JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Newsletter: June 17, 2020
Dear Jaguar Families,
On behalf of the staff at Jefferson School we wish your family health, safety and caring love for each of our students and parents whom we love and miss very much. The school will remain closed until August 19, 2020. We will use this format to keep our families informed. Please take a few minutes to read the announcements below.
Office Support: 8:15am to 2:45pm
Please email us if you have any questions.
Mr. Estrada: Click Here!
Ms. Polk: Click Here!
Please give us 24hours to follow up.
THANK YOU PARENTS
I pray that you are healthy and that you and your families are taking good care of your selves and are staying safe. These last four months have been a challenge for everyone. Our Teachers flipped their classrooms from a physical space on campus into an innovative, imaginative and most of all a caring environment from their very own home in order to educate their students. You also created a wonderful learning environment at home and invited us to your homes so that we can continue the learning. We know that this was not easy to juggle your jobs and support the education of your children at home! Our kids are very lucky to have amazing teachers and parents.
This year was filled with many surprises. We end the school year with some unknowns, but we do know this for sure. Our Teaching staff is the very best in the district; they love their students and continuously spent more time to ensure that the kids were still learning. We are grateful for their hard work, dedication and most of all love for their students. Thank You Teachers!
I also want to acknowledge Mr. Chavez. He has done an amazing job leading this wonderful school while I am on medical leave. My medical leave was sudden and unplanned and Mr. Chavez did an amazing job continuing our core values both at home and school by ensuring that every child in every home/classroom achieved success. We are excited to inform our parents that Mr. Chavez is leaving us this year as he has accepted a position as a Principal at another school district. We are so proud of his success and for his many dedicated years in Lennox and wish him continued success.
We also want to congratulate our amazing 5th graders who were promoted into 6th grade last week. We will miss the class of 2020 as they have left their mark at Jefferson and now it’s time for them to leave their mark in Middle School, High School and Beyond! Remember 5th graders- Once a Jaguar-Always a Jaguar!
Our next school year is set to start on August 19, 2020. As things continue to change over the summer, we will continue to send home information using your email. If we do not have your email, please call the office and ask the secretaries to update your email address so that you can receive information over the summer.
Our TK and Kindergarten Enrollment is still open. Please don’t wait to enroll your child to our school. Having our student’s enrolled means that we can keep the kids at Jefferson School, otherwise new enrollment will take place at other schools. Again, please call the office for help in enrolling your child. Don’t wait, enroll today! Office Phone (310) 680-5650 8am to 3pm.
Finally, I look forward to returning to Jefferson in July. I am grateful for all your prayers and support in my absence while on medical leave. If there is one thing I know for sure it’s this. Our future at Jefferson is great! With Great Teachers and Amazing Support Staff, Jefferson will continue be the Disneyland of the District.
Thanks for a great school year,
Mr. Chavez Message to our students on Protests in LA
Resources on Current Events/Protests - Talking to your Kids
For Parents of Students of All Ages:
TK and Kindergarten Enrollment is Now Open!
Click Here to Enroll Your Child Today!
Spaces are limited! Please complete and email application to firstname.lastname@example.org or Drop off at District Office!
You are invited: Parent Support Group
This free resource is available to families with children age 0-5.
Parents -Sign up for School Messenger Testing service
The Lennox School District utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*
You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of these messages at
any time by simply replying to one of our
messages with “Stop”.
Jefferson Elementary School Staff Read Aloud Books!
We are happy to share with our families Read Aloud Books that our staff have recorded for our students. Please continue to click on this link as we continue to add stories EVERY WEEK for our kids to enjoy! We hope you enjoy these stories. Please email the staff member and share with them how much you liked their story.
Read Aloud Link: Click Here!
Click here to Thank our Staff! Click Here!
LEAP online Enrollment
If you have any questions about the LEAP program at Jefferson, please email Ms. Tercero at email@example.com
Newsletter: May 17, 2020
Pandemic EBT Card
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.
Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries.
Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020.
Families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by about May 22, 2020 must apply online before June 30, 2020. The online application will be available beginning May 22, 2020 at ca.p-ebt.org.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance for Unincorporated Areas
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program provides rental assistance funds to low- and moderate-income eligible households economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to be eligible, you must be a renter residing in the unincorporated communities in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, or 5th Supervisorial Districts of LA County.
