May 6, 2015 - We Love Our Teachers!
Jefferson kids gave their teachers flowers for Teacher Appreciation Day.
April 21, 2015 - We Love Our Office Staff!
Thanks to many Jefferson parents for bringing flowers and to Monica Urick for assembling bouquets to thank our administrative assistants, Ana and Shirley!
February 27, 2015 - Pajama Day
Kids came to school in their pajamas. They could bring their favorite stuffed animal too.
January 12, 2015 - ZooMobile
Third graders experienced hands-on science lessons with some special visitors from the San Francisco Zoo. The chinchilla is a class favorite!
December 5, 2014 - Winterfest
Jefferson recently celebrated Winterfest, a schoolwide craft day. Winterfest is sponsored by the PTA through Jefferson's Artworks program. All of the students make unique gifts to give someone special in their lives.
December 9, 2014 - Dairy Day
Jefferson had a special visitor on Dairy Day: Buttercup the cow. The kids learn everything about her, in and around the Mobile Dairy Classroom.
November 25, 2014 - Playdate in the Park
The First Graders meet once a month in Golden Gate Park to play and get to know one another other better.
November 5, 2014 - Interview With Ellie O'Brien
An interview with Ms. O'Brien, Jefferson's wonderful garden coordinator:
What is your favorite plant?
So hard to choose a favorite! I love Lamb's Ear. It is incredibly soft and I always found it to smell like bubble gum. I also love Hydrangeas because they remind me of home.
October 31, 2014 - Halloween
Mr. Poon is a swinging show master for the Annual Jefferson Halloween Parade.
October 9, 2014 - How Was School Today?
Do you struggle to extract information from your child about how the school day went? Here are some suggestions gathered from other parents and a child psychologist:
Ask direct questions.
It helps if you know your child's class schedule. (Most teachers put the daily/weekly schedule up somewhere in the classroom. You can take a picture for future reference.) "How is your plant growing in the garden?" "What book did you get out of the school library?" "Tell me something that made you laugh today."
September 2014 - Ceramics Class
The First Graders in Mrs. Lum's class have started their ceramics class. A dedicated art teacher, Deborah Hoch, comes in every week to lead projects. The ceramics class is always a great hit, and the kids are super enthusiastic.
August 18, 2014 - Welcome Back!
Welcome back to Jefferson for the 2014-2015 school year! Please introduce yourself and say "Hi" to our new Principal, Andy Poon, whenever you see him. Mr. Poon comes to us from SFUSD's Sutro Elementary and will be acting as interim principal while we search for a long-term replacement. It's good to have him here!
August 9, 2014 - Outside Lands Fundraiser!
A huge THANK YOU to all the parents and teachers who volunteered at last weekend's Outside Lands parking lot fundraiser. We raised over $6000 for Jefferson, and the school year hasn't even started yet! If you missed out, make sure to mark your calendar for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass parking lot fundraiser on October 4th & 5th.