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The Big Ask!

It's time for The Big Ask!  Our fundraising goal for The Big Ask this year is $75,000.  And we would love for every family to participate!

So what's it all about?  SFUSD provides money for salaries for our principal, teachers, and limited support staff positions.  But if we want anything else for our students (and we do!), we must fund it ourselves as a community.  Those funds don't come from the school district. They come from us.  This year (2018 - 2019) we need to raise $242,331 to meet our budget of planned programs, events, technology, field trips, and services for our students.  These funds pay for:

•     Technology
•     Garden Program and Garden Coordinator
•     Science Coordinator

•     Field Trips
•     Classroom Materials
•     PlayWorks
•     ArtWorks

•     Performing Arts and Music Programs
•     Junior Olympics
•     Teacher Professional Development

And much more!  These programs enrich our children’s education and make Jefferson one of the most requested schools in the city.

We would love 100% participation - no matter the donation size! Last year the PTA spent more than $200 per child, and we would be grateful to receive at least $300 from each family this year.  If you can give more, please consider it.  If you cannot give as much as $300, please do not be discouraged from giving less.  Everyone's contributions collectively make a BIG difference at our school!

Encourage someone else to donate!  For an easy way to double your impact, please check this list to see if your employer matches employee contributions (it is worthwhile asking your HR department if you don't happen to see your company on the list).  Don't forget to ask friends and family to enrich the education and wellbeing of your children by making a contribution.

Please write a check (payable to "Jefferson PTA") or put cash into an envelope (marked "annual fund" and listing your child's name and room number), and bring it to the Main Office or hand it to your child's teacher by Friday, November 2.  Use your bank's online billpay service to send a donation to Jefferson PTA at the address listed in the box to the right.  Make it a recurring payment and pay in installments.  Or for total convenience, you can also use PayPal to make your donation.

Thank you for your support this year.

There is no better investment you can make!

We did it!

Great News!

Jefferson PTA is a 501(c)3, certified nonprofit organization.

Our Tax ID number is 94-6172271.

All money donations to the PTA are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Jefferson PTA
Jefferson Elementary School
1725 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA  94122