Weekly Digest: May 3rd, 2017

Upcoming Events:This week: Teacher Appreciation Weak
May 4th (Thursday): Will Polishuk will be the principal for the day; 8:15 a.m.: Mayfair Planning Meeting after drop-off (see below);
Summer Literacy Night; 6-7:30 p.m. (see below)
May 5th (Friday)
: Earthquake Drill

Noteworthy News Below: 
– Alameda County Safe Routes to School
– A’s Game Update
– Mayfair Planning and Raffle Tickets
– Summer Literacy Night – Correction from a previous post!
– Giving Campaig
– Bike To School
– Kids Care Event


Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) program

Please help bring more effective walking & biking safety programming to your school by taking a brief parent survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M88ZSZ5 (English) and https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8YDLSZ (Spanish)

Your participation in this confidential survey helps the program better understand challenges and barriers to walking or biking to school.

A’s Game Update

We are working on seeing if we can reschedule as a group. Stay Tuned for details…


MayFair Planning Meeting, Thursday May 4th, @ 8:15 after drop off

Dear Jefferson Community,

The May Fair, our biggest and most fun spring school event, is coming up on Sunday May 21.  Most of the big organizing positions are assigned, but we need help with a ton of small organizing tasks, errands, and baking.

Please drop by our planning meeting on Thursday at drop-off.  We’ll be at the picnic tables.  If gardening or baking are your thing, if you want to paint faces or organize prizes, if you like to help, but not run things, we have small tasks that you can help with.

See you Thursday!

The Mayfair Team, Mary Leichliter (mediatormary@gmail.com) and Kim Winkleman (kim.winkleman@gmail.com)

Mayfair Raffle Tickets

Calling all FOURTH and FIFTH grade families!

We’re inviting you to help sell raffle tickets this week/weekend!

Thursday (5/4) at Cheeseboard from 5:30-7pm

Saturday (5/6) and Sunday (5/7) at Monterey Market between 10am-2pm

This is a fun way to get together with friends and classmates to sell more raffle tickets to support Jefferson school. Shifts are approximately 90 minutes and all supplies will be provided for you.
You can sign up online: http://bit.ly/JeffersonRaffle or email Magali Barbieri magali@demog.berkeley.edu 

If you can’t sign up for a shift for this weekend, there are future dates open that you are welcome to sign up for.  More information about the raffle is below:

Every year at Jefferson’s Mayfair celebration (Sunday May 21st) there is a raffle for great prizes, including an iPad mini, park-hopper tickets to Disneyland, guest passes to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and other tickets and gift certificates for local attractions, eateries, and businesses. Raffle ticket sales bring in close to $15,000 to help support everything from field trips to PE coaches at Jefferson
There are prizes for top ticket sellers and the class with the greatest participation (even one ticket counts!!) will earn a pizza party!
Thank you for supporting Jefferson school!

Summer Literacy Night, Thursday, 5/4/17, 6:00 – 7:30

Do you struggle to support your child in their reading over the summer? Has your child slipped in reading levels over the summer? This workshop is for you. Food and Childcare is available. Please RSVP to Lily Howell, Family Engagement specialist at lilyhowell@berkeley.net.

GIVING CAMPAIGN – Thanks to those who have donated to the Giving Campaign.  You can continue to donate online on the PTA website, http://jefferson.berkeleypta.org/

Bike To School!!

Bike To School Day May 11th!

It’s time to dust off your bike, pump up the tires, and check the brakes!
Bike to School Day on May 11th is just around the corner!

Join your friends, or make new ones, reach out to your neighbors, form a bike train– hop on and pedal! Each year more and more schools join the celebration and fun of using pedal power to get to and from school. Bike commuting is good for our health, the community, and the planet. Be part of the solution!

With thousands of riders pedaling on Bike to School and Work Day, it’s one of the best days to try out cycling with your family: there’s safety in numbers. Energizer Stations are in place to congratulate your efforts and help give a boost to your day! Treats and goodies await you at North Berkeley BART Station.

At Jefferson Safe Routes to Schools Champions will be greeting riders with blight stickers, and high fives! After dropping off your children you can enjoy continuing your commute to work.
Check out other Bike to Work activities at https://bikeeastbay.org/events/bike-work-day-2017, there is a lot going on, and it just begins with your journey to school/work.

Don’t forget, children under 18 must wear a helmet it’s the law! Be a role model and wear your helmet, too!
If you have questions please contact Lauren Freels, SR2S School Champion at laileenf@gmail.com

See you at the bike racks.

Join the KidsCare! crew this Sunday 5/7 from 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. as we cheer on players in the Challenger Division of the Albany Little League. The Challenger Division is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth. The game starts at 3 p.m. but if you would like to decorate the diamond please arrive around 2:30.  If you can bring snacks for the players (no nuts please!), signs, or items to decorate the field, please do. It is not a requirement, however.

What: Albany Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics B

Where: Victory Field, University Village Field, on the corner of Monroe and 10th Streets, Albany

When: Sunday 5/7, 3 p.m. – 4:30 pm (come at 2:30 if you have ideas and items for decorating the diamond)

For drivers coming from Berkeley or Albany, head west (towards the Bay) on Marin Avenue, turn left onto San Pablo Avenue at the traffic light. Continue on San Pablo Avenue for about half a block and turn right onto Monroe Street at the first traffic light. Continue on Monroe Street for about half a block to 10th Street, and the University Village Fields will be on your left behind the outdoor basketball courts. Victory Field is the playing field closest to the corner of Monroe Street and 10th Street.

To your left as you reach Victory Field are 17 parking spaces which we reserve with orange cones and signs that say that the spaces are reserved parking for Challenger Division Families on Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm (permit required). The 17 parking spaces are reserved for our families who have players with mobility, health, and/or behavioral challenges.

Questions?  Need to carpool?  Email kellieapplen@gmail.com.

 Unete con KidsCare!, este Domingo 5/7 2:30-4:30, para apoyar a los jugadores de Challenger Division de Albany Little League. 

Challenger Division es un programa para adolecentes desafiados mentalmente o físicamente.  El juego comienza a las 3 de la tarde, pero nosotros planeamos llegar a las 2:30 para decorar el diamante y proporcionar bocadillos, signos, orartículos para decorar el campo, por favor de hacerlo.  Esto no es un requisito, sin embargo.

Que: Albany Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics B
Donde: Victory Field, University Village Field, en la esquina de Monroe y 10th, Albany
Cuando: Domingo 5/7, 2:30-4pm

Si viene de Berkeley o Albany venga oeste hacia la bahía en la avenida Marín (Avenue), Izquierda en la calle San Pablo en la luz. Continué en San Pablo por media calle y una derecha en la calle Monroe street en la primera luz.

Siga en la calle Monroe hasta calle 10th Street.  University Village fields estarán en la izquierda atrás de las canchas de afuera de Basketball. La cancha de Victoria es la cancha más cerca a la esquina de Monroe Street y 10th Street.

Hay 17 espacios reservados para Challenger Division familias con permiso Handicap. Éstos espacios estarán identificados con conos anaranjados de las 2:30 a las 4:30 para este grupo con el permiso requerido.

Preguntas? Quiera compartir coche para la actividad? Comunicarse con amylberlin@gmail.com para más información.