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Every parent and guardian is welcome to join the Jefferson Parents and Teachers!

Jefferson Parents and Teachers (JPAT) is Jefferson Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). JPAT is a group of parents and families, teachers and staff, and friends of Jefferson dedicated to the support of our school. JPAT works to:

  • provide financial support for educational enhancements that benefit all Jefferson students, including school supplies and discretionary spending for teachers
  • build community by organizing a variety of events and activities
  • promote clear communication between the school and the home
  • recruit volunteers to assist in school and JPAT activities

Join the JPAT e-news to receive announcements about JPAT, school, and community events and happenings. To join the list, email

Community Building Activities

First Day of School WelcomeAdults are invited to meet in front of the school for coffee and snacks after the children have gone into the building.
Fall PotluckJefferson families come together for a potluck picnic supper during the first weeks of school. This event also kicks off the Direct Donation Drive.
Family Math NightAll Jefferson family members are welcome to come to this community event, where the focus is showing that math is fun!
Dance of the DecadesThe sock hop is a fun night full of music, dancing, and having fun with friends.
CarnivalBe prepared for lots of carnival games, food, a book walk, cake walk, bouncy houses and slides, and prizes! This is a low-cost event that is fun for the whole family.
Fall and Spring Book FairThe spring book fair is a buy-one-get-one-free book fair which we do to benefit our families, as opposed to a fundraiser like the book fair we host in the fall.
Site BeautificationJPAT volunteers work year-round to help keep school grounds looking healthy and beautiful.

JPAT Board Members

PresidentCamille Nelson
Vice PresidentRebecca Badger
SecretaryJill Stein
TreasurerPolly Wegner