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December 2017

From the Principal

 Welcome to the month of December.

We hope that you all enjoyed quality time with friends and family over the Thanksgiving break. As we look ahead to the month of December, there are just four weeks of school until we head into winter recess.

Please take a close look at many of the important dates that are listed within our newsletter. This weekend, Jefferson Elementary will host our traditional Lunch with Santa and Craft fair. This is always an exciting event and we look forward to seeing you.

On December 22, 2017, we will send home our first trimester report cards. The report cards will be sent home with the children so please be on the lookout for them on this day. Take the opportunity to discuss these reports with your child. It’s important that you compliment your child on the areas that they are making steady progress. It’s equally important to encourage your child in areas that may be difficult for them as well. Our students and teachers are working hard and we thank you for your continued support and encouragement at home.

From Mrs. Gordon – I wanted to share my impressions of Jefferson after being here for a few months. I am as thrilled to be here now as I was in September. The children are delightful, full of energy and curiosity. I love the waves, smiles and hugs I get from them each day. It has been wonderful to see the engagement of the parents at Jefferson. They volunteer their time and make donations to school activities in addition to staying on top of their child’s academic and social development! The Jefferson PTO provides social activities for families and support to teachers for special events. There is a great sense of community among the Jefferson families. I am so impressed with the dedication and commitment of the Jefferson staff. The teachers have high expectations and diligently work with their students to meet those expectations. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to join this fabulous community.


Please be reminded that we continue to promote strong school attendance. This includes getting children to school on time. If your child does not ride the bus in the morning, please have him/her here by 8:50. We appreciate your support as we aim to make every minute count for our students.

In advance, we wish each of you a healthy and safe holiday season.

Mr. Gifford

Mrs. Gordon

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