Jaguar Times

What's Going on at School This Week - February 25 - March 1


Calendar of Events

World Rare Disease Day - Wear Denim

Thursday, February 28

World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance to raise awareness for 350 million people affected by rare disease globally.

Two-Hour Early Release

Friday, March 1 - All students released at 12:35/12:40 pm

Kindergarten Enrollment Opens

Friday, March 1

Transfer Request Opens Online

Friday. March 1

Looking Ahead...

Literacy Night

Monday, March 4

6:00 pm

Kindergarten Information Night

Wednesday, March 6

5:30 - 6:30 pm - Gym and Classrooms

JPAT Meeting

Tuesday, March 12

6:30 pm - Library

Parent - Teacher Conferences

March 13 - 15 - No School

3rd Grade Student Store Open

March 19 - 21

Before and After School and at Lunch - Main Hall

3rd and 4th Grade Fine Arts Night

Tuesday, March 19

6:30 - 7:30 pm - Gym

Spring Break!

March 25 - 29


We’d like your feedback – please take the Family Survey

Dear Jaguar Families,

I am writing to ask for 15 minutes of your time to complete an online survey of your thoughts and perspectives about our school community. We have asked YouthTruth – a nonprofit organization that supports hundreds of schools and districts across the county – to conduct an anonymous survey on our behalf. We are gathering information from all elementary school families and will use this data to better meet student needs throughout the district.

Please take the survey before it closes at midnight on Friday, March 1 by clicking this LINK

Please note:

 The survey needs to be completed in one sitting.

 We ask that one member of each household fill out the survey.

 If you have more than one child who attends the same school, you may respond to the survey multiple times - one time per child.

 If you write any comments, please do not include your name or anything else that might identify you.

Your responses are anonymous, and they will be combined with the responses of other parents and guardians before being shared back with school and district leadership.

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your response is incredibly valuable to us. If you have any questions about the survey please call the school office.



Beauty and the Beast at Corvallis High School

Come watch as we present the spectacle of Disney presented by 70+ students from our district!

A tale as old as time! Come see this classic!

This is a beautiful show that has over 120 costumes, 375 lighting cues, several buttresses, and 30 pounds of screws to hold it all together!!

To get $1 off any of the 2nd and 3rd weekend performances, use coupon code ROSE and get your tickets online or at the CHS front desk between 1:30-3:30 Monday through Friday.

Don’t miss this one - Get your tickets EARLY!!!!!

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

- The Beauty and the Beast Production Team


Annual State Testing

Annual State Testing for 3rd - 5th graders will begin at the end of February. Please click HERE for updated and important information about Annual State Testing.

If you would like to learn more about your right to Opt Out of state testing, click HERE.

Reminder- Restrictions on Food Offered During Celebrations and Parties

In accordance with Corvallis School District Policy, it will be the policy at Jefferson Elementary that any food offered at classroom celebrations or parties will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snack in School Nutrition Standards.

The policy reads in part, "Foods and beverages sold or offered in classrooms (e.g., celebrations, rewards) or school-sponsored activities during the school day shall follow the Oregon Smart Snacks standards unless otherwise exempt by state law."

This means that if you would like to bring treats to your child's class to celebrate their birthday those treats must meet or exceed the Smart Snack Nutrition Guidelines. You may choose to celebrate your child's birthday at school without food. Many of our classrooms already offer opportunities to celebrate birthdays with non-food options. Check with your classroom teacher for their birthday party guidelines.

Here are some helpful links to help you with your Smart Snack Shopping.

Smart Snack Fact Sheet

Smart Snack Calculator

Non-Food Celebration Ideas

The enforcement of this policy means that the office and the classroom teacher will not accept treats (like cupcakes) to celebrate birthdays. Please consult the links above to find those Smart Snack treats that are acceptable at school.


What I Am Reading this Week


Corvallis School District Community Flyers

Don't forget to check out this LINK each week to connect with upcoming community activities, events, or programs.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Just a reminder that any parents who would like to attend field trips with their child or volunteer in their child's classroom must complete a volunteer application prior to volunteering. Please click this LINK and apply today if you did not complete a volunteer application when you did Registar this summer.


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Thank you!

Jefferson Elementary School

The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director and Title IX Coordinator, 541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333