HOW SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
100 Yard Walk with Darren Cooper
Jefferson School is a grade K-3 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 300 students with three full day kindergartens, four classes of grade one,four 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, bi-lingual/ESL education, gifted and talented and guidance services.
Dr. Yvette Lozanski
General Exec Secretary
Spring is in the air and the month of March brings a lot of fun activities to the elementary school. Our 3rd-grade students are gearing up for testing, and our teachers are working hard to ensure they are ready for the spring assessments. We are excited about the progress our students are making in the classrooms and are certain that we will achieve all of our goals during testing.
Grade 3 interims will be posted soon, please access your child’s progress through the Genesis Parent Portal. SO MANY ACTIVITIES, SO LITTLE TIME
In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month - a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age. Throughout the month we will be celebrating Read Across America and recognizing Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on Monday, March 2st. Parents and volunteers are invited to come read to our students at Jefferson. If you are interested please contact your child’s teacher.
March is also Women’s History Month. Help bring Women’s History Month to life by teaching your child about some amazing women from history and today. We hope that learning about these role models and connecting with their experiences will inspire your children to break down barriers and face life’s challenges with courage and grit.
NATIONAL MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
Recognizing all the benefits of music education, National Music in Our Schools Month encourages support of the educators, students, and programs that make all the concerts and performances possible.
TIPS! Teach Organizational Skills
We are reaching out to all Wallington families to remind you that kindergarten enrollment for next year has begun. If you have a child who will be 5-years old on or before October 1st, 2020 please start gathering immunization records, birth certificates, and copies of proof of residency. Call the main office to set up your appointment.
Attendance Matters: Too many absences, excused or unexcused, can keep students from succeeding in school and in life. How many are too many? 10% of the school year—that’s 18 missed days or 2 days a month—can knock students off track and put them behind. School begins at 8:30 a.m. It is important that your child is on time. A note is required if they arrive after 8:35 a.m.
Inserra Supermarkets’ “Future Shoppers” program will be working with the 3rd Grade classes in Jefferson and Gavlak throughout the school year to teach the students about nutritious eating, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget and more.
Thank you to the WONDERFUL Wallington P.T.A. for the programs they provide for our students.
Please contact the school with any questions that you may have. Additional information is located in the newsletter.
The school calendar will be updated on the school website.
Jefferson School Annex Office: 973-836-4700
Dr. Yvette Lozanski, Principal, Jefferson School Annex
The Wallington PTA will be holding its annual Tricky Tray in May. The proceeds from this event are used to sponsor educational programs, special events, and the purchase of items to help enrich the education of the 600+ students who attend Jefferson and Gavlak School. If you are willing and able to donate any items towards the Tricky Tray please bring them to the Jefferson School Main Office. The faculty, children, parents and the Tricky Tray Committee thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting our endeavor.