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Letter to Parents from Jefferson Elementary School


Dear Jefferson Families,

Welcome back to Jefferson Elementary School! We would like to extend a special welcome to each of our 120 new kindergarten students. For students in first grade through fourth grade, our first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017. For our Kindergarten students, parents should have scheduled half hour meetings with your teacher on the 7th, and you will begin your first full day on Friday, September 8th. It will be an exciting start of school as students, teachers, and administrators meet and reconnect with one another.

Please be reminded that school begins each day at 8:45, students arriving after 8:50 will be considered tardy and will need to be signed in within the primary office, which may be accessed at Ford Avenue. Thank you for doing your part to ensure that your child(ren) are at school and on time when they are healthy.

As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Please be extra careful within our parking lot. Do not allow your children to walk across the lot without supervision. It is a busy place in the mornings and afternoons and we want to ensure everyone’s safety. Our security guard, “Mr. John� will be happy to assist you as you enter the building. Please make sure that you sign in and get a tag as you conduct your school business. Thank you for your efforts in helping to ensure our school remains safe.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome some new staff to Jefferson. Please welcome:

Mrs. Jacqueline Gordon - Mrs. Gordon will serve as our Assistant Principal at Jefferson. We will host a meet and greet on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 3:00- 4:00 PM at Jefferson so families may meet Mrs. Gordon.

Miss Elizabeth Popolizio - Please welcome Miss Popolizio as our new art teacher.

Mr. Marc Geer - Please welcome Mr. Geer back to Jefferson. He will be teaching 4th grade.

Mrs. Michelle Laribee - Please welcome Mrs. Laribee back to Jefferson. She will be teaching Kindergarten.

Please note the new lunch prices. The new breakfast price is $1.75 while the new lunch price is $2.75. For more information, please visit and click on the menu button beneath quick links for more information regarding our lunch program.

During the first few days of school, please take the time to review the content in your child’s backpack. Look for our school newsletter at the beginning of each month as it is full of information and events related to our school. Make sure you browse our website ( during the week to view photos and stay abreast of events and other happenings within our school. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up as an SNN user, which will allow you to get notices and alerts sent directly to your phone.

We look forward to the onset of the 2017-2018 school year and all of the opportunities and memories that your children will help to create. See you all next week.

Always Jefferson Proud,

Mr. Gifford and Mrs. Gordon