Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monthly Meeting

Our April PTO meeting will be tomorrow (Wednesday 23) at 7 p.m.  All parents are invited and welcome to come.  The Agenda is as follows :

PTO Meeting


Introductions - Jefferson/Farnsworth PTO

Budget Report, General - Leanna

Bylaws - Leanna

Review and ratifying on previous meeting minutes

Review monies earned and spent for the 2013-14 school year

Review of Past Events

·         Pizza Hut Night

·         Book Fair

Upcoming Events

·         Teacher Appreciation Week May 5th - 9th                           

o   Budget for this event

·         Cinco De Mayo

·         Movie Night - April 23th at Farnsworth - Frozen

·         Inflatable Day


Discuss plans on moving forward with jog-a-thon for September 2014

Begin setting budget for next school year (2014-15)

Principal Comments

Open Floor to discussion

Next Meeting May 28th, 7pm at Jefferson Elem.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Follow these instructions to redeem your Pizza Pie Cafe Coupon~

Redeeming your Pizza Pie Cafe Card:
1 - Fill in the organization box with Jefferson/Farnsworth PTO
2 - Take your card with you to the Rexburg or Idaho Falls Pizza Pie Cafe Restaurant.
3 - Redeem your card anytime Monday Feb. 24th - Thursday Feb. 27th
4 - Present your card to the cashier
5 - Enjoy some delicious Pizza, Pasta and Salad

February PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting


Introductions - Jefferson/Farnsworth PTO

Budget Report, General - Leanna

Bylaws - Leanna

Review and ratifying on previous meeting minutes

Review of Past Events

·         After School Program

·         Pizza Pie Cafe   


Upcoming Events

·         Jefferson - Reading Challenge

·         Book Fair at Jefferson - March

·         Pizza Hut Night for Farnsworth - March

·         Book Fair at Farnsworth - April


Future Fund Raisers

·         School Supplies

·         Jog-A-Thon

Language Immersion Program  

Principal Comments

Open Floor to discussion



Next Meeting March 26th, 7pm at Jefferson Elem.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Please Read

Dear Parents, Patrons and Students:

Recently, the Jefferson-Farnsworth Elementaries Parent Teacher Organization sent out a SurveyMonkey survey asking for feedback about a possible upcoming school supply fundraiser.  The number of responses we received was extraordinary, and we truly appreciate all the comments that were left, both positive and negative.  We rely on your feedback to give us direction, and it was fantastic to get your input.

Based on some of the comments that were left, we as the PTO wanted to address some misperceptions about who we are and what we do.  The Jefferson-Farnsworth PTO is a completely volunteer driven organization.  Our board consists of a President representative from each school, a Vice President from each school, secretary, treasurer, and teacher liaison.  We also have numerous parent volunteers who help out with our many events and fundraisers.

We are a non-profit organization.  We currently are not tax-exempt, but are working with the IRS to earn that status.  Because we are completely volunteer run, nearly all of our proceeds go back into our schools, with a very small amount covering the costs of project supplies, etc.  We work closely with both schools and the school district to ensure that we are working towards a common goal.  The PTO, Jefferson and Farnsworth all have the same goal; providing the best education possible, while working towards the betterment of our student body as a whole.  The PTO is NOT a part of the school district.  We are a completely separate entity.  The district has no operational control over our organization, and the PTO has no control over the decisions made by the district, although we work closely to avoid duplicating our efforts and to ensure we are both in compliance with State and Federal laws.

The PTO has made some missteps in the past.  We started this school year with an entirely new board, new organizing by-laws, and a determination to make right as many of the wrongs of the past as possible.  This school year, we set the goal of raising $7,000 to purchase playground equipment, books for the libraries, gym equipment, and some other school items that the district just doesn’t have the money to buy.  The split of our two schools left both needing a lot of the essentials and our goal this year is to replace as many of those items as possible.

We are always looking for volunteers, donations, and fundraising ideas.  We welcome any and all comments, both positive and negative.  We want to improve and above all, we welcome you to join us!

Please join us at our monthly meetings, which are announced on our Facebook pages, as well as through the School Messenger system.  You don’t have to volunteer but we always welcome parent input!  You can also visit our blog for updated information as it becomes available.  We try to publish as much information about both the PTO and our schools as we can.


Jefferson Contact-  Rachelle Bosh, President:  jpto@sd251.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RigbyJeffersonPatriots

Farnsworth Contact- Emily Peterson, President:  farnsworthpto@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/farnsworthelem


Thank you for your support!

Jefferson-Farnsworth PTO

Monday, February 3, 2014

Box Top Drawing

Mrs.  Jaspers's Class is the lucky winner of the winter Box Top Drawing.  The Spring Drive will be starting soon.  We will be giving away another pizza party to the class who brings in the most box tops.  One student from the winning classs will win a LEAP PAD 2!  Look for more information coming soon, a flyer will be sent home with students!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monthly PTO Meeting

This week the Farnsworth/Jefferson PTO will be conducting our monthly meeting.  The meeting is open to the public and we encourage parents to come.  The meeting will be held Wednesday 18, at 7 p.m, in the Jefferson Library.  If you would like to see what we will be discussing visit this link....Dec. PTO Meeting  Thank you!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


This Friday at 7 pm the Jefferson and Farnsworth PTO will be having another movie night!  We will be showing the POLAR EXPRESS so grab your jammies!  Admission will be $2 dollars per person and will include the movie AND a hot cocoa!!! 
The student council will provide babysitting for kids 4 and up, for those parents who will not be staying!  Bring your families and get ready for a cozy movie night!  Pajamas are recommended, but of course not mandatory.  We hope to see you all there!!!