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Jefferson Family Newsletter~December 22, 2020
Michelle Guerino

Hello Jefferson Families!

The Magical Wish for 2021 videos were shared yesterday with classes.  They are a wonderful way to end this year and think about all of the possibilities for the next  so I thought I’d share the link so families can enjoy them as well.  Have a wonderful and restful Winter Break!  See you in the new year!

Please keep reading for more information about happenings at Jefferson School.

Hybrid Slides & Handbook

We will be returning to Hybrid instruction on January 11th.  Please see below for the Jefferson Handbook as well as the slides presentation with more information.  

A few things to remember:

  • Snack break will be outside weather permitting.  Please make sure a snack that is easily opened with gloves or mittens on is sent.  

  • Students will have access to lockers when we return and will be social distancing when putting away their things.  

  • Remote students do not need to login until 8:45 a.m. to account for students getting accustomed to the routines of school from January 11th - January 14th.

Handbook

Google Slides

One Jefferson, One Book Survey (Click here to take survey)

One Jefferson, One Book is a school-wide book club where the entire school reads the same book at the same time. The goal is to build a Community of Readers.  Along with reading the book, everyone has the opportunity to partake in various activities that support the theme of the chosen title.  For example, vocabulary games, learn how-to-draw, STEM projects, Bingo, crafts, discussions, trivia, contests, guest readers, etc. Families can get involved as much or as little as they would like. Participation is not required but encouraged.

OJOB is sponsored by Jefferson PTA and each family can receive a copy of the book. This year's book will be "Charlotte's Web", by E.B. White. The story takes place on a farm and concerns a pig named Wilbur and his devoted friend Charlotte, the spider who manages to save his life by writing about him in her web. 

Please let us know below if you would like to receive a copy of the book for this program (one copy/family), so we can order the correct amount of copies. The target start date of the program is February.  More details about the specifics of OJOB will be sent home in January.  Thank you! 

York Students Reading Books

The York Choraliers have recorded videos of themselves reading books with holiday themes that you can access by clicking here.   There will be around 45 non holiday books and songs to access in January. 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, December 23rd - Winter Break Begins 

  • Thursday, January 7th - Classes Resume Virtually for Students

  • Monday, January 11th - Students return to Hybrid Learning

  • Friday, January 15th - NO SCHOOL, Institute Day

  • Monday, December 18th - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Have a great break!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Christina Podraza

Principal

Jefferson School

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