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Weekly Weber Update

April 30, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,
I am so glad that the warm weather has arrived! It was wonderful seeing all of the Jefferson families at Our Spring Celebration of Learning, the students did a wonderful job sharing all of their work and knowledge. The fourth graders did an amazing job with their musical and their State Fair projects. Each year they get better and better.

Thank you to all who have stepped up to volunteer for Running Club, we have plenty of volunteers now! The last session will be Wednesday, May 16th.  

At our final PTA meeting Thursday, I will be presenting information in regards to Standards Based Reporting. This reporting was piloted at both Field and Hawthorne this year and all elementary buildings will be using this form of reporting next year. It will be an informational presentation discussing the shifts in both our reporting tool as well as the teaching and learning of students. Please come and learn about this wonderful tool and what information it will give you in regards to your child’s learning.

District 205 is hard at work developing the next phase of its comprehensive facilities study and creating a Master Facility Plan that will serve our community for many years to come. Architects Wight & Company presented facilities scenarios at the April 24 Board meeting.

D205 administration is working with the Community Advisory Team (CAT) to create a presentation that will be shared with the public on the following dates and locations: Saturday, May 12, from9:30 to 11:30 AM, at York High School; Monday, May 14, from 7 to 9 PM at Churchville Middle School; Wednesday, May 23, from 7 to 9 PM at Bryan MS and Wednesday, May 30, from 7 to 9 PM at Sandburg MS.

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you and plan to join the conversation. All are welcome!

There will be informational meetings at each of the schools. The Jefferson community is invited to our school on May 7th at 8:30am. Dr. Moyer and a member of his cabinet will be at Jefferson to provide school-specific information. This will be an opportunity to hear plans for how the needs of Jefferson  will be addressed going forward. Feel free to encourage your neighbors and friends that live in the Jefferson attendance area to join the conversation.


Nurse Update
Nurse Mariah is now on maternity leave. If your child is going to be out due to illness or appointments, please call the attendance line to leave a message; 630-617-8331. Nurse Malone will be filling in for Mariah. Her email address is Please feel free to email her any questions or concerns you have.


Student Council Penny Wars
On Monday, April 30th, Student Council will begin our week and a half long “Penny War.” The Penny War will be between grade levels and will run from Monday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 9th. Each grade level will have two large containers located in the main office. Students may put pennies in their grade level penny container. The grade level with the largest sum of money by the end of the day May 9th will win an extra 30 minute recess.

What are we collecting money for? The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico was struck by very damaging hurricanes several months ago. Rebuilding will take years, so they need our help! All proceeds from this Penny War will go directly to Habitat for Humanity in Puerto Rico to help rebuild family homes. 


2nd Annual Book Drive 
Jefferson Elementary will be holding its 2nd Annual Book Drive during the month of May. We hope to promote summer reading by getting a “new to you” book in the hands of each and every student.Families are encouraged to donate as many used books as they can. Students will bring their books to the school (April 30 to May 11). Students will choose one “new to you” book to take home… as another way to promote summer reading! Every student will receive one “new to you” book, regardless of how many books they donate. Books remaining after the students have chosen will be distributed for use in classroom libraries!


Incoming 6th Grade Informational Nights
We have students attending all three middle schools next year, so I wanted to share some information in regards to informational nights.

On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will be hosting our Welcome Night for all parents of incoming 6th graders. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.
6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library) 
7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
8:15-Conclusion of Program


Sandburg PTA will host a Welcome Night on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00pm in their auditorium for all parents of incoming 6th graders. Sandburg PTA will sponsor a parent night for incoming sixth grade parents. It will be held in Sandburg’s auditorium. You will have a chance to ask questions, take a tour, learn about Sandburg, and meet other parents. Mrs. Fehrenbacher and Mr. Gail will be present as well as student ambassadors to provide a tour. This will be an hour long event.


On Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00, Churchville Middle School will be hosting our Welcome Night for all parents of incoming 6th graders. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Churchville administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school.

Upcoming Dates: 
2 - Robert Crown 1:00pm (Grade 5 students)
3 - PTA Meeting 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room/Standards Based Reporting Presentation
7 - Jefferson-specific Future Focused Meeting 8:30am
8 - Sandburg Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night 7:00pm
9 - Student Late Arrival/PTA Sponsored Math Night
15 - Bryan Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
17 - 5th Grade Performance/Churchville Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
18 - Volunteer Breakfast 7:30-8:30am
21 - Field Day!
24 - Kindergarten Last Day of School
25 - Grades 1-5 Last Day of School 11:15am dismissal/11:05 Farewell walk-out
30 - Future Focused Meeting at Sandburg 7:00-9:00pm

Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Leslie Weber

Posted by: Michelle Guerino Published:5/1/18
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