Jefferson Elementary School
Inspire * Engage * Empower
Monday, October 17th - Staff Meeting 3:05
Tuesday, October 18th - Fundraiser Forms are Due!
Wednesday, October 19th - PINK OUT DAY at Jefferson!
Wednesday, October 19th - DRA Closes/End of First Quarter
Wednesday, October 19th - TAT meeting
Thursday, October 20th - Picture Retakes
Friday, October 21st - Country Day at Jefferson - Get out your boots and overalls!
It's Country Day at Jefferson!
Fundraiser forms are Due on Tuesday, October 18th!
PINK OUT DAY at Jefferson!
Guided Math Observations
As you know, we are attempting to provide teachers with more release time in an effort to watch and learn from one another. We have been focusing this year on Guided Math.
We have set up some time for 2nd Grade teachers to have the opportunity to watch Guided Math at Lincoln at the 3rd Grade level. I would like first grade to have the chance to watch 2nd grade, and Kindergarten the chance to watch 1st Grade.
On November 2nd, the Title Team will be scheduling and will have availability to cover classrooms internally so that we can make this happen.
SPED teachers! I didn't forget about you. Please look at this schedule and decide when/how we can assist you so that you are able to observe in a classroom/grade level of your choice.
*Teachers - schedules may have to be adjusted slightly to accommodate these observations. If you take a recess break or another subject area comes into your schedule during this hour, please modify so that we can see the math lesson and then transitions into your guided math time.
See the earlier email this week for your specific times.
Team Building Day - November 4th! Mark Your Calendars!
On Friday, November 4th, we will participate in a Team Building Day. Janet Freed is organizing this day with help from the high schoolers as well. Teachers will stay in their rooms and the centers will come to you. We will participate in one hour per grade level. (Preschool - These activities appear to be a bit over the preschool level. I will work with Mrs. Freed on perhaps a way to involve PreK in the spring.) Here are the assigned times.
8:30 - 9:30 - 2nd Grade
9:30 - 10:30 - First Grade
10:30 - 11:30 - Kindergarten
TEACHERS!! Here's Your Chance! Sign up now for this opportunity!
There are still spots left! Send me your name as soon as possible! You can still be a part of this opportunity!
Becky Haas has asked Administrators to share this professional development opportunity with our staff members. This professional development is sponsored by ISBE and encourages anyone who is interested to join other educators for a day of collaboration, networking, and information sharing at the ISBE Classrooms in Action conference. Classroom teachers will benefit by receiving and actively engaging in content specific information and resources supporting instruction aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards.
If you are interested, please check out this link and then let me know if this is something you would like to attend.
ESP Check In Meetings
Jefferson Staff Halloween Costume Make and Take Night!
What's Coming Up?
Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 24th - Oct. 28th - Details in Next Week's Edition
Cut Score Rubrics Due - Oct. 26th
Wednesday Half Day - Oct. 26th - Potluck Staff Lunch! Check the sign up sheet for details!
Halloween Party - Oct. 31st - 2pm Parade
Teacher Talks - Oct 31st
Teacher Talks - Nov. 1st
Fall Conferences- Nov. 1st and 3rd
Teacher Guided Math Observations - Nov. 2nd
Team Building Day at Jefferson - Nov. 4th (Morning Activities)