Summer Reading Club!

Tuesdays from 12 pm - 1 pm
at Meadow Lanes

287 Meadowlane Drive 

Every Tuesday except the 4th of July week.

For information on the 2018-2019 Restructure Plan from Brian Davis, please go the the Superintendent's Office page on our website.

Important Items to take note as we start the new school year!

Arrival Time

  • Arrival Time- 7:30am-building opens at 7:30am
  • Breakfast available to all students for free beginning at 7:30am
  • Drop off in the parking lot--be sure to pull all the way to the curve!

End-of-the-day Dismissal

You can find your children at the following locations at dismissal at 2:59pm

  • TK, K -on VanRaalte side of the building next to the oval drive
  • 1st-5th-in the parking lot by their grade level signs
  • 6/7-in the front of the building (they arrive back from West at the end of the day)

Jefferson Expectations

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports:

ROCKStars--                        Be NICE--

Show Respect                      Notice

Own your actions                 Invite

Be Caring                            Challenge

Be Kind                                Empower

Be Safe

All students will know and practice the Jefferson expectations and will be rewarded with ROCKStar tickets.  They will receive prizes when they exhibit those behaviors. Students who are nominated and win the Be Nice weekly award receive a free Be Nice shirt!  

Update on Kindergarten

A special thank you to Patti Arndt, who was the Guest Teacher in our Kindergarten class, for helping to get the year started on a great note!  Patti is a retired K teacher and she stepped in to help until a new teacher could be hired.  Diana Beckley has now been hired to teach that class.  Diana will shadow Patti on 9/7 and 9/8 and take over on her own on 9/11.  We are so grateful to Mrs. Arndt!  And we’re so excited to have Diana move over into this K position!

PPC--Parent Participation Committee

If you are interested in getting involved in PTO for the 2017-2018 school year, please email Sarah Starr Sarah is the president of our PPC.

Box Tops

Please collect and send in Box Tops for Education. This is an easy way to raise money for our school. Ask friends and relatives to collect them as well. There is a friendly competition between classes on who can raise the most.

Shout Outs

Did you know that every week Mrs. Yoder sends out an email to staff called “Staff Rock Stars”? It is an accumulation of positive notes provided to her about our staff from staff, parents, and community members. If you have something positive that you would like to share, please send an email to Mrs. Yoder at It is especially meaningful to teachers when they receive praise from parents!

March 2018 Newsletter

State of the District Address

Holland Public Schools and Superintendent Davis will be hosting two informational meetings for parents of Holland Public Schools on March 1 and March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the commons area of East K-7 located at 373 E. 24th Street. The purpose of these meetings is to share a "State of the District Address" on the current/future plans and needs of the district, and results of the most recent parent survey.

Parent Participation Committee  (PPC)

PPC is Meeting March 13 at 6:30pm in room 9 just pass the main office. This is a great way to get involved, meet teachers and parents. Come and get connected with Jefferson and make a difference.



It’s that time again for parent/teacher conferences. You should have received your appointment time to meet with child(ren)’s teacher if you have not please contact the school as soon as possible to schedule your meeting.

Conference times are:    Thursday, March 1       3:30 – 6:30pm

                           Tuesday, March 6 12:00 – 3:00pm

                           Thursday, March 8 3:30 – 6:30pm


Spring Break Notice

Spring Break Begins:  

Friday, March 30 – April 6

School Resumes Monday, April 9


Book Fair

This year’s book fair will be held during the day in place of your student’s assigned Library time. The book fair will be Tuesday, March 13 and Friday 16. It will also be open the evening of Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-7:30pm.


Engaging Family Night

Engaging Family Night will be Thursday, March 15 at 5:45pm for TK and K students and their parents. The topic will be Literacy in the Bedroom and will be filled with hands-on activities on how they can have a powerful, positive impact on children’s reading achievement.


Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night will be Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-7:30pm. Read in tents with friends at Camp Read S’more! Bring books, to swap, flashlight or blanket, and your imagination. Surprise guest ROCKSTAR reads aloud. And don’t forget the Book Fair will be open to make purchases.


Middle School Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following students who made the Honor Roll for Quarter 2.

