Jefferson Elementary School


Weekly Weber Update

February 5, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,

I hope you enjoyed Super Bowl weekend! It looks as though it is going to be a snowy week, so please make sure your children are prepared for school with snow pants, hats, gloves and boots. Students will go outside as long as it is above zero and not icy. This week is kindergarten and new to first grade registration, please let anyone you know that is looking to register to visit our website for details.

Junior Achievement begins this week. Please remind your child if they have signed up that they will be attending Junior Achievement class during their recess time. Grades 1, 3 and 4 will begin on Tuesday and grades 2 and 5 will begin on Thursday. Thank you again to the PTA for bringing this program back to Jefferson.

Just a reminder that there are no dogs allowed on school property. Please do not bring your dog on to school property. This is to ensure the safety of all students. I ask that everyone abide by this rule. This is a district wide rule across all school buildings.

Please remember that if you are sharing Valentines next week, students are not to bring any candy or food items. Things like pencils, bookmarks, and stickers are great ideas!

We will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week next week. The students will be participating in a variety of activities to share kindness. Thank you to Ms. Cusack for organizing the activities.

Day 1 (Monday 2/12): Mrs. Moore Kindness Day
Students can fill out a kindness card for another student (or a staff member) and deliver on their own.

Day 2 (Tuesday 2/13): Gratitude Hearts.
Students will discuss what it means to be grateful. They will discuss very specific ways that they can show gratitude and kindness to others in the class.

Day 3 (Wednesday 2/14): Capture Kindness.
Students can hand out pink PAWS slips to other students that they “catch being kind.”

Day 4 (Thursday 2/15): Smile File.
Students will discuss a time when they felt sad or upset and how someone helped them feel better. Then students will give examples of what they could say to someone who they know is feeling sad.

Day 5 (Friday 2/16): Random Acts of Kindness Day! Kindness Pledge. Students will take the kindness pledge and earn a kindness sticker. Students are also encouraged to engage in Random Acts of kindness throughout the day

Enrollment for 2018-19 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.

For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-834-4530 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Please go to the following link for further flu related information issued by the Center for Disease Control.

Influenza Information for Parents
Please remember that children need to be fever free for 24 hours before sending them back to school.

Upcoming Dates: 

6-Kindergarten and new to First Grade Registration at Jefferson 9-11am
7-Kindergaten and new to First Grade Registration at Jefferson 12:30-3:00pm
8-PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm
14-Student Late Arrival/Valentine’s Day!
19-No School! President’s Day
23-End of Trimester 2
     Coffee with Mrs. Weber
24-PTA Winter Carnival
28-Student Late Arrival

2-Institute Day-No Student Attendance

Have a wonderful week! Stay warm!
Leslie Weber

Posted by: Michelle Guerino Published:2/5/18
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