Jackson Elementary School

What does the PTA Do?

PTA comprises more than 5 million parents and other concerned adults devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.  PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities and a strong advocate for public education. 

The Jackson PTA is part of both the National PTA and the Illinois PTA . We are an all-volunteer service organization that unites home, school and community on the behalf of children. The PTA at Jackson is made up of many committees in which parent members coordinate various fun family events, school assemblies, programs and events throughout the school year.  The Jackson PTA is open to all volunteers and welcomes and encourages all of our families to participate.  There are many ways to help out.

Please review the Committees listed on our website to see what interests you and how you can help. Don’t hesitate to contact a current officer or committee chair to express your interest, ask questions or to volunteer.

The most time consuming PTA positions are those of the Executive Committee .  The Executive Committee includes the President, President-Elect, Vice President-Ways & Means, Second Vice President-Assemblies, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership and Webmaster.

Committee Chairs are responsible for coordinating and running a particular program or event. Many of the committees assemble a team of volunteers to assist with their event.

Committee Members are the volunteers who help out in a wide variety of ways.  Whether they are staffing a shift at Fall Fest, or manning a register at the annual Book Fair, we have many ways and levels of commitment to meet your needs.

Get involved, make new friends, learn more about our school and have fun!!

Thank you for helping Jackson School to be the best that it can be by joining and supporting the PTA’s efforts!


 Here are some of the great things that Jackson PTA is able to do for our school!

  • Provides ice cream for the annual back-to-school Ice Cream Social
  • Purchases a book for every Jackson student with the profits earned from the Book Fair
  • Finances school assemblies
  • Financially supports the Running Club, Chess Club, Science Olympiad and Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Contributes financially to SERG, Reach, Dist. 205 Foundation, PTA Council Scholarship and York After Prom Event