Category Archive: General News

Jun
15

Almost there, thank you amazing Jefferson community!

Wow, what an amazing outpouring of support for the Jefferson Giving Campaign last week! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. We’re just $1,000 away from our annual goal of $40,000. If you haven’t given yet, please consider a contribution of any size to help us get to the finish line. Every dollar counts …

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Jun
13

Weekly Digest: 13th June, 2017 – LAST DIGEST OF THE YEAR

Upcoming Events:This week: Teacher Appreciation Weak June 14th (Wednesday): Room 202 Potluck June 15th (Thursday): 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (8:45 a.m.); Room 201 Potluck June 16th (Friday): LAST DAY OF SCHOOL; 2:30 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Lunch; Reports card will be coming home with student, check their backpack. Noteworthy News Below:  – Double Your Money/What do you get for the price of …

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Jun
06

Urgent: Let’s step it up for our school

The link in the giving email only works if you logged in to Paypal already.  Here is the link to the Jefferson PTA website, where you can donate to the PTA fund. Missed the earlier email?  Here it is again:  http://jefferson.berkeleypta.org/ Dear families, We have two weeks left of school and we are STILL $15,000 short …

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Jun
06

Urgent: Let’s step it up for our school

Dear families, We have two weeks left of school and we are STILL $15,000 short on our fundraising goal for the year, with less than 1 in 5 families contributing to the Giving Campaign. With cuts to public education coming from every level of government, it’s on us to make sure all our kids get the education they deserve. …

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May
31

Weekly Digest: May 31st, 2017

Upcoming Events:This week: Teacher Appreciation Weak May 31st (Thursday): Welcoming School Lesson – Family Diversity and Gender Expansiveness (see below) ; Pride Flag Creation Noteworthy News Below:  – Double Your Money/What do you get for the price of a week of camp? – Jefferson PTA Presents: Mocktails and Hors d’oeuvres: All Welcome – Alameda County Safe Routes to School …

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May
31

Double your money for Jefferson!

Have you contributed to the Giving Campaign yet? A group of Jefferson families have just pledged to match donations up to $7,000. Now is the time to donate and double your money! Contributions support core school programming that make Jefferson a great place for our kids to learn, play and grow! We need your support …

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May
25

Weekly Digest: May 24th, 2017

Upcoming Events:This week: Teacher Appreciation Weak May 25th (Thursday): 5th Grade Middle School Visits (see below); Noteworthy News Below:  – What do you get for the price of a week of camp? – Check Lost and Found – Mayfair materials – Alameda County Safe Routes to School – A’s Game Update – Giving Campaign What do you get for …

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May
22

Giving Campaign: What do get for the price of a week of camp?

What do you get at Jefferson for the price of a week of summer camp? The Jefferson PTA spends $300 per child per year to make sure all of our kids are getting the great education they deserve. That means classroom grants for all those cool projects we saw at open house; field trips to …

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May
18

Weekly Digest: May 17th, 2017

Upcoming Events:This week: Teacher Appreciation Weak May 18th (Thursday): Jefferson Elementary Open House: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (see below); May 21st (Sunday): MayFair (see below) Noteworthy News Below:  – Mayfair is Here !! – Check Lost and Found – Alameda County Safe Routes to School – A’s Game Update – Giving Campaign Jefferson Elementary Open House THURSDAY, May 18 6-7:30 PM …

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May
17

Jefferson Elementary Open House THURSDAY, May 18 6-7:30 PM

Dear Jefferson Community, This is a brief reminder that open house is tomorrow, May 18 form 6-7:30.  The evening begins in the cafetorium, with a brief statement from Principal Mary Cazden, and then parents visit classrooms to see what their children have been doing recently.  You can see the hard work of the teachers reflected …

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May
16

Reminder about Jefferson Mayfair

It’s Mayfair this Sunday, May 21st, from 11:00-3:00!   Please come out for a day of fun, food, cakewalking, and community. Our School Rocks!  If you like, dress as your favorite rock/hip-hop/rap/pop/latin music celebrity. Mr. Mopp’s Books will be selling books at the Fair, and 15% of sales will go to the PTA!  A great …

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May
15

It’s Mayfair this Sunday, May 21 11:00am-3:00pm

It’s Mayfair this Sunday, May 21st, from 11:00-3:00!   Please come out for a day of fun, food, cakewalking, and community. Our School Rocks!  If you like, dress as your favorite rock/hip-hop/rap/pop/latin music celebrity. $20 donation from each family at the door includes a meal ticket and cakewalk ticket for each person.  Extra cakewalk tickets may …

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May
08

Mayfair Update: Donations needed and seeking 4-5 canopies/tents for booths that need shade

Dear Jefferson Community, Thanks to those who’ve taking time to sign up for a volunteer slot at the Jefferson Mayfair.  The sign-up is available on this sign-up site for those who have not signed up and can give a couple of hours on the day of the event.  We still need people to help in the following …

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May
08

Last chance for week-end raffle ticket sales, this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!

Calling all Jefferson families! Last chance for weekend raffle ticket sales!! We’re inviting you to help sell raffle tickets this week/weekend! Thursday (5/11) at Cheeseboard from 5:30-7pm Saturday (5/13) 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 …

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May
05

Next Jefferson Kids Care Activity: Sunday 5/7 3-4:30 pm

Hi Jefferson Families – 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 …

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May
04

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 …

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May
02

May Fair planning meeting Thursday, May 4 at 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 …

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Apr
27

Earth Day Wrap Up and Thanks–Everyday is Earth Day!

Hello Jefferson families – your kids ROCKED the 4Rs at our Earth Day celebration last week!  We: walked and rolled to school, and reduced pollution! wrote letters to President Trump asking him to care for our environment upcycled over 200 used CDs into works of art planted succulents in the silver troughs near the swings and near the school office made promises/pledges to help …

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Apr
25

Sign up for Third Grade Raffle Selling This Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

  Calling all THIRD grade families! We’re inviting you to help sell raffle tickets next weekend! Thursday (4/27) at Cheeseboard from 5:30-7pm Saturday (4/29) and Sunday (4/30) 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 …

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Apr
20

Calling all Second Grade Families (and all for whom this weekend is best) to sell raffle tickets

This post was fairly far down in the digest.  I’m reposting for emphasis!–the moderator Calling all second grade families! We’re inviting you to help sell raffle tickets! Thursday (4/20) at Cheeseboard from 5:30-7pm Saturday (4/22) and Sunday (4/23) at Monterey Market between 10am-2pm This is a fun way to get together with friends and classmates …

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