SEVEN DAYS IN...
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
OFF TO A GREAT START
Students Arriving at School Early: Adult supervision on the playground doesn't begin until 7:50. Please do not allow students who walk to school to arrive before this time. Please do not drop students off before this time. The safety of our students is extremely important to us. Students arriving at school before supervision is available is a significant safety concern.
Drop-Off / Pick-Up / Parking Procedures:
A.M. Drop-Off: Parents who drive their children to school should drop them off between 7:50 - 8:05 using the loop at the south end of the Jefferson campus. Use Fairfield Avenue to access the Pick-Up / Drop-Off loop. Please DO NOT drop students off at the main entrance before 8:05.
P.M. Pick-Up: Between 2:45 - 3:00 parents should use the loop accessible from Fairfield Avenue to pick up their children. Please DO NOT use the front parking lot / main entrance at this time. Reducing traffic in our main parking lot immediately after dismissal creates a safer situation for our students riding buses and walking home.
After 3:00 (or once the line of cars is through the pick-up loop shortly after 3:00) students who have yet to be picked up will be walked to the office to wait for their rides. Parents then need to park in the main lot and come to the office to get their children.
*ADDITIONAL NOTE: Because we have many new staff members who are still getting to know all our families, it's very helpful if the driver holds the pick-up number so teaching staff can see it as quickly as possible in the pick-up loop. This will make the process faster and more efficient.*
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AT SCHOOL EVERY DAY AND BEING ON TIME
It's also very important for them to be here on time. That means they are dropped off at school in time for them to be in their seats and ready to learn before the 8:15 bell rings. Most classrooms at Jefferson begin the day with a morning meeting. This is a chance for students to share their strengths and get to know their classmates and an opportunity for teachers to build positive relationships with students. Children who are consistently late to school miss out on these wonderful connections.
Finally, families with a child or children who are frequently late or absent will receive letters from the school reminding them of the importance of attending regularly. This is district practice aligned with state attendance statutes.
PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
Here's how to register for the Jefferson Jog online donations page:
1. Click on the big star icon on the left that says: Get Registered Parent Login
2. Create a parent login
3. Click the red “Add Student” button on the upper left
4. Search for “Jefferson Elementary Mankato” and fill in the remaining information about your student
5. Click “Add” to save your page
6. Use the sharing tools to share the link via e-mail or social media!
PTO Meetings for the year - 6:00-7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Food and childcare will be provided.
Sept 12, Oct 3, Nov 2, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
Open House / Scholastic Book Fair
*EVERY FRIDAY THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE "JAGS SWAG FRIDAY".
STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE ALL ENCOURAGED TO WEAR JEFFERSON
CLOTHING EVERY FRIDAY. LET'S ALL SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!*
The Jefferson PTO also uses the "Remind" app to share communication throughout the school year. You can get signed up here: Jefferson PTO Remind
DATES TO REMEMBER
TUESDAY, SEPT. 19 - 2 HOUR LATE START
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 - VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 - THE JAGUAR JOG
TUESDAY, OCT. 3 - PTO MEETING
MONDAY, OCT. 9 - OPEN DOOR DENTAL
TUESDAY, OCT. 10 - OPEN HOUSE / BOOK FAIR