January 2020

What's Happening in January

13 - PTSA Meeting, 6:30pm

18 - Martin Luther King, Jr Day (no school)

28 - Last day of semester

29 - Teacher Planning Day (no school)

January PTSA Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 6:30-8pm

This is an online event.

Everyone is welcome!

Meet and greet at 6:15 pm

Meeting begins at 6:30 pm

Zoom link here:

Meeting ID: 874 7181 6227

Passcode: 077466

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Find out more about the Center for Black Student Excellence

The school bond measure that passed in November will provide funds for the modernization of Jefferson High School! It also includes funding the creation of a Center for Black Student Excellence.

We are excited to announce that Kali Ladd, the Executive Director of KairosPDX School and Winta Yohannes, the Managing Director of Albina Vision Trust will be our guests at the January PTSA meeting! They will be sharing information about the Center for Black Student Excellence.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 14th. The zoom link is above.

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Your Jefferson PTSA is working hard for our community. Come and be a part of it! Everyone has something to offer. You may have a little time or a great idea or a connection to a business or the community. We would love for you to join us. We all want every one of our students to reach their goals and dreams. Being a part of the PTSA is taking action towards supporting our students.

Also, if you haven't renewed your membership yet this year, this would be a great time to do it.

Here is the link to join:

Fundraising News!

When school buildings closed so did many of the ways we raise funds to support what we do. But that didn't stop us. Here are a few updates on fundraising events:

  • Atlas Pizza Night in December raised $540!
  • Jefferson/Bashor's Gear sale brought in almost $300 for the PTSA.
  • Our BottleDrop Oregon account has almost $80 in it already.
  • A End-of-Year Donation Ask pulled in $750!
  • We have also received many generous donations to the PTSA Food Pantry.

Special thanks to everyone who helped out or contributed. We really appreciate you!

Donations to the PTSA and the Food Pantry are always welcome:

BottleDrop is an ongoing fundraiser. Contact Laura Bullock at or pick up/drop off a blue bag at the food pantry on Tuesday or Friday, 12-3.

Way to go, Jefferson community!

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):


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.

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Jefferson High School PTSA


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