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Page 8, Cloverdale Reveille, May 14, 1997 Open House Families and friends found Jefferson School transformed into a jumble for Open House. Many classrooms featured trop- ical jungles, endangered species and projects inspired by field trips to Safari West. We gathered together for a wonderful Open House African Rigatoni Dinner last Thursday evening! The festivities began with an incredibly delicious riga- toni dinner sponsored by the PTC and prepared by Gabby Newhart, Tracy Barrow and her safari buddies. Grandparents Day Jefferson Reading Safari will make a map on Friday, May 31 to celebrate Grandparents' Day. Please come with grandparents, relatives, and friends to this memorable extravaganza. Plan ahead to picnic with your fami- lies after the performance. Hot lunches are available (please reserve ahead of time with your child's teacher). The program will begin at 10 am on the back field behind Jefferson School. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. A program schedule will be announced in an upcom- ing newsletter. Distinguished School Jefferson School was recently honored as a 1997 Regional Dis- tinguished School. Nearly 700 applications were submitted--the largest in the history of the pro- gram. We did not receive state- wide status (next year!), howev- er, only four K-3 schools did! I am already working with a team to reevaluate our application so that we can receive the recogni- tion that we deserve. The re- gional nominee award may be seen in the office window soon. School report card The passage of Prop 98 includ- ed a requirement that each school in the State of California produce an annual Report Card to inform parents and the com- munity about the school and its program. We are very pleased with the results. Some highlights included Jefferson reduced ab- sences by 30%, student support services have increased, teacher and leadership evaluation scored high. Jefferson's annual School Report Card may now be picked up in the office. Parent Input forms Parent input forms went home last week. We appreciate and take into consideration every input form that is returned to the Jefferson Office. We use many criteria in order to make up classes so that they are as equal as possible. Many things have to be taken into consideration such as bey/ girl ratio; academic levels; sepa- ration of certain peers; primary language; teacher/SST recom- mendations, behavior problems, parent support and parent in- put. There will be some staffing changes next year that have not been decided yet. Please trust us to make a conscientious and ap- propriate decision when placing your child. Classroom assign- ments will be posted the last week of August. Motor Skills Update Lisa Fogg, Motor Skills Men- tar, has motivated the whole staff with her innovative and research based physical education curric- ulum. Students enjoy her cre- ative program. Most teachers are using these techniques and strat- egies duringtheir PE time. When Lisa presents a lesson toward the end of the day, a crowd of parents waiting for their chil- dren gathers to watch the antics as students exercise to the"Shoe- maker Dance , "Chicken Cacci- atore ","Messy Background , and VIacarena . Jefferson School teachers re- cently took part in another Mo- tor Skills In-Service on Monday, April 21st. Over 20 teachers turned out to participate in and learn about using hoops, carpet squares and scooter boards in different ways to conduct les- son s. Teachers drove their hula hoop cars around the gym while the song"Speed Racer  played. They learned how to maneuver them- selves on scooter beards while  playing Scooter Board Hockey. Teachers also learned new ac- tivities for large groups, includ- ing Aerobic Kickball. The Best Tax Br00'aK Since the IlL! 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Free info on hiring and working with contractors available Now that the spring remodel- ing and repair season is here, the Contractors State License Board issued a warning to Cali- fornia consumers to hire only licensed contractors and to "get information to build on" by call- ing the board. A recent survey found that 67% of California Homeowners had hired contractors. Yet only 14% had ever used any of CS- LB's free services which include providing publications on hiring and working with contractors, releasing background informa- tion on contractors, and investi- gating complaints. "Be sure to take the time to protect your biggest investment- -your home by doing your home improvement homework," not- ed State Registrar of Contrac- tors Gall Jesswein. He urged that Californians take the fol- lowing precautions. By law, a down payment can- not exceed ten percent of the contract price or $1000, which- ever is less. Don't rush into repairs or hire the first contractor who comes along. 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