100 Princetown Road, Schenectady, NY 12306 • Phone: 518.355.1342 Fax: 518.357.0293
Welcome to the Jefferson Parent Teacher Organization!
heard about the PTO through various fundraising activities or the
supplies and programs we financially support at Jefferson.
Providing these extras is important to us, but our work goes
beyond raising money. Our key mission is to promote an environment at
Jefferson where teachers and administrators can do their best work and
our students can do their best learning. We're always eager to find
more great people, like you, to help us meet this goal.
We don't expect a huge time commitment from volunteers. An hour
can be a big help to the PTO and to Jefferson, and we have positions
and tasks to fit all schedules and interests. Just let us know whether
a program, event, or activity interests you and when you might be free
to help. (You don't even have to come to the school or attend a
meeting to be involved, although we'd really like to meet you
All the research says that students whose parents are involved in
their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems.
Involvement at Jefferson also makes it easier to establish friendships
with teachers and other parents. We promise that the time you give the
PTO and Jefferson will be worth your while—and fun!
Craft Fair information
We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us for the
upcoming Jefferson Elementary Schoolâ€™s Annual Craft Fair to be held
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Learn more about becoming
a vendor at the fair.
All Jefferson PTO meetings are held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Jefferson
Elementary School library, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are listed
in the annual school district calendar.
- Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, and
Tools for Schools
- Craft Fair - Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at
Jefferson Elementary School
- End of the Year Dance
- Fall Festival 2014
- Field Day/Kickball Tournament
The Jefferson Elementary PTO is sponsoring a SaveAround coupon book
sale and Brax Sports Cup sale in November, The coupon book offers hundreds of buy one get one free
discounts, along with many other discounts.
- Giving Tree/Food Drive/Candy Cane Challenge
- Homeroom Parents
- Kindergarten Screening/Registration
- Library Program and 1000 Book Club
- Lunch with Santa Chair for Friends of Music
Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Jefferson
Elementary School's cafeteria
Participants may have their picture taken with Santa and receive a
lunch of pizza, chips, a dessert and beverage. In
addition, members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society will be doing a
craft with children.
- Memory Yearbook
- Preschool Story Hour
- PTO Bulletin Board
- Scholastic Book Fair
Buy one, get one free book fair
- School Banking
Want to teach your child to save money? The PTO-sponsored school
banking program makes saving money both fun and rewarding. By
opening and maintaining a savings account, students learn the
principles of saving, gain a sense of responsibility, and realize
the importance of investing money for a return. The program
reinforces basic math skills, and gives handsâ€‘on experience in
handling money. Participation is entirely voluntary.
school savings program details/application [PDF]
- School Pictures
- School Spirit Shirt Sales
- Six Flags Reading Program
- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
- Turn Off the TV/Acts of Kindness Month
- Students and their families are encouraged to get out from behind
their TV screens and monitors and enjoy activities together during
the PTO-sponsored Turn-Off the TV Month. Fun activity are
scheduled during the month to keep children and their
families active. During this time, children are encouraged to get
out in the community and perform kind deeds.