JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE BOBCAT - May 2021

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

Fargo Public Schools announces the assignment of Beth Olson as the principal of Jefferson Elementary School beginning on July 1, 2021. She will assume the position from Principal Brad Franklin who will become the principal of Carl Ben Eielson Middle School on July 1.


Beth Olson has been the dean of students for Lewis and Clark Elementary School since 2019. Prior to being named a dean of students, Olson served as an administrative intern at Lewis & Clark for two years. For the 2016-17 school year, she was the student performance strategist at Kennedy Elementary School. Olson was also a fourth and second grade teacher at Kennedy from 2012 to 2016. While teaching at Kennedy, Olson also served as the student leadership advisor and was a member of the Kennedy Multi-Tiered System of Support. She has served on the District Technology Task Force and as a District teacher mentor. She began her education career in 1991 as a private school elementary teacher in Grand Forks, North Dakota and was a public school teacher in Grand Forks from 2003 to 2012.


Olson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Mayville State University and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from North Dakota State University. She has also completed the North Dakota Coaches Academy training and holds a North Dakota principal’s credential.

Upcoming Events


May 17th - No School

May 31st - No School - Memorial Day

June 3rd - Last Day of School

Jefferson Schoolwide Title I Parent Survey

As a Title I school, we analyze student data and our school programming each year. In addition, we ask for your input as we begin to develop our school improvement plan for next school year. Please take a moment to provide us your thoughts by taking the following survey:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXQ8i7Jq_aepwAg4QlMfqt5QUIp7PJlBdd41grBz3Y4rjj-Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Jefferson Title I Annual Review

On Tuesday, June 1st at 2:50 pm, the Jefferson School Improvement Team will conduct an “annual review” of our progress towards our schoolwide goals for the 2020-21 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 via Zoom. Please call the Jefferson Office at 701-446-4700 if you would like to attend.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Red River Valley at McCormick Park

May 2021 School Newsletter Content - Jefferson



The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley (BGC) offers affordable youth development programs after school and school out days to Jefferson families via our McCormick Park location.

BGCRRV SUMMER 2021 AND 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION

IS NOW OPEN FOR RETURNING AND NEW FAMILIES!

Visit our website at www.bgcrrv.org for all of the details.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley

Scheduling, Registration & General Information

701-235-2147 | schedule@bgcrrv.org | www.bgcrrv.org

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open


Fargo Public Schools kindergarten registration for fall 2021 is NOW OPEN online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Your child must be age 5 by July 31, 2021 to attend school in the fall.

Watch the video below to learn more about the kindergarten experience at Fargo Public Schools. Click here to learn more about the registration process and sign your student up for school in the fall of 2021!

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. If you need PowerSchool help, please call 701.446.1030.

Kindergarten Registration
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FARGO NORTH SUMMER SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

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MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS SERVICES

McKinney-Vento Homeless Services

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.

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 are all in this together. It is a theme stating that we will work together and support each other as we work through this difficult time.



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!

Jefferson Elementary School Parent Compact

The Jefferson Elementary School and the parents of Jefferson Elementary students agree that this compact outlines how they will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.


Please click the link below to view the Jefferson Elementary School Parent Compact.