School Picture Day

Pegasus will be at Jefferson on Thursday, August 30th to photograph our students.  Picture taking will begin right away in the morning, so please send your child ready with their best smiles!  Picture proofs will be sent home with your child a couple short weeks after for you to purchase from.

Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for Friday, September 28th for any student that was absent on…

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…

PTO Family Night at Poppy's Pumpkin Patch

Jefferson's PTO will be hosting a Family Night at Poppy's Pumpkin Patch on Thursday, October 12th from 5 to 7 pm.  The cost to attend is $4.00 per person.  There will not be food available for purchase in the cafe, but families are welcome to bring in food.  This is always a fun time and we look forward to seeing you then!

Directions:  South of Norfolk on HWY 81 to 837th Road.  Go west for…

Fall Carnival

Come one, come all, for a night filled with fun, food and friends!

When:  September 8th, 2017 from 6-7:30…

New Procedures for Negative Lunch Balances

Norfolk Public Schools will follow the procedures listed when a student's breakfast and lunch account falls below $0 and becomes a negative balance.  These procedures fall within the specifics of District Policy 3571.  

*An automated phone call and e-mail will be sent to the student's contact information informing the guardian(s) that their student's account is now in the negative.


Pre-packaged Classroom Snacks

Dear NPS Families,

This letter is to inform you about a new guideline that will be implemented in all NPS elementary buildings at the start of the 2017 school year.

The safety of our children is of utmost importance. We have many students with a wide range of severe, life threatening allergies to various food products.…