NJES Newsletter

North Jefferson Elementary

The Star News

January 2021

Principal's News


Hello All, 

I think it's safe to say that o
n December 31st when we finally said goodbye to 2020, many of us felt relieved.  It has been a challenging year for us all, with no shortage of historic events for us to experience. That said, I hope that 2020 has not been all about pandemics nor was it a time of complete stress and uncertainty for you. I hope that 2020 at least gave you some much needed together time with your family, and that you were able to gain a sense of just how much your NJES school family cares for you and your family. I hope that we have been able to make school a place where you and your child feel safe, and I hope that you rest assured it is a trend that will continue into the New Year.  Let us build upon the happy note we ended our year on where staff and students took part in the joys of a simple snow day that drew the attention of the entire country (Yes, our superintendent's letter encapsulating the importance of joy and love went viral).


I am excited to enter the 2021 school year by welcoming our in-building students back to the building on January 19th
For our virtual STARS, we plan to see you shining bright every day in your Google Classrooms. For those of you who will be changing teachers on the 19th remember, "You can do it, because you are STARS." We will all get through these changes together. A group of STARS together makes a galaxy, and we are the best galaxy ever. Please make sure that our virtual and in-building STARS all join together for our upcoming NJES events this year. Visit the school website for event details. Also be sure to check out our website for our new school spirit wear! Happy New Year everyone.



D. Nicole Johnson, Principal NJES 

Coach’s Corner

As 2020 comes to a much anticipated close, I think we can all agree that it’s been nothing short of unexpected. Coupled with that, this year has been chock-full of challenges.  While I am whole-heartedly ready to bid adieu to 2020 and welcome in a new year, I also can’t help but reflect on a positive aspect of the year.  This year forced me and many others to just SLOW DOWN and enjoy and appreciate what’s really important.  While 20/20 is perfect vision, 2020 has allowed many to see things more clearly.  As I talked with a friend yesterday evening, she reflected on how this year has given her extra time at home with her boys, who will be going off to college next year, and for that, she is grateful.  This holiday season, I encourage each of you to slow down, make memories, and appreciate what’s important.  Spend some time baking cookies together, reading and telling stories, driving, or walking around looking at Christmas lights, or watching holiday movies together.  In general, make memories with your kids.  I hope every family has a wonderful, peaceful holiday season!

Ms. Sigley
Academic Coach

PBIS Committee

Happy New Year!  We are excited to welcome the students back after the holiday break.  Teachers will be reviewing school wide procedures and our STARS rules this first week back whether students are remote or in building.  Teachers are continuing to nominate a STAR student twice a month who they feel has demonstrated positive behavior to be recognized on the morning announcements. Thank you to anyone who filled out the PBIS parent survey from the December newsletter.  We appreciate your time and feedback!  The PBIS committee is currently working on ideas for an end of grading period reward for students and ways to reward individual positive behavior. Stay tuned for updates in the next newsletter!



Thank you to everyone that participated in our Read-a-thon!  We are so excited to announcement that we raised $1647.27 to purchase new books and resources for our school library!  Way to go STARS!! 


Remember that you can continue to order NJES spirit wear from Zeroin Sports.  Click Here to order.


Next PTO Meeting will be

Thursday, January 14th at 3:45pm via zoom

If you would like to attend, please email Tonya Hamer at tonya.k.hamer@gmail.com to receive the zoom link.


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