The Jefferson Buzz

October 30, 2020

A Message from our Principal...

Dear Jefferson Families,


I sincerely hope that our students have enjoyed today’s 1st quarter celebration. We are trying to find ways to give students opportunities to talk and share some fun with classmates and their teachers. The students themselves suggested today’s activities. It’s so important that students have time to be together! All of us at Jefferson hope that your student will be able to enjoy a safe Halloween experience, whatever your family has planned. I remember last year’s Halloween was interrupted with a snowstorm! It looks like this year, the weather may be cooperative! Happy Fall!


You may have noticed that we’ve not yet been able to have students participate in Fall NWEA MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing. We’ve come up with a plan to give it a try remotely! Please bear with us, but we’d like to use the Fall NWEA test as a dry run to Winter and Spring assessments. What that means is that on the next two Wednesdays, students will log in to the NWEA testing site and take one assessment. On November 4th students will take the Math assessment. On November 11th students will take the Reading assessment. Each assessment is approximately one hour in duration. Teachers will be providing specific information to you and your student about each session.


We don’t want students or parents/guardians to stress about these assessments. We do want students to take them seriously and give good effort. We need to see how well remote testing works. More importantly, teachers want to know what students know so that they can best support each childs’ individual learning needs. Here’s how you can help your child: Gently encourage your child to do their best. Make sure they have eaten a good breakfast and had a good night’s rest. Remove distractions or keep them to a minimum while testing. Remind siblings or other family members not to help! We need to learn what our 4th and 5th graders know, not what their family members know! NWEA test results inform teachers and online programs that our students use such as Study Island and Exact Path. Those online programs can provide valuable support and practice for our students as they learn and use core essential learning targets.


We appreciate everything families are doing to support their child’s learning in this online environment. Hopefully, this month’s remote testing will provide good information to help us plan future instruction. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher.


Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


Warm regards,

Dr. Judy Floeter

Jefferson School


815-943-6464 x 2402

Jefferson Elementary 5th Grade Drive By and Say Hi Supply Pickup

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020


Where?

  • There will be two pickup locations for curbside pickup.

    • Jefferson School’s Front drive off Jefferson Street (Door #1, east/front of the school)

      • Frasik & Murillo, Kruckenberg, Walker, Witt

    • Jefferson School’s Back drive off Hart St. (Door #3, west/back of the school)

      • Carbajal & Rosales, Uribe & Zekoff


How?

  • Teachers will be stationed at two different pickup spots. Parents or guardians drive up to the school near the door designated for their homeroom. Teachers will bring ready supply bags out to the car - one for each student. Students can wave and say hi to the teachers.

    • Please wear masks.

    • Please follow traffic patterns for each street. Please be patient while in car lines. Staff will support traffic flow.

    • Walkers welcome (masks on)!

Note:


  • If you are not able to pick up supplies between 2:00 and 4:00 someone from our office staff will be at the front door (Door #1) to hand out supply bags until 6:30 pm.

  • Call Jefferson School 815-943-6464 with any questions.

Jefferson Elementary 4th Grade Drive By and Say Hi Supply Pickup

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What?

  • Your child’s teachers will be providing curbside pickup for students to receive important 2nd quarter supplies.

  • Every student needs to pick up a bag containing books, art supplies, and miscellaneous materials from their teachers that they need for the 2nd quarter of remote learning.


Where?

  • There will be two pickup locations for curbside pickup.

    • Jefferson School’s Front drive off Jefferson Street (Door #1, east/front of the school)

      • Nelson & Velazquez, Buckley, Hay, Weber

    • Jefferson School’s Back drive off Hart St. (Door #3, west/back of the school)

      • Manero & Shaffer, Campillo & Eike


How?

  • Teachers will be stationed at two different pickup spots. Parents or guardians drive up to the school near the door designated for their homeroom. Teachers will bring ready supply bags out to the car - one for each student. Students can wave and say hi to the teachers.

    • Please wear masks.

    • Please follow traffic patterns for each street. Please be patient while in car lines. Staff will support traffic flow.

    • Walkers welcome (masks on)!