6th grade

Alezandra Balcazar Holly Byrd      Maritza Garcia          Jenneth Hernandez             Connor Huizinga

Addison Lehman        Lillian Mejia   Hope Moilanen           Yuliana Montes                      Allie Papas

Omari Peak                Elian Perez     Payton Rozeboom      Samiyah Seang                      Ben Snyder             Andreas Tapia

7th Grade

Gustavo Alonzo         Alaina Andrlik           Noah Ayala                Selina Castro                         Gwendolyn Cinzori     Mateo Clawson    Annabelle Higgins     Breanna Lopez           Esperanza Meraz      Adrian Perez   lliana Perez                Jessica Perez                        Saul Perez                  Emma Punch              Carlos Roa     Justin Torres                        Julie Wade                Lauren Whitmer       Cheyenne Berrington                    Jaelynn Ybarra-Brandon


Orange Leaf Froyo Challenge

Jefferson is once again participating in Frozen Yogurt Spirit Challenge at Orange Leaf downtown Holland. Jefferson school will receive 20% of all Froyo sales during our competition week. Our first week of competition March 11 – 17 and we are going against Waukazoo School. If we win the first week we move on to the next round.  Make sure you go down to Orange leaf and put your receipts in the Jefferson bucket. We won the Challenge last year and want to defend our title, so please tell your friends, neighbors, relatives to stuff their receipts in the Jefferson bucket!


Lost & Found The Lost & Found is slowly growing at a steady pace. We have jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch boxes.  It’s located in the hallway outside the cafeteria. Please have your child(ren) check the lost & found for any items they may have forgotten they lost. Parents you are able to check the lost & found after school as well.

January 2018 Newsletter

Family Game Night

Jefferson is hosting a family game night Thursday, January 25  from 6:30-7:30pm.  There will be board games, giant games, twister and so much more! There will be a concession stand selling popcorn, candy, and water.  Bring the whole family out to this fun event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Parent Participation Committee  (PPC)

PPC is Meeting February 6 at 6:30pm in the main office conference room. This is a great way to get involved, meet teachers and parents. Come and get connected with Jefferson and make a difference.


Valentine Grams

Student Council will be having a Valentine Gram sale Feb. 12-13. They will be selling Surprise Grams for 25 cents and Flowers for a $1 (we have a limited supply of flowers).  Grams will be delivered to classrooms on Feb. 14. This is a great way to send a special Valentine greeting to a friend, teacher, or staff member.


Mid Winter Break

School will be out of February 19 for Mid Winter Break. Classes will resume February 20, 2018.

Box Tops

Just a reminder to bring in those Box Tops.  Classrooms compete against each other and there is a winner each month. The Winning class will get a trophy for the month and each student will receive a sucker, “Pops for Tops”.

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is slowly growing at a steady pace. We have jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch boxes.  It’s located in the hallway outside the cafeteria. Please have your child(ren) check the lost & found for any items they may have forgotten they lost. Parents you are able to check the lost & found after school as well.

Thank You Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Group

The Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Group partnered with Jefferson staff members to produce and assemble Four In A Row games for our 2nd-5th graders, with the hope that families could spend some quality time playing the games together over the holiday break. We would like to thank Yanfeng for the 225 games they generously made for us.


Storyteller & diversity Trainer LaRon Williams

The City of Holland Human Relations Commission will be hosting national award-winning storyteller and diversity trainer La’Ron Williams on Thursday and Friday, Feb 1-2. 

On Thursday, February 1st, 6:30-7:30 pm at Holland East Cafeteria come Celebrate Black History Month with award-winning storyteller La’Ron Williams. Join us for an evening of folk tales from African and African-American traditions and songs accompanied by traditional instruments including rattles, kalimba, and mbira from Africa, Cajun drum from Peru, and bones and washboard from the U.S.  This program is free and family friendly.

On Friday, February 2nd, nationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller and diversity trainer La’Ron Williams will be presenting an all-day diversity training for educators and community leaders. "Understanding and Recognizing Invisible Bias" will help participants understand the nature of invisible bias and learn how to move beyond the emotional stumbling blocks that prevent us from taking collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society. The training will run from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Holland City Hall; a $10 registration fee will cover materials and lunch. Scholarships are available. Register online at Eventbrite.

Jefferson Calendar

Office Staff


282 West 30th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2500
Maria Yoder
Andrea Wasek
Site Supervisor
Julirae Curtis
Delia French

School Times
TK – 5th Grade
7:57 am – 2:59 pm
6th – 7th Grade
7:55 am – 2:59 pm

Half Day
K – 5th
7:57 am – 11:00 am
6th – 7th
7:55 am – 10:55 am