Jefferson Elementary School
Grades: Childcare - Grade 2 | Manistee Area Public Schools
Welcome to Jefferson – Kindergarten – Grade 2
Also home to Childcare, Pre-K & GSRP
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.
Mariners Lead the Way!
Jefferson Elementary School will be home to MAPS Childcare, Preschool, GSRP, and Kindergarten to Grade 2 for the 2023/24 school year while the consolidated elementary school building is under construction.
2023/24 School Nutrition Services Information
We are pleased to inform you that we will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at Manistee Area Public Schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.
As we start this program for the 23/24 school year, we ask that each household complete a Household Information Report found online at: https://manisteeps.familyportal.cloud. Click "Apply for benefits" to get started. This report only takes five minutes to fill out and must be completed by each household in our District. Paper copies are available upon request. We also ask that you pay any lunch balance due from the prior school year. The CEP Program cannot be in place with overdue balances remaining.
In addition, the Household Information Report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc. These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:
- Instructional support (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
- Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
- Professional Learning for staff
- Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
We are asking that you please complete and submit the Household Information Report as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the report submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the report, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us.
Keri Carlson Nutrition Services Director
Time to Register for Pre-School & Kindergarten!
The time has come to start planning for your little learners entry into Pre-School or Kindergarten! You can register to receive your information packet. Just follow the link below.
Update: The issues with creating a Parent PowerSchool account should be resolved! Moving forward if you try to create a new parent account you should receive the verification email. If you have already created the account but didn't receive a verification email, log...
You, your family, friends and neighbors are invited to start your day at *MAPS' Traditional Pancake Breakfast, on Sunday, July 2, 2023, 8 am to 1 pm, Manistee Middle/High School, 525 Twelfth Street, Manistee, MI.* We're serving stacks of flapjacks and other yummy,...
Parents/Guardians, Please review the following Pandemic EBT eligibility notice. If you believe your student is eligible, please fill out sections 1, 2 and 4 in the attached document and turn it into Sara Schubert (firstname.lastname@example.org - 231.398.3723) at MAPS Central...
Your Jefferson Team
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Julia Raddatz, Principal email@example.com
Amy Miller, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Kasandra Johnson, 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
Amy Bush, Special Education email@example.com
McAnn Bradford, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Feyen, Elementary Music email@example.com
Chasity Gouker, Title I Reading/Literacy Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Lundberg, Kindergarten email@example.com
Cindy Matthes, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabella Rankin, Second Grade email@example.com
Michael Rosteck, Elementary Art firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Shimel, SafeNet email@example.com
Josh Smith First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Slawinski, Kindergarten email@example.com
Anna Marie Thompson, First Grade 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
Deb Erdman email@example.com
Macie Goodspeed firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Johnson email@example.com
Katy Lacki firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanie Pointer email@example.com
Kristie Schlafley firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty Weber email@example.com
Charles Carver firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Cole email@example.com
Melissa Gutowski firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Your 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 and daycare options
As Manistee Mariners, we are all leaders in our own way. Mariners lead at school, with friends, and in the community by developing healthy relationships, using responsible decision-making and respectful communication.
T | TRUSTWORTHY — Always tell the truth
R | RESPECTFUL — Listen and are polite
A | ACCEPTING — Friends to all
C | COOPERATIVE — Work as a team
K | KIND — Thoughtful and caring
“TRACK” is the Manistee Area Public Schools global, district-wide, leaders platform that all educators, staff and students follow throughout their educational journey. This initiative is connected to course curriculum, extra curricular programs, disciplinary procedures, and internal culture.