Jaguar Times

What's Going on at School This Week - February 11 - 15


Calendar of Events

OBOB Battles

All Week - during lunch - Library


Tuesday and Wednesday - February 12 & 13

Jaguar Gym

Jaguar Java (see below for more information)

Tuesday, February 12

5:45 pm - Library

JPAT Meeting

Tuesday, February 12

6:30 pm - Library

Looking Ahead...

NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Monday, February 18

JPAT Dine Out

Wednesday, February 20 - Sky High

Jefferson Carnival

Friday, February 22

6:00 - 8:00 pm

World Rare Disease Day - Wear Denim

Thursday, February 28

World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance to raise awareness for 350 million people affected by rare disease globally.


Jefferson Jog-A-Thon 2019 - February 12 and 13

Dear Parents and Jefferson Community,

Break out those sneakers and comfy clothes! It’s almost time! Our annual Jog-a-Thon is this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 and 13th! We hope the kids are getting excited to participate, and eager run enough laps to see their teachers in tutus!

We still need volunteers to count laps and cheer on students as they run. Thank you to those who have already signed - your help is immensely appreciated! We couldn’t do this without the support of our community.

Volunteer sign up is available at: or contact Meagan Johanson at

Thank you!

Your Jog-a-thon Team

Rorie Solberg

Paul Jacobsen

Meagan Johanson


Jaguar Java - Tuesday, February 12 - 5:45 pm

All parents are invited to attend this informative conversation featuring our guest speaker Chris Hawkins who works as Student Support for the Corvallis School District. Chris will present information about serving our students navigating poverty, including our students who are homeless. She will also be discussing our district efforts regarding suicide prevention and mental health.

It will be an important evening of great information. Please join us. Child Care is provided.

JPAT Meeting - Tuesday, February 12 - 6:30 pm

After attending the Jaguar Java, stay a while longer and join us for JPAT. See you in the library at 6:30 pm. Child Care is provided

Sock Drive for Cancer Patients

Sock it to us! One of our FABULOUS 5th grade students is collecting socks so local cancer patients can get the "warm fuzzies" while they are receiving their treatment!

Collections will continue through Feb 14th!

What a great way to share some friendship and LOVE!

Carnival Friday February 22nd 6pm - 8pm

Join us for games, prizes, crafts, balloon animals, face-painting, cotton candy, and so much fun at this year's Carnival on Friday, Feb. 22nd at Jefferson. Snacks and beverages will be sold at the snack bar. La Rockita will be serving burritos and bowls for purchase.

Skip the line and buy wristbands for $1 off Wed 2/20, Thu 2/21, or Fri 2/22 before & after school . Or buy for $8 regular price at the door (family max of $28). Sales are at the front entrance. Adults and kids under 5 are free.

Volunteers are needed to help setup, sell tickets, MC the cake walk, and help cleanup. Signup for a volunteer slot here:

Don't forget to donate your cupcakes to the cake walk. Drop them off anytime on Friday Feb. 22nd to the cart inside the lobby.

For more information, please contact Polly Wegner at

Reminder- Restrictions on Food Offered During Celebrations and Parties

In accordance with Corvallis School District Policy, it will be the policy at Jefferson Elementary beginning this year that any food offered at classroom celebrations or parties will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snack in School Nutrition Standards.

The policy reads in part, "Foods and beverages sold or offered in classrooms (e.g., celebrations, rewards) or school-sponsored activities during the school day shall follow the Oregon Smart Snacks standards unless otherwise exempt by state law."

This means that if you would like to bring treats to your child's class to celebrate their birthday those treats must meet or exceed the Smart Snack Nutrition Guidelines. You may choose to celebrate your child's birthday at school without food. Many of our classrooms already offer opportunities to celebrate birthdays with non-food options. Check with your classroom teacher for their birthday party guidelines.

Here are some helpful links to help you with your Smart Snack Shopping.

Smart Snack Fact Sheet

Smart Snack Calculator

Non-Food Celebration Ideas

The enforcement of this policy means that the office and the classroom teacher will not accept treats (like cupcakes) to celebrate birthdays. Please consult the links above to find those Smart Snack treats that are acceptable at school.

Annual State Testing

Annual State Testing for 3rd - 5th graders will begin at the end of February. Please click HERE for updated and important information about Annual State Testing.

If you would like to learn more about your right to Opt Out of state testing, click HERE.


Parent Information about Weather Delays and Cancellations

Everything you need to know about Snow Delays, Cancellations, and Bus Snow Routes can be found by heading to our Jefferson webpage and clicking on the large blue button on the right side of the page.

District to Host Sustainability Summit February 13, all are invited

You are invited to attend the Corvallis School District’s Sustainability Summit for families, staff, and the community on Wednesday, February 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Western View Center, 1445 SW 35th Street (just south of the main administration building). Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

The meeting will feature a brief presentation of the district’s activities and planning for 2019 and beyond and will include an opportunity to provide input and ideas about the draft version of the district’s sustainability plan. Please join us in this informative and interactive session to help shape the future of sustainability in Corvallis schools! You can let us know you will be attending by sending an RSVP to:

El distrito escolar de Corvallis celebrará la Cumbre de sustentabilidad el 13 de febrero, todos están invitados

Usted está invitado a asistir a la Cumbre de Sustentabilidad que el Distrito Escolar de Corvallis organiza para las familias, el personal y la comunidad. Ésta cumbre se llevará a cabo el miércoles 13 de febrero, de 6 a 8 pm en Western View Center, localizado en 1445 SW 35th Street (justo al sur del edificio de la administración principal). Se servirá un refrigerio ligero. Proporcionaremos servicios de traducción/interpretación. Todos son bienvenidos.

La reunión incluirá una breve presentación sobre la planeación y actividades del distrito del 2019 en adelante, e incluirá la oportunidad de dar retroalimentación y aportar ideas para crear la versión preliminar del plan de sustentabilidad del distrito. ¡Únase a nosotros en ésta sesión informativa e interactiva para ayudar a dar forma al futuro de la sustentabilidad en las escuelas de Corvallis! Por favor, confirme su asistencia enviando un RSVP a:

TEDxYouth @ CVHS

The annual TEDxYouth@CVHS Event is put on by high school students of Crescent Valley High School. The theme for the 2019 event has the speakers focusing on the idea of Xplore. The event will have six youth and adult speakers, a raffle, free food, merchandise for sale, and a post-event Q&A! Everyone in the community is welcome including youth and adults!

More information available HERE.


What I Am Reading this Week


Corvallis School District Community Flyers

Don't forget to check out this LINK each week to connect with upcoming community activities, events, or programs.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Just a reminder that any parents who would like to attend field trips with their child or volunteer in their child's classroom must complete a volunteer application prior to volunteering. Please click this LINK and apply today if you did not complete a volunteer application when you did Registar this summer.


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Jefferson Elementary School

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