Please use this list to determine if your neighborhood is in the unincorporated area, and what Supervisorial District you reside in: https://ceo.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Unincorp-Alpha-Web.pdf
Newsletter May 17, 2020
SUPER HERO JULIAN DAY - May 17th National DIPG Day
May 17th is the National Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day. Julian was diagnosed with this rare brain cancer in June 2014. Since that day, he fought his cancer with the same strength and determination as his favorite superheroes, hence the nickname, SuperHero Julian. Julian passed away June 2, 2018.
Even on his last days, all he wanted to do was go to school and be with his kinder friends. We actually performed his kinder promotion in the hospital on his last day with us. School was life for him, and his friends all loved him. On May 17th through May 22nd, we ask all schools and district personnel to join us in honoring Julian and his legacy by wearing your favorite superhero shirt/ apparel during the week.
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glimoma (DIPG) is a brain tumor found in the pons, a part of the brainstem that controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance. DIPG affects children almost exclusively, typically between the ages 5 and 10.
- DIPG is the leading cause of death from pediatric brain cancer.
- Less than 1% of children diagnosed with DIPG survive 5 years.
- The median survival from time of diagnosis is 9 months.
- Only 4% of funding for cancer research is allotted to DIPG
SuperHero Julian Video Read Aloud
Technology Distribution and Support
With technology, we realize some of our families need support. Our district recognizes that and has created a support link for families. Below is the link.
Thank you for your understanding as we work together.
Newsletter: May 11, 2020
TK-5th Enrollment Process
Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child Jefferson Elementary for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID19), we continue to remain closed, however, we look forward to helping you enroll your child. Below is the link to our enrollment process. If you are not able to download the application, you can pick-up a copy in front of the district office at 10319 S. Firmona Avenue between 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.
We look forward to enrolling your student at our school! GO JAGUARS!
Census 2020- YOU COUNT! Please complete.
In mid-March you will be receiving an invitation by mail to respond via paper questionnaire or online to the 2020 Census. It’s important to complete the 2020 Census because our city’s population counts toward determining the amount of money California will receive for Education, healthcare and housing that will help our Lennox community.
In the past, Lennox has underreported it’s population in fear the data will be shared with other government agencies, such as immigration. As a district we asked these questions for you and can report the 2020 Census will NOT ask about immigration status or social security numbers. The Census data will NOT be shared with any other agencies. All answers are confidential and will be used for statistical purposes.
Please report actual household numbers to ensure we get as much funding as possible for our schools and community services. If you have any questions, please email an administrator or the parent liaison to answer all your concerns. Thank you for putting Lennox first.
Newsletter: May 4, 2020
Visit our Jefferson Facebook Page to leave a note for your teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week!! Our Teachers are AMAZING!!
This week is Teachers Appreciation Week. Although our current distance learning model does not allow for our traditional gestures of appreciation, we wanted to make sure we celebrated the greatness of our teachers. Our teachers truly are amazing.
Since closing the schools, our teachers have adapted their teaching strategies to meet the needs of your children at home. Most of you can testify to the late night responses and phone calls to try and help your son or daughter with online assignments. Our teachers are working harder than ever, because they truly care about your children's education.
To show them our appreciation this week, we will have a Teachers Appreciation Spirit Week. If you are able to participate, please do so. The schedule is posted below.
Let's show our teachers the love they deserve!
Schedule for appreciation
Grading and Report Cards
For now, please continue to work with your children on their assignments. Our teachers are creating lessons and assignments that will help them start the following school year. If your child does not do the work, they will lose that education our teachers are providing virtually. The importance to continue learning from home is critical for your child's well-being as we move forward. Please continue to monitor their work, submit assignments, and communicate with your teachers. We are all growing through this together, and we need your support at home.
The Lennox community is strong. You, as our parents, are the key to help your child's education continue. We will continue to work together for all our kids.
Here to serve you,
Mother's Day May 10th
We thank you for all you do to help your children. As mothers, you are the first teachers your child ever meets. You teach your children to love, to respect, to live a life with all the values you instill in them since they were babies. A mother's love is unconditional and unbreakable. Mother's day is every day, but on May 10th, all mothers will be celebrated. We at Jefferson would like to thank you and wish you a Happy Mother's Day! You deserve it and much more. This week in honor of Mother's day, we will have mother themed books in our link below.
Newsletter: April 27, 2020
Parents and Teachers working together.
As our school district continues to adjust to the distance learning model, we want to remind you that your children's health and safety is our priority. Together we will overcome these current times and grow from it.
Your child is exactly where they need to be. When we return, our school and teachers will work hard to get our students where they need to be. It's no secret, our teachers are AMAZING and teaching is their SUPER POWER!
