Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for JES February Leader in Me. To be recognized these students had to follow the following three jobs for the entire month. 1. Completed and turned in their homework by the due dates. 2. Charged and brought their laptop to school or if remote were logged in and ready to learn every day. 3. Filled out their planner every day. Mrs. Ehr Maylee Adkins, Davalyn Bowers, Harper Brantley, Gabriela Bumatayo, Andrei Chiritescu, Sophia Goodwin, Caleb Ogle, Olivia Thoele, Andrew Zigler Mrs. Kousma Kason Cox, Ethan Gordon, Juliana Hildebrand, Liam Ingle, Davon Johnson, Sydney Kohler, Decon Morecraft, Ava Nixon, Akeelah Robinson, Ethan Sumner, Hannah Walton, Dawson Williams Mrs. Niemerg Austin Bennett, Meredith Drake, Jordyn Duzan, Case Easton, Allie Goble, Asher Jones, Drew Kessler, Molly King, Noah Lawerence, Gabby Lozano, Abby McCoy, Lixia Swing, Samuel Thomas, Tyler Wayne, Blake Webb, Brody Webb, Blaze White Mrs. Ramsey Brayden Armstrong, Ellie Baker, Rayce Bell, Noah Burton, Chloe Davidson, Nolan Faller, Eland Lawson, Faith Lovett Mrs. Shaffer Lexi Anderson, Mason Anderson, Jocelyn Bell, Kade Conley, Scout Cougill, Abby Cushing, Hudson Edwards, Dominic Goble, Carter McVaigh, Emmie Parsley, Payten Sartin, Lucy Vestal Miss. Swinford London Allison, Kinley Drake, Kaiden Eckley, Maleah Faller, Sidney Furry, Zane McGowan, Kaidan Rauch, Olivia Rice, Adeline Richter, Kira Royer, Isaiah Santos, Colton Schrock, Curtis Snider, Emma Snyder, Levi Webb, Silas West Mr. Bledsaw Ben Cummins, Colin Fields, Maliyah Harrison, Ryan Sefried, Bentley Shirley, McKinley Wood Miss Goodchild Brayden Cobb, Carter Fehrenbacher, Mallory Homann, Lydia Lock, Jacky McKibben, Avery Myers, Faith Ogle, Kyler Partlow, Lake Plummer, Gavin Porter, Ayla Traub, Henry Watson Ms. Hayes Quincy Strange Mrs. Larson Reya Boyer, Shooter Hughes, Henry Schultz, Brayden Thompson, Olivia Willenborg Mrs. Lucas Alexander Cross, Ava Grant, Jacob Haverstock, Abigail McCann, Bryson Murbarger, Leah Murphy, Josh Stewart, Giuliana Werk-Levin Mr. McGinness Annyssa Allen, Zion Douglas, Layla Hemingway, Taya Newkirk, Amery Pfennig, Ava Rardin, Moises Rodriguez Miss. Mellott Tyce Brady, Lexi Griffith, Eli Heise, Melaina Morrisson, Blaine Taylor-Lutz Mrs. Richeson Madison Clark, Jonny Gannaway, Kinsley Gough, Aiyanah Maldonado, Colby Metzger, Dylan Milton, Talon Reinhard, Lily Thomas, Lauren Wahls Mrs. Spanhook Payton Archibald, Cooper Clarke, Braxton Floyd, Jarrett McCollum, Kahli Romack, Jack Sharp, Ella Viertel, Erica Workman Mr. Anderson Kelsey Bryan, Lauren Ealy Mrs. Ball Charlette Bennett, Sydney David, Kaden Donley, Carter Dukeman, Brooklynn Hallowell, Shelbie Pollard, Oliver Rednour, Savana Schrock, Amanda Stagg, Natalie Starwalt, Anastasia Tolliver, Grady White Ms. Beabout Anaya Douglas, Alexander England, Camden Gordon, Mark Harris, Adelivia Lopez Prohaska, Ellie Robinson, Katie Robinson, Landon Shafer, Brayden Snider, Cate Staggs, Lane Ueleke, Marlie Ward, Arianna Weiss, Sabrina Weiss, Vlada Zakharchuk Mrs. Bowers Cash Biggs, Cameron Bonner, Abby Carter, Matt