Category Archive: General News

Mar
24

Call for PTA Board Nominations for next year!

PTA Board Positions – Nominations The PTA Board would like to represent and reach out to many of our diverse communities here at Jefferson and see who would be interested in joining the PTA Board for next year (2017-2018 School Year) There are various positions that need to be filled such as Auditor, Junior Treasurer, …

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Mar
22

Weekly Digest: 22nd March, 2016

  This Week: Mar 23rd: Math and Science Night: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.(see below) Upcoming Dates: April 16: Jefferson Day at the A’s Game, Ticket purchase deadline MARCH 16 (see below) Noteworthy News Below:  – Pick Up Your Silent Auction Winnings – Giving Campaign – Kids Care Event – Food PantryVolunteer – Math and Science Night – Berkeley Chess Tournament …

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Mar
17

Berkeley Elementary School Chess Tournament Date Change!

Jefferson Parents, The Berkeley Elementary School Chess Tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled because of a location change. The New Date and Location: April 22 10am-5pm Berkeley Arts Magnet School 2015 Virginia Street Berkeley, CA 94709 Parents interested in registering their kids can click HERE for more information about registering. If you …

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Mar
15

Weekly Digest: 15th March, 2017

  This Week: Mar 15th: 4th Graders return from Camp Arroyo between 2:00 – 2:30; Cesar Chavez Service Learning Launch Upcoming Dates: Mar 18th: Kids Care Event (see below) ; Berkeley Chess Tournament Mar 23rd: Math and Science Night (see below) April 16: Jefferson Day at the A’s Game, Ticket purchase deadline MARCH 16 (see below) Noteworthy News Below:  – Pick Up Your Silent …

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Mar
15

Pick Up Your Silent Auction Winnings

Jefferson Silent Auction Winners Remember that bid you made on Saturday? Your stuff is ready and waiting for pick up! We will be at the corner of Acton and Ada St. at drop off for Silent Auction pick up until Friday. We take cash, check or credit card or you can pay online. After Friday, …

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Mar
13

Kids Care Event March 18

Hello Jefferson Families! Join us for our next Kids Care! community service event on Saturday, March 18 from 11am-1pm. We will be doing yard work and other tasks for the Oakland Elizabeth House, a residence for women and children transitioning out of homelessness.  Necessary tools will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own.  Wear comfortable work clothes and bring …

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Mar
10

Upcoming Kid’s Care Events

Hello Jefferson Families! Join us for our next Kids Care! community service event on Saturday, March 18 from 11am-1pm. We will be doing yard work and other tasks for the Oakland Elizabeth House, a residence for women and children transitioning out of homelessness.  Necessary tools will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own.  Wear comfortable work clothes and bring …

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Mar
09

Weekly Digest: 8th March, 2017

  This Week: Mar 8th: Last day to take the school survey (see below); Last day to sign up for Meetings on the Bridge with Pamela Harris (see below) Mar 10th: Jaz Home Basketball Game – come root for the home team Mar 11th: Silent Auction (see below) Upcoming Dates: Feb 22nd – Mar 10th: Golden Sneaker …

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Mar
07

Hamilton Tickets! – Auction this Saturday, March 11 at the Wooden Duck

Confirmation–The auction is this Saturday, March, 11 at 6:30p.   Special announcement! We just received a donation for 2 Hamilton Tickets for the preview performance, March 12 at 1pm. (The day after the auction!) The tickets are for Orchestra seats, Row T, Seats 122, 124.  We will be Live Auctioning the tickets at 9pm.  Look at the link below …

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Mar
07

Hamilton Tickets! – Auction this Saturday, March 11 at the Wooden Duck

Special announcement! Just got a donation for 2 Hamilton Tickets for the preview show, March 12 at 1pm (the day after the auction!) The tickets are for seats Orchestra Row T Seats 122, 124.  We will be Live Auctioning the tickets at 9pm.  Look at the link below to see the other amazing Live Auction …

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Mar
02

Weekly Digest: 1st March, 2017

  This Week: Mar 3rd:  Lost and Found items will be donated Upcoming Dates: 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:  – Giving Campaign – Silent Auction – Golden Sneaker Contest …

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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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