October 8th Jefferson Journal
Returning back to school from Quarantine
If your student has been Quarantined because of being ill and they received a negative PCR Covid test or alternate medical diagnosis from a medical practitioner, please send test results and any medical documentation to our Health Aide, Megan Bach, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please contact Megan and send the test results and medical documentation BEFORE sending your student back to school. Any questions, please email Megan and/or call the Health Office at 715-261-0186.
Thank you so much!!
October 8th: 5th Grade Neighborhood Clean up
October 11th: PTO meeting at 5:30pm in Library
October 12th: G2M Starts
October 13th: 4th Grade visit a Farm
October 15th: Volleyball Jamboree at Wausau West High School
October 19th: 1st Grade visits the School Forest
October 26th: Conferences from 3:30-7:30pm
October 27th: Conferences from 12:00-8:00pm
October 27th, 28th & 29th: NO SCHOOL
November 2nd: Picture Retake 8:30-12:30pm
November 5th: 3rd Grade visits the School Forest
November 18th: Hmong New Year Celebration 5:30-6:30
Kaum Hli 8: Qaib 5 Paab Tu hab yawm nplooj rua cov ksw Nyob ze lub Tsev Kawm Ntawv
Kaum Hli 11: Nam/txiv naikhu muaj saablaaj thaum 5:30 tsaus ntuj huv Library
Kaum Hli 12: Lub Program Lawb Ntawv Pib (G2M)
Kaum Hli 13: Qaib 4 moog saib Farm
Kaum Hli 19: Qaib 1 Moog tom School Forest
Kaum Hli 26: Nam Txiv tuaj ntsib Naikhu 3:30 - 7:30 tsaus ntuj
Kaum Hli 27: Nam Txiv tuaj ntsib Naikhu 12:00 - 8:00 tsaus ntuj
Kaum Hli 27 - 29 TSI MUAJ KAWM NTAWV
Kaum Ib Hli 2 Rov Qaab Thaib Dluab 8:30-12:30 taav su
Kaum Ib Hli 18 Hmoob Noj Peb Caug 5:30-6:30 tsaus ntuj
Kaum Ib Hli: Qaib 3 Moog tom School Forestc
Remember to check out the Thomas Jefferson calendar on the website.
Important information needed
Please call the Thomas Jefferson office to report any absences. Even if you have notified your child’s teacher(s), please still notify the office of any absences or appointments. Please remember to call before 9:00 am. If calling the school before the office is open please leave a voice message for us with your child's name, reason for the absent (if ill what the symptoms are please see below) who is calling and a phone number where you can be reached if there are any questions.
If you have a student in K-5th please contact :
715-261-0175 or you may also email Mrs. Tranchita at email@example.com
If you have a student in 4K please contact:
715-261-0185 or email Mrs. Channel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note a student may not be excused by a parent for more than ten (10) days per school year. The student must complete any course work missed during the absence. Examples of reasons for being absent that can be counted under these 10 parent approved days include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. professional and other necessary appointments (e.g., medical, dental, and legal) that cannot be scheduled outside of the school day
2. illness without a medical excuse from a physician
3. attend a funeral
Link to WSD Covid Dashboard, Elementary and Secondary Matrices
We are working with the Marathon County Health Department to monitor and mitigate the spread of the virus in our community and our schools and will revisit our protocols as necessary at any point during the school year. Public health is a whole community effort and the District can not be successful on our own. Below are some practices that families can take, as well as, the school district.
COVID-19 DASHBOARD COVID-19 GUIDELINES COVID-19 MITIGATION STRATEGIES UPDATE
Leader in Me
This quarter students are using our new season, Autumn, as inspiration for artwork with the use of our art elements (Color, Space, Form, Value, Shape, Texture, Line). Autumn has unique colors, sounds, textures, and events that students take from personal experience to add their voice and vision to their artworks. Don’t forget to ask your students about their learnings in art and other encore subjects! Watch for images of their work via their Seesaw Art class posts.
K-1 students are using Autumn to create art using Color, Line, Shape, and Texture. Projects include icons of pumpkins, leaves, our school, and trees.
