NJSLA Testing Dates

3/30/2022 10:21 am

In April/May, Jefferson will administer the NJSLA Assessment. The NJSLA Assessment is a standardized state assessment that stands for New Jersey Student Learning Assessment. The assessment is electronic and will be administered to students in their classrooms using their district issued chromebooks.  Jefferson’s testing dates are listed to the left. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has randomly selected SOMSD to participate in the English Language Arts (ELA) Field Test.  This is reflected in the schedule with the addition of a third ELA assessment.  Please note that make-up testing will take place during the week of 5/23/2022.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 3/9, 3/10, 3/11

3/6/2022 1:23 pm

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are THIS WEDNESDAY 3/9, THURSDAY 3/10 and FRIDAY 3/11. Reminder that these are 4-hour school days and students will be dismissed at 12:05pm. Lunch will not be served.

Please contact your child's teacher to sign up for conferences, if you haven't already.

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Readathon Results

3/6/2022 1:23 pm

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Readafun Participants! As a school, students read over 313,000 minutes and raised over $14,000! Amazing job! Proceeds from our Readathon will go to the Jefferson Library including replacing Battle Books! 

HUGE THANKS to our Readathon Co-Chairs, Kirsten Wolf-Matte and Karima Smartt for all of your hard work and dedication! 

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Seeking TALENT for Recess

3/6/2022 1:20 pm

Do you have a special skill or talent that you'd like to share or perform for our students? Jefferson leaders are seeking parents, guardians, community members to share their talents, teach a craft or skill or perform for our students DURING RECESS. Music, games, storytelling, etc! This could be a one-time, weekly and/or monthly occurrence.

Please contact Assistant Principal Mr. Rivera at arivera@somsd.k12.nj.us for more information or to schedule.

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Wanted: Art Show Volunteers

2/22/2022 9:46 am

The Jefferson Art Show will be taking place in May. We need volunteers to help prepare student artwork. Duties include cutting and matting artwork for display. Each student will have at least one art piece on display so we need your help! If you have an hour to spare and can help, please contact our Art Teacher, Mrs. Mac at emcnally@somsd.k12.nj.us. Thank you!

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Seeking Board Games, Card Games and Puzzles Donations

2/22/2022 9:46 am

Jefferson is seeking donations to refresh the recess carts. Specifically looking for:

-Board games (can be gently used) - even chess & checker sets would be great

-Playing cards and/or card games(example: Uno & regular playing cards)

-Puzzles (in the 100ish piece range)...the 1000 piece sets are too much to keep track of and kids lose them.  

Donations can be dropped off to school. 

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March SEPAC Meeting 3/2

2/22/2022 9:46 am

Save The Date!

Wednesday, March 2nd @ 7:30pm

Our March meeting will focus on Speech and Social Skills, with speech-language pathologist (and Maplewood mom) Reesa Salomon.

 Click here to join our March meeting

 Learn more about SOMSD's Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.

For the latest SOMSD Special Services Newsletter, click here

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Jefferson Readathon 2022 is January 31- February 25

1/23/2022 12:46 pm

Owls are reading a lot

Read-a-thon is taking place January 31- February 25! 

Read on for more information or contact readathon@jefferson-pta.org with questions!

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Join the 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board

1/23/2022 12:46 pm

WE NEED YOU! Do you have ideas? Want to make a difference? Make your voices heard, join the Jefferson PTA Executive Board! The 2021-2022 Nominating Committee is officially recruiting for next year's PTA Board. 

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Battle of the Books - 1/10 - 3/18/22

1/16/2022 4:24 pm

It’s time for Jefferson's Battle of the Books. The Battle of the Books is a reading motivational program that strives to encourage the pleasure of reading.   For the next ten weeks, your child will be part of an exciting challenge that requires reading and teamwork. We have ten amazing titles on the list this year. The books will be read independently for pleasure and to help their team. The book titles were introduced this week during library class.

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