Jeffries Elementary

December 2016 Parent Newsletter from Dr. Liz Cooper

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Weekly Update:

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:

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

To spread some holiday cheer, Student Council will be selling Holiday Grams again this year. The money raised will directly go to our Leadership Program. This is a great way to also include staff- you can purchase holiday grams for staff members, students, your class, etc. Some teachers last year, chose this to give to each of their students so that everyone child received one the last week before break.

Staff/Parent Holiday Gram Informational Sheet

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

Grade: 3rd

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

Degrees: HS

Favorite Quote:

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.

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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!

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Jeffries Elementary Ozark Food Harvest Food Fight Results!

Thank you to all of the families who donated food items during our food drive. Ozarks Food Harvest thanked us for collecting a total of 681 pounds of food- just from Jeffries. Schools that participated among SPS R-12 collected a total of 31, 701 pounds of donations. This will provide 26,418 meals for families in need right here in the SPS district.