The Jefferson Journal November 30

Great things are happening here at Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson Elementary will be sponsoring a book fair at Barnes & Noble in Rib Mountain. Our event is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, staff reading books and several activities for families to enjoy at the store. “Paw” the Jefferson Jaguar will also be on hand to greet customers.

Please make sure that when you are ready to pay for your purchase you mention Thomas Jefferson or give the cashier this coupon. We receive a percentage of the profits that Barnes & Noble makes that day when you mention Thomas Jefferson. The money will be used to buy books and incentives for our students.

Look for the barcode bookmarks that went home with students today. This should be used when you check out at Barnes & Noble.

If you can’t be at the store, you can still order online at and enter in our book fair number, which is 12396073.

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Thanksgiving Feast Thank You

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all of the parents, grandparents, and guardians that came to help set, up, serve, and clean up for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. Thanks to the help of so many helpers, we were able to do this successfully. We really appreciate your help in continuing this Thomas Jefferson tradition.

We could not have done this without your help!

Thank you to:

Ashley Case, Danielle Chahdi, Elaine Dellvon, Tara Ellos, Sandy Erickson, Trinity Gelhar, Jafia Kuzmak, Chris Liss, Monica Liss, Spring Lobo, Ana Lopez, Samantha Pelfrey, Tammy Wolfe,

Also THANK YOU to our awesome Nutrition Services Staff, Tammy Ricklefs, Judy Deland, and Teri Howard, and other staff within the building for all of the work behind the scenes to make this a success.

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Mr. Dave Hartman was nominated by Meaghan Lauer, Enrichment Coordinator at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Ms. Lauer shares: Dave Hartman has been volunteering for the Blessings in a Backpack program at Thomas Jefferson for five years. He’s taken the project under his wings, including having his men’s group provide funding starting this year. Dave packs food bags weekly for students and always makes himself available to come in whenever the Program needs help. Through his volunteerism, he’s been able to provide many opportunities to our families and students in need. Without Dave, the Blessings in a Backpack program at Thomas Jefferson would not be able to provide weekend breakfasts and lunches for over 100 students each year. Dave embodies what a Friend of Education is.

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Important News For Next Week

Monday, December 3rd

  • PTO Meeting at 5 PM

Tuesday, December 4th

  • First Day of G2M after school Session 2

  • Mrs. Knoll's class visits the planetarium at Wausau West

Wednesday, December 5th

  • 4K parents at school, morning class at 10 AM and afternoon class at 1:15 PM

Thursday, December 6th

  • Popcorn order day .25 cent per bag

Friday, December 7th

  • 3rd grade visits The School Forest all day

  • Family lunch for 1st grade

Noticias Importantes Para La Próxima Semana

Lunes 3 de diciembre

  • Reunión de PTO a las 5 PM

Martes 4 de diciembre

  • Primer día de la Sesión 2 del programa G2M después de clases

  • La clase de la Sra. Knoll visitará el planetario en Wausau West

Miércoles 5 de diciembre

  • 4K padres en la escuela, clase de la mañanaa las 10 AM y clase de la tarde a la 1:15 PM

Jueves 6 de diciembre

  • Día para ordenar palomitas de maíz $0.25 centavos por bolsa

Viernes 7 de diciembre

  • 3° grado visitará La Escuela del Bosque todo el día

  • Almuerzo en familia para 1° grado

Yaam Tseem Ceeb lwm lub Asthiv

Monday, Kaum Ob Hli 3

  • Nam Txiv Nai Khu Muaj Saablaaj thaum 5 tsaus ntuj

Tuesday, Kaum Ob Hli 4

  • Lub Program lawb ntawv rov qaab pib Qho 2

  • Mrs. Knoll qaib yuav moog saib nub qub tom Wausau West

Wednesday, Kaum Ob Hli 5

  • Cov nam txiv 4K tuaj lub tsev kawm ntawv, sawv ntxuv yog 10 taav su yog 1:15

Thursday, Kaum Ob Hli 6

  • Yuav Pob Kws Noj (Popcorn) ib naab $.25

Friday, Kaum Ob Hli 7

  • Qaib 3 moog tom School Forest moog ib nub

  • Tsev tuabneeg tuaj nrug cov mivnyuas qaib 1 noj su

Students Doing Math With Mrs. Akey

PBIS Boosters at Jefferson

In our last newsletter we talked about Thomas Jefferson’s Behavior Expectations, which are “Be Respectful, Be Safe and Be Responsible.” Thomas Jefferson students are doing a great job of meeting these expectations. At our school, we think it is important to reteach these expectations to stay proactive. A PBIS booster is a reteaching of expectations throughout the school. These boosters are done as often as a teacher may see fit. The boosters are also done school-wide throughout the year. Boosters may include reteaching of classroom, hallway, bathroom, and recess expectations. We will be doing another school-wide booster after winter break. One big reminder that we will be reteaching is after school expectations of our students.

With that, we would like to share a SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT for all after school pick-up. Here are some reminders that will help in your students leaving school as safely as possible:

  • Keep the flow of traffic moving when in the pick-up line. Please continue to move up in the line; the students will meet you in the line.

  • If you are getting out of your vehicle to pick up, please park in the parking lot.

  • The right lane is the pick-up lane and the left is the lane to exit.

  • Please be mindful of the teachers who are helping direct traffic.

We appreciate your help in keeping students and staff safe during after school pick-up!

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Please click below to Volunteer at Thomas Jefferson

Playground News and Notes

The cold Wisconsin weather is upon us! Parents....PLEASE make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the playground. When there is snow on the ground, students MUST be wearing ALL OF the "Magic 5" to play in the snow: 1) Warm jacket 2) Hat 3) Mittens/gloves 4) Boots 5) Snow pants. We want our students to be safe and warm at recess!!!

If anyone is in need of Winter clothing please contact

Sara Welsh 715-261-0184

Erin Lauersdorf 715-261-182

If you need help or translation please feel free to email or call

Contactos para nuestro increíble equipo de traductores y profesores de EL.

Hu rau peb pab pawg neeg txhais lus thiab cov xibfwb qhia EL

Paokee Xiong - EL Teacher -
Lisa Alexander - EL Teacher -
Sara Goldberg - EL/1st Grade Spanish Bilingual Teacher -
Lisa Thomas - EL/Kindergarten Spanish Bilingual Teacher -
Edgar Gomez Oviedo - Spanish Translator -
Eileen Thao - Hmong Translator -
Kristie Chang - Hmong EL Paraprofessional -
James Lor - Hmong EL Paraprofessional -
Samantha Kniess - 4K Spanish Bilingual Teacher -
Luz Svitak- 4K Spanish EL Paraprofessional -