Jefferson News!

April 2022

Masks Off and Smiles On!

Jefferson Families,

It has been a long stretch of hard work and uncertainty, but the upcoming Spring Break will offer students a well deserved respite. This past Friday was the end of the third marking period with less than 10 weeks remaining in the school year. Report cards will be distributed this Thursday with students. I hope that Spring Break allows all of our Jefferson families time to rest, relax, and regroup for the last little bit of the school year.

Mr. Richards

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Celebration Thursday

To celebrate Spring Break, all students and staff are invited to dress in their favorite vacation outfits on Thursday. We look forward to seeing your vacation spirit with sun glasses, sun hats, Hawaiian shirts, etc.

The Friends of Jefferson Parent Group will be providing a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, and popcorn for students to enjoy during the day.

This will be a great way to celebrate all the hard work so far in this school year.

Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students!!!!!

The Friends of Jefferson Parent Group needs your help!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and it is time to start planning your child’s yearbook.

The Parent Group would like you to please send 3-4 pictures of your graduating sixth grader to The pictures should include a baby picture, a candid picture, a school memory one, and a sports/extra curricular activity picture. Pictures need to be submitted by April 15, 2022. Please include your child's name.

Each student will receive a FREE yearbook.

If you would like to purchase an extra one, the cost will be $15.00.

Please submit the money by April 15th (checks should be made out to Friends of Jefferson). Please place in envelope with child's name and Attn: Jamie FOJ Yearbook

Positivity Project

Character Strength of the Week: Fairness

Dear Families,

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Fairness. Fairness means you believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.

Fairness is the product of moral judgement -- the process by which people determine what is morally right and what is morally wrong. Moral reasoning has been explored and analyzed in two main traditions: the justice reasoning approach and the care reasoning approach.

For individuals, cultivating the character strength of fairness is correlated with highly desirable developmental outcomes. It helps people to become trustworthy friends, responsible citizens, and generally moral people.

To practice and encourage the character strength of fairness with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Have a wonderful week!

Positivity Project character strength -- Fairness.

The character strength of Fairness means that you believe that everyone is important. You keep an open mind and treat everyone with respect.

Remember, a person can demonstrate fairness every single day! As you go through

your day, be sure to look for opportunities to treat others with fairness.

What does it look like?:

People with the character strength of Fairness believe that everyone deserves respect and no one deserves to be discriminated against for any reason.

They believe everyone should get a fair share and they work hard to treat people the way

they want to be treated.

Tie Club Member

Asa Provost was recently nominated for Mr. Richards' Tie Club. Asa's second grade teacher, Miss Burke, wanted to recognize his hard work in the classroom. Congratulations Asa and Keep up the great work!
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