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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

TIGER BEAT WEEKLY

January 15, 2019

Lunch Room/Playground Volunteers - Calling all volunteers! Jefferson is in need of Lunch Room/Playground volunteers for January. Volunteers assist the lunch room and playground attendants in supporting the needs of all Jefferson students during lunch/recess time. 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(ren) in action at school! 

Sign up via Sign-up Genius for January at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DAAA929A20-jefferson3

 

For more information about being a lunch room & playground volunteer, visit the PTA website at: http://www.jefferson.elmhurst205.org/lunchroomvols and click on "more information" or contact Becca Harpster.

 

"Snacks with the Superintendent" - The PTA Council is sponsoring an evening with District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer on Tuesday, January 15th at 7pm.  Come and ask him any questions you may have about things happening in our school district.  A PTA meeting will follow and snacks will be served.  Please join us!

 

Junior Achievement is back again this year! - Junior Achievement (JA) is a program that empowers young people to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Students learn how to manage money, how to become career and work ready, and are empowered to explore their potential to become successful entrepreneurs.  The program will run on your child's lunch recess time for five weeks on Mondays (2nd & 5th grades), Wednesdays (3rd grade) and Fridays (1st & 4th grades) from January 28th through March 1st.  Participant sign up sheets can be found here!

 

Junior Achievement needs parent volunteers!  All materials and curriculum are provided.  You can volunteer for as many sessions as you'd like.  There will be a quick volunteer orientation with the JA representative right after drop-off on Friday, January 18th at 8:20am.  The program will run for five weeks during lunch recess times as follows:

 

1st Grade: Fridays (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1) from 11:25-11:55am. 1st Grade Volunteer Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DAAA929A20-1stgrade

2nd Grade: Mondays (1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4) from 11:25-11:55am. 2nd Grade Volunteer Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DAAA929A20-2ndgrade

3rd Grade: Wednesdays (1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27) from 11:25-11:55am. 3rd Grade Volunteer Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DAAA929A20-3rdgrade

4th Grade: Fridays (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1) from 11:55-12:25pm. 4th Grade Volunteer Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DAAA929A20-4thgrade

5th Grade: Mondays (1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4) from 11:55-12:25pm. 5th Grade Volunteer Sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084DAAA929A20-5thgrade

Please visit the sign-up genius for your child(ren)'s grade(s) above to sign up to volunteer, and contact Kerri Timmerwilke or Becca Harpster if there are any questions. 

 

Invitation- Glenbard Parent Series - Rachel Simmons will be presenting, Enough as They Are – Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success.  The public is invited to this free event which will take place at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Marquardt School District 15 administration center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Rd. in Glendale Heights.  Click on the link for more information.

http://www.glenbardgps.org/event/enough-as-then-are-helping-teens-move-beyond-the-impossible-standards-of-success/

 

Family Math Night - Dominoes, dice, and pattern blocks! It’s Jefferson PTA’s 2nd Annual Family Math Night! Join us on Thursday, January 31st, 6-7:30pm, for a fun evening filled with creative, hands-on math activities that will get your kids to think about and make sense of numbers!

There will be 8 go-at-your-own-pace stations to explore with three activity levels at each station, as well as an interactive look at the district’s new math series, Eureka. We’ll be playing games, making projects, and discovering how much fun math can be, all while reinforcing classroom learning. So bring the whole family and join your friends for some fun and engaging, hands-on math! Please CLICK HERE to RSVP by Wednesday, January 23rd.

In order for the evening to run smoothly, we need volunteers to facilitate the various stations on the evening of January 31st. No math background or education experience is necessary!!!

Volunteers will be asked to: watch a short video prior to the event, arrive early to review station materials, assist families as they rotate through their station and stay 10 minutes past the event to organize their materials

And that’s it! Please consider donating your time to make this event a huge success! If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions, please contact Catherine.Dykes@gmail.com

 

Kindergarten Registration - Enrollment for incoming kindergarten and new first-grade students will be during the following dates and times. The Tuesday and Wednesday times will be at Jefferson or your home school. The Thursday evening will be at District 205 Center.

