Principal's Corner

Parents/Guardians of Jefferson Elementary School:

Spring is in the air at Jefferson and we’ve held many excellent events over the past month. We celebrated National Read Across America Day by hosting volunteer readers who shared their favorite books with students.
Beginning April 27th all 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the PARCC assessment. The students and their teachers have been diligently and strategically preparing for this assessment all year.

Student attendance is a priority at our school. It is critical that students attend school every day and arrive on time. March was Perfect Attendance month and we had 240 students achieve that honor. On Friday April 7th they will be invited to an exclusive pancake/waffle breakfast. If students are absent/tardy more than two times a month you will receive a letter from the school. If the absences/tardiness continue you may receive an official summons for court.


Please notify the school immediately if there any changes to your phone number, address or a student’s medical records. Please review and update all emergency contacts listed for students. No student will be released to anyone who doesn’t provide the proper identification and is not listed on the emergency forms. Students are dismissed at 2:35 and should be picked up promptly.

Student uniforms are mandatory and should be daily.

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen by their teachers as Student of the Month for April. Continue the excellent work!

Room 205: Hailey Castro Room 222: Maria Castro Room 225: Rudilcia Torres
Room 206: Anthony Juarez Room 208: Kamila Ramos Room 305: Nahmira Washington
Room 323: Omar Castillo Room 306: Allen Antonio Room 211: Mauricio Lopez
Room 308: Heydan Fuentes Room 307: Jasmine Perello Room 324: Sheily Deleon
Room 425: Fernando Guitierrez Room 404: Krystal Diaz Room 403: Kristopher Veliz
Room 406: Jeshua Harris Room 405: Christopher Guardado Room 426: David Sevilla

Room 411: Elver Hernandez

Upcoming Important April Events:

  • April 5th-Jefferson Science Fair, Kindergarten Egg Hunt
  • April 6th-Spring Pictures K-5, 5th grade trip to Rutgers University
  • April 7th-March Perfect Attendance Breakfast
  • April 10th-Aptil 14th-Spring Break-Schools Closed
  • April 17th-No School-Professional Development for Teachers
  • April 19th-PTO Meeting at 5:30, FFC trip to Liberty Science Center
  • April 20th- Report Cards Distributed, Family Math Night at 5:30
  • April 21st- Jefferson Battle of the Books
  • April 25th-3rd-5th grade Honor Roll Assembly
  • April 26th-K-2nd grade Honor Roll Assembly
  • April 27th-May 5th-PARCC testing for grades 3-5

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the school.

Educationally yours,
Telaya L. Parham Principal-Jefferson School