Foster City, CA - April 1, 2013 -- The San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA), representing 22 school districts, the San Mateo Community College District, and the San Mateo County Office of Education, today announced the 2013 winners of the J. Russell Kent Awards.
The awards are given to outstanding and innovative programs either in the classroom or outside the classroom as well as district-wide programs. Applicants must demonstrate their programs promote student success, employ a high degree of creativity, and demonstrate transferability. Named after the past San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, J. Russell Kent, SMCSBA initiated the J. Russell Kent Award Program in the 1980-81 school year.
The 2013 Kent Award winners include programs that focus on innovation in the areas of 21st century learning models, community involvement, special education, counseling and character development, science and art, staff development, and extracurricular activities.
The Kent Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, May 20th at 6pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City, California (social hour and musical performance to begin at 6pm with dinner and the awards ceremony to follow at 7pm).
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School
Pollicita’s Dance Program began nine years ago as an after school class, evolving into 6 daily elective classes for 6th – 8th grade students, plus an after-school Dance Team. The program builds self esteem, confidence, and character, and brings joy to the school day.
Students have three winter and spring performances, and perform at Jefferson High's Mission Fusion and Oceana High's BAM (Because Art Matters) events. The school also produces the Pollicita Performance Festival where all students attend workshops and watch performances by professional dancers. Workshops include Hula, Capoeira, Irish Dance, and Hip-Hop to name a few. With its rich history, it's hard to imagine a Thomas R. Pollicita without Dance.
Fernando Rivera Middle School Named Distinguished School
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 218 public middle and high schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.
“These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college,” Torlakson said. “Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools. Our future depends on meeting the needs of every student no matter where they come from or where they live.”
After a bond authorized under Proposition 39 is passed, state law requires that the Jefferson Elementary School District Board of Education appoint a Citizens’ Oversight Committee to work with the District.
All appointments will be made by the Board of Education from applications submitted to the District.
Initial appointments will be staggered, such that some of the initial appointees will be appointed to serve one full two-year term. The other initial appointments will serve a one-year term, but will be eligible for reappointment by the Board of Education for a second two-year term.
If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the committee bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities and complete the attached application. Completed applications should be sent or faxed to the Superintendent’s Office of the Jefferson Elementary School District by 4:30 PM on April 22, 2013.
2013-2014 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
(Regular Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten)
Starts Wednesday, February 6, 2013
REGISTER your child to attend kindergarten for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
To be eligible to attend regular kindergarten, children must be five (5) years old, on or before October 1, 2013 (birthdate falls on or before 10/01/2008).
To be eligible to attend transitional kindergarten, children must be five (5) years old, and born between October 2, 2008 and December 2, 2008.
Registration packets are available at all Jefferson Elementary School District elementary schools.
For more information, go to your local school or call 650-991-1000.
District Announces New Central Kitchen Facility
As of November 24, 2012, student meals are now being prepared in a new, state of the art kitchen and food storage facility at 19 Hill Street. Due to the sale of the previous Christopher Columbus School Site, Jefferson Elementary Central Kitchen Facility needed to be re-located. The district re-purposed an unused, District Warehouse facility and transformed it into the new Central Kitchen Facility.
We are very grateful for the partnerships with Aramark – Food Service Consultants, Deems, Lewis McKinley – Architects, and various contractors and subcontractors that helped bring this project to pass ahead of schedule as well as the efforts of our own kitchen and maintenance employees for helping to coordinate and implement a smooth move and successful operation in the middle of the school year!
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This document is the Jefferson Elementary School District Plan that includes district goals, strategies, and action items to address areas of concern for student groups not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress Targets set by the California Department of Education.
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