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Last update: 2/18/2019

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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


February 18, 2019

Jefferson News


Jefferson Tiger Fest 2019  - The 2019 Jefferson Tiger Fest is almost here! This spectacular event is on Saturday, March 2nd from 12-4pm, at Jefferson School. Tiger Fest is Jefferson’s biggest fundraiser! The carnival generates funds for the PTA to support all of the programming and family events at Jefferson. This year we are raising money to fund indoor recess bins for each classroom, filled with a variety of age appropriate games and activities. We will also fund outdoor recess equipment, games and activities. We need YOUR help to make the 2019 Jefferson Tiger Fest a success!

Admission options:

  • Pre-purchase: You can purchase a wristband for each child participant ahead of the event, that allows access to all carnival games, as many times as kids choose to play, plus access to balloon twister and face painters. The cost is $15 for each child and $5 for kids 4 and under. Wristband pre-order forms are available here:
  • Day of event: You can purchase wristbands or individual game tickets at the door. Wristbands will be $20 per child, $5 per child 4 and under. Individual game tickets will be 50¢ each for one round for one game. Credit card, check or cash payment options will be available. 

Volunteer opportunities:

There is a lot of work that goes into planning, setting up, running and breaking down this event. We could not do it without your help, so please consider volunteering to work a game or help in the prize room. Check out Signup Genius link for volunteer opportunities:


Other ways you can help:

Donate for the popular game Tiger Bucks:

Feeling lucky? Pull a rolled up Tiger Buck from the bucket to win a prize! What we need:

  • Money: Any amount helps purchase prizes for the Carnival (Checks can be made to the Jefferson PTA with “Tiger Bucks” in the memo line).
  • Gift cards: we use gift cards from stores like Target, Walmart, etc., to buy prizes needed for the game and/or $5-$10 gift cards for prizes.
  • Prizes: Any sized prize, grand to very small (toys, electronics, jewelry, crafts, video games etc.)
  • Candy: Movie size candy boxes or full size candy bars.
  • Clean Out Your Closet: Donate any NEW toys or games your children have received as gifts that they will not be using. Nothing is too small!!!

Donations can be dropped off in a bin at school by the front office or at Nicole Villanueva’s house at 784 S Cambridge Ave. Please direct Tiger Bucks questions to Nicole Villanueva


Donate towards your Class Basket:

Each class is being asked to gather items to place in a basket for our Raffle, which means there will be over 15 baskets brimming with goodies, toys, sports themes, fitness packages, and local treats. If you are able, please donate towards your class baskets.


Host a Jefferson Experience Party:

Do you love to have fun with your Jefferson friends? Host an Experience Party!!! These fundraising events are a great way to have fun, meet new people & support our students at Jefferson Elementary School.

If you have an idea for an “Experience Party” you would like to host, please contact Ioana Fernandez at

Tiger Fest is open to everyone in the Jefferson Elementary Community. Your family’s attendance at this awesome event is what matters most. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any other questions, please check out the Q& A section on the PTA website ( or email the Tiger Fest Team at


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

Sign up via Sign-up Genius for February at: 


Jefferson Ice Skating Party -Calling all Jefferson Families! Please join us today for the annual Jefferson Ice Skating Party at the Elmhurst YMCA. Monday, February 18, 2019, from 12-2pm.Everyone attending needs to fill out a visitor waiver. Go to to print a visitor waiver for the ice skating party.


Family Math Night - Join us on Thursday, February 28th from 6-7:30PM for a fun evening filled with creative, hands-on math activities. The deadline to RSVP is this Wednesday, February 20th. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP. *Please note, there will not be paper RSVP forms coming home for this rescheduled event.* More information can be found on the Jefferson PTA website.

We are still in need of volunteers in order for the evening to run smoothly. Please indicate your availability within the RSVP form linked above and contact with any questions.

D205 News


Bryan Middle School PTA - Please Volunteer!! It's already time to start thinking about filling next year's Bryan PTA positions!  A great way to get involved in middle school is to volunteer for the PTA.  If you are interested in volunteering for a Board or a Committee position, please contact Dana Kircher at or a Bryan PTA Board member. Check out the Bryan PTA website to see what positions are available and a brief description of them.


PTA Scholarship Committee Events - Join the PTA Scholarship Committee for an upcoming fundraising event. “Lunching for Dukes” (the luncheon formerly known as "Ladies Who Lunch”) is coming up February 22 @ 12:30 pm at Livia Elmhurst. Click her for more info on Livia events.


PTA Reflections - Come see the creative work of all our District 205 students.  There will be Elmhurst Reflections exhibit celebrating the accomplishments of our artists with the community.  Eleven Jefferson School artists competed in this year’s program.  The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Judith B Salon, 463 N York St.  There will be an Opening Celebration on Friday, February 22nd 6:30-8:00pm.  Entries will be on display throughout the public space, musicians will play their pieces and dance and film videos will be on the big screen.  The display will be open from February 22 through March 30 during normal business hours. Questions?  Please contact Deepa Thakar at


REACH Parent Informational Meeting - The presentation, held at Sandburg's Auditorium on March 13th at 7pm, will cover the program (REACH) overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more with an added focus on those families who received notice that their student will be joining REACH on February 1st (or for parents who want to understand the identification and appeal process better.) Invited speaker is Deb Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning–REACH.


Mark Your Calendars! Student Late Arrival days for elementary students are: February 20; March 6 & 20; April 3 & 24; and May 8.


Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • February 18th - Jefferson Ice Skating Party, 12-2pm at YMCA Elmhurst
  • February 19th - PTA Meeting, 7pm in multipurpose room 
  • February 22nd - Lunching for Dukes, 12:30pm at Livia in Elmhurst
  • February 28th - Family Math Night, 6-7:30pm at Jefferson School
  • March 2nd - Tiger Fest, 12-4pm at Jefferson School
  • March 13th - Reach Parent Meeting, 7pm at Sandburg Middle School



February 19, 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.