Weekly Digest: 24th Jan, 2018

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, Jan 25thAssemblies; Author Visit – Zetta Elliott: 3rd Grade – 8:45 – 9:45; 4th/5th – 10:20 – 11:20; Kinder Tour: 9:30 a.m.; PTA/ Village Meeting:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Race and Politics with Pamela Harrison Small (more details below)
– Friday, Jan 26th: COFFEE MINGLE! Bring your lovely selves and a reusable cup!.  Bus Evacuation Drill at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jan 27th: Kids Care event (not a school/PTA sponsored event, organized entirely by parent volunteers – see details below)
– Monday, Jan 29th : NO SCHOOL!

See Details Below: 

– Coffee Mingle
– PTA Meeting
– Save the Date: Silent Auction
– Families with incoming Kinders
– Need volunteers for Math and Science Night
– Kids Care Event
– TMC: The Music Connection


Coffee Mingle Friday After Drop-off! Look for the group of under-caffinated parents by the cafetorium! Stay and chat, or drink and run.  Bring your own cup and be fashionably green.

The Village in Collaboration with the Jefferson PTA Presents:

Thursday, January 25, 6:00 – 8:00

The Politics of Rage: Helping Kids (and adults!) Navigate Race and Politics

From the border wall to Charlottesville to the NFL, who gets to decide who’s “American” and what that means is as divisive as ever. Please join us to learn how to help kids negotiate violence, race and politics during these uncertain times.

Presented by Pamela Harrison-Small, Educational Equity and Community Engagement Consultant.

Look for more info in Weds. communication folder.

Jefferson’s Annual Auction – Save the Date!!

Something is coming to town so please save the date for Jefferson’s Annual Auction – Saturday, March 10th from 6:30-10:00 pm at Neyborly.  More information and tickets will be available soon!


To assure your incoming kinders Jefferson placement  or your preferred middle school placement you must turn in your paperwork by Feb.2 at the Admission Office.

Round one of enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year will take place

January 2 – February 2, 2018.

Berkeley School Admissions

2020 Bonar Street, Suite 108, Berkeley, CA 94702

Tel: 510.644.6504 | Fax: 510.644.7753

Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Email: admissions@berkeley.net


Jefferson’s annual Math & Science Night is coming up in March. Help us plan this exciting, fun, hands-on event. We’re having our first meeting on Friday, January 26 at 8:15AM at the picnic tables (if the weather is good) or in the cafeteria (if not). If you can’t make it, but would like to be involved, please email Jess at jessica.reich@yahoo.com.

Bring the whole family to Kids Care! this Saturday Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We will be making blankets and care packages for hospice patients, and writing letters as part of the Amnesty International Write for Rights campaign.

Where: Youth Hall of Epworth Church at 1953 Hopkins Street.

Please bring items from the list below. Consider asking your neighbors for donations.

  • sweatpants
  • sweatshirts
  • beanies
  • shawl/scarves
  • T-shirts
  • new socks
  • stuffed animals
  • flannel nightgowns
  • unopened mints

All are welcome to assist with assembling the care packages, even if you are unable to bring donated items.

Questions?  Contact kellieapplen@gmail.com for more information. Visit berkeleykidscare.com and sign up to receive emails about future events.

Please note:  Kids Care! is not a Jefferson Elementary School or PTA sponsored event. It is organized exclusively by parent volunteers.

WHAT:FREE Private Piano/Vocal Tutoring for your child with The Music Connection!
WHO: Students interested in private piano/vocal tutoring
WHERE: A place where you and the tutor decide to meet.
WHEN: The application is due Thursday, February 1st; tutoring will end in May
Sign your child up for FREE private piano/vocal lessons today with The Music Connection group at UC Berkeley! We are a student run volunteer organization on campus, which gives in-class, out of class, and private tutoring to students in the BUSD district*. Teaching all different levels, we aim to inspire and engage student’s minds in the world of piano and voice and all of its grand musical offerings. Join us at no cost to get private piano/vocal tutoring by our very own passionate and dedicated tutors!
Sign up your child here – note that this is on a first come, first serve basis, and filling this out does not guarantee your child a tutor:
If you have any questions, please contact Apeksha Singh at privatepiano.tmc@gmail.com.

*Please be mindful that most of our tutors do not have cars and therefore commuting can be troublesome if you live far away. If it is hard to reach you by bus/ reasonable distanced walk, please be willing to compromise by meeting at a closer location.