Jefferson School Parent Post

January 2022

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

(Call attendance line for: absences, tardies, appointments, leaving early, etc.)

Attendance Information E-Mail:

Medical Documents E-Mail Nurse:

From the desk of Mrs. Wyman...

Dear Patriot Parents,

As we embark on the beginning of our Christmas Holiday Break, I am reminded of the many gifts you have been given at Jefferson. We have the gifts of...

  • Amazing teachers and staff who work tirelessly to ensure your child is safe and learning.
  • Wonderful students who come to school and try their best.
  • Great parents who support our efforts to educate their child(ren).

One of the very special gifts at Jefferson is our secretary, Mrs. Grace Nessler. Mrs. Nessler has worked as the secretary of Jefferson School in the Morton School District for the past nine years. She is always willing to help, always has a smile, will go above and beyond - doing things without being asked, has an amazing lego collection that helps her build connections with students, and is sincerely kind to all she meets. Mrs. Nessler's time at Jefferson is coming to an end on Friday, January 14, as she has the distinct privilege of becoming a grandma for the first time. Mrs. Nessler plans to move out of state to be close to her new grandbaby and is very much looking forward to soaking up all the grandma snuggles. Though Mrs. Nessler will be sadly missed, we wish her the absolute best in her adventure as grandma!

In honor of Mrs. Nessler, we are planning a special day on Friday, January 14. More information will be sent home upon return from Christmas Break.

We wish you and your family the absolute best Christmas season! We look forward to welcoming our Patriots back to school, after a much deserved break, on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Sincerely, Mrs. Wyman

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

January, 2022

1-7 Winter Break

10 School Resumes from Holiday Break

11:55am Early Dismissal

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

11 TEAM Day - Wear your Patriot Red, White & Blue

13 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

14 2nd Quarter Report Cards

Gameball Run Assembly 8:10am

17 NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day

19 Popcorn Day

20 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

21 Jefferson Spelling Bee

24 Compliment Day

SCRIP Order Form Distributed

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

Jefferson PTO Meeting 6:30pm

25 Opposite Day

27 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

28 SCRIP Order Due

Jefferson Geography Bee

31 Backwards Day

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

February, 2022

1 TEAM Day

2 Early Dismissal 11:55am

World Read Aloud Day

3 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

4 SCRIP Order Distributed

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We are welcoming lunch guests to Jefferson School this year. If you are eating lunch with your child, please note the following procedures:

1. Lunch guests may sit only with their child. We are not allowing any other children to join you.

2. Lunch guests must sit with their child at one of the middle tables.

3. Lunch guests must sign in and out in the office.

Lunch times are as follows -

Kindergarten 11:00am

Fifth & Sixth 11:25am

Third & Fourth 11:50am

First & Second 12:15pm


The first pre-ordered half day lunch will be distributed on Monday, January 10. Students in K-2 will be provided time to eat their pre-ordered sack lunch in the cafeteria starting at 11:15am, will students in 3-6 will be provided time to eat starting at 11:30am.

Students will be allowed to take home any unfinished items from the pre-ordered sack lunch. However, we ask that students refrain from eating food while riding on district transportation.

Questions about the pre-ordered half day lunches? Call the school office or Arbor.

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Would You Like To Help PTO ?

Would you like to help with luncheons for the staff at Jefferson? Here are the links below to enter your volunteer information.

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


The PTO Carnival has been moved to Friday, February 25. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We are in need of a silent auction coordinator and a chair for the kitchen. If you are interested, please let Amy Jones ( or the office know.

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 - Monday, January 24 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.