Category Archive: General News

Feb
22

Weekly Digest: February 22, 2017

  This Week: Feb 23:  Talking to your kids about Race and Racism 6:15, Jefferson Library Upcoming Dates: Feb 22nd: Bike Rodeo 2017 (see below) Feb 22nd – Mar 10th: Golden Sneaker Contest Mar 11th: Silent Auction, (See below) Mar 23rd: Math and Science Night (see below) April 16: Jefferson Day at the A’s Game, Ticket purchase deadline MARCH 16 Noteworthy News Below:  …

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Feb
21

Talking to Your Kids About Race and Racism

With Pamela Harrison Small Thursday, February 23, 6:15 – 8:00 in the Jefferson Library Pamela Harrison Small has led the District’s Equity Team in preparing an Equity Rubric to help us examine our practices in order to address the needs of all our students. She has facilitated thought-provoking workshops for district leaders, teachers and classified …

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Feb
21

PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND!

*Everything we have will be donated February 24!!* Hello Jefferson parents, staff and students. The Lost and Found is VERY full. We have coats, sweatshirts, shirts, pants, hats, Halloween costumes and so much more. The Lost and Found location is at the very end of the hall on the first floor. Don’t forget to label …

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Feb
15

Weekly Digest: February 15, 2017

  This Week: Feb 17th and Feb 20th: NO SCHOOL (Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ day respectively) Upcoming Dates: Feb 22nd: Bike Rodeo 2017 (see below) Feb 22nd – Mar 10th: Golden Sneaker Contest Mar 11th: Silent Auction, (See below) Mar 23rd: Math and Science Night (see below) April 16: Jefferson Day at the A’s Game (see below) Noteworthy News Below:  – Giving Campaign – …

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Feb
14

Jefferson Silent Auction, Saturday March 11, 6:30 pm at The Wooden Duck in Berkeley

Jefferson Silent Auction – Come as Your Favorite Superhero and Support your School Saturday, March 11, 6:30 at The Wooden Duck in Berkeley For more information and to buy tickets visit: jeffersonsuperheroesauction.blogspot.com Childcare is available for $10.00 a child.  –  sign up in the office or give Tiana a call. Please contact kim.winkleman@gmail.com if free childcare is needed.   Come dressed …

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Feb
10

Correction: The Golden Sneaker Contest begins Feb. 27

Dear Jefferson community, The copy for the Golden Sneaker contest mistakenly listed the start date as February 22.  The start date is February 27.

Feb
09

Green Team Meeting Wednesday February 15, 4:45

Hello Jefferson families! Jefferson’s Green Team is having our next meeting on Wednesday, February 15th, at 4:45 in Room C-2.  We will work on planning the rest of our eco-friendly activities for this school year.  For those new to Jefferson, the Green Team is a school committee that helps promote sustainable practices, improve the environment, reduce waste, enhance Jefferson’s green spaces, and support the BUSD Garden program. We would …

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Feb
08

Weekly Digest: Feb 8th, 2017

  This Week: Feb 11th: Kids Care Activities, (See below) Feb 17th and Feb 20th: NO SCHOOL (Lincoln’s Birthday and Presidents’ day respectively) Upcoming Dates: Feb 22nd: Bike Rodeo 2017 (see below) Feb 22nd – Mar 10th: Golden Sneaker Contest Mar 11th: Silent Auction, (See below) Mar 23rd: Math and Science Night (see below) Noteworthy News Below:  – Giving Campaign – Silent Auction …

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Jan
25

Weekly Digest: Jan 25th, 2016

This Week: Jan27th: Friday: Last day for After School Enrichment Sign UP, (See below) Upcoming Dates: January 30th: Staff Development Day: NO SCHOOL February 3rd: Deadline for incoming Kindergartners and Beginning 6th Grade Families: 1st round of enrollment, (See below) Feb 10th: Community Art Night (Details coming up closer to the date) Feb 11th: Kids Care Activities, (See below) Feb 17th and Feb 20th: …

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Jan
25

Last Days for PTA Enrichment Class Sign-Up

Hello Jefferson Families, Just a reminder, after school enrichment class registration ends this Friday, 1/27 at 2:30pm. (Classes begin Monday, 2/6. If you’ve already signed up, we’ll be following up with more info soon.) We still have room in a number of classes, including Acting, Chess, Mandarin, LEGO Robotics, Folk Music and Art. Go here to check …

