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May 25, 2018 - Junior Olympics

The whole school participated in Jefferson's annual Junior Olympics
at Kezar Stadium.  The morning's decathlon of field events comprised Football Throw, Softball Pitch, Obstacle Course, Basketball, Beanbag Launch, Golf, Hula Hoop, Stacking Cups, Soccer, and Water Relay.  The afternoon featured a running list of track events.
Jefferson students are all winners in our book!

May 18, 2018 - Venns of Friends

Friend Venns
Who doesn't love a good Venn diagram?  You know you do!  These clever diagrams show all of the connections between a class of first graders and their third-grade reading buddies.

May 11, 2018 - Spring Art Show

April 25, 2018 - Administrative Professionals Day

Flowers for Administrative Professionals
Jefferson families brought in armloads of beautiful flowers to celebrate and recognize our wonderful administrative professionals.
Thank you for all that you do!

Spring 2018 - Field Trips

Farmers Market Field Trip
Springtime is the perfect time for field trips!  Third graders in Room 211 took a wonderful trip to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, where they made a meal plan, shopped for fresh fruits and vegetables, and prepared a mini feast in the Foodwise Kids
outdoor kitchen classroom.

April 18, 2018 - Bike & Roll to School Day

Wednesday, April 18, is Bike & Roll to School Day,
when students, parents, caregivers, and school staff get the opportunity to 
raise the visibility of biking while promoting outdoor fun, safety, physical activity, healthy habits, and respect for the environment.
Jefferson is a proud participant in Bike & Roll to School Day 2018!

Bike and Roll Day 2018

Participants may stop by the tables in the Middle Yard or the Kindergarten Yard before school on April 18 to collect a few special goodies to celebrate their participation in Bike & Roll to School Day 2018!

Now Let's Get Ready To Roll!

March 17, 2018 - Gala & Auction

Gala Auction 2018
Click here to see photos from the Gala & Auction!

March 17, 2018 - Tickets are Now On Sale!

Gala Auction 2018

Buy your tickets for the Gala & Auction here!
You don't want to miss the big party!!

March 7 - 14, 2018 - Online Auction

Online Auction
Place your bids!  Share the link!
The Jefferson online auction is open to everyone!
Now let's get bidding!

March 1, 2018 - Family Science Night

Rain did not deter the fourth and fifth graders and their families from coming to the 20th Annual Jefferson Family Science Night, where they had a blast doing experiments and making discoveries together at stations with the intriguing names of Conic Tables, Acid & Base, 3-D Printers, Air Pressure, Pipettes, Silly Putty, Chemical Reaction, Indicating Electrolysis, Every Breath You Take, and Fingerprinting!

Click here to see photos and acknowledgments from Jefferson Family Science Night 2018.

February 24, 2018 - Garden Day

Garden Day Collage
Thanks to all who showed up on Garden Day to help make Jefferson's gardens even more beautiful!

February 2, 2018 - Family Dance Party & Game Night

Game   Dance Night
Jefferson students and their families are welcome.  Free admission!
The PTA will be selling pizza, baked goods, and drinks.
Party time is 5:45-8 p.m.!

February 2, 2018 - Friday Popsicle Sales Have Started!

Popsicle Sales!
Is it just a coincidence that the usual February heat wave hit San Francisco on the very day that Jefferson Student Council started
selling popsicles on Fridays at lunch recess?

January 16, 2018 - Carpool to School

Carpool to School
Just in time for some winter weather, SF Safe Routes to School is rolling out a carpool campaign.  If you drop off and pick up your kids every day, there are lots of other parents out there just like you.  Consider saving time and money by finding a carpool to get to school. Pairing up with even one other family means half as many trips to school! Go to sfsaferoutes.org/carpool to find out how to get a carpool rolling. You can also find matches and organize carpools on the mobile app Kid CarPool.

