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2016-2017 School Calendar

Please click here to view the official 2016-2017 school year calendar for Carlsbad Unified School District (PDF).

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Important Reminders

State law now requires schools to officially record every time a student is absent during instructional time. Therefore, we need your assistance in making sure your child is on time to school and present each day. If your child is absent, it is important to call the attendance line at 760-331-5570 each day your child will be absent. Unverified absences will remain on your child’s record as unexcused if we do not hear from you.

All students must be on time to school and in their classroom before the bell rings. To avoid unnecessary interruptions to your child’s teacher and classmates, please make sure your child has everything he or she needs before arriving at school. Calling to remind or dropping off of forgotten items left at home; for example, lunch, instruments, homework, jackets, to name a few, takes away from the teacher’s instructional time and also causes interruptions. 

Also, parents for the security of our students and staff, please always sign in and out on the register in the office when coming on campus. It is also important that you wear a visitor badge and that it be visible at all times.

When To Keep Your Child At Home

The Carlsbad School District Office has guidelines to help parents determine when students should stay home from school to prevent the spread of illness. We ask parents to follow these guidelines to protect our other students, faculty, and staff from being exposed to illnesses unnecessarily!  It takes all of us to maintain a happy, healthy, and safe environment for our children to learn in...and one way we can do that is to be respectful of the needs of others!

Please use the following link to download the guidelines to help determine when you should keep your child home:


When To Keep Your Child At Home.pdf

 

Best wishes -- and Stay Well !

JAGUAR EXPRESS

Jaguar Express - Monthly Newsletter for Parents from Jefferson PTA

PDF of May / June 2017 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)

PDF of April 2017 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)
PDF of March 2017 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)
PDF of February 2017 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)
PDF of January 2017 / December 2016 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)
PDF of November 2016 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)
PDF of October 2016 Newsletter (in English and Spanish)

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Let’s get ready to show our appreciation for the teachers and staff at Jefferson! This year, Appreciation Week takes place May 8-12. We’d like to invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to teachers and staff.


Here’s how you can join us:

Monday: “We appreciate you a latte!”

Coffee in the staff lounge provided by PTA. Students give your teacher a thoughtful compliment! They love hearing from you.

Tuesday: “We donut know what we would do without you.”

Donuts in the staff lounge provided by PTA. Students wear crazy socks.

Wednesday: “Thank you for helping us grow.”

Students bring in a flower for your teacher from home or you may purchase one in front of the school that morning. PTA will deliver potted succulents in addition to your flowers. (Note: Mrs. Cruz and Ms. Tatum are allergic to real flowers, so make one instead.)

Thursday:  Farmer’s Market Style Luncheon

Families: to donate Farmer’s Market items, please go to the following link at SignUp.com http://signup.com/go/jVfmnk

Friday: Show Your Pride!

Students: wear your Jefferson Pride and write a special note to your teacher, librarian or anyone who makes Jefferson Elementary a great place to learn and grow. Parents: feel free to write a card as well!
 

Thank you for your help in making this a special week for our amazing teachers!

PTA Events Calendar

End of the Year activities (events subject to change):

 

Band performance at 1 pm

May 4

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8-12

Knock Out Pizza Night

May 9
4-9 pm

Exec Board PTA Meeting

May 16 at 6 pm

Superhero Daughters’ Dance

May 19

Talent Show Tryouts

Last week of May

Scholastic Book Fair (in the library)

May 23 -
June 2

IB Rally      
(Kinder / TK Performance)

June 2
8:15 am

Mother/Son Pine Park Picnic

June 2

Bellflower Assembly

June 5

Talent Show at
8:15 am and 5:30 pm

June 9

Beach Day for 2nd and 5th Grades

June 12

5th Grade Promotion

June 14

Beach Day for 3rd and 4th Grades

June 15

 

 

Ongoing Events

Mondays        Garden Club Morning Meetings (meets after WOD until around 9:30)

Tuesdays        Patch workout at 7:45 am / Jamba Juice at pick up

Wednesdays   1:45 - 2:30 Multi-cultural Festival Planning Meetings in the PTA Work Room

Fridays            Popsicle Fridays at pick up (weather permitting) and Spirit Wear day

Every Day       Box Tops

 

If you have any questions about any of these events, please contact Jefferson PTA at jeffersonpta@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All events are subject to change.  Please make sure to check flyers sent home with students and listen to messages from Jefferson Elementary for date confirmations.  We will do our best to inform you of any date changes.

