has been rescheduled to May 21 due to presenter availability. We apologize for the change and will send reminders about the new date as it nears.


Our IAR State Testing will conclude this week. Our students and staff have done an amazing job! Thank you for your child's participation, as it helps us guide instructional discussions and set goals for continued improvement.


We are excited for our upcoming Jefferson Talent Show. We had 32 students or groups audition for the show. Unfortunately we were unable to keep all 32 acts due to time constraints. All students or groups that will perform in the Talent Show on Friday, April 12 at 1:15pm received a note on Friday, March 29. All committee decisions are final. Thank you for your encouragement and support for our talented Patriots!


Look for more information coming soon on St Jude Week - April 29-May 3.



UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

May 6-10 Staff Appreciation Week

May 7 - Arts in the Park; Kindergarten Graduation 6:30pm

May 9 - K-3 AR Reward Day; 6th Grade Step Up Day

May 10 - Jefferson Picnic

May 11 - Jefferson Vendor Fair

May 15 - 4-6 AR Reward Day

May 17 - 2019-2020 Kindergarten Roundup

May 21 - NED Mindset Mission (Rescheduled Date)

May 23 - Laugh Olympics

May 24 - Awards Ceremony 9:00am; Last Student Attendance Day (1/2 Day)

DID YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGE ?!?

Send a message to the office, tammy.presley@mcusd709.org, 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 APRIL 2019 Calendar

Jefferson APRIL 2019 Calendar-Click Here

FROM MRS. HOBSON'S DESK!!

The month of April will be focused on the D in NED’s name for character education. D stands for Do Your Best! We will be talking about how to believe in ourselves, stay motivated and be excited about doing our best. It can be hard to do our best every single day. It takes effort, determination and encouragement. We will practice doing our best today so we can continue to be better tomorrow. We will practice encouraging ourselves and others for doing their best. We will talk about the importance of an “I can” attitude. That means believing in yourself! Even when you face the hardest things, it’s so important to have an “I can” attitude. Saying the letters of NED’s name to yourself can really help you to keep the best possible attitude. When something is hard, tell yourself, “N – I’m never going to give up. E – NED and my friends are here to encourage me, to tell me that I can do it! And D – I need to just do MY best, that’s the most important thing.” It feels INCREDIBLE to know that you have given 100% effort toward your goals. Sure, doing your best takes practice, motivation, and an “I can” attitude, but when you do your best, you get to enjoy the satisfaction of being your best self.

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APRIL - Book of the Month

Pottymouth and Stoopid by James Patterson


Tired of being bullied, middle-school underdogs "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" finally fight back with the power of funny.
David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names--and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true.
So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs--it shows that the worst bullying doesn't have to be physical...and that things will get better. A great conversation starter for parents to read alongside their kids!

Official Notice to Parents: There is no actual pottymouthing or stupidity in this entire book!

(Psst, kids: that might not be entirely true.)

APP of the Month - APRIL

Seesaw is an app that works on a device such as a phone or a computer to showcase what your student is learning. Popular in schools, this portfolio is a wonderful way to share videos, photos, drawings and other school projects with their families. Teachers share a link or a code and once the parents log in, they will be able to view their student(s) work. Learn more at: https://web.seesaw.me/parents

From the Desk of: Literacy Coach, Mrs. Deverman

  • Pair fiction with nonfiction

Pair fiction with nonfiction. For example, first read a story like Goldilocks and Three Bears followed by a nonfiction book such as Bears (Deborah Hodge). As you read look for ways that real bears are different from fictional bears.

Want to find more paired texts? Check out this link from Scholastic.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/fiction-non-fiction-book-pairs-classroom-library/

PTO News

April 1st Scrip Orders Distributed

April 5th Turn Scrip Orders In

SHOP WITH SCRIP ANYTIME !!!

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!!

www.shopwithscrip.com and click on "Join A Program" box.

Jefferson's enrollment code: FC3F1EE926695


Friday, April 26th is Box Tops Turn-In Day!


Monday, April 29th at 6:30pm is our next PTO meeting. This meeting will be a family-friendly Game Night. More information to follow!


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!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-friday1/34407846

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