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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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Parents: We want to hear your thoughts

Please take a minute to fill out this brief, anonymous online survey to share your opinions on grades, homework, and how the district communicates about student progress. Your feedback will help us as we work to better serve you to keep you informed regarding your child's academic progress.

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

Students share holiday cheer

Students in the high school band and choir led Jefferson students in a sing-along concert. view gallery

It's Grinch Day at Jefferson

Today launched the first grade team's celebration of "Grinch Day," where they read the Dr. Seuss story and had reading and math lessons based on it. learn more

Chad O'Hara and Tim Rushlow surprise JES students

Jefferson Elementary students were surprised to be called to the Playroom for an assembly Dec. 14 and even more surprised to see Chad O’Hara from B95.5 and country music artist Tim Rushlow walk into the room. learn more

Fourth-grade students build Longhouses

The students in Mrs. Rossner and Mrs. McGuirk's fourth grade co-teaching classroom proudly displayed their Longhouse projects to their parents, grandparents and siblings on Friday. learn more

Jefferson students create jingle for WGNA

Congratulations Ms. Pink’s first graders, Mrs. Rossner’s and Mrs. MuGuirk’s 4th grade classes and Mrs. Scheffer’s music clas for working together to create a jingle for Shop with a Cop. learn more

Jefferson students participate in evacuation drill

In collaboration with emergency responders, Jefferson Elementary School practiced an evacuation drill this morning. learn more

Fourth graders celebrate with Thanksgiving Feast

 Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Cathell and Mrs. DiCaprio's fourth-grade classes hosted their fourth annual Thanksgiving Feast. learn more

Students have a sing-along with Dave Ruch

Jefferson Elementary students enjoyed an assembly program presented by Dave Ruch, a special musician and performer who is widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds. learn more

Learning continues beyond school walls

Check out what some Schalmont students are doing outside the classroom. learn more

Halloween Candy Buy Back nets nearly 86 pounds of candy

 The Jefferson Elementary Halloween Candy Buy Back has been the most successful yet! Five copy paper boxes full of candy were collected, totalling 85.5 pounds. learn more

Online tools help improve reading at JES

Students in teacher Leea Mulone’s first-grade class are using an interactive computer program called Imagine Learning to help strengthen their reading and phonics skills. learn more

JES students make placemats

Jefferson fourth graders decorated placemats for the community's Veterans Dinner. view gallery

Budding artists

Fourth graders in Mrs. Albrecht’s art class work on value charts. view gallery

Jefferson celebrates summer reading

Assemblies recognize 55 students for participating in the summer reading program. learn more

Early Dismissals in October

There are several dates in October when students will be dismissed from school early. Please review the updated list here.

Student grows six-pound cabbage

Jefferson Elementary fourth grader Mark has proven he has a pretty green thumb.Mark brought in a nearly six-pound head of cabbage that he just harvested. The cabbage was part of his third grade plant growth and development project. learn more

Scholastic Book Fair is underway

The Scholastic Book Fair is open during Jefferson Elementary school hours now through Sept. 29 as well as 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23. You can also browse and order books online. Cash, checks (payable to the school) and credit cards are accepted. view gallery

Jefferson students participate in Honors Choir Concert

Congratulations to the Schalmont Middle Shool and Jefferson Elementary students who recently participated in the Honor Choir concert held in Albany at the Hilton Hotel as part of the NYSSMA Conference and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).  learn more

School's almost back in session!

The end of August is an exciting time as we are full of anticipation for all that the new school year has to offer. Our first day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9 for students in first grade through fourth grade. For our Kindergarten students, parent(s) should have scheduled half hour meetings with your teacher on the 9th, and you will begin your first full day on Thursday, Sept.10. Read the Welcome Back letter from the principal.

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.

Popsicles on the Playground a success

Thanks to all the new kindergartners (and their families) who came out today to meet your new classmates and enjoy a popsicle. photo gallery

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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