Halloween Parade Update ES Families, This is an update about the Halloween parade. Please send your student to school in their costume RAIN or SHINE. If the predicted bad weather moves out, we will parade West down Main to the Post Office as planned at 8:20. If the weather has not moved out, we will have the kids parade through the gym. I am sorry, but at this time, due to COVID, we are unable to open our building to guests. We will broadcast it on FaceBook Live @ Jeff West ES. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013545077537 We will plan to begin at 8:20 also. Reminder: Treats must be store bought and not opened to decorate prior to the party. In accordance with school policies, we will follow the guidelines of: NO replica weapons: firearms, knives, swords, chains, clubs, pitchforks, lightsabers or anything that could be used as a weapon. No rollerblades, skates, skateboards or bicycles. No pets or live animals are allowed. Thank you for your cooperation to continue this JWES tradition! Mr. Sturgeon
10-13-21 Dear Families, It is almost that time of year again...Halloween Parade time that is. This year has once again presented several new challenges, but it is our goal to have as much “normal” as safely as we can at the ES. As you know, we are still closed to volunteers and to the public coming into the ES. With that protocol still in place, it makes helping your students dress for the Halloween parade a little challenging. So in the name of creativity, and to keep tradition going, we are moving the parade to 8:20 AM on Wednesday, October 27th. (Same day...new time) Please send your child to school dressed in their costume with their school clothes on under their costume. I might suggest a simpler costume this year, as they will need to ride the bus, eat breakfast, and walk the halls while dressed in costume that morning. Families, you may also want to consider bringing your child to school, parking on Main street, and helping them get their final costume items on, then walk them to the front door. Due to COVID guidelines, parents will not be allowed in the building to dress your child. Keep in mind the morning temperature may be lower than when we usually do the parade so dress your child accordingly. Working together and following these adjustments, we will be able to have the parade and not have to cancel like last year. At the conclusion of the parade, parents or guardians will be able to meet your child on the playground at designated grade level locations and gather any accessories to the costume you do not want lost. Students will be able to change clothes inside on their own. Once again, a simpler costume this year might be best. This is the best way we see to have the parade and keep our school safe and open. Please see below for the costume guidelines. Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation to keep this tradition going in a safe way. Costume and other guidelines Class parties will still happen. The time will be at the teachers’ discretion, so watch for notes home from them about that. Like birthdays, treats must be store bought and not opened to decorate prior to the party. Treats may be sent with your child or dropped off at the school and we will deliver them to the room. This year, please keep costumes simple and warm...the parade will go West down main from the ES to the post office, turn and come back to the ES. We will monitor the temperature and in case of extreme cold, rain, or windchill I will cancel via a Skylert call/email/text by 7:15 THAT MORNING. (Is your information with us up to date and has texting been unblocked in Skyward?) In accordance with school policies, we will follow the guidelines of NO replica weapons: firearms, knives, swords, chains, clubs, pitchforks, lightsabers or anything that could be used as a weapon. No rollerblades, skates, skateboards or bicycles. No pets or live animals are allowed. Thank you for your cooperation to continue this JWES tradition! Mr. Sturgeon
Join 4H Today! Clover Power 4H club is inviting you to their Hot Dog roast Sunday, October 10th at 5:30pm! Join them at St. Aloysius Church in Meriden for Food, Friends, and Fun....and S'MORES too. Then stay for the meeting and learn about Clover Power 4H!
Join Cub Scouts on Monday, October 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Jefferson West Elementary. Open to all youth grades K – 5th Grade! Check out our Cub Scout Talk video (HERE) with your child to learn about some of the amazing adventures we have in Scouting. For more information, please contact Ian Lamb at (785) 276-3345
Jefferson West Elementary School Secretary Position Jefferson West Elementary School is seeking a person to fill the building secretary position. If you have strong people skills, an interest in working with elementary-aged students and staff, you may find this position enjoyable and rewarding. This position works closely with the building principal to facilitate the operation of the building office. Responsibilities include: Greeting those that come into the building. Keeping the financial records of the building activity accounts. Submittal of purchase orders. Works with the building office assistant managing the day-to-day school office duties. Applicants must have the ability to get along with a wide variety of people, have good communication skills, be proficient in MS Office, and be able to learn other web-based computer applications. For more information contact our Board Clerk, Amy Adams-Mitchell, at 785-484-3444.
Reminder...Jr. Cheer Night is TONIGHT. Girls will perform BEFORE the game. Be at the stadium BY 6:30! RAH! RAH! REE!
Hello Tiger Families, This note is about the upcoming Elementary Parents’ Night. It is still planned for this coming Tuesday, August 31st. However, we are adjusting it to be safe for everyone. As this activity usually involves a large number of people, including the kids in childcare, which would not be provided this year due to COVID, and with an eye toward safety, this year’s Parents’ Night will be via Zoom again. Your teacher will be sending you a zoom link soon. We will be offering one session. 6:00pm-6:30pm and the teachers will record their session and will share that link out or post to Schoology to watch later, or parents can use two devices and both watch separately for each child’s teacher. As always, parents are encouraged to contact the child’s teacher anytime with questions. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This will help keep our students and staff safe and healthy so we can keep our school open. Thank you, Mr. Sturgeon
READY! SET! GO! Here we go Tiger families....the first day of school is here and we are ready! Below please find a few reminders First...we will NOT have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for an option at lunch until Sept 1st. Once again this year, to keep our building as safe as possible, we are not allowing volunteers or visitors for non educational reasons in the building. EXCEPT...tomorrow only, Kindergarten parents may escort their student to the gym until we dismiss for class. The kindergarten teachers will be there to meet you and your child. When dropping off or picking up your child, please stop on top of the BIG numbers and unload from the passenger side. Please do not park between the cones in the crosswalk. To avoid being tardy, your child must be IN the school not in the parking lot by 8:00am. Our front door will be locked at 8:00am and if you are later than that, you will need to exit your vehicle and sign your child in at the front window. (We will have a grace period for a few days to allow you to get your routine set up.) AND....birthday treats still must be store bought, but DO NOT have to be individually wrapped, but can be if you like...so hooray for cupcakes! The teachers will use gloves and pass them out. As always, check the student handbook you received at Back to School Night for more details or call with any questions. Thank you for your support...we are looking forward to a great year! GO TIGERS!
Welcome Back Tiger Families! This note is to remind you of the ES Back To School Night TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 17th. The times have change in order to avoid a large crowd. We will open the doors at 3:00 pm. and still go until 6:30. Please limit the number of family members to just the ES student(s) an preferably one parent. These plans will help minimize a larger crowd in our classrooms. Teachers may ask you to wait in the hall if the rooms are too crowded. Also, please limit your stay long enough to get your child things unpacked and say hello to your teacher. If you need more time to talk to the teacher, please schedule that with them as needed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation to get this school year off to a great start!
GRRRRRRRReat news Tigers....we have posted the class lists! Swing on by the ES and check the front window. School starts August 19th.
Reminder...ON LINE enrollment is open now for you to get your JW Student enrolled. OR....come in person tomorrow from 7:30am to 7:30pm and enroll in person. Cant wait to see you and get this year going!
Thank you Health and Wellness team for a great night at the Family Fun and Wellness night...who is that playing soccer?!