Jefferson Elementary School

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Last update: 9/17/2018

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


September 17, 2018

Jefferson Elementary PTA 2018-19 - If you didn't get a chance to register, below is the information that you need to sign up for the PTA. We look forward to seeing you at the next PTA meeting!

  • PTA Membership - 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. Join the PTA and you also receive access to the Jefferson online directory and app. Please visit the PTA Home Page and click on and download the membership form. 
  • The Jefferson PTA is now on Facebook!  Join our group Families of Jefferson 205 and you’ll get important PTA event reminders and announcements there.  
  • PTA Meeting/Coffee with Mrs. Weber - PTA Meeting/Coffee with Mrs. Weber on Tuesday, September 18 beginning right after drop-off. Dr. Mary Henderson will be making a quick presentation about the upcoming referendum. Mrs. Weber will be available to answer questions. Light breakfast will be provided.

Lunch Room & Playground Volunteers Needed: Jefferson PTA is a piloting a new program beginning October 1 to provide lunch room and playground support to our school. Lunch Room & Playground Volunteers assist the Lunch Room & Playground attendants in supporting the needs of all Jefferson students during lunch/recess time. Volunteers works the entire lunch/recess shift, from 11am – 12:30pm. Parents may sign up to 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 October:

Any questions, contact Becca Harpster


Scholastic Book Fair - The Book Fair is coming to Jefferson!

  • Please visit our Book Fair Homepage for hours of operation, special events, and online ordering.
  • School Day Visits (Tuesday 9/25 and Wednesday 9/26): During the school day students will find theirfree book from the PTA and may also shop with cash from home in a clearly marked in a re-sealable bag. PTA will provide change and a receipt for all purchases. Sales tax does apply. 
  • Special Event: Family Night is Thursday 5-8pm. Mrs Weber's storytime will start at 6pm. There will be crafts and games for students. Please RSVP on the homepage to give us an idea of how many crafts and fun to prepare. Just click on Thursday and the RSVP is quick and easy. 
  • Donate your used books!:  What kind of books? New and gently used books appropriate for birth to 5th grade. Please no textbooks, activity books, or reference books. Please only donate books that a child would be happy to receive. All donated books will go to elementary school students in need or the York Food Pantry. Each day you donate will also earn one entry in the prize drawing at the end of the fair.
  • "All for Books!": Don't have any books to donate? Another way to help promote books for everyone is to donate $1 to our All For Books fund. These funds go to buy more books in the Jefferson Elementary library for all students. Each family will receive 2 forms in the packet sent home via your mail carrier student. Additional forms are available in the front office.

Eat & Earn at Portillo's on September 27, will be a great day to eat out before or after Family Reading Night at the Book Fair!!! Portillo's is the perfect place to have dinner or grab carry-out. Mention Jefferson PTA fundraiser when you order, and Portillo's will donate 20% of the qualifying food orders to our organization. What better way to raise money for Jefferson PTA? Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join. Portillo's is located at 155 South Route 83 in Elmhurst. This event will last from 5-8pm. We hope to see you there!


Jefferson Running Club (JRC) - A big thank you to all of our volunteers last week! Please know there are more dates and times available to volunteer - we generally need at least 12 volunteers for the first session (1st, 2nd and 3rd graders running 11:30am-11:55am) and 8 volunteers for the second session (4th and 5th graders running 11:55am-12:20pm) in order for running club to take place! Running club is able to operate safely and efficiently due to our wonderful parent volunteers! 

If you have any questions regarding Running Club please contact: Laura White or Patty Gorski.


Science Olympiad - Is your child interested in science? Our annual Science Olympiad is one of Jefferson’s favorite events all year. Whether you’re a new student or a returning Einstein, this year’s event won’t disappoint. This year’s event will be on October 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm. The sign up forms are accepted online. Click here to sign up!   

In order for this year’s event to be successful, we are in need of parent volunteers. The Science Olympiad is a great way to get involved! Please indicate on the sign up form if you’re willing to help. Please direct any questions to Carly & Meredith at Last day for sign up is Monday, Sept. 24th.


Junior Great Books - Sign up is now available for Fourth Grade Junior Great Books. Information about the program and sign up can be found here.


Learn About the D205 Master Facility Plan and Upcoming Referendum Vote

The Elmhurst District 205 Board of Education has placed a $168.5 million facilities bond referendum on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Learn more about the upcoming referendum. Visit the revamped D205 Master Facility Plan page for additional background information.


Girl Scouts at Jefferson!  We are more than just cookies! If you are interested in signing up your daughter for fun and activities then please contact the following:

Kindergarten - Jackie Messina
1st - Nancy Goodner
2nd - Mary Carol Honquest
3rd and 5th - Jenni Jasani or Holly Day
4th - Jess Testani

*This is a non-PTA sponsored organization.


Mark Your Calendars! Student Late Arrival days for elementary students are: September 12 & 26; October 24; November 28; December 12; January 16; February 6 & 20; March 6 & 20; April 3 & 24; and May 8.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • September 17th - State of the Schools Address, 7 PM, York High School
  • September 18th - Coffee with Mrs. Weber/PTA meeting, 8:30am (MPR)
  • September 18th - Picture Day
  • September 24th - Book Fair Week
  • September 26th - Student Late Arrival Day
  • September 27th - Reading Night for Book Fair Week
  • September 27th - Eat and Earn at Portillo's for Jefferson PTA
  • Octboer 8th - Columbus Day, No School
  • October 11th - Science Olympiad
  • October 16th - PTA Meeting, 7pm (MPR)



October 16th at 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.