Winter weather is already upon us and I want to share some information on weather-related school closings so that you will be prepared for the days ahead. Student safety is always our first consideration when it comes to cancelling school or events. Three factors impact the decision to close schools: road conditions, temperature, and visibility are all considered when determining whether or not conditions warrant school cancellation.
All school cancellations will be communicated through Skylert Notifications, the District Website, the District Facebook page, and local media. We will make every effort to make decisions by 5:30 am but, in some instances, decisions may be made at a later time. It is advisable that families have plans in place to address late notification.
Barnes and Noble Fundraising Event
On Friday, December 5th, we will have our annual Barnes and Noble fundraising event at the Bloomington Barnes and Noble store. We will have Bright Beginnings, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade students from Jefferson Park performing during the day. Barnes and Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale made to our school library if you use a voucher that is on the website or by stating at the register you support Jefferson Park School. The funds raised will be used to purchase books for the Jefferson Park library or iPads for the classroom. This is a great time to come and purchase Christmas gifts for your family and for the teachers. The teachers will also have a “wish list” basket of books available for purchase during this event.
You may also order online at www.bn.com from December 5th-December 10th to give us credit. You will need to enter the ID# 11468576.
We appreciate all of your support and hope to see you on the 5th!