Fall Parties Tuesday, October 6th
Letter from Our Principal
Dear Jefferson Family,
We are off to a running start at Jefferson Elementary! We couldn’t have asked for a smoother start to the 2015-2016 school year. This letter is a first of many monthly letters that you can expect from me at the beginning of each month. I’ve found through the years that a monthly letter from the principal helps to summarize upcoming events, provides a platform to discuss popular topics, and remind our community of what they can expect from Jefferson Elementary and its staff.
With that being said, I wanted to remind you all that we have many exciting events and important dates that I don’t want you to forget. Please see the list below for those activities and events that will take place at Jefferson Elementary throughout the month of September:
PreK & Kindergarten Curriculum Night; 8/27
Coffee with the Principal (see below) 9/4
Labor Day/School Holiday (no school); 9/7
Book Fair; 9/8 – 9/11
Donuts for Dads; 9/11
Individual Student Pictures; 9/17
1st-5th Curriculum Night; 9/17
Coffee with the Principal is a new series of informal conversations that will occur at the beginning of the month immediately following our Friday Good Morning Dragons assemblies. We will meet in the library, and it is my hope during these casual conservations that they help create yet another opportunity for me to learn more about our Jefferson community, while at the same time shedding some light on the inner workings at Jefferson Elementary. Below is the list of scheduled Coffee with the Principal topics for the entire school year:
September 4th – School Safety, Visitor Procedures, and Watch D.O.G.S.
October 2nd – School Attendance and Fall Parties
November 13th – H.E.A.R.T.S. Program
January 15th – School Safety, Watch D.O.G.S., and Attendance
February 5th – H.E.A.R.T.S. Program
March 4th – State Assessment
April 8th – Jeffy Challenge and Fundraising
On another note, I wanted to also take some time to review the procedures for visitors (both adult and non-student). We live in a very different time and it can often feel very foreign when compared to our own childhood memories of when we ourselves attended elementary school. I feel very strongly that one of my main responsibilities at Jefferson Elementary is to create an environment that is safe and secure for all students to learn and thrive. Please support the Jefferson staff by following the outlined procedures for accessing the school building at arrival, dismissal, and during the school day. All visitors must, no matter what time of the day, check-in through the office before accessing the school building.
My door is always open; don’t hesitate to get in touch, and thank you for the opportunity to learn from and work with your children.
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Lenington
Partners in Education
The Partners in Education program is a collaboration between Norman Public Schools and the Norman Chamber of Commerce. The program encourages collaborative efforts between schools, local businesses and organizations to provide programs, materials and volunteers that augment curriculum and enhance student learning. To learn more, visit the Norman Chamber of Commerce's website.
Thank you to our Partners in Education!