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2019-2020 Calendar 

Please visit our website to view, print and/or download the 2019-2020 Jefferson calendar.
Please note the calendar is subject to change. 

Mark your calendar:
10/11 Coffee with the Principal
10/12 Fall Festival
10/16 Picture Day
10/16 PTO Meeting 7pm
10/17 Dining for Dollars at Village Trattoria
10/17 BOE Meeting 7pm

No School Wednesday, October 9
Week of Respect
October 7-11th

We invite you to help us celebrate Week of Respect by participating in the following events:

Monday (TODAY): Wear blue for World Day of Bully Prevention.
Tuesday:  Wear your favorite team jersey. Don't have a jersey? Wear a sports shirt or rock your school spirit wear!
Wednesday:  NO SCHOOL
Thursday:  Do something kind for someone else today.
Friday:  Crazy hair and dress your own way.

Volunteers Needed

Click here to check out all the ways you can help by volunteering and getting involved at Jefferson.
Spirit Wear Sale!
How do I order?
Visit our  online store OR use the paper order form that came home with your child.
What are the deadlines?
Paper order forms are due to the main office by Friday, October 11th  WITH payment.

How do I know what size to order? 
Each online description includes a link to sizing information. 
Visit Thompson's where they have every item available to see:  Thompson's Sporting Goods,  522 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ.
If I order online, do I need to pay shipping? 
NO! Jefferson families can select the GROUP: TEAM PICK UP option as delivery method during the checkout process. The PTO will pick up orders and send home with each student. 
Out of town family/friends can select home delivery and pay for shipping. 
Using the paper order form?
Paper order forms need to be returned to the office by Friday, October 11th with payment. 

Payment must be included, either cash or a check made payable to: THOMPSONS SPORTING GOODS

Order without payment will not be submitted.

Still have questions? 
Please email Angie Gannon at 
Grandparents' Reading Day
Friday, October 25th

Attention 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Families!

Jefferson's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes will visit the Atrium for some special reading time with our Grandparent guests.

1st grade - 1:30 - 2:00pm
2nd grade - 2:00 - 2:30pm
3rd grade - 2:30 - 3:00pm

If Grandparents are not available to attend, please feel free to invite your favorite Aunt, Uncle or family member. We ask that you RSVP by October 16th, so the office will have a list of expected visitors. 

We also need volunteers to help make this event a success. We need help with set up, sign in, snacks, and clean up.  If you'd like to help or donate snacks, sign up  here.
Art in the Classroom

Our goal is to provide an art history program that offers Jefferson School students a snapshot of prominent works of art by a wide range of famous artists. 

You do NOT need to know anything particular about art, as all the materials, lessons and project ideas are provided for you. 

The kids really love this program, but we need to secure volunteers for each grade and classroom in order to make it a success!!

With gratitude, Your Jefferson School AIC co-chairpersons, 
Kristin Lester ( ) and 
Jenny Chismark ( )
Notes from Pomptonian

October is Farm to School Month. To celebrate, the cafeteria will be serving Honeycrisp Apples from Solebury Orchard and Pumpkins from Dagele Brothers Produce. Read more here.

October menus are available here . Please also visit Summit Public Schools - School Nutrition And Fitness for more information.
Jefferson Green Team Updates

We were so happy to 'meet and greet' several of our new Green Team volunteers at Back to School Night. Thank you for stepping up and signing up! Stay tuned for alerts about upcoming green team projects where we could definitely use our Jefferson Jaguar family helping hands!

HOW DO YOU COMPOST? Good Question...see the flyer here for an event to answer all questions & help Summit residents start to compost those grass clippings, tree leaves, food scraps & more...all compost-able!  Wednesday Oct. 2nd at 7pm...Reeves-Reed Arboretum...FREE

LOOKING TO GET MORE GREEN IN SUMMIT? Climate week has just wrapped up and you might be looking for ways to connect with your local Summit groups that are doing lots of sustainable work and offer bunches of 'green life' info hacks. Click these links that can hook you up to the Summit Environmental Commission, Green Summit, Reeves-Reed & more: Local Action  Tip #1 and Tip #2.
Box Tops

This year, the Box Tops program has started an electronic system that allows you to download their app and simply scan your receipt to earn Jefferson money - it's that easy!

However, if you still find cardboard Box Tops on your grocery store purchases, please feel free to cut them out and send them in as we are continuing to collect those, too. 

Each class in our school will have a running record for the amount of Box Tops collected, and at the end of the year the class with the most Box Tops will have a party so start collecting now.

Questions, feel free to contact our Box Tops committee chair person 
Justina Porras at  or the pto at
Materials Needed!

Mrs. Yospin needs our help! 
Please save your paper towel rolls for an upcoming sculpture unit. Ms. B will be collecting and storing them while Mrs. Yospin is on leave.
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