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PTA News

Dear JH Families,


Happy Wednesday! 


Recognizing Teachers! It's that time of year when we select the JH PTA's Teacher of the Year, Teacher of Promise, and Support Staff of the Year.  Please take a few minutes to let us know which teachers or support staff you think have gone above and beyond this year and why. 


Teachers of the Year should have been teaching at JH for over one year. 

Teachers of Promise are in their first year teaching at JH. 

Support Staff of the Year is anyone who is not a teacher. Examples include: instructional assistants, front office staff, a counselor, a cafeteria employee, a security guard, etc.

We will be collecting nominations until May 31. We will give out the awards and prizes during end of the year celebrations. Share your nominations here today!


Time to clear out the Lost and Found! Is your kiddo missing a jacket? A water bottle? A sweatshirt? Please swing by the lost and found located in the lobby to claim your item before the school year ends! 


JH Clubs: Spring Clubs ends today, 5/22 (Wednesday Clubs) and tomorrow, 5/23 (Thursday Clubs).  We are already planning clubs for the next school year, so feel free to reach out with any ideas or suggestions!   If you still need to pay, the enrollment fee is $80 per club, and ways to pay are below. If you asked for a scholarship, there is no need to pay.

  • Venmo: @PTA-Jefferson-Houston  

  • PayPal: @JeffersonHoustonPTA

  • Check made out to Jefferson-Houston PTA

  • MemberHub by credit card (small fee)


JH Art Display and Grade Promotions! Looking ahead, mark your calendars for some exciting end-of-year events, including Kindergarten, 8th Grade, and 5th Grade Promotions and Field Day presented by the PTA! :

  • Kindergarten Promotion, June 6th, 10 AM

  • Field Day, June 7th (more information below))

  • 8th Grade Promotion, June 10th,  9 AM

  • 5th Grade Promotion, June 11th, 10 AM

Field Day 2024! Thank you to our parents and families for volunteering for Field Day! Scheduled for Friday, June 7, Field Day is an opportunity for JH students and staff to enjoy a day of fun and games. The event will include an inflatable obstacle course, water balloons, popsicles, and more! 


Parents! Help make the field day a success by volunteering at a station or donating supplies. Please sign up today: 

Supplies Sign-Up is here.

Volunteers Sign-Up is here.

If you are new to JH or need to renew your volunteer application (it's good for two years), please apply to be a volunteer ASAP! This is required to participate. 

ACPS recently updated their volunteer process, which is below:
1. Read and sign the mandatory online Code of Conduct, and complete the Volunteer Application Form.
2. Check email for application status.
3. Complete a virtual ID verification appointment.
4. Contact the school(s) or program where you wish to serve (JH!)

Information on volunteering can be found here and a direct link to Volunteer Application is here.


Next year’s PTA Executive Board and May PTA meeting: We are proud to announce that at the April PTA meeting, the members nominated Tracy Dahl for President (kindergarten parent), Jessica Likas for Vice President (kindergarten parent), and Tyler Cromer for Treasurer. (2nd grade and rising kindergarten parent.  We will vote on these nominations at the year’s last PTA meeting on May 30th! Register here! We are still in need of a secretary, if you are interested, please reach out to


As always, if you have any questions or want to get involved, don't hesitate to reach out. 


Upcoming Dates:

5/6 to 5/10: Teacher Appreciation Week 

5/24-5/31st: JH Art Show Display

5/29: Author Visit for 2nd through 5th graders

5/30: 8th Grade Formal (time TBD)

5:30: May PTA Meeting 

6/6: Kindergarten Promotion, 10 AM

6/7: Field Day

6/10: 8th Grade Promotion, 10 AM

6/11: 5th Grade Promotion, 10 AM



Sujata Mitra

President, Jefferson-Houston PTA

Parent of 5th and 2nd graders

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