New Families & First Day Instructions


New Families

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new Jefferson families!


The goal of Jefferson PTA is to make your family’s transition a smooth and successful one. We organize many events throughout the year to help you and your child(ren) feel welcome and excited to be part of our community. Please review the calendar and plan to participate in our upcoming events such as our Annual Ice Cream Social at the start of the school year!


Here are some tips to prepare for your first day

We are eager to help you feel at home quickly. The best way to meet people and feel involved and invested is to volunteer for a committee or activity. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our PTA by using the form under the Get Involved section or email us at


If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for our weekly email newsletter and follow us on Facebook to stay in the know!


What To Send To School

The list of items below will help your child to be comfortable during the school day:

  • Backpack - A backpack should be roomy enough to transport snack, lunch, and important papers/homework to and from school, but not so big that your child struggles with it. Be sure that your child can open and close his/her backpack (and lunch box) by himself/herself (practice at home). Please check your child’s backpack/folder every day.

  • Labels - Put your child’s name on his/her lunchbox, snack containers, backpack, jacket, sweaters, etc. Any unlabeled lost items will be put in the “Lost and Found” located on the first floor of the school outside the cafeteria.

  • Healthy Snack - If your child’s teacher advises you that she/he includes time for snack during the day, please send a healthy snack for your child to eat. Healthy snack ideas include: fruit, cheese, crackers, dried fruit, yogurt, etc.  As classmates may have life-threatening food allergies, please avoid sending items excluded by your classroom teacher.


For lunch information on menus and how to buy using an EZ Lunch Account, click here.


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- Upcoming calendar events

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- And much, much more!