| On behalf of the Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, and students of the Massena Central School District, we wish all of our community and our school family a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Enjoy the holiday with friends and family, and know that the precious moments spent together now are the stuff of future beautiful memories. With all of our best wishes for a full and bright year ahead! |
William H. Flynn
Interim Superintendent of Schools
A Day Made Better
Through the "A Day Made Better" program, associates from the Massena OfficeMax recently donated school supplies and other essential items for teachers and students to use at Jefferson Elementary. A Day Made Better rewards and recognizes exceptional primary school teachers across the country.
Office Max associates pictured with Jefferson Elementary Principal Duane Richards and displaying the specially printed mouse pads are James Hellyer, Heather Kennedy, Martha Hebert, Tiffanie Jacob, and Store Manager Mary Jane Martin.
First Quarter Super Kids
Jefferson Elementary is proud to present their First Quarter Super Kids.
“Super Kid” awards are made for superior effort, outstanding citizenship, excellent academic work or substantial improvement in any of these areas.
Grade 4 Super Kids
Alorha Shantie, Chase Becht, Mason Pearson, Piper Auger, Aiden Fregoe
Chyler Richards, Isabella Durant, Logan Eggleston, Alayna Abelard, Brahm de Coning, Zachary Wells, Mickenzee Herne
Grade 5 Super Kids
Justin Donaldson, Felicity Engstrom, Auna Marie Shadle, Anna Farbotnik, Amos O'hara
Tad Eddy, Dominic Monacelli, Ella Oakes, Natalie Currier, Rocco Ferriero, Keenan Easter, Augustus Gordon
Grade 5 Super Kid
Grade 6 Super Kids
Jessica Montgomery, Elizabeth Brabant, Garret Vaquez, Michael Benedict III, Margaret White
Connor Wells, Russell King, Aidan Shantie, Shakoronhioke: wen Jacobs, Riley Hillenbrand, Michael Bolia, Madison Ward, Mya Laba, Kaicey Eggleston, Madison Wargo
Grade 1 Super Kids
Violet Hebert, Shea Marashian, Julianna Hubbard
Evan Bluemer, Desiree LaBaff, Isabelle Rochefort, Alexus Jandrew, Mackenzie Becht
Sophia Nason, Kane Riley, Hannah Worthley, Rohg Bentley, Lily Coffin, Hunter Newcombe, Zamari German
Grade 2 Super Kids
Piper Lanning, Ayden Conley, Campbell Hewlett, Haileigh St. Louis, Faith Lashomb, Mercedes Barse
Madyson Hendricks, Aidan LaRose, Kadence Chicoine, Gracie Granger, Talan Thomas
Julian Araujo, Haley Caskinette, Christina Radel, Lexis Wright, Caleb LaPage, Sydney Rochefort
Grade 3 Super Kids
Christine Grant, Alivia Morris, Briallen Harper-Moulton, Luc Eddy, Jenna White
Harper Oakes, Benjamin Bush, Bryleigh Sullivan, Jaecob Gebo, Cecilie Smith, Maia Dailey
St. Lawrence County Traffic Safety Newsletter
Jefferson Elementary Kindergarten Trip to Home Depot
Jefferson Elementary Kindergarten students recently enjoyed a walking field trip to Home Depot. With the assistance of their new friend, Ray, each student was able to assemble their own race car.
Jefferson Garden Club
Jefferson’s first annual garden was a successful! The garden was well cared for over the summer by the fourth grade teachers, which led to a bountiful produce in September. The timing could not have been more perfect. The fifth grade students (which were the garden club members in fourth grade) had the opportunity to harvest tomatoes and green peppers.
In collaboration with the fifth grade teachers and the incorporation of math and science, the garden club members used the produce to make homemade salsa. The students enjoyed the fruits of their labor and learned that fresh is always best! The harvest was also shared with fourth grade families at curriculum night.
The garden was not only an enjoyable experience for the garden club members, but an educational one as well.
"Books on Wheels" Sells 12,000th Book at Jefferson Elementary School
Devin Laba, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Tyo's class, recently purchased the 12,000th book from the "Books on Wheels" program at Jefferson Elementary School in Massena, NY. "Books on Wheels" was started in the fall of 2010 by Jefferson's Literacy Specialist, Faith Bish, with the goal of putting high quality children's literature into students' hands for a nominal fee. Students may purchase books from the "Books on Wheels" carts for 25¢ a piece, trade in old books from home for "new" ones from the cart, or use coupons from their teachers which entitle them to a free book from the carts.
The "Books on Wheels" program is always accepting donations of new and gently used children's books including: board books, children's picture books, children's and young adult nonfiction, chapter books, activity books, and like new children's magazines. If you would like more information regarding the "Books on Wheels" program at Jefferson Elementary School, please contact Faith Bish at (315)764-3730 [ext. 3338].
Common Core Comes to Life at Jefferson Elementary!!
Throughout history - War of 1812, Civil War, and Westward Expansion - horses have been used as transportation and a way to make jobs easier for people. After culminating our year with a story about cowboys, second grade students were able to see horses, cowboy tools, and then pet and give treats to the horses. Students at PK, K, and 1 were also able to enrich their Colonial Times and Frontier topics. Pictured are Jefferson Second Grade Teacher, Mrs. Dee Cook and Sally Manor with their horses Ruby and Buckwheat.