Jaguar Times

What's Going on at School This Week - February 4 - 8


Calendar of Events

OBOB Battles - 3rd Grade Only

All Week - beginning at 11:00 am - Library

Walk and Bike to School

Wednesday, February 6

Decades Dress Up Day

Friday February 8

Dance of the Decades

Friday, February 8

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Jaguar Gym

Wildlife Stewards Work at the Creek

Sunday, February 10

11 am - 1 pm

Looking Ahead...


Tuesday and Wednesday - February 12 & 13

Jaguar Gym

Jaguar Java (see below for more information)

Tuesday, February 12

5:45 pm - Library

JPAT Meeting

Tuesday, February 12

6:30 pm - Library

NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Monday, February 18

JPAT Dine Out

Wednesday, February 20 - Sky High

Jefferson Carnival

Friday, February 22

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Dance of the Decades - February 8

Come join us for an evening of dancing, dress up (optional), and fun at the Jefferson Elementary Dance of the Decades on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:00pm.

The dance still features MC Mr. Yeh on the music but the theme has been changed from the 50s Sock Hop to a dance featuring music and fun from the 1950s into the 2000s. Different name, same venue, more music and more fun!

Light snacks will be served. Please feel free to bring a snack to share (gluten-free options labeled).

Volunteers are needed to help decorate, set up, assist at snack tables, and clean up.

If you would like to help or for more information please contact Kristy Johnson at 541-990-3044 or email:

Thank you!

Kristy Johnson

Dance of the Decades


Jaguar Java - February 12

All parents are invited to attend this informative conversation featuring our guest speaker Chris Hawkins who works as Student Support for the Corvallis School District. Chris will present information about serving our students navigating poverty, including our students who are homeless. She will also be discussing our district efforts regarding suicide prevention and mental health.

It will be an important evening of great information. Please join us. Child care is provided.

Annual State Testing

Annual State Testing for 3rd - 5th graders will begin at the end of February. Please click HERE for updated and important information about Annual State Testing.

If you would like to learn more about your right to Opt Out of state testing, click HERE.

Breakfast and Lunch Reminders for Parents

If your child eats breakfast and/or lunch at school, or purchases a milk to go with their lunch from home, please be sure to maintain sufficient funds in their lunch account balance.

Please click HERE to learn more about our school meals, check out the monthly menu, and to monitor or replenish your child's meal account online.


Jefferson Jog-A-Thon 2019 - February 12 and 13

Would your student like to see Mrs. Harder in a tutu? Or Mr. Phillips? How about all the teachers in tutus? Our annual Jog-a-thon is coming in just a few short weeks, and we have some new, fun incentives for our classes this year, including tutus, extra recess, and a special lunch with Mrs. Harder!

The Jog-a-thon is the biggest annual fundraiser for our school, but more importantly, one that the students feel a pride in creating. The money raised helps fund a variety of programs that sustain our school community, including band, Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB), the 5th grade musical, and over 16 other clubs. And the students have a blast participating in it!

We do need volunteers to help count laps and cheer on the students. At least ten volunteers are needed for each class. Come for one or two sessions, or more! Sign up is available at: or contact Meagan Johanson at We couldn’t do it without you!

Your Jogathon Team,

Paul Jacobsen

Rorie Solberg

Meagan Johanson


What I Am Reading this Week


Corvallis School District Community Flyers

Don't forget to check out this LINK each week to connect with upcoming community activities, events, or programs.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Just a reminder that any parents who would like to attend field trips with their child or volunteer in their child's classroom must complete a volunteer application prior to volunteering. Please click this LINK and apply today if you did not complete a volunteer application when you did Registar this summer.


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Thank you!

Jefferson Elementary School

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