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Last update: 3/20/2018

Jefferson PTA Home

This is your Jefferson PTA!

Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 School Year!

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!

2017-18 PTA Welcome letter

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.

  • 2017-2018 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

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March 20, 2018

Carnival Thank You - A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to our entire Jefferson Community for supporting, volunteering and contributing to this year's Winter Carnival/Tiger Fest! Through everyone's efforts we raised approximately $27,000. This is absolutely amazing. We are proud to be Jefferson Tigers!! This money will allow the PTA to continue all of our programming (Junior Great Books, Skating parties, Thanksgiving Feast and so much more!) and to make a donation to Jefferson to fund a new maker space and invest in classroom libraries for every classroom! These donations will be submitted to the School Board in the coming weeks for approval. 

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 5. 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 Board Elections will take place at the PTA Meeting on May 3, 2018.

Attention Parents of 5th Grade Students - The Bryan PTA has some Bryan Spirit Wear available, in select sizes for immediate purchase. Pictures of items, available sizes and prices can be found on the Spirit Wear Website. We have contacted both the Bryan and Sandburg PTA's regarding ordering school supplies for incoming 6th graders and to be informed of any thing else they want incoming 6th graders to know about. Please watch future Tiger Beats for more information.

2018 Experience Parties - Check out the EXPERIENCE PARTIES to see what spots are still available. Please contact Kathy Fromm at or Jennifer Hall at to be added to an event or to the wait list. Upcoming experience parties with space available are: 

  • Mom’s Night Out: Dance Edition, hosted by Becca Harpster and  Patty Gorski, Thursday, April 12, 2018; 7:00-9:00 PM
  • The Dailey Method Private Cycle Class, hosted by Jori Deegan, Tuesday, April 24, 2018; 7:00-8:00 PM

Did you sign up for an experience party or win something at the Carnival but still need to pay? Please send payment asap.

Kendra Scott Shopping Event - Please join us for a night of shopping to benefit Jefferson's PTA. Kendra Scott will host an in store shopping event on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 20% of all sales will be donated back to the PTA. We hope to see you there! More information can be found here.

REACH PTA Meetings - The next regularly scheduled REACH PTA meeting will take place on:

  • April 13th Meeting at 9:15am at the Elmhurst Library: Invited guest is Dr. David Moyer, Superintendent of Schools. 

Programs sponsored by the REACH PTA - REACH PTA is sponsoring several upcoming programs. Please mark your calendars! 

  • Executive Function Educational Series: Speaker Dr. Georgia Bozeday, EdD, Director Educational Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center. This educational series was made possible through a District 205 Foundation Grant. For more information about the program and/or the speaker visit the REACH PTA website.
    • The Twenty-first Century Teenage Brain - April 12 Time 6:30 - 8:30pm - Sandburg Auditorium- Doors 3 and 7 will be open. This parent presentation will center on brain development and personality characteristics commonly associated with adolescent development. Anchored in recent research in neuroscience, the focus for this parent presentation is twofold: 
      • What does the current research tell us about the unique aspects of the teen brain?
      • How can we use these understanding to inform our parenting approaches? 

Chicago Wolves Family Fun Event Save the Date:  Let's take it to the ice Jefferson Families! Join us on Sunday, April 15th at 4pm as the Chicago Wolves take on the Manitoba Moose in a fight for 1st place in the AHL Western Conference. We will have a designated section for Jefferson families with tickets only $11.00 and food and drink vouchers for $6.00. In addition, the first 1000 kids will receive a Raging Waves Waterpark ticket and the first 2500 kids will receive a Skates (Chicago Wolves Mascot) plush giveaway. Ticket order form and more details found here. Order form and payment due by  April 9th. Please contact Jennifer Cantwell at with questions.  

Spring Dance - You're Invited to... A Totally Rad 80s Dance Party, Dude! A night of fun for Jefferson Families, including a DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth, Games & Snacks. Friday, April 20, 6-9pm in the Jefferson Gym. Break out your leg warmers, parachute pants, and Vans, and get ready to rock! Presented free of charge by the Jefferson PTA, for all Jefferson Families! RSVP Here. (click the Sign Up check box, Submit and Sign Up, and enter your family name and number of attendees).

If you would like to volunteer on the Spring Dance Committee, please contact the Spring Dance Committee Chair, Elaine Warren at

Raging Waters Fitness Log - Your child should have already brought home this form. After your child completes 25 hours of exercise, you need to sign and turn in your log by April 9th. 25 hours may sound like a lot but it is only 30 minutes per day! Your child will earn a free admission to Raging Waves. 

Cub Scouts - Are you a kindergarten parent that is interested in becoming involved in Cub Scouting? Please be aware that a new 1st grade den is formed in the fall after the "Blast into Scouting" recruiting event. Pack 15, the Cub Scout pack that meets at Jefferson, will need a few parents that are interested in leading this new den. Additionally, for incoming kindergarten families, Pack 15 is looking to form a new kindergarten Lion den. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Mike Reardon, the Pack 15 Cubmaster at

Roller Skating Party - The Jefferson Roller Skating Party on Sunday, April 29th from 4-6:00 pm at the Lombard Roller Rink.  This fun activity is sponsored by the Jefferson PTA and Admission is free.

SERG Presentation - Future Care Planning for Children and Adults with Special Needs, Presented by: Kirsten Izatt, Attorney and Counselor at Law, The Estate Planning Law Group (TEPLG). It is never too early (or late) to start planning for your child's future. In this presentation, parents and educators will learn about the importance of estate planning especially for those who have a child with a disability. Attendees will also learn about how Special Need Trusts can help families protect future governmental benefits such as SSI and Medicaid. Thursday, April 19th, 7:00 to 8:00 pm at District 205 Administrative Office 162 S. York Rd., Room 216.

Superintendent's Coffee - The final Superintendent Coffee of the year is Wednesday, April 25 at 10 am at Lincoln Elementary School.

Impact DuPage Survey - Impact DuPage is a group of community leaders and organizations working together to understand the needs and priorities of DuPage County residents. As part of the Impact DuPage 2018 Community Assessment, the group is conducting a survey that asks about community themes and strengths that are important to the individuals in DuPage County.

DuPage County resident participation in this survey will help Impact DuPage improve the well-being of the community. The survey is open through March 30, 2018 and takes an estimated 3-5 minutes to complete. This survey is available at the following links:


Our goal is to hear one response from each DuPage County resident. If you have already taken this survey, thank you for your participation!

For more information about the survey, please contact

Experience Party Host Thank You - A HUGE "Thank You" to JoDee Weis for hosting & for everyone that attended the Shred415 Private Workout.


Thursday, APRIL 5

7:00 PM


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.

important dates


26-30 No School, Spring Break. Class resumes April 2nd



5 PTA Meeting, Jefferson MPR at 7 pm

11 Student Late Arrival Day

13 REACH PTA Meeting, Elmhurst Library 9:15 aM

15 Chicago Wolves Family Event 4pm

20 Spring Dance, Jefferson Gym 6-9 pm

25 Student Late Arrival Day

26 Superintendent's Coffee, Lincoln Elementary 10 am

26 Spring Celebration of Learning (formerly known as B.R.A.G. Night)

29 Roller Skating Party, Lombard Roller Rink, 4-6pm



9 Student Late Arrival Day