Last Call for Jefferson T-shirts!

6/1/2022 9:37 am

Get them while they last! Own a piece of history. We still have limited amounts and sizes of both tie dye and baseball style Jefferson T-shirts. 

Order online $10!  

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6/1/2022 9:34 am

Thursday, June 9th @ 7:30pm

What’s Next?!

Looking ahead to summer and next September! Join us to talk with other parents who are navigating IEPs and 504s about what worked this year, what didn’t work, and what your hopes are going forward.

If you weren’t able to attend our grade-level meetings in April and May, this is another opportunity to ask transition questions and draw on the collective wisdom of our SEPAC SOMA community.

Check back soon for the Zoom link or sign up for meeting notices to have it delivered directly to your inbox!

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Virtual Art Show now until June 7!

6/1/2022 9:25 am

If you missed the in-person Jefferson Art Show, you still have the opportunity to view and purchase (optional) a framed piece of your child's art online.  

Scan the QR code or visit

Choose your student's grade and teacher. Click on your student's artwork to view and purchase. 

The Online Art Show runs now until June 7.

Proceeds will go to the Jefferson PTA/Art Project

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Volunteers needed to pack up the library

6/1/2022 9:22 am

Are you a great organizer? Do you have "mad" packing skills? Due to upcoming HVAC installation and construction, ALL BOOKS in the Jefferson Library (2nd and 3rd floors) will need to be packed and stored BEFORE the last day of school. 

Supplies will be provided. Hours are flexible. Sign up for any day that you can attend (arrive at school during the time that is most convenient for you and help for the timeframe that you are available).

Sign up here

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Recruiting next year's PTA Board

6/1/2022 9:18 am

We have MANY open positions for next year's PTA Board. Benefits of being a board member: working with Building Leaders, getting to know Staff, planning educational and fun events and fundraisers for our kids, communicating important district and school information, advocating for our kids, meeting new people and so much more! f these roles are not filled, the PTA cannot function. 

We would like our board to represent the variety and diversity of our Jefferson community including working parents, South Orange and Maplewood residents, moms and dads. Get involved! Grab a friend and sign up! 

Positions we NEED TO FILL:


Vice President


Communications VP

Technology VP

Events VP

Fundraising VP

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liaison

Special Education Liaison

Volunteers VP

5th Grade Projects

Complete the Nomination form here

Contact with questions. 

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Jefferson COVID Tracker

5/19/2022 10:06 am

In response to the recent increase in COVID cases in our school and community, the Jefferson PTA has created an informal survey to report COVID + cases (both laboratory-confirmed and at-home tests).
Participation is VOLUNTARY. Responses are ANONYMOUS.

To view updated numbers for + COVID cases reported, click here. Cases are color-coded by week. 

If you would like to report a COVID + case to our informal survey, click here

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Order Your School Supplies NOW for Next Year!

5/19/2022 10:05 am

Order Your School Supplies for NEXT YEAR!

It's that time again! CUSTOMIZED SUPPLY KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Once again Jefferson is partnering with Bright SchoolKitz® to provide supply kits to match your teacher’s supply list. Free up your summer and enjoy it! Order now and eliminate the back-to-school shopping hassle. Kits are filled with brand names and quality products that are competitively priced with local and large retailers. 

Visit to see supply lists by grade and place your order. Remember to order for the grade your child will be in NEXT YEAR! This year, kits WILL BE SHIPPED TO SCHOOL. Order now until 6/24 to save $5 per kit!  

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Staff Appreciation Week May 2- 6

5/1/2022 9:34 am

The Jefferson PTA will be celebrating ALL of our staff with goodies throughout the week. If you'd like to contribute (to help with the cost of flowers, meals, etc) please click here to donate $5

Class Captains will be sending out more information about individual class celebrations. 

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Jefferson Art Show is Wednesday, May 25, 4-6pm

5/1/2022 9:34 am

Save the Date! The Jefferson Art Show will be Wednesday, May 25 from 4-6pm onf the FRONT LAWN of school.

Every student will have one piece of art on display. Additionally, a second piece of art will be framed and available for purchase online as an art fundraiser.

Online art show details are coming soon. 

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Recess Volunteers Needed

5/1/2022 9:34 am

Can you spare an hour or an afternoon? Sign up here to supervise a recess station that will offer our kids some variety and fun, in addition to their existing recess rotations. (Crafts, Birding, Nature, Yoga, Scavenger, Fitness)

Activities and supplies (if applicable) will be provided. Stations will be optional for students to participate. 

Volunteers will meet in the FRONT of school (near Maryland Rd.) All activities will be outdoors and weather permitting.  

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