NJES Newsletter

North Jefferson Elementary

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Principal's News

Hello NJES Families, 


I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your patience as we've begun our re-entry into the 2020-2021 school year. Whether you've chosen virtual or traditional school, I know that you've had to overcome great challenges and have experienced a transition unlike ever before.  Please know that we understand the obstacles that you are facing as parents and that have great respect for the efforts you are putting forth.  Although it may seem overwhelming at this time, we will get through it as a team. Please remember that we are here to support you.  Also know that now more than ever your voice is important.  We ask that you join us by taking part in our Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, on October 1st at 3:45.  We also ask that you consider serving on our Parent Advisory Council, PAC, that meets on October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Please see our school website or contact our parent engagement coordinator, Amy Dinges at amy.dinges@wvesc.org, for more information on how to take part in these vital school organizations as we work to make our school the best possible place for our students.  


October 12th will be our county-wide at home remote learning practice day. So please be on the look-out for the remote learning day technology survey form on or around October 1st.  Also, picture day for ALL NJES students will October 15th.  Virtual students will have their photos taken after school from 5-7pm in a secured location of the building.  All parents will be required to wait in a vehicle and all students entering the building for a photo must have a mask on.  Please make sure to continue checking our school calendar and listening out for our school callers to stay informed for other important dates and information. 


Again, thank you all so much for your resiliency and support in as we enter the 2020-2021 school year! Go TEAM NJES!



D. Nicole Johnson, Principal NJES


Ms. Lindsay Clark and Mr. Shawn Conzatti on the birth of their daughter Hailey Elizabeth Conzatti born August 18th!!

Ms. Bradford, Mr. Keiter, Ms. Mullens, and Ms. Frankenberry on their retirement!!

Ms. Bivens on her new position at North Jefferson Elementary School as the School Improvement Support Specialist.

Ms. Thomas on her new position as the Academic Coach at T.A. Lowery Elementary School.

We would like to introduce and welcome this year’s new Teachers and Staff.

5th Grade Teacher:                                        Ms. Jean Yurek

5th Grade Teacher:                                        Ms. Joslyn Noland

5th Grade Teacher:                                        Mr. Antonio Campbell

Physical Education Teacher:                          Mr. Jeremy Braithwaite

Full-time Special Education Teacher:             Ms. Teri Campbell

Full-time Special Education Teacher:             Ms. Priscilla Rodd

Part-time Special Education Teacher:            Ms. Loretta Thomas

Occupational Therapist:                                Ms. Blair Adams                                  

Teaching Assistants:                                     Ms. Montey Allen

                                                                    Ms. Sherry Yost

Coach’s Corner

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 2020 has certainly been a year like no other, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that things can certainly change quickly. With that being said, I want to focus on a change Jefferson County has made based on the recommendation of the WVDE. As most of you are probably aware, Microsoft Teams is the platform that has replaced Zoom for live instruction and meetings. While Teams is like Zoom, there are some differences, and we’ve been experiencing some challenges with this new platform. Thank you for your patience in this matter! If your child is a part of Jefferson Virtual Academy, your child’s teacher creates meetings, and they post the meeting links into their Google Classroom. Your child simply needs to click the link to access the meeting. It is strongly encouraged that your child attends every live meeting that they can. Nothing replaces live instruction with your child’s teacher. Even if your child is not a part of Jefferson Virtual Academy, I would recommend becoming familiar with this new platform for virtual meetings that may take place on Teams and in case Jefferson County would have to make the decision to close school. The table in the link below includes some helpful tips to navigate Teams. Happy Learning!

Teams helpful tips


Ms. Sigley

Academic Coach



  • President - Tonya Hamer - tonya.k.hamer@gmail.com
  • Vice President - Jill Mitchell - jillbean288@gmail.com
  • Secretary - Emily Sinclair - emily.sinclair@k12.wv.us
  • Treasurer - Debra Liegey - debra.liegey@k12.wv.us
What we've done so far this year:

The PTO has purchased playground equipment including soccer goals, replacement slides, water bottles and school lanyards for every student.  Join us at our next meeting to help us help our school!

Next PTO Meeting will be

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 3:45 pm via Zoom
Email Tonya Hamer for the virtual meeting link and information.  (tonya.k.hamer@gmail.com)


Upcoming Events

October 1st - PTO Meeting 3:45 pm via Zoom
October 12th - Remote Learning Drill (students remain at home)
October 15th - Picture Day -
*In building students will have their pictures taken during the school day.
*Pre-K   A group (Monday/Tesday)  pictures will be take at 1:00 pm 
*Virtual students will have their pictures taken at NJES from 5-7pm

Picture day and the purchase of pictures is optional, however if a student does not have their picture taken there is a good chance their picture will not be in the 2020/2021 year book.***

October 22nd - PAC Meeting 6:30pm via Zoom
October 26th-30th - Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 26th: It Would be Crazy to do Drugs.
Style your hair in a crazy way.
Tuesday, October 27th: We Dream of a Drug-Free World!
Wear your pajamas to school.
Wednesday, October 28th:  We are "Red-y" to Say No to Drugs.
Wear red.
Thursday, October 29th: Drugs and I Don't Match!
Wear mismatched or crazy socks and
clothes to show that you and drugs don't fit together.
Friday, October 30th: Scare Away Drugs.
Wear you Halloween costume 
*No Halloween masks or extremely scary costumes.

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