Coartney, Abby Davidson, Bryton Duzan, Andrea Hogan, Gillian Irons, Carson Packer, Hudson Paul, Emsley White, Kennedy White Mrs. Harrell Alexa Eckley, Madi Entrican, Julian Stanley, Rylee Vicory Mrs. Hopper Jacob Baji, Karley Eastman, Ty Helton, Aiden Himes, Jadyn Koester Mrs. Meister Dray Eich, Ella Hinds Mrs. Stranz Haya Abou Zaid, Russell Applegate, Camryn Ashley, Wyatt Austin, Gunner Barr, Autumn Carson, Lillie Clarke, Alex Clayton, Braxton Hanner, Vincent Lozano, Joshua Peterson, Brooklyn Phillips, Eric Sibley, Ally Ulm
Jefferson 4th graders in Mrs. White's art classes have been learning the history of the Kente cloth. Kente is connected with Ewe and Ashanti people of Ghana and arose first in West Africa during the 17th century. They are creating their own Kente cloth weavings and then drawing Kente cloth designs on them.
In light of this week’s weather forecasts of snow and ice, this is a proactive message to all in our school community to prepare now for the possible use of remote learning days in lieu of using emergency days. https://5il.co/pmu3
Reminder: Our Jefferson Elementary Book Fair is still open. Check out the popular new titles added since your last visit! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jeffersonelementaryschool53
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for JES January Leader in Me. To be recognized these students had to follow the following three jobs for the entire month. 1. Completed and turned in their homework by the due dates. 2. Charged and brought their laptop to school or if remote were logged in and ready to learn every day. 3. Filled out their planner every day. Mr. Anderson Alexandru Chiriescu, Vada Haverstock, Vincent Torrepalma, Leo Yan Mrs. Ball Charlotte Bennett, Kaden Donley, Brooklynn Hollowell, Oliver Rednour, Amanda Stagg, Shelbie Pollard Ms. Beabout Mark Harris, Ellie Robinson, Katie Robinson, Landon Shafer, Brayden Snider, Marlie Ward Mrs. Bowers Cash Biggs, Cameron Bonner, Abby Carter, Matt Coartney, Abby Davidson, Andrea Hogan, Gillian Irons, Emsley White Mrs. Harrell Alexa Eckley, Madi Entrican, Hunter Grabiec, Briar Price, Julian Stanley, Rylee Vicory Mrs. Hopper Jacob Baji, Karley Eastman, Ty Helton, Jadyn Koester Mrs. Meister Dray Eich, Ella Hinds, Kayla Schmieder Mrs. Stranz Haya Abou Zaid, Russell Applegate, Camryn Ashley, Wyatt Austin, Gunner Barr, Garth Baumann, Hunter Bell, Autumn Carson, Lillie Clarke, Alex Clayton, Braxton Hanner, Treylin Couch, Braxton Lake, Vincent Lozano, Joshua Peterson, Brooklyn Phillips, Taylor Rook, Eric Sibley, Ally Ulm, Robbie Zerbst Mr. Bledsaw Ben Cummins, Colin Fields, Henry Guillen, Maliyah Harrison, Makaelah Holstone, Ryan Sefried, Riley Shannon, Bentley Shirley, Elizabeth Snider, Brody Wilson, McKinley Wood Miss Goodchild Brayden Cobb, Carter Fehrenbacher, Mallory Homann, Lydia Lock, Jacky McKibben, Avery Myers, Kyler Partlow, Nevaeh Phipps, Lake Plummer, Gavin Porter, Ayla Traub, Henry Watson Mrs. Larson Janely Amaya, Cam Barnes, Reya Boyer, Walter Fairchild, Jesus Garcia, Megan Good, Shooter Hughes, Riley Lester, Cal Lucas, Candice McNutt, Carlton