April 16: Jefferson Day at the A’s Game, Ticket purchase deadline MARCH 16 (see below)
April 18th: Chipotle Fundraiser
April 21st: Earth Day Activities (see below)
April 22nd: Kids Care Event (see below); Berkeley Elementary School Chess Tournament (see below)
Noteworthy News Below:
– PTA Board Nominations
– Giving Campaign
– Oakland A’s Game for on April 16th @1:05 pm
– Chipotle Fundraiser
– Earth Day Activities
– Berkeley Chess Tournament
– Kids Care Event
– Mayfair is coming up! Raffle and Volunteer!!!
– Incoming TK group forming!
PTA Board Positions – Nominations
The PTA Board would like to represent and reach out to many of our diverse communities here at Jefferson and see who would be interested in joining the PTA Board for next year (2017-2018 School Year)
There are various positions that need to be filled such as Auditor, Junior Treasurer, Vice-Chair, Historian, and Junior Volunteer Coordinator.
Anyone who is interested or would like to learn more please contact Stefan Lasiewski (email@example.com )or Jill Loman (firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-520-3803)
GIVING CAMPAIGN – Thanks to those who have donated to the Giving Campaign. You can continue to donate online on the PTA website, http://jefferson.berkeleypta.org/
Oakland A’s Baseball!!!
Jefferson “Day @the Ballpark ” is fast approaching.
Oakland A’s vs. Houston Astros
Sunday, April 16th, 1:05pm
Tickets are still available and can be purchased online through PTA Website.
In comment field TYPE – A’s, enter #of tickets, student name &classroom.
Families in need of sliding scale or FREE tickets, please contact Lilly, Family Engagement and Equity Specialist (510) 295-7791,
Hope to see you there!
Chipotle Fundraiser: Come in to the Chipotle at 1050 Gilman in Berkeley on Tuesday, April 18th
Earth Day Activities
Hello Jefferson families! The Green Team will be facilitating an Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 21st, with eco-friendly yard activities during morning and afternoon recesses (see below for more details). We are collecting USED CDs (old CDs that you no longer listen to, scratched/broken, or any kind of used CD that you no longer want) for a upcycled CD art project and are placing a collection box outside the school office. We are also seeking PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS to help out with the yard activities – please contact Lori Hess at email@example.com if you are able to help out. We need parent/guardian help at two slots: 9:25 to 10:20 and 11:25 to 12:40 on Friday 4/21.
Here are some more details about Jefferson’s Earth Day celebration:
The Green Team
Kids Care Event April 22nd
Stay tuned for details about our upcoming Kids Care! events:
Saturday 4/22, 10:30-12 – Earth Day with East Bay Regional Parks, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
May [exact date TBD] – snacks and singing at Challengers game (Challengers is division of Little League for children with physical and mental challenges).
The Berkeley Elementary School Chess Tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled because of a location change.
The New Date and Location: April 22 10am-5pm
Berkeley Arts Magnet School, 2015 Virginia Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Parents interested in registering their kids can click HERE for more information about registering. If you are interested in talking to a Jefferson Parent about the tournament, contact Ellen Rigsby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MayFair Raffle Tickets! And Volunteer Information
Hello Jefferson families,
We are also looking for volunteers to help with some of the events that happen at May Fair. Have stuff? We need:
Have time? We need help with:
Help with set-up
Help with clean-up
A Cake Walk coordinator
An Entertainment Coordinator
A Food Donation Coordinator (some work already done)
Food Prep Coordinator (some work already set up)
Games Coordinator (classroom assignments already made)
Ticket/ Prize Donation Coordinators (2)
Incoming TK student?
Hi Jefferson families,
Do you have an incoming TK student? Let’s get in touch! Curious to know who is going to what campus and how Jefferson families can support each other.
I have heard from last year’s families that you can request bus service from Jefferson, but need to start asking around now.
Email me and I will put together a group for us: email@example.com