Jefferson Elementary School

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Last update: 8/6/2018

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


August 1, 2018

Jefferson Elementary PTA 2018-19 - Welcome to Jefferson Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year! Below is the information that you need to sign up for the PTA, get your school directory, and put key dates in your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events soon!

  • PTA Membership - 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. Join the PTA and you also receive access to the Jefferson online directory and app. Please visit the PTA Home Page and click on and download the membership form. 
  • Volunteer for a PTA Committee - A great way to be involved in the Jefferson PTA and helping us enrich the school is by volunteering on one of the many PTA committees. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events the PTA offers, you can sign up at the PTA Ice Cream Social, the Welcome Back Breakfast or visit the PTA Home Page to find and download the Volunteer Sign Up form. The Membership form and the Volunteer Sign-up can be mailed to: Jefferson PTA, 360 E. Crescent Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. You can also bring your completed volunteer form to any of the back to school events. There are so many ways to volunteer. We can’t wait for you to join and get involved!
  • Online Directory - We are pleased to continue using MySchoolAnywhere for our online student and family directory this school year.
    • New Families and Kindergarten Parents - Be a part of the online directory. Go to and enter join code jefferson. Then you can enter your student information to be a part of our school directory maintained by the PTA. If you have questions please email
    • Returning Families - Please visit and login using your existing login information to verify and update your contact information, add any new students, and add your child's teacher. If your email has changed please email

Kindergarten Playdates - Every year, the Jefferson PTA sponsors play dates for incoming kindergarten students and their families. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. 

  • August 8th from 9-11 am at Jefferson School Park

In the event of inclement weather the play date will be cancelled. 


Spiritwear - WANT TO SHOW YOUR JEFFERSON SPIRIT? The 2018 Fall Spiritwear drive starts TODAY and ends August 31st. There are a ton of new styles for boys, girls and parents. Samples of new styles can be previewed at the following events: 

  • August 8th - During School Supply Pick Up Times at School and Kindergarten Playdates
  • August 13th - During Kindergarten Welcome/Meet the Teacher
  • August 14th - During the Ice Cream Social
  • August 15th - During the Welcome Back Coffee

We will have a few new Jefferson items for sale at these events as well as discounts on merchandise we have in stock! Please visit our online store (ONLINE ORDERING ONLY).


Box Tops for Education - This year, our school will be continuing in the Box Tops for Education program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our schools buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10 cents and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1000. To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school on the Box Top form sheet. For more information on Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit the Box Tops for Education website. Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn. It would be very helpful if you could check to make sure that the coupons are not expired. Please do not send them if they are no longer valid. Please cut the coupons out and affix to the designated area. Large & bonus coupons should be sent separately. Thank you!


Junior Great Books - Junior Great Books (JGB)is a program that is available for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. JGB is a short story discussion group that offers a fun way for students to read and discuss age-appropriate literature through the Shared Inquiry method. This program strengthens retention, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. For more information on JGB and the Shared Inquiry method, please visit The sign up for JGB will be sent out at different times of year depending on grade. Please refer to the chart below for the month that the permission forms will be sent out in the Tiger Beat. 

  • 5th Grade - August
  • 4th Grade - September
  • 3rd Grade - December
  • 2nd Grade - January

Student Late Arrival Day Information - The purpose of Student Late Arrival days is to provide time for teaching staff to collaborate and share best/next practices as part of their Professional Learning Communities, which improves student engagement and achievement. Start and Dismissial times for 2018-19 Student Late Arrival days are as follows:

  • Grades 1-5: instruction begins at 9:45 AM; classes release at 3:00 PM
  • AM Kindergarten: instruction begins at 9:45 AM, classes dismiss at 11:55 AM
  • PM Kindergarten: instruction begins at 12:55 PM, classes dismiss at 3:00 PM

Supervised student arrival will begin 15 minutes prior to the start time.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!! Student Late Arrival days for elementary students are: August 29; September 12 & 26; October 24; November 28; December 12; January 16; February 6 & 20; March 6 & 20; April 3 & 24; and May 8.


Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • August 8th - School Supply Pick Up, 9-11am, School Gym 
  • August 8th - Kindergarten Playdate, 9-11am, Jefferson School Park
  • August 13th - Kindergarten Orientation AM 4-4:45pm, PM 4:30-5:15pm
  • August 14th - Ice Cream Social, 3:30-4:30pm
  • August 14th - Meet the Teacher/School Supply Drop Off, 3:30-4pm 
  • August 15th - First Day of School
    • 8:15-9:00am - Welcome Back Coffee
    • 9-9:30am - PTA General Meeting
  • August 16th - New Family Orientation, 6:30-7:30pm
  • August 29th - Student Late Arrival Day
    • Grades 1-5 and AM Kindergarten - instruction begins at 9:45am
    • AM Kindergarten dismissal at 11:55 am
    • PM Kindergarten - instruction begins at 12:55pm
  • August 30th - Curriculum Night, 6-7:30pm (REACH 5:30-6pm)
  • September 3rd - No School Labor Day



September 18th at 8:30am

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.