Patterson, Maddox Salee, Henry Schultz, Brayden Thompson, Kennedy White, Olivia Willenborg Mrs. Lucas Abagael Black, Alexander Cross, Jacob Haverstock, Jaylen Miller, Bryson Murbarger, Leah Murphy, Bristol Schrock, Thea Stone, Giuliana Werk-Levin, Cody Wilson Mr. McGinness Zion Douglas, Phoebe Frey, Layla Hemmingway, Taya Newkirk, Logan Noel, Amery Pfennig, Kaleb Postlewait, Moises Rodriguez, KeAzia Smith, Brynn Symonds, Taylor Woodall Miss. Mellott Tyce Brady, Braxton Floyd, Lexi Griffith, Eli Heise, Lainie Keefer, Olivia Kelley, Callie Lawrence, Melaina Morrisson, Jack Sharp, Blaine Taylor-Lutz Mrs. Richeson Ember Addams, Ella Bell, Kinsley Gough, Matt Hayes, Aiyanah Maldonado, Colby Metzger, Christian Phillips, Lily Thomas, Lauren Wahls Mrs. Spanhook Payton Archibald, Kahli Romack, Trotter Titus, Abel Truex, Ella Viertel, Erica Workman Mrs. Ehr Maylee Adkins, Davalyn Bowers, Harper Brantley, Gabby Bumatayo, Andrei Chiritescu, Levi Roe, Zoey Snyder, Olivia Thoele, Andrew Zigler Mrs. Kousma Kason Cox, Ethan Gordon, Valkyrie Groff, Juliana Hildebrand, Kale Knight, Ava Nixon, Akeelah Robinson, Ethan Sumner, Hannah Walton, Dawson Williams Mrs. Niemerg Austin Bennett, Meredith Drake, Case Easton, Allie Goble, Nakynzie Ingram, Asher Jones, Gabriel Keil, Drew Kessler, Molly King, Noah Lawrence, Gabriella Lozano, Abaigail McCoy, Lucy Pearman, Lixia Swing, Samuel Thomas, Tyler Wayne, Blake Webb, Brody Webb, Blaze White Mrs. Ramsey Brayden Armstrong, Elliot Baker, Rayce Bell, Ryley Bonewitz, Noah Burton, Chloe Davidson, Eland Lawson, Rylan Leinweber, Kenna McNinch Mrs. Shaffer Lexi Anderson, Mason Anderson, Jocelyn Bell, Kade Conley, Scout Cougill, Abby Cushing, Hudson Edwards, Dominic Goble, Madysan Knapp, Emmie Parsley, Payten Sartin, Nathaniel Step, Kash Stover, Isla Tucker, Lucy Vestal Miss. Swinford Carter Bierman, Caleb Bolen, Kinley Drake, Kaiden Eckley, Maleah Faller, Sidney Furry, James Honemann, Hunter Pickett, Kaidan Rauch, Olivia Rice, Adeline Richter, Kira Royer, Isaiah Santos, Curtis Snider, Emma Snyder, Levi Webb, Silas West
It’s Scholastic Book Fair time at Jefferson Elementary! From February 1-14, 2021 discover new books with your kids. Bonus: Every purchase supports our school. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jeffersonelementaryschool53
Picture Retakes: Just a reminder that picture retakes are Monday, February 1st. For remote students, 7:30a-8:30a is set aside to come in for pictures. Families bringing remote students should park in the teacher's lot across from the gym and assist their student across the road to go in the gym doors. Please do not use the bus lane to drop off your student for pictures.
2nd Quarter report cards are now available for viewing on Skyward. Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions
The deadline to order the 2020-2021 JES Yearbook is Saturday, January 16, 2021. To order, please visit ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our Yearbook ID Code is 10801521.
Since tomorrow, January 15, is National Hat Day, Jefferson students and staff are invited to wear a hat at school.
