Category Archive: General News

Mar
07

Golden Sneaker Contest Update

Keep of the good work Jefferson! Congrats to everyone that’s put out the extra effort to get to school walking, sharing a ride, on the bus and on their wheels. The Golden Sneaker Contest Ends on March 9th. The winning class will be announced on Monday March 12th!

Mar
07

Jefferson Auction Preview

The Jefferson Silent Auction “Circus” is this Saturday, March 10th at 6:30pm at Neyborly To preview all the Auction packages, please visit: In addition to all the fabulous silent and live auction items, here are 3 Silent Auction item highlights: An Evening at the Maharaja’s Court Be a Maharaja for a night!  A magical evening …

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Mar
02

Our Internal Classroom Locks are Coming Over Spring Break!

THANK YOU – We did it! For those parents who haven’t heard already, your signatures and voices have been heard by Tim White at Facilities.  I submitted the e-petition with your signatures (181 signatures!) to BUSD and Facilities a couple of weeks ago and received a letter stating that the locks will be installed this …

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Feb
28

Weekly Digest: 28th Feb, 2018

Upcoming Events:   -Thursday, Mar 1st: 4th and 5th Graders on the COLOMA Camping trip return -Friday, Mar 2nd: Coffee Mingle in the Morning @ drop off See Details Below For:  – Volunteer Spotlight! – Petition for interior-locking doors – Save the Date: Silent Auction – Play dates and Pick-up – Safe Routes to School …

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Feb
14

Weekly Digest: 14th Feb, 2017

Upcoming Events:   -Friday, Feb 16th: NO SCHOOL – Lincoln’s Birthday -Monday, Feb 19th: NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Birthday See Details Below For:  – Petition for interior-locking doors – Save the Date: Silent Auction – Emergency Cache – Play dates and Pick-up – Safe Routes to School – Golden Sneaker Contest -BUSD Calendar for 2018-2019 …

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Feb
02

Room numbers for PTA classes

Below are the room assignments for the classes that start next week. They will also be posted on the board outside the office. MONDAY   Constructing Art K — Main Hall Constructing Art 1-5 — Main Hall Cooking — Staff Lounge (walk through the main office)   Comic Book Story Telling — Room 107 TUESDAY   …

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Feb
01

PTA After School Enrichment classes start Monday, February 5th

Hi Parents, Thanks for signing your child up for after school enrichment classes. Classes start this Monday, February 5th and run through May 4th. CONFIRMING YOUR CLASSES: If you signed up online, you can double-check which classes your kids are signed up for here: http://www.activityhero.com/registrations/my   ROOM ASSIGNMENTS: The full roster and classroom assignments are …

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Jan
31

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 – …

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Jan
29

Wednesday News and Website: On-Line Petition to BUSD for Interior Locking Doors at Jefferson Elementary School

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 …

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Jan
26

Subject: Registration for PTA Enrichment Classes Ends Today

Registration for the Spring Session of PTA After School Enrichment Classes ends today at 2:30 pm. If you haven’t had a chance to register, we still have one or two spots left in the following classes: Monday: Constructing Art (K) and (1-5) Tuesday: Act Up (3-5) Art Explorations (1-5) Intro to STEM using Lego (K) …

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Jan
24

Weekly Digest: 24th Jan, 2018

Upcoming Events:   –Thursday, Jan 25th: Assemblies; 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 …

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Jan
11

Weekly Digest: 11th Jan, 2018

Upcoming Events:   – Friday, Jan 12th: COFFEE MINGLE! Bring your lovely selves.  Intruder Drill at 9:00 a.m. – Next Week: Sign Up for PTA Classes start See Details Below:  – Coffee Mingle – Community Update: Process for Budget Reduction Decisions: BUSD – TMC: The Music Connection – Annual Berkeley Lions Club Eyeglass Drive – Families …

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Jan
05

PTA after school enrichment classes

The catalog for the PTA after school enrichment classes will be in next week’s Wednesday communication folder. There will be extra copies in the office. Registration for these classes will be online beginning Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00 am. The session will run from February 5th to May 4th. Additional information on registration and class descriptions will …

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Jan
04

Coffee Reminder for tomorrow, request for help on Tuesday

Dear Jefferson Community, Tomorrow is our first Friday back to school, and as usual, we’ll be having coffee after drop-off.  Come one come all, rain or shine.  Stay and chat or drink and run. And a Coffee-related request for next Tuesday, January 9.   Jonah Cohen, one of our Jefferson first grade teachers is organizing …

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Dec
30

Support Our Kids, Get Your Tax Break!

It’s not too late! School’s out but there is still time to contribute to the Jefferson Giving Campaign before the end of the tax year.  We’ve raised $8500 so far–thank you–but still have a long way to go toward our goal of $40,000 for the school year.  Get your tax break while you still can. …

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Dec
16

Support our kids, get your tax break!

It’s not too late! School’s out but there’s still time to contribute to the Jefferson Giving Campaign before the end of the tax year. We’ve raised $8500 so far–thank you!– but still a long way to go toward our goal of $40,000 for the school year. Get your tax break while you still can! Make …

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Dec
14

Weekly Digest: 13th Dec, 2017

Upcoming Events:   – Friday, Dec 15th: LAST COFFEE MINGLE OF THE YEAR! Bring your lovely selves.  If you feel like it, bring a holiday treat to share; – Intruder Drill at 9:00 a.m. – Saturday December 16th – Monday January 1st, 2018: WINTER BREAK – January 2nd, 2018: First day back from winter break …

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Dec
07

Make Jefferson a great place for all!

Don’t forget to include Jefferson in your annual giving! A tax-deductible donation to our school means more resources to ensure that all of our kids are getting the great education they deserve. Every family’s contribution helps, no matter how small or large. Make a donation today or sign up to be a monthly donor. Put …

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Dec
07

Weekly Digest: Dec 6th, 2017

Upcoming Events:   – Coffee Mingle Friday: Friday, December 8   See Details Below:  – Coffee Mingle – Holiday Gift Drive – Directory – Emergency Preparedness – Wrist and Cell Phones – Giving Campaign – Visitor Badges – Yard Use After School Coffee Mingle tomorrow After Drop-off! Look for the group of under-caffinated parents by …

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Dec
04

Gift Drive Update–Help Jefferson Kids

Gift Drive Update!!  We have significantly more requests than last year (50%+ more) AND a shorter window to pull it off. Have you thought about giving a gift?  Please consider signing up today! All gifts need to be brought to the office by NEXT Tuesday (12/12).  Sign up here:  https://tinyurl.com/jeffersongifts Thank you for helping our Jefferson Community

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