• The Jackson Park Community helps bring fun family and community events to our school. Together, we host several essential fundraisers, help families stay informed about school activities, and support many community building and enrichment offerings. Volunteers are always appreciated! Please contact us if you can help out: ptojacksonpark@gmail.com

    Below are the events and activities that take place each season or throughout the year. We need broad parent involvement to make each activity as successful as possible.

    Color Key:
    Fundraiser
    Communication
    Community Building and Enrichment

    Back to School

    Kindergarten Playdate
    A family playdate for incoming Jacskson Park kindergarteners. Meet the principal, your kindergarten teachers and have some fun!

    Clean-Up Day
    Come join this JP community event where we tidy up the school grounds before the first day of school. It's a great way to meet other JP families and freshen up the campus while getting your hands a little dirty.

    Snow Cone Social
    Cool off as we enjoy snow cones on the blacktop with Jackson Park families and teachers. A nice way to kick off the school year by saying hello to your friends and meet your new teacher.

    Picture Day
    Kids looking spiffy! Help direct the students through the picture day process in the morning at Jackson Park. 

    Fall

    Special Persons Breakfast
    Kids pick a special someone to enjoy doughnuts one morning before classes start. It’s a nice, sweet way to start the day. You’ll see our very own Jackson Park Cub Scouts serving and helping in this traditional event.

    Scholastic Book Fair
    Encourage your child's excitement for books and reading at our school book fair! You'll also be helping our teachers gain books for their classroom. It's a win-win!

    Homecoming
    Show your school pride while having fun. Help build a float and participate in the U-City all-schools annual parade.

    Bobos Pizza Fundraiser
    Our biggest fundraiser, takes place once in fall and once in spring.

    Trunk or Treat
    One of our favorite fall events! Be a part of the fun, help plan, set-up, or decorate your trunk and handout candy to kids. 

    Winter

    Passport Festival
    Experience different countries from around-the-world. This February event involving families setting up booths about different countries. Volunteers needed to host booths.

    Giving Tree
    Feel good for the holidays by purchasing a gift for a child in need. Stop by the giving tree to pick a gift tag with a much needed/wanted item or you can help out by helping us set up the giving tree. Let's give a little holiday love this year and every year to come.

    Science Night
    Put your hands on it and make it work! A mind boggling family fun night. Help create a booth to show off the fun of science.  

    Spring

    Science Fair

    Cardinals Baseball Game
    U. City Schools day at the ballpark, event takes place in May

    Jamboree
    Our big end-of-the-year celebration for the kids. This amazing event cannot happen without volunteers and fundraising from helpers like you.

    Ongoing

    School Yearbook
    Everyone loves to look at their school year in pictures. Be a part of making lasting memories.

    Box Tops
    Those little 10 cent Box Tops for Education add up to real cash for our school.

    eScrip
    eScrip is the store loyalty program that gives a percentage of your purchases back to Jackson Park when you sign-up and use your eScrip card at Schnucks grocery store. They give up to 1%-3% back on purchases and you can select up to three organizations to support at one time. Ask us for a card or stop in your local Schnucks to pick one up. Then register your card online and choose our school: Jackson Park Elementary - It really adds up for our school! Thanks for your help.   

    Dining Out
    A great opportunity to raise money for our U-City schools while enjoying favorite U-City restaurants. Supporting our city businesses and our schools. It’s a win-win!

    Photography
    To help document events, clubs, sports and in-school candid photos for our yearbook, Facebook page, slide shows and the U-City school community pages.

    Website/Social Media
    Help keep the Jackson Park PTO, Club/Sports, PTO Facebook pages up-to-date with current information.

    Room Parents
    Coordinate teachers with parents for fall and winter class parties.



    Please join us for these and more JP community events!