JES Weekly E-Blast

March 20, 2016

Weekly Schedule

Monday - Day 4

Tuesday - Day 5 - Lab Ratz

Wednesday - Day 1

Thursday - Spring Recess

Friday - Spring Recess

Monday - Spring Recess

Tuesday (3/29) - Day 2

Highlights From Last Week

Congratulations to The Return of the Baconators!

Congratulations to The Return of the Baconators for their 1st place win in the 5th grade Battle of the Books competition last week! The Baconators returned for their second consecutive win! Congratulations boys!

Congratulations to Dumbledore's Army!

Congratulations to Dumbledore's Army for their 1st place win in the 4th grade Battle of the Books competition last week!

Kindergarten Registration Going on Now!

Kindergarten registration is in full swing. Registration packets are available online or in the JES office.

Coming Up This Week

Elementary Strings Concert

3/21 @ 7:30 - HS Auditorium

5th Grade vs. Staff Basketball Game

3/23 @ 2:30

Spring Recess

3/24 - 3/28

Future Events

JES Art Night

3/30 @ 6:30-8:00 JES Cafeteria

JES Spring Sing - Parent Performance

4/1 @ 2:00 - JES Auditorium

PSSA Testing

English Language Arts (Grades 3-5) - 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14

Math (Grades 3-5) - 4/18. 4/19, 4/20

Science (Grade 4) - 4/25, 2/27

Bring Your Child to Work Day


Please completed a pre-approved absence form if you are planning on having your child participate in this event.

Pre-Approved Absence Form

PTA Updates

PTA 2016-2017 Board

Elections for the 2106-2107 JES PTA Board were held at the March PTA meeting on Wednesday, March. Congratulations to all of our incoming officers.


Christine Neavin

1st Vice President

Valerie Baer

2nd Vice President

Sarah Shaw


Tamara Grant

Recording Secretary

Kristin Archbold

Corresponding Secretary

Karen Wolling


Carrie Conboy

Art Fun Night

Please join us on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm for a
fun night of art projects for students and families, K-5! Our art teacher, Mrs. Switzer, will be at school that evening and has organized projects using different art mediums. We hope to see you there!

Join the Kids of Steel Team

The JES Kids of Steel program officially kicked off this past week, but you can still join the fun. Register by March 31, and get ready to run and have fun. JES track sessions during the lunch hour will be offered again this year as well as Track Sundays from 1-2 p.m. at the High School with the other Mt. Lebanon Schools.

Back by popular demand, will be the student-teacher race offering 1/2 mile and 1 mile distances. Each registration in the kids of steel program gives us an opportunity to win the $1,000 physical education grant. Sign up today at When registering make sure you select Jefferson Elementary School - Mt. Lebanon.

Yearbook Photos
We are always in need of photos for the JES Yearbook. If you have photos of school events or extracurricular activities that you would like to see in the yearbook, please send the images If you would like to be a volunteer photographer at upcoming school events, please contact Sarah at to coordinate schedules. Thank you.

MLEA Summer Grant Applications

MLEA is now accepting summer grant applications. For nearly 35 years, Mt. Lebanon School District teachers have awarded study grants for returning Mt. Lebanon students (current kindergarteners through 11th graders) who plan to participate in summer enrichment programs. These scholarships are sponsored by the members of the Mt. Lebanon School District Teachers' Union.

Examples of acceptable programs: (NOT found in our regular curriculum)

Leadership conferences, Art programs, Music programs, Drama programs, Dance studies, Forensic/debate programs, Science or computer science camps, Culture and language camps.

Programs that will not be funded: Athletic camps, Religious camps, Travel-abroad programs, Private tutoring/lessons

For an application to be considered, you must submit both of the following:

  • Online application *Do NOT use the "copy" and "paste" function when completing your online application.*
  • Two brief teacher/coach/mentor recommendations

NOTE: Applying does not ensure an award. Submit an application online at The application deadline is Monday, 4/25.

About Us

The Jefferson Elementary learning community has an exceptional reputation for its dedicated teachers, staff and parents working together to provide learning experiences for our children that include high expectations, a challenging curriculum and a shared commitment to provide the best education possible for each and every student.