Jefferson News

March 2022

Professional Development Day Friday

There will be no school on Friday, March 18th. This will be a Staff Development Day.

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

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Social Intelligence: Abel Thomas and Micah Hayes

Abel and Micah were recognized by their teacher, Miss Brush, for demonstrating the character strength of Social Intelligence.

"I think we all have empathy.

We may not have enough courage to display it."

Maya Angelou

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Second Grade Tie Club Members

Brinlee Paquin and Braelyn DeLormier are the newest members of Mr. Richards' Tie Club. Miss Burke explained that both students continuously set a great example in the classroom, are kind to friends, and show their love of learning each day.

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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Love of Learning

Dear Families,

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Love of Learning. Love of learning means you master new topics on your own or in school.

Those with a love of learning are intrinsically motivated and engaged in a topic regardless of achieving an external standard. They enjoy learning simply for the sake of learning. They don’t need a prize of a high grade as a reward. Their reward is the process of doing the work and improving.

Developing a love of learning is highly beneficial for an individual. It means that they are intrinsically motivated to deepen their existing skills and abilities, or learn something completely new. Since intrinsically motivated action is correlated with positive emotions, those who act on their love of learning may also have enhanced mental and physical health. Additionally, individuals who love learning have the desire and ability to overcome challenges, due to a sense of autonomy and control over their environment.

To practice and encourage the character strength of love of learning 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!



You master new topics on your own or in


We Wednesday

  • We Wednesday~ The second grade would like to invite students and staff to wear an outfit they love and makes them feel confident. The team also suggests that you give students 10 minutes to allow students to explore Pebble Go and find a topic they are interested in learning about.

VFW Patriot's Pen Scholarship

Congratulations to Jefferson sixth grade student, Brynn DeVivo, for placing second in the District 9 VFW Patriot's Pen Scholarship contest. District 9 is comprised of the following Posts: Beekmantown, Canton, Champlain, Ellenburg, Gouverneur, Keeseville, Massena, Mineville, Ogdensburg, Peru, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga, and Tupper Lake.

Brynn received a $75.00 check from the VFW District 9 and a check for $75.00 from the District 9 Auxiliary.

Mrs. Frances Marcil, local District 9 VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman is pictured below presenting Byrnn with her certificate and checks. Also pictured is Brynn's mother, Ms. Candie Hill.

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