1) Jefferson Wellness classes are participating in Live Healthy Iowa Kids again this year. The yellow calendar began February 22nd and will go through March 7th. Students are to be recording milk servings and activity minutes on these calendars. The pink calendars are due right now to Mrs. Lucas and Mr. Wischmeyer. Any questions, please ask the Wellness teachers.
2) March 7th is our next school dance. In the spirit of “March Madness” we will have a 3 on 3 basketball tournament if we have enough teams sign up. There will be a boys and girls bracket, and if enough teams sign-up we will have grade level tournaments. Entry fee per team is $1.00. Sign-up in Mr. Hatcher’s office, now until March 6th. Teacher 3 on 3 teams are welcomed and encouraged. There will also be, a DJ for dancing, face painting, pizza and other treats, karaoke, and possibly a Connect-4 tournament for prizes. Remember if you had 3 or more office referrals between December 6th (last dance) through March 7th you are not allowed to attend.
3) Birthdays Today - February 28th...Ryan Zierden. March 1st...Nicholas Wobbema. March 2nd...Isabella Kuennen, D.J. Wynn.
4) The Bookfair is coming back! Many new exciting titles, along with the Iowa Teen Award books. The fair will be the week of March 10th-13th and during Parent Teacher Conferences. The fair will be open during the school day on Monday, March 10th, 11th, and 12th in the Library. You can also stop by the library before or after your conferences to purchase books from the fair. Hope to see you there!
5) Sports Today - Boys Gold Basketball...Jefferson Gold vs. Washington Blue. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Washington; both games begin at 4 p.m.
6) Congratulations to our YCF students who participated at the Young Citizen's Forum Summit. Our national issue group received the Diplomacy Award for outstanding preparation and participation. Two students, Drew Kirton and Vera Weis, were named as Outstanding Delegates which are chosen by peers and facilitators.