Jefferson Primary School Principal with September's award recipients.

Jefferson School Honors Citizens of the Month

Jefferson Primary School Principal with September's award recipients.

October 12, 2018

Jefferson Primary School honored its September Citizens of the Month Award recipients during a ceremony in the gymnasium.

Principal Valerie Capitulo-Saide presented coveted certificates to Rhys Carrillo, Rosie Carrillo, Daniel Cruz, Annabelle Donovan, Grace Gonzalez, Keyri Guidel, Miranda Kincaid, Daniel Kasindorf, Joshua Koiyet, Steven Lopez, Anthony Naborre, Taelynn Rice, Ahilyn Ramirez Hernandez, Escarlet Martinez Rodriguez, Taylor Merrell and Olivia Sheridan.

The group stayed assembled long enough for a commemorative photo with Ms. Capitulo-Saide to be snapped.

The Citizen of the Month Award is known informally as the Spot Award. Why? Well, when a Jefferson student displays commendable behavior, teachers and staff members “spot” the youngster. An all-grades assembly is held each month to recognize the students who have been “spotted” the most.

Still a little fuzzy about the whole concept? Here’s an easy to understand answer. The Jefferson School mascot is a jaguar, an animal known for its spotted appearance. Every Jefferson student is trying to get spotted so they can be an award winner, too.

A Jefferson School parent workshop is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. The Jefferson community will march in Huntington UFSD’s Homecoming Day parade on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m.

Jefferson’s Family Fun Night is set for Friday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. The school will hold a costume parade for students on Wednesday, October 31.