JPO Committees 2011-2012

Jeffers Parents’ Organization Committees

JPO Room Rep:  We are looking for one parent per classroom that the JPO Board can contact when we need help with activities.  This is a great role for any parent who is interested in getting to know other families in their child’s classroom better.  We would contact you with a need and you would be the liaison between your child’s class and JPO.

Contacts: JJ DesJardin, 296-0321, or Bridget Fogel, 844-0801,


Jeffers Harvest Festival:  Harvest Festival is our largest family gathering and fundraiser.  It is a wonderful time for the kids to have a great time outside school hours and for families to meet other families at Jeffers.  This event calls for a lot of manpower to help with games, dinner, set up and clean up.  If you are able to help with this wonderful event please contact JPO or JPO Room Rep. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 7!  

Contacts: Raffles/ Silent Auction- Meagan Wachter,; Volunteers/Advertising/Food/Cake Walk-JJ DesJardin, 296-0321 or; Games & Prizes/Tracy Bennett, 846-5630,


Popcorn Fridays:  Every Friday, JPO offers the students at Jeffers an opportunity to enjoy movie style popcorn as their snack.  We need parent volunteers to make and distribute the popcorn to the classrooms every Friday morning.  The best part about Popcorn Fridays is that for only a quarter, you don’t have to worry about a snack and the first Friday of the month popcorn is FREE! 

Contact: Kathy Peppin, 616-566-0944


Jeffers School Directory:  Join the committee to help produce a directory of phone numbers for every student in the school.  This is a fun way to get to know the names of students in your child’s class and it is an invaluable tool!

Contact: Chris DeCator  837-7845,               

Eco-Beautification: JPO has established a group to beautify the Jeffers grounds and tackle eco-friendly issues like recycling on the Jeffers campus.

Contact: Christine Clover, 846-1418,            


Santa’s Workshop:  Santa’s Workshop is a special time during the Holiday Season when your child gets to create a one of a kind handcrafted gift to bring home.  To make this time as magical as possible we will need plenty of “Elves”.  The more the merrier this time of year!

Contact: Jill Parker, 844-0960,


Spring-Fling Family Night:  This event provides Jeffers families an opportunity to welcome spring with an evening of fun.  Dinner, family entertainment, and dancing are all part of this event.   Sign up if you can help set up, serve, and or clean-up!  Spring into action and volunteer to make this night a success!

Contacts:  Elyse Winter, 844-2651, JJ DesJardin, 296-0321, Nancy Bush, 847-3667,


Teachers’ Appreciation Week:  JPO loves our teachers and support staff!  Each spring we make sure they know it during National Teacher’s Appreciation Week.  We provide a fun filled week of activities for the teachers along with a wonderful buffet lunch each of the days.  This is a great way to show our Staff how great we think they are!

Contacts: Jill Parker, 844-0960, and Christine Clover, 846-1418,