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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:
12/5 4th & 5th Grade Winter Concert 7pm
12/6 School Spirit Day
12/12 Cadillac Book Shop
12/23-1/1 Winter Recess (no school)
Winter Weather Procedures

Please click the links below to review the letter from Superintendent, June Chang, regarding winter weather procedures.

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Student Council Sock Drive

Who: Student Council
What: Collecting new socks for men, women and children
When: December 2nd to December 20th
Where: Collection box in the atrium
Why: All items to be donated to Bridges Outreach Program of Summit
Art in the Classroom

We are still looking for volunteers for this fun program!

Please Note: the first session has now been extended to include December to allow additional flexibility in scheduling!

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

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.

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 (kristin@lester.com) and  Jenny Chismark (jchismark@gmail.com)
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Online orders will be accepted until Jan 8th.
It's that time again...cold and flu season!

Many school days are missed due to colds, flu and stomach viruses. Cold and flu germs are spread from person to person by way of coughing, sneezing, touching, or simply talking, and we have all heard before, good hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs.


Some additional prevention tips include: 
  • Wiping down the fridge, faucet handles and doorknobs.
  • Avoid sharing cups, utensils and cell phones.
  • Always cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, and if you don't have a tissue handy, use your upper arm, not your hands to cover your mouth.
  • Avoid touching your mouth or nose because your hands transfer bacteria and viruses between your hands and face.
Most importantly, if your child is feeling under the weather, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME FROM SCHOOL! A fever (or lack of) should not always be the deciding factor.
More information on when to "Keep me Home Sick if..." see newsletter here and here in Spanish. CDC information on FLU here.
A Message from Pomptonian

Dear Parents: As the seasons change so does the local fruit and vegetable of the month. Different weather patterns allow for a different variety of produce to be grown. As we move deeper into fall and the weather becomes colder, root vegetables will be offered. This month we will be enjoying McIntosh Apples from Yonder Fruit Farm and Butternut Squash from Dagele Brothers Produce as part of Pomptonian's Local Farm-Tray-Program. The butternut squash will be showcased as part of the Holiday Luncheon on December 18!

An interesting fact, bananas receive all the attention when it comes to potassium, but it is important not to forget about our friend, Butternut Squash. Butternut Squash is a powerhouse when it comes to potassium, containing 582 mg, more than the amount available in a banana. McIntosh Apples, on the other hand, are hard to forget-they are a classic. Ever heard the phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Specifically, McIntosh Apples, contain dietary fiber known as pectic, which supports a healthy digestive system by feeding the friendly bacteria in your gut!

December menus are available online. Please visit Summit Public Schools - School Nutrition And Fitness. Pomptonian is pleased to be Summit's food service provider, and we appreciate your comments and suggestions. You can reach us at Pomptonian@summit.k12.nj.us
Calling all 1st & 2nd Graders!
2020 Summit Lacrosse Club (Spring Season)

- Open to all 1st & 2nd grade boys and girls in Summit
- Spring Program starts April 4th
- Girls and Boys practice on Saturdays
- No prior experience necessary!
- Goals of program: basics of how to hold stick, cradle, throw, catch and HAVE FUN.
- Equipment required: Girls - stick, goggles, mouth guard. Boys first grade - stick and mouth guard. Boys 2nd grade - full equipment required.
- First grade $90, Second Grade $140, Financial assistance is available.
- We will be holding FREE clinics inside this winter on February 9th and 23rd, more detail to follow on www.summitlacrosseclub.com

Registration is online at: www.summitlacrosseclub.com

Questions should be addressed to: admin@summitlacrosseclub.com

If you have already completed your registration, we look forward to seeing you next year!!

For birth dates that fall outside the range for the school year 9/30/19 - 9/30/20 please contact admin@summitlacrosseclub.com to enable registration.

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