Whether you are a child, or a child at heart, you will LOVE this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, as told through the music and lyrics of Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Performance dates are April 20-21 at 7:30 PM. Special performances for our student body will take place during school on April 19th. For more information, click the title link.
A huge part of the Patriot community turned out for Open House. The new format featured Science Expo, activities revolving around our all-school read, ping pong in the gym, and fund-raisers for the 8th grade's study of modern day slavery and human trafficking. For more details and to view photos from the night, click the title link.
Patriot Parents are asked to complete a survey about the district's Digital Learning Initiative. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and the window is open from February 8th to 26th. Use the Quick Link to the left or click the title of this article for access and more details.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are sending you this letter as an invitation to attend Jefferson’s Annual Patriot Open House and to provide you with information regarding spring Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Open House will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017. You may visit anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the evening is for your child to show you around some of Jefferson’s current happenings.
You will find the entire Jefferson staff participating in the events of the evening, too.
This spring’s Parent-Teacher Conferences will be scheduled online. More information will follow via Talk203 as we receive it from district office. Conferences will be held on February 23, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. and on February 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at Open House.
Estimados padres y tutores,
Les enviamos esta carta invitándoles a asistir a la reunión anual para padres y tutores en la escuela de Jefferson (Jefferson’s Annual Patriot Open House) y para informarles sobre las conferencias que celebraremos entre padres y maestros en primavera.
Open House se celebrará el jueves, 9 de febrero del 2017. Puede visitarnos cuando le convenga entre las 7:00 y las 8:30 de la noche. El propósito de la noche es que su hijo le muestre lo que está ocurriendo actualmente en Jefferson.
También encontrarán todo el personal de Jefferson participando en los eventos de la noche.
Las conferencias de padres y maestros en primavera se reservarán en internet. Mandaremos más información cuando la recibamos de la oficina del distrito. Las conferencias se llevarán a cabo el 23 de febrero del 2017 desde las 5:00 de la tarde a las 8:30 de la noche, y el 24 de febrero del 2017 desde las 8:00 de la mañana a las 12:00 del medio día.
Esperamos contar con su presencia en el Open House.
Good afternoon. As we enter the winter and spring seasons, the school year tends to get a bit busier. Therefore, I will be sending home a monthly calendar including evening events, sports and club dates. I have attached the January and February calendars to this e-mail. Please note that there may be times where schedules are changed, so for the most up-to-date calendar information, please check the Jefferson website. Most evening events and sport schedules may also be found on the calendars your students brought home at the beginning of the school year.
Also attached to this e-mail is an informational flyer for an upcoming parent awareness event at NCHS co-hosted by JJHS counselors about teen anxiety and depression. This event will take place on Monday, January 23, 2017.
I hope your 2017 has started off well!
Megan Ptak, Principal
We are excited to announce Jefferson’s All School Read title for the 2016-2017 school year: Unstoppable by Tim Green. We will be celebrating the reading of this book during our Open House on February 9, 2017 at JJHS from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
All School Read encourages students and their families to read the book and attend the event as a family. Attached is a form so you may order Unstoppable and/or other Tim Green novels for you and your student. If you are interested in having the books for holiday gift giving, please have your order forms returned to the LRC by December 13th. However, we will be accepting orders now through February 3rd.
JJHS staff, Jefferson’s Home and School, and SFCP can’t wait to celebrate this year’s All School Read with you on February 9, 2017 for an evening of fun and excitement surrounding Unstoppable.
Megan Ptak, Principal
TALK203: Scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences Online
Conference Dates: October 6th and October 7th
Fall 2016 Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and on Friday, October 7 from 8 a.m. - noon. District 203 uses an online application called PTC Wizard for parent/teacher conference scheduling.
The portal is now open and closes on Thursday, September 29th at 3:00 p.m.
Please note that parents must have an Infinite Campus password before signing up for parent/teacher conferences. Please see Infinite Campus Frequently Asked Questions. Please allow several days to establish an account as District staff will need to mail you via U.S. Postal Service an access key and instructions on how to set up your Infinite Campus Portal account.
If there are problems establishing an Infinite Campus portal account, please call the Campus Portal Help Desk at 630-420-6825 or email email@example.com.
