Culture Fair
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Our annual Culture Fair is coming up Thursday April 23rd! It will go from 5:30-7:00PM. Come and learn more about all the unique cultures we have here at Jefferson and around the world. There will be crafts to make, food to try and entertainment. In addition to these fun activities Second Harvest will also be here. If you are in need of food please bring a box or reusable shopping bag to receive fresh, perishable food items.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser
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Mixed Bag Fundraiser sales will begin Friday April 10th. All orders and money need to be turned in by Thursday April 23rd. Make sure to check out all the great items offered and support Jefferson Elementary Students by purchasing your favorite bag!

Talent Show
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The Jefferson Talent Show is coming up soon! Get ready to show off your talent singing, dancing, playing an instrument, reading a poem, magic tricks or any other talent you have. Tryouts will be after school Thursday May 7th at 3:15. Performance Night will be Friday May 15th at 6:30. Hope to see everyone there!

Pennies for Patients
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Pennies For Patients is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We will be collecting donations March 1st-April 30th. Spirit Week will be March 23-27th with lots of activities each day to help bring awareness.

SBAC Testing
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On March 10, 2015 the assessment window opens for the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests that will be administered in English/Language Arts and Math in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11. The assessment windows remain open through May and specific test schedule will vary by teacher and grade. Please contact your child's teacher or the school counselor if you have questions or concerns regarding the upcoming assessments. There are links to the full parent letter and SBAC website below.

Kindergarten Registration
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Beginning March 2, parents in the Richland School District may register their children for kindergarten at their neighborhood elementary schools. Registration will continue through the spring.

The child's state certified birth certificate and an immunization record listing dates that shots were received are required for registration as well as proof of address (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement). To be eligible for kindergarten, the child must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2015. For more information, call 967-6003.

Parents are encouraged to enroll their children as early as possible. Early enrollment helps the District plan more effectively for the number of kindergarten teachers that will be needed at each school in the fall.

For children who turn five between September 1 and December 1, but who are ready socially, emotionally and intellectually for kindergarten, early entrance testing is offered once a year, in mid-August. The test registration deadline is July 31, 2015. For information regarding the test, fees and registration, please contact the Assessment Office at 967-6025 or via email at toni.vonderhulls@rsd.edu.






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