Welcome to Jefferson – Childcare & Pre-K – Grade 2
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.
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.
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. $485/every morning of school year if paid 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.
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,...
Thank you Jefferson Parents! We’ve had some wonderful first days of school, and looking forward to seeing you soon at ATP, parent teacher conferences, or volunteering in the classroom. 1. ALERT: Jefferson has a small person with a life-threatening allergy to nuts. At...
Hello Jefferson families- We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning! KG SPECIAL WELCOME: 8:30-9:00am at west end of Bryant St. (Tuesday only.) To help with any busy traffic in the morning drop-off areas: - more Jefferson staff are helping in the drop off...
Your Jefferson Team
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Julia Raddatz, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Miller, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Elizabeth Adams, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Adamski, Elementary PE/Health email@example.com
Krista Bennett, Math Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
McAnn Bradford, Second Grade email@example.com
Linda Coyle, Special Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Dejong, Second Grade 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
Ashley Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Johnson email@example.com
Katy Lacki firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Miller email@example.com
Joanie Pointer firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristie Schlafley email@example.com
Misty Weber firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Braun email@example.com
Bill Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Gutowski email@example.com
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
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!
Registering for Pre-School or Kindergarten Begins Here!
Will your child be (three) 3 years old or (four) 4 years old on September 1, 2022?
If yes, click the button below to share your information to start the registration process for Pre-School.
Will your child be (five) 5 years old on or before Sept 1, 2022?
If yes, click the button below to share your information to start the registration process for Kindergarten.
Your Chippewa Journey Begins Here!
Commitment to our MAPS family….
- Responsible citizens who are ethical, productive members of a global society; take responsibility for their own actions and physical well-being; are environmentally conscious; and contribute their time; energies, and talents for the improvement of their community and the quality of life for all.
- Effective communicators who posses skills in written, visual, and spoken skills.
- Self-confident individuals who demonstrate a positive self-image and are caring, sensitive and flexible human beings. Life long learners understand that learning is a process, not an event.
Located at Jefferson Elementary School, MAPS Preschool has been a vital part of Manistee Area Public Schools early learners for over 15 years. Our program has been rated a 4 Star program from the Great Start to Quality rating system.
At MAPS, Chippewa families are afforded the resources necessary to determine the best starting point for their young learners. MAPS offers a variety of programs tailored to the student and family needs.
If you have any further questions please call 398-3758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAPS After School Care Program
MAPS After School Care Program is available at Jefferson Elementary School for MAPS students ages 5 to 12. Transportation to Jefferson from other MAPS district buildings is available. Summer care is also available. For more information please contact: Sandy Ludwig – Pre-School Teacher & After School Program – email@example.com
Face-to-Face Home School
MAPS offers Home to School Classes each Wednesday. Courses are designed to encourage all area children, including MAPS students, to engage in the public school setting once a week for socialization, learning, and strong parent participation. Art, lifetime activities (gym, aerobics, swim, and introduction to Taekwondo), drama, and choir courses are offered between 9:00am and 2:15pm each Wednesday.
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.