Jefferson Intermediate Bulletin for Thursday, April 26, 2018
Fairbury Library Summer Reading Program The Summer Reading Program will run April 2-June 29th. The Extension Office will provide STEM programming on two Fridays in June. Nebraska Humanities will provide an evening program on music and teach children to play the harmonica. We are purchasing 40 harmonicas. We also are working with the Bonham to provide a movie experience to the program participants.
6th Grade's SOARing to Buckley Adventure On Tuesday, May 8th, Craig Bontrager, Director of the Burkley Fitness Center at JCH&L, will be coming to our classrooms to share his hobby of Adventure Racing with the students. Students will learn about reading maps and the importance of teamwork. In support of our goal to create a memorable experience for 6th graders, Mr. Bontrager has planned an Adventure Race for our students to participate in that afternoon. Students will board the bus to travel to a predetermined location - Buckley Creek Recreation Area. We will eat lunch at the site of the Adventure Race. A complimentary sack lunch, including a drink, will be provided for all students by the school. Students should not bring their own lunch. Students will need to bring the following items to make this a fun and memorable day: Students must wear OLD clothing and OLD tennis shoes. They MUST wear jeans or long pants. Students will be getting dirty, and it is possible that the clothing could become ruined or stained. Hats are permitted, but not required. A bottle of water that holds at least 12-16 ounces. Sunscreen is advisable. We will be returning from our adventure before the end of the school day. We are also in need of several parents to help with this activity. If you are interested in helping, please return the bottom portion of this note to your child’s teacher at your earliest convenience. Parents will not be able to ride the bus, but will instead follow the bus to the Adventure Race location. Be prepared for this adventure. The possibility of getting yourself dirty looms ahead!!!
Note from Mr. Christiansen Dear Jefferson Intermediate Families - It is truly with mixed emotions that I write and share this message. I have accepted an opportunity to serve as superintendent for Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Public School located in northeast Nebraska. This decision has been bittersweet, as I am sincerely saddened to be leaving, but yet excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Serving as principal at Jefferson Intermediate and Central Elementary schools has been a great honor and a defining part of my life. When my family and I were welcomed into this community and school system in 2001, I soon realized that we all share many of the same ideas and dreams for our students, school and community. I am happy to say, 17 years later, we have achieved and have seen many of those dreams come true. It has been a pleasure partnering with families throughout the Fairbury community during my tenure at FPS. I appreciate the many, many memories we have made together over the years, and I will always feel part of the #jeffpride family. I am confident that Mr. Grizzle and the Board of Education are committed to finding an exceptional leader to become the next principal of Jefferson Intermediate School. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! Best wishes, Jeremy Christiansen
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Girls Adventure Camp-Forms due 5/1/18 "The World Awaits" Travel the world and explore different countries and cultures. You may learn a new dance, song or even a greeting! Your passport will fill with stamps and your head with memories. The 2018 Girl's Adventure Camp is cleared for take-off on June 11-14 and takes place at Camp Jefferson, south of Fairbury. Forms can be downloaded from Fairbury.com or picked up at Petersen Plumbing at 1228 E St, Fairbury. Don't miss out on this great summer experience for your girl. Forms are due May 1, 2018.
4th Quarter Family Night Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School FFA will be sponsoring a Petting Zoo at Orscheln’s Farm & Home Store Thursday, May 3rd – 5:00-7:00 pm (2004 K Street). See flyer coming home today with more information.
Missoula Children's Theatre-April 23rd-28th Dear Parents and Guardians, The audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of TREASURE ISLAND will be held on Monday, APRIL 23rd in the ‘47 gym at the Superintendent's building. There are possible roles for Central and Jefferson students K-6th grade. Approximately 40-50 roles are available for TREASURE ISLAND. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time (4:00 pm) and stay for the entire two-hour session (6:15 pm end time). The first rehearsal with a small group of actors begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition, ending around 8:15 pm. This is a group audition–no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time! Parents are not required to stay with their child during the audition process. Rehearsals will be conducted every day, Tuesday, April 24 - Friday, April 27 from 3:45 -8:00 pm (in two separate sessions) at the BURKLEY FINE ARTS CENTER. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition on Monday, April 23rd. Cast members scheduled for the full 4 1/4 hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack dinner. Two performances will be held on Saturday, APRIL 28th at 2:00 pm and 5:00pm and will be presented at the BURKLEY FINE ARTS CENTER. All STUDENTS cast MUST be available for ALL scheduled performances AND REHEARSALS. The Missoula Children's Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. Auditioning and participation is free. The residency in Fairbury is made possible by the Fairbury PTA and Fairbury Public Schools. For any questions please contact Cassie Bonar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairbury Flag Football Infomation There is a note coming home today about the upcoming Youth Football Camp and Flag Football League. Sign up day is May 7th at 6:30 p.m at the High School commons area.
Jefferson Kiwanis Track Meet On Wednesday, May 2nd all Jefferson Students will be participating in the Kiwanis Track Meet. 5th & 6th grade will begin at 8:30. 3rd & 4th grade will begin at 12:30.
Dance for 6th Graders FCCLA is organizing an end of the year dance inviting 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, giving those Jefferson kids a sneak peak at how much fun Junior High is, and giving 8th graders their last dance as a Junior High student. Friday, April 27th 8:00-10:00 pm in the High School Commons. Admission is $5.
3rd Grade Field Trip The 3rd grades at Jefferson will be going on a field trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on Friday May 11th. We plan to leave at 8:15a.m., and will return to school as close to 5:30p.m. as possible. The children will need to bring a sack lunch from home. We will be eating our sack lunches inside the zoo and will not return to the bus until it is time to leave, so if they bring their lunch in a small lunch bag/cooler they will want to put it in a throw away sack before entering the zoo. That way they won’t have to carry the lunch bag/cooler around for the rest of the day. Also, the children may bring a snack and drink from home for the bus ride back. (All drinks will need to be in a plastic container with a lid.) Since the children are being allowed to bring snacks and drinks from home, we are asking that no money be sent with your child to make purchases of any kind at the zoo. If you are a parent volunteer, we ask that you also not make purchases for your child at the zoo. The children will also be allowed to bring a backpack containing small toys, games or books, etc. to keep them busy on the bus ride. Electrical games must be able to have the sound turned off. Also, please note that DS game systems, ipods/CD players and cell phones are not allowed. The backpacks will be left on the bus during the field trip and the children will be responsible for keeping track of their own items. The school district is not responsible for personal items that may be lost or damaged. Please have your child wear a red shirt that day if possible. Since there will be many different school groups from other towns also touring the zoo that day, having our students all wear the same color will be helpful in keeping track of our groups.
Kids for Change-Free Movie American Lutheran Church Kids for Change Presents the 2007 movie: Bonham Theatre Fairbury, NE Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:00 PM Admission free to the public with one can of food or non-perishable item to be donated to the Blue Valley Community Action Food Pantry