April 25, 2017

Information about Jog-a-thon 2017

Jefferson parents: you might not think that your participation in the jog-a-thon is important. Maybe you think the small amount of money you raise won’t make […]
April 5, 2017

Jog-a-thon 2017: Get your kids registered, and come to the meeting!

  Jefferson families should have received the flier below via email from school. It’s the first of what will probably be a lot of reminders to […]
April 5, 2017

Homebrew Fest Photos

We had a great event on March 18! Beautiful weather, great beer, and a lot of fun for a good cause. Here are a few of […]

It's all about the kids!

 

Our foundation is dedicated to sustaining and enhancing enrichment and extracurricular programs at Thomas Jefferson Elementary. Through hard work and community support we will continue to help fund art, language and technology programs that do not get the attention needed from the state and federal education budgets.

About our foundation

Why we help

Jefferson was fortunate to be enlisted in the IB program as well as receive a STEAM grant. Through the STEAM funding, the teachers at the school were afforded some amazing training, tools and building blocks to implement the STEAM and IB curriculum. But the funding to continue to provide the supplies and tools for these programs will run out. It is our goal to make sure that we can continue to provide the necessary funding for these important enrichment programs.

Our history

We started as a small group of parents that live in the North Park community. Many families living in the area were choosing to choice out of their home school. After touring Jefferson Elementary, experiencing its diversity, learning about its initiatives and meeting the staff members it became clear that this is the place we should be sending our kids. Change starts small and it was our goal to push that change. Friends of Jefferson started with a very simple goal; to raise awareness of the amazing public school in our local community and encourage all families to send their kids. Today, our journey continues and we couldn't be happier with the choice.