Good evening, Jefferson families, this is your Proud Principal, Sue Villarrubia. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We have a fun week planned for our JES community! It is READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK and what is something we love to do at Jefferson, it is READING!!

Before I tell you about our fun week, please listen carefully to the following announcements -

STUDENT DEVICES - Please make sure your child is only using their school device for schoolwork. They should not be taking pictures or videos with their device, unless directed by their teacher. Students should NEVER take devices out on the bus. (You can check their device search history, photo album, etc to ensure they are using it correctly.)

Absences - Please email 423-attendance@gcsnc.com if you are child is absent. Include the child's name, reason for absence and date of absence. Please also copy their teacher and if you have any trouble, you can also copy our data manager, Ms. Graver, at gravera@gcsnc.com as well.

GMAIL and GCS Issues - GCS technology shared that we were experiencing issues with outside Gmail accounts getting blocked through the GCS server. Technology has identified the issue and a fix has been applied so this issue should now be resolved. If you have emailed your child's teacher or another school staff member and did not get a response, please try again. Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused.

This week -

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK: Theme “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers”

Monday -
“Fox in Socks” - Wear wacky socks.
Lunch and Learn with Sam Zawistowski (link below)

Tuesday -
“The Cat in the Hat” - Wear crazy hats.
Interim Reports go home

Wednesday -
“Wacky Wednesday” - Get wacky! Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.
Lunch from Around the World - for staff (Thank you to our Middle Eastern Families!)

Thursday -
“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” - Wear a blue, red, or your favorite Dr. Seuss shirt.
Community Reading Day

Friday -
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” - Wear a college shirt.
ACC Field Trip with Specialists - invitation only
Parents' Night Out - hosted by 1st grade team 5:45 - 8:45pm

Thank you for always supporting our JES Way with Purpose. Have a wonderful week. Take a moment to read with your child and always - Be Kind.