Congratulations to our Jefferson Leader In Me Habit #2 Students of the Month: 4th Grade Mrs. Ehr- Gabby Bumatayo Mrs. Kousma – Ethan Gordon Mrs. Niemerg – Case Easton Mrs. Ramsey – Noah Burton Mrs. Shaffer- Jocelyn Bell Miss Swinford – Curtis Snider 5th Grade Mr. Bledsaw – Ryan Sefried Miss Goodchild – Ayla Traub Mrs. Larson – Kennedy White Mrs. Lucas – Giuliana Werk-Levin Mrs. Mellott – Braxton Floyd Mr. McGinness – Moises Rodriguez Mrs. Richeson – Elijah Peterson Mrs. Spanhook – Jacob Griffith 6th Grade Mr. Anderson – Lauren Ealy Mrs. Ball – Anastasia Tolliver Mrs. Beabout – Landon Shafer Mrs. Bowers – Emsley White Mrs. Harrell – Hunter Grabiec Mrs. Hopper – Karley Eastman Mrs. Meister – Charlie Milton Mrs. Stranz – Brooklyn Phillips Mrs. Hayes – Jerry Knapp
Jefferson will be hosting our Winter Spirit Week next week. Please follow the link below for details. https://5il.co/nt5c
Jefferson Families: The Jefferson Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Monday, February 1, 2021. Please look for more information to be sent to you in mid January 2021.
Congratulations to our Jefferson Leader In Me Habit #1 Students of the Month: 4th Grade Mrs. Ehr- Davalyn Bowers Mrs. Kousma – Ava Nixon Mrs. Niemerg – Tyler Wayne Mrs. Ramsey – Ryley Bonewitz Mrs. Shaffer- Emmie Parsley Miss Swinford – Maleah Faller 5th Grade Mr. Bledsaw – Maliyah Harrison Miss Goodchild – Carter Fehrenbacher Mrs. Larson – Janely Amaya Mrs. Lucas – Bristol Schrock Mrs. Mellott – Melaina Morrisson Mr. McGinness – Phoebe Frey Mrs. Richeson – Colby Metzger Mrs. Spanhook – Ella Viertel 6th Grade Mr. Anderson - Vincent Torrepalma Mrs. Ball – Shelbie Pollard Mrs. Beabout – Catharine Staggs Mrs. Bowers – Matt Coartney Mrs. Harrell – Rylee Vicory Mrs. Hopper – Ty Helton Mrs. Meister – Will Ashley Mrs. Stranz – Joshua Peterson
JES Veterans Day Collectively, JES and other CUSD personnel submitted over 100 photos for the project! Many thanks to each of you for encouraging your students to participate. I hope you and your students enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SkvrcX4HEc&feature=youtu.be
Charleston Rec Department Christmas Art & Gingerbread Kits: https://5il.co/mu6s (Please search "kit" on the Rec Department website)
With the schedule changes, students in classes with pre-scheduled meetings will need to update their Teams calendar. Here is a set of directions to help: https://5il.co/mtk1.
1st Quarter report cards are now available for viewing on Skyward. Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions.
Jefferson students had an art project to draw themselves in the Tim Burton style. Here are a few of the pictures turned in. https://5il.co/mmu3
A few reminders for next week: -Monday, November 2nd is a Remote Planning Day for Staff with no student attendance. -Tuesday, November 3rd is non-student attendance due to Election Day. -Wednesday, November 4th is our reopening of school for those attending in-person. We will continue to follow the 2-Hour Early Dismissal schedule. (*Please review our JES reopening plan on the school website for additional information for those returning to school) Also, Mrs. White will need in-person students to bring their art projects that they are currently working on to school when they return. We appreciate the assistance and please contact the school if you have any questions.
