Jaguar Journal

October 1, 2021

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Happy October!

Now that Fall is here, the building is cooling down quite a bit! We have many events coming up at Thomas Jefferson this month. You can check out all the dates below and be sure to mark them on your calendar! We look forward to a fun-filled month of learning and Fall activities! Last night we had Family Paint Night. It was a fun family evening! The paintings were amazing and it was an overall great night! Thank you to our PTO for putting this event together. It was great to see so many people there. Thank you for all your support!

Paint Night Photos

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Positive Shout Outs

Please take a look at the following students that have been caught being kind and true to their PRIDE promise! We are happy to recognize these students as they set an example for their peers at school. Ask your child about our PRIDE promise pledge!
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Fall Conferences

Fall conferences will be held on October 21st, 27th, and November 1st. Parents can choose to have a virtual or an in-person conference. Please reach out to your child's teacher to make sure you are scheduled.

Picture Day

School Pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 14th. Please send in money on that day only.

68 Hours of Hunger Program

Every child is eligible for the 68 Hours of Hunger program. Please read the following attachment and if you are interested, fill out the permission form or email your child's teacher. See the link below.


Important Office Reminders

  • You must have your driver's license to pick up a student from the office or from the school nurse.
  • Transportation is not allowing students to ride the bus home with other students when they are going to their house after school. Due to seating assignments and contact tracing, this will not be permitted this school year.
  • Please remember to have your child bring a jacket or a sweatshirt as the weather cools down. We are outside for recess every day unless it rains.
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Jefferson Spirit Wear

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PTO Reminders and Upcoming Events

Our Jaguar Jog is October 7th, 2021 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM You can register your child on Parents are welcome to attend to cheer their kids on. Please sign up using the google form to let us know if you will be attending on that day. It should be a very fun day for all!

Pastries With Parents - In order to be as safe as possible, we are spreading our Pastries with Parents out over several days. There will be one morning dedicated to each grade level. If you have multiple children, please choose one date and RSVP for that date only. These flyers will be coming home soon. Thank you for your help with this.

October 13, 2021 Kindergarten 7:45-8:20 AM

October 14, 2021 Second Grade 7:45-8:20 AM

October 15, 2021 Fourth Grade 7:45-8:20 AM

October 20, 2021 First 7:45-8:20 AM

October 21, 2021 Third 7:45-8:20 AM

October 22, 2021 Fifth 7:45-8:20 AM

Mother/Son Night date has been changed to November 11, 2021

PTO meeting - In-person at Jefferson in the Teacher's lounge on October 19th at 6:00 PM. Please join us if you can!

Popcorn Sale - Every Friday the PTO will be selling popcorn for 50 cents. Please send in money with your child in a plastic bag or envelope.

If you have any questions please reach out to the PTO at

Mum Pick-Up

The mum sale is over and the pick-up date is set for Wednesday, October 6th. We are looking for volunteers to help from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. If you can help, please use the Sign-up Genius link and add your name to a time that works for you. Thank you!!/showSignUp/10c0f4fa9ab23a3f5c61-mumkins

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No School

NEOEA Day - There will be no school on Friday, October 8th.

Child Find


Special education means specially designed instruction, at no

cost to the parent, to meet the unique needs of a handicapped child.

Special Education Programs are provided for all children who have a

handicapping disability. A disability in this instance means conditions

such as: hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language

impairments, learning disabilities, mental retardations, other health

impairments, physical impairments, autism, and traumatic brain

injury. Every handicapped child in Ohio is entitled to services

provided by the school district in which they reside, including

children with disabilities who are homeless children or are wards

of the state. These services include: evaluation services for all

children birth through twenty-one years, diagnostic services for all

children birth through age twenty-one years of age, and educational

programs for children three through twenty-one years of age. If

you know of a child who is handicapped or at risk and NOT receiving

services, please contact the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District’s

Pupil Service Office at 440-975-3800.


The district has adopted an anonymous

reporting program where parents and students

can anonymously share information with

school officials and law enforcement about

threats to student safety - whether that involves

a threatened mass incident or harm to a single


The information is on our district web page.

Here's how to access it:

1. Go to the main page.

2. Click students

3. Click safe schools

4. Click the green box to the left of the words,

safe schools

This will take you to the safe schools help

hotline number.

Safety Concern

Please remember that there is a stop sign at the crosswalk in the parking lot in front of the building. Many cars are not stopping or coming to a complete stop. Staff members and students from Jefferson and EMS cross at the crosswalk in the early mornings and after school. We appreciate your help with this to keep our students and staff safe.
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Thomas Jefferson Contact Numbers

  • Attendance Line 440.283.2177
  • Office Number 440.942.7244
  • Mrs. George 440.283.2258
  • Mrs. Pasquale 440.918.8974
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