Welcome to Jefferson Elementary
Dear Jefferson Family,
On behalf of the staff at Jefferson School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
- Attends school daily and arrives on time (7:45 start time), ready for the day’s learning experience
- Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
- Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
- Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
- Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
- Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
Education is one of life’s great equalizers, no matter where you came from or what your past is, if you are committed to bettering yourself through education; you can single handedly make your life better! We recognize the tremendous impact we have on your children here at Jefferson; but know the home has an even greater impact! Make sure you are raising your kids to succeed! Routines, healthy diet and exercise, a regular (early) bedtime, discipline and really connecting in conversations with your children will prepare them to grow into a healthy adult. At home, limiting your children’s exposure to adult talk, material and inappropriate/irresponsible behavior will help them stay a kid and keep their stress levels down. Stress levels have been proven to slow down and at times prohibit brain development. In these crucial years of rapid development, we need to do everything we can to aid our children in their growth.
We cannot wait to see your children here at Jefferson and fill these halls once again with laughter and learning! Please feel free to continue to make our school, neighborhood and town great by being the neighbor you wish to have, the friend everyone needs and the parent your child deserves!
Together, we can do anything!
Theresa Shultz, Jefferson Elementary Principal