There’s still time to support our school and bring new books home to kids. Shop our Online Book Fair to spread the joy of reading. Online Book Fair will end October 25. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jeffersonelementaryschool
Jefferson's Book Fair has gone online! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school. Shop now! Click link for book fair flyer. https://5il.co/m0kl
Jefferson School has scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences for Thursday, October 15th & Friday, October 16th. Conferences are available on Thursday the 15th in the evening from 4:00pm – 7:30pm. There will also be conferences offered on Friday the 16th from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Utilizing your Skyward account beginning Friday, October 2nd at 4:00pm, you will have access to sign up for a time slot with your student’s teacher. Upon arrival, we ask the 4th grade parent to enter/exit through the 4th grade hallway on the east side of JES, Door #3, You will be able to park in the gravel lot across from the gym. Upon arrival, we ask the 5th grade parent to enter/exit through the 5th grade hallway on the west side of JES, Door #7. You will be able to park in the staff lot by the playground. Upon arrival, we ask the 6th grade parent to enter/exit through the main entrance on the south side of JES, Door #1. You will be able to park in front of the school or church lots. There will be staff to guide you to the correct doors. In order to provide safety, we will ask that you wait outside until your chosen time nears. Before entering, a temperature check and symptom screening will take place. Face coverings are required. Once approved for entry, we will direct you to your student’s classroom. We also ask that you exit through the doors upon which you entered the building. -Click on the Conferences Tab for your student on the lower left of the screen -Then click on All Conferences -Next click on Select A Time -Finally click on Save -You will receive an email verifying date & time of your conference with the Teacher If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 639-7000.
Families of Jefferson 6th grade students: Adhering to the Illinois School Code Sec. 27-8.1. Health examination and immunizations requirements, this is another reminder that you have until Oct. 15th to turn in a school physical and two required vaccinations for your student. If you have not already done so, call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with your physician, as the deadline is quickly approaching! Please disregard this message if you have turned in your student’s physical and two required vaccinations. You may reach me at 217-639-7015 or at my email firstname.lastname@example.org, to check and see if your student is still in need of requirements. Completed physicals and vaccinations can be dropped off in the Jefferson office or faxed to 217-639-7005. Thank you and have a great day!
5th & 6th grade laptop cases for your student's device are now available. Please come by the school between the hours of 7:00am & 4:00pm to obtain the protective case.
Please find a link to a troubleshooting information sheet for your student's computer below. https://5il.co/ks3k
A reminder that the Jefferson School orientation sign up process begins today after 4:00pm. You will need to access your student's skyward account to sign up: -Click on the Conferences Tab for your student on the lower left of the screen -Then click on All Conferences -Next click on Select A Time -Finally click on Save -You will receive an email verifying date & time of your orientation meeting with the Teacher.
Please join us on Monday, August 24th, at 7pm for the General PTA August Meeting. This will be a virtual meeting using Google Meets. Below is the link to attend the meeting or phone number to call in for the audio portion: Join with Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/mty-keus-yrt Phone Numbers: 929-277-6239 PIN: 326 920 811# Attached are the 1. financial reports: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VBXdVqxwgh43wVn7zvICsJaOthGJuj3X/view 2. meeting minutes from our previous meeting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11-MYnHlQh87Mgs--yvNx2wrTkak3xu0R/view 3. agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dHH5YoPF_EfneKu-G0GTnSy8eta0FM1O/view PTA is a member driven association. The best way to get involved is on by helping on a committee. Here is the 2020-21 Committee Sign Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1diyW27yISANU2DVwKcfm_2Ov7kfXrBTDSdUggUFkr88/edit#gid=0. Please type your name directly into this form. If you would like to participant on a committee and the provided lines are full, feel free to simple insert a line at the bottom of that committee and enter your name. It's time to renew your membership for 2020-21! This can easily be done via our online store: https://charlestonjointpta.memberhub.store/
Jefferson 4th Grade Teacher Groups Ehr - self contained Kousma - self-contained Neimerg/Swinford Ramsey/Shaffer Jefferson 5th Grade Teacher Groups Bledsaw/McGinness Goodchild - self-contained Larson - self-contained Lucas/Richeson Mellott/Spanhook Jefferson 6th Grade Teacher Groups Anderson/Bowers Ball/Beabout Harrell/Hopper Meister/Stranz
We wanted to make you aware that our Virtual Parent/Teacher Q & A via Zoom Meeting originally scheduled for the evening of Monday, August 17th has been postponed. Additional information about a future event will be provided in the next few weeks.
