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Joby Gifford, Principal
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JES first dayJefferson students are back for a great year

Jefferson Elementary School is once again filled with young students as the 2015-16 school year gets underway.

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Key Club gives JES students a treat

The Key Club treated the younger students to sandwiches, ice cream and an intense game of Four Square. learn more

Youth Baseketball Camp dates set

The Schalmont Boys Basketball program is hosting it’s 3rd annual summer basketball camp for players who will be going into grades 2-8 for the 2016-2017 school year. Camp will be held July 11-15. View flyer

Students learn about being "Sweethearts and Heroes"

Schalmont elementary and middle school students were treated to a special assembly last week by Sweethearts and Heroes that focused on what students can do as bystanders when they witness bullying. learn more

Literature comes to life

Jefferson first-graders dressed up as their favorite book characters to celebrate reading today. view album

Schalmont CSD needs your help: Advocate today!

As the Senate and Assembly draw closer to a New York State budget, your advocacy for our school is needed! Please consider calling or emailing your local legislators to remind them to fully fund public schools and eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment. learn more

Camp Invention coming to JES

We are excited to announce that Jefferson Elementary will host Camp Invention the week of Aug. 1-5 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this summer for children entering first through sixth grade. Register online at This an amazing program focuses on fun STEM learning, and includes exploring animals and discovering science concepts through hands-on learning and designing and building prototypes. View flyer for more information.

Students share their Flat Stanley adventures

Jamie Pink's first graders learned about different parts of the world, thanks to the Flat Stanley Project.  learn more

Author shares tales with JES students

Local children's book author and illustrator Matt McElligott stopped by Jefferson Elementary to spend some time explaining his life as an author and sharing his stories with the students. learn more

Movie Night rescheduled

Jefferson Movie Night has been rescheduled to March 24 from 6-8 p.m. Come out to see Disney Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" in the Jefferson Play area. The PTO will be selling snacks. view trailer

Creative solutions on display at Invention Convention

Third graders at Jefferson Elementary displayed their problem-solving skills today with the annual Invention Convention. learn more

JES marks 100 days

First graders celebrate the 100th day of school by dressing as 100-year-olds.  view gallery.  View more photos on the full album on our Facebook page.

Tail Waggin Tutors help first graders improve reading skills

Tail Waggin Tutors help first graders with reading skills. Schalmont first graders in Jamie Pink’s class agree that reading is one of their favorite things to do, thanks to the help of some visits by their furry friends. learn more

Yearbook cover design winners announced

Congratulations to first and second place yearbook contest winners Maggie Raymond and Audrey Ingle. Their winning artwork will be featured on the front and back cover of this year’s Jefferson Elementary yearbook. learn more

Lunchtime adventures at JES

Second graders at Jefferson Elementary have the opportunity to take an adventure through time during their lunch throughout January.  learn more

Two by Two the zoo comes to Jefferson

As part of Turn of the Screen Week, Jefferson students and their families were treated to a special night at the school when the critters from Two by Two Zoo stopped by. view gallery

Sign up for Tools for Schools

Sign up for Price Chopper's Tools for Schools and help Jefferson Elementary earn points to get needed equipment for free such as school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment. All you have to do is sign up by entering your Price Chopper card number and the school's code, which is 16008.

Safety procedures at Jefferson

The front doors at Jefferson Elementary School facing Princetown Road are only being used for student arrival and dismissal each day. These doors will remain locked at all other times. All student drop offs, pickups, and parent visitors should enter the building via the primary office accessed by Ford Avenue. Learn more


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