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Joby Gifford, Principal
Jacqueline Gordon, Assistant Principal
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Jefferson PTO

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Welcome to the Jefferson Parent Teacher Organization!

Perhaps you've 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 personally!)

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 School’s Annual Craft Fair to be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Learn more about becoming a vendor at the fair.

Monthly Meetings

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.

PTO Committees

  • Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, and Tools for Schools
  • Craft Fair - Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School
  • End of the Year Dance
  • Fall Festival
  • Field Day/Kickball Tournament
  • Fundraisers
    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. 1, 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 hands‑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 (See district calendar)
    • 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.
More Information

 PTO Officers

  • President
    Pam Brunette
  • Vice President
    Rosa Pezzuto
  • Secretary
    Tina Opalka
  • Co-Treasurers

October Newsletter [PDF]

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