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September / October 2019

Jefferson Elementary School Newsletter       September/October 2019

Welcome to a new school year!  We are all going to have a great time learning together!

1831 Mt. Zion Ave, Janesville, WI 53545
Attendance: 743-6630
Telephone:   743-6600

 

Upcoming Events:

Week of September 16th through the 20th: Jefferson Elementary Mt. Z Spirit Week

  • September 20th—PTA Sponsored Bubble  Run
  • October 3rd—Picture Day!
  • October 15th— Parenting Workshop
  • October 23rd and 24th —Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 24th and 25th—no school for students

 

Jefferson's Webpage:

https://jefferson.janesville.k12.wi.us/             

Don’t forget to follow Jefferson Elementary on Facebook!        

 

Principal’s Corner

Principal Krueger

The ABCs of school success

                School success begins at home! While your child is learning her ABCs, 123s, and much more, she can get the year off to a great start with these other ABCs.  Attend every day : More time in class = more learning. Help your youngster attend school regularly by scheduling doctor appointments and family vacations outside of school hours. Also, she can cut down on sick days by eating her fruits and vegetables, washing her hands often, and getting plenty of physical activity. B e organized : Forgotten homework? A backpack that doubles as a black hole? Good organizational skills prevent those problems. Together, brainstorm ways for your child to get—and stay—organized. For instance, she could choose a special folder for bringing home and returning homework and use a zipper bag to store pencils and other supplies. Check in daily : Designate a time each day to sit down with your youngster, talk about what she did in school, and review papers she brought home. You might read a story she wrote or look over her math test, for example. This simple routine shows her that you care about what she’s learning. Plus, you’ll notice where she’s doing well or if she’s struggling with anything so you can follow up with her teacher.

Mistakes make your brain grow      

Did you know that mistakes actually help kids learn more? Use these ideas to encourage your child to make the most of her mistakes:

  • Give your child room to “mess up.” You might suspect that masking tape isn’t strong enough to hold her project together. But she’ll gain more from the experience if she tries, fails, and comes up with a new solution all by herself.
  • Help your child put mistakes in perspective. Perhaps she forgot to include an important point during her class presentation. Ask her what part went well—maybe her graphics were cool and her classmates seemed interested in her topic.

Classroom Notes

 

Second grade rockstars are off to a smooth start this year. We are looking forward to a great year of learning. We will be sending spelling words home for you to study each week. Please keep an eye out for that each Monday. We are beginning the year by learning about monarch butterflies and hearing from a community member on how they tag these beautiful creatures. Math fact practice will be important again this year. Looking forward to meeting with you in October, to talk about how to work together to make this a successful year for your child.

Parenting Workshop:

Childhood Emotional Neglect: What it is, how to spot it, what to do if you or your children are suffering from it’s effects.

Presented by Kathleen Harwood of In the Moment Child and Family Therapy, LLC Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, LMFT-IT, CPC, NCC

Date and Location: October 15th

Jefferson Auditorium

5-7 pm (please arrive 5-10 min. early to get settled so we may begin promptly at 5)  Supervision will be provided for children if you wish to bring them.  Snacks will be provided.  Please register by filling out and returning the attached form to your child’s teacher or by email to rachel.schmitt@janesville.k12.wi.us

Jefferson Elementary Favorite Family Recipes!

In an effort to share some of what makes our students and their families so wonderfully unique and diverse, we would like to create a cookbook of some of our favorite recipes!  Would you please share a family recipe that is perhaps a family favorite, maybe even one passed down through generations?  We are especially interested in a recipe that highlights your child’s family heritage and/or traditions.

 Please fill out the recipe card on the back of this page and ask your child to turn in in to their teacher.  Please turn this in by November 25th.  Look for the cookbook by the end of the school year!

Thank you so much!

Jefferson Elementary Family Resource Center

Raising a Thinking Child Online Class for October 1- November 5 2019

* this is an opportunity, it is not mandatory*

 Want extra tools in your toolkit to help you with parenting. Then this class is for you. This class will help you teach your child HOW to think, not what to think. Any and all parents with children between the ages of 4-7 or who care for/teach young children are recommended.
Hello and welcome to a great class! Here are the details about the class.
• Class starts Tuesday, October 1 and ends , November 5th (6 classes)
• 8:00 - 9:15 pm each Tuesday
• Classes will be held via Zoom Video Conferencing. You will need an internet connection with either broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE), speakers and a microphone either built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth, and a webcam or HD webcam either built-in or USB plug-in, or a Smartphone with Zoom Video Conferencing Application: We will email instructions for testing your equipment one week before class begins.
Registration is open until September 20th 2019. As a registered participant we expect you to attend all 6 sessions & complete assigned activities with your children between classes. Contact instructor Missy Bablick with any questions at: Missy.Bablick@wisc.edu or 715 537-6254

Cost is $53 + shipping for materials Any additional questions contact : Rachel Schmitt   608-743-6600

Rachel.schmitt@janesville.k12.wi.us

 

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Papa Murphy’s Night 4-8pm

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 8am-7pm

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School District of Janesville
 CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

 The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

 "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead srecords, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

 "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's creeninparents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

 "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

"Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintenda pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

 The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will ent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not g comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

 The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without ub. (2m), Wisconsin St consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.atutes. One

Child Find Notice

“The school district must locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.” The school district has a special education program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district and who have not graduated from high school. Upon request the school district will screen any resident child who has not graduated high school to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate. A request may be made by contacting Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services for the School District of Janesville at 743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.

Annually the district conducts developmental screening of preschool children. Each child’s motor, communication and social skills are observed at various play areas. Each child is weighed and measured, and the child’s hearing and vision is checked. The information is used to provide the parent with a profile of their child’s current development and to provide suggestions for follow up activities. Parents learn about community services available to them and speak with representatives of agencies serving families. The information from screening is also used to determine whether a child should be evaluated for a suspected disability. When school staff reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability, they refer the child for evaluation by a school district Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Developmental screening will be a part of the kindergarten screening this Spring. Watch for dates at your local school.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to report the child to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parents that the referral will be made. The referral must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. Others who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child to the school district in which the child resides. A referral of a child residing in the School District of Janesville may be sent to Kimberli Peerenboom at the school district address above.”

 

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