Jefferson Newsletter

Welcome Back!

Principal's Corner

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Jefferson. We hope you all had a restful and wonderful holiday break with family fun and time to rejuvenate. This spring we will continue to work with your children to develop academic and social skills. In January, we will also practice all of our safety drills.

Thank you for your continued support. We enjoy working with your children and find joy each day in watching their continued growth and development both academically and socially. I am so lucky to work with the dedicated staff, students, and parents at Jefferson Elementary!

Ms. Bigelow

Counselor's Corner

Building Resiliency in our Students

Disappointment, discouragement and frustration are all a part of life, so it is important children build skills to deal with these difficulties. These situations provide opportunities for them to build resiliency. Overprotection may cause kids to be emotionally fragile and never learn to bounce back from adversity.

When children learn to deal with little setbacks they are better prepared to deal with bigger ones later on in life. If a child never loses, they never learn to deal with loss. If one is never disappointed or frustrated they never learn how to overcome. Through struggle children learn persistence and determination. Sometimes the most uncomfortable situations present the biggest opportunities. Children with resiliency take on big challenges because they will be more confident and less afraid than those who have never struggled through adversity.

Excerpts taken from “No, Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear it and Ways Parents Can Say It”. by David Walsh , Phd.

If you ever need assistance or have questions, please feel free to contact Candace Bauer, our school counselor.


January 15th - End of First Semester - Early Release - 1:15 for Grades 1-6

Kindergarten a.m. hours 8:45 - 10:30

Kindergarten p.m. hours 11:30 - 1:45

January 18th - No School Martin Luther King Junior Holiday

January 19th - 5th and 6th Grade Parent Night at South

January 28th - Career Exploration Field Trip for 6th Grade

5th and 6th Grade Boy's Basketball is up and going. We have 40 players, which is more than we have had in several years. We will have two teams, some will practice in the morning and some in the afternoon. Our coaches will be Coach Carey and Coach Pfautsch.

Game schedules are not currently available but will be soon.

South Boise Little League

For those interested in the South Boise Little League, please click on the following link for more information and important dates of registration.