December 2016 Parent Newsletter from Dr. Liz Cooper
Thursday, Dec. 1-
Ozark Food Harvest Grocery Food Distribution at 9:30AM (for Jeffries families) at CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (updated date/time/location!)
Jeffries Skating Party with PTA Exec. Mtg. (6:30PM) at Skateland 6-8PM
Friday, Dec. 2- Leadership Assembly 9:30AM
PTA/Student Council Holiday Drive (Dec. 5-9)- We are collecting NEW Women's & Men's size hats, gloves, scarfs and socks. They will be donated to the Rare Breed.
Monday, Dec. 5- IGNiTE Parent Digital Citizenship Night! 6-7PM (if enough register)
Paper RSVP Form that’s going home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U30rRCFNWeaAyL41-Fqfek7xJtP236z5Vk1YqWHk_Hg/edit?usp=sharing
7:00-7:30PM- Winter Holiday Grams sold in front foyer (following Digital Night)
Dec. 5-16, 2016- Winter Holiday Grams sold in front foyer 8:20-8:50AM
Tuesday, Dec. 6- Happy birthday, Shelly Sawchak (1st Grade Teacher)!
Jaguar Junction; Student Council Mtg. 8AM
Friday, Dec. 9- Jaguar Choir performs at Battlefield Mall 5:30PM
Wednesday, Dec. 14- Jaguar Choir Field Trip with Karen Harvey
Friday, Dec. 16- Carver Carolers will come sing in halls/cafeteria at 11:00AM;
2nd Quarter Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (provided by PTA)
Monday, Dec. 19- Kickapoo H.S. Choir Assembly- Time TBD;
Student Council Holiday Craft/Minute-to-Win-It & Carol Sing-Along Night at Jeffries 6-7PM (free to get in/new stuffed animal donation requested, hot cocoa, etc. available for purchase) in the Gym & APR. Note: We do request donated new stuffed animal in return for attending the event. They will be given to children spending the holidays in the hospital.
Tuesday, Dec. 20- 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Nutcracker;
Holiday Sweater Day! (Wear your favorite or not-favorite holiday sweater)!
Wednesday, Dec. 21- End of 2nd Quarter;
It's a Winter Wonderland! (Staff/Students can dress up as a snowman, elf, reindeer, etc.). All school assembly (Choir performs)- 1:30-2:15PM; Winter Holiday Parties (2:30-3:30PM)- led by homeroom parents (see your child(ren)'s teacher if interested in helping.
Thursday, Dec. 22- End of 2nd Quarter- Professional Work Day (no students)
Holiday Grams! December 5-16, 2016
Holiday Gram Example (a personalized gram will be attached to either the elf or snowman fluff)
Teacher of the Month Highlight: Julie Allen
Name: Julie Allen
Years at Jeffries: 3
Years in Education: 5
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri and a Masters of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from the University of Missouri
Favorite Quote: "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
Favorite Children’s Book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by: Kate DiCamillo
Hobbies Outside of School: Spending time with my family and friends, going on walks with my dog Rocky, crafting, traveling, and photography
Interesting Fact or Something You Would Like Others to Know About You: I love to travel and have a lifetime goal to visit all 50 states in America.
Toni Stanley- Team Member of the Month Highlight
Name: Toni Stanley
Years at Jeffries: 2
Years in Education: 18, started at York in 1999
Favorite Children’s Book: OUT OF MY MIND
Hobbies Outside of School: gardening
Interesting Fact or Something You Would Like Others to Know About You:
Literally the most boring, no drama kind of life. Happily married enjoying what time I can with my granddaughters just waiting for the time I can spend with future grandsons (hopefully). Currently anticipating the next season of The Walking Dead on Netflex. All in all pretty mundane.
Jeffries Fitness Leaders Has Begun! Led by Coach Fielding
Description: Jeffries Fitness Leaders meet once a week! During our meetings students learn about different ways to sharpen the saw. We talk about ways to stay healthy like eating right and exercising and after that we go through a fun workout!