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Friday, August 28, 2015
Jefferson Elementary Center
Jefferson Elementary Center
825 Lions Road • Jefferson Twp, PA 18436 • (570) 689-2656 • FAX (570) 689-3825
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A Message from the Principal:


Dear Jefferson families,
    Welcome to the 2015-16 school year at Jefferson Elementary!  I am excited to begin the work of a new year and to invite you all on this journey with us as we make this the most successful year of your child’s educational career, thus far!
    I hope each of you has made some time for fun this summer and that your batteries have been recharged for the months ahead.  I come to school each and every day asking, “What can we accomplish for our students today that will make a positive difference in their lives?”  I expect that same question to be on the minds of every professional who works at Jefferson and can say, with confidence, that they meet that expectation daily.  Our teachers are second to none.  They impress me with their work ethic, passion, and constant desire to exceed past achievements, expecting the very best of themselves and their students.

   I am often asked what a child needs for the first day of school.  Usually parents mean “what supplies or resources” when they ask that question.  The answer: a backpack and a water bottle, but we can provide those items for families in need--just call us.  We take care of most everything else including breakfast and lunch for families who qualify.  But, I like to answer that question in a different way, too.  An answer that gets to the heart of our success as a school:
What does your child need for school? 

  • An open mind, ready to learn.  
  • A belief that they are special and will achieve great things.
  • A good night sleep and a nourished body and mind so that they are ready to do all the wonderful things we have planned for them. 
  • A predictable routine that they can rely on each day. 
  • A space set aside, at home, for school work. 
  • An adult, at home, that will check their folder and agenda nightly and support them in achieving the goals they are working to attain.

If you commit to providing for those needs, there will be no stopping your child.  We at Jefferson are committed to providing children with a first class education, nurturing and encouragement throughout their school day, kindness and empathy always and guidance toward better choices when they need it, high expectations and support to reach those expectations.  We are “in your corner” ready to help when you need us.  Just call or email.
Together, we are shaping a generation that will cure disease, care for others, unlock mysteries, construct and invent, advance education, guide policy decisions, and so much more.  Our little ones just need the right start to open every door and make all things possible for them.  I welcome you on this 180 day journey and invite you to make the most of it by getting and staying involved.  Let’s make this the best year ever!

Your partner in education,
Judy Castrogiovanni
Jefferson Elementary principal

Jefferson Elementary Administration
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Mrs. Judith Castrogiovanni Principal This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 689-2656 ext 3
Jefferson Elementary Office Staff
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Ms. Connie Beavers Secretary - Principal This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (570) 689-2656 ext 3