Thanks to everyone who attended and volunteered at our wonderful Carnival!
A sampling of recent happenings at our school, focused mainly on PTA-related events and activities.
We collected over 2 1/2 tons of textiles - that's 5,685 pounds of old clothes that beat our goal and brought our school $1,137. Thanks to everyone who participated!
And the volunteers who loaded the Clothes for a Cause truck don't even look tired!
Our Book Fair was a hit!
With $4,760 in purchases, this was our largest Book Fair. And we will receive $2,600 in Scholastic bucks to purchase books for Jefferson's library and classrooms, as well as books for our Winter Reading Night.
If you ordered any Jefferson Spirit gear, it is being delivered today - including this new, limited edition tie-dye shirt!
Thanks to everyone who came to Jefferson's Back to School Night. And thanks to Gibson's for coming out in their frozen yogurt truck!
Welcome back Bruins!
Artist Richard C. Elliott unveiled his commisioned art work "Crossroads" at Jefferson in 2007.
From the artist: "Crossroads is composed of a series of reflector works that enhance the main arterial space, the crossroads of Jefferson Elementary in Tacoma Washington. The rhythm of reflective designs and landscape seen through the clear glass will create a dramatic and kinetic light experience. The art will create a joyful, inspiring, and thoughtful addition to the school setting."
Jefferson Elementary School opened up for the first time in 1906 on property the Tacoma Public Schools purchased for just $300. Almost 100 years later, the original building was torn down and a state-of-the-art new school was built from the ground up on that $300 plot of land.
It opened in September 2004.
From Porter Brothers Construction, builders of the new school: New construction of a 52,000 sq ft elementary school. This steel structure with a brick veneer exterior is a long awaited project of the Tacoma School District. The construction also includes a two story classroom wing with a structural block gym.