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The Jefferson PTA

PTA meetings for 2017-2018

Parents and guardians of Jefferson students are welcome to attend all PTA meetings.  Free childcare is provided for Jefferson students.  Free parking is available on the Upper Yard (enter on 18th Avenue between Irving and Judah).  Please join us!


PTA meetings will be held on:

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Pizza will be served.

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang will be the special guest speaker.  Learn more about the STEAM grant she provided to Jefferson as well as other issues in our community.  Pizza will be served.

Info in English - Chinese


Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a screening of the film "Screenagers," followed by a Q&A with SFUSD Digital Learning Partner Dan Frost and Jefferson Librarian Sarah Cahuas.  "Screenagers" explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction and offers solutions to help kids find balance.  The film is not recommended for children younger than 10.

6 p.m. pizza and light refreshments
6:30 - 8 p.m. film screening and Q&A

Info in English - Chinese


Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dyslexia pilot program with special guest Sue Gonzalez


Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Principal Kim Adams about safety and emergency procedures at Jefferson and district-wide, as well as the new security system that will be installed over the summer.


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our third annual Community Voice meeting led by Principal Kim Adams.  Ask questions, discuss concerns, give input about school priorities.  Hear about the school site budget.  Pizza will be served

Also vote on one motion relating to professional development:  

  • Approve release of $1,100 of funds to support 7 Jefferson teachers in completing a component of the Teacher Board Certification process.


Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

KidPower will facilitate a Safety Workshop for students in grades 3 - 5 and their adults.  KidPower specializes in "People Safety" skills and education. This workshop emphasizes safety skills that can prevent a problem from escalating into one that involves physical conflict.  NO physical self-defense skills will be taught.  For more info, click here.  Space is limited to 20 students and their adults. Click here to register in advance (required).


Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

2018 - 2019 budget vote

PTA board election - i
nfo in English - Chinese

About the Jefferson PTA

The Jefferson PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is entering our 96th year of leadership in supporting Jefferson students, teachers, and parents. The PTA budget for 2017-2018 is $219,800, which goes to support our children’s field trips, science and outdoor garden programs, technology, arts programs, noon monitors, and school supplies.


You will hear about the many ways the PTA supports these programs in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, copies of a handout with key fundraising opportunities and events are on the bulletin board opposite the Main Office.

How the PTA Communicates

The PTA shares information via email to the Jefferson Parents' Yahoo group, through this Jefferson website, on the Jefferson facebook page, at our monthly PTA meetings, in the Wednesday Envelopes, and on the white board opposite the Main Office.

Treasurer's Report
The PTA presents a monthly Treasurer's report at our PTA meetings with a breakdown of expenditures and revenues. You can find copies of each month's report on the bulletin board opposite the Main Office and distributed at monthly PTA meetings.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer signup lists are posted on the bulletin board opposite the Main Office.  There is definitely something for everyone, and the jobs are spread across the school year.  We will be setting up online signups soon!

Join the PTA!

Please join us in the Jefferson Auditorium for one of our PTA meetings, and we will sign you up!  Click here for a fillable membership form. Membership forms are also available from the bulletin board opposite the Main Office. You can fill out a form and leave it in the PTA mailbox in the office with a check for $5 per person for membership.  Or turn in your form and membership dues at any of our PTA meetings.

Join the PTA!  

Everyone is encouraged to attend our PTA meetings, but only PTA members can vote.  Let your voice be heard!  Joining the PTA is quick and easy, and membership only costs $5 a year per person.

Please join us in the Jefferson Auditorium for one of our PTA meetings, and we will sign you up! Click here for a fillable membership form.

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The 2017-2018 Jefferson PTA Board

We have a large PTA board this year.  Get to know our board members!

  • Celeste Sempere (President)
  • Diana Schneider (Executive Vice President)
  • Tricia Downey (Treasurer)
  • Alissa Fong (Secretary)
  • Jen Bhalla (VP Fundraising)
  • Monica Kim (VP Membership)
  • Sara Norwick (VP Volunteers)
  • Dina Collins (Financial Secretary)
  • Emily Jastrzembski (Member at Large)
  • Hyacinth Knopf (Member at Large)
  • Mihir Mehta (Member at Large)
  • Kristin Simons (Member at Large)

Have a question for one of the members or for the PTA in general? Send an email to


Consider joining next year's PTA board! Election is April 19, 2018.

Info in
English - Chinese

Jefferson PTA is a 501(c)3, certified nonprofit organization.
Its Tax ID number is 94-6172271.