Message from Asst. Principal Will Hannis

9/22/2018 4:31 pm

Dear Jefferson School Parents and Guardians,
I just wanted to express my sincere thank you for such a warm welcome to Jefferson School. My first seven days here have been fantastic.

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The New Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) | 9/25

9/22/2018 4:31 pm

Experience the new Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) on Tuesday, 9/25 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Columbia High School, D16. So, whether you have been attending SEPAC meetings for years or this is your very first one, please join us for the start of an exciting kickoff for our organization. All are welcome!

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Back to School Night | 9/26 at 7 pm

9/14/2018 1:09 pm

Plan on joining us to kick off the new school year, meet the teachers and families of classmates, see the classroom and latest upgrades to the school, and don't forget to join the PTA! Back to school night is on Wednesday, September 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Remember it's a 4-hour day and students are dismissed early, at 12:05 pm.


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Picture Day | 10/3 & 10/4

9/14/2018 1:00 pm

Smile! It's picture time at Jefferson School. NEW THIS YEAR, you can purchase picture packages online by clicking HERE used the code Jefferson19 and you don't need to send in a paper form Like every year you will be receiving Peter Collura Photography's flyer soon to order by paper (click read more to see the packages).  The schedule for pictures by each teacher/class with a volunteer signup will be available soon.


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Walk to School Day | 10/2

9/9/2018 10:00 pm

Jefferson Elementary School will take part in National Walk to School Day on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The entire Jefferson student body will be walking to school together from Orchard Park in Maplewood with parents, teachers, staff, and special guests from the District Administration and the Township of Maplewood to celebrate healthy habits, community, and safety. Interested in volunteering as a chaperone and crossing guard?

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Jefferson Walk-a-thon | 10/2

9/9/2018 9:27 pm

The Jefferson Walk-a-Thon promotes fun and fitness, while simultaneously giving students the opportunity to raise money to help their school! The students will walk (skip, hop and line dance!) around a track in the back of the school while DJ Jeanmarie is spinning the latest tunes. We are using Pledgestara web-based fundraising system. It's fun. It's easy. Register now and click here to volunteer.

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Looking for Library Volunteers

9/9/2018 12:00 am

It is library volunteer sign up time! Please come and give us one hour out of your week 1, 2, 3 or even 4 times a month! It is a great way to get involved with the school and your child's class. The link to the class library schedule and sign up is noted here. To view the schedule, you have to be log in to the PTA website. Interested? Please e-mail Sheri McKinstrie, our VP of Volunteers at with the name of your student's teacher and how often can you volunteer. Get involved!

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Variety Show Auditions | 10/10 & 10/11

9/8/2018 2:24 pm

Come one. Come all! The theme for the 2018 Marshall & Jefferson Variety Show is CIRCUS. The Variety Show is a showcase of short acts including musical performances, comedy, juggling, magic, dance, & acrobatics introduced by emcees. If you're interested in performing, submit a registration form by September 30.

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Welcome Back Staff Luncheon | 9/14

8/27/2018 2:24 pm

We would like to give a warm welcome to our staff by hosting a luncheon at the school on Friday, September 14th, less then two weeks away. The PTA will be providing the main courses and side dishes, and we are looking for volunteers to donate drinks and desserts only this year. We have approximately 65 staff members for which we will be providing lunch. Please consider donating by clicking here.

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Jefferson PTA Welcomes William Hannis

8/26/2018 10:03 pm

Dear Jefferson School Parents and Guardians,

My name is William Hannis and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new assistant principal of Jefferson Elementary School. I am honored to have been selected to join the South Orange-Maplewood School District and help uphold the mission of Jefferson Elementary School.


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