Trimester 1 Newsletter


Dear Jefferson Families,

On behalf of the Jefferson Jaguar Staff, we would like to thank you for making the First Trimester a Success! Our staff continues to work very hard to provide our students with the very best education! We are grateful to our families for supporting our students at home with the 5 Keys to Success! We will continue to challenge our students to reach for the stars and achieve success. Why? Because at Jefferson we believe that every child in every classroom can and will achieve success!

Principal's Honor Roll and Honor Roll at Jefferson Elementary School

At Jefferson Elementary School students who achieve an overall average of 3.5 and above on the end of the Trimester Report Card qualify for the Principal's Honor Roll. These are students who Meet and Exceeded Standards earning ONLY 3's and 4's by averaging a 3.5 or grater on their Standards Based Report Card. Students who achieve an overall average of 3.0 to 3.49 on the Standards Based Report Card qualify for the Honor Roll. These are students who Meet the Standards. We are very proud of our student's accomplishments. Congratulations Jefferson Students!

Free Breakfast Every Day!

In order to ensure that ALL our students are ready to learn, we will ask all our students to eat breakfast every morning. Please help us by reminding your children to grab a breakfast as they come into the school. They can eat the breakfast in the morning or save a snack for recess. Our goal is to have 100% of our students participate in the FREE BREAKFAST every day.

Attendance Matters at Jefferson Elementary School.

At Jefferson, our monthly goal of attendance is 98%. This month our attendance rate was 97.77%. On Friday, November 30th, we celebrated all students who earned perfect attendance for the month. These students will receive a Brag Tag for their backpack for each month that they come to school 100% of the time. We also awarded the highest class with the highest percentage of Perfect Attendance. Each of these classes will receive: 1. Class Trophy 2. Class Champion Banner 3. Class Picture with the Jaguar Mascot 4. Ice Cream PartyPlease help me congratulate the following classes for the month of:


TK/Kinder: Ms. Gutierrez

1st Grade: Ms. Piña

2nd Grade: Ms. Fusco

3rd Grade: Ms. Diaz & Ms. Mendez

4th Grade: Ms. Howells

5th Grade: Mr. Rodriguez

Baseball Champions!

Please help us CONGRATULATE our school's baseball teams! The girl's team made it to the Championship game. The boys team won the Championship game against Buford Elementary School. We are very proud of all our students for their efforts and not giving up!

Attendance: Every Day, All Day, & On Time!

TARDIES: A student arriving at 8:16am or later is tardy. The school policy is that tardy students receive a consequence that could result in 20 minute detention. Reminder that the school bell rings at 8:13am and the Tardy bell rings at 8:15am. At 8:16am we will begin to give students tardies at all gates. Additionally, we will close all gates at 8:30 am and all will need to come in through the office. Please plan accordingly, all schools in the district have traffic. Our district allows students 30 minutes before the bell rings to enter campus. 7:45am to 8:15am. It is our hope that all our students arrive before the tardy bell at 8:16am. The office is calling each day to verify absences. We are also scheduling attendance meetings for any student who has missed 5 or more days this school year. Remeber that our school goal is 98% Attendance. Please help us reach this goal!

Early Pick Up:

If you are planning to pick up your child before the school day end at 2:52.Please insure to arrive at the office 10 minutes early by 2:42PM. Please help us by making sure you follow these procedures, they will ensure that our students are safe from the moment they are dropped off to the moment they are picked up. We will not release any students after 1:50PM (Kinder) and 2:42PM (1st-5th).

Congratulations 4th and 5th Students!

On October 26th 150 4th and 5th graders were celebrated for earning Meets and or Exceeds on the SBAC Assessment in June! We are very proud of all our students! All the students who have earned this honor were celebrated with Mr. Estrada,Principal, Ms. Romero, Assistant Principal and Mr. Taylor our District's Superintendent!

Late Parent Pick Up:

Please help us by ensuring that you have picked up your son/daughter on time everyday. Any student that is picked up after 3:15pm M,T,Th,F or 2:10pm Wed or early Friday will be asked to sign the yellow student sign out sheet on the counter. If a family acquires more than 5 late pick ups in a trimester, the office will schedule a parent conference with the family and an administrator. Please ensure that your child is picked up on time.

Lunch From Home:

Lunch from home is an option for any student in the school. We ask that all parents please follow these guidelines. Please pack lunches and send their lunch with the student in the morning. Students can carry their lunch in their backpacks. If you need to bring lunch to the school, we ask that you come to the front office 15 minutes before the start of lunch. Fast Food is not allowed under our Federal Government Guidelines. After the Winter Break we will enforce this guideline. Please plan accordingly.

No School-Winter Break

There is no school December 17th-January 4th. School Resumes on January 7, 2019. Happy Holidays!

Important Dates

Saturday School:

January 26th

February 23rd

March 23rd

April 6th

May 18th

Early Dismissal Fridays

February 1st

March 1st

April 5th

May 3rd

June 7th

Super Minimum Day:

February 26th -11:50am

March 21st- 11:50am

June 6th- 11:50am

*June 20th- 11:38am

Jefferson School

At Jefferson School, we believe that every child in every classroom can and will achieve success!