Jaguar Times

What's Going on at School This Week - March 4 - 8


Calendar of Events

K - 2 Literacy Night

Monday, March 4

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Walk and Bike to School

Wednesday, March 6

Walk or bike or roll to school!

Kindergarten Information Night

Wednesday, March 6

5:30 - 6:30 pm - Gym and Classrooms

Spring Band and Choir Concert

Wednesday, March 6

7:00 pm - Gym

Looking Ahead...

JPAT Meeting

Tuesday, March 12

6:30 pm - Library

Parent - Teacher Conferences

March 13 - 15 - No School

3rd Grade Student Store Open

March 19 - 21

Before and After School and at Lunch - Main Hall

3rd and 4th Grade Fine Arts Night

Tuesday, March 19

6:30 - 7:30 pm - Gym

Spring Break!

March 25 - 29


Primary Grades Literacy Night

Parents and children in Kindergarten, First, and Second grades are invited to our second annual Literacy Night.

All activities take place in the Intermediate Hallway

  • Children can access the library to find good fit books and read a variety of books with their parents
  • A classroom will be open for children to play reading games, color bookmarks, and use reading apps on iPads
  • A classroom will be open for writing games and activities like making your own book, name/sight word bead bracelets, fine motor activities, and writing apps on iPads
  • A large variety of free books are available for children to take home with them.
  • Representatives from the public library will also be here to talk about book clubs

Join us at 6:00 to experience all of this literacy fun!

Jog A Thon Donation Collections

The running is over, so now is the time to send in those Jogathon donations. Many families have sent them in already, and we really appreciate those who have done so.

Jogathon is the biggest fundraiser of the year at Jefferson Elementary, and helps fund things like the Jag Band, the upcoming 5th Grade Musical, Field Trips, various Jefferson Clubs, the Library and much more.

If you haven't had a chance to collect and send in those pledges, take a few moments now to do so. Even a few dollars will help make a difference.

Thank you!

Your Jogathon Team



Weather Make-up Days Announced

Due to last week's two cancellation days, the school year will be extended two days to make up the instructional time missed. March 15 will not be used as a make-up day as some of our elementary schools have already scheduled conferences. School will be in session on the following days:
  • June 14 will be a regular early release for elementary and middle schools, it will not be an early release for high schools.
  • June 17 and 18 will be used as make-up days. (June 7 High School Graduation remains the same)
  • June 18 will be the last day of school with extra-early release (2-hour early release) for all grades.
In the event of additional weather cancellation days this year, the superintendent will make a decision to utilize the June 19, 20, and 21 possible make-up days.

Helping Hands Food Drive

The Helping Hands Club is organizing and carrying out a food drive at Jefferson!

If you have some extra money, we would love it if you could donate some canned, non-perishable food or personal hygiene supplies. It will go to the Corvallis Welcome Center, who will hand it out to needy families.

Bring the food and/or personal hygiene supplies to Jefferson between March 5 and March 15.

Thanks for helping our community! ️


Student Transfer Requests

Corvallis Resident Transfer Window is March 1 - 31

Transfers for students living in the Corvallis boundary areas may be requested through an online process March 1 - 31, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. Families of kindergartners requesting transfers are required to register at their neighborhood schools by March 31.

  • On April 1, transfer requests from students living in the Corvallis boundary areas will be processed through a lottery system (NOT first come-first served) with preference given to families who have siblings already in attendance at the requested school or to families of students enrolled in the Dual Language track.
  • Parents and guardians will be notified regarding offers of enrollment or placement on established wait lists by April 15 unless an extension is needed.

Non-resident Student Transfer Window is April 15 - May 3

Transfers for students living outside Corvallis boundary areas may be requested through an online process on April 15.

  • On April 15, openings will be announced and a second application window will open for non-resident transfer applications.
  • The non-resident online application will be open until May 3.
  • Parents and guardians will be notified regarding offers of enrollment or placement on established wait lists by May 17 unless an extension is needed.

Please visit the Student Transfers page for more details about the transfer request process.


Beauty and the Beast at Corvallis High School

Come watch as we present the spectacle of Disney presented by 70+ students from our district!

A tale as old as time! Come see this classic!

This is a beautiful show that has over 120 costumes, 375 lighting cues, several buttresses, and 30 pounds of screws to hold it all together!!

To get $1 off any of the 2nd and 3rd weekend performances, use coupon code ROSE and get your tickets online or at the CHS front desk between 1:30-3:30 Monday through Friday.

Don’t miss this one - Get your tickets EARLY!!!!!

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

- The Beauty and the Beast Production Team


Annual State Testing

Annual State Testing for 3rd - 5th graders will begin at the end of February. Please click HERE for updated and important information about Annual State Testing.

If you would like to learn more about your right to Opt Out of state testing, click HERE.


What I Am Reading this Week


Corvallis School District Community Flyers

Don't forget to check out this LINK each week to connect with upcoming community activities, events, or programs.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Just a reminder that any parents who would like to attend field trips with their child or volunteer in their child's classroom must complete a volunteer application prior to volunteering. Please click this LINK and apply today if you did not complete a volunteer application when you did Registar this summer.


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Jefferson Elementary School

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