Note:

  • If you are not able to pick up supplies between 2:00 and 4:00 someone from our office staff will be at the front door (Door #1) to hand out supply bags until 6:30 pm.

  • Call Jefferson School 815-943-6464 with any questions.

Winter Coat Vouchers

Jefferson Families,


If anyone in your family is in need of a winter coat please contact Mrs. Julie or Mr.Jason to obtain a coat vouchure. The vouchure can then be taken to the Salvation Army Store in McHenry for a coat.

Meet Some of Jefferson's Reading Interventionists!

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Harvard Families,

2020 has brought many challenges and has caused us to make many changes in the way we do just about everything. Harvard Christmas Giving Tree is no exception. The health and safety of our Harvard families is our #1 priority. So this year we will be offering a contactless experience.


If you are in need of assistance this year we have a new process that goes as follows.


Step 1- Call 815-770-0142

Leave a message with your full name and phone number in English or Spanish.


Step 2- Wait for someone to return your call to set up a time for your virtual application. During this time please download and set up a free account with Google Duo or Zoom. This is how you will do your application on the date that you set up with the volunteer.


Step 3- Make sure you have all of your documents ready for your application appointment. Proof of income, proof of address, and verification of children living with you, date of birth required on document.


Step 4- Your application appointment. A volunteer will call you on the date set up during step 2 to go over your information. Once application is complete you will await further information from the Local Church who will be providing the assistance for your family.


Step 5- You will be contacted by the local church as to how and when you will receive your assistance for your family.


Step 6- Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!


Deadline for completed application process is November 20th.

Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure you make the deadline.

Telehealth is here! Listen to Maria's story!

Bee Mindful...

Telehealth is here! Listen to Maria's story! Sleeping more? Struggling to engage or stay focused? Experiencing atypical behavior? Find strategies to address these issues, find support to help you or a loved one. Remember "it's okay to not be okay" ... we are all in this together so please don't suffer in silence. Use the new service directory at: https://www.mc708.org/ - McHenry County Mental Health Board for call us at 815-455-2828 for resources. #teens #selfharm #selfesteem #depression #anxiety #insomnia #eatingdisorder #domesticviolence #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #suicide #alcoholic #drugs #substanceuse #addiction #help #Idontnowheretoturn


Mrs. Julie & Mr. Jason

Parent's Corner

Hello Jefferson families!


SAVE THE DATES!!

Marque sus calendarios para el próximo taller con el Dr. Ferney, a las el 5 de noviembre sobre:

Haz de Tu Hogar, La Mejor Escuela Actividades Para hacer en casa Ahora que la escuela está cerrada


COMING UP: Thursday November 12th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Comité Asesor De Padres Bilingües (BPAC)

Que es BPAC?

Es para construir una comunidad integrada dentro de programas de idiomas y las escuelas.

Para apoyar a nuestro Distrito Escolar asistiendo a eventos para mejorar la educación de nuestros hijos.

Take a look at our previous FB Live!

El taller anterior del Dr. Ferney Ramirez:

Como Eliminar la Procrastinación en los hijos Para Hacer De Ellos Líderes Y Emprendedores


Please like our Harvard D50 Parent Community Liaisons Facebook Page



Most Sincerely,

Alisha Fregoso Durán

Bilingual Parent Community Liaison

Harvard Community Unit School District 50

815-943-6464 Ext. 2448

aduran@cusd50.org

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FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE:

The City of Harvard encourages our community to take extra precautions this Halloweeen. Practice social distancing, wear a mask, and stay safe.


Remember, only visit the homes that have a light on!

We Are Here For You!!

Please contact us if you need anything at all.

jfloeter@cusd50.org Principal

trayas@cusd50.org Student Support Facilitator

(815)216-5709

jtheisz@cusd50.org Social Worker

jhenning@cusd50.org Social Worker

(847) 497-5945

aduran@cusd50.org Parent Community Liaison

(779) 803-4255

Jefferson Elementary School

Harvard School District 50

1200 N. Jefferson St.

Harvard, IL 60033

815-943-6464

jfloeter@cusd50.org