January 9, 2018 - Jefferson recognized for Digital Citizenship Certification

Jefferson honored for Digital Citizenship Certification
Jefferson Librarian Sarah Cahuas attended the January 9th School Board meeting at which Jefferson was honored as one of only 12 SFUSD schools to receive Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship certification.

In 2017 SFUSD partnered with Common Sense Media to bring digital citizenship education to all K-12 students.  Jefferson students learned about the safe, responsible, respectful use of digital technology, and Jefferson parents got to see the documentary "Screenagers" in October.

To read, follow, or subscribe to Common Sense Media's really cool blog (recent post: "Talking to Kids About YouTube Celebs Who Cross the Line"), visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog

December 15, 2017 - Winterfest

For Winterfest, all Jefferson students do a holiday craft project as a gift for family members or friends.  This year, third graders painted self-portrait ornaments.

Happy holidays to all!

December 18, 2017 - Big Socksess!

Sock Drive Success
The Jefferson Sock Drive collected more than its goal of 1,200 pairs of socks.  Good work, Jefferson!

Now Through December 18, 2017 - Sock Drive

Sock Drive
Jefferson Student Government is sponsoring a sock drive!  Please bring in new socks, any size.  The goal is 1,200 pairs of socks.  All socks will be donated to St. Anthony Foundation's Free Clothing Program.  Socks Rock!

December 4-15, 2017 - Hour of Code

Hour of Code
Jefferson students can do computer coding!  Hour of Code originally started as an hour-long intro to computer programming, designed to show students that everyone can code and to expose them to the field of computer science.  The Hour of Code officially happened around the globe during the first week in December, but Jefferson librarian Sarah Cahuas extended the event to two weeks so that every student, from kindergarten through 5th grade, could participate.  A Jefferson parent spoke to some of the students about his career in computer science and said that there are currently more computer programming jobs than people to fill them, a need that is expected to grow in the coming years.

To try some of the Hour of Code games Jefferson students played, visit code.org or kodable.com.   

December 4-8, 2017 - Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools WEek
Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews says, "At SFUSD we are committed to the practice of inclusive education, which means students are full and accepted members of their school communities and classrooms. . . . The success of every student
is the joint responsibility of all of us."

Dr. Matthews also recently issued a Listening and Learning Report after his first 90 days as superintendent, which you can read here.  To sign up for the monthly SFUSD family newsletter, click here.

November 17, 2017 - Family Movie Night

Sing Movie Flyer
Jefferson Family Movie Night is November 17!  We will have baked goods, popcorn, and pizza for sale, or bring your own movie snacks and drinks.  Feel free to bring a beach chair or a picnic blanket to sit on.
Do bring warm clothes or blankets in case it gets cold.
If it's raining, we'll be in the Auditorium.
"Sing" starts screening at 6 p.m.

Through November 15, 2017 - Jefferson's Annual Food Drive

Food Bank Barrels
NOW through November 15, 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.

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November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day

Veterans Day Poppies

November 8, 2017 - Jefferson Family Math Night

Math Night Estimation Jar
At this year's Jefferson Family Math Night, second and third graders and their families had a blast doing math puzzles and games
with the intriguing names of
Poison, Digit Place, Tangrams, Double Compare, Race for a Dollar, Origami Raptor, Close to 100, and Addition Tic Tac Toe 

as well as estimating the number of crayons, cubes, and cotton balls
in the Estimation Jars!

Many thanks to Jefferson teachers Kim Probst and Laura Alonso for organizing this phenomenal event and to the many Jefferson teachers who spent their evening overseeing so many fun and popular stations.

Click here to see more photos from Jefferson Family Math Night 2017.

October 31, 2017 - More Happy Halloween

Elephant and Piggie
From one of our all-time favorite series of books,
it's Elephant and Piggie!  Who are these Jefferson educators?
Hint:  They both have a lot to do with reading.

October 31, 2017 - Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
You'll never BEE-lieve who flew into Jefferson for Halloween.
You all look aBZZZ-olutely fabulous!

