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Last update: 2/18/2019

Jefferson PTA Home

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


March 18, 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 PTA Roller Skating Party - Get out your roller skates or roller blades and save the date for the Jefferson Roller Skating Party!  Join us on Sunday, March 31st at the Lombard Roller Rink. Time to be announced on the Families of Jefferson 205 Facebook page and via a backpack flyer this week.


Missed out on the 5th Grade Photo Art at the Tiger Fest? - We had such a great response at the Tiger Fest that we wanted to offer everyone the chance to purchase this amazing photograph that every single one of the 5th graders helped to create! Every Fifth Grade Student had a photo taken at school and these photos were edited to create this very special photo keepsake.  Every student in the 5th grade is in one photo, along with their signature! Each color photo is 16x24, mounted on styrene. It is sturdy enough to hang on the wall, or suitable for framing.

If you would like to order, please send a check in an envelope to the PTA (you can send it with your student or drop it off at the office). Make your check for $50 to: Jefferson PTA.  Please add:  5th GRADE PHOTO in the MEMO section. Please have your order in by Wednesday, March 20th.


Jefferson Experience Parties - Thank you for participating at the Tiger Fest and for your support to 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!

Mother & Daughter Book Club (only 2 spots left) - $40/mother & daughter pair. Join a fun group of mothers & daughters for a unique Book Club experience. Mothers & Daughters will read thought provoking literature then go to the host’s house for discussion and socializing. Snacks, fun, activities will be provided. Age requirement: students entering into 4th and 5th grades.

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.

If you would like to sign up for any of these parties please contact Ioana Fernandez at


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.


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


Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • March 19th - PTA Meeting at 8:30am in Jefferson MPR
  • March 20th - Student Late Arrival
  • March 31st - Jefferson Roller Skating Party, Lombard Roller Rink
  • April 1st - Running Club starts
  • April 5th - Fruitful Yield 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.