Washington D.C.


Want to find out how you can travel to Washington D.C. with JLA teachers and students. Click on the link: www.JLA.Washington.D.C./com


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Jefferson’s Robotics class participated in the Annual LBUSD Robo Bowl Competition, which showcases the technical skills students are acquiring through participation in middle school STEM programs. Participating students designed, built and constructed robots to enter the competition. The JLA team made it to the semi- finals this year. Congrats to our students and their instructor, Ms. Croft. 

Marrow 5k


Congratulations to our JLA Jaguars on completing the March for Marrow 5k (3.1 mile) run this past Saturday in Shoreline Village.  The team included; Adriana Garcia, Juan Garcia, Ezekiel Gonzalez, Catherine Alcala, along with her mother, Perla Morales,  Karen Manera, Kayla O’Mally, Mario Ventura, Imani Lawrence, Imani Moore, Matthew Paredes and Miguel Zamago.  All the Jaguars did a great job! 

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JLA Music Department

Congratulations to JLA's Advanced Full Orchestra for receiving the highest honor, "Superior" ratings at the 2017 High Note's Festival in Orange County. Go Jaguars! 



Congratulations to Julia Sutedjo on being selected for a spot on the Ohlendorf All District Honor Orchestra"  The district only accepts 24 violin students from the entire district to be in this orchestra.  Julia is the first student from Jefferson to be selected since 2010. 


December 14th at 5:30PM

Starting Monday, December 11th, purchase your tickets to JLA's Winter Concert before school in the 100 building lobby. The concert will be featuring Jefferson's Chorus, Advanced Band, and Advanced Orchestra. The concert will be held in the auditorium on Thursday, December 14th at 5:30PM. Cost of admission is $2.00. Go Jaguars!


Monday - Thursday from 3:45 - 4:45

Tutoring will be offered after-school Monday - Thursday from 3:45PM - 4:45PM in the JLA Library. Stay for a few minutes or stay for the entire hour, you decide! Students can get help with math, science, ELA, or history. You can also stop by to finish your classwork or homework. Teachers and volunteers will be there to help you. 

Celebrate winter with Jefferson's PTA

JLA Family and friends can help our school and brighten up their winter season with these two special gifts, available for a limited time only. 


PTA will be selling handmade Gingerbread Houses every morning now through December 15 in  the 100 foyer. Cost is $5; there are a variety of colors to choose from. Students can pic out thier favorite and pick it up after school for safe transport home. Please note, these are for decoration only. 


We also have a limited number of Holiday Spirit Wear tee shirts available. The design features Winter Cheer as well some of the values that make Jefferson Students the warmest all year long. Cost is $10, sizes are limited to stock on hand. 

Email jlaptaok@gmail.com with any questions! Happy Holidays from Jefferson' PTA!

Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Day

Every year, the students and staff of JLA show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink. We call this Pink Day


During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year—people wear pink to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.


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The application for High School Choice for current eighth grade students is open and available via ParentVue. As of today, over 51% of registered families have successfully completed the application, district-wide. The deadline to submit up to six pathway choices at the eleven participating schools is 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Failure to complete the application, or submission of a late application, will result in consideration after all on-time applicants have received decisions. If you have questions, or need assistance, please visit your school’s office or you can call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.


La aplicación de Elección de Preparatorias está abierta para los estudiantes del 8vo grado por  ParentVue.  Más del 51% de familias registradas han completado la aplicación exitosamente, en todo el distrito.  La fecha límite para completar, hasta seis opciones de las 11 escuelas preparatorias que participan, es el miércoles, 20 de diciembre, 2017.  Si no completa la aplicación, o la entrega tarde se considerara después de todas las aplicaciones que fueron entregadas a tiempo.  Si tiene preguntas, o necesita ayuda, por favor visite la oficina de su escuela secundaria o llame a la línea de Ayuda, Elección de Preparatorias al 562-997-8306. 


Good afternoon eighth grade families,


We hope you had the opportunity to attend and learn about our high schools during the “explore” phase of the School of Choice process this year.


Tomorrow, at approximately 9:00am, our School of Choice application will open for all active/registered eighth grade students via ParentVue. Your middle or K8 school and Team High School Choice will be ready to assist families in navigating and completing the application in a variety of ways.


Reminder: All families need to complete an application for high school through ParentVue.


Middle/K8 School Support:

Select staff at your current school site have been trained and will be able to assist you, if needed. Please call the office or review the school's School Loop homepage to find out what dates and times you may visit.



Parents with questions or those needing assistance can call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306 and leave a message for us to return the call. We will return all calls as quickly as possible, and please keep in mind that there is no benefit to completing the application first. As long as the application is completed in the system by 11:59pm on December 20, 2017, it will be considered on time.


In Office:

We welcome parents that would like assistance with the application to drop in to our office at 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810, on the third floor. We are able to assist families anytime from 9:00am through 4:30pm, on any business day of the application window.


Instructional Videos:

Our team has updated our instructional videos and they are now featured at the very top of our website: http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/School_Choice/hs_choice.cfm


Videos are available in English, Spanish, and Khmer, and are about six minutes in length. While I understand that many parents will forego this step, taking a few minutes out of the day to watch one helps to answer many questions parents have about the application itself.


Parents who successfully complete the application and certify their choices receive a confirmation document, sent to their registered email address. If a parent does not receive the document within 30 minutes, we encourage them to check their junk or spam folders first, and if it isn’t there, to call the Helpline. This is the timestamped proof of pathway selection, what ranking each pathway is at, and that the application was submitted on time.


Important links for parents to have access to over the next few weeks are:


HS Choice website: http://www.lbschools.net/Departments/School_Choice/hs_choice.cfm


ParentVue login page: https://parentlbusd.lbschools.net/Login_Parent_PXP.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True


We have had record numbers of families participate in our events this year, and we thank you. It speaks volumes to your commitment and involvement in your student's education. Our high schools look forward to your partnership in fall of 2018.


We wish you all a restful Winter Break and the happiest of holiday seasons.

Team High School Choice


Resources for Families Lacking Internet or Computer Access


For qualifying families who lack Internet or computer access, the attached flier provides information about low-cost resources that are available.


Recursos para las familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora


Para familias que no tienen acceso al Internet o computadora, el volante adjunto proporciona información acerca de recursos de bajo costo que están disponibles.


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