Week of May 22-26
Important May Dates
May 23: 5th Grade School Forest Field Trip
May 25: 4th Grade School Forest Field Trip
May 25: LHS Chamber Choir Concert
May 26: 5th Grade Washington Middle School Visit from 9:30-11:30 am
May 29: NO SCHOOL -- Memorial Day
May 30: Kindergarten School Forest Field Trip
May 31: Jefferson Family Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 am
May 31: 5th Grade Safety Patrol Movie at Mikadow Theater from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Important June Dates
June 1: 5th Grade Heritage Hill Field Trip
June 2: 4th & 5th Grade Spelling Bee at 8:45 am
June 2: K-4th Grade Manitowoc Public Library PresentationsJune 6: Jefferson Spirit Day -- Wear maroon and gray!
June 7: Jefferson Jamboree
June 8: 5th Grade Clap Out at 11:15 am
June 8: Last Day of School -- Dismiss at 11:30 am
Higher Grounds Coffee Truck for Briella
Jefferson Family Breakfast
5th Grade Clap Out
Summer School Info and Registration
- Manila Street -- NO PARKING on the south side or middle of the street!
- the east side of 14th Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!
- the north side of Division Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!
Parents should not pull in the parking lot for drop-off or pick-up. This space is for staff and school buses only.
We also ask that students not cut through the parking lot in the front of the building, but instead cross at the crosswalks. Students cannot be seen cutting through the cars and we don't want a child to get hit.
Griffins of the Week
Notes from the School Counselor
May Screen Free Activities
Here are some great options for screen-free activities as temperatures continue to rise!
Take a walk -- Pick up trash as you walk
Play games outside. Have a Hopscotch Tournament or play Four Square.
Outdoor Artwork -- Use Sidewalk Chalk to brighten the neighborhood or make art out of nature.
Go on a bike ride
Have a picnic
Enjoy a nature hike. Make it a scavenger hunt
Gardening and planting
Take a pet for a walk
Listen to music and make it a dance party.
Clean or organize outdoor areas. Add some competition to it
Play sports or enjoy recreational activities
Why are screen-free activities important?
Here is an article posted by Harvard University on the benefits of screen-free activities.
School-Based Mental Health Opportunity
Notes from the School Nurse
End of School Year Reminder Regarding Student Medications
As we are approaching the last weeks of the school year, here are a few reminders if your child has medications at school:
- All medications must be picked up by an adult prior to the last day of the school year. Any medications left at school after the last day will be properly disposed of by the MPSD Nurses.
- If your child is attending summer school and will need the medications there, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to bring the necessary medication to summer school on the first day of each session and pick it up on the last day of each session.
- Whenever possible, daily medications should be administered at home prior to arriving at summer school.
- All medication orders on file for this current school year are still in effect for summer school. New orders would need to be obtained again prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year.
Medications at School
Jefferson Community Connections
Reporting Your Child's Absence
State law requires the Manitowoc Public School District to enforce the regular attendance of students. Wisconsin Act 285 defines a “habitual truant” as “a pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse for part or all of five school days during a semester.” Per the state law, students are not allowed more than 10 absences in a school year. Families whose student exceeds the designated number of allowed absences will receive attendance letters in the mail and we will request that you participate in an attendance problem-solving meeting where we will work through each family situation.
Our Student Support Leader, Tara Foytik, will be available for YOU to text, email, or call to address any questions or issues you may be having during in-person or virtual learning!
Options to contact Tara Foytik:
Boys and Girls Club
Youth Resource Hub
A new resource that just launched this week! Healthiest Manitowoc County (HMC) has partnered with Coolest Coast to bring a youth resource hub to their website. The goal is to have a one-stop shop for caregiving adults (parents, guardians, grandparents, babysitters, godparents, etc.) to support the youth in their lives. This could be from parenting support, finding basic needs, looking for activities to get them involved in, and so on. Take a visit to the website to check out what is on there and suggest an edit if you have an organization you feel is missing!