Jefferson Elementary

Jaguar Journal March 3rd, 2023

A Message from Ms. Brueske

Greetings Families,

We have had an exciting few weeks here at Jefferson! We started off with a school wide assembly where students celebrated individual as well as collective accomplishments. We recognized our Rock Star Readers who showed grit in growing in their reading skills. We cheered for our Jammin JAGS for being students that show their JAGS skills (Being Prepared, Acting responsibly, Giving Respect, Thinking Safety First).

We celebrated our 100th day of school with special activities geared towards students engaging in learning by exploring the number 100 and taking pride in their own growth that they have worked to achieve this year.

We also had some opportunities to welcome in our families and community. Starting off by welcoming in our NEW kindergartners and their families. Over 20 families were able to attend our Kindergarten Round Up night and hear all about our loving Jefferson Community and what exciting things lie ahead here when they start their educational journey with us next fall.

Our Spring Musical Concert highlighted the musical talents of our Kindergarten, Second and Fourth Graders. I can't emphasize enough how special it is to have our families and community back in our schools experiencing this live performance...lots of smiles and memories being made in the moment!

Lastly, one of the most essential pieces of our work is getting feedback from our families. Linked below is a survey for you to submit. If you would prefer to fill out the survey during our Parent Teacher Conferences, devices and support on how to do that will be available.

Thank you for taking time for this valuable feedback. We look forward to see you and your student March 16th or 21st to celebrate all the growth they've made this year!

Everything we do is intentional in fulfilling our District mission: Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is committed to working together equitably, with families and communities, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be a successful and contributing citizen in a diverse global society.

Your partner in learning,

Early Release Information for March 8th & 10th

We will have 2 early release dates coming up next week. Wednesday March 8th will be our first early release date. We will have Gap Care available for families from 12:30-2:30. At 2:30; ACES programming will be offered for those enrolled in ACES. On March 10th Gap Care will again be offered for families from 12:30-2:30. However, there will be NO ACES offered on March 10th so ALL students will need to be picked up at 2:30 on March 10th.

Below is a link for families to use to sign up for Gap Care for both dates. Please be sure to talk over the plan with your student and let you child's classroom teacher know what the plan is.

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be March 16th and 21st from 3:20-8:00.

Sign up for a 20 min conference using the PTCfast online sign up system:

Link for Conference sign up :

If you do not have access to a computer, or if you need help please call our Jefferson Office at 507-388-5480.

Up Coming Events

March 2nd & 16th- School Store

March 7th PTO Mtg 6-7 in the Media Center

March 8th Early Release

March 10th Early Release

Thu, March 16th Parent Teacher Conferences 3:20-8:00

March 17th- Science Fair

Tue, March 21st Parent Teacher Conferences 3:20-8:00

Spring break - Thu March 23rd - Tue March 28

Would you like to be a substitute teacher?

Substitute Teaching: Have you ever thought about being a substitute teacher? Our sub pool is quite limited this year, and we are on the hunt for interested individuals to consider this opportunity. A 4-year Bachelor's Degree is required, and you would need to obtain a substitute license, but we can help with that process. AND...if you only wanted to sub here at Jefferson, and nowhere else, we could help to support this. If you have any inkling that you might want to do this, please reach out to me!!! Details around how to acquire this licensure are linked below. We would love to have you at Jefferson!

PELSB Short Call Sub Requirements