 

Online Fundraising Support

Support Jefferson Elementary through these easy online ways to send money to your school!

 

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Benefit is a digital gift card platform that funds the things that matter most through everyday transactions. Cards are purchased and delivered within seconds to the mobile app for immediate in-store redemption. Each purchase earns up to a 20% rebate that is sent to our school.  You can raise money for our school with your everyday purchases!  
 

Download the app on your smart phone.  Register you credit card or checking account (takes about 2 days to register payment method).  Because of credit card fees, checking accounts earn more for our school.  Choose "Jefferson Elementary School in Carlsbad" as the organization to which you donate.

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AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organication. Sign up by visiting smile.amazon.com. Set up your account.  Choose "Jefferson Elementary PTA, Carlsbad" as the charity.

 

Google Express

google express.jpgGoogle Express delivers everyday items from your favorite stores, overnight. Which gives you more time for what really matters. Like making your kids’ schools the very best they can be.  Use our school’s unique fundraising code (will be posted here soon) and Google Express will also donate $15 to Jefferson PTA.

Join our List of Jefferson Parent Volunteers!

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Want to volunteer in your child's classroom, help with field trips or other school events? You'll need to register with the school to become a volunteer.  Please check in with the front office to learn more about volunteer opportunities and requirements for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Community Flyers

Parking Reminder...

Jefferson Parents:

When you are entering the drop off and pick-up zone of the school, please assist us with the following requests:

  1.  Adhere to a minimum speed;
  2.  Under no circumstances, leave any vehicle unattended in the pick-up and drop off  lane;
  3. Pull your vehicle all the way forward, often times it may seem empty and okay to park but cars come in groups with the changing lights;
  4. Drop off and pick up your child at the curb only and not in the second lane;
  5. Please drop off  before the 8:15 a.m. bell rings or before the assigned time  for TK and Kinder; and, 
  6. If you child is late, please go through the office.

All this is for the safety of each child here.  Many cars stand higher than our children are tall.  By being diligent with this each day, we will ensure that this process is safe and seamless.

Also, it is important when visiting our school to park in an unmarked parking space and sign in and sigh out in the office. All visitors must wear a visitor badge.

Finally, so that we can avoid any unnecessary interruption in the classroom, please be sure your child has the necessary items ready to start their day; for example, lunch, homework or extra water.  

Thank you for your assistance.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Let’s get ready to show our appreciation for the teachers and staff at Jefferson! This year, Appreciation Week takes place May 8-12. We’d like to invite all students and parents to show extra gratitude to teachers and staff.


Here’s how you can join us:

Monday: “We appreciate you a latte!”

Coffee in the staff lounge provided by PTA. Students give your teacher a thoughtful compliment! They love hearing from you.

Tuesday: “We donut know what we would do without you.”

Donuts in the staff lounge provided by PTA. Students wear crazy socks.

Wednesday: “Thank you for helping us grow.”

Students bring in a flower for your teacher from home or you may purchase one in front of the school that morning. PTA will deliver potted succulents in addition to your flowers. (Note: Mrs. Cruz and Ms. Tatum are allergic to real flowers, so make one instead.)

Thursday:  Farmer’s Market Style Luncheon

Families: to donate Farmer’s Market items, please go to the following link at SignUp.com http://signup.com/go/jVfmnk

Friday: Show Your Pride!

Students: wear your Jefferson Pride and write a special note to your teacher, librarian or anyone who makes Jefferson Elementary a great place to learn and grow. Parents: feel free to write a card as well!
 

Thank you for your help in making this a special week for our amazing teachers!