Jefferson Elementary School

Welcome Letter

2018-19 PTA Welcome Letter

Welcome to the Jefferson PTA for the 2018-19 school year!  My name is Becca Harpster and I am honored to be the Jefferson PTA President this year.  This year we have an amazing group of committee chairs and officers, along with our outstanding teachers, administrators and staff, to lead us through what is sure to be an awesome school year. 


The Jefferson PTA’s mission is to provide educational enrichment and memorable social events for the benefit of EVERY Jefferson student.  Last year our PTA provided over $80 of direct and indirect benefits to every Jefferson student and we plan to continue that mission again this year.  The PTA-sponsored educational enrichment for students includes in-school assemblies, author visits, a free book at book fair, Science Olympiad, Junior Great Books, PTA Reflections contest, the Giving Tree assembly, Junior Achievement, Family Math Night, Battle of the Books, guided reading book donations, STEM lab/Maker Space donations, not to mention classroom support and teacher supplies!  The PTA also sponsors social events that will become lifetime family memories, such as the back-to-school Ice Cream Social, Kindergarten playdates, Welcome Back Breakfast, Running Club, Thanksgiving Feast, classroom holiday parties, Fun Run, Winter Carnival, Ice Skating & Roller Skating parties, school dances, end-of-year picnics, and the list goes on! 


But the truth is, none of this could happen without the help of our outstanding community.  You, the parents, make it all happen through your volunteer time and financial support.  I am always amazed at how this community comes together to make things happen.   Please consider joining the PTA, making a support donation, and signing up to volunteer at or chair one of our amazing events.  The Jefferson PTA offers something for everyone!  We hope you will consider offering your time, talents, and resources to our school. 


Cheers to a great year and Go Tigers!


Becca Harpster

2018-19 PTA President