Jefferson School Parent Post

November 2021

School Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number - 309-263-2650
  • Office Hours 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Office Fax Number - 309-284-3031
  • Jefferson Attendance Line - 309-284-3025

(Call attendance line for: absences, tardies, appointments, leaving early, etc.)


Attendance Information E-Mail: tammy.presley@mcusd709.org

Medical Documents E-Mail (Nurse Abby): abby.novak@mcusd709.org

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From the desk of Mrs. Wyman...

Hello parents,

I love the cool, fall air and the changes the season of fall brings each year to Central Illinois. November brings the first concert and the second mid-term of the school year, as well as the start of the holidays.


During the month of November, Mrs. Hobson and Mrs. Baker will be sharing information with our students about safe bodies. Please take a moment to read the Erin's Law parent letter link below for detailed information about these presentations. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Hobson or I to discuss.


We will have the opportunity to gather food, paper products, and some household items to give away in our PTO Christmas Baskets. A flyer will be coming home soon with specifics. The Food Drive will run from November 15-December 3. We appreciate any and all donations, large or small.


Our first popcorn day of the year will be November 19. The cost for a bag of popcorn or a fruit snack pack is $ .25. Please send the money with your child on Thursday, November 18. Each child may purchase up to 1 item/popcorn day.


This month also brings the first opportunity for Scoops and Scones. This is a new opportunity for parents to come enjoy some coffee and scones in the workroom, while meeting other parents and learning a little about what is happening at school. The scones and coffee will be available beginning at 8:30am. Feel free to join us for a few minutes or stay until 9:30am. We can't wait to see you and hope this becomes a new way to connect with parents.


As we head into the next few weeks, we ask you to keep a close eye on our school and district calendar as there is so much going on and we don't want you to miss out! Have a blessed time with your family in the month ahead and count your blessings!

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

November

1 Post Halloween Pajama Day

SCRIP Order Form Distributed

Hearing & Vision Test Day

2:45pm-3:15pm Student Ambassador Meeting in Room 204

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

AfterSchool Clubs begin

2 TEAM Day! Wear your tribe colors!

2:45pm-4:00pm Challenge

3 11:55am Early Release

4 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

6:30pm 3rd & 4th Grade Performance

5 Scrip Orders Due

8 Tongue Twister Day

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

9 2:45pm-4:00pm Challenge

11 No School - Veterans Day

12 World Kindness Day (Saturday November 13)

9:00am-11:00am Vision & Hearing Rescreen

SCRIP Order Form Distributed

15 School Board Member Appreciation Day

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

6:30pm-7:30pm Jefferson PTO Meeting

PTO Food Drive Starts

16 Madrigal Tour Day

2:45pm-4:00pm Challenge

7:00pm-9:00pm Board of Education Meeting

18 Scoops & Scones for Parents 8:30am

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

19 2nd Quarter Mid-Term

PTO Popcorn Friday!

Substitute Appreciation Day (Nov 20)

22 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

24-26 Thanksgiving Break

25 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

29 SCRIP Order Form Distributed

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

30 2:45pm-4:00pm Challenge


December

1 11:55am Early Release

2 2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

3 SCRIP Orders Due

6 2:45pm-3:15pm Student Ambassador Meeting in Room 204

2:45pm-3:45pm MEC DO Auditorium

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Erin's Law

It is time again for our annual Erin’s Law Presentations. Erin’s Law (PA97-1147) passed in 2014 and mandates that Illinois public schools provide training to certified staff on prevention of child sexual abuse. It also mandates that public school children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade be educated on body safety rules and how to protect themselves from a perpetrator. This program is designed to introduce elementary students to the subject of child sexual abuse in an easy to understand, non-threatening way. Lessons at Jefferson will be during the month of November and will be presented to each classroom by the school social worker.

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Click BELOW to view the Spirt Wear Gear and Order Form!

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FOOD DRIVE

Jefferson PTO will be providing Christmas food baskets for those within our school who need help this holiday season. If you are able to contribute towards these baskets, please consider donating the following items: K - Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes 1st - Cereal, instant rice, instant potatoes 2nd - Breakfast bars, stuffing, mac’n’cheese, toilet paper 3rd - Instant oatmeal, jelly, Hamburger Helper, gravy 4th - Peanut butter, paper towels, soup, canned chili 5th - Pasta & sauce, pasta packets, canned pasta 6th - Muffin/cake/dessert mixes, crackers All - Laundry detergent The food drive will run from November 15 - December 3 Thank you for your generosity!

JEFFERSON PTO

Would you like to help with luncheons for the staff at Jefferson? Here are the links below to enter your volunteer information.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-november1


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-december2


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-january


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-jefferson2


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-march1


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-april


Jefferson PTO would like to welcome our new Patriot students & families to Jefferson.


What does PTO do?


  • Provide assistance to classroom teachers and support school initiatives
  • Meet monthly to discuss ways to support students and teachers
  • Coordinate the annual fundraiser - Step It Up/Readathon will kickoff at the end of Aug.
  • Provide ways for families to give back to Jefferson - Kroger Rewards, SCRIP, Amazon Smile, & more!


Next Meeting - Monday, November 15 at 6:30pm

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Jefferson Vision & Mission

Vision: Educating Patriots today to be leaders tomorrow.


Mission:

We are P.A.T.R.I.O.T.S.

P. ositive role models & problem solvers

A. chievers

T. eam players

R. eaders & rigorous learners

I. ndependent thinkers

O. pen-minded & offering opportunities to all

T. echnology innovators

S. etting examples by serving others

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Safe Classrooms, Successful Outcomes

Here is your one-stop link for all current information related to COVID, including District 709's Return to School Plan and the online form for employees & families to report COVID cases. If your child or a member of your family has tested positive or is suspected of having COVID, we need you to call our attendance line and complete the online form - Family COVID Case Report. Please make attendance phone calls by 8:30am daily.