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Jefferson Elementary School 
84 Nightengale Avenue
Massena, NY 13662
Phone:  (315) 764-3730
Fax:  (315) 764-3739

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+ Denice Votra, Secretary
+ Duane Richards, Principal
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News and Notes: February 11, 2017

Jefferson Elementary

News & Notes

Happy 100 days!!

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Jefferson First Grade students, Gracie Berube and Talon Barney, are one of many students that celebrated being in school for 100 days. Only 80 more to go!

The Great Kindness Challenge Week

February 13-17, 2017

The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness nationwide

❤ In a world where stress, violence, and intense competition cause us to feel disconnected, acts of kindness can bring us together as we find fulfillment and joy in thinking about and doing something nice for others. All human beings need affection to thrive and even small acts of kindness can touch someone deeply and make their day. Please join in on "Random Act of Kindness Week", February 13-17th.

The week will be similar to Red Ribbon Week. It will be used to help children understand that even small acts of kindness toward another person can make a world of difference. The hope is also that they will begin to internalize the good feelings that they will get when they are kind to others. Attached you will find some ideas for the kids and staff to show kindness toward each other as well their families and members of the community. Please feel free to share any thoughts that you may have as well. Spread the word; this is one thing we really want to be contagious!

The following Great Kindness Week activities have been planned for the Massena Elementary Schools.

Monday, February 13th Kindness Matters Monday All Students, faculty and staff will be given a Pink or white heart to write a kind act or something nice to their peers. These hearts will be placed on our “kindness tree” to show our school is “blooming” with Kindness.

Tuesday, February 14th Think Pink Tuesday

Students, faculty and staff are to wear their “hearts” on their sleeve by wearing Pink or Red to school.

Wednesday, February 15th Bring “Peace” To Our School

Students, faculty and staff are to wear something tye-dye, colorful, or something with a Peace sign to school.

Thursday, February 16th “Tie” into Kindness Thursday

Students, faculty and staff are to wear a tie to school. A time to be creative if you do not have one at home

Friday, February 17th Pay it Forward Friday

Students, faculty and staff will be giving back to the community. Each grade level will be completing a project that will benefit many. (Nursing home residents, Active Military members, dogs, Veterans, Children, Patients at a hospital etc…)

It is our goal is to encourage our children to never stop doing small and simple acts of kindness. Random acts of kindness can be done, everyday, in our homes, neighborhoods, schools and communities. By doing this, it can help teach our kids that no act of kindness is too small. Everyone can be kind. Everyone can make a difference. Kindness Matters!!!!

Great Kindness Challenge Ideas for Grade Levels

These are some ideas but feel free to get as creative as you want!

· Draw a picture for a friend

· Make cards or poems for people in the nursing home

· Make bookmarks for a younger grade level

· Make cards for children in the hospital

· Make thank-you cards for community members (mayor, police, firefighters, etc…)

· Make thank-you cards for the military

· Make thank-you cards for the bus drivers, cafeteria staff, nurse, etc…

· Make dog biscuits for the Humane Society

· Have students read stories to or share a talent with younger children

· Have kids go through the books you’ve grown out of and donate them to Mrs. Bish

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Smile Rocks

Take those small, smooth pebbles used for decorating fish tanks and draw smiley faces on them. Then share them with your friends, leave them on a restaurant table, hide them in a vending machine change slot, or hand them out to the least recognized but equally as hard working people like our cafeteria staff, aides, bus drivers.

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Donate candy, sample lotions, shampoos, etc… to the nursing home-they love it!

SUNY Potsdam Student Teachers

Jefferson Elementary is fortunate to be continuing our partnership with SUNY Potsdam by hosting three aspiring teachers this semester. These student teachers are interning under Jefferson Elementary’s finest veterans from January 23-March 22.

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Dee Cook, Grade 2 Ryleigh Combs, SUNY Jenna Bazdaric, SUNY

Rachael Janos, SUNY Joan Bulger, Grade 2 Nicole Terminelli- Grade 6

St. Lawrence University Math and ELA Tutors

"The Reading & Math Tutor Program is designed to support local schools in raising the level of reading and math proficiency in students during a critical period of knowledge foundation building. The program not only provides a benefit to the community, it also provides a positive school experience for the tutor. For St. Lawrence students who aren’t ready to make a full-semester commitment or who want to discover whether teaching is for them, there is the Reading & Math Tutor Program. Students spend eight to 12 hours per week working with K-6 students and some special needs situations, helping them to develop basic skills."

