PTO Weekly News & Updates

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2019-2020 Calendar 

Please visit our website to view, print and/or download the 2019-2020 Jefferson calendar.
Please note the calendar is subject to change. 

Mark your calendar:
10/4 Spirit Day & Cadillac Book Shop
10/11 Coffee with the Principal
10/12 Fall Festival
Join the Jefferson Green Team!

If you didn't get a chance to meet our Green Team at Back to School Night, have a look at our flyer below and reach out if you have interest in helping out! We hope to launch some exciting Green Team actions this school year and would love some help: a Jefferson school garden, Walk/Bike to school week in May and more! Jump on for just one project or all of them! 

The Green Brief from our local " Green Summit" organization (connect  here for more updates):

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 11:00am-2:00pm - Repair Cafe @ Christ Church Summit. Join us for our third Repair Cafe! Bring broken but beloved items to be fixed for free. 
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 12:30pm - Green Cleaning Forum @ St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Summit Area GreenFaith Circle is hosting a free green cleaning forum. Learn from experts on the importance of green cleaning products, bring a clean jar or bottle to make your own to take home!
A Message from SPARC

Come learn more about the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) @ their 1st General Meeting 

SPARC's 1st General Meeting for the 2019/2020 School Year is  Monday, Sept. 23rd at 7:30pm in the Summit High School Library. Please consider attending so that you can learn more about the great programs and productions coming up this school year and all of the amazing things that SPARC does in support of performing arts initiatives across Summit schools. Musical Directors, Producers, & Committee Chairs from each of the elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school have also been invited to attend.  

Please join us if you are able!  
Fall Festival will be Saturday, October 12th 11am - 3pm

Mark your calendars for our biggest event of the year! Fall Festival will be Saturday, October 12th. Admission is FREE and the entire Summit community is invited to attend. Pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house, carnival games, basket raffle, silent auction, international food café, baked goods and so much more will be available!

Fall Festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need your time and talent to make the event a success. Please check out our sign up genius and see where you can lend a hand. 

  Fall Festival Volunteer Sign Up (click here)
Please click on the link below to review the  Summit Elementary School Health & Illness Protocols, including using medication and sun block, emergencies, food guidelines, and more.

Join the PTO!

It's not too late!


Our membership drive is a major source of funding for the school year. The membership drive funds our directory and supports key initiatives including cultural assemblies, the Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Event, Family Movie Night, Field Trips & more. The more successful our membership drive is, the less we will need to ask for funds throughout the school year. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Welcome Letter & PTO Membership Form - English
Volunteers Needed

Click here to check out all the ways you can help by volunteering and getting involved at Jefferson.
Art in the Classroom

Art in the Classroom (AIC) is  PTO-sponsored and parent/ volunteer run, so we need your help! Our goal is to  provide an art history program that offers Jefferson School students a  snapshot of prominent works of art by a wide range of famous artists. You do  not need to know anything particular about art, as all the materials, lessons  and project ideas are provided for you. The kids love this program, but we  really need to secure volunteers for each grade and classroom in order to make  it a success. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email your AIC  co-chairpersons, Kristin Lester and Jenny Chismark, with the grade and  classroom teacher for which you'd be interested in presenting a lesson. Dates  will be determined based on volunteer level and availability of classroom time.  We may focus initially on the single-session days as ideal AIC opportunities,  but we'll figure it out as interest is gauged. 

This is a great program and we'd  love to see it continue again this year. We do sincerely need your help though,  and look forward to engaging all these amazing budding artists. To review some Frequently Asked Questions (click here).

Most sincerely,
Your Jefferson School AIC co-chairpersons, 
Kristin Lester  ( and 
Jenny Chismark (
Reminder from the town of Summit...
Please Start Saving...

Mrs. Yospin needs our help! 
Please save your paper towel rolls for an upcoming sculpture unit. Ms. B will be collecting and storing them while Mrs. Yospin is on leave.
Parking Lot Procedure

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with parking lot procedure. Adherence to this procedure ensures the safety of all our students. 

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