2-3 students are using Autumn to create art using Color, Line, Shape, Value, Space, Texture. Students will also be learning about Balance, Contrast, and Repetition from our Principles of Design (which add more interest to their artwork). Principles of Design are Emphasis, Balance, Contrast, Repetition, Proportion, Movement, and White Space. Projects include icons of rainbows, fall harvest items, leaves, and scarecrows.
4-5 students are using Autumn to create art using Color, Line, Shape, Value, Texture, and Space. Students will also be learning about Repetition, Balance, Contrast, Proportion, and Movement from our Principles of Design (which add more interest to their artwork). Principles of Design are Emphasis, Balance, Contrast, Repetition, Proportion, Movement, and White Space. Projects include icons of skulls, leaves, bones, and items reflecting oneself.
5th grade is learning about the human body and has started learning about bones
4th grade is learning about space. This week we learned about the solar system and Astronomical Units
3rd grade is learning about Earth Materials. We are currently in the process of working with evaporation
2nd grade - Air and weather. We made parachutes this week and have discussed how air can be captured and moved
1st grade - Pebbles sand and silt - we worked on separating rocks by size and learning their names (pebbles, gravel, sand)
Kindergarten - We are working with our 5 senses. We learned about sight today and how even though our eyes are different colors, they are all used to see the same things.
Ipad Insurance K-5 Grades
If you have not paid your $10 iPad insurance fee, please do this as soon as possible. Here are the ways you can get this to the office.
- Mail a check to Thomas Jefferson at 500 W Randolph St. Wausau, WI 54401.
- Log in to the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus and pay with a credit card online.
- Drop off the payment (in an envelope with your child's name on it) at school, entrance #1.
Your coverage after paying the insurance is as follows:
The first repair due to accidental damage will be fully covered. The second repair due to accidental damage will be fully covered. All remaining repairs will be billed to the family at 50% of actual cost. Fully replaced iPads will be billed at 50% of actual replacement cost. (District retains replaced device.)
If you decline to pay the insurance, you take full financial responsibility for any loss or damage to the device issued to your child.
District Technology Help Line:
Bike or Walk to School Event
Visitor / Volunteers
Anytime that visitors are in the building between 8:15 and 3:45, you must use the main entrance and check in with Mrs. Steckling in the office. While there, you will be asked for your driver's license as part of our security protocols to ensure we have safe and trusted adults in the building. You will then receive a visitor badge to enter the rest of the building.
This does include the beginning and the end of the school day. If you are dropping off or picking up your children, you will not be able to enter the building without checking in with the office first.
If you are volunteering in a classroom, you need to apply to the O.N.E. program to complete a background check by clicking on the following website:
G2M Grade 2nd- 5th
Watch for the yellow G2M Form to come home with your student and get it sent back to school once filled out
October 12th-November 18th-(six weeks)
Tuesday, Wednesday,and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:45
*NO CLASS ON WED OCT 26th, 27th, and 28th
*We look forward to offering in- person classes this school year!
*We strive to provide your child with classes that will be a break from their academic day, and engage them in super fun stress-free activities.
*We will also continue to offer Math Achievers and Study Zone for students who have been recommended by their teacher for extra assistance, or who could benefit from extra academic help.
*HEALTHY SNACK PROVIDED
PLEASE NOTE: CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED SO RETURN YOUR FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF CLASSES ARE FILLED YOUR CHILD MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE THIS SESSION.
Contact Lisa Carroll if you have questions: 715 261-0180
*FILL OUT ALL FORMS COMPLETELY AND RETURN TO SCHOOL
ADVENTURE CLASS: Grades 3-5 If you want to "travel" the world and explore new places, people, food, fashion, art, and culture then sign up for our Adventures Class in G2M. This class will include virtual "trips" around the world where we learn about culture, people, food (possibly try some even!) and make art inspired by that country or place. We will be displaying our "travels'' on the G2M bulletin board for others to "tour" along with us as they travel the hallways of Jefferson Elementary. So come along with Ms. Jenny as we explore our world! NOTE: Limited enrollment for this class so sign up early!
HMONG DANCE Grade 2-5 Mrs. Xiong is back to teach Hmong Dance! This class is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the rich Hmong culture through music and dance. Students will have fun learning with friends and get to perform at one of our upcoming family events.
