Coming up November 23rd-25th we will have no school for conferences. We will also have no school November 26th-28th for Thanksgiving Break. Please enjoy these days off with your family and friends.
Fall conferences are coming up soon. All conferences will be student led so both the student and parent need to attend. We are offering flexible times to accomodate busy schedules. On Monday November 23rd 1st-5th grade families may come anytime between 8:30am-12:00pm and 3:30pm-7:00pm. Kindergarten students will have a specefic time scheduled with their teacher. We look forward to seeing you!
A positive reading partnership is developing at Jefferson Elementary School. Firefighters from the Richland Fire Department have been visiting every Tuesday to read with students during lunch time. "We call it Fired Up to Read," says Amy Strege, Communities in Schools site coordinator at Jefferson. "There is a high level of excitement from both firefighters and students as they spend time reading and interacting with one another." "It's fun to interact with the kids and see them light up," said Lt. Joe DeRousie. The new program currently serves 1st and 4th graders, but it may expand in the future. "We have many students who want to participate," added Strege.
For the month of November we are working hard to increase the number of box tops we have. There is a competition between classes and the winning class will win a special party! Please see flyers below and remember to send in your box tops!