Patriot PRESS

DECEMBER 2018

Jefferson School

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Mrs. Wyman's Parent Post
  • December Calendar
  • December School Events: Dates & Information
  • Monthly Specials: Character Education, Book, App
  • School News
  • Parents Information (PTO)
  • December Lunch Menu

PATRIOT PARENT POST

by Principal Kate Wyman


Welcome to the last month of 2018. It always seems impossible when the month of December arrives. For many, it is the busiest time of year preparing for the upcoming holidays and time with family. One of the best parts about December is the opportunity to give.


We want to take a moment to thank you for sharing your most precious gifts, your children, with us each day. We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with amazing students. We hope you recognize how appreciative we also are of each of our Patriot families who give to our school by giving of their time, sharing their talents, providing donations, and supporting your child and their teachers. As you and your family prepare for Christmas, please remember "it is more blessed to give, than to receive."


Many of our students will be sharing their musical talents at one of the upcoming December performances. Feel free to come enjoy - it's a great way to get in the holiday spirit.

Monday, Dec 3 5-12 Choir Concert 6:30pm

Saturday, Dec 8 6th Grade Band 3:00pm

Tuesday, Dec 11 Kindergarten 6:00pm; 1&2 7:00pm

Thursday, Dec 13 6th Grade Orchestra 7:00pm


We hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mrs. Wyman & the Jefferson Staff

DID YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGE ?!?

Send a message to the office, Melissa.Clementz@mcusd709.org, if there have been any changes to your e-mail address, phone number, student transportation, or any other important student information. The office appreciates your help to keep us connected in case of an emergency.
Jefferson December 2018 Calendar

Jefferson December 2018 Calendar-Click Here

Jefferson Clubs

Fall Clubs 2:40pm to 3:30pm


CHALLENGE - Dec. 4 Math Scholastic Bowl *Last Math Challenge

CHALLENGE - Dec. 6 *Rescheduled & Last Reading Challenge

CHESS CLUB - Dec. 12, 19

FROM MRS. HOBSON'S DESK!!

For the month of December, we will continue to work with NED to make Champion Choices! We will be focused on the E in NED’s name which stands for Encourage Others. In class, we will be talking about how even though we are all different, we are all on the same team. We will learn about how we can encourage others with our words and our actions. We will also incorporate empathy into our NED lesson, discussing how others may feel if we encourage them or if we do the opposite. We will even share steps of how you can show empathy! There is a lot to learn in our character education lessons for December and we are excited for a great month of empathy and encouragement!

At home:

  • Talk at home about what empathy means and how to build empathy. Empathy is feeling or understanding what someone else is feeling. You can build by thinking about the following 5 things:

  1. Look at face and body for clues

  2. What is their point of view?

  3. How does she feel?

  4. How can I help?

  5. What is a kind thing to say?

  • Talk aboUt ways you can show encouragement without using words.

  • List as many encouraging words or phrases as you can.

  • Talk about all of the different places in your life that you can be encouraging (ex. Soccer team, dance class, school, home, grocery store, etc).

  • Surprise your child with a note of encouragement! The link below has encouraging cards you can print and cut out to send with your child.

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DECEMBER-Book of the Month

Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”
Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions. She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her—and to everyone—than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.


APP of the Month - DECEMBER

December’s app of the month is Word Clouds by ABCYA.com. Currently a free app for IOS devices only, students of all ages will enjoy creating beautiful clouds. Choose a topic like animals, trucks, favorite people, or Christmas and type all the words relating to the topic into the Word Cloud Creator. Submit and you have a word cloud to print. (Grandma & Grandpa would love an All About Me! Word cloud framed for Christmas) Hint.Hint.

PTO News - READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!

12/18/18 - 8:30am PTO Christmas Basket Preparation

PTO News 11.29.18.pdf


SHOP WITH SCRIP!!!

DECEMBER 3rd - Scrip Forms Distributed

DECEMBER 7th - Scrip Orders Due

DECEMBER 14th - Scrip Orders Delivered


What is SCRIP? SCRIP is simply gift cards that you purchase from the PTO that you then use at your favorite retailers, like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Target, and many more. These gift cards carry a rebate that goes towards our school. The rebates can add up quickly, and all proceeds will go toward our NEW playground! The only thing you need to do is plan your purchases and make them with our gift cards instead of cash or checks. The gift cards make great gifts this holiday season too! Everyone wins! Be on the lookout for an order form to be sent home next week!!

www.shopwithscrip.com and click on "Join A Program" box.

Jefferson's enrollment code: FC3F1EE926695


Friday, December 21st is Box Tops Turn-In Day!

PTO Facebook GROUP - "Jefferson Patriots PTO"

Please join our NEW GROUP page, if you haven’t already!! We currently have a regular Facebook page, but with a “group”, we will ensure everyone who is a member will see our posts. This is also the easiest way to get up to date information, see what sign ups and events we have going on, and to view our PTO Meetings - we will stream them LIVE.


Happy Friday Staff Snacks

Each Friday we try to provide our teachers and staff with some treats....just to make them happy and to show our appreciation! Sign up using the link below!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-friday1/34407846


Canned Food Drive continues through Friday, December 7th. Click the link to donate a turkey or gift card. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49aeac2ba1f58-christmas7

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