Every parent and guardian is welcome to join the Jefferson Parents and Teachers!
Jaguar Parents and Teachers (JPAT) is Jaguar Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). JPAT is a group of parents and families, teachers and staff, and friends of Jaguar dedicated to the support of our school. JPAT works to:
- provide financial support for educational enhancements that benefit all Jaguar 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
Community Building Activities
JPAT traditionally organizes a variety of community building activities throughout the year. Listed below are some examples. Due to COVID, JPAT is finding other ways to build community and support our Jaguar families and staff. We hope to be able to organize these events again soon!
If you have an idea of a community building activity that you would like to help organize, please contact Rebecca Badger.
|First Day of School Welcome||Adults are invited to meet in front of the school for coffee and snacks after the children have gone into the building.|
|Fall Potluck||Jefferson 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 Night||All Jefferson family members are welcome to come to this community event, where the focus is showing that math is fun!|
|Dance of the Decades||The sock hop is a fun night full of music, dancing, and having fun with friends.|
|Carnival||Be 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 Fair||The 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 Beautification||JPAT volunteers work year-round to help keep school grounds looking healthy and beautiful.|
Make Your Shopping Dollars Count for JPAT!
The Corvallis School District does not necessarily sponsor the organizations and activities of the links provided below.
You can earn money for our school with your everyday purchases.
Visit smile.amazon.com Sign on and select “Jefferson Parents and Teachers” as your charity. JPAT will earn 0.5% on eligible purchases. Purchases must be made on Smile.Amazon.com (not Amazon) to earn donation.
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to “Jefferson Parents and Teachers” at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Search for us by our name or by our non-profit number NH846.
Must be renewed annually.
Sign up with eScrip at www.escrip.com, select “Jefferson Parents and Teachers”, and register your debit/credit card.
JPAT may earn up to 4% of your monthly purchases at Market of Choice and other participating retailers.
First Alternative Co-op
First Alternative Co-op offers two ways to donate:
Designate your Owner Dividend to Jefferson at Customer Service, the Co-op will match your Dividend as a donation -or- Choose to Round-up your purchase at checkout and donate the extra money to Jefferson Elementary.
Mention Jefferson Elementary first thing when you checkout or save your receipt & select Jefferson Elementary ID: 70083516 at https://www.officedepot.com/cm/school-supplies/give-back?cm_sp=FooterLinks-_-products-_-5PercentBack
We receive 5% back in FREE supplies!
JPAT Board Members