Jefferson Elementary School
Grades: Childcare - Grade 2 | Manistee Area Public Schools
Welcome to Jefferson – Kindergarten – Grade 2
Also home to Childcare, Pre-K & GSRP
Nurturing young learners with guiding principles, we are dedicated to making the classroom experience fun and rewarding. Our practical tools and techniques help your students begin their learning experience on the right foot. Great beginnings create future leaders.
Jefferson Elementary School will be home to MAPS Childcare, Preschool, GSRP, and Kindergarten to Grade 2 for the 2022/23 & 2023/24 school years while the consolidated elementary school building is under construction. When the project is completed, and the students are relocated to the new building for the 2024/25 school year, plans for the removal of the Jefferson building will commence.
Summer Food Service Program
Manistee Area Public Schools Nutrition Department will sponsor a Summer Feeding Program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for Children. At Jefferson students will stay and eat and at MMHS families can pick up meals to take home. There will be two Summer Feeding Sites and the locations, dates of service and times of service are as follows:
GRAB & GO ONSITE FOOD SERVICE
Manistee Middle/High School Jefferson Elementary
525 Twelfth Street 515 Bryant Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660 Manistee, MI 49660
Breakfast & Lunch distributed Thursdays Breakfast & Lunch, Monday-Friday
June 8 – Aug. 23 June 2 - Aug.22
Distributed between 12-1:30pm Breakfast served 7:45am-8:30am
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:00pm
CLOSED ON JULY 3 & 4
- Grab & Go Meals will be distributed at MMHS each Thursday from noon until 1:30pm. 7-days of breakfast & lunch meals are available for each student not receiving meals at the Jefferson onsite meal service.
- Students at Jefferson Summer Care can also order packed meals for the weekend by placing the order at the Jefferson serving window. These meals can be picked up by student name during the Grab & Go distribution at MMHS on Thursdays from noon to 1:30pm.
Morning Care at Jefferson Elementary
We have created a safe and affordable option for morning care at Jefferson Elementary.
- Morning care is available for students age 11 and younger at the Jefferson Elementary building beginning at 7:00 am.
- $3.00 per student Tues-Fri, $6.00 for extended Late Start Monday care, notification of schedule needed 2 weeks in advance.
- Request an enrollment packet for MAPS Morning Care by filling out this form: MAPS Morning Care or call 723-9285.
- If a student is dropped off at Jefferson without enrolling for MAPS Morning Care the daily cost will be $6.00.
Time to Register for Pre-School & Kindergarten!
The time has come to start planning for your Little Chips entry into Pre-School or Kindergarten! You can register to receive your information packet and a special surprise for your little one! Just follow the link below.
Pandemic EBT Eligibility Notice
Parents/Guardians, Please review the following Pandemic EBT eligibility notice. If you believe your student is eligible, please fill out sections 1, 2 and 4 in the attached document and turn it into Sara Schubert (firstname.lastname@example.org - 231.398.3723) at MAPS Central...
Hello Jefferson Families- We are still waiting for SPRING! But as we wait (in our hats and mittens) here are few rays of sunshine coming up at Jefferson: 1. Class trips are starting soon! Please look for classroom/grade information in your child’s folders. Many thanks...
Sept 30: Picture Day, PTC, and Homecoming at Jefferson
Sept 30: Picture Day, PTC, and Homecoming at Jefferson 1. Jefferson Picture Day is TUES, Oct 4th. 2. MAPS HOMECOMING is next week! Jefferson students are joining in the celebrations. *WEDS Oct 5th- CLASS COLOR dress up (KG= Red or Black, 1st=Purple/White,...
Your Jefferson Team
Location: 515 Bryant Avenue Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
School Office Hours: M-Th: 7:30am – 4pm, Friday 7:30am – 3pm
Principal: Julia Raddatz – email@example.com
Administrative Assistant: Kasandra Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Julia Raddatz, Principal email@example.com
Kasandra Johnson, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Adams, Kindergarten email@example.com
Wendy Adamski, Elementary PE/Health firstname.lastname@example.org
Krista Bennett, Math Coach email@example.com
McAnn Bradford, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Coyle, Special Education email@example.com
Isabella Doolittle, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Feyen, Elementary Music email@example.com
Debbie Forward, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Chasity Gouker, Title I Reading/Literacy Coach email@example.com
Staci Johnson, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Lundberg, Kindergarten email@example.com
Michael Rosteck, Elementary Art firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Shimel, SafeNet email@example.com
Christine Slawinski, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Tomaszewski, Second Grade email@example.com
Emily Tomaszewski, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Veine, Kindergarten email@example.com
Michelle Wilson, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Zeller, Elementary Coding email@example.com
Bay Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawna Burns email@example.com
Hilary Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org
Macie Goodspeed email@example.com
Michelle Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Katy Lacki email@example.com
Amy Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanie Pointer email@example.com
Kristie Schlafley firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty Weber email@example.com
Bill Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Steinberg email@example.com
Melissa Gutowski firstname.lastname@example.org
2022-2023 Meeting Schedule
MAPS Elementary ATP (Assembly for Teachers & Parents)
What is ATP?: ATP is our parent-teacher group for all of the MAPS Elementary buildings – Jefferson and Kennedy, grades Pre-K through 5.
Parents who become involved in their child’s education can make a positive difference.
What does ATP do?
We fundraise to help support our schools and students. We pay for field trips, school supplies, recess/playground equipment, books, staff appreciation activities, and more! We also organize many family events: Fall Carnival, Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son nights, Holiday Caroling, Birthday Lunches, Book Fairs, and Santa Shop are some examples.
ATP Contact Information
ATP Contact: email@example.com and we can be found on Facebook as MAPS Elementary ATP
Building Contacts: Jefferson: Julia Raddatz firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kennedy: Joanie Wiersma email@example.com
What are the objectives of the ATP?
The MAPS Elementary ATP (Assembly of Teachers & Parents), is a dedicated group parents that spearhead projects to benefit our students grades Pre-K through 5th. It is similar to a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) only a little more prescriptive and based on committees, including:
- Learning at Home
- Decision Making
- Community Collaboration
ATP Points Tracker
Starting January 2019, ATP is starting a point tracker for volunteers!
How do I earn points?
- Every ATP event (popcorn day, slushy day, winter carnival, etc.) every 2 hours you volunteer, you earn 1 point.
- For showing up to our ATP meeting that’s once a month, you earn 1 point.
- For suggesting a friend to volunteer & they show up for at least 2 hours, you earn 1 point.
All the points you earn will be entered for a drawing. At the end of the year, we will choose two winners. We hope to have a ton of volunteers!
Your Chippewa Journey Continues at Jefferson Elementary
We offer the following programs throughout the year:
- Safe & supportive digital learning access
- One-to-one technology – iPads
- Daily art activities
- Community recreation opportunities
- Family night activities
- Peer mentoring
- Grade level focused field trips
- Girl & Boy Scouts
- Flexible before and after school care
As Manistee Chippewas, we are all leaders in our own way. Chips Lead at school, with friends, and in the community by developing healthy relationships, using responsible decision-making and respectful communication.
T | TRUSTWORTHY — Chips always tell the truth
R | RESPECTFUL — Chips listen and are polite
A | ACCEPTING — Chips are friends to all
C | COOPERATIVE — Chips work as a team
K | KIND — Chips are thoughtful and caring
“TRACK” is the Manistee Area Public Schools global, district-wide, leaders platform that all educators, staff and students follow throughout their Chippewa Journey. This initiative is connected to course curriculum, extra curricular programs, disciplinary procedures, and internal culture.