For SLU students, the program provides them an opportunity to work with local elementary (and sometimes high school) students, and can be an introduction into a teacher-student relationship. Many of the tutors are Education minors, and use the tutoring time of the program to fulfill their fieldwork requirements for their Education classes.

Each Tuesday and Thursday from 12:45-3:15 Jefferson students are fortunate to have visitors from St. Lawrence University to assist with reading and math.

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Anna Reale (SLU) Alexander (Sasha) McEldowney(SLU)

Mrs. Hewlett’s Factor Ninjas

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The notorious “Factor Ninja” and his partner in crime, “Multiple Monster” are no challenge for Mrs. Hewlett’s fourth grade students. Factor Ninja karate chops big numbers to split them into their smaller factors. He remains thin and sleek as he cuts his food into little bits. The Multiple Monster remains plump as he continually consumes endless multiples of numbers.

Social Dance

On Friday, February 17, Jefferson Elementary will be hosting Native singers and dancers from the Akwesasne Ratirennenhawi traveling group.

Coordinated by Mrs. Michelle Lazare, Jefferson’s Native Liaison/Reading Specialist, students from grades 1-6 will be able to participate in social singing and dancing while learning about the Native American Culture. Fourth grade students from Madison and Nightengale will also be joining the Jefferson students to reinforce their New York State history with this presentation.

Mrs. Barney’s Grade 4 Native American Dioramas

Mrs. Barney’s 4th grade class spent several weeks learning about New York’s earliest people, along with the geography and resources of the land that made it beneficial for the Native Americans to establish here. As a culminating project, the students worked diligently with their families to create dioramas that illustrate the culture and living of the Native Americans.

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Pictured are Rylee Cole, Amelia Ransom, Zander Wilhelm, and Sydney Rochefort

Grade 2 Mathematicians

Students in Mrs. Cook’s second grade classroom are adding 2 three digit numbers using place value chips. They might need to regroup twice in these problems.

6th Grade Public Service Announcements

The Jefferson 6th grade students created PSAs on the importance of washing hands after analyzing an infographic from Scholastic Scope magazine. Students had the option of a morning announcement, a poster to put up in classrooms, or a video.

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Pictured is sixth grade student, Lia Lazare, reading her public service announcement to the Jefferson students, faculty, and staff during morning announcements.

Health Initiative

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities

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One of the new games purchased for students to use during their physical education class through the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative grant is called “Bounce Blaster.” Students are all actively engaged in bouncing red or blue balls off of a large ball located at the center of a circle. The object is to be the first team to bounce their ball off the center and immediately catch it without it hitting the floor. Once caught, the ball is placed into the team’s bucket and taken out of play. The first team to place all of their designated colored balls into the bucket wins the game.











Newest Tie Club Member

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Kindergarten student, Carson Boice, is the newest member of Mr. Richards’ Tie Club. Carson’s teacher, Miss Blanchard, nominated Carson because of his extremely hard work in completing his entire “Memory Word Book.” Keep up the great work Carson!!

Jefferson Calendar Events:

Friday, Feb. 17 Native American Social Singing and Dancing Presentation

Feb. 20-24 No School Mid-Winter Break

March 2-3 Internet Safety Presentations for grade 5 and 6 9:30AM

Mon. March 6 High School Select Music Tour Presentation 9:00AM

Wed. March 8 Jefferson Instrumental Recital 7:00PM

Fri. March 10 End of 2nd Trimester
Great Kindness Challenge
Time To Be Kind
The Great Kindness Challenge will be taking place at Jefferson this week.
This week is dedicated to creating a culture of kindness nationwide
Monday, February 13th Kindness Matters Monday
All Students, faculty and staff will be given a Pink or white heart to write a kind act or something nice to their peers. These hearts will be placed on our “kindness tree” to show our school is “blooming” with Kindness.
Tuesday, February 14th Think Pink Tuesday
Students, faculty and staff are to wear their “hearts” on their sleeve by wearing Pink or Red to school.

Wednesday, February 15th Bring “Peace” To Our School
Students, faculty and staff are to wear something tye-dye,
colorful, or something with a Peace sign to school.

Thursday, February 16th “Tie” into Kindness Thursday
Students, faculty and staff are to wear a tie to school. A time to be creative if you do not have one at homeJ


Friday, February 17th Pay it Forward Friday
Students, faculty and staff will be giving back to the community. Each grade level will be completing a project that will benefit many. (Nursing home residents, Active Military members, dogs, Veterans, Children, Patients at a hospital ect…)

FOJ Valentine Bingo Slide Show

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