Mrs. Correia is SJE's Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to Mrs. Gwen Correia, our Secretary, for being nominated as the Employee of the Month. She was selected for assisting with a project in the office that went way beyond the call of duty! Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Correia! We are grateful for you!
Mrs. Corriea with Principal, Richard Jenkins
Our Annual Hoops for Heart Fundraising Campaign Is A Huge Success
Because of the hard work of our Hoops for Heart Coordinators, Nurse Kelley Henry and Mr. Atkins, P E Teacher, and the generosity of our families and community, our annual Hoops for Heart campaign was an amazing success, once again! We would like to thank everyone who participated and for your donations to such an important cause in all of our lives. Our students were able to win gym equipment for their classrooms as well as earn "lunch with the teacher" privileges. But....probably the most fun of all was the hot dog eating contest between Nurse Kelley and Mr. Atkins. Students were randomly chosen to select condiments for the hot dogs that would be eaten: onions, chocolate chips, caramel sauce, relish and even hot sauce! Kudos to both of them for volunteering to do this and for actually eating the ENTIRE hot dog! Superintendent, Dr. Gibson, was on hand to share in the fun and to also celebrate South Jefferson Elementary's accomplishments.
A special thank you to business partners, Mrs. Barbara Scott of Summit Point Speedway and the Zanella family of Hillbrook Inn and Spa for their generous donations this year, which helped us to raise over $16,000 for the American Heart Association. It's our hope that we will earn the title of "Top Fundraising School" in the state of WV again this year.
Ms. Heather Decker (Regional Director for the American Heart Association), Mr. Atkins (P.E. Teacher/Hoops Coordinator), the "Happy Heart" (Ms. Mahoney), Dr. Gibson (Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools), Nurse Kelley Henry (SJES Nurse/Hoops Coordinator) and Mr. Jenkins (Principal of South Jefferson Elementary).
The bravest of them all: Mr. Atkins and Nurse Kelley, getting prepared to consume their "extra-special" hot dogs.
SJES Roadrunners, putting their "heart" into our annual Hoops for Heart campaign!
Ms. Manzuk is SJES' Employee of the Month
Congratuations to Ms. Manzuk, our Reading Interventionist, for being named our Employee of the Month. Ms. Manzuk was nominated by a fellow teacher for Ms. Manzuk's support with a student in her class. We are honored to work alongside such a dedicated educator who always puts the needs of our students first! She is a one in a million!
PTO Spaghetti Dinner and Auction a Big Success!
Thank you to everyone who came to school on Friday to support our school and enjoy a fun evening together! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces walking through our doors and joining in the fun. A special thank you to the PTO Officers, parent volunteers, Mr. Densil Nibert, our business partners, the Cafeteria Staff and the SJES Staff for all of the hard work behind the scenes!
It's Crazy Sock Day at SJES
Friends in Miss Mendzela's Kindergarten class showed their school spirit by wearing their crazy socks today! What a cool way to "kick off" our Read Across America week. :)
Purchase your 2016 Roadrunners Yearbook Online!
Please consider conserving resources and order online if you can!
It’s Easy! Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com
Enter school code: 11890116
Follow prompts and pay with your credit card.
Yearbook Price: $15
Online Sales Deadline: April 10th
Online ordering Questions? YBPay Customer Care 800-453-9764
Note: Flyers will be sent home for students who prefer to send in payment to school.
Payment envelopes back to school deadline is March 25th.
Attention: Kindergarten Registration 2016
South Jefferson's Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, April 7th at South Jefferson Elementary. Please help us spread the word in our community so that we can have an accurate number of future kindergarteners for the next school year. Please bring your child to registration along with an original state certified birth certificate (with the state seal, per WV state law), the child's social security card and proof of residency. Speech, language and hearing screenings will occur during this registration. The following are the times for registration:
9:00 - 10:30 Students with last names A-F
10:30 - 12:00 Students with last names G-L
1:00 - 2:00 Students with last names M-R
2:00 - 3:00 Students with last names S-Z
South Jefferson Takes Top Prize for the Fourth Year in a Row!
Did you know that South Jefferson Elementary has been the top fundraising school for "Hoops for Heart" in the entire state of West Virginia for FOUR years in a row?! We are very proud to hold that honor and want to thank our Hoops for Heart organizers, Nurse Kelley and Mr. Atkins, our PE teacher, as well as our many faithful community members and families that have helped us to reach these goals. We definitely could not have done it without YOU! As we begin our "Hoops for Heart" campaign this year, we want to thank you in advance for helping to educate our students about the importance of preventative care, physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices in the fight against heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in both men and women and across all ethnicities. By educating our children and our community, it is our hope that we can change the future and lower these statistics.
In the picture below, the Regional Hoops for Heart Coordinator presents Nurse Kelley and Mr. Atkins certificates for their hard work as well as the trophy for being the #1 fundraiser in the state of WV. Way to go, SJES!
Miss West Virginia Visits SJES
South Jefferson Elementary was thrilled to host Miss West Virginia, Chelsea Malone, as she visited our school and spoke with our students in grades 3-5. Miss Malone, who hails from Morgantown, talked about her experiences and struggles that she had in school, sang for our students and also held a question and answer session with them.
It was an exciting day for all of us!
Computer Programming Comes to SJES
We would like to take this opportunity to thank parent (and Loudoun Valley High School educator) Mr. Snyder for bringing computer programming to our students in grades three through five. Along with his students, Malcolm Miller, Sean Eagen and Matt Eberhart, Mr. Snyder spent the day working with our students on the computer programming basics. Add in a little Star Wars theme music, paired with the excellent hands on opportunity, and our students were HOOKED! It was a very productive and engaging day for our students and we are almost positive that there may be some future programmers walking around our school after this experience. Thank you, Mr. Snyder for giving of your time and sharing your passion with our students! We are very grateful!
7:00 PM Jefferson High School Graduation