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Joby Gifford, Principal
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Halloween Safety Tips FlyerTrick or Treat: Halloween Safety Tips

Our friends at Parent Today have created a flyer offering Halloween safety tips, as well as some ideas on how to manage your child's fears. Are you signed up for Parent Today? This FREE e-mail newsletter and companion website are designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom.

Halloween safety tips flyer [PDF]

Jefferson Elementary School PTO student banking program

Want to teach your child to save money? The PTO-sponsored school banking program makes saving money both fun and rewarding. By opening and maintaining a savings account, students learn the principles of saving, gain a sense of responsibility, and realize the importance of investing money for a return. The program reinforces basic math skills, and gives hands‑on experience in handling money. Participation is entirely voluntary. school savings program details/application [PDF]

Jefferson students honored for perfect September attendance

Jefferson Elementary School honored students at each grade level for having perfect attendance during September. view list by grade level (pdf)

Jefferson honors second graders for perfect September attendance

Jefferson Elementary School held a morning assembly today to recognize second graders who had perfect attendance during September. full story

Watch Jefferson's parent-teacher conference video

The video will be running throughout each parent-teacher conference. It includes important reminders and information from the building administrators along with video footage of students from last school year. Watch video

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness Month and as such, Schalmont Schools will be sharing resources with students and parents through our website, SNN and social media channels as to what you can do to prevent bullying on our campuses. For starters, please watch this latest video. view video

Monthly school newsletters online

The latest school newsletter includes important information and reminders from the school principal's, music/art/library news and much more. October Newsletter [PDF]

Jefferson Principals' Coffee Hours

Once again this school year, Principal Joby Gifford and Assistant Principal Jason Thompson will be hosting a series of Principals' Coffee Hours in an effort to facilitate communications between school leaders and parents.  event schedule [PDF]

School Attendance: 'Got to be in it to win it!'

Schalmont Schools takes attendance very seriously! In fact,daily attendance is one of the most important factors in whether or not a student will succeed in school. Every minute counts ... every student counts! more about attendance More about attendance

School menus

The monthly school menus are now available online for Jefferson Elementary School. october menus [PDF]

Welcome back to school!

Schalmont was filled with excitement on Thursday, Sept. 4, as students returned for the 2014-15 school year. Photo gallery

Welcome back letter from building principals

We are pleased to welcome each of you for another exciting year at Jefferson Elementary School. We are certain that the 2014-2015 school year will provide your child with many opportunities for academic rigor, while also learning valuable lessons in citizenship along the way. We invite you to join us in this journey as your participation in and support of the learning process will be a crucial factor in your child’s academic and social growth in school. read more [PDF]

Jefferson PTO welcome back packet

Here is your Jefferson Elementary School PTO welcome packet for the 2014-15 school year. It includes important information about upcoming events for the year and how you can volunteer to help out. View Packet (PDF)

The Jefferson PTO needs your help!

All the research says that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. Involvement at Jefferson also makes it easier to establish friendships with teachers and other parents. Find out how you can get involved.  Jefferson PTO

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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