Jefferson Elementary School


Weekly Weber Update

November 5, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,

What a busy weekend! Thank you to all who were able to make it to Jefferson’s First Annual Trivia Night! It was a wonderful night and we had a fantastic time. A big thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Fernandez for putting this evening together. Saturday, the Harlem Wizards played at York High School and it was great to see so many Jefferson families! Ms. Muller, Ms. Nicholson and I had a great time as well. Thank you for supporting the D205 Foundation!

Just a reminder that Picture Retakes are this Thursday, November 8th.

At our PTA meeting, November 13th at 8:30am, I will be presenting Standards Based Reporting as well as a quick overview as to how to access the report cards online. If you cannot attend the PTA meeting, I will also be hosting 2 informational meetings during conferences; November 19th at 3:45pm and November 20th at 11:00am in the Multi-purpose room to review Standards Based Reporting.

Thanksgiving Feast
Our Thanksgiving Feast will be from 11:05-12:05 on Thursday, November 15th. This is a PTA sponsored event that allows for all Jefferson students to have lunch together and celebrate what a wonderful community we have at Jefferson. Students will have a Thanksgiving style lunch that is provided by the D205 Food Services department. Volunteer sign-up is through the PTA, please know that only volunteers that have signed up will be allowed in the gym as it is a very busy day with a lot going on.

Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree this year will be Tuesday, December 11th. The kindergarten, first and second grade assembly will be from 8:45-9:30am. The third, fourth and fifth grade assembly will be 9:45-10:30am. There will be more details in regards to the assembly in upcoming newsletters.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conference sign-up is online. Everyone will be able to sign up for conferences beginning today and the window will be open until November 9th at midnight. Conferences will be 20-minutes and will be on Monday, November 19th from 4:30-8:00pm and on Tuesday, November 20th from 10:00am-6:00pm. Please know that this time is designated for the teachers to confer and discuss students’ achievements. I hope that you honor this time and use it to meet with or speak with your child’s teacher. If you are not in town, please schedule a phone conference during these days.

Standards Based Reporting
This year the student report cards will be on-line in PowerSchool. You will need to make sure that you have established your PowerSchool account in order to access them. We will not be printing report cards and sending them home as you will be able to access them on Friday, November 16th. Please take some time over the weekend prior to conferences to review the report card so you are informed about how your child has been progressing this first trimester.

40th Annual UCCA Holiday Food Drive
All district 205 students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing their donations to Jefferson October 22nd-November 16th. The United Community Concerns Association gives assistance to Elmhurst School children and their families through the holidays. Items needed: cereal, canned fruits, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, pasta sauce, hearty soups, pancake mix and syrup.

Upcoming Dates:
8-Picture Retakes
13-PTA Meeting @ 8:30
15-Thanksgiving Feast
19-Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00pm
     Students have a full day of school
20-Parent Teacher Conferences 10am-6pm
     Students not in attendance
21-25 Thanksgiving Break
26- School Resumes
28-Student Late Arrival
4-Coffee with Mrs. Weber @8:30am
11-Giving Tree Assembly
     K,1,2 @ 8:45am
     3,4,5 @ 9:45am
12-Student Late Arrival
21-Holiday Parties 2-3:00pm
24-Jan. 4 Winter Break
January 7: School Resumes

Don’t forget to follow Jefferson twitter @JeffersonD205!

Have a fantastic fall week!

Leslie Weber

Posted by: Michelle Guerino Published:11/5/18
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