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This is your Jefferson PTA!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year at Jefferson!

The Jefferson Elementary PTA provides several programs to all students, including the Thanksgiving Feast, Science Olympiad, and Author Visits at no cost to the students or teachers. Check out a list of all the great things your PTA offers!


Letter from the 2018-19 Jefferson PTA President


The PTA needs you!  Membership allows you to participate as a voting member in an organization that not only benefits your child, but all children at Jefferson.

  • PTA Membership form
  • Join the PTA and you also receive access to MySchoolAnywhere, the Jefferson online directory and app.
    • If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events the PTA has to offer, you can sign up at the PTA Ice Cream Social or complete the Volunteer Sign-up form and mail to:  Jefferson PTA, 360 E. Crescent Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

We can’t wait for you to join and get involved!

Jefferson PTA Newsletter

Jefferson Elementary School Home


April 1, 2019


PTA Board Elections - Please consider joining the Jefferson PTA Board. All positions are for a one year term starting in July. Nominations will be considered through April 16. This Tiger Beat announcement will serve as official public notice. To learn more about or to be considered for a Board position, please contact Jen Hall at, Jessica Testani at or Phil Fernandez at Board Elections will take place at the PTA Meeting on May 21, 2019.


Jefferson Experience Parties - Thank you for your continued support of the Jefferson PTA!  With your help we were able to raise funds to continue to provide educational and fun programs for our kids and families. There is still an opportunity to purchase tickets for the following experience parties:

Derby Party - May 4th, 2019, $50/person. Don your best party hats and attire for the 145th Kentucky Derby. Come join us for a couples night of drinks, appetizers, music and fun. What a fun way to wrap up the school year!

Mom's Night Out Dance Edition - $25/person, date TBD. Sweat, laugh and get your groove on with the outstanding Kristin Rozmus, FFC Instructor!  Have fun on the dance floor as you learn easy choreography. All levels and abilities are welcome! Then join us at the FFC bar for a glass of champagne! Ticket includes: a dance fitness class, one drink, and priceless memories!

Mom's Pool Party - May 17, 2019, $30/person. Summer is almost here so let’s have some fun in the sun. Come hang out by the pool and have some fun without the kids or dads. This event includes food, drinks, music and fun.

Payment is required to secure your participation in any of the Jefferson Experience Parties. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson PTA and can be sent to school with your child (in an envelope marked “Tiger Fest Experience Party”), dropped off or given to Ioana Fernandez, 238 E Cayuga Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126.  

If you signed up for an experience party but still need to pay, please send payment as soon as possible. April 10, 2019 is the deadline to pay for registered experience parties.  After this date, we will look to start adding people from the waitlists. 

Please direct any questions about the Jefferson Parties to Ioana Fernandez at


Kendra Scott Shopping Event - Come shop, sip and snack with us at the Kendra Scott shopping fundraiser on Thursday April 18th from 6-8pm! 20% of all sales will be donated back to the Jefferson PTA.  It's the perfect time to find that special gift for Mother's Day.  If you cannot join us please consider placing a phone order anytime the day of the event. More information can be found here.  


Prairie Garden Committee - Do you enjoy gardening or do you want to learn more? The Jefferson PTA’s Prairie Garden Committee is looking for volunteers to help get the garden plots ready for summer. What does this mean? We clean out old growth, divide perennials if needed, weed, mulch etc.  There are no set days for volunteering, the Committee Chair uses an email list to contact volunteers about volunteering days and times based on the weather. Weather permitting we hope to start work in the garden after Spring Break. No gardening experience is needed! If you are interested in helping or if you just want to know more, please contact Jessica Testani at for more information. 


Jefferson Running Club (JRC)
We are excited to get out of the cold and start the 11th spring season of Jefferson Running Club (JRC)! JRC is scheduled to start, Monday, April 1st and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays through May 8th weather permitting. If your child is interested in running, please have them wear appropriate running footwear and bring their necklaces. 

Running club is able to operate safely and efficiently due to our wonderful parent volunteers! Please find the link below to sign up for as many days as you can - we generally need at least 12 volunteers for the first session (1st, 2nd and 3rd graders running 11:30am-11:55am) and 8 volunteers for the second session (4th and 5th graders running 11:55am-12:20pm) in order for running club to take place! Family members are welcome too!

If you have any questions regarding Running Club please contact: Laura WhiteShannon Jackson or Patty Gorski.

Lunch Room/Playground Volunteers - Calling all volunteers!  The April sign-up for Lunchroom/Playground volunteers is available.  Volunteers assist the lunch room and playground attendants in supporting the needs of all Jefferson students.  Volunteers works the entire shift from 11am-12:30pm.  Parents may volunteer for one time or many!  It's a great way to see you child in action at school.  For more information, go to the PTA website.

Sign up via Sign-up Genius for April at:

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Fruitful Yield Fundraiser - Fruitful Yield in Elmhurst has generously reached out to host a shop/earn event in support of the PTA Council Scholarship fund.  It will be held on April 5th from 8am-8pm.  Please see flyer here for additional details.


Bryan PTA Treasure Hunt - The Bryan PTA needs your support! Don't miss out on our annual (and ONLY) fundraiser, the Bryan Treasure Hunt on Saturday, April 13! This is a fun, adults only, night out where you drive with your team of up to 6 adults per car through the Hunt course, racing other teams to solve clues. This year, the theme is MOVIE QUOTES. So grab a team and, if you're up for it, pick a fun movie theme for your team. Go all out with costumes, grab matching t-shirts, or just come as you are for a great night to support our Bryan family. You don't have to be a Bryan parent to come to the event.... so please spread the word to future and past Bryan Demon families!!

The Treasure Hunt is our only fundraiser for the school year and we really need your support this year.  It's just $300 per car to enter (just $50pp with a full 6 adults in your car). We're providing dinner, cash bar, raffles and auctions at Fitz's Spare Keys at the After Party!  For more information, see the Bryan PTA websiteand use this form to register today.


Mark Your Calendars! Student Late Arrival days for elementary students are: April 3 & 24; and May 8.


Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • April 1st - Running Club starts
  • April 3rd - Student Late Arrival
  • April 5th - Fruitful Yield Fundraiser
  • April 13th - Bryan PTA Treasure Hunt
  • April 16th - Coffee with Mrs. Weber/PTA Meeting, 8:30am in Jefferson MPR
  • April 18th - Kendra Scott Fundraiser 




March 19, 8:30 AM

Location: Jefferson Elementary School Multi-purpose Room


All are welcome.

Please join us!


Be a part! Join the PTA!

It's never too late!

Sign up here.

All PTA Members receive access to the MySchoolAnywhere directory, which includes contact information for all students.

Questions about membership? Contact Becca Harpster.