Jefferson Elementary School


Weekly Weber Update

December 3, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving break as well as a fun extra day off last week. The PTA will be hosting a Coffee with Mrs. Weber tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8:30am in the Multi-Purpose room. I look forward to meeting with our families! Thank you to the families who participated in the Standards Based Reporting survey, the feedback helps us continuously improve our practice.

The students did a wonderful job with following the rules for playing safely on the snow at recess and they really enjoyed building forts and snowmen!Please make sure to send your child to school with the appropriate winter weather gear. Students will be able to play in the snow if they have snow pants and boots. We do line up for arrival and are at recess as long as the temperature and wind chill are above zero.

Congratulations to our PBIS November Mystery Winners! These students were wonderful models of respect, responsibility and safety at Jefferson. Congratulations to Mara Burnside, Lucas Samuel, Sam Sianis, Devin Maniar, Paige Timmerwilke, and Connor Hood. Their pictures are up on our PBIS bulletin board in the foyer.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
To ensure the safety of students, please do not enter either staff parking lots during the drop-off or pick-up times. Students will be walking in these lots, and we want to limit the traffic flow during this time. Also, there is no parking or idling on Crescent during these times. We need Crescent Ave to be a continuous flow of cars, so that students can safely access the sidewalk and cleared paths, especially in inclement weather. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring our students safety.

Attention 5th Grade Parents
Mrs. Discipio, the principal of Bryan Middle School, will be coming to talk to all of our 5th grade students on Friday to discuss their choices for the UA block in sixth grade next year. All middle schools follow the same format, so regardless of what middle school your child will be attending, this is important information. The deadline for course selection is December 14th, so please make sure to talk with your child in regards to their choices. The below information includes a link to the presentation that was given last week as well as the directions for the course registration.

The link from the evening presentation: MS Course Selection Meetings. On December 3rd, PowerSchool Registration will open for course selection. The deadline for the registration is December 14th. Project Lead the Way will be offered as a summer enrichment to those students who do not have room in their schedule due to band/orchestra/choir or an academic support that takes the place of an enrichment (guided study, reading strategies, math strategies).

The 5Essentials Survey
The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the parent survey please visit ​​​​​​​and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. I hope you will participate.

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. This is a wonderful tradition that supports families within our community. Not only is this an opportunity for students to give, but during the assembly, students sing a variety of songs to celebrate various holidays throughout the season within different cultures. It is a beautiful celebration of the gifts we can give, as well as the gift of our students.

Upcoming Dates:
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
12 &13 - Student Council Holiday Sale (during lunch)
17- Student Council Afterschool Movie
21- Holiday Parties 2-3:00pm
24- Jan. 4 Winter Break
January 7: School Resumes

Don’t forget to follow Jefferson on Twitter: @JeffersonD205!

Have a fantastic week!
Leslie Weber

Posted by: Michelle Guerino Published:12/3/18
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