5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting - Cancelled
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM District-wide Parent University
Thomas Jefferson Primary School’s PBIS Pilots of the Month were visited by the Peoria Rivermen to play hockey in the gymnasium for their positive behavior reward. Three of the players came to dance with the students during pre-game warm ups. They played hockey and all worked up a sweat!
Sensory Story Time Katy Bauml, Reference Assistant at Peoria Public Library, presents "Sensory Story Time" once a month in Jane Bielenberg and Katlyn Woodard's inclusive First Grade Classroom at Thomas Jefferson School. This interactive experience features read-aloud books, poems, music and activities to engage the senses.
The "Buehler Buddies" project was designed to be a cooperative effort between Thomas Jefferson First Grade Room 29 and residents of Buehler Home, (a neighborhood retirement community). First Graders in Room 29 and residents at Buehler Home share time together once a month reading, socializing and participating in music and art activities. The program is supported by a grant which Mrs. Jane Bielenberg, First Grade Teacher at Thomas Jefferson, received from the Peoria Public Schools Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. This experience supports Peoria Public School's goal of implementing social and emotional learning for all students in the 5 year Strategic Plan. Through interacting with residents at Buehler Home children will not only observe positive role models, but provide the residents some joy and purpose. The interactions can provide a foundation for acquiring social awareness and relationship skills.