JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE BOBCAT - May 2019

WE ARE JEFFERSON BOBCATS! WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR LEARNING

Be respectful

On task and focused

Body and objects are safe

Care for self and others

Always follow directions the first time given

Treat others the way you want to be treated

Speak positive words

A NOTE FROM MR. FRANKLIN, PRINCIPAL

MAY STORM MAKEUP

We will have school on Friday May 10th to make up for an earlier storm day.



KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2019 is open online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2019 to attend school in the fall.


Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.


STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building.


STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:



  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s current immunization record
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school



If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/boundarymaps.

Upcoming Events

May 7 4/5th Grade Elementary Track Meet - 4:15 pm.

May 9 Choir/Orchestra/Hand Chimes Concert - 6:30 pm.

May 13 Skate City Night

May 17 Muffins with Moms - 7:15 am.- 8:00 am.

May 27 No School

May 29 5th Grade Graduation - 1:15 pm.

May 29 Title I Annual Review - 2:50 pm.

May 29 Color Run - 5 - 7:00 pm.

May 30 Last Day of School

ATTENTION CURRENT 4TH GRADERS: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING 5TH GRADE ORCHESTRA?


The orchestra teachers will be coming to 4th grade music classrooms during the month of May to show your child the instruments of the orchestra (violin, viola, cello and bass) and demonstrate the characteristics of each. Orchestra classes will begin next fall for 5th graders who are interested in being a part of the program.


Students and their parents/guardians are asked to attend one of the following rental nights from 5:00-7:00:


Thursday, May 16th at Carl Ben Eielson

Tuesday, May 21st at Ben Franklin

Thursday, May 23rd at Discovery


At the event, you can sign up to rent an instrument and purchase supplies. Also, please plan on attending one of the parent information sessions either at 5:00-5:30 or 6:00-6:30. The parent information session will give you a chance to ask any questions and learn about opportunities you will have in orchestra. Plan to spend a total of about one hour. You may go to one of the three music stores in the area if you are unable to attend any of these rental nights.


Please call or email Kat Cooper you have specific questions:

cooperk@fargo.k12.nd.us

402-215-2935

JEFFERSON TITLE I ANNUAL REVIEW


On Wednesday, May 29th at 2:50 pm, the Jefferson School Improvement Team will conduct an “annual review” of our progress towards our schoolwide goals for the 2018-19 school year. We will examine the progress the school has made toward each goal to monitor if adequate progress is being made and examine the data further to determine whether any relevant trends or relationships can be seen. You are welcome to attend this Title I review.

PTA COLOR RUN

Join us for the PTA Color Run on May 29th! Download the flyer below for more information.

JEFFERSON SKATE CITY NIGHT

Join Jefferson students for the final Jefferson Skate City Night! Download the flyer below for more information.

Enrichment Summer School

The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clinking the following link: www.fargo.k12.nd.us/SSElementaryRegistration


JUNE 10 to JUNE 28

8:00 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


All Classes held at: Bennett Elementary School- 2000 58th Ave. South Fargo, ND 58104

Transitions Summer School

Transitions Summer School is a teacher referred program. It is designed to provide additional support for students, in the area of math and/or reading, who are in need of extra instruction for them to be successful for the upcoming school year. Registration forms are due by April 15th. Parents will receive a confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 10th, informing you of your child's placement.


DATES: July 8th-26th (Monday-Friday)

TIMES: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

WHERE: Elementary Buildings


Attendance Policy: Students enrolled in the "Transitions" Summer School Program are expected to be in attendance a minimum of 13 days of the 15 class days scheduled. Students who are absent are expected to make up the work they missed during their absence.


Please contact Rebecca Folden, Summer School Director, at 446-4404 with any questions.

Jefferson Clubs

The following after school activities will be offered at Jefferson this year:


Morning Gym:

Third through fifth grade students can participate in Morning Gym before school from 7:50 – 8:10 am. There is a schedule posted each morning sharing the grade level that can attend that day.


Rising Readers:

K-2nd grade students can attend Rising Readers in the library from 8:00 – 8:15 am. each day beginning October 22nd.


After School Gym:

Students in grades 3-5 can participate in after school gym Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 – 3:30 pm.


Chess Club:

Students in grades 3-5 can participate in chess club after school on Thursdays from 2:35 – 3:20 pm. in 2/3 POD.


Please listen to announcements for before and after school activities start dates and schedule.

STUDENT PICK-UP PROCEDURES

We will be asking to see the ID of the person picking up a child before the end of the school day if we are unsure of their identity. FPS will be moving to this in the Fall of 2019 and we are starting early to ensure the safety of students. Thank you for having your ID with you or letting the adult that is picking your child up know we will be checking it. Sometimes we have other adults at the front desk and we want to keep student safety our priority.

PARKING LOT SAFETY

Thank you to all the drivers who take extra precautions when picking up or dropping off students in the parking lot. Please use the pickup and drop off area, so we do not block incoming and outgoing traffic. Last, please be sure the children are on the curb side of your vehicle, so they do not have to step into traffic. Thank you for your assistance.

GAP = GROCERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

This is for families in the Jefferson neighborhood that are in need of help with food.


Tuesdays 4-5 pm. Fridays 10-11 am.


GAP is located at the Family Center in McCormick Park- Near CHARISM . Adults must be present to pick up food, do not send your children to do this.


Bring your own bags or boxes to carry the food home*

Food often available = fruit, veggies, meat, milk, juice, snacks, bread, canned goods

BOX TOPS

Keep cutting out and turning in those box tops. They add up quickly! Each box top is work 10 cents toward our school. Ask your friends and neighbors to save them as well. We would be happy to take them!

Positive Behavior at Jefferson

Every year, Jefferson has a different schoolwide theme. This theme is incorporated into our monthly Character assemblies and celebrations. This year’s theme is Bobcats have the Power to Make Right Choice. It is a superhero theme that will focus on making good choices.


BOBCAT EXPECTATONS


Bobcats are in charge of their learning.


BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR GOLDEN TICKETS!

Golden Tickets are given to students when an adult notices them showing Bobcat expectations and following the school rules (being responsible, respectful and safe). At the end of each month 2 Golden Tickets are drawn from each class and those lucky winners get to sit at a special lunch table known as the Golden Table.


WHAT IS A SELF MANAGER?

Many students at Jefferson have shown that they ALWAYS show Bobcat expectations. These students can apply to be Self Managers. A Self Manager gets a special badge which means they do not need to use hall passes. There are also weekly celebrations for the Self Managers and many other privileges. Any student can be a Self Manager if they work hard at it and make good choices for themselves!