Daily Bulletin

Jefferson Intermediate Bulletin for Monday, April 22, 2019

Jefferson Office Contact If you need to contact the Jefferson Office, the number is 402-729-5041. Fax-402-729-6392 Attention Andrea. Email: jeffoffice@fairburyjeffs.org

Fairbury Public Library Summer Reading Program Sign up April 15th May 10th. Grades 1 -10. The Summer Reading Program is free for those with a library card. Because an accurate number attending is needed for supplies, and T-Shirts, only those who read and sign up to attend may attend the programs. May 24th 8-9 and 9-10 UNL Extension Office Program. Sign up for one of the two times. June 7th 8-9 and 9-10 UNL Extension Office Program. Sign up for one of the two times. June 14th Mr. Lego Curtis Mork will be at the library. Sign up to attend this event. June 21st Space Crafts at the library 8-10 Sign up to attend this event. Grades 1-3 will read 15 picture books. Grades 4 through 10 will read 2 chapter books. Turn in your reading list by June 14th to be entered into the drawing for prizes. Awards for reading will be handed out June 21st between 8-10 a.m. Email Linda M. Dux, Children’s Librarian at frbyCHILDlib@yahoo.com for more information

Friday Dismissal Changes Due to the number of snow days, our district will need to make up some additional time. This will easily be done by changing our dismissal time on Fridays from 1:50 to 3:25. This change will start on March 15th and continue through the end of the school year. April 11th will still be a 1:50 dismissal for Jefferson students. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Jefferson Office 402-729-5041.

6th Grade DARE Graduation Please join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 1:45 at the BFAC for the 6th Grade DARE Graduation.

PTA Flower Pot Fundraiser Fairbury PTA, 2019 Spring Flower Pot Fundraiser - 10" Assorted Flower Pots - $16.00 Each. Just in time for Mother’s Day! Order forms were sent home previously with your child. Please have orders and money turned in by Friday, April 5th. Parents will be responsible for picking up the planters at the Fairbury 4th Street Greenhouse (308 W 4th Street) on Thursday, May 9th from 3:30-5:30 pm. The class with the highest participation will earn an extra recess! All proceeds will go towards various projects sponsored by the Fairbury PTA throughout the year. Any questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact Christy Lucking (402) 300-0026.

Easter Break 4/19-4/22 There will be NO SCHOOL Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22 for Easter Break.

Girls Adventure Camp Registration forms are due May 1 for this year's Girls Adventure Camp. They can be downloaded from Fairbury.com under Youth Programs or picked up at Petersen Plumbing, 1228 E St. The camp is open to all girls going into Kindergarten, through graduating seniors. The camp is June 10-13 at Camp Jefferson south of Fairbury, registration fees apply.

Swim Team Summer is quickly approaching and practice for the Fairbury Wavebreakers swim team will be starting in May. Swim team registration forms will be sent home with your child soon. If you are interested in signing up your child or children the form and fee are due by April 30, 2019. There will also be a parent meeting May 8, 2019, at 5:30 pm in the hospital conference room

Parents Encouraging Parents Conference Rescheduled Parents of students with disabilities, The Parents Encouraging Parents conference has been rescheduled. Please see the attached flyer. Click here to access

NEW SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS What do you think our students should know about social studies? The Nebraska Department of Education has released a draft of the Nebraska Social Studies Standards and would love to hear from you! The standards provide the framework for what students are expected to know about social studies, and your feedback will help make improvements to the standards before they are adopted. The survey should take less than ten minutes to complete for each grade level selected. To complete the survey, use this link: Social Studies Standards Survey.

4th Grade Kindness Retreat-Help needed On Tuesday, April 30th PTA has sponsored a Kindness Retreat for all 4th-grade students. This retreat will focus on how kindness makes a positive difference in our school and how unkind, bullying behaviors hurt others. Mrs. Lucking is in search of small group leaders that will help establish the tone and energy of the retreat and have a major influence on the success of the retreat. Here are some of the leader expectations: Time: 8:15 am - 2:00 pm at the '47 building. Lead small groups: This the biggest responsibility of the day. Leaders will need to be able to communicate well, keep conversations going and help students listen and share respectfully. Help control the crowd - During the large-group activities and talks, leaders need to spread out and sit with students. Bring their own lunch Participate, have fun and encourage students to do the same. Comfortable clothing is recommended. If this is something you would be interested in helping with, please contact Christy Lucking (clucking@fairburyjeffs.org) or leave a message with Mrs. Hynek at 402-729-5041. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Lucking at the email address above.

End of Year Picnic Lunch Infomation Does your child have a sack lunch ready? Don’t want to worry about packing a sack lunch, let the school cafeteria take care of it for you. We are offering to make your child’s sack lunch for the class picnic on May 16th (Kindergarten May 15th). Your child’s lunch account will be charged according to your meal status. (full pay $2.75, reduced $0.40, free) If you choose to bring your own sack lunch from own that is fine. Attached is the sheet you need to return with your child to the Jefferson Office by May 9th. Click here to access picnic lunch form

Elementary Track Meet The Elementary Track Meet will take place on Wednesday, May 1st. 5th and 6th grades will start at 8:30. 3rd and 4th grades will begin at 12:30.

End of the Year Media Center Dates Last Student Checkout Date is Friday, May 3rd. ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE Friday, May 10th. Overdue notices will be delivered soon after. (NO CHECKOUT) May 6th - 17th. Last Day for Library Classes is May 15th.

Students leaving early/arriving late If your child is leaving early or arriving late please call or email Andrea in the office. Contact her at 402-729-5041 or ahynek@fairburyjeffs.org. This is helpful for getting homework arranged and also accurate lunch and attendance counts. Thanks for your help.

Attendance Did you know that student absences have a negative impact on student learning? Research has shown that student absences, at all grade levels, results in lower levels of learning, poor grades and a lower chance of the student graduating high school. We want ALL of our students at Jefferson Intermediate to be at school everyday! To raise awareness of the importance of ALL students being in school, our school counselor and school psychologist, Mrs. Lucking and Dr. Timmons, are recognizing students with perfect attendance and classrooms with the best overall attendance each month starting in September. Please encourage your students to get great rest so they are at school on-time, everyday!

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