Jaguar Journal

April 23, 2021

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Positive Shout Outs

We are very happy to recognize our students that were chosen to receive positive shout-outs this week. They were selected by staff members for demonstrating their PRIDE behaviors. These students have been positive role models in their classrooms and gone out of their way to demonstrate acts of kindness. It is a great moment for all when they are recognized on the announcements and have their names displayed on the bulletin board outside of the office. Thank you to all these wonderful kids who truly make a difference every day!
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Summer Bridge Night

In May grades K-2 will be hosting a summer bridge night. Parents are invited to Thomas Jefferson to meet with staff members to discuss ideas and programs that can be used with your child to help prevent the summer slide. Many parents always ask what they can do to help or what should they do to help their child not lose ground over the summer. Come meet with us for some wonderful ideas and suggestions. Looking forward to seeing you. Check out the dates below.

May 6th - 2nd Grade

May 11th - 1st Grade

May 13th.- Kindergarten

Please come to the big gym from 6:30- 7:30 pm

Please look for the grade level invitations to come home and please RSVP so that we will have the right amount of materials for the evening.

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PTO Elections were held this week at our last PTO meeting on Tuesday night. Our new PTO board members for the 2021-22 school year are

President - Jill Brockman

Vice President - Jen Muehl

Treasurer - Justin Kemper

Secretary - Ericka Haqqi

We would like to take this time to thank our wonderful PTO for all that they do for the staff and students of Thomas Jefferson. A special thanks to Mrs. Lisa Mooney for her dedication over the past 7 years. Mrs. Mooney served 2 years as the Vice President and 5 years as the president of our PTO. During this time, she has truly made a difference for our school. She will not be holding a board position next year, however, she will still be an active PTO member. So we look forward to still working with her in the future.

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The buy one get one book fair is scheduled for Friday, May 14th during the school day. This is a one day only opportunity. Students can shop during the school day at their convenience. We will also have evening hours for you to shop from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place.
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Edukit School Supplies for Next Year

It is not too early to begin thinking about the next school year. Save yourself some time and money and consider ordering your child's school supplies ahead of time. Jefferson Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2021/2022 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by our school.

Your student’s order will be in the classroom on the first day of school.

Extended ordering is available June 16 – July 23 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.

Go to by June 15, 2021, for the best pricing and free shipping.

Secretary 's Day

This past Wednesday was Secretary's Day. We would like to recognize and thank Mrs. Dugger and Mrs. Flick in the office for all that they do to keep Jefferson running smoothly every day. They
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Special Visit

Today we had a special visitor at Jefferson. Mr. Murphy from the board office came over to read to all our kindergarten classes. It was a great morning!
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5th Grade Google Presentations on Light and Sound

These 5th graders did an excellent job learning about light and sound. They created Google slide presentations and taught their classmates what they learned.


Your child must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2021, to be enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year. To make an appointment to register your child, please contact Lori Dugger at 440-942-7244 or by email at

Foertmeyer Flower Fundraiser

The orders are in and the flower pick-up date is scheduled for Monday, May 17th at Jefferson Elementary. You may pick up your orders in the Safety Town area between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 pm. The PTO is looking for volunteers to help out on that day. If you are able to help for even a little bit of time, it would be greatly appreciated. Check out the link below to sign up for a time slot. Thank you!


On April 13th we celebrated Thomas Jefferson's birthday. Each student received a bookmark. It was brought to our attention that the quote that was printed on the bookmark was not a quote from Thomas Jefferson, however, it was a quote from Thomas Edison. Although the message of the quote was in line with our school vision, it was not one that was from Thomas Jefferson. Please see below for the correction.
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This is the bookmark that was sent home with each student.

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  • If you are making any changes to your child's transportation home, please send in a note or notify the office on the day of the change. Also, if your child will not be attending school for any reason, please call the school first thing in the morning.
  • Please remember to have your child bring a water bottle with their name on it each day. The drinking fountains are off-limits at this time due to COVID precautions.
  • Just a reminder to all parents when picking up their children. ALL BUSES HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY WHEN EXITING THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT. Please be careful and cognizant of this when exiting.
  • Please have your child dress appropriately for this crazy weather. Were you able to find the winter coats this week?! We will be outside for recess every day unless it is raining.We hope the temperature does not go below 20 degrees again!
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AIR Testing

Our 5th graders will be taking the science AIR Test on Tuesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 29th. This will be the last of the state testing. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students have worked very hard and we are proud of them.



4/27- AIR testing for science 5th grade part one

4/29- AIR testing for science 5th grade part two

4/28 - All virtual students in grades 3,4, and 5 at North High School (Math)


5/3 - 5/7 - Teacher appreciation week

5/6 - Summer Bridge Night for 2nd-grade parents

5/11 - Summer Bridge Night for 1st-grade parents

5/13 - Summer Bridge NIght for kindergarten parents

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