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School Tours

Come tour Jefferson!

Tours will be held on Fridays at 9 a.m.
starting October 21.

Sign up here
to reserve your spot!  Open slots have been added for all tour dates!


The Big Ask!

We would love for every family to participate!
Find out more here.


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Our Library

The school library is open!  Please stop by for a visit.  Please check out the Jefferson Library Blog.  And do feel free to click here to see our online library resources and reference materials - and educational games!

Student Enrichment

Enrollment has ended for the Fall 2016 afterschool student enrichment classes.  Here is the class schedule
in English and Chinese.

If your child is enrolled in a class, please check the relevant flyer to see the schedule, as some classes may skip a week or finish a week earlier or later than the others:  Tree Frog TreksCartooningPiano,
Edmo Science (Spy Maker)
Creative Sewing,
Soccer, and Girls on the Run.

Q&A for New Kindergarten Parents

Click here to have all your questions answered.


September 22, 2016 - Common Sense Media Presents at Our PTA Meeting

Common Sense Media
Not to freak you out completely, but every minute of every day Americans use more than 18 million megabytes of wireless data, Google translates 69.5 million words, the Weather Channel gets almost 14 million forecast requests, and Americans send more than 3.5 million texts.  That's every minute!

Ray Cagan from Common Sense Education spoke at the September 22 PTA meeting about how to ensure that students are thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly
in our digital world

He shared with us Common Sense's amazing array of free resources, including a guide that rates movies for their appropriateness for kids, a set of lists of the best kids' books, apps, movies, TV shows, music, websites, and games, and a grade-level-appropriate digital citizenship curriculum on internet safety, privacy, cyberbullying, security,
, and more.

You may especially appreciate the family discussion topics such as managing screen time, the value of coding, and kids taking and sending selfies.  Your kids may especially enjoy the award-winning online games that address key issues facing kids in today's digital world and teach them critical skills about digital safety, respect, and community while they earn badges toward a Digital Passport.

Help your kids make smart choices in the world of media and technology.  Check out the free digital resources available to you
from Common Sense.

Now Through November 21, 2016 - Jefferson's Annual Food Drive

Food Bank Barrels
NOW through November 21, please bring in a donation of nonperishable food for Jefferson's Annual Food Drive.  Rice, pasta, cereal, beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, and canned soups are all great!  No glass containers, please.  Food contributions go into the big barrels near the Main Office.  Everything will go to the very worthy
San Francisco Food Bank
 for distribution.

More Info in English - Chinese

October 14, 2016 - Family Movie Night

Movie Night 2016
It's Jefferson Family Movie Night!  Because of the wet weather we will be in the Auditorium (doors open at 6 p.m.).  We will have pizza ($5 for 2 slices) and popcorn, baked goods, and juice boxes ($1 each) for sale, or bring your own movie snacks and drinks.  Chairs provided for adults; kids sit on the floor (or feel free to bring a beach chair or a picnic blanket or sleeping bags and pillows to sit or lie on).  Free parking in the Upper Yard starting at 6 p.m.
Disney's "Zootopia" will start screening at 6:45.

October 5, 2016 - Walk-to-School Day

Walk-to-School Day 2016
This Wednesday, October 5, is our regular monthly
Golden Sneaker Day.

It also happens to be international Walk-to-School Day, when students in more than 40 countries and in thousands of schools across America all walk or roll to school on the same day, to promote safer and more accessible streets and sidewalks, physical exercise, healthier habits, and cleaner air.
Jefferson students who travel to school in a green way on October 5
may stop by the Middle Yard or Kindergarten Yard before school starts to pick up a little extra prize to celebrate their participation.

October 2, 2016 - Art in the Hallways

Have you noticed that Jefferson's hallways are full of art?
Everywhere you look, student creativity is bursting forth!

September 29, 2016 - Why We Garden

Monarch and Milkweed
At the first Garden Day (see August 13, below), we planted this Silky Gold milkweed in a planter by the 18th Avenue gate.
Today a female Monarch butterfly was seen enjoying the plant.
The butterflies like the nectar in the flowers and lay their eggs on the plants.  Their caterpillars eat the leaves.  Success!

September 12, 2016 - Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night
We will meet at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Later, head to your children's classrooms to meet with their teachers.  Click here to see the schedule.

Click here to see our wonderful educators.

Click here to see Principal Adams's highlights from the Student and Family Handbook.

Click here to see the new SFUSD Wellness Policy.

And don't forget about our Schoola Fall Clothing Drive.  You can bring your bags of clothing to the Auditorium when you come for Back-to-School Night, or drop off bags in the Auditorium that morning.

September 11, 2016 - Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social 2016
Everyone had a blast at the Ice Cream Social.  Fueled by popsicles and ice cream, students had a great time biking, scootering, skating, running, climbing, jumping rope, and speeding along on
whatever that thing is in the top left picture!

September 8, 2016 - Interview with Principal Kim Adams

Principal Kim Adams
Just published!  Click here to read this year's Q&A
with Principal Kim Adams.

August 13, 2016 - Garden Day

Garden Day
What happened at the school's first Garden Day of the year?  Lots and lots of planting, weeding, digging, hoeing . . . and more weeding.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  The place looks great!

Click here to see the Jefferson Photo Blog from years gone by.

Legal Notices

SFUSD Non-Discrimination Policy

Uniform Complaint Procedure for Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment

Save the Date!

Authors Day
October 27, 2016

Halloween Parade
October 31, 2016

Math Night
(for 4th & 5th Grades)
November 9, 2016

Wednesday Envelope

Click here to see the contents of the Wednesday Envelope.

Job Announcement

We are looking for two Playground Coordinators to start immediately.

Click here to find out more about the job.

Next PTA Meeting - October 20

Please join us for the next PTA meeting, on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Parking available in the Upper Yard. Childcare available for Jefferson students.

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