From the conversations I have had with parents, teachers, administrators, and stakeholders in our community I can appreciate and understand the frustration many of us are feeling with the ever-changing information and guidance we are receiving on school plans for reopening.
The district reopening plan is document subject to ongoing revision. As such, the
Jefferson School is a grade Pre-KD-3 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 300 students with one Pre-KD class, four full-day kindergartens, three classes of grade one, three classes of grade two, and two classes of grade three. Various programs are offered to meet the needs of students. Among them are basic skills remediation, speech, special education services, bilingual/ESL education, gifted and talented, and guidance services.
Dr. Yvette Lozanski
General Exec Secretary
November is upon us.
Thanksgiving’s nearly here.
I’ve never been more thankful than
the way I feel this year.
I’m thankful we have apple pie.
I’m thankful we have beans.
I’m thankful we have mashed potatoes,
yams, and salad greens.
But, most of all, I’m thankful that
my future isn’t murky.
My family’s vegetarian
and I am their pet turkey.
— Kenn Nesbitt
SCHOOLS CLOSED ELECTION DAY-Professional Staff Development -November 3rd CHECK OUT OUR VOTING VIDEO!
NJEA CONVENTION Schools will be closed on November 5-6. These days are reserved for the annual NJEA Convention. Please mark your calendars!
The school will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT DATES:
November 17th- Last day of the 1st Marking Period.
Please access your child’s progress through the Genesis Parent Portal.
In October, our School Counselor, Ms. Concha promoted several activities for Week of Respect and School Violence Awareness Week. Week of Respect ended with a schoolwide “Kindness Video” where students submitted pictures to Ms. Concha about what kindness means to them. During School Violence Awareness Week, students wore orange for National Unity Day to show that we stand together against bullying.
The school theme for the month of November is Gratitude! Students at the Jefferson Annex will participate in gratitude activities posted by Ms. Concha, the School Counselor. You will also find several other books and activities on Ms. Concha’s Virtual Counseling Corner.
Throughout the week of November 9th, students will participate in a spirit week. November 13th is World Kindness Day, also known as Mr. Roger’s Cardigan Day. Students will be encouraged to wear a cardigan like Mr. Rogers as a reminder to be kind to one another. Students will be encouraged to create their own kindness signs to be posted on their lawns and windows.
CARE AND SHARE DAY
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Jefferson School Annex will be hosting their annual “Care and Share Day” on Friday, December 2, 2020, virtually this year. We invite community members, family, and friends to partake in this fun and active learning experience with our students. Care and Share Day enables a very important person to share an activity, career, hobby, or specialty area with students in the classroom. Guests are able to present the approved topic to the class. If you are interested or know someone who would like to participate, (through GOOGLE MEETS or providing a video) please contact Ms. Maria Concha at Concha@WBOE.ORG or 973-836-4700 ext 325. Care and Share Day slips will be going home with students during the month of November. We hope to see you and appreciate your anticipated participation in this event! Ms. Concha- Guidance
Please remember that our school counselor, Ms. Concha is available to support you and your child. You may feel free to reach out to her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (973) 836-4700 ext. 325.
SO MANY ACTIVITIES, SO LITTLE TIME
Student Forms are available in Parent Portal, please fill out these forms as soon as possible. If you do not have access to Parent Portal, please contact our main office.
Please see the District Website to access the full Wallington Public Schools Restart and Recovery Plan. IMPORTANT! Check out our Nurse's Page located under for families.
We are THANKFUL for our Jefferson Family. From our family to yours have a safe, thankful, and happy THANKSGIVING!
Please contact the school with any questions that you may have.
The school calendar will be updated on the school website.
Jefferson School Annex Office: 973-836-4700
Dr. Yvette Lozanski, Principal, Jefferson School Annex
Kindergarten in November
Kindergarten is such an exciting year in school and this year is unlike any other! Some of us are following the hybrid schedule, while others are completely virtual. Despite the schedule we are following, we are learning so much while having lots of fun!
We’ve mastered muting our speakers, turning on our cameras, and moving from Meet to Meet. The children have been very respectful of one another and quite patient when we sometimes experience technical difficulties.
Learning our ABCs, 123’s, Reading, Writing, and Math are all part of our daily routine. In Science, we talk about nature and the world around us. We learn about our community, customs, and cultures in Social Studies. Health teaches about our bodies, safety, and emotions. Through our Social Emotional Learning, we learn to accept ourselves and others regardless of differences. Children are encouraged to express emotions through self-reflection and discussion with peers.
November is a busy month! We begin by learning the meaning of democracy. As Election Day approaches, the students will vote and see democracy in action as we tally our votes. We will learn about Veteran’s Day and discuss the branches of the military that serve our country. Finally, the students will learn about Thanksgiving and share what they are thankful for with the class.
The Kindergarten teachers are thankful for our students who make every day very special. We would also like to thank our Kindergarten families who have provided support and encouraging words during these challenging times. As we give thanks, we must include everyone in the Wallington School District as they assist us in ensuring that our Kindergarten students have an enjoyable and safe learning experience!
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Mrs. Graziano. Mrs. Vellis
Thank you for interest in registering your child for the 2020-21 KIndergarten school year.
Please visit our Registration Page which is located on our website, wboe.org. Please look for “For Families” in the blue menu bar - a scroll down menu will appear where you will find “Registration”. This opens up to our Registration Page.
The General Registration Packet can be found on this page. This packet gives you all the requirements we need to complete your child’s registration. There are forms that need to be completed and documents that need to be provided.
Also found on this page is the opportunity to register your child online (Online Registration). After completing the online registration please note that we will still need the documents required that are found in our General Registration Packet.
The documents will be needed are as follows:
Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
Proof of Residency (see requirements in the packet)
Home & Family Background
Home Language Survey
Student Emergency Card
Immunization Records and Physicals
At this time you can email, scan, fax, or mail these documents to us at the following:
Ms. Halina Carr (Principal Secretary)email@example.com
Ms. Stacy Geltrude (School Nurse) firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 973-295-3442
Mrs. Joan DiBernardo (Main Office Secretary) email@example.com
Main Office Fax: 973-777-4609
Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.