West Jeff PTA

Welcome! We invite you to support the West Jefferson Middle School community however you feel best.

Regular meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month during the school year at 6 pm via Zoom, subject to adjustment to accommodate school events and holidays. Dates are published on this page, our Calendar page, the school website (and its calendar page), and on our Facebook page.

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During remote learning, grab and go meal pickup is available at West Jefferson Elementary School, 26501 Barkley Road, each Tuesday and Thursday between 2:00 and 4:30 pm. Additional information on meal pickup can be found on the district's meal service page at https://jps.social/remotemeals.

Families of students interested in attending West Jefferson Middle School in the 2021-2022 school year are invited to visit our school's Virtual Showcase. The navigation across the top of the site will allow viewers to learn about core classes, electives, mental health, and more.

Students may continue to upload entries for the winter break snow sculpture challenge to our contest Flipgrid through [DATE]. Voting will take place the week of [MONTH] [DD] with winners announced on Friday, [MONTH] [DD]. Winners by overall votes and categories will have a hand-crafted trophy mailed to them!

The block days for the week of January 18 will be shifted as there will be no school on Monday, January 18 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Students return to hybrid learning on Monday, January 25th. Information on the alternating block days and spring block day schedule were published in the January 20 Weekly Wednesday Update on the school website. Students that want to eat school meals may pre-order meals for the week of January 25 beginning on Saturday, January 23 using the meal pre-order form.

Second trimester virtual parent-teacher conferences may be scheduled by appointment on the SignUpGenius for January 29, with times between 8 am and 3 pm. You may select your student's core teachers by subject area on the tabs at the top of the SignUpGenius page. The signup form closes at noon on Thursday, January 28; after the form has closed, families may call the office or e-mail Amy Gutierrez Baker to schedule conference times. If you need some support to find your student's teachers and sign up for conference slots, please watch the Conference Sign Up Video.

The January PTA meeting will take place at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 26th via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to PTA members on Monday, January 18th and may be requested by e-mailing wjmspta@gmail.com. The December meeting minutes have been published.

Please make lunch or dinner plans on Wednesday, February 3rd to order curbside or carryout from JJ Madwell's for a Restaurant Fundraiser. All orders that mention West Jeff Middle School between 11 AM and 8 PM will have a portion of the sale donated to our PTA.

The photo day for 100% remote students and retakes will be on Friday, February 5th from 7:30 - 11:00 am. If you pre-ordered pictures for our first picture day and your student missed that day, your order will carry forward to February 5th. Families may order pictures online by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for our school’s name or by going directly to our picture day page.

2021-2022 PTA Board

Nominations for the 2021-2022 WJMS PTA board slate will be accepted through the February meeting. Any current PTA member may run for office; interested non-members may join for the current school year.

Open positions include President, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President of Education, and Vice President of Communication. Anyone interested in running for any of the board positions may e-mail wjmspta@gmail.com.

The slate will be publicized on the PTA’s Facebook page, PTA website, and in the school’s Weekly Wednesday Update. Changes to the slate will be communicated in the same venues.

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We have an ongoing partnership with the Rotary Club of Conifer. The club provides volunteers and mentorship for our school's Interact Club and has awarded our PTA grant funds in several of the past years to support our educator grant program.

We thank Evergreen Orthodontic Specialists for sponsoring prizes in our Fall 2020 Clash of the Classrooms fundraiser. They provided gift cards to the highest overall fundraising homeroom, the highest overall individual fundraising student, and the highest fundraising homeroom class in each grade for each of the four weeks during the fundraiser: Additional information about the event is available on the Fundraising page on the school website.