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Enrollment has ended for the Winter 2016 afterschool student enrichment classes.
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 Treks, Cartooning, Piano,
Soccer, Edmo Science (Intergalactic Innovators), Chess, Cooking,
French, and Creative Sewing.
We are looking for two Playground Coordinators to start immediately.
Click here to find out more about the job.
January 1, 2017 - Happy New Year of Science!
What’s going on with science? Why do leaves have different shapes? What do germs look like? How do slopes and floods affect landforms? Can you name the moon phases? How do you balance a pencil tip on a popsicle stick? What is a "variable" in an experiment?
Science starts with questions and leads to predictions, experimentation, discussion, and designing solutions. The NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) encourages students to think more like scientists and engineers. These new science and engineering standards and practices are gradually being incorporated into classrooms. (Thank you,
Jefferson Science Coordinator Leslie Quan!)
Be sure to save the date for Jefferson's annual Family Science Night - this year for 2nd and 3rd graders and their families - on March 9, 2017.
December 13, 2016 - Sock Drive Reaches Goal!!!
The wonderful Jefferson community brought in the socks. On the final day of the annual Sock Drive, we reached our goal of more than 1,000 pairs of socks! Congratulations! All socks will be donated to St. Anthony Foundation's Free Clothing Program. Socks Rock!
December 9, 2016 - Winterfest
On Winterfest, all Jefferson students do a holiday craft project to make a gift for family members or friends.
This year, second graders made festive snow globes.
Happy holidays to all!
November 24, 2016 - Happy Thanksgiving!
Here's a reason to be thankful. The City of San Francisco's Kindergarten to College (K2C) Program gives every child who attends a public SFUSD elementary school the chance to
build savings for college.
When your child starts at Jefferson (except for current 5th graders), the City opens a college savings account for your child and deposits $50 in it. The next $100 you deposit into the account is matched dollar-for-dollar, and you earn another $100 the first time you make 6 monthly deposits in a row of at least $10. Accounts for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch receive another $50 when you fill out a K2C information release in English, Chinese, or Spanish.
Don't leave free money on the table! Find out more about the program here, in English, Chinese, or Spanish. Fill out this form if you're not sure what your child's account number is.
Through November 21, 2016 - Jefferson's Annual Food Drive
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
November 1, 2016 - Halloween and Día de los Muertos Art in the Hallways
October 31, 2016 - Happy Halloween!
October 27, 2016 - Authors Day
A generous group of children's book authors visited every Jefferson classroom on Authors Day. Author-illustrator Julie Downing (second from right) founded Authors Day 18 years ago when she was a Jefferson parent. The authors read to the students and explained the process of writing and illustrating a book. We are grateful to all of the authors who gave their time and shared their experience. We know that many students
were excited and inspired by Authors Day!
October 14, 2016 - Family Movie Night
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
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
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 22, 2016 - Common Sense Media Presents at Our PTA Meeting
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, self-image, 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.
September 12, 2016 - 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
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
Just published! Click here to read this year's Q&A
with Principal Kim Adams.
August 13, 2016 - 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.
SFUSD Non-Discrimination Policy
Click here to see the contents of the Wednesday Envelope.
Next PTA Meeting - February 23
Please join us for the next PTA meeting, on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m. in the Auditorium, for a special workshop and presentation on Social Safety Skills for Kids by Kidpower.
Parking available in the Upper Yard. Childcare available for Jefferson students.
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!
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