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Letter to Parents from Jefferson Elementary School


Dear Jefferson Parents,

We are off to a great start to a new school year. As our first newsletter will come out at the end of the month, this letter will provide some updates.

Please join us for a “meet and greet� on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the K-1 vestibule as we welcome Mrs. Jacqueline Gordon as our new Assistant Principal. We will host the meet and greet from 3:00- 4:15. Our PTO will be providing light refreshments.

Also, please be reminded that students entering Jefferson after 8:50 will be considered tardy. The start time at Jefferson has always been 8:45 with any time after 9:00 considered tardy. This new time will mainly impact students who are brought to school in the morning as all other students are headed to their classes by 8:45. This will allow teachers to begin their instructional day with all students at the same time. We are trying to capitalize on each minute at Jefferson. Over the course of the school year, we will gain quite a bit of instructional time. Thank you for doing your best to get your children to school on time each day.

The school newsletter is scheduled to go home during the last week of each month. I would also encourage families to sign up for SNN alerts, and continue to peruse our website for periodic updates. Mrs. Gordon and I will do our best to limit our office communication to Wednesdays. Please continue to check your child’s backpack on a nightly basis for any teacher correspondence. Next week, you will receive information regarding our Open House nights. On the back of this page, I have provided you with a snapshot of the dates and times so you may plan ahead and obtain childcare for your respective evening.

We are truly enjoying your children and look forward to another wonderful year of learning at Jefferson. I look forward to seeing everyone in the coming weeks.

Always Jefferson Proud,

Mr. Gifford

Open House 2017

September 26, 2017

  • 5:45-5:55 Welcome back message with Mr. Gifford (play area)
  • 6:00- 6:30 Kindergarten presentations within classrooms
  • 6:35- 7:05 Parents to meet with special area and/or support service personnel
  • 7:10- 7:40 Grade 1 presentations within classrooms

September 27, 2017

  • 5:15-5:25 Welcome back message with Mr. Gifford (play area)
  • 5:30- 6:00 Parents to meet with special area and/or support service personnel
  • 6:05- 6:35 Grade 2 presentations within classrooms
  • 6:40- 7:10 Grade 3 presentations within classrooms
  • 7:15- 7:45 Grade 4 presentations within classrooms