Tips for Parents

7/8/2018 11:14 pm

The Jefferson PTA believes that communication is the key to staying involved and engaged with our kids’ learning. We know that each of you has different preferences for how you receive information, so we strive to use a variety of media channels to communicate with our families. This page explains how we use our website, email weekly newsletter, backpack flyer as well as the other communication tools like social media we use to help you get the information you need. New to Jefferson School? Make sure you sign up!

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School Supply List for SY 2018-2019

6/26/2018 1:49 pm

If you did not order your school supplies before June 2018, here is a list of school supplies for Jefferson Students for incoming students in 3rd Grade4th Grade, and 5th Grade.

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Jefferson Journal Highlights 2017-18 School Year

6/10/2018 10:18 pm

ICYMI check out the Jefferson Journal delivered in student backpacks (which is why you could've missed it!). It celebrates all the wonderful student events that the PTA community supported throughout the school year whether through donations or volunteering or contributing in some small way. They say it takes a village and the PTA could not have done it without the wonderful Jefferson community and the SoMA village we all belong to.

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The Third Annual UnRun 5K

5/22/2018 10:17 pm

Uncompetitive. Unorganized. Uncommonly Fun. The UnRun is a 5K run that will take place on Saturday, June 2nd in beautiful Montrose neighborhood of South Orange. The event will benefit elementary schools in our district and is designed to be family friendly and accessible to young runners.  It's a great way to spend time with your family and raise some money for our schools!

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SOMSD long range facilities and integration plan meeting

5/20/2018 9:59 pm

SOMSD invites you to attend a community meeting to discuss long range facilities and integration plan. SOMSD invites you to attend a community meeting to discuss long range facilities and integration plan. A plan to address safety, security, capacity and infrastructure needs.

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Bowcraft | 6/7 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

5/12/2018 9:50 pm

The warm weather is finally here, so it's time for the 2018 Marshall & Jefferson Bowcraft Event! Come out an enjoy an afternoon of unlimited rides and fun on Thursday, 6/7 (Raindate of 6/15) at Bowcraft Amusement Park.

 Be on the lookout for the flyer in your child's backpack and reserve your entry bracelets now before they sell out. You'll pick them up at the event.  We hope to see you at this fun event!

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Take me out to the Ball Game

5/12/2018 9:47 pm

On June 10, 2018, come out and support The Jefferson School Chorus as they sing the National Anthem before the NJ Jackals game vs the Rockland Boulders.

Bring the whole family for a great day of professional minor league baseball close to home.

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Summer Reading Lists

5/12/2018 10:41 am

Keep your kids engaged with storytelling this summer with these wonderful books from our Summer Reading Lists curated by both the SOMSD elementary librarians and the public librarians. Let's keep our kids reading!

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Important Fifth Grade Dates

5/12/2018 10:23 am

If you're a 5th Grade parent, you may want to take note of some important dates.  As your fifth grader moves onto middle school, there are lots of activities between now and the end of the year in which they can participate. From Camp Mason to the Pool Party to the Clap Out, we'll keep you updated on all the happenings.

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Announcing 2018-2019 Jefferson PTA Board Nominees

5/7/2018 2:37 pm

The Jefferson Elementary PTA Board's Nominating Committee is excited to announce the slate of nominees for the 2018-2019 Jefferson PTA Executive Board.  The Nominating Committee has been hard at work recruiting volunteers to lead our PTA and we are grateful to the parents who volunteered to fill these very important roles.We will present the following slate for approval by the PTA membership at the General Membership meeting that will be held on the night of the Jefferson PTA Art Show, on May 23rd.

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