The energy of STEAM took over Jefferson Elementary as students participated in a school-wide event on Thursday, March 23, 2017. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Jefferson Elementary welcomed back the Torrey family to our school community.
Mrs. Newman and Mr. Rivera's 4th grade students celebrated Black History Month by creating a Biography Box display of noteworthy African Americans.
Thanks to amazing Jefferson parent volunteers, each class received a classroom presentation that focused on the achievements of Dr. King, the events of the Civil Rights movement and the power of Dr. King’s words, and how they impact our lives today.
All proceeds will go to the service project chosen by 4FS that supports children in hospitals.
The fourth-grade students in Mrs. R. Williams’ class published their realistic fiction stories this past December.
Mrs. Scasso's fourth grade class celebrated the Winter Solstice with a found nature activity, which brought together the worlds of art, citizenship and mindfulness.
They collected non-food donation items for Our Lady of Sorrows Food Bank. The students did such a wonderful job of bringing in bags full of shampoo, soap, etc.
The students decided to multiply their gratitude by paying it forward.
The students compared the regions of New Jersey – the Piedmont Region in which Maplewood and South Orange are located to the Atlantic Coastal Plain’s Jersey Shore.
Jefferson Team LOLA Students along with their parents dedicated their May 27th day off from school to the children at Cerebral Palsy School of New Jersey to celebrate their Wheelin’ and Walkin’ yearly event.
Several Students from Jefferson’s Fourth Grade decided that they wanted to promote respect and kindness among students.
3rd grade classes from Jefferson Elementary participated in Discovery Education’s STEM Day.
The month long celebration culminated with student artwork decorating the hallways and a school wide assembly.
Ms. Kruglinski, the Jefferson Art teacher, planned this trip to motivate students to learn about the visual history of our world.
Each student designed a quilting square detailing a person, place, or event from African American History.
Throughout the month of February, the fifth graders researched an influential person of their choice.
Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Leary’s Third grade class participated in the NJ Devil's Stick With It Program.
Jefferson’s GREAT KIDS welcomed the return of the George Street Playhouse who performed the New Kid funded largely by the Achieve Grant Association.
Jefferson's 5th grade teachers and Art teacher attended a professional development day held at the Newark Museum.
Jefferson’s 5R class performed for the entire school.
Mrs. Ciesla’s class captain, Jennifer Howald, organized a service project which resulted in overflowing baskets of Thanksgiving generosity.
Students explored topics from the Civil War to Van Gogh to Beethoven as foundations for nonfiction writing ideas.
Jefferson School was part of this world-wide event, to break the record of reading to more than 30,000 children at the same time in a 24 hour period.
On Primary Day, June 2, 2015 Assemblyman McKeon spoke with the students about the New Jersey State Government.
The Jefferson Elementary School 5th graders raised $1,266.83 for St. Jude Hospital.
The students at Jefferson collected 1,900 pounds of canned food this fall.
Jefferson 3rd grade students, in collaboration with Columbia HS students created drawings and sculptures now on display until January 23rd.
Jefferson students brought their reusable bags and spent part of their morning shopping for delicious organic produce.
The club started this winter and was open to any 3rd grader interested in exploring the environs of the school.
Jefferson’s third graders warmly welcomed Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) on May 2, 2014 and May 9, 2014 as they had the opportunity to feel and see the world through a lens other than their own.
Working in the cosmetic industry, Ms. Brown told the students that the most important ingredient to looking their best is eating nutritious food.
Fifth grade students from Jefferson and their pen pal counterparts 3000 km away in Douglasdale Elementary in Alberta, Canada explain what Aggie Days is.
The fifth graders at Jefferson Elementary have been busy collecting, working and volunteering.
Our GREAT KIDS program was introduced to Jefferson students at the beginning of the year as they celebrated respect throughout the month of September into the first week of October.
Students, parents and friends from Marshall and Jefferson walked, jumped, danced, hooped and lunged their afternoon away at the 2nd Annual Family Fitness Day
Jefferson Elementary School kicks into gear with their annual Heart Health Initiative during the month of February.
Jefferson School partnered with Cerebral Palsy North Jersey (CPNJ) to provide students with a glimpse of what it would feel like to have a disability...
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, two fourth grade classes from Jefferson Elementary School collected birthday party supplies to donate to local food pantries.
Mira lo que hacen en las clases de tercero en la escuela Jefferson! (Look what's going on in the 3rd grade classes at Jefferson School!)
Jefferson students welcomed a guest speaker from the Interfaith Hospitality Network, or IHN, who spoke to the students to raise their awareness about the plight of homelessness in America.
The fifth graders at Jefferson School celebrated Hispanic Heritage month by researching and preparing a presentation for their class about something culturally significant to any Hispanic country.
Jefferson students are exploring multiplication patterns as they climb the main stairwell into their school. In keeping with the district's transition to the new mathematics curriculum which is based on the Singapore Strategies, Jefferson is engaged and ready with their new front stairwell project.
Wizards Club is based on the magical world of Harry Potter, one of the most famous series in the world. We spent a few afternoons like spies on the wall observing all the spells and magic of the class.
Local author and Jefferson parent, Brendan January came to Ms. Bialer's and Ms. Goldsmith's fourth grade classes to talk about Mythology, researching and the writing process.
March 7, 2012 - Students and parents recently came together at Jefferson School for a special event called "One Book One School," hosted by the school’s PTA.
A dreary winter evening was transformed into a wonderful night when, at 6:30 p.m., the doors of Jefferson Elementary School opened for a second time that day to welcome back many excited students for two hours of dancing, face-painting and socializing amongst the third, fourth and fifth grades.
More than 90 needy families benefitted from the generous contributions made by the Jefferson community.
March 30, 2011 - Jefferson Elementary School fifth-graders learned firsthand, and from start to finish, how to publish a magazine, in a month-long lesson taught by the editor of the national children's publication, Appleseeds.
March 28, 2011 - Be on the lookout when you enter classrooms at Jefferson and Seth Boyden elementary schools. You just might encounter a one-eyed creature, a woman with snakes on her head or a horse with wings—puppets created by fourth graders studying mythology in English Language Arts (ELA) Enrichment classes.
March 24, 2011 - Every year, the entire 5th grade at Jefferson School in Maplewood chooses a Service Project and works to help a charity or organization in need.
Jefferson School fifth graders in Ms. Sudol’s, Mr. Wolff’s and Ms. Ryan’s classes were visited by very special guests, Ms. Ginger Kutsch and her two guide dogs.
February 11, 2011 - Jefferson School students continued their study of the environment with a science assembly by former teacher Jack Branagan.