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The Jefferson library is open.  Why not stop by for a visit?

Click here to see the library's online resources and reference materials and librarian's blog!

The library needs origami paper on an ongoing basis for all of our origami-obsessed students.  Won't you drop off a pack or two of paper today?

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Spring Afterschool Enrichment Classes

Spring 2019 afterschool enrichment classes have ended.

For more info about Spring 2019 afterschool enrichment classes, click here.

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May 24, 2019 - Junior Olympics

Junior Olympics
The Junior Olympics are racing toward us at a record pace.  We still need a few more parent volunteers to sign up for half-day slots (here) to ensure the success of this event.
This is truly a Jefferson Community Day!


May 13, 2019 - Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

First Grade Ceramic Food ArtThe teachers put on an amazing feast for the parent volunteers today.  Surrounded by the Spring Art Show featuring artwork from every student in every class, we all felt very appreciated.  And we discovered that every Jefferson teacher is secretly a gourmet cook!

May 2, 2019 - Screenagers Screening

Are you watching your kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw this with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens.  She wondered about the effect of all this screen time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time.  Her film "Screenagers" will be screened in the Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, followed by a Q & A.

April 17, 2019 - Bike & Roll to School Day

Wednesday, April 17, 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 2019!
Bike and Roll Day Poster

Participants may stop by the tables in the Middle Yard or the Kindergarten Yard before school on April 19 to collect a few special goodies to celebrate their participation in Bike & Roll to School Day 2019!
Now Let's Get Ready To Roll!

March 17, 2019 - Congratulations to Our Student Authors and Illustrators!

A group of Jefferson students participated in the 6th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition, celebrating children’s literacy and the art of bookmaking. To enter the competition, students wrote and illustrated an original story either individually, in pairs, or as a class. This year, Room 103 (kindergarten) wrote and illustrated a book about peace, Room 213 (4th grade) made their own animal creation stories, and two students in Room 205 (4th and 5th grade) wrote variations of the Cinderella story. Fifth grader Cate Smith won second place citywide in the Elementary category for her book Cinderellie.  Congratulations to all who participated!

Keats Bookmaking Competition Photos

The awards celebration took place on Sunday, March 17, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, where the books were on display for visitors to enjoy. The books will be displayed in the Children’s Room at the SFPL Main Library from April 1 - 26 and then at the Asian Art Museum as part of the SFUSD Youth Arts Festival from April 27 - May 5.  The competition was organized by the SFUSD Library Department, the San Francisco Public Library,
the Contemporary Jewish Museum,
and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

March 10, 2019 - Rainbow Over Jefferson

Rainbow over Jefferson  photo by Kelly Carter

March 8, 2019 - Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It

California Missions Paintings
The students of Room 205 created these beautiful paintings of the California Missions.  

March 2, 2019 - The Jefferson Gala & Auction

Jefferson Gala   AuctionThe Jefferson Gala is coming March 2!
Don't miss the biggest party of the year!
Get your tickets here now!  Ticket prices are higher at the door.

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February 20-27, 2019 - Online Auction!

Jefferson Online AuctionMore than 350 items are available to bid on online!  This is the only place you will find Jefferson teacher outings!  The online auction is open to everyone (although teacher outings are only open to the Jefferson Community).
Sign up if you are new to the online auction, or Log in if you've participated before.
Bidding closes on February 27 at 10 p.m.

February 2, 2019 - Happy Lunar New Year!

Year of the Pig drawingsYear of the Pig drawings


January 7, 2019 - Happy New Year! Boom! Bam! Bonk!

Onomatopoeia Artwork
Welcome back to school!  The students of Room 209 would like you to know that Accidents Will Happen, thanks to some cleverly illustrated onomatopoeia.  Splat!  Screech!  Crash!  Thumpa!

December 21, 2018 - Let Winter Break Begin!

Red Cardinal Bird Art

Now through December 19, 2018 - Sock Drive!

Sock Drive PostersJefferson Student Council is sponsoring a sock drive!  Please bring in new socks, any size.  The goal is 1,000 pairs of socks.  All socks will be donated to St. Anthony Foundation's Free Clothing Program.  Socks Rock!

November 26, 2018 - Mondrian Inspirations

Mondrian-inspired ArtworkWe need more Mondrian on Mondays!  Thank you Room 207 for this beautiful collage of artwork.

November 15, 2018 - "Screenagers" Screening

Screenagers Movie Flyer
Concerned about how technology might affect your child?  Struggling to find ways to balance family screen time and non-digital activities?  Want to know more about Jefferson's Digital Citizenship program?
Join us at our next PTA meeting on November 15 for a screening of Screenagers followed by a discussion.
Info in English - Chinese

November 8, 2018 - Math Night

Math Night Collage
At Jefferson Math Night, fourth and fifth graders and their grownups had a blast doing math puzzles and games with the intriguing names of Origami Snapping Raptor, Number Paths, Three Bean Salads, 101 to 200 Bingo, The Last Block, Close to 1000, Uncover and Cover Up, and Are You a Square?
As well as estimating the number of crayons, cubes, rubber bands, and cotton balls in the ever-popular Estimation Jars!

