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!

December 2017 Newsletter

Parent Participation Committee  (PPC)

PPC is Meeting December 5 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.

Holiday Break

School will be out of session December 21st – January 3rd for Holiday Break. Classes will resume January 4, 2018.

Student Council News

Early in November (Nov 6-15) Student council had a competition to see which class could buy the most turkey dinners for the Holland Rescue Mission in Holland. Each dinner costs $2.00. The class with the most purchased dinners would receive an apple cider and donut party.

I’m happy to announce that Jefferson raised $756.00 for Holland Rescue Mission! Way to go Jefferson!

Also the Class winner who raised the most funds and recipient of the Cider and Donut party was Mrs. Kamps  3rd grade class, they purchased 92 meals! Mrs. Valks 4th grade class came in 2nd with 76 meals purchased.

Holiday Grams

Student Council will be having a Holiday Gram sale Dec. 18-19. Grams will be 25 cents each and delivered to class on Dec. 20. This is a great way to send a special holiday greeting to a friend, teacher, or staff member.

Kinder Dutch Dance

Tulip Time is looking for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders interested in becoming Dutch Dancers! Kinder Dutch Dance information and registration can be found at their website. .

Be Nice Award Winners

Throughout each week students/teachers are able to nominate a student who has gone out of his/her way to do something nice for someone. The winners are drawn every Wednesday.  Here is a list of our past winners:  Maddix Burchett, Hope Parker, Kiara Rios, Esella Luna

Winners receive a Be Nice shirt and certificate! Maybe the next one will be You!

Middle School Choir Concert

You are invited to our upcoming 6th Grade Concordia and 7th Grade Cantus Winter Choir Concert! 

Our Concert is on Tuesday, December 5th. The 6th Grade Choir will begin singing at 6:30pm, and 7th Grade Choir will begin 7pm. This will be held at West K-7 in the cafeteria.  I know the students always love seeing you there to support them!

Middle School Orchestra Dates:

Combined orchestra rehearsal is Thurs., Dec. 7 at West K-7

7th graders are to report from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

6th graders are to report from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Concert is Thurs., Dec. 14 at West K-7

All students report in uniform at 6:15 pm to the West orchestra room

Concert start time is 7:00 pm and will last approximately half an hour.


Goodies Factory Fundraiser is in full swing. The last day of the sale is Tuesday, December 5. All Money and order forms must be turned in on that day. Remember for every 3 items your student has sold they can get a Pokeman Keychain as long as a parent/guardian fills out the slip that was in their packet verifying their sale.

Box Tops

Our Box Top pick up will be this Friday December 1. The Winning class will gets a trophy for the month and each student will get a sucker, “Pops for Tops”.

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is slowly growing. 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. We would love for you to check when you are here during conferences too!

Lunch Information

Lunch balances can be paid online  or in the main office. If you would like a lunch application for free or reduced lunch they are available in the school office.

For up to date information and reminders, Like us on facebook, Holland Jefferson PPC  or follow Jefferson on Twitter, @newsJeff1

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