School communication



In an effort to be more green and friendly towards the environment, we have created this new and improved website in the hopes of being more useful to the community.  We will also be launching other communication tools to help families stay on top of their child’s school events and to get parents the information they need throughout the school year.


Our Website


Most of Jefferson PTA website is open to the community and the public at large.  This is the primary place where we share information about upcoming events and school updates. However, please note that you must register on our site to get access to all the available info. Registered members of the PTA site will have access to items such as the online student directory,  our school store, volunteer forms, and much more. You will also be added to the Jefferson  weekly e-blast (described below).  To register, fill out the online form.  You can always opt-out at any time if you change your mind.


Jefferson School Weekly E-Blast


The PTA distributes a weekly newsletter by email to all families and staff who have registered as members of our school community on our website. The newsletter generally comes out on Sunday with information about all school-related activities in the following weeks to come.

In order to be added to these email lists, be sure to register on our PTA website. You can opt-out of receiving email by using the unsubscribe link in any email.


Marshall Jefferson Facebook Page


We share a community Facebook page with Marshall Elementary.  The Facebook page is private and managed by PTA members. The Marshall-Jefferson PTA Facebook group is a place where members of the community can connect, communicate and discuss.


Backpack Notices


Notices from the principal, teachers and the PTA oftentimes come home in student backpacks. Parents could also correspond with teachers in the same way by including a note addressed to the teacher and placing it in their child’s dedicated homework folder in their backpack.  However, should you wish to communicate more directly with your child’s teacher, feel free to call or email them directly.  


Principal Updates


At each PTA general meeting, Principal Kim Hutchinson provides updates about the school and invites questions from members of the community. For the dates and times of scheduled meetings, please see the event calendar.


Curriculum Nights


Every fall the school schedules evening presentations about each grade’s curriculum, known as Back To School Night. Teachers meet with families to outline expectations and talk about methods and materials that will be used during the year.  We encourage all parents to attend Back To School Night to get a better understanding of what your child will be learning.  Check the events calendar to find out when Back to School Night is for this school year.


Conferences and Appointments


Teacher conferences are generally scheduled in fall and spring.  At these conferences, parents or guardians discuss their child’s academic progress with the teacher.  If there are issues that require immediate attention, families do not need to wait for the scheduled conferences; rather, they should make an appointment directly with their child’s teacher.


Welcome to the Jefferson PTA site.  We have so many great things to share.  Please sign up to view:


- Upcoming calendar events

- Online directory

- School Store

- Newsletter subscriptions

- Volunteer Opportunities

- And much, much more!