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

Now Through November 14, 2018 - Jefferson's Annual Food Drive

SF Food Bank donation barrels
NOW through November 14, please bring in a donation of nonperishable food for Jefferson's Annual Food Drive.  The most needed items this year are canned fish or meat, peanut butter, soup, chili, stew, beans, low-sugar cereal, canned fruit, canned vegetables, brown rice, and whole grain pasta.  Please no glass containers, no open packages, and nothing past its "use by" date.  Food contributions go into the big barrels near the Main Office.  Everything will go to the very worthy SF-Marin Food Bank for distribution.

More Info in English - Chinese

November 4, 2018 - Yoga Morning

Yoga Participants in the Auditorium
It's not a stretch to say that Jefferson's first community yoga class was a big success.

October 31, 2018 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Jefferson Staff on Halloween
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go!  Our hard-working Jefferson staff always gets into the spirit on Halloween.

October 31, 2018 - Happy Halloween!

Wizard of Oz Pumpkins
The very talented Shirley Yee in the Main Office decorated these fantastic Halloween pumpkins in the Wizard of Oz theme.  Guess the pumpkin's weight, and win the pumpkin!

October 23, 2018 - Authors Day

Authors Day 2018 Collage
A generous group of children's book authors visited every Jefferson classroom for Authors Day.  Author-illustrator Julie Downing (top left) founded Authors Day 20 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!

October 10, 2018 - Walk & Roll to School Day

Walk and Roll to School Day Photo Collage
Jefferson had a very successful Walk & Roll to School Day 2018, with more than 200 students participating, four Walking School Buses, and lots of parent and staff volunteers.  We ran the numbers, and it turns out that 70% of participants were walkers.
Well done everyone for Walking & Rolling to school!

October 10, 2018 - Just Gimme Some of that Old Time Walk & Roll!

Wednesday, October 10, 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, pedestrian safety,
physical activity, and respect for the environment.

Jefferson is a proud participant in
Walk & Roll to School Day 2018!

Walk and Roll Day 2018
Jefferson students who walk or roll to school on October 10 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.

October 6-7, 2018 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Parking

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

Enter through the 18th Avenue gate between Irving and Judah.  Open Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8,
from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The price is $40 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!

September 30, 2018 - When idioms go literal

Idiom Artwork

The students of Room 205 show us exactly what it means to zip your lip, smell a rat, bring home the bacon, be under the weather, rain cats and dogs, hit the hay, and make a mountain out of a molehill.

September 28, 2018 - Jefferson Movie Night

Movie Night - Coco
Jefferson Family Movie Night is September 28!  We will have pizza, popcorn, and baked goods 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.
Yard opens at 6:15, food sales start at 6:30,
"Coco" starts screening at 7 p.m

September 28, 2018 - School Picture Day

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

September 25, 2018 - Back-to-school Night

Back-to-School Night pencils
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.

September 9, 2018 - Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social
It was a beautiful day for the Ice Cream Social.  Fueled by popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, students had a great time biking, scootering, climbing, and even hoverboarding!

September 9, 2018 - Ice Cream Social

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It's the PTA-sponsored Ice Cream Social, this Sunday, September 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Upper Yard.  FREE ice cream, popsicles, and FUN!  Kids are welcome to bring scooters, bikes, skates, and siblings.  Our DJ will be spinning super cool tunes.
See you there!

Info in English - Chinese

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September 7, 2018 - Cows at School

Mobile Dairy Visit
Three-year-old Buttercup and three-week-old Olaf of the Mobile Dairy Classroom came to Jefferson to teach students how milk travels from cow to cafeteria, what products are made from milk, and
how many stomachs cows really have.

August 29, 2018 - What I did last summer . . .

Summer Souvenir
The trip I took, the jellyfish that stung me, the volcano I climbed, the stone I skimmed - Room 205 students have fond memories of summer vacation.

August 20, 2018 - Welcome Back to School!

Principal Kim Gilmore
Welcome back!  Click here to read a Q&A
with principal Dr. Kim Gilmore.

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 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

SFUSD Information about the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)


Save the Date!

August 19, 2019
First Day of School

Wednesday Envelope

Click here to see the contents of the Wednesday Envelope.


Next PTA Meeting

Our final PTA meeting of the school year was held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in the Auditorium.

Become a member of the Jefferson PTA!  Have a say in what happens at school!

At every PTA meeting, free parking is available on the Upper Yard and free childcare is available for Jefferson students.

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