Tuesday, February 5-9:00 to 11:00am
Wednesday, February 6-12:30 to 3:00pm
Thursday, February 7 4:00 to 7:00pm, District 205 Center

Children turning five years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible to enroll in the kindergarten program. Please check our website for important information on what to bring to registration.

 

Jefferson Mathletes  - The Jefferson PTA is proud to offer a new enrichment opportunity for 1st and 2nd graders who love math and are passionate about problem solving! The Jefferson Mathletes will meet on Thursdays during the recess portion of their lunch hour from Feb. 7th until April 4th. Meetings will prepare students to participate in the nation-wide Noetic Learning Math Competition on April 11, 2019 during an extended lunch. We are looking for parent volunteers to help facilitate the groups. Please click here for more information, and contact Gina Padgett with any questions.

 

Jefferson Junior Great Books 2nd Grade Sign up -  It’s time to sign up for 2nd Grade Jr. Great Books. Our discussion groups will meet for 7 weekly sessions on Fridays during lunch from February 8– March 22 . Participation forms are due January 25. Sign up link here.

 

Six Flags Great America Reading Program - The forms for this program went home before break! All your child needs to do is read for 6 hours, fill in the reading log and return to their classroom teacher. The reading logs are due Monday, February 12th. The FREE tickets will be received in May. A regular ticket is $75, so this is a great way to encourage reading and save on a visit to Six Flags. 

 

Tiger Fest Save the Date - Mark your calendars for the Jefferson Carnival, Tiger Fest, on Saturday, March 2. More info to come.


D205 News

 

SERG January Meeting - What I Wish I Knew - Are you preparing for your child's transition from Elementary School to Middle School and to High School?  Would you like to hear what parents wish they knew before their child made the transition? Come hear recommendations and insight from parents! This parent panel will provide an honest discussion on what worked well, what didn't work and what they should have asked for. It's never to early to prepare!

Mark your calendar to join us on January 17 at 7pm at the District office. 

7:00-7:55 pm   Parent Panel on transitioning into Middle School

8:00-8:55 pm   Parent Panel on transitioning into High School

 

Summer Rec Open House - The 2019 Summer Recreation Open House will be held on Wednesday, February 6th from 6 to 8 PM at York High School. Sponsored by the District 205 PTA Council, this annual free event is a great opportunity to see what kinds of fun activities are available for your kids this summer! 

Parent Flyer: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Xp7BcowlwqdWFGcVZCQmZ6NENWYVluWldMQkJRcnlqMDdr

Press Release: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O0mE9tcVWy9rnBEUhMsZNywDfUc86jSOMh-d3jiTlGU/edit?usp=sharing

 

District 205 Foundation Gala - Join us on Saturday, February 9th and help pave the educational path for all D205 students with classroom innovations, Thiems Grants, and unique academic enhancements the Foundation strives to provide with your support.  To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event, visit the foundation website at: http://www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_2019gala

 

The 5Essentials Survey
The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. I hope you will participate.

 

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

Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • January 14th - No School, Teacher Institute Day
  • January 15th - Snacks with the Superintendent, 7pm at Jefferson School
  • January 15th - PTA meeting, 7pm at Jefferson School
  • January 16th - Student Late Arrival
    • Grades 1-5 and AM Kindergarten - instruction begins at 9:45am
    • AM Kindergarten dismissal at 11:55 am
    • PM Kindergarten - instruction begins at 12:55pm
  • January 17th - SERG January meeting, 7pm at the District Office
  • January 18th - Junior Achievement Volunteer Orientation, 8:20am at Jefferson School
  • January 19th - Beauty and the Beast Event, 5pm at Drury Lane
  • January 21st - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 29th - Jefferson Mom's Bunco Night, 7pm
  • January 30th - Guest Speaker - Glenbard Parent Series, 12pm at Marquardt School District 15 administration center
  • January 31st - Family Math Night, 6-7:30pm 
  • February 6th - Summer Rec Open House, 6-8pm at York High School
  • February 5th, 6th & 7th - Kindergarten Registration
  • February 7th - Jefferson Mathletes kickoff
  • February 9th - District205 Gala
  • February 12th - Reading Logs Due
  • March 2nd - Tiger Fest, Jefferson School

NEXT PTA MEETING

 

February 19, 7:00 PM

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.