Attendance is Important!

Research shows that elementary schoolers don't have to miss much school before their learning suffers. In the early grades, students are mastering reading, writing, and basic math skills; these are the skills most affected when children miss school. But there's more! Students learn more than academics at school. In every class, they practice an important life skill -…

4th Graders Visit Capitol

Whether you're a student, a teacher, or family, visiting the State Capitol is a great way to explore the roots of our state's government through stories and hands-on activities.

Jefferson Elementary Loves Public Schools!

Jefferson Elementary, where we support public education one student at a time. Education impacts every aspect of life; when our students do well, the community benefits!

Dr Seuss Week

Bring a Friend to Breakfast

The students in grades K-4 will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 2nd. The students will be served green eggs and ham, donut holes and juice at school. The Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham and other Dr. Seuss stories will be shared in the classrooms during the day. Students may bring a friend or relative…

Kindergarten Registration

Jefferson Elementary will be registering students for next year's Kindergarten class! Please stop by the office at Jefferson Elementary and pick up a registration packet today!


Science Day

The Jefferson PTO will be sponsoring Science Day again at Jefferson this year!  Thursday, December 21, 2017 the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences from Sioux Falls will be coming to Jefferson and leading the students in a fun filled day of learning activities!  This is always a fun day and we are thankful to the PTO for allowing us this opportunity.

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No School Days in December

Norfolk Public Schools will not be in session Friday, December 22, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018.  We hope all our families will be able to enjoy this extra time together.  School will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. 


Y Kids Club at Jefferson


The Norfolk Family YMCA provides this before and after school care program for grades K-4th at Bel Air, Jefferson, Montessori at Lincoln, Westside, and Woodland Park. Care is held at the schools, Monday - Friday, 6 am - 6 pm, and at the YMCA on School Out Days, snow days, holiday breaks, and summer.

Submit enrollment paperwork and a $25 enrollment fee to begin the program;…

Homework Alternatives

We have been asked by several parents what can be done at home to reinforce what is taking place at school.  A handout has been created to give families some suggestions (please see the link below).  We are grateful that so many parents want to continue the learning process outside of the regular school day.  We value your partnership!  

Please click on this link to access the Read more | Comments (0) | Oct 25, 2017

From the Music Room

I am excited to be back for my second year at Jefferson Elementary teaching music!  Students are just beginning to prepare songs for the upcoming winter concert.  The winter concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Johnny Carson Theater located at Norfolk High School.  The concert will start at 6:30 p.m. and students are requested to be there by 6:20 p.m.  Looking…