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  • Attention, Bull Team Parents!

    We are offering an optional Bull Team T-shirt for sale! If you would like to purchase one for your son or daughter, please click the title link to access the online ordering site.

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  • Magazine Madness Begins Soon!

    Calling all Patriots to get behind our one and only fundraiser of the year! Click the title link to find out more about how you can contribute to the cause and become eligible for prizes even before the kickoff on 9/17. NEW THIS YEAR: we are encouraging donations, as donations are a greater benefit to Home & School! Donations count towards prizes, and each $25 donation is equal to one magazine sale.

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  • Check out the Principal's Newsletter!

    Be sure to scroll down to the section entitled "Principal's Newsletter." It's a good way to track Jefferson Talk203 messages as well as other information from our administrative team.

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  • Vision & Hearing Screenings

    The 2018-19 vision and hearing screenings are set for October 17, 2018. If your child wears glasses, please make sure he/she wears them during the screening. Should your child be absent, the re-screening date is October 31, 2018. Please click the title link or visit our Health Services page to view the parent notifications regarding these screenings.

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  • Keep up to date with VB203!

    VB203 is the Virtual Backpack for District 203, our "eco-friendly" approach to distributing information. Click to find out more about the regular notices sent to all Talk203 participants! or go to Quick Links below for direct access.

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Patriot Spotlight

Principal's Newsletter

  • Assistant Principal Family Leave

    Posted by Eric Decker on 9/11/2019

    Patriot Families,

    I am excited to share with you that my wife and I are expecting our third child in less than 3 weeks now! I plan to continue my work at Jefferson until labor begins. After welcoming the next member of our family, I will be on leave for 4 weeks during which time Dan Thorse will be covering my position. Dan is a retired Assistant Superintendent familiar with our district, Jefferson, and our student body. I am grateful to have his support and expertise at Jefferson during my absence. Please know that he is ready to assist and can be reached at or on the phone at extension 6357.

    Eric Decker
    Assistant Principal



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  • New Parking Configuration

    Posted by Eric Decker on 9/3/2019

    Hello Patriot Families!

    You will notice some changes to our south parking lot when you return to Jefferson on Tuesday, September 3rd. We have been able to re-route traffic in a way that is safer for student drop-off and pick-up. Students can now be dropped off curb-side along the south side of the building similar to the front driveway on Loomis. We are asking that all cars using the South parking lot (on Bauer Rd.) for drop-off, turn right (or West) when exiting between 7:00am and 8:00am, and between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. If you need to proceed East on Bauer, please drop off at the main entrance on Loomis to be able to utilize the stop sign to make a left turn. These changes will increase the safety for students. Just a reminder that all students arriving for school will enter through the West side of the building (blacktop area). All students arriving after 7:45 should be dropped off at the main entrance on Loomis.

    Thank you for your cooperation,

    Eric Decker
    Assistant Principal
    Jefferson Junior High

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  • Breakfast at Jefferson

    Posted by Megan Ptak on 8/26/2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    As part of the beginning of the school year, your child was provided a Handbook and a paper school calendar to bring home. The Handbook contains all of the school rules and expectations. The calendar is intended to be kept at home as a resource and includes many of the pertinent rules for parents.

    I want to take a moment to inform all families of some of the lunchroom expectations found in our Handbook from Aramark and Naperville 203. Continuing from previous years students/parents are not allowed to bring food for other students. A parent may only bring food for their child due to safety for all (food allergies, etc.). Therefore, birthday treats, lunch for a group of students, etc. is not allowed. Secondly, money is not loaned out to students for lunches. We ask that you please make sure to check with your student that they always have money for lunches or that they bring their lunch to school. Thank you for understanding the lunchroom expectations.

    Another important note, last school year we ran a breakfast pilot program at our school from February until the end of the school year. Doing this gave us an opportunity to provide students access to breakfast, if needed, and learn how this may work for students. We surveyed students, parents/guardians, and staff members. Survey results were analyzed and reported to the Board of Education this summer. We learned a lot from the responses from our community and the decision was made to continue the breakfast program at our school this coming year. This will provide us with additional information that will inform a bid for a new food services contract which will begin in July 2020. For those students who wish to participate, following is some helpful information for your review.


    Price for breakfast is $1.40 full price (elem) $1.50 (jh). Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch will also qualify for the same for breakfast.

    How to purchase breakfast

    The breakfast program is quickly accessed by students who choose to eat breakfast at school and they can do it with little interruption to the beginning of their learning day. The process is as follows:

    1. Each day, students enter the building as they always have.
    2. Students interested in breakfast would go to the Athletics hallway where a breakfast cart will be available. Jefferson staff will direct students as needed.
    3. Students select their breakfast items: breakfast entrée, fruit, milk, and/or juice.
    4. Students take their breakfast items back to their classrooms for consumption.
    5. Breakfast consumption and procedures will vary for classrooms with unique allergen safe plans.

    Your student does not have to eat breakfast; it is your/their choice. A breakfast menu is printed each month and accompanies the regular monthly school lunch menu. Nutritional information can be found for breakfast, on our website as well. The menu items consist of healthy students’ favorites made with whole grains and low fat proteins and every breakfast is served with cold 100% fruit juice and/or 1% milk.

    Considering the well known and documented benefits of students eating breakfast everyday, we look forward to providing your student with this additional opportunity to be successful and to reach their potential. Please keep this option in mind when sending your student off to school. Please also discuss with your student whether or not you would like them to pick up a breakfast on any given day. We are excited about this pilot program and the benefits it will provide our students.

    What a great start it has been to our school year! We hope these supports will help your student have a successful start to the year.


    Jefferson Junior High Administration

    Mrs. Ptak – Principal
    Malee Farmer – Assistant Principal
    Eric Decker - Assistant Principal


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  • Assistant Principal Leave of Absence

    Posted by Malee Farmer on 8/21/2019

    Dear Jefferson Families,

    It has been great meeting new students and seeing familiar faces returning to the building. The staff is invigorated for a new school year. I wanted to share that I am expecting the arrival of my third baby any day now. I will be taking a leave of absence for three months and anticipate returning on November 18th. The district is providing great support with a substitute during that time. Christine Ernst is an experienced administrator with a wealth of knowledge. She has had positions ranging from Dean, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. Jefferson is lucky to have her. You may reach her at, and my phone line will be forwarded to her while I am out. Jefferson will be in good hands until I return.

    My family appreciates being a part of the Jefferson community. We are grateful for everyone coming together so that we can take the time to welcome our new son.

    Thank you,
    Malee Farmer
    Assistant Principal

    I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. As Malee had mentioned, my name is Christine, (Christy) Ernst, and I will be taking over Malee’s responsibilities as assistant principal here at Jefferson until her return later in the fall. I am very excited to become a part of the Jefferson community, and will do my very best to work to create a smooth transition during her absence. I look forward to supporting the students, parents and staff of Jefferson Junior High.

    Christy Ernst


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