Continue to do the assignments teachers are posting as they will help increase the grade of your child. Continue to be kind to yourself and your children. Continue to be the AMAZING parents you are. Please continue to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Here to serve you,
Low Cost Internet Opportunity
Below is a resource that was shared by a teacher from Jefferson to help our families get low-cost internet. It is a non profit organization called Human I.T. where families can qualify for low cost internet access that ranges from $10-$25 a month. You can text them or call them. The organization has representatives that can help them in Spanish. In some cases if they qualify, you can qualify for a free Chromebook Below is the link:
Newsletter: April 20, 2020
WELCOME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK.. Virtually
Hope all is well with you and your families. We wanted to welcome back our students from a much deserved spring break. The transition to distance learning has been hard on all, especially our children. It's challenging times like these that demonstrate the resilience and will of our students to continue moving forward. With your help and support, as a district, we will continue moving forward for these last 9 weeks of the school year.
We cannot stress enough how thankful we are as a school to have amazing parents. We understand distance learning is new to you as well. You are now using technology in ways you hadn't before. You are learning how to navigate through clever and our educational applications like never before. Just know we are grateful for all you are doing. We are in this together for our kids.
As a school, we also acknowledge we do not know your own personal challenge COVID-19 has posed on your family. We are here to help. Please email any of us if we can be of service. In the end, we want our kids healthy and safe. When they return, our amazing teachers will work to ensure we recover the loss of academics. They will do what's best for their students.
As we continue to overcome this health crisis, we want you to focus on the well-being of your children. Give your little heroes more hugs, more one to one play/family time and an extra dose of patience and forgiveness. They are missing their extended families and their school yard friends. Let's work together to have a great end of the year.
Here to serve you,
Distance Learning ... What to expect?
As you know, we will not be back this academic school year. We plan to be back in August 2020 and ready to work and educate your children. Until then, we have to continue to teach our students at home.
This week your child's teacher was given the district plan for distance learning. Our incredible teachers will take the plan and implement it to the best of their ability to help their students. They will be communicating with you on next steps for the next 9 weeks. We ask that you be patient with teachers as they too are learning how to use technology to help their students at home.
Some teachers feel more comfortable with technology and will start virtual teaching through zoom or google hangouts. Some teachers need time to adjust and use technology in a way that makes sense to them and their students through applications such as EPIC, Flipgrid, see saw, etc. Some teachers will use all platforms available. We are encouraging our teachers to do what feels right to them. The one thing all teachers are doing is trying their best to educate your child. Our teachers are amazing and truly care for their students. We are all learning together and together we will overcome this educational challenge.
Below is our district distant learning link for resources to help our families.
Thank you for all your understanding and support.
Newsletter April 13, 2020
A Message from the Assistant Principal
Today is April 13th, exactly one month from a moment in time we will all never forget. One month ago we informed you that our school would be closed due to COVID-19. One month ago we asked you help in transitioning from traditional teaching routines to distance learning through technology. One month ago, we never thought we would be where we are. But like the resilient community we are, after a month of distant learning, our kids have continue to learn and the parent school relationship grows even stronger.
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your hard word and understanding through this transition of remote distant learning. On the surface, it sounds easy to say we will continue to teach our student through a distant learning model, however we recognize it brings on additional complex layers. Not to mention, it underscores the value and importance of student interaction. We miss all of our students dearly.
We will continue to work with students in creative ways when we come back from spring break. Your child's teacher will communicate the next steps for learning from home. As we encounter challenges and barriers with distance learning, we will work as partners to overcome them. As always we continue to stand behind the mission of the school, that every student can and will achieve success!
Thank you for all you are doing to ensure your child is learning at home. We are in this together, and together we will grow and be better for it.
Here at your service,
PS. Mr. Estrada is back at home doing all he can for a speedy recovery! He thanks all of you for your well wishes and prayers.
Newsletter: April 6, 2020
A Message from Principal Estrada...
My Dear Jefferson Parents,
I wanted to inform our families that I will be on a medical leave for the rest of the school year. This year, I was diagnosed with a heart condition that I was born with that will result in a surgery, that was successfully completed and now I am on a lengthy recovery until June possibly July.
Your patience and support has brightened my spirits and have given me strength. Being the Principal where I myself was a student is the highest honor that has ever been given to me for the last 11 years.
I am blessed to serve our families and I appreciate all your support for my family and I.
In my temporary absence, David Chavez and Emily Polk will continue to support our families. Please contact them for any questions and or information you may need.
