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Last update: 11/12/2018

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


November 12, 2018

Please Join Us The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, 11/13, 8:30am. Mrs. Weber will be there to discuss standards based reporting and the new school report cards. Coffee and donuts will be provided. We hope to see you there.


PTA Chairperson Needed - Are you looking for a low-commitment way to get more involved with the PTA? Consider becoming the Jefferson PTA Summer Rec Open House chairperson! The Summer Rec Open House is a free event sponsored by the D205 PTA Council where parents can browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. This person will attend two one-hour meetings (evening of December 4th and January 8th) and work at the Summer Rec Open House on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at York High School. Chair must be a member of the Jefferson PTA. Please contact Kerri Timmerwilke ( if you are interested or have any questions about the position.


Currito Fundraiser - Dine in or carry out at Currito (272 N. York Rd.) on Tuesday, 11/13. ALL DAY 20% of purchases will go to the District 205 Foundation! Please remember to put your receipt in the ballot box near the register.


Thanksgiving Feast 2018 - Volunteers still needed! The Jefferson School PTA will sponsor an all-school Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 15th from 11:05-12:05. All children grades K-5 are invited to stay for lunch. There will be no charge for the lunch and the food will be prepared by the York High School food service. New this year, all students will participate in a special craft celebrating all we are thankful for during the morning hours before the feast. The finished product will be displayed during the feast and throughout the week/during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

We need a few more volunteers to make this event a success.  Please see the attached link to Sign Up Genius for available jobs and times!

Do you have a Pilgrim costume that you can donate to a current second grade student? There will be a bin outside of the office collecting gently used pilgrim costumes until November 13th so that our second grade pilgrims will be ready for the Thanksgiving Feast. If you are a second grade parent please let your room parent know if you are in need of a donated costume. 


Spiritwear Sale - Jefferson Spiritwear Sale HAPPENING NOW! Sale will be open online until November 15th. To order please visit  

  • Drive will be open from Nov 2nd - Nov 15th 
  • Delivery of merchandise to Jefferson will be on or before Dec 20th
  • Don't forget to have your apparel held in the front office if using as a stocking stuffer or present!

Moms' Night Out - Come out and spend some times with your fellow Jefferson Moms. No RSVP required. More info here. Kindergarten and 1st grades, 11/15. Meet at Tannins, 7-9pm. Feel free to join in, even if it's not your child's grade.


40th Annual UCCA Holiday Food Drive - All district 205 students and families are invited to help fill holiday food boxes by bringing their donations to Jefferson October 22nd-November 16th. The United Community Concerns Association gives assistance to Elmhurst School children and their families through the holidays. Items needed: cereal, canned fruits, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, pasta sauce, hearty soups, pancake mix and syrup.


Square1Art Fundraiser - Jefferson’s 4th annual Square1Art fundraiser is just around the corner! Turn your child’s artwork into great keepsakes and help raise money for our school. Please look for the order form in your child’s backpack. 

There are three easy ways to order:

Deadline for paper orders is November 19th.


Parent Teacher Conferences - Conferences will be 20-minutes and will be on Monday, November 19th from 4:30-8:00pm and on Tuesday, November 20th from 10:00am-6:00pm. Please know that this time is designated for the teachers to confer and discuss students’ achievements. I hope that you honor this time and use it to meet with or speak with your child’s teacher. If you are not in town, please schedule a phone conference during these days.


Lunch Room/Playground Volunteers - Calling all volunteers! Jefferson is in need of Lunch Room/Playground Volunteers for December. Lunch room & playground volunteers assist the lunch room and playground attendants in supporting the needs of all Jefferson students during lunch/recess time. Volunteers work the entire lunch shift, from 11am - 12:30pm. Parents may volunteer for one time or many! It's a great way to see your child(ren) in action at school! Sign up via Sign-up Genius for December at:

We are still in need of a lunchroom/playground volunteer for Tuesday, November 27. Sign up via Sign-up Genius for November at:

For more information on being a lunch room/playground volunteer, visit the PTA website at and click on "more information" or contact Becca Harpster.

District 205 News


Referendum Press Release - Please see the attached press release from Superintendent Dr. David Moyer regarding the District 205 Referendum.


Understanding New 2018 Illinois School Ratings - On October 31, the Illinois State Board of Education released 2018 school report cards. These report cards are produced every year and provide a variety of information about student and school performance and environment. This year, report cards also include an overall rating as part of the state accountability system for schools. This District 205-produced video provides a short overview. 

You also can view school report cards at

More information about School Report Cards can be found on Dr. Moyer's blog at 


York Athletic Boosters Apparel Sale - York Athletic Boosters is having an online Holiday Sale that is open from now through Nov 16th for some York items that we will not stock at the Bookstore. 
The pick-up for these items (If you do not choose the delivery option) will be on Dec 13th at York where we will have an Apparel Open House with all of the bookstore inventory from 11-2:30 and 7-8:30. 
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Mark Your Calendars! Student Late Arrival days for elementary students are: November 28; December 12; January 16; February 6 & 20; March 6 & 20; April 3 & 24; and May 8.


Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • November 13th - PTA Meeting, 8:30am (Jefferson School)
  • November 13th - Currito D205 Foundation Fundraiser
  • November 15th - Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 15th - Spiritwear Deadline
  • November 15th - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Mom's Night Out, 7-9pm (Tannins Wine Bar)
  • November 19th - Square1Art Deadline
  • November 19th/20th - Elementary School Conferences 
  • November 20th-23rd - Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
  • November 27th - Jefferson Bunco
  • November 28th - Student Late Arrival
  • December 11th - Jefferson Giving Tree



November 13th at 8:30 AM

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.