Wednesday, August 12; after 4pm: Classroom Assignments Posted. You will need to log into Skyward to find your student's teacher assignment. You will not be able to see this unless your student is registered and all school fees are paid.
Attention all 6th 7th & 8th grade girls and boys! Cross Country practice is set to begin on Monday August 10th at 7:30am at Charleston Middle School. Cross Country is a no-cut sport and any interested students are encouraged to give it a try. No experience is necessary. Newcomers are brought along gradually and carefully. Our teams compete hard, but also have a great deal of fun playing games and making new friends. Monday is primarily an information day but we will get in a short workout weather permitting. If there are storms we will meet for about 30 minutes inside to discuss the first few weeks of practice and to hand out paper work to anyone who needs it. Athletic packets can be picked up in advance at the CMS office. Students Please drop off and pick up your athletes in the west horseshoe parking lot of CMS. Bring a water bottle! We hope a bunch of you might be brave enough to try something new. Cross Country is a really fun and exciting sport. You must have a current physical on file and must have the Covid player waiver filled out before you can practice. The waiver is attached below: COVID 19 Waiver: https://drive.google.com/…/1SZwXLOYR2G1bckBETuC41_obQp…/view Any questions please text or call Coach John McInerney(Coach Mac) at 217-549-5700
Please refer to the revised return to school letter attached. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/534683/Welcome_Letter.pdf (The building walk-throughs originally scheduled for Friday, August 7th have been cancelled)
Hello Jefferson Families, The 2019-2020 school yearbooks have arrived and are available for pickup to those who ordered a copy. The JES office will be open from 7:00am - 3:00pm with the exception of 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch. Any yearbooks that are not picked up this summer will be distributed to students this fall or sent to Charleston Middle School for last year's 6th grade students. There are a limited amount of copies available at $8.00 apiece for anyone who would like to purchase. Please bring in the exact amount if possible when purchasing. Thank you for your patience with the delay and your assistance with the pickup/delivery process, Mr. Ulm
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Jefferson Young Authors Winners and Participants. Colby Metzger - 4th Grade Winner Emsley White - 5th Grade Winner, Overall Building Winner Maggie Englum - 6th Grade Winner Participants Chase Barker Owen Davis Madi Entrican Julian Graziano Andrea Hogan Clara Moran Faith Ogle Shelby Pollard Lizzie Snider Taylor Woodall Marlee Zuniga
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Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Jefferson Elementary Leadership Award Winners: 4th Grade - Reya Boyer / Henry Watson 5th Grade - Sadie Phillips / Cash Biggs 6th Grade - Ellie Strader / Elliott Bennett Thank you to the Charleston Rotary for sponsoring these awards.
The JES Boys' Basketball Championship game has been postponed.
PTA After School Social is today (February 28); 1:05p-3:00p. Please pick up students in the appropriate spot at 3:00p unless otherwise approved in different spot. 4th grade-gym doors, 5th grade-door in the West parking lot, 6th grade-front of building.
Due to the inclement weather on February 5th & 6th, the boys' basketball games that were postponed will be rescheduled for March 4th & 5th. Please visit our website for the updated schedule. With the rescheduling of the games, there will be no practices on those days.
JES Team/Club pictures are rescheduled for the morning of February 18. Pictures will begin right after school starts.
The JES Music Department and the Charleston Joint PTA would like to send a special Thank You to all of the wonderful volunteers during our annual JES concert and Feb Fest. We could not have done this without your help.
The JES Music Department and the Charleston Joint PTA would like to thank everyone who joined us for our annual concert and Feb Fest. We hope everyone had a wonderful time.