October 16, 2017 - Pumpkin Contest

Addams Family PumpkinsAddams Family Pumpkins
Addams Family Pumpkins

The very talented Shirley Yee in the Main Office decorated these fantastic Halloween pumpkins featuring Uncle Fester, Cousin Itt, Pugsley, Wednesday, Gomez, and Thing from The Addams Family.  Jefferson students will guess the weight of their grade's pumpkin,
and the student who comes closest in each grade wins the pumpkin!
Jefferson celebrates Halloween every year with an
all-school Halloween Costume Parade.

October 23, 2017 - Authors Day

Authors Day 2017
A generous group of children's book authors visited every Jefferson classroom for Authors Day.  Author-illustrator Julie Downing (fifth from right) founded Authors Day 19 years ago when she was a Jefferson parent.  The authors read to or drew for 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 experiences.  We know that many students
were excited and inspired by Authors Day!

October 15, 2017 - Interview with Dr. Adams

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

October 13, 2017 - Capturing Love and Hope

Love Hope Fall Artworks
For their fall Artworks project, the third graders of Room 211 made watercolor-resist paintings on the themes of Love and Hope.  These and other works of art made by every student in the school are now on display in the Auditorium hallway.

October 7-8, 2017 - Hardly Strictly Parking

Hardly Strictly Parking at Jefferson
Park at Jefferson for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!
We're one of the few pay lots close to the festival, our parking lot is completely fenced in, we monitor the entrance and exit from opening to closing, you can park and lock your car - and won't it be nice to just drive away at the end of the day and not have to deal with the crowds!

Enter the parking lot through the 18th Avenue gate between Irving and Judah.  We're open Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The price is $35 cash per car per day.
You don't have to pay a cent for festival admission.
Why not spend that money on some really high-quality parking!

Final closing is 8:30 p.m. daily.
Unclaimed cars will be towed at the owner's expense.
Or driven home by untrained but eager elementary school students.

October 4, 2017 - Walk & Roll to School Day

Wednesday, October 4, is Walk & Roll to School Day,
when students in more than 40 countries and in thousands of schools across America all walk to school, bringing attention to safer and more accessible streets and sidewalks, outdoor fun, pedestrian safety,
physical activity, and respect for the environment.

Jefferson is a proud participant in Walk & Roll to School Day 2017!

Walk   Roll to School Day
Jefferson students who walk or roll to school on October 4 may stop by the Middle Yard or the Kindergarten Yard before school starts to pick up some goodies to celebrate their participation in this global event.

Now Let's Walk & Roll!

September 29, 2017 - School Picture Day

School Picture Day
Smile!  School Picture Day is just around the corner.

September 9, 2017 - Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social 2017
Everyone had a blast at the Ice Cream Social.  Fueled by popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, students had a great time biking, scootering, skating, running, and climbing!

September 7, 2017 - Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night

We 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 all of our wonderful educators.

August 21, 2017 - Welcome Back to School!

Principal Kim Adams
Welcome back!  Click here to read a Q&A
with Principal Kim Adams.

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

Policies Against Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Title IX
SFUSD Policy Against Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

SFUSD Non-Discrimination Policy:  San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355- 7334 or
equity@sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

Uniform Complaint Procedure for Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment

Superintendent's Message - November 2016

Superintendent's and Mayor's Post-November-2016-election Letter - English - Chinese - Spanish - Arabic - Tagalog - Vietnamese

Save The Date!

June 4, 2018 - 9:30-10:30 a.m.
5th Grade Graduation

June 6, 2018
Last Day of Instruction 

Wednesday Envelope

Click here to see the contents of the Wednesday Envelope.

Next PTA Meeting - next year!

We had the last PTA meeting of the school year on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

As with every PTA meeting, free parking is available on the Upper Yard.  Free childcare is available for Jefferson students.

Our Library

The Jefferson library is closed for the summer.  But our virtual library is open!

Do feel free to click here to see our online library resources and reference materials - and educational games!

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