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The Jefferson PTA

PTA Meetings for 2018-2019

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 30, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Pizza will be served.

Meeting Canceled Thursday, September 20, 2018

Meeting Canceled because Back-to-School Night is on September 25.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Discussion of "strand reduction" with Dr. Gilmore.  Pizza will be served.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Canceled because of poor air quality.

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Discussion of new YMCA afterschool program with Dr. Gilmore. Click here to see the YMCA program presentation.

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Presentation by Common Sense Media called Plugged-in Parents.  Kids today have never known a world without the internet.  The majority of kindergartners will grow up to have jobs that don't exist yet.  Even the most in-tune parents could use some extra tips for keeping up with the accelerating pace of technological and societal change.  Together we'll address parents' biggest concerns:  managing screen time, getting a cellphone, cyberbullying, social media, and more.  Backed by the latest research and full of practical tips, Common Sense's talk and take-home packet will give you the tools you need to keep kids safe and help them take ownership of their digital lives.

Pizza will be served.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Canceled

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

PTA board election and budget are on the agenda.

Pizza will be served.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The movie "Screenagers" will be shown.  "Screenagers" is an award-winning documentary on mental health that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, "Screenagers" reveals how screen time affects kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

6:00 - pizza and refreshments will be served.

6:15 - 8:00 - movie screening followed by Q & A with Dan Frost (SFUSD's Digital Learning Partner) and Sarah Cahuas (Jefferson's librarian).


About the Jefferson PTA

The Jefferson PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is entering our 97th year of leadership in supporting Jefferson students, teachers, and parents. The PTA budget for 2018-2019 is $242,331, which goes to support our children’s field trips, science and garden programs, technology, ArtWorks, PlayWorks, and performing arts and music programs, and much more.


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 signups are online!  We need translators, yard and traffic volunteers, help with the lost & found.  There is definitely something for everyone, and the jobs are spread across the school year.

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 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 membership form.


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The 2018-2019 Jefferson PTA Board

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

  • Celeste Sempere
  • Diana Schneider
    (Executive Vice President)
  • Tricia Downey
  • Alissa Fong (Secretary)
  • Devi SenGupta
    (VP Fundraising)
  • Monica Kim
    (VP Membership)
  • Sara Norwick
    (Chair of Volunteers)
  • Nancy Skewes-Cox
    (Chair of Events)
  • April May
    (Chair of Enrichment Programming)
  • Katherine Burton
    (Financial Secretary)
  • Emily Jastrzembski
  • Jen Bhalla
    (Member at Large)

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

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