Welcome to the Jefferson High School PTSA website!
A letter from our PTSA president . . .
Welcome new families and staff and our returning Demos! I would like to introduce our PTSA board members. I am Laura Bullock. I am excited and honored to serve as PTSA President. Georgie Honl is our Vice President and former President. Gabriela Mercedes Bolivar is our Secretary and Lori Lyon-Lachman is our Treasurer.
Jefferson doesn’t have a large PTSA (although we would love to grow!) but this group has heart and gets a lot done!
Here are just some of things that we do:
Run a weekly community food pantry
Fund grants for staff projects and student group/club projects
Provide scholarships for graduating seniors
Host a Senior Celebration to honor our graduates in the spring
Publish a monthly newsletter
Hold community events
Organize and staff concessions at home sports events
Sell Jefferson gear (t-shirts, hoodies, etc)
Fundraise to support all of the things we do!
Please consider becoming a member of the PTSA. Everyone in the Jefferson community is welcome. PTSA stands for Parent, Teacher, Student Association which doesn’t fully describe who we are. Alumni, grandparents, caregivers, SEI, Latin Network, anyone who is part of the Jefferson community is enthusiastically invited.
And your participation is important too. Volunteering can seem overwhelming and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. But helping out comes in lots of forms. Maybe you don’t have time but you have resources to donate or you are connected to a business that would make a donation or provide a service. Or you are great with social media and could manage our facebook page. Maybe you have time and would like to help out at the food pantry or with concessions or selling gear at an event. Or you can send some goodies in for a staff appreciation event. Maybe you have an idea that would improve what we do or start something new to support our school. If everyone does a little, we get A LOT done!
I also want to say that we are here for you. In addition to asking you what you can do for the PTSA and the school. Your PTSA is here to support you. Our newsletter, emails and meetings keep you informed. You can reach out to us if you are looking for information and can’t find it. You can meet other parents and community members at meetings and events. We often have guest speakers at our monthly meetings on topics that directly relate to our community, like the Center for Black Student Excellence or how Covid Impacts Teens and their families. The food pantry and clothing closet is here for anyone in need. The PTSA is YOUR community organization.
Lastly, I want to acknowledge and honor the diversity in our school community. As your PTSA, we are committed to breaking down barriers that our families and community members may experience that keep them from feeling welcome. We want everyone to feel welcomed, valued and included. That doesn’t happen without commitment and work. Together, we can do great things for the students of Jefferson High School and build a stronger community for everyone.
We love the Jefferson school community, the staff, the students, the families and alumni! Looking forward to a year of connection and lots of opportunity to support Jefferson!
Together We Can!