Jefferson Journal

Week of November 21-23

Office News

Important November Dates

November 21: PTO Meeting in Jefferson Library at 5:30 pm

November 23: 1/2 Day of School -- Dismissal at 11:30 am

November 24: NO SCHOOL -- HAPPY THANKSGIVING

November 25: NO SCHOOL

November 29: Jefferson Spirit Day -- Wear Maroon and Gray!

November 29: November Character Celebration at 9:50-10:10 am

November 29: Noodles and Company Fundraiser from 4-8 pm

1/2 Day of School-November 23

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, students will be dismissed from school on Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:30 am. There will be no school on Thursday, November 24th or Friday, November 25th. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28th.
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Jefferson State Report Card Meets Expectations

We are so proud of the growth that our Jefferson students made during the 2021-2022 school year and our annual state report card reflects this! Our Jefferson students grew from a score of 55.6 earning a Meets Few Expectations during the 20-21 school year to a score of 64.3 earning a Meets Expectations in the 21-22 school year. We are especially proud of our students outpacing the state growth average in math and for student achievement growth for all of our subgroups in both ELA and Math. Our goal for the 22-23 school year is to move Jefferson to a school that Exceeds Expectations and with a strong school/home connection we know we can do this!
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November Restorative Practices Parent Video

November Caregiver Restorative Practices Video

Jefferson Attendance Update

Caregiver Attendance Shout Out Quarter 1

November PTO Meeting

Please join us for our November Parent Teacher Organization meeting in the Jefferson library at 5:30 pm. We look forward to having all our caregivers support our journey together!

Winter Weather

With winter slowly creeping in, it is important that your child has the appropriate clothes to play outside during recess. Your child should have boots, snowpants, jacket, gloves/mittens, and a hat.

United One Credit Union -- Jefferson Branch

The United One Credit Union student run branch will be open on Tuesday, November 22nd. Find us in the Rotunda, located near the main entrance 8 - 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday school is in session! Look in the Friday folder for more information.
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November Spirit Day

It is time once again for our monthly Character Celebration and Jefferson Spirit Day. Wear your school colors of maroon and gray or your Jefferson gear to school on Tuesday, November 29th!

Noodles & Company PTO Fundraiser

Join us for dinner with your family at Noodles & Company on Tuesday, November 29th. 25% of all sales this evening from 4-8 pm will go toward our Jefferson PTO and giving back to our students and teachers. See the flyer below for how to make sure your order counts!
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Save the Date: Winter Concert

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4K Registration Process for 2023-2024

The MPSD offers a FREE four-year-old kindergarten program for children who will be 4 on or before September 1, 2023. Information regarding the registration process will be mailed to eligible families after the winter break. To ensure your child is on this list, please email dischs@mpsd.school with your child's name, birthdate and address. If you have specific questions, please call 920-686-4786. Thank you!

November Fresh Fruit and Veggie Menu

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Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminder

As a reminder, the following locations are allowed for drop-off/pick-up:


  • Manila Street -- NO PARKING on the south side or middle of the street!
  • the east side of 14th Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!
  • the north side of Division Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!


Parents should not pull in the parking lot for drop-off or pick-up. This space is for staff and school buses only.


Please watch all three of these short videos that share IMPORTANT information on where at Jefferson you can drop-off and pick-up. If we all work together, drop-off and pick-up can go quite smoothly.

Before School

Students should not be dropped off before 8:00 am as there is no playground supervision. The playground is closed and students should report directly to their assigned entrances.


We also ask that students not cut through the parking lot in the front of the building, but instead cross at the crosswalks. Students cannot be seen cutting through the cars and we don't want a child to get hit.

Griffins of the Week

This year we will be highlighting one student from each grade level each week that demonstrates our Jefferson values: Be Here--Be Safe--Be Respectful--Be Responsible.

Notes from the School Counselor

School-Based Mental Health Opportunity

If you are interested in learning more about the School-Based Mental Health services described below for your child(ren), please contact our school counselors at (920) 663-9392.
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Notes from the School Nurse

Lakeshore Community Health Dental Clinic

The 2022-2023 school year is upon us and it is time to sign your student(s) up for the school dental program provided by Lakeshore Community Health Care! We provide dental services such as exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride, sealants, and fillings right at your child's school. Please follow this link to fill out the sign up form for school dental services https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/535490245.htm


Once submitted, this form will be sent directly to us, not lost on the way to school or in a backpack. A green paper dental sign-up form will also be sent home from school with your child(ren). These paper forms need to be returned to the school office as soon as possible. You will need to fill out one form for EACH child. If you have any questions, please give our office a call at 920-395-2981 ext. 327 or email us at. mtwcschoolsdental@lakeshorechc.org

Notes from Medical Visits

If your child misses school for a medical appointment (doctor, dentist, orthodontist, etc.), please bring a note from the doctor's office to our Jefferson office upon your return.

Jefferson Community Connections

Reporting Your Child's Absence

If your child will be absent from school. please make sure to call the Jefferson Attendance Line at (920) 663-9529.


State law requires the Manitowoc Public School District to enforce the regular attendance of students. Wisconsin Act 285 defines a “habitual truant” as “a pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse for part or all of five school days during a semester.” Per the state law, students are not allowed more than 10 absences in a school year. Families whose student exceeds the designated number of allowed absences will receive attendance letters in the mail and we will request that you participate in an attendance problem-solving meeting where we will work through each family situation.

Parent Support

Our Student Support Leader, Tara Foytik, will be available for YOU to text, email, or call to address any questions or issues you may be having during in-person or virtual learning!


Options to contact Tara Foytik:

Text/Call: (920)323-5736

Email: foytikt@mpsd.school

Boys and Girls Club

Busing after school from Jefferson to the Boys and Girls Club is available for $1 per ride once your child is registered with the Boys and Girls Club
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Manitowoc Public School District Job Board

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STAY CONNECTED

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Join our Facebook Page

We would love to have you 'like' our Jefferson Elementary School Facebook page and our Jefferson PTO Facebook page. We post photos of our students engaging in learning, important announcements, links to community events for families, and so much more. It is a great way to stay connected to all things happening at Jefferson!