Daily Bulletin

Jefferson Intermediate Bulletin for Monday, February 27, 2017

D.A.R.E Classes 6th graders will be participating in weekly presentations from instructor Wayne Trantham (retired police officer) to complete and graduate from the D.A.R.E program. This program will run through the end of April. Graduation will be April, 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Burkley Fine Arts Center at the Jr. Sr. High School.

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3rd quarter parent/teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 9th from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. School will be in session for all students on Tuesday, March 7th, however, there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, March 9th and NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 10th for Spring Break. -Each conference with teachers will typically be limited to 20 minutes in order for all parents to have an opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher. If additional time is necessary, teachers will be willing to schedule another time to meet with parents. -In the event that a waiting line has formed outside of a teacher’s classroom, please take this opportunity to visit another of your child’s teachers and to visit the Usborne Books display.

EXCESSIVE ABSENTEEISM The following excerpt is reprinted from the Jefferson Intermediate Family Handbook. Please read and review this information carefully. Regular attendance by the students at school is essential for students to obtain the maximum opportunities from the education program. Parents and students alike are encouraged to ensure an absence from school is a necessary absence. Students shall attend school unless excused by the principal of their attendance center. Excessive absenteeism is the failure to attend school for the hourly equivalent of five or more days per semester as specified by district policy. The building principal will serve as the attendance officer. The attendance officer will investigate the report of any child who may be in violation of the state’s compulsory attendance statutes. When a student accumulates five (5) or more absences or the hourly equivalent in any semester, the attendance officer will send the family a notice detailing their attendance history and the reason for our concern and possible consequences. When a student accumulates fifteen (15) absences or the hourly equivalent, the attendance office will meet with the parent/guardian, as well as any additional third party deemed appropriate and necessary, to discuss and develop a collaborative plan to address barriers to the student’s attendance. When a student is absent 20 days or more per school year, or the hourly equivalent, and any portion of the absences are unexcused, the attendance officer will file a report with the county attorney of the county in which the student resides. Students are subject to disciplinary action for excessive absenteeism. Retention will be considered for students with excessive absenteeism. It shall be within the discretion of the principal to determine, in light of the circumstances, whether a student may make up work missed because of excessive absenteeism. Disciplinary action for students receiving special education services will be assigned in accordance with the goals and objectives of the student’s Individual Education Program. The superintendent shall report on a monthly basis to the Commissioner of Education as directed by the commissioner regarding the number of and reason for any long-term suspension, expulsion, or excessive absenteeism of a student; referral of a student to the office of the county attorney for excessive absenteeism; or contacting of law enforcement officials other than school resource officers by the district relative to a student enrolled in the district. The superintendent shall report annually to the Commissioner the required data for the number of students who have dropped out of school.

Give the Gift of Reading Elementary Family Night Please join us for our annual Give the Gift of Reading Family Night for Central and Jefferson Families. Thursday, March 2nd from 5-7 at the Fairbury Jr. Sr. High School. The Kiwanis will once again be having their pancake feed. For just $5 per person. This fee will provide books for children in our schools. There will be lots of fun activities including a photo booth, crafts, games and prizes!!

PTA Fun Night 2017 Step right up! Don't be shy! Friday, April 7th from 6-9 The Fairbury PTA will be hosting their annual Fun Night at the '47 gym. The fun will consist of carnival games, prizes, raffles, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and balloon animals. Save money and buy your tickets now!! Ticket price now through April 6th: 5/$1. Ticket Price at the door: 4/$1. Presale starts now!!! Please send an envelope to the school office marked "Fun Night Tickets" & your child's name.

Planning for the 2016-17 School Year It’s hard to imagine… It’s time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents/Guardians who prefer to provide input regarding their child’s class placement for next year should send written comments to either elementary principal’s office by Friday, April 28th. Please note, although family input will be considered, specific preferences may not be guaranteed.

Quiz Bowl Competition at Thayer Cental Congratulations to the Jefferson Quiz Bowl teams who competed February 20th after school at the ESU 5 competition hosted by Thayer Central Community Schools. A total of twelve teams participated in the competition. Jefferson’s “SOARing Jeffs” fielded two teams, both of whom did an outstanding job representing our school and community! We are truly proud! The highlight of the event was that Fairbury Team B brought the ESU 5 Quiz Bowl Championship home to Jefferson Intermediate School! Competition team members included: Fairbury Team A Members: Jakolbe Atkins, Beckett Chappell, Ellie Livingston, Jackson Martin, Blake Starr Fairbury Team B Members: Alexz Hunt, Auggie Judd, Tony Marschman, Brendon Runge, Brook Tatro

NE Statehood Day Jefferson staff has been busy planning for a fun day for students at Jefferson School on March 1st to celebrate Nebraska's 150th Birthday! 4th Grade Nebraska Trivia (with Parent/Guest) - 11:00 am NE-Themed Lunch Menu: Jeff Rolls (Runzas), Corn, Salad with Dorothy Lynch Dressing, BigRed Juice (Kool-Aid), and Ice Cream Sandwiches (Eskimo Pie) NE Birthday Party Surprise! #Happy150NE Sing Across Nebraska of “Happy Birthday” NE Birthday Cake - One sheet cake per grade level (Donated by the Fairbury Walmart and First Lady of Nebraska)

"Cat in the Hat Day" We encourage students to wear hats to school for "Cat in the Hat Day" Thursday, March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!!

Fairbury Community FOOD MARKET Open to all families with students enrolled in Fairbury Public Schools Location: Region V Service, 201 F Street in Fairbury Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Dates: September 25,October 23, November 20, December 1 January 22,February 19, March 26, April 23, May 21

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