Mrs. Karen Lunardoni
Mrs. A. Serafin
Mrs. Y. Bauder
School Counselor/ Anti-Bullying Specialist
Mrs. A. Cicchino
Human Resources Manager/ District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Dear Jefferson Families,
you can see from the calendar below, school pictures are being taken next
Wednesday, school is closed on Thursday, and the children will all participate
in the Officer Phil Safety Assembly on Friday.
Additionally, our third grade classes begin their active participation
in the Shop Rite Young Consumers Program, and it is kicked off this Tuesday with
fun and enriching math lessons provided by professional presenters. This will be our second year of participating
in this program; and based on the reaction of last year’s students we expect
this year’s students to completely enjoy this enriching experience. Additional topics I would like to address
this week are the wealth of curriculum information you can find on Roxbury.org.,
and the implication of the enterovirus that has received much publicity as of
Would you like to know more about the specific learning objectives for each grade level? Would you like to know the units of study your children will enjoy? The information is available to you on www.roxbury.org. Simply do the following:
- Go to www.roxbury.org
- Select “Curriculum” from the horizontal navigation bar towards the top of the page
- Select “Departments” from the drop-down menu
- Select “Parent Friendly Curriculum” from the vertical navigation bar on the left of the page
- Select the grade level and subject for which you want more information.
Please note that at this point the sections for
Reading, Writing, and Social Studies are complete. The sections for Math and Science are works
in progress; in fact, Science is undergoing a major revision because of the
adoption of new state standards, so the information for that discipline will be
the last to appear. I hope you are as
impressed as I am with the rigor of the curriculum as well as how it is
organized into motivating units of study.
If you find yourself with a few spare minutes it may be worthwhile to
check out other features of the web site…there is so much to see!
As for the enterovirus…below is information that has been provided to the schools by the state:
The virus had entered NJ, but there is no cause for alarm. Please
read the recommendations below:
To help protect yourself and others from enterovirus infections:
Wash your hands often with soap and water
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact (kissing, touching, sharing eating utensils and shaking hands) with people who are sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as door knobs and toys
Stay home when sick and call your healthcare provider
Use good respiratory hygiene; coughing and sneezing into a tissue or elbow and properly disposing of tissues.
There is no vaccine or specific antiviral medication for enterovirus infections. However, individuals should be aware of other illnesses that are preventable such as the flu. It's never too early to get a flu shot.
Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or by touching objects or surfaces that are contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes. Answers to frequently asked questions about enteroviruses and EV-D68 can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf
What are we doing at
Jefferson School to help curtail the spread of all illness? We are making ongoing efforts to maintain a
clean environment with special attention provided to spaces where we know there
has been illness. We provide the
children with opportunities to wash their hands often; in fact, every teacher
has non-alcohol based hand sanitizer available for children as they enter
instructional spaces within the school.
The one thing over which we do not have control – and the main cause of
the spread of illness – is when children come to school ill. No matter how much we clean and sanitize, we
are helpless against the organisms that are spread by individuals who are
ill. Obviously, I am an advocate for the
importance of regular school attendance, but the health and safety of the
general school population trumps any negative aspects of missing school. Thank you for your cooperation as we work
together to keep our children healthy.
The weather forecast suggests that we will have a beautiful weekend...I hope that it is an enjoyable one for all of you.
Think about it…
Someone once said, “I follow the rules and try to make my school a better place.” What does this mean to you? (The children will discuss this during class meetings this week)
Renaissance testing continues throughout this week
Board of Education meeting at Lincoln Roosevelt School at 7:30
Happy Birthday to Nolan McAdams
Shop Rite Young Consumers Program for Third Grade Classes… Lessons:
Note: This is the first of two lessons that will be presented to each class. Watch for future notice of the Family Information Evening.
Happy Birthday to Nolan Monaghan and Justin Smith
School Pictures Today!
Be sure to smile for the camera!
School Closed for Rosh Hashanah
Happy Birthday to Joseph Benanti, Riley Booth, and Devon Lemme
K: Nolan McAdams, Nolan Monaghan, Devon Lemme, each with a buddy
Gr. 2: Justin Smith and a buddy
Gr. 3: Joseph Benanti and a buddy
10:15 Pre-K, K, 1, 2
2:00 Grades 3 and 4 and pre-K
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Jefferson Elementary School is located in the Succasunna section of suburban Roxbury Township. Our motto, Learning: A Shared Responsibility, is more than just words; it describes who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We believe that Jefferson Elementary School is a model of the educational strength that results from a happy marriage among the home, the school, and the community. With shared goals and determination, we can do anything!
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Our Mission Statement just about says it all:
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Encourage critical thinking, scientific exploration, artistic/musical creativity, emotional and physical well being by realizing the
Fullest potential of each unique individual by
Facilitating a developmentally appropriate curriculum which establishes a sound
Educational foundation for
Responsible and respectful citizens, who are
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Nurturing environment that
Strives for excellence with accountability and
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Holds each individual as an
Ongoing contributor to society with
Our motto being:
LEARNING IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY!
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