Jefferson School Parent Post

May 2021

School Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number - 309-263-2650
  • Office Hours 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Office Fax Number - 309-284-3031
  • Jefferson Attendance Line - 309-284-3025
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May 3 - 7 - A Week of Celebration

Monday, May 3rd

Bring in a candy bar for your teacher or favorite staff member.

Tuesday, May 4th

Join us in decorating the sidewalk in front of Jefferson School right after school.

Wednesday, May 5th

Bring in flowers for your teacher or favorite staff member.

Thursday, May 6th

Bring in a card/letter thanking your teacher or a staff member for everything they do.

Friday, May 7th

Bring in a salty treat for your teacher or favorite staff member.

Teacher Appreciation & End of Year Volunteer Opportunities...We need your help!

Sign up for Field day:

Sign up for Staff Appreciation Breakfast: (If this goes out before the date of this)

Sign up for Staff Appreciation Lunch:

Sign up for Staff Appreciation Polar Pop delivery:

Sign up for Teacher Appreciation Extra recess

Important Dates & Upcoming Events


3 SCRIP Orders Distributed; 6:00pm 4th Grade Recorder Concert (Gym); Dress up like your favorite staff member

4 TEAM Day; Band/Orchestra/Choir - Arts in the Park @ Idlewood; Dress up Day - Star Wars

5 11:55am Early Release

6 Nurse Appreciation Day

7 SCRIP Orders Due; Jefferson School Picnic

12 3rd Grade Fieldtrip to Morton Cinema; Ms. Ropp KG Fieldtrip to Farm

13 Jefferson 6th Grade Step Up Day; 2nd Grade to Aberle Farm & Northwoods Park

14 SCRIP Order Distributed; 4th Grade Walking Trip to DQ; 6th Grade Fieldtrip to Idlewood Park

15 Vision & Dental Exams due for required students

17 Kindergarten Celebration; 1st Grade Fieldtrip to Wildlife Prairie Park

18 Step It Up! Readathon Event Day; Laugh Olympics

20 Last Day for Students 11:55am Dismissal

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St. Jude Spirit Week May 10 - 14

Monday - Hats Off to St. Jude

Tuesday - Dress like a Scientist - Ready for Research

Wednesday - Wacky Hair, Don't Car - Wig or Crazy Hair

Thursday - St. Jude "Super Hero" Day

Friday - Wear Red for St. Jude or St. Jude Gear


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Current 2020/2021 School Year.

Reminders were sent home for students that have not yet submitted their required dental and vision exam documentation for this school year. KG students need to have a vision & dental exam; 2nd, 6th grades need dental, and all new students to our district need vision and dental.

We ask that you provide us a copy prior to the May 15 deadline. Please send completed forms to the school office asap, or contact Mrs. Presley in the office if you have any questions.

Dental examination dates acceptable are 11/15/2019 to 5/15/2021

Vision examination dates acceptable are 8/11/2019 to 5/15/2021

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Jefferson PTO would like to welcome our new Patriot students & families to Jefferson.

What does PTO do?

  • Provide assistance to classroom teachers and support school initiatives
  • Meet monthly to discuss ways to support students and teachers
  • Coordinate the annual fundraiser - Step It Up/Readathon will kickoff at the end of Aug.
  • Provide ways for families to give back to Jefferson - Kroger Rewards, SCRIP, Amazon Smile, & more!

Next Meeting - March 22 at 6:30pm

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Jefferson Vision & Mission

Vision: Educating Patriots today to be leaders tomorrow.


We are P.A.T.R.I.O.T.S.

P. ositive role models & problem solvers

A. chievers

T. eam players

R. eaders & rigorous learners

I. ndependent thinkers

O. pen-minded & offering opportunities to all

T. echnology innovators

S. etting examples by serving others

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Safe Classrooms, Successful Outcomes

Here is your one-stop link for all current information related to COVID, including District 709's Return to School Plan and the online form for employees & families to report COVID cases. If your child or a member of your family has tested positive or is suspected of having COVID, we need you to call our attendance line and complete the online form - Family COVID Case Report. Please make attendance phone calls by 8:30am daily.
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