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Jefferson Family Newsletter~October 1, 2021
Michelle Guerino

Dear Jefferson Families,

This week students met for the second time in their Tiger Buddies groups.  They learned about gratitude and wrote down something they are grateful for on a paper heart.  We will be stringing these gratitudes throughout the school this year.  Students also listened to a story by Lebron James called, I Promise about setting goals, working hard and being yourself as great steps to success.  Students also worked on getting to know each other better through a Name Game.  Students will be meeting twice a month in these groups.  The next Tiger Buddies will be this Monday, October 4th.  

Have a great weekend!



Dr. Christina Podraza


Jefferson School

@jeffersond205 #jefferson205


Upcoming Dates

  • October 4 - Science Olympiad (6-7:30 pm)

  • October 4 - Portillo’s Eat & Earn (5-8 pm)

  • October 8 - Teacher Institute Day, NO SCHOOL

  • October 11 - Columbus Day, NO SCHOOL

  • October 12 - PTA Meeting (In-person, 7:00pm), Ms. Cusack presenting on positive reinforcement strategies, 5th grade team presenting

  • October 19 - Lockdown Drill

  • October 20 - Late Arrival Late Arrival - School starts at 9:45 a.m.

  • October 21 - Coffee with Dr. Podraza at 8:20 a.m.

Smart Watches

Students are permitted to wear Smart Watches at school when they are used as a watch.  If students use them for inappropriate uses such as texting, then the cell phone policy will be applied and students will be asked to keep them in their locker.  If your child owns this type of device, please talk to them about appropriate use at school.

5th Grade HandPrints 19-20 (Save the Date!)

Attention families of 5th grade graduates from Jefferson in 2020!  We are planning the 5th grade handprint tradition in the lunchroom on the morning of October 22nd from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.  The schedule will be as follows:

Ferris 9:30-9:55

Grelecki  10:00-10:25

Schlueter 10:30-10:55

More information, including a sign-up will be sent to families of these fifth graders soon.  The date was chosen due to middle school P/T conferences on that day so students would be out of school and be able to come to Jefferson.  

Non School Age Children on the Playground at Recess

Siblings of Jefferson students who are not yet school aged should not be playing on the playground during school hours.  It is a safety issue with older children playing on the playground.  Thank you for your help in keeping all of our children safe.

Dogs on School Property

Please keep dogs and puppies off of school property when picking up your child(ren).  We have students who have dog anxiety and it also presents a safety risk.  Thank you for helping us to keep Jefferson a safe place for all students.

Lunch Menu for the week of 9/27

Lunch is free for all families this year!  Click here for this week’s Menu.

Click here to volunteer for the lunchroom.  Thank you for your help!


Jefferson School Daily Schedule

  • 8:05am- Student arrival begins 

  • 8:15am- Tardy Bell

  • 11:05am - ½ Day Kindergarten Dismissal

  • Lunch/Recess times

  • K and 1st Grade       11:05-12:05

  • 2nd Grade               11:35-12:35

  • 4th Grade                12:05-1:05     

  • 3rd and 5th grades   12:35-1:35

  • 3:00 - Dismissal

Attendance Line: 630-617-8331

If you have any questions, you can reach the Jefferson Office at 630-834-6261 between 7:30 am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

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