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    Jefferson Elementary School
    4285 Jefferson Street
    Riverside, Ca 92504
    Maria Ortega, Principal
    Lisa Betts, Assistant Principal
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     School begins at 8:10 a.m. each day and ends at 2:30 p.m except on Wednesdays.  Wednesdays are minimum days and students are out of school at 1:15 p.m.
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Welcome to Jefferson Elementary School
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Welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic weekend.  Enjoy learning new things everyday!



100 Mile Club



100 Mile Club


Come and join the fun every Wednesday and Friday morning at 7:45 as we walk/run to music on the california playground if you are a 1st-6th grader and on the Kindergarten playground if you are a Kindergartener.  

If you are looking for more opportunities to run/walk to earn 100 Mile Club miles?  One of our Jefferson parents, Ms. Martinez, will be walking at Mt. Rubidoux every Wednesday night.  To get 100 Mile credit you have to get a paper from her between 6:15 and 6:45 at the top of the Mountain and bring it back to your teacher.   Take a look at the 100MileClub.com web site calendar for even more exciting run/walking activities that count toward 100 Mile Club miles. 

Have You Taken an AR Quiz?jaguar on book

Every day your child needs to be reading at home.  If they are too little to be reading by themselves, we need your help by having you read aloud to them. 
Your child should already be taking AR quizes if they are in 2nd-6th grade.  If they do not have 5 points already, they have not taken enough quizes.  Research shows that having students read books at their reading level will ensure that we have students who increase their reading levels and become proficient readers.  Ask your child to show you how many AR points they have.  The goal is to have 50 points by winter break. 



  • What would most help all students to be successful?

    In the coming weeks, you will be asked to give your thoughts on this question: “What would most help all students in RUSD to be successful?” We need to hear from you as our district begins putting together its Local Control and Accountability Plan. Districts throughout California are crafting these plans, which signal a significant change from the state-controlled “one size fits all” educational plans of the past to a more locally-minded plan that specifically addresses the needs of our students here in Riverside. Make sure to have your voice heard! Come of one of the community meetings, included one right here at our school. You can find a full list of meeting dates and times at: www.successforstudents.org. You also can share your ideas at this website.

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  • Pay for Your Child's Lunch On-line

    Using the PayPams system you can add funds to your child's lunch account online. PayPams will send you notifications when the account reaches a low balance. You can use it 24/7 from anywhere that you have Internet access.

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  • Box Tops for Education

    Save your Boxtops for Education to help raise money for Jefferson Elementary.

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  • School lunches have a healthy make over this year.

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