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Jefferson Family Newsletter~September 3, 2021
Michelle Guerino

Dear Jefferson Families,

Thank you to everyone who came out to Curriculum Night last night! We enjoyed sharing all of the learning that will be happening this year and look forward to partnering with you in your child’s success! Please click here for a copy of Dr. Podraza’s presentation from last night. The Specials Curriculum Night Presentation is also available for anyone who was unable to attend. Jefferson Staff will be sharing their presentations with families who were unable to attend last night as well.

Have a wonderful three day weekend!

Sincerely,

Dr. Christina Podraza
Principal
Jefferson School

cpodraza@elmhurst205.org
@jeffersond205 #jefferson205

Upcoming Dates

  • September 6 - Labor Day, No School

  • September 6-17 - MAP Testing 

  • September 8 - Late Arrival - School starts at 9:45 a.m.

  • September 8 - Running Club Begins

  • September 14 - PTA Meeting (Virtual) 7:30 p.m. - Specials Team presenting 

  • September 20 - Book Fair Begins!

  • September 22 - Late Arrival - School starts at 9:45 a.m.

Lunch Menu for the week of 9/3 & Reminders
Lunch is free for all families this year! Click here for this week’s menu.

Please make sure to send your child with a reusable water bottle or lunchtime beverage (juice, sparkling water etc). There have been many requests for students to go back to their lockers to get them. It is causing a supervision issue. Thank you for your help in keeping all of our students safe. :)

Lunchroom Supervisors & Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of 3-4 more lunchroom supervisors. If you, or someone you know is interested, please contact Dr. Podraza (cpodraza@elmhurst205.org).

Extra Masks
Please keep an extra mask in school for your child to use. Sometimes masks get sweaty or wet from students chewing on them or lost while playing at recess. It’s helpful to have a back up. Thank you!

Students in the Parking Lot
Please have a talk with your child about only using the crosswalk and sidewalk during dismissal and arrival. It is not safe for students to walk through the parking lot or ride their bikes. Students should not be riding their bikes on school grounds and need to walk them off school property before riding home. Thank you for your cooperation.

Running Club Begins 9/8
Running Club begins on Wednesday. Please look the permission slip being sent home on Tuesday. 

Pokemon Cards
Students have been having a lot of fun playing with and trading Pokemon cards during lunch recess time. If you permit your child to send cards to school, please talk to them about trading wisely and considering leaving their most valuable cards at home.

Jefferson School Daily Schedule

  • 8:05am- Student arrival begins (see procedures below)

  • 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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