Back to School Night | 9/26 at 6:20 pm

9/24/2018 4:03 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 6:20 to 8:30 pm. Remember it's a 4-hour day and students are dismissed early, at 12:05 pm.

The Back to School Night Schedule is as follows:
6:20 pm | Meet & Greet with Mr. Hannis, Assistant Principal
7:00 pm | PTA Meeting & Greetings from Ms. Hutchinson, Principal
7:30 pm | Classroom Presentations
8:00-8:30 pm | Meet &Greet with Mr. Hannis continued...

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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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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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Have you updated your Jefferson Account?

8/15/2018 9:27 pm

Have you updated your student's new teachers? Be sure your information is current by updating your family information on the PTA website. Once you register, you can access of the school directory, opt in or out of the school news, send in your class donations, and join the PTA at the same time! Are you interested in being a Class Parent? Then check out our volunteer opportunities. Get involved!


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Ice Cream Social | 9/7

8/3/2018 2:23 pm

Join your friends and meet new ones at this school year's Ice Cream Social. All Jefferson students and their families are welcome. Featuring food trucks, Jersey Johnny's and Benji's Taqueria. Dairy-free and nut-free options will be available.

Friday, September 7th | 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Jefferson School Blacktop | Rain or shine

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First Day Coffee | 9/6

8/2/2018 10:03 pm

Boohoo or Yahoo? Whatever mood you're feeling, stop by and stay a while after the bell rings at 8:05 am. We'll be there to greet you with coffee on the first day of school, and catch up with the other parents.

Questions? Contact


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