Weekly Digest: 31st Jan, 2018

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, Feb 1st: Vision Screenings: K, 2, 5th + referrals
-Friday, Feb 2nd: COFFEE MINGLE! Bring your lovely selves and a reusable cup!. Earthquake Drill at 9:15 a.m.; Enrollment forms for incoming Kinders and outgoing 5th graders are due

See Details Below For: 

– Coffee Mingle
Petition for interior-locking doors
– Save the Date: Silent Auction
– Families with incoming Kinders
– Need volunteers for Math and Science Night
– TMC: The Music Connection

– Feb 13th: Black History Assembly with classroom performances
– Feb 16th: No School: Lincoln’s Birthday
– Feb 19th: No School: Presidents’ Birthday

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


Jefferson Parents:
In light of our discussions at our November PTA Meeting around Emergency Preparedness, we discovered that we could make our children safer during an lock-down / active shooter situation if BUSD provides interior-locking doors at our school. Please read the petition for more detail and add your signature so that we can forward to the appropriate people at BUSD and pressure them to take action on this issue.

Please see the below.





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.

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.