Jefferson Primary wrapped up 2019 by honoring a great group of students.
Principal Valerie Capitulo-Saide announced December’s Citizens of the Month Award recipients. The group was cited by faculty and staff members for their all-around superlative performance throughout the building.
The youngsters were honored during an assembly in the school gym. Their names were read out over the sound system and each of the students was presented with a certificate. They posed for a group photo with Ms. Capitulo-Saide.
December’s honorees include Kaylee Becker, Constance Chang, Elene Enageli, Colin Fiore, Irsan Galvez Guevara, Josue Granados Medrano, Daniel Kasindorf, Lillian Matarese, Christian Mendez, Mia Mendoza Torres, Taylor Merrell, Felix Perdomo Menjivar, Logan Ranft, Diana Ramos Saravia, Frankie Sesterak, Abigail Torrusio-Quigley and Tenison Wilde.
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.
The Jefferson PTA will meet on Wednesday (January 8) at 9:45 a.m. The PTA is sponsoring Bingo Night on Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.