SPORTS FOR 2ND AND 3RD GRADERS Students in this class will have opportunities to enjoy a variety of athletic games, and team sport activities in a non- competitive setting. The key word here is “FUN”! This class will surely fill up fast so return your form as soon as possible.
MATH ACHIEVERS: Grades 3-5 Students will work with Mrs. Borta and High School mentors to improve their math skills, by practicing math facts, playing math games, and completing math homework. Students who have a red referral slip on their form should sign up for this class for extra help.STUDY ZONE: Grades 2-5 Students who have a red referral slip on their form can sign up for this class to receive extra help with any subject. High school mentors will be available to help students in small groups. If you need extra time on I-READY, have homework, or want to improve your reading and writing skills- this class is for you!
G2M Online Fee Payment Steps
G2M Elementary/Middle After School
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
On-Line Fee Payment Steps
Go to the Wausau School District website www.wausauschools.org
Go to and open the “Parents” tab (located top toolbar)
Connect to “Infinite Campus Portal”
If you DO NOT have a Parent Portal login, please contact your School Secretary
If you DO have a Parent Portal login, follow the steps outlined below
- Go to “FEES” on the left hand side
- Go to “OPTIONAL” on the bottom right side
- Add the G2M Annual Fee - Family ($25/year) or G2M Annual Fee- Student ($10/year)
* The cost for G2M Afterschool Programming is $10 annually per student; however, if enrolling three or more children per family, the maximum fee is $25 annually..
** Make sure to enter all your children’s fees at one time. There is a $2 fee per credit card transaction.
Click “ADD TO CART” for the fees you would like to pay
Once you have added all your fees to the cart…Click on “MY CART”
Go to the wallet “My Accounts”. Enter payment information and save.
Hit “SUBMIT PAYMENT” button
NOTE: If you have more than one student, you can change the student on the upper right corner of the screen. Go to that student to add fees to your cart. Your cart will then contain all fees for all students.
For questions regarding G2M Afterschool programming or process community connection payment, please contact your school secretary.
First Student Contact Information:
First Student policy required ALL bus riders to wear a face mask. If your student is a bus rider, please make sure they have a mask for the before and after school bus ride.
Field Trips require all riders to wear a mask. Please remember to have a couple masks in your students backpack so they are prepared when attending field trips.
Principal Mr. Johnson email@example.com
Secretary Mrs. Tammy Steckling firstname.lastname@example.org
Building/ Office para Mrs. Colette Tranchita email@example.com
Ms. Megan Bach- firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor: Ms. Sue Doerr email@example.com
Social worker: Mrs. Morgan Knetter firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychologist: Mrs. Amanda Melville email@example.com
Bridge Room Coordinator: Ms. Amber Sparby firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Amber Channel email@example.com
Ms. Samantha Kniess firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. BreAnne Wais email@example.com
Mrs. Renee Krautkramer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. May Xiong email@example.com
Mrs. April Voigt firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kelly Hummel email@example.com
Mrs. Katelyn Veith. firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Grade Teachers
Mrs. Diana Gartzke email@example.com
Mrs Deb Treager firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Matt Schilling email@example.com
2nd Grade Teachers
Mrs. Diane Eder firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Carrie Helke email@example.com
Mrs. Taylor Frank firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade Teachers
Mrs. Jill Ebersold email@example.com
Mrs. Sandy Knoll firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Heather Trollop email@example.com
4th Grade Teachers
Mrs. Leslie Ninnemann firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kary Riggs email@example.com
5the Grade Teachers
Mrs. Jen Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Emily Fritz email@example.com
Art- Jennifer Lingford firstname.lastname@example.org
Gym- Christin Sullivan email@example.com
Science- Tori Dienger firstname.lastname@example.org
Music- Sana Wressell email@example.com
Library- Jennifer Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Justine Callahan email@example.com
Mrs. Kim Ickert firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jennifer Faust email@example.com
Gifted & Talented
Mrs. Cheryl Borta- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Paokee Xiong. email@example.com
Mrs. Lisa Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Halle Veenstra- email@example.com
Mrs. Amy Akey- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Trenny Frahm- email@example.com
Mrs. Michelle Debot firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Eileen Thao email@example.com