December 2020

What's Happening in December

9 - PTSA Meeting, 6:30pm

14 - Atlas Pizza Fundraiser for Jefferson PTSA, 4:00 to CLOSE

19 to Jan 3-Winter Break

Jefferson HS PTSA Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 6:30-8pm

This is an online event.

Everyone is welcome!

You do not have to be a PTSA member

Meet and Greet at 6:15pm

Meeting begins at 6:30pm


Ms. McKenzie, Jefferson Counselor for 10th and 12th grade and Ms. Holmes, Jefferson Social Worker will be joining us to share information about social/emotional health during the holidays. Join us and welcome our guests!

Zoom link here:

Meeting ID: 812 4995 7518

Passcode: 991712

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On Track OHSU!

On Track OHSU! Is a health science outreach program that works with students throughout high school and into college, with the goal of increasing the racial diversity in OHSU’s schools and programs and throughout Oregon’s biomedical workforce. We work to provide opportunities for students to learn about health and science fields in hands on and authentic ways.

At Jefferson, we are now working with all students in 10th grade through their health classes, and 11th and 12th grade students through the Biotech program classes (grade 11, Anatomy and Physiology and Grade 12, Research and Medicine).

A new session will begin in January. Reach out to Ms. Katie if you want more information or to get involved, through Remind (Ms. Katie) or through email at

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Join the PTSA . . . Become a Member

  • Support our students, staff and community

  • Impact student success

  • Find out what’s happening at JHS

  • Make connections and build community

  • Share your ideas, concerns and experiences

  • Be a part of making things happen!

    All are welcome: parents, guardians, students, staff, alumni, community members. If you are not a member, we still want you at our meetings and events! It’s easier than ever, just jump on the zoom link, the second Wednesday of the month. Membership dues are $12.50, but pay what you can.

    Membership link: demosPTSA

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Jefferson PTSA Food Pantry

  • When? Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00.

  • Where? At Jefferson, on the sidewalk on the N Commercial side of the school.

  • Want to donate? Drop off on Tuesday or Friday or
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BIG NEWS: Jeff PTSA now has a Bottle Drop Account

We are super excited to introduce our new ongoing fundraiser. Many of our usual fundraising opportunities are not available right now like concessions.

Your can and bottle deposits can now be donated to the Jefferson PTSA to help fund the many ways we support students and staff. Get one of our Blue Bags, fill it up and either bring it to us or drop it off at a Bottle Drop location,

You can get a Blue Bag by contacting Laura Bullock, or you can pick up a Blue Bag or drop off cans and bottles at the food pantry on Tuesdays and Fridays between 12:00 and 3:00.

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Volunteer Opportunities


All committees would welcome volunteers. Committees include:

  • Fundraising
  • Senior Celebration
  • Membership
  • Community Engagement
  • Student Activities and Support
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Advocacy, Volunteers
  • Food Pantry
  • Concessions
  • Gear

Please contact your PTSA Board if interested:

Laura Bullock, President:

Georgie Honl, Vice President:

Gabrielle Mercedes Bolivar, Secretary:

Eric Schniewind (INTERIM):


WHEN: MONDAY, December 14th, 4pm to 10pm

WHERE: Atlas Pizza

710 N Killingsworth


Atlas will give our Jefferson PTSA 20% of the profits for the day. So treat yourself to a pizza or two and support our school!

Thank you ATLAS!

End of Year TAX DEDUCTIBLE Donation . . .

Our PTSA raises money throughout the year and uses those funds to support our students in many ways, from funding special projects and events to supporting the food pantry. Many of our fundraising opportunities are unavailable this year due to the pandemic. Many of our families are going through hardship this year and we are doing what we can to support them through food and supplies.

As this unusual and challenging year comes to an end, if you are feeling generous, please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Jefferson PTSA. Any amount is valued and appreciated, $5 or $100, it all adds up. Together we can!

Donations can be made here:

Thank you so much!

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Go to, select Jefferson High PTSA and the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

You can link your Fred Meyer rewards card to donate to Jefferson High PTSA every time you shop! Visit the Community Rewards site and sign your card up for the program.

Jefferson High School PTSA


5210 N Kerby Avenue Portland, OR 97217