Jefferson Elementary School

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Last update: 10/10/2017

Jefferson PTA Home

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

Jefferson Elementary School Home


October 10, 2017

Student Late Arrival Day

The next Student Late Arrival Day is THIS Wednesday, October 11th. Supervised student arrival starts at 9:30 am. Start and Dismissal times for 2017-18 Student Late Arrival days are as follows:

  • Grades 1-5: instruction begins at 9:45 AM; classes release at 3:00 PM
  • AM Kindergarten: instruction begins at 9:45 AM, classes dismiss at 11:55 AM
  • PM Kindergarten: instruction begins at 12:55 PM, classes dismiss at 3:00 PM

Social Committee Event 3rd Grade Mom's Night Out

Our Third Grade Mom's Night Out is Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00pm at Tannins Wine Bar located at 112 N. York Road. The back area of Tannins is reserved for Jefferson Third Grade Moms to meet up with old friends and hopefully make some new ones. Tannins will donate 15% of the total sales of your purchase of food & drink to the Jefferson PTA! Please RSVP to the Jefferson Social Committee Co-Chair: Hope Byrne by Tuesday, October 10th.

Mom's Nights Out for other grades will be as follows:

  • October 18th - 4th Grade
  • October 25th - 5th Grade

Please watch future Tiger Beats for more information.

PTA Reflections

Calling all entries for this year's PTA's National Reflections Contest! Reflections is a national arts program that asks children to get creative! The 2017-2018 Theme is “Within Reach”.  Have your artist choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song or take a picture or create a piece of visual art to tell their interpretation of the theme. Last year Jefferson School artists did an outstanding job! Entries are due by Friday, November 3rd. Turn your entry form and project in at the bin outside the front office. For more information please contact Kelly Smith at A short video about this year's contest and entry forms can be downloaded here: Entry forms and rules can also be found at the Jefferson PTA website.

Tea School Days Fundraiser

Shop from Monday 10/9 - Friday 10/16 and receive 15% off + Free Shipping! Enter our unique promo code at checkout and the Jefferson PTA will receive a check for 15% of sales (Hooray!)  Once you arrive at, all customers will need to log in or create an account with Tea. Once you enter the site, you will see that all Tea Collection items (excluding non-Tea merchandise or Tea clothing sets) have been marked down 15%, special for School Days participants. Once you add items to your cart and proceed to checkout, you will be prompted to enter the Jefferson PTA's unique promo code SDF17JEFFERSON and hit “apply my code”. Once the code is applied, the Jefferson PTA will receive 15% back of the final order total before tax and shipping, for each purchase using this code. In addition, you will receive FREE 6-10 business day shipping (6-10 business day shipping must be checked for code to apply) which will appear on the last page of checkout. Orders placed without this code cannot be adjusted.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Fromm at Kathy Fromm

Book Fair

Thank you for supporting the Wild West Book Fair at Jefferson. During 5 days we saddled up and broke sales records with about $18,000 in total sales! Your amazing support provided the following:

  • 1 Free Author Visit provided by Scholastic because of our total sales amount- Gordon Korman, will visit Jefferson on November 15th and speak to students in Grades 3-5
  • 2 Visits from Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 185 Books Purchased for Classroom Libraries and the LRC
  • 389 Free books given to students (all students picked out a book that was paid for by the PTA)
  • 405 Gently used books donated from Jefferson families to Readers Ignite, a local charity focused on connecting underprivileged children in our area to literacy resources
  • $2,900 in additional profit to fund the PTA's mission of providing materials and programming for all Jefferson students, faculty and Jefferson's building and grounds
  • 38 Awesome Volunteers on the Book Fair Committee
  • 4 Boots with snakes in them
  • 6 Western Boot Bookmark Coloring Contest Winners
  • 75 Winners of the Book Fair Raffle - Grand Prize HD8 Kindle Fire donated by Krupa Dental

Everybody loves the book fair! See you next year!

Crayon Recycling

The 5th Grade Webelo Den from Pack 15 is collecting used and/or broken crayons for the rest of October. There will be a collection box outside of the main office. The crayons will be brought to SCARCE. Any usable crayons are sorted into sets for underprivileged children, broken crayons pieces are sorted by color and melted into Super Crayons which are used by children with special needs. 

Jefferson Running Club

The Jefferson Running Club is off and running! We still have lots of spots open to come and cheer the kids on. Please check your calendars and put your name in the spreadsheet if you can volunteer for one, two or even all three of the half hour openings. In order for Running Club to be a success, we need volunteers!  Anyone is welcome, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles. Bring them all to cheer on the kids. Click here and fill your name in on the days and times you can come. If your child is interested in running, please print the contract/waiver and send it back to school. Kids will only be allowed to run if they wear appropriate running footwear. See you on the course! If you have any questions regarding Running Club please contact: Shannon JacksonLaura White, or Jen Taylor.

Experience Parties

There are spots available for some of the "Can't Miss" Experience Parties (click here to see the list of events & details). Please contact Kathy Fromm at to be added to an event or to the waitlist.  

Upcoming experience parties with space available are: 

  • Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Party, Hosted by: Chris & Kelly Smith, Date of Event: Saturday, October 28th at 8PM

Technology Classes at Elmhurst Public Library

Want to understand what your kids are learning? Thanks to a partnership between the Elmhurst Public Library and School District 205, evening technology classes are being offered to D205 parents on the following topics on these dates:
Google Calendar Basics - 10/17 @ 7 PM
Google Drive Basics - 11/7 @ 7 PM

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now at this link.

Thank You

The PTA Board would like to thank Angela Ferrentino and Scott Dohnal from the Park District for taking time to explain to us how to keep our kids safe on the new playground and to Jill Jarvis for sharing her story and her pesticide-free initiative with us. If you would like to know more about these speakers and the key points they shared at the last PTA meeting, please check out the Jefferson PTA website.

Jefferson PTA Membership

Last chance!  The PTA needs you! Join the PTA by Friday, October 13 to maintain your access to the online school directory and app! Your membership enables the PTA to provide over $80 worth of benefits per child, from classroom supplies, events, books, assemblies and MORE! To join, print the membership form from the PTA Homepage and return to school with your child, or log in to, go to Our Store, and purchase your membership there. If you have any questions, please contact Becca Harpster at


Thursday, November 2

7:00 PM


Location: Jefferson Elementary School Multi-purpose Room


All are welcome.

Please join us!

important dates


11 Student Late Arrival Day

12 Science Olympiad, Jefferson, 6:15-8:00 pm

15 Student Physical and Eye Exams for Kindergarten and other new Jefferson students are due

25 Student late arrival day

31 Halloween Parade begins at 8:30



2 PTA meeting, Jefferson MPR, 7pm


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.