Jefferson Elementary School

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This is your Jefferson PTA!

Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 School Year!

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!

2017-18 PTA Welcome letter

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.

  • 2017-2018 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

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May 15, 2018

District 205 Master Facilities Plan - District 205 is creating a Master Facility Plan (MFP) that will focus on educational needs for students, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), All Day Kindergarten, and Future Ready Learning. The plan will also address pressing maintenance and facility needs. The remaining meetings are:

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 – 9 PM, Bryan Middle School
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 – 9 PM, Sandburg Middle School

Each presentation will be the same in content; please mark your calendar for the date that best suits you and plan to join the conversation. Draft plans, budgets, and potential boundary adjustments will be presented. The presentations will be followed by small group discussions. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide additional feedback via an electronic exit survey. All are welcome!

The remaining school-specific informational sessions are also planned as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 15, Hawthorne - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 16, Jackson - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 23, Bryan 6:15 PM
  • Thursday, May 24, Emerson - 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 30 Sandburg 6:15 PM

We strongly encourage all Jefferson parents to attend these meetings to hear the details of the options currently being presented and to provide feedback. 


Retirement Party - Join us in wishing Ms. Weidner and Mrs. Kirchoff the best as they move on to their next adventure!! We are throwing a Retirement Party, and we want you to join us! Tuesday, May 15th right after school at 3pm in the Gym. See you there! Anyone interested in volunteering to assist with the PTA retirement party preparation and day of set up on May 15th, please contact Laura West via email:


Jefferson Used Book Drive & Trade - Summer is almost here and Jefferson Elementary is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Book Drive to Encourage Summer Reading. Students can bring in a used (but still in good condition) book that is suitable for a student from Kindergarten to 5th grade until May 11th. From May 18th - 24th, students will get to choose and take home 1 "new to you" book to read over the summer. 


Incoming 6th Grade Information Nights - 

  • Bryan Middle School: On Tuesday, May 15th, Bryan Middle School will be hosting a Welcome Night for all incoming 6th grade parents. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Bryan administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school. See below for the tentative agenda.
    • 6:30-Optional Meet and Greet for 504 Students (room 402)
    • 6:30-Optional Informational Meeting for students who have an IEP (Library) 
    • 7:00-Program Begins in Auditorium
    • 8:15 -Conclusion of Program
  • Churchville Middle School: On Thursday May 17th at 7pm, Churchville Middle School will be hosting Welcome Night for all parents of incoming 6th graders. This evening event is for parents and will be presented by Churchville administration, counselors, and team leaders to help support students and parents as they transition to middle school.

Jefferson Volunteer Spotlight - A very special THANK YOU to the Committee Chairs & to the many Committee Volunteerswho helped make Jefferson PTA programs and events a success this year! 

These programs have either just ended or have been running all year long.  Many thanks!

  • Stephanie Drolett, Nicole Goodman, 5th Grade Memory Book Committee Co-Chairs
  • Jen Baxa, 5th Grade Patrol Parent Committee Chair
  • Lesley Samuel, Gina Padgett, Stephanie Drolett, Junior Great Books Committee Co-Chairs
  • Colleen Sinson, Prairie Garden Committee Chair
  • Jackie Tamer, District 205 PTA Scholarship Committee Chair
  • Regina Gaebel, PTA Legislation Committee Chair
  • Hope Byrne, Samantha Morelli, Jefferson Social Committee Chairs
  • Andria Evans, Jefferson Spirit Wear Committee Chair
  • Michelle Kennedy, Great Donation Day Committee Chair
  • Michelle Saltiel, Learning Resource Center Coordinator Chair
  • Kerry Leiman, Katie Larsen, Hospitality Committee Chairs
  • Laura White, Shannon Jackson, Jen Taylor, Jefferson Running Club Committee Chairs
  • Rebecca Jones, Raging Waters Fitness Program Committee Chair
  • Cathy Dykes, REACH Representative Committee Chair
  • Kate Feutz, Room Parent Resource Committee Chair 

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

  • May 15th - Retirement Party - 3pm, Jefferson Gym
  • May 15th - Bryan Middle School, Welcome Night for Parents of Incoming 6th Graders, 7 pm, Parents Only
  • May 17th - Churchville Middle School, Welcome Night for Parents of Incoming 6th Graders, 7pm, Parents Only
  • May 17th - 5th Grade Performance, 7 pm
  • May 23rd - Future Focused Community Meeting - 7-9 pm, Bryan Middle School
  • May 25th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • May 30th - Future Focused Community Meeting - 7-9 pm, Sandburg Middle School
  • ​​​​​​​August 15th - First Day of School 



See you next year!

August 15 at 8:30am

Location: Jefferson Elementary School Multi-purpose Room


All are welcome.

Please join us!


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All PTA Members receive access to the MySchoolAnywhere directory, which includes contact information for all students.

Questions about membership? Contact Becca Harpster.