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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.

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  • 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


April 15, 2019

Coffee with Principal Weber/PTA Meeting - Please join us for a coffee with Mrs. Weber followed by a PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 16 after drop-off.  Coffee, fruit and donuts will be provided. 

Kendra Scott Shopping Event - Come shop, sip and snack with us at the Kendra Scott shopping fundraiser on Thursday April 18th from 6-8pm! 20% of all sales will be donated back to the Jefferson PTA.  It's the perfect time to find that special gift for Mother's Day.  If you cannot join us please consider placing a phone order anytime the day of the event. More information can be found here.  

Field Day Spirit Wear Sale - Wear your Jefferson gear with pride! Field Day apparel is available for purchase. Order online ( The sale ends April 24th and the shirts will be delivered to Jefferson the week of May 13, in time for Field Day and end of the year fun! Check out the designs at

“Schools out for Summer” 

Let’s finish off the school year with a dance!!!! 
Sunday May 19th 4-6p at Jefferson school. 

We are ready for summer fun, let’s celebrate a great school year! Come dressed in your best, most fun summer gear. DJ Oliver will be here, we will have snacks & lots of fun! 

Teacher Appreciation Week  - Jefferson Hospitality Committee will be hosting Teacher Appreciation Week May 6- May 10. The week will be filled with treats and tokens of appreciation for the Jefferson Staff. Please use link below to see how you can help make this a great week for our wonderful teachers and staff.

PTA Board Elections - Please consider joining the Jefferson PTA Board. All positions are for a one year term starting in July. Nominations will be considered through April 16. This Tiger Beat announcement will serve as official public notice. To learn more about or to be considered for a Board position, please contact Jen Hall at, Jessica Testani at or Phil Fernandez at Board Elections will take place at the PTA Meeting on May 21, 2019.

PTA event volunteer(s) needed - Are you looking for an easy way to get more involved in the PTA? We are looking for an Ice Cream Social Chair or pair of co-chairs to coordinate this back-to-school event! Responsibilities include purchasing sundae supplies, setting up before Meet the Teacher, and helping to serve ice cream sundaes to the kids! It’s an easy and fun way to help out the PTA! If you are interested, please email Kerri Timmerwilke at

Jefferson Running Club (JRC) - Running club is able to operate safely and efficiently due to our wonderful parent volunteers! Please find the link below to sign up for as many days as you can - 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! Family members are welcome too!

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

Lunch Room/Playground Volunteers - Calling all volunteers! The April sign-up for Lunchroom/Playground volunteers is available. Volunteers assist the lunch room and playground attendants in supporting the needs of all Jefferson students. Volunteers works the entire shift from 11am-12:30pm.  Parents may volunteer for one time or many! It's a great way to see you child in action at school. For more information, go to the PTA website.

Sign up via Sign-up Genius for April at:

Jefferson Experience Parties - It's not too late to join in on the fun, experience party tickets are still available. Great way to contribute back to the school!

There are a couple spots left for the upcoming Derby Party on May 4th. $50/person. Don your best party hats and attire for the 145th Kentucky Derby. Come join us for a couples night of drinks, appetizers, music and fun.

Payment is required to secure your participation in any of the Jefferson Experience Parties. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson PTA and can be sent to school with your child (in an envelope marked “Tiger Fest Experience Party”), dropped off or given to Ioana Fernandez, 238 E Cayuga Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126.   

If you would like to find out details regarding experience party tickets that may still be available, please contact Ioana Fernandez at

D205 News

Be Internet Awesome Workshop  - Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families. That's why we are inviting you to join the Sandburg PTA on April 24, 2019 at 7PM to our Be Internet Awesome Workshop, which promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology among children and families. During this event we will have a parent to parent discussion about how to help our children use apps and social media responsibly, how to make safe choices in the face of online security threats and why being open about online activity with your family is important. You will walk away with tools and new resources to help your family make better choices online.

98% of kids 8 years and younger have access to a smart device. It's important that our families know how to keep each other safe and be the best versions of ourselves online. We hope to see you April 24th to get the conversation started! Light refreshments will be provided. 

Jen Leban, Sandburg Creative Technology teacher, will be our host for the evening along with other D205 teachers and PTA parents. Questions? Email Lara Stavridis at Can you attend? RSVP here. Want to help? Sign up to volunteer here.

EMB Scholarship Winners - Congratulations to the following Jefferson students who won summer music scholarships from the Elmhurst Music Boosters:  Thomas Buhrfiend, Willow Kinney, Lily Metzler, Josh Redick, and Grace Stepenske!  

Mark Your Calendars! Student Late Arrival days for elementary students are: April 24; and May 8.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events 

  • April 16th - Coffee with Mrs. Weber/PTA Meeting, 8:30am in Jefferson MPR
  • April 16th - PTA Board nominations deadline
  • April 18th - Kendra Scott Fundraiser
  • April 19th - No School/Good Friday
  • April 24th - Student Late Arrival
  • April 24th - Be Internet Awesome Workshop, 7pm at Sandburg Middle School
  • April 25th - Spring Celebration of Learning, 6-7:30 at Jefferson School 
  • May 19th - Jefferson's "School's Out For Summer" DANCE, 4-6pm at Jefferson School