Jefferson PTO

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Our JLA students put their thoughts on paper for an anti-bullying essay contest as part of our school’s Peace and Anti-Bullying Campaign. Check out our winners who were mentioned in the OC Register. 

Click here to read the article! 


Mrs. Norvell

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On Wednesday, February 5th our very own Mrs. Jessica Norvell was honored at the Outstanding VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) ceremony. Mrs Norvell is a Recreation Aide and our current PTO President.  Five outstanding VIPS were honored on Wednesday. We are proud to have Mrs. Norvell as a staff member and appreciate all that she does for Jefferson.

Ms. Berry

Ms. Berry attended the Press Telegram's Meet the Writers Night on January 15th.  She enjoyed talking with Rich Archbold, editor; Josh Dulheny, higher education; and Nadra Nittle, Elementary & Secondary Education. Ms. Berry shared about our school's special events such as Jef Poetry Jam and our Robotics team, and presented Ms. Nittle with a Robotics T- shirt from Ms. Moreno.

Family Math Night

We had a terrific attendance by our JLA students and families - thank you to all of them for participating!

Our presenters included Mrs. De Lang (6th grade teacher) and Mr. Ahrens (7/8th grade Algebra ...more


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Jefferson was mentioned in the Long Beach Press-Telegram for collecting 1400 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.  Click here to read the article:


Red Ribbon Week

Jefferson's Rock for Red Ribbon Concert was mentioned in the Orange County Register. Click on the link to read about it. 


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Beach Walk

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Well done, Jaguars! Collectively we raised over $410 dollars in charitable donations for The Children's Clinic's Annual Beach Walk on Saturday, October 26th. Thank you to all who contributed and to all who walked! We are looking forward to next year!

Art Contest


Ruby Palacios  submitted  art work for the 2nd annual SEA SCARE Sea Monster Poster Contest at Cabrillo Aquarium. Out of hundreds of amazing entries her poster received 2nd place in the “Trickster” category (5th-8th grade). Congratulations!
Her poster will be displayed in the Aquarium’s Exhibit Hall from now until December 1st, 2013!


6th Grade Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from 9AM-11AM.  Please plan on attending, participation is strongly suggested. 

The day’s itinerary will be as follows:

  • School Pictures/Student ID Cards:  Students must be dressed in a solid white, navy or powder blue collared (polo style) top in order to have their picture taken. (Bottoms of your choice may be worn).  
  • School Tours: Familiarize yourself with the JLA campus.
  • FREE School Uniforms: Get measured for FREE school uniforms from the Assistance League of Long Beach.
  • Textbooks:  Present your ID to pick up your four (4) textbooks.
  • Information Fair: 
    • Purchase school P.E. uniforms (T-Shirts $10, Shorts $10)
    • Receive information and/or signup for ICES (LB WRAP) our FREE after-school program.
    • Receive information about cafeteria services and complete a school lunch application.
  • Spirit Wear: Purchase Spirit Wear (T-Shirts $10, Sweatshirts $25, V-Necks $15 – Cash only)
  • Meet our Principal: Meet school administration and receive important information regarding policies and procedures at Jefferson Leadership Academies.

Suggested School Supply List

Below is a list of general school supplies that your student will need for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please note that there may be additional supplies needed once school starts. 

  • 1 - three-ring binder (2.0-2.5 inches)
  • 2-3 spiral notebooks
  • college ruled notebook paper
  • colored pencils
  • subject dividers (6 tabs)
  • pencil holder
  • pencil sharpener with cap
  • pencils (#2 with erasers)
  • erasers
  • blue or black ball point pens
  • red ball point pens
  • 12 inch ruler (with holes to fit in binder)
  • glue sticks
  • highlighters (any color)

Jefferson News

Free Lunches for Kids Ages 1-18 (Summer 2014)
Long Beach Unified School District NUTRITION SERVICES BRANCH will be sponsoring: Free Summer Lunches for Children Almuerzos de Verano Gratis Para los Niños   No enrollment, No paperwork, No income qualifications No necesita inscri... Continue
Posted by: Ms. Pina
Published: 7/8/14

Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 6/6/14

Family Fitness Night


At Jefferson's Family Fitness Night, our JLA families participated in 4 stations (yoga, line dancing, a relay race, and a health/nutrition workshop).  Here are some of our JLA families participating in yoga.  Did you know that yoga helps to calm the mind, improves concentration, attention-span, learning ability, and memory function?  

PTO Fitness Fundraiser

PTO Fitness Fundraiser's Top Seller

Congratulations to Peyton for being our PTO Fitness Fundraiser's top money collector.  As a top money collector, Peyton was given first choice in picking from our top seller prizes and one ticket for every $10 raised.  Peyton selected two Knott's Berry Farm tickets and received 28 raffle tickets.  The students of JLA raised close to $2000 for our PTO.  A big thank you to Peyton who raised $280! 

PI Day

2nd Annual PI Day Challenge! Students have to recite as many numbers as they can following 3.14! While teachers race to see who can eat their piece of pie the fastest! Go Jaguars!

Stellar Jaguar


At JLA, we love to recognize those who are doing an exceptional job.  Here we have Ms. Granado and Ms. De Lang passing on our "Stellar Jaguar".  This stuffed jaguar is passed around to colleagues who are always going that extra mile and working hard to make Jefferson a wonderful place to work.  Go Jaguars!

Power Lunch


Thank you to our Parent Involvement Committee for planning our first Power Lunch of the school year.  We had one of our biggest turnouts.  There is nothing like having our JLA families on campus. We absolutely love it!  Go Jaguars!

Staff vs Students


Jefferson's PTO is hosting their 1st Annual Dodgeball Tournament on February 7, 2014.  To kick things off, a Staff vs Students tournament was held.  After battling through FOUR matches, JLA STAFF won!  Go Jaguars! 

JLA Staff Dress Up for Halloween


All work and no play. Not at JLA! Everyone needs to have a little bit of fun sometime. Check out our JLA teachers and staff who go into the Halloween spirit.  

Back to School Night

Thank you to all of our JLA parents who found the time in their busy schedules to attend Back-to-School Night.  It was a great night.  We had entertainment, food, and lots of fun!

Pajama Spirit Day


This year, Target gave away money to schools all over the country for a simple act:  a vote.  JLA staff and students set a goal of 400 votes. If we reached our goal, students AND staff would earn a Pajama Spirit Day.  Well, we did it! Here we are enjoying our first Spirit Day for the 2013-2014 school year. Go Jaguars!

Welcome to JLA 2013-2014

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Welcome Jefferson Jaguars! We had a wonderful first day of school with our returning students and our students who are new to JLA! We look forward to having a great year of learning and fun!


The 2013-2014 New Student Orientation at Jefferson Leadership Academies was a big success. New students and their families had the chance to hear some information about our school, tour the campus, purchase Spirit Wear, meet some of the staff and teachers, and have some fun!


This Week at JLA

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JLA Spirit Wear

See Ms. Ghareeb in Room 102 to purchase your JLA Spirit Wear. All items are available in white, light blue, and dark blue. These items are available throughout the school year.  

Click here for PRICES and STYLES.

Today: 7/25/14

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