PTA Fundraising volunteer(s) needs: We have filled our committee chair positions for the fundraising committees for the 2020-2021 school year. Please see information below for ways to volunteer at these important fundraisers if you would like to participate!
- Give Back Programs
- Restaurant Night
- Shopping Nights Out
- School Supplies
- Jefferson Tigers Spirit Wear - Holiday SpiritWear Fall 2020
- Scholastic Book Fair Week
- Trivia Night
- Square 1 Art Fundraiser
- Winter Carnival
- Winter Carnival - Experience Parties!
There are a number of free fundraisers that will benefit your children at Jefferson. Some
you may know about, others may be new to you. Take a moment to review the options.
Do you know of other “free fundraisers” in the area? Let us know! We’d love to build our list! Contact Jackie Messina to share your ideas.
Jefferson Elementary PTA is now on Amazon Smile. You shop and Amazon gives! It is the same Amazon you know...same products, services, and prices. There is no extra cost to you for using Amazon Smile. Simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and sign in using your normal Amazon login. Search "Jefferson PTA Inc" and add us as your charitable organization. Then go to your Amazon Smile settings and follow the instructions to turn on Amazon Smile. Every time you shop using Amazon Smile, Jefferson PTA receives 0.5%. Thank you for your support!
Box Top$ for Education
Does everyone know how easy Box Tops are now? Just download the Box Tops app and scan your receipt! The app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipts, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your Jefferson Elementary School's earnings online. It takes about 10 seconds. Such an easy way to raise $ for Jefferson! Click here to start today.
Come support Jefferson by eating out at a local restaurant! A portion of all sales will be donated to the Jefferson PTA!
Eat & Earn Fundraiser at Chipotle (Wednesday, October 7):
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Jefferson Elementary PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 139 N York St in Elmhurst on Wednesday, October 7th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Jefferson Elementary PTA.
NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP
Use code 33XWEZR before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.
EnZee Boutique Parents Night Out Shopping Event on November 10.
Enzee Night online code: JEFFERSON
In-store shopping that evening from 6 to 9 PM. People can shop all day and let them know it’s for Jefferson PTA. Likewise use the online code. 10% off purchases and 10% of the sales that day will go to the Jefferson PTA.
HOLIDAY SpiritWear Fall 2020 - Orders Due November 13th
The Holiday Spirit Wear drive starts TODAY and ends NOV 13th. This is a great time to order a gift for your Jefferson Tiger. Click here https://
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair: This year's Jefferson Book Fair will be from October 5-18, 2020.
The Scholastic Book Fair is back, VIRTUAL this year! While the Fair will be held exclusively online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. The online fair will include features like Jefferson's own online store, games for kids, and more.
Remember! Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards). Save the dates: October 5th - October 18, 2020, and follow us on social media for more details. Check out this interactive flyer to see what's new and exciting this year and bookmark the Jefferson website for your virtual shopping experience.
Shipping details: all orders ship directly to your home. Book orders $25 and more ship for free. All other items (part of a book order or not) will have a shipping fee.
Are you running out of wall space for your kids’ artwork? Square1art can help and Jefferson makes a 38% profit. By ordering useful items decorated with your child’s art, you will give back to our school. Turn your child’s artwork into great keepsakes and help raise money for our school. Please look for the order form in your child’s backpack this fall. For more information, please contact Renata Suerth.
Jefferson's 5th annual Square1 Art fundraiser is just around the corner. Turn your child's artwork into memorable keepsakes and help raise money for school. Order forms will be sent home mid-November. There are three easy ways to order (orders due 11/21):
- Call 888-332-3294
- The paper form attached to your child's catalog
Step right up, and get ready for a day of FUN at the Jefferson Winter Carnival!
The Winter Carnival is on Saturday, February 8th from 12:00PM-4:00PM at Jefferson Elementary School.
The Jefferson Winter Carnival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It generates funds for the PTA to support all of the programming and family events at Jefferson. This year we are raising money to support the Non-Fiction Periodical Subscriptions, Acceleration Block Materials, Genius Hour/Passion Projects Start-Up Funds, Creative Technology, Maker Space enhancements, and Professional Learning.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE CARNIVAL:
- Games, Prizes, Fun & Excitement! NEW games this year: Pop a Shot, Hockey Slapshot, First Down Football Toss, Tip-a-Troll and Bring Home the Bacon!
- Tiger Bucks, Photo Booth, Cotton Candy, Food, School Perks Auction and Experience Parties Sign up in the MPR.
- Cake Walk is BACK and locked on the 2nd floor!
- Classroom Art Sales, Face Painting and Balloon Twister located on the 1st floor in the 1st Grade hallway.
- Raffles (Classroom Baskets and Teacher Baskets) located on the 1st floor.
- Prize Room is in a new location on the 2nd floor this year! NEW Prizes this year: footballs, soccer balls, basket balls, squishes, backpacks, headphones, bluetooth speakers and sports blankets!
Check out the Carnival layout here (link the final floor plan).
Carnival Admission Options:
ADVANCE Wristband & Raffle Ticket Sales: if you already purchased wristbands and raffle tickets, they will be available for pick up on Carnival day at the Welcome Table located in the foyer.
