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  • Parent Awareness Event

    Patriot Parents are encouraged to attend an upcoming parent awareness event at NCHS co-hosted by JJHS counselors about teen anxiety and depression on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Click the title link to access the flyer with more information.

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  • Dual Language Program Parent Meeting

    Click the title link above to view the notes from the recent dual language parent meeting to find out how the program works here at Jefferson.

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  • For 7th Grade Girls Interested in Patriot Basketball

    Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing basketball! Tryouts are next Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-5:00. You must have an updated sports physical on file with the nurse. In order to sign up, please look under Quick Links to the left where you'll see a Google Form for you to fill out.

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  • All School Read is Unstoppable!

    We are proud to announce this year's all school read: Unstoppable by Tim Green. All Patriots are encouraged to participate in the many activities leading up to Open House on February 9th. Copies of this as well as other Tim Green books are for sale through the LRC. For details, click the title link.

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  • The Jefferson Yearbook needs your help

    We would LOVE to have your child’s moments captured in the Yearbook! If you have a great photo (or two or ten!) of a sports event, game, activity, concert, or special event, please consider uploading it to our Yearbook site. It might be included in the 2016-2017 Yearbook! Use the Quick Link to the left or click the title link for more detailed directions.

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  • Preparing for PTC Wizard: Confirm Infinite Campus Login/Password

    Parents will soon be receiving instructions on how to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences using the PTC Wizard online scheduling program. Signing into this system requires an Infinite Campus Portal username and password. All parents/guardians should verify that they have access to Infinite Campus prior to Friday, September 9. For more information in English and Spanish, click the title link.

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  • Summer School Information

    Learn about junior high options for summer school. Registration opens on January 11th. Click the title for more detailed information and a link to the district page.

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  • Late Start and School Closings

    Now that the snow season is upon us, it's a good time to review the district's plan for inclement weather. Click the title link to review what happens.

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  • Digital Footprint Video Contest

    Attention, budding filmmakers! Through the District's partnership with KidsMatter, students in Grades 4-12 have an opportunity to compete in a Digital Footprint Video Contest. Entries are due January 20, 2017. For details on the prizes you can win and how to enter the contest, click the title link above.

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  • Just Released: New Issue of Patriot Press

    Click the title link here or the Patriot Press button in the Spotlight to access the latest articles published by Jefferson's own newsies! You can always or visit the Patriot Press Page under Programs & Activities as well.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Upcoming Dates

    Posted by Megan Ptak at 1/19/2017

    Patriot Families:

    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

    Parent Awareness Event

    January 2017 calendar

    February 2017 calendar

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  • All School Read Announced!

    Posted by Megan Ptak at 12/7/2016

    Patriot Families:

    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


    Tim Green Books Order form


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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences Fall 2016

    Posted by Megan Ptak at 9/13/2016


    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 campusportal@naperville203.org.
    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.
    Megan Ptak
    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.
    Megan Ptak

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  • Digital Citizenship Parent Night

    Posted by Megan Ptak at 8/19/2016

    Jefferson Families,

    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.  

    Megan Ptak

    File attachments:
    Digital Citizenship Parent Flyer 2016.pdf

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  • Welcome Letter from Mrs. Ptak

    Posted by Megan Ptak at 7/18/2016

    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.


    Megan Ptak

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges at 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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