Blessings to each of you,
Jefferson Elementary School Website & Calendar:
We are updating our School Website and Calendar. Please go to our school website to get the latest information.
School Website: Click Here!
Newsletter: March 31, 2020
Spring Break: April 6th- April 17th
COV-19 School Closure through May 4th
As we continue to monitor the COV-19 Virus, Jefferson Elementary School will remain closed until May 4, 2020. Student will return on May 5, 2020. We will continue to keep our families posted if anything changes we will inform our families. Please stay safe and healthy.
English: Click Here
Spanish: Click Here
Please Update Student Contact Information:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are giving our families an opportunity to update student contact information. Please complete the Student Contact Information Link to receive our Parent Newsletter, Phone Call, E-Mail or information from your Teacher. Please use this link. You will need to complete this for EACH of your children. If you have 3 kids, you will need to click 3 times.
Student Contact Information Link: Click Here!
Imagine Learning Math Facts!
Imagine Math Facts teaches students math facts through a series of powerful, engaging activities on multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction—helping each child quickly gain automaticity and math fluency along with a new interest in math.
All of our student have a FREE ACCOUNT: Click Here!
California Free Mental Health Resources:
California has launched its first statewide mental health line, which is toll-free and will be staffed daily. The line is toll-free, and it will be staffed daily for most of the day. The number is 1-855-845-7415. You can use it via telephone or instant messaging.
Mondays to Fridays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
FREE SUPPORT: CLICK HERE!
FREE LUNCH AT JEFFERSON 10am to 12pm April-May 4th
MARCH 23, 2020 Parent NEWSLETTER
We Need Your Help: Spread the Word!
At Jefferson School, all of our contact information to all our parents change from time to time. The school is closed, so we can't change your updated phone numbers or emails. WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are reading this, we have your email address. Please text this address to other families who are Not Receiving our emails. You are our BEST source of spreading our news, reminders and announcements. This link will never change, but the information will.
Here is the link: https://www.smore.com/64uhb-jefferson-elementary-school
Please copy and paste this link on your text to other Jefferson School Parents- Spread the word!
Jefferson School Email Addresses:
We are here to help our parents and students. Teachers have made every effort to contact all 917 students. However, we are missing 11% of the students. We need your help! If you have not heard from your teacher, please email your teacher with your updated contact information. Please include: 1. Name of child, 2. Updated Phone and 3. Updated: email address. You will need to do this for every one of your children. If you have 3 kids at Jeffereson, you will need to email all three teachers. If you do not know your child's teacher, please ask your child. If you still can't get this information please email one of the administrators.
All Staff is available 8:15 to 3:15, but may take up to 24hrs to follow up with your email. REMINDER: The office is closed, we are not answering any phones. Please email the teacher directly for classroom questions. School concerns, please email one of the administrators. We are here to help.
EMAIL LINK: CLICK HERE!
Lennox School District FREE Online Support & Resources:
The Lennox School District is prepared to support learning at home through its technology adoptions: Google Classroom, Clever, and Nearpod. Take a look at the following resources for ideas on how to support students and families with engaging learning experiences during an extended stay at home. For more resources from the Lennox Technology Department, check out the Lennox District Technology Page. Click Here!
REMINDER THAT YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHERS HAS ASSIGNED EACH STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS. If your child needs more work, please email your child's teacher.
Jefferson School FREE Online Resources: CLEVER
The following on FREE Online Resources available for our Jefferson School Students. Please make sure your child is able to log in using their "CLEVER" Log in. Please email your chil'd teacher to get your child's log in.
CLEVER LINK Click Here!
The Following Online Resources are available free to our Jefferson Students:
2. Imagine Learning Math Facts
3. Google Mail
4. Google Classroom
5. Star Fall
6. Accelerated Reader
7. Swun Math
FREE ABC MOUSE & More!
FREE INTERNET for 60 days
LOS ANGELES - SPECTRUM/CHARTER will be offering free access to their respective internet networks for low-income families and others for a need to stay connected to information during this corona virus crisis. This is not sponsored by the Lennox School District.
Spectrum Information LINK: Click Here!
Fox LA News: Click Here!
News Article: Click Here!
TAG Mobile California Free Phone Service
TAG Mobile is happy to offer government assisted wireless service to low income families and individuals that qualify in California. TAG Mobile California Lifeline Service is a Federal Free-Phone program. It is offered to the eligible residents of California who meet certain criteria. To participate in the program, the income of the resident has to be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. Please find the information about what you will need to apply for the LifeLine service below. This is not sponsored by the Lennox School District.
LINK: Click Here!