As part of our Week of Respect, all of our students submitted an entry in our RAVE Poster Contest (RESPECT APPRECIATE VALUE EVERYONE). Attached are the pictures of our two winners! We are looking forward to carrying on the RAVE message throughout the rest of the school year. On behalf of the faculty and staff, we are so very proud of all the children and how creative they were in getting our message out!
Every time that a child is witnessed performing a good deed or exemplifying outstanding behavior, staff members are encouraged to give the child a "High 5" Card! Children tear off a portion of the card and put it in for a drawing to win a prize at the end of each month. Click the title to read more.
The kick-off for Week of Respect happened this morning with a brief assembly where the school was encouraged to WEAR BLUE to Stomp Out Bullying. Also, Mr. Vogt read "One" by Kathryn Otoshi. The message of the book is that it only takes "One" to stand up to a bully. More importantly, it is much better to include others to make play and fun even more enjoyable. Click the title to read about the events taking place this week.
Click the title above to view the Jefferson School supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year.
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month - We will be doing multiple fundraisers throughout this month to support one of our Jefferson families 5th-grade student Lisya Forero. Lisya recently had a brain tumor removed. Lisya is undergoing radiation which will be followed by chemotherapy and is currently being home schooled. We kicked off this month by making today, May 5th GREY MATTERS DAY AT JEFFERSON SCHOOL. The pictures attached show how many of our students dressed in grey to show our support for Lisya. The children also decorated ribbons for Lisya which were hung around the school to show our support for her battle. The children donated $1 to wear Grey today as well as collected donations to support the cause. We are proud to announce that we raised over $800 and decorated 230 ribbons. If anyone would like to make an additional cash donation, please feel free to drop it off at the main office throughout the month of May.
A very special thank you to Mrs. Rossi and all of our presenters that took the time to share their passion with our students in grades 3-5 at Jefferson School. The students in grades 3-5 attended each presentation, took notes, and asked great questions. Thank you to the Jefferson School PA for sponsoring a nice breakfast for our presenters.
Congressman Josh Gottheimer visited Jefferson School on Wednesday January 25th to kick-off "Valentines For Veterans" program where Elementary School students make Valentines for our troops overseas. Congressman Gottheimer visited three classrooms (both 2nd Grades and Ms. Teel's classroom during his stay). Jefferson School thanks Congressman Gottheimer for his special visit.
The Kindergarten students have been working hard learning about their “community” in their World Cultures class. Mayor Schmelz took the time to talk to them about the importance of community helpers and about what his job is like running Bergenfield. The kindergarteners were excited to hear that Mayor Schmelz’s favorite part of being mayor was when he was able to meet and spend time with members of the community. Thank you Mayor Schmelz!
On Wednesday, September 21st the world will be celebrating International Peace Day. This day was founded in 1999 by a filmmaker named Jeremy Gilley. His goal was to have a global day of peace and non-violence, where countries all over the world agree to get along. The World Cultures teachers will be working on a “Peace Quilt” that will contain a “patch” made by each of the students signifying what peace means to them. The quilt will be displayed in the school on September 21st along with a Peace Pledge that the students will recite. We are asking you and your students wear blue on Wednesday, September 21st in honor of International Peace Day. We have also attached a copy of the “Peace Pledge” for you. Click the title to read more.
The faculty and staff at Jefferson School is proud to announce that our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Julie Stimeck. As one of our first grade teachers, Mrs. Stimeck brings incredible enthusiasm and creativity into her daily instruction that allows for her students to not only LOVE learning, but excel beyond their age. Always with a smile and positive attitude, Mrs. Stimeck is a valuable member of our learning community willing to step in and help whenever possible. Her relationships with her students and families is such a key part of her students success. The love for learning in her classroom exemplifies why her colleagues voted for her as Teacher of the Year!