August 19, 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Jefferson School!  We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer. We are thrilled to have you and your family as members of our community.

This year will be an exciting one as we welcome new leadership to Jefferson School. We know everyone will offer their kindness and support as Mr. Cordero settles in as our new Principal. We can’t wait for him to see firsthand how amazing Jefferson’s students, staff and families are!

We start out the year with a lot of activity. Our largest event, Fall Festival, is slated for Saturday, October 14th from 11 am – 3pm. The entire Summit community is invited to enjoy our campus for this annual tradition. If you’ve never attended, it’s a fun day with free admission, fabulous food, carnival games, dunk tank, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, silent auction, basket raffles & more! We offer special thanks to Shannon O’Shea and Kathleen Forte who are serving as Fall Festival co-chairs. Fall Festival is our biggest fundraiser and we need your time and talent to make the day a success. Please check out the weekly e-blast and our website to view the Sign-Up Genius and see where you can help.

We also need you to join the PTO. Our membership drive pays for our directory and helps fund a myriad of programs throughout the year. The more successful the membership drive is, the less we need to ask for funds through the school year. As a member of the PTO you will receive a directory and will receive our weekly email newsletter. Your generosity is appreciated!

What does the PTO do? Where does my contribution go? It’s a great question. It seems we are always for your financial support, right? The PTO is an essential partner at Jefferson School. Our leadership, volunteer hours and financial support make many events possible that otherwise would not happen. These events and programs include, but are not limited to:

Fall Festival • Field Trips • Cultural Assemblies • Father Daughter Dance • Mother Son Event • Jefferson Actors’ Guild (JAG) • Gardening • Family Movie Night • Family Game Night • Jefferson Alumni Scholarship • Little Free Library • Author Visits • Indoor and Outdoor Recess Games • Spelling Bee • Grandparent’s Reading Day

We also fund improvements on the campus including: New filtered water fountains- refill stations throughout the school • New picnic style tables on the blacktop • New benches near the entrance of the school in honor of Mr. DeMuro and Mrs. Natale • New Blacktop paintings for four square, basketball lines, number grid and the large United States map • This year we are focused on raising funds and installing shade structures around the blacktop.

Our goal, as your PTO Executive Board, is to represent Jefferson School to the best of our ability and make a real difference for our students and staff. We welcome and need your involvement to make good things happen. If you have an idea, question or concern, we want to hear it! Please check out our website, and like us on Facebook to stay up to date.

Here’s to a successful year full of fun and teamwork!

Our best,

​2017-2018 Jefferson School PTO Executive Board