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Joby Gifford, Principal
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grade 4 moving up ceremonyJefferson fourth graders onto middle school!

Jefferson Elementary School held its grade 4 moving up ceremony on June 18. About 150 students earned their certificates of promotion during a ceremony that included a crowd of Schalmont parents, teachers, administrators and other well-wishers.

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Popsicles on the Playground

Attention all new kindergarten students: Bring Mom/Dad to the Jefferson Playground at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for Popsicles on the Playground! Mr. Thompson will be on hand to pass out cool, refreshing popsicles for you to enjoy while meeting and playing with new friends who will be your classmates in September! We hope you can make it!

Summer orientation set for August

New Jefferson students and families are invited to learn more about their new school by attending an orientation day at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 or 27. Please see the PDF flyer for more information.

Jefferson first graders 'surf' into summer

Jefferson Elementary School first graders completed their 10-day "Surfing into Summer" lessons with an outside water day in June. photo gallery

Jefferson Elementary holds grade 4 moving up ceremony

Jefferson Elementary School held its annual grade 4 moving up ceremony on June 18. About 150 students earned their certificates of promotion during a ceremony in the school gym, which included an overflow crowd of Schalmont parents, teachers, administrators and other well-wishers. photo gallery and videos

Jefferson photography art show

Jefferson Elementary School's annual photography art show is underway. Student artwork is on display on the walls near the large gym. photo gallery

Schalmont Sabres' Summer Boys and Girls' Basketball Camp

Due to numerous requests, the Schalmont Sabres' Summer Basketball Camp is now open to both boys and girls entering third through eighth grade next school year. The camp will be held July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schalmont. The registration deadline is July 1. brochure [pdf]

Students combine music and environmentalism

Combining music and environmentalism is reaping big rewards for students and our planet. A recent fourth grade concert focusing on the Earth helped raise $325 to plant 325 trees in Boreal Forest in Canada. learn more

Jefferson raises over $5,000 for JDRF

Jefferson Elementary School students walked the soccer fields and raised more than $5,000 for the JDRF Kids Walk program in May. In addition to raising money for the organization, which funds diabetes research, students learned about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 

Science Honor Society hosts after school program for fourth-graders

Making clouds, studying fingerprints and examining old skeletons were among the many fun and exciting science experiments offered to fourth-graders as part of a unique enrichment offering in March. Photo gallery

Second-graders showcase square dance moves

Over the course of three days in March, each second grade class gave a special square dance performance for visiting family and friends in honor of Music in Our Schools Month. photo gallery

Dentist promotes dental health at Jefferson

Two Jefferson Elementary School first grade classes had an opportunity to visit with a local dentist this month, learning about dental health and tooth care facts and tips. learn more

Jefferson celebrates Music in our Schools Month

Next time you're at Jefferson look for the posters recognizing Music in Our Schools Month. learn more

Author/illustrator AJ Smith visits Jefferson

Kindergarten through fourth-graders met author and illustrator AJ Smith at Jefferson on March 11. learn more

Older students share rainforest knowledge with first-graders

Sloths, golden lion tamarins and gibbons, oh my! These exotic creatures are among the many fifth-graders researched online and later discussed with first grade students. learn more

Schalmont teacher/student headline education forum

A Schalmont teacher and her former student captivated an overflow crowd at South Colonie last night, calling on Gov. Cuomo to take politics out of the state testing system and do what is best for school children. learn more

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


Schalmont recognizes distinguished alumnus

Teaching is the Core Grant work continues

Voters approve budget proposal, bus proposition

Middle and high school students honored by Human Rights group

Spring musical, actors recognized by local theatre group

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