April Weitkamp Welcome to the Life Skills class at Jefferson Elementary!  We are delighted to have you and your child join us.  Our classroom is a unique and dynamic place with a lot going on each and every day.  We are very excited to have your student in our class this year and are  looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development. Jefferson is a warm and welcoming place with a wonderful staff and we are glad you are here with us.
    I have been teaching in a self-contained special education setting since 1998, and have been with the Everett school district since 2004.  I received my BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education from Washington State University in 1997, and spent the next few years working for the Kent School District.  I received my MA in Educational Counseling from Seattle Pacific University prior to coming to Everett. 
    The focus for our classroom (in addition to our IEPs) is communication. How can we model it, how can we teach alternative forms to use, and how can we make it meaningful and available to our students in any environment? We LOVE to see how far our students have come and learn through the years, especially when they come back to visit us in the future.
    I enjoy reading, taking walks and spending time with my family, including my son Lukas and daughter Olivia.

    If you wish to reach me, I am available via email at aweitkamp@everettsd.org and via phone at 425.385.7434.  Please allow me 24 hours to respond.
    Thank you,
    April Weitkamp :) 
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    Hello Spring!!
    Conferences begin next Monday - March 27th. We look forward to half days with the students and time either in-person or via Zoom to discuss your child's progress and hopes for this year. Please sign-up using the link below if you have not yet done so. Remember, Monday evening conferences will only be offered via Zoom.
    -Wed. Mar. 22nd - Jefferson Fun Run (wear shoes that can keep you going and are OK on the field)
    -Thur. Mar. 23rd - ExRR and Life Skills visit the Seattle Aquarium

    ATTENDANCE LINK: JFEAttendance@everettsd.org. Please report student absences (including reasons) here.


    IF YOU NEED TECHNOLOGY HELP - TRY THIS LINK https://www.everettsd.org/Page/32723 - and if unable to find your answer, please feel free to email me.


     Therapists who work with your child:
     Tracy Hartley
    Tracy Hartley (OT/PT) 
    Amy Seacrist (SLP)