Carnival Day Wristband & Raffle Ticket Sales: Individual wristbands will be $20 each ($5 for kids 4 and under), raffle tickets $1 each and individual game tickets 50¢ each. Each game ticket can be used for 1 round at a game. Credit card, check or cash payment options will be available to make purchase on Carnival Day.
Other important info:
- There is NO CHARGE for adults to attend the Carnival, but ALL children must be supervised.
- Tiger Bucks and Food are CASH ONLY!
- Cake Walk, Photo Booth and Raffles will require raffle tickets.
- Wristbands and individual game tickets, pre-purchase or purchased at the door allow access to most games, face painters and balloon twister.
- Checks (payable to Jefferson PTA) or Credit Cards used for: Wristbands, Individual Game Tickets, Raffle Tickets, Classroom Art, School Perks and Experience Party Reservations.
Ways to help make the Winter Carnival a SUCCESS:
VOLUNTEER to help: It's not too late! There is a lot of work that goes into planning, setting up, running and breaking down this event. We could not do it without your help! To volunteer, click this Membership Toolkit link. Volunteers (Jefferson parents, students or alumni only) will be rewarded for their time with 1 raffle ticket for each volunteer hour! Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer at the Jefferson Winter Carnival.
Experience Party Sign Up: Don't forget to sign up and save your spot for our amazing Experience Parties (Updated 2/18/20) this year. Many will sell out quickly so don't hesitate. These fundraising events are a great way to have fun, meet new people & support our students at Jefferson. Want to plan ahead & grab a group or your friends to sign up? Here are this year's Experience Parties - The Jefferson Parents Fall Trolley, Jefferson Parents Halloween Party, Jefferson Mom's Pool Party, Outdoor Movie Night (Grades K-2, 3-5), Kids Baking Party, Yoga Sculpt Class, Day Off Pik-a-Pot n Paint Pizza Party, Valentine's Day Couples Party (2021), Mini Makers, Mamas, and Munchies.
Tiger Bucks: Tiger Bucks is one of the most popular games at the Winter Carnival & it is back for another year! Check out these amazing prizes available this year - Electric Scooter, Chrome Book, Ear Pods, Fuji Film Camera, Nintendo Switch, LEGO, Our Generation Doll and Food Truck, Echo Show.
Class Baskets Raffle: Save some raffle tickets for all the awesome baskets created by each class. New this year: Snow Day, Cash Basket, Gamers Basket. Save some raffle tickets for Star Wars, Spa for Girls, Unicorn, Nerf and LEGO. See Samples of class baskets below:
Teacher Raffle: Don’t forget to save some raffle tickets for the Teacher Raffle. Your child and a few friends can get the chance to hang out and have fun with their favorite Jefferson Teacher (such as: Ice Cream Sundaes, Librarian for a 1/2 day, Donuts and Books, Cookie Decorating, Board Games and Crafts, Lunch with your favorite teacher and Principal for the Day!)
School Perks: Stop by the MPR and bid to win one or all of the popular School Perks like the Giving Tree VIP Seats & Parking Spots, Premium Parking Spots, Extra Recess for one entire classroom and Lunch with the Principal. Check out this exciting, NEW perk - Reserved Parking Spot for Drop off & Pick up!!!
Classroom Artwork: Classroom Art is back and in a whole NEW way! This year, each student (K-4th Grade) has created their own themed art specific to their grade. Head to the 1st floor, 1st grade hallway to check it out and purchase your child's Individual framed artwork or the class project to brighten your house with school memories created by your super talented Jefferson students (and parents). For artwork pricing and themes CLICK HERE and for a preview of the classroom art CLICK HERE.
Cake Walk: Head up to the 2nd floor with your raffle tickets & win some delicious treats at the Cake Walk. Cakes! Cookies! Cupcakes! Muffins! Pies! Candy Bars! Yummy! Also, it's not too late to donate & can be dropped off at 303 E. Crescent. All items be store bought, in their original package, include ingredient label and not require refrigeration. Gluten and nut-free options welcome. Please contact Amanda French (email@example.com) or Rachell Buhler (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The Jefferson Winter Carnival is open to everyone in the Jefferson Elementary Community. Your family’s attendance at this event is what matters most. We look forward to seeing you there!
Any questions, please email the Winter Carnival Chairs (Jen Bullock and Erin Nolan) at JeffersonWinterCarnival@gmail.com.
If you have any other questions, please email the Winter Carnival Chairs (Jen Bullock and Erin Nolan) at JeffersonWinterCarnival@gmail.
Experience Party Sign Up: Don't forget to sign up and save your spot for our amazing Experience Parties (Updated 3/8/20) this year. Many will sell out quickly so don't hesitate. These fundraising events are a great way to have fun, meet new people & support our students at Jefferson. Want to plan ahead & grab a group or your friends to sign up? Here are this year's Experience Parties - The Jefferson Parents Fall Trolley, Jefferson Parents Halloween Party, Jefferson Mom's Pool Party, Outdoor Movie Night (Grades K-2, 3-5), Kids Baking Party, Yoga Sculpt Class, Day Off Pik-a-Pot n Paint Pizza Party, Valentine's Day Couples Party (2021), Mini Makers, Mamas, and Munchies.