Accessing PTC Wizard for Parent/Teacher Conferences
To schedule conferences, parents will access the PTC Wizard Scheduling site at https://naperville203.ptcwizard.com. The PTC Wizard Parent Guide (PTC Wizard Guía para los Padres) explains how to use PTC Wizard and answers login and other common questions. Click the link to access these documents: http://naperville203.org/Page/3400
Details regarding conference scheduling are:
1) Parents will access PTC Wizard to schedule conferences.
2) On-line conference scheduling is for grades K-12 (not early childhood).
3) Parents will need to use their Infinite Campus Portal username and password to sign into PTC Wizard. (NOT their student’s name/password.)
4) It is recommended that parents confirm their ability to log into the Infinite Campus system as soon as possible.
5) Parents that do not yet have an Infinite Campus Portal username and password, or who have forgotten their username or password, should reference the PTC Wizard Parent Guide (PTC Wizard Guía para los Padres) OR the Infinite Campus User Guide.
6) PTC Wizard will automatically send emails to parents after scheduling conferences. Parents should verify that their email address is correct on the Infinite Campus Portal site under the “Contact Preferences” section.
If you are unable to schedule conferences due to limited internet access, contact your school for assistance.
Recientemente ha recibido una comunicación TALK203 del Distrito sobre cómo hacer una cita para las reuniones de padres / maestros. La investigación y la experiencia demuestran que una cooperación estrecha entre el hogar y la escuela es importante para el éxito del alumno. Las reuniones de padres / maestros son una manera excelente de consolidar esta asociación. Esta es una oportunidad para que se reúna con los maestros de su hijo para discutir el progreso de su alumno.
Para hacer una cita para las reuniones, el distrito 203 utiliza una aplicación en internet llamada PTC Wizard. Puede iniciar la sesión y hacer una cita a partir del 13 de septiembre. El proceso no es muy largo, y PTC Wizard Parent Guide (PTC Wizard Guía para los Padres) le ayudará a navegar el sistema. Usted tendrá acceso a la página de internet PTC Wizard en:https://naperville203.ptcwizard.com Debe identificarse usando su nombre de usuario y contraseña de Infinite Campus . Por favor, asegúrese de que tiene esta información. PTC Wizard se cerrará para hacer citas para las reuniones 29 de septiembre, a las 3:00 p.m. Cualquier persona con acceso limitado al internet puede recibir ayuda para hacer una cita para las reuniones con los maestros llamando a la escuela.
En nombre de nuestro personal escolar, quiero darle las gracias por planear su asistencia a estas reuniones. Esperamos verlos.
Good afternoon! I am thrilled to say that our first week of school was successful. It was great to see the smiling student faces exploring the school and excited about learning.
On Monday, August 22nd Jefferson will be hosting a Digital Citizenship Parent Night beginning at 7 p.m. in the wood gym. As part of our Digital Learning Initiative, Naperville District 203 welcomes Dr. Devorah Heitner to lead parent information nights at each of our junior high locations. Dr. Heitner will focus on strategies for junior high parents related to Raising Digital Natives. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
I hope each of you have a relaxing weekend, and I hope to see you at the Digital Citizenship Parent Night on Monday.
Digital Citizenship Parent Flyer 2016.pdf
Dear Patriot Families,
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this introduction letter to you as the new Principal of Jefferson Junior High School. In the short few weeks since I have taken on this role, I have already learned that I have joined a caring staff, welcoming community, and dedicated school district. I promise to work hard and establish the relationships needed in order to continue the positive environment already established at Jefferson Junior High School.
The Jefferson community, staff and students will continue to focus on the mission of District 203: to produce students who are self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers and community contributors. I know through working together as a staff with each of you as our partners, Jefferson students will succeed with the District’s mission. As Jefferson’s new principal, I look forward to meeting you and working along with you to establish a positive learning environment for your student.
I wish you a continued fun and relaxing summer. See you as we journey into the 2016-17 school year.
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Jefferson Singers
8:00 AM - 2:50 PM Book Fair
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Chess & Game Club
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Girls BBall vs. Madison - 8H/7A
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Jazz Band
8:00 AM - 2:50 PM Book Fair
3:00 PM - 3:55 PM Patriot Press
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Photography Club
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Girls BBall vs. Kennedy - 7H/8A
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Book Fair