Achieve Direct Grant Funding

1/7/2018 4:34 pm

Thanks to the SOMA community, the Achieve Foundation has awarded more than $64,000 to teachers in our district for grants to pay for classroom projects this past spring and beyond! Congratulations to Jefferson teacher Alyssa Olsen who was awarded a fully funded grant to have yoga brought into the classroom. You can now help support the STEM project of Jefferson’s Christine Stewart through Achieve’s Direct Grant Funding campaign. All donations are tax deductible and ultimately benefit all our kids.

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Wait Until 8th

1/7/2018 4:29 pm

For South Orange and Maplewood parents with an interest in the Wait Until 8th movement, check out this forum on Facebook which discusses screen time for kids and specifically the idea of waiting until 8th grade to get your kid a smartphone. Members may or may not plan to wait until 8th grade, but they're interested in discussing issues of screen time, kids and technology, and related parenting challenges.

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Holiday Staff Luncheon

12/17/2017 4:12 pm

It is the time of the year to show our wonderful Jefferson teachers and staff how much we appreciate them with our annual Holiday Staff Luncheon.  The lunch with be held on Thursday, December 21st. The PTA will be providing the main courses and we are looking for volunteers to donate side dishes, desserts and drinks. Click here to sign up.

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Beyond The Bell Enrichment: Winter Session Begins 1/17

12/17/2017 4:10 pm

Beyond the Bell is an after-school program created by the school district’s Parenting Center. It is designed to help all students stretch and grow by coordinating, deepening and expanding after-school opportunities. The Winter Session will begin Wed, January 17th. You can register online.

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Night of 100 Dinners | Looking for Hosts

12/3/2017 10:30 pm

The Achieve Foundation, supporting excellence and innovation in the South Orange Maplewood School District, is once again planning its biggest fundraiser, Night of 100 Dinners on March 3, 2018. How can you help? Consider hosting an Achieve event for Night of 100 Dinners 2018! 

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Study Buddies

9/24/2017 4:30 pm

Are both you and your child getting frustrated when it comes to homework completion? Are you looking for additional support for your child? Study Buddies is a program designed to pair a younger elementary/ middle school student who has trouble completing homework with an older, academically competent high school student. Click here for more information.

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Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

9/24/2017 4:00 pm

Earlier this month, the Jefferson PTA held an Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act Parent Forum. Jefferson's Principal, Kim Hutchinson, and school social worker, Caitlyn Cox-Alleman, provided guidelines for how the school handles Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB). The details of the presentation will soon be made available on this website.

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