Teachers and Staff
We love our Jefferson-Houston teachers and staff members, and we're proud to support them. This page lists just some of the ways we show our appreciation.
Grants and Computer Monitors
The JH PTA is proud to offer Teacher Grants.
If you're a teacher, you can download the grant request form here. We prioritize requests that will be used to enhance and support classroom instruction and student engagement. In 2019-2020, the PTA approved grants for vocabulary journals, software subscriptions, shin guards, books, fidget toys, music for the band, and more! Email the PTA Treasurer at for more information. To donate to this program, please use our Venmo or PayPal links and note "Teacher Grants".
During Virtual+ learning in 2020-21, the PTA has been working to provide additional computer monitors for teachers who would like one. We've provided over 20 extra monitors to JH teachers so far! If you're a teacher and you'd like to add your name to the list for a monitor, please fill out this Google Doc request form, and we'll let you know when we have one available for you to pick up. If you have a working monitor, a power strip, or cords to donate, please contact us at email@example.com
Congratulations to two of our amazing
JH PTA Teacher of the Year
JH PTA Teacher of Promise
Each spring, our school community nominates teachers for two awards, the JH PTA Teacher of the Year and the JH PTA Teacher of Promise, to celebrate a returning teacher and a new teacher, respectively. In 2020-21, the PTA plans to celebrate our teachers more often with monthly awards and recognition.
If you would like to nominate a teacher, please email the PTA President at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know why your teacher deserves extra-special recognition!
The Rejuvenator Cart is a big hit with our teachers! Every few weeks (pre-pandemic), one of our dedicated parents would load up the Rejuvenator with snacks and drinks to hand out to our hardworking teachers. Students helped decorate the cart and were happy to notify their teachers when it would be coming around. This year during Virtual + school, the PTA hopes to still be able to "rejuvenate" in one way or another, but you can be certain that when students are back in the building, the Rejuvenator will sail again! If you want to donate to this effort, please use our Venmo or PayPal links and note "Rejuvenator". One hundred dollars sponsors a fully-loaded cart (and gets your name or business name on the cart's signage), but any donation helps tremendously!
The PTA also traditionally sponsors a Welcome Breakfast at the beginning of the year and provides dinners on Parent-Teacher Conference nights for our teachers. We've even been known to set up the occasional Trail Mix Bar or to bring teachers ice cream treats after school!