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Our Jefferson Jaguars Participating with Jill McManigal on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego 1/20/2015 discussing the Great Kindness Challenge




Going Green -- Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle

Jefferson Students, Teachers, Staff, and Parents are always seeking out opportunities to be ambassadors for our local community and discover ways to "Go GREEN!"  We have our own garden, recycle our trash, try to minimize our use of paper, and we try to educate ourselves & our families on ways we can be kinder to our environment.

Join us in discovering even more ways to be eco-friendly!  Together, we can make a difference!



Thanks for another great year!  We hope you all have an amazing summer!  Please check back every few weeks for updates about our 2015-2016 school year!

Class of 2015 Promotion Pictures

Parents of our recently promoted 5th Grade -- Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your children with us. It has been incredible to watch them grow up and become the young bright people that they are!


Our Promotion Committee wanted to share the following photos with you:


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We hope you will always think fondly of your time at Jefferson, and make it a point to come back and see us every once and awhile! Best wishes to you all!  GO JAGUARS!



This year, our students demonstrated their commitment to being people of action and to making a difference in our global community by raising money to support children in Kenya. Our kids raised over $360, which sponsored 9 children. Our students' generosity provided the Kenyan children with breakfast every morning, school uniforms, and tuition so they could attend school. It is a life changing gift! It is also proof that our jaguars embrace the IB principles in their daily lives.


We are so incredibly proud of our students and their efforts to make the world a better place! WAY TO GO, JAGUARS! 

Great Kindness Challenge 2015

3rd Grade IB Rally -- "Thinkers"/ Jan 2015


About Jefferson....

Jefferson Elementary educates each student to become a life-long learner.  Through the International Baccalaureate program, we nurture and inspire multilingual, respectful, global citizens to lead and create positive change in the 21st century.


What Makes Jefferson Special...

Our students are active participants in their education. They are encouraged to ask questions and take responsibility in their learning process. Our teachers work in a collaborative environment, enhancing the thematic topic of study with art, music, world language, technology, physical education, and real world scenarios (like our Jr. Business Expo & Fish Lab).


Jefferson Students Give Back...

An important part of being a Jefferson student is being an active participant in the community, and seeking ways to make a difference. Our children complete service projects based on local events, news headlines from around the world, or other social issues that come to their attention and inspire them to want to help. In past years, they've provided socks to people in Japan affected by the Tsunami, wrote original books and purchased school supplies & chalk boards for students in Kenya, and most recently, recycled cans and bottles to raise funds to help provide a new service dog for a young professional that had lost his canine companion after 11 years.  Our students know that they CAN create change...even though they aren't even old enough to drive or vote!


Jefferson Students Are Moving...

Studies have shown that getting exercise provides some serious mental benefits -- exercise actually boosts brain function! In an effort to harness all these benefits, Principal Lund created the MOTION program. Our goal is to help each of our students develop health minds, bodies, and spirits! Jefferson students begin their mornings with our Workout of The Day (WOD). It's 20 minutes of focused exercises.


To keep things interesting, we switch up the routines...some days it's calisthenics, and on other days, it's strength training or Jazzercise. We just keep our spirits and hearts pumping! We invite groups within our community like our local firefighters and the Marines to join our workouts to serve as examples that certain careers require a healthy lifestyle. We've also had the honor of hosting Olympic Champions like Michellie Jones, Nelson Vails, & Rudy Garcia-Tolson.


After the WOD, two classes of students rotate through a 45 minute circuit workout each day. This is in addition to their regular PE schedule. All of this additional activity has brought some noticeable changes -- our students seem more focused and ready to go once they begin their studies and we have fewer behavior issues. As always, parents and our community members are welcome to join in!

Just Discovering Jefferson?

See just a glimpse into our students' world by viewing the videos and photos included in the columns of this page. We hope you'll be inspired by these examples of the amazing things our children & teachers do each and every day. Please check back often for more updates...and feel free to let us know if you'd like to become apart of our Jefferson Community by volunteering at our school. We are always looking for ways to involve our local businesses & community members. Just send email to jeffersonpta@gmail.com to let us know of your interest.


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May Swami of the Month
Chad Lund
Member since 2013

Every month we select an active Swami's member that we feel best exemplifies the traits and characteristics that set a positive example for others in the club. This month we recognized a man in constant MOTION...Chad Lund. Besides being the Principal at Carlsbad's Jefferson Elementary School (home of the 2014 Carlsbad Teacher of the Year), he rides his bike to school, helped promote our largest attended Bike Rodeo to date, is part of the Swami's Leadership Council, and volunteers at various club events. His greatest accomplishment (Ironman aside) may be the MOTION program he instituted at his school that has received national recognition for getting kids active when it counts the most...before school begins. Read more on that in the Q&A section below. All in all, Chad has set a high standard for all of us to aspire to in career and sport. Thanks Chad for all you do.  (Excerpt Taken from SWAMI's Cycling Facebook Page. Go to https://www.facebook.com/SwamisCycling/photos/pb.114134761995645.-2207520000.1434160732./819147304827717/?type=1&theater
for complete write up!

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