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Jan
20

BALSA Event: An Evening with BUSD Math Coaches Monday JAN 23 7-9 pm

BALSA (Berkeley Advanced Learner Support and Advocacy) presents: An Evening with BUSD Math Coaches The math coaches are a key resource for BUSD teachers. Come hear from Elementary Math Coach Ana Delgado and Middle School Math Coach Ryan Keeley, as they discuss differentiated math instruction, professional development, and more. All are welcome! Monday, January 23, …

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Jan
18

Weekly Digest: Jan 18th, 2017

This Week: January 19th: Thursday: PTA General Meeting with Dave Nettle @ 6:30 p.m. (See below) Upcoming Dates: January 19th: PTA General Meeting (6-8 pm) – Mark your calendars – Dave Nettle Presentation, on Cooperative Adventures, (See below) Jan27th: Last day for After School Enrichment Sign UP, (See below) January 30th: Staff Development Day: NO SCHOOL February 3rd: Deadline for incoming Kindergartners and …

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Jan
18

Kids Care! Activity Coming up February 11

Hello Jefferson Families! Bring the whole family to our next Jefferson Kids Care! activity, where we will assemble care packages for elderly residents of a skilled nursing facility in Berkeley.  After completing the packages, we will hand deliver them and visit with residents at the Kyakameena Care Center.   Where: Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins Street, …

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Jan
17

FREE Private Piano/Vocal Tutoring for your child with The Music Connection!

Private Piano & Vocal Tutoring Manager The Music Connection University of California Berkeley  privatepiano.tmc@gmail.com Memo 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 Friday, February 3rd; tutoring will last until May Sign your child up …

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Jan
16

Reminder: Sign Up for After School Enrichment Classes

Registration for after school enrichment classes runs from Tuesday, Jan 17 at 7am to Friday, Jan 27 at 2:30pm. Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to sign your child up as soon as possible. The deadline for lottery classes is this Friday, Jan 20. Go here to sign up: http://jefferson.berkeleypta.org/enrichment

Jan
14

Kids That Care Event Monday January 16 8:30-12 pm

Hello Jefferson Families – Join us for our next Kids Care! activity on Monday, January 16 from 8:30am-12:00pm. We will be participating in the East Bay Regional Parks Martin Luther King Day of Service, at the MLK Grove right off of Swan Way in Oakland. The event will include restoring the MLK Grove with plants and shrubs, spreading mulch, and shoreline …

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Jan
11

Weekly Digest: Jan 11th 2017

Happy New Year!  This Week: January 12th: Thursday: Kinder Info Night for prospective families: 7:00-8:00 p.m. ; District Workshop (See below) January 16th: Monday: NO SCHOOL Upcoming Dates: January 19th: PTA General Meeting (6-8 pm) – Mark your calendars – Dave Nettle Presentation, on Cooperative Adventures, (See below) January 30th: Staff Development Day: NO SCHOOL February 3rd: Deadline for incoming Kindergartners and …

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Jan
11

Spring PTA After School Enrichment Classes

The Spring 2017 PTA After School Enrichment Catalog is now available. Look for it in your child’s blue communication folder (sent out today, Wed. Jan 11) or on the PTA Enrichment web site. Classes will run from Feb 6 to May 5.   Registration opens on Tuesday, Jan 17 at 7am.   You will be …

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Jan
06

Weekly Digest: January 4th, 2017

Happy New Year!  This Week: January 3rd: Tuesday: Classes Resume January 11th: Wednesday: PTA Board Meeting (6-8 pm) Upcoming Dates: January 16th: Martin Luther King Day: NO SCHOOL January 19th: PTA General Meeting (6-8 pm) – Mark your calendars – Look for further information on an exciting presentation by Dave Nettle, on Cooperative Adventures, in the next …

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Dec
14

Weekly Digest: Dec 14th, 2016

This Week: Dec 14th: Wednesday: Deadline for the Gift Drive Dec 16th: Friday: Last Day of School before Winter Recess Dec 19th – January 2nd: WINTER RECESS Upcoming Dates: January 3rd: Tuesday: Classes Resume January 11th: Wednesday: PTA Board Meeting (6-8 pm) January 16th: Martin Luther King Day: NO SCHOOL January 19th: PTA General Meeting (6-8 pm) January …

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