Jefferson Elementary School
Grades: Childcare & PreK-2 | Manistee Area Public Schools
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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.
Jefferson Open House Dates
We are so excited to see all our new and returning students at Jefferson Open House time. MONDAY Aug 22nd: KG Open House *scheduled by teacher throughout the day TUESDAY Aug 23rd: *Mrs. Johnson's *1st Grade Class 5:00pm-6:00pm WEDNESDAY Aug 24th: MAPS Preschool Open...
Welcome future MAPS Class of 2035! Hello Future MAPS Class of 2035, We are looking forward to meeting you! 1) Please look for a letter in the mail about the beginning of the 2022-23 School Year from your child's teacher. Kindergarten Open House is scheduled by the...
Pandemic EBT Student Exception Announcement – Jefferson School
Please review the attached document to see whether your child is eligible for Pandemic-EBT. Please note that the program can be different between school buildings within Manistee Area Public Schools. Thomas Jefferson Elem. School (4) New reconsideration form. The form...
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: Connie Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Julia Raddatz, Principal email@example.com
Connie Miller, 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
Andrea Dejong, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabella Doolittle, Second Grade email@example.com
Amanda Feyen, Elementary Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Forward, First Grade email@example.com
Chasity Gouker, Title I Reading/Literacy Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Staci Johnson, First Grade email@example.com
Cindy Lundberg, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Rosteck, Elementary Art email@example.com
Tracy Shimel, SafeNet firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Slawinski, Kindergarten email@example.com
Bryan Tomaszewski, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Tomaszewski, First Grade email@example.com
Allison Veine, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Wilson, First Grade email@example.com
Sam Zeller, Elementary Coding firstname.lastname@example.org
Bay Anderson email@example.com
Shawna Burns firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilary Edwards email@example.com
Macie Goodspeed 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
ATP Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can be found on Facebook as MAPS Elementary ATP
Building Contacts: Jefferson: Julia Raddatz email@example.com, or Kennedy: Joanie Wiersma firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.