What a fantastic day here at Jefferson School. The children completed a poster project that outlined their culture and some of the special nuances that makes their culture so special to them. I am proud to say that we had over 35 separate countries/cultures on display throughout the school. Students participated in a school/museum walk where they viewed the posters on display that were separated by countries and/or regions. Students took notes in their passports of what they noticed and what they learned from each country. Some of our students dressed in culturally expressive clothing (see slideshow) and took part in a food tasting party inside of each classroom. Thank you so much to all the parents who participated from home in assisting their child in their cultural research to complete the poster and to the parents who contributed food to help make our day a lot of fun. A big thank you to the teachers for your preparation and follow through to make today a special day of learning for the children.
On Monday, October 5th Jefferson School Celebrated Fire Prevention Week recognizing our school wide winners for our annual Poster Contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP”. We are very proud to recognize our one TOWN WIDE winner Andrea Dimaculangan, a Kindergarten student in Mrs. Jerue’s class. Congratulations to all on a job well done. Enjoy the pictures.
Click the title above to view supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year. You will be notified of your child’s new teacher in early August. Please utilize the supply lists that are here to help you plan for an organized and confident start to the new school year.
Field Day 2015 is in the Books! The children muscled through a cloudy day to have a blast participating in 20 events (10 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon). Special thank you to the Jefferson School Parents Association for the awesome Field Day T-Shirts and lunchbox. It was a fun day of friendly competition and collaboration! Thank you to Mr. Dunn for orchestrating a special day!! Click the title for pictures.
On April 18, 2015, 19 5th grade students from Jefferson School worked in collaboration with the Bergenfield Environmental Committee to “Clean Up” Cooper’s Pond. The clean-up took place on the most beautiful day of the year and the students were able to walk away with pride that they helped make a difference in making Bergenfield a better place. Attached is a picture of the participants.
The Jefferson School Parents’ Association along with Better than Broadway productions put on a fantastic show “The Golden Goose” on Friday evening, February 13th in front of a full auditorium at Bergenfield High School. Over 110 children participated in this one week after school event where every child in grades 1-5 who chose to participate learned the entire play in four days!! (That Monday was a snow day!) Friday afternoon the performers put on an assembly for the students at Jefferson School and that evening it was “show time”. Click the title for pictures and more information.
A special thank you to the Jefferson School PA for giving our children an opportunity to visit and pick a pumpkin to bring home on October 28th. The children had a fantastic time on a beautiful day picking a pumpkin to bring home to their family.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Jefferson School Community wore “Orange” as a symbol of their overall commitment to STOMP out Bullying. On Monday October 20th, the children took part in a KINDNESS ASSEMBLY where they listened to a reading of “HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET?” to further understand the importance of kindness and doing for others. Please continue the message of kindness and doing for others when you work with your children at home.