Ralphs (Please register now for the 2017-18 school year)

Another simple and FREE way to support our school is to link your Ralphs card to JTMS. When you shop at Ralphs and you use your linked card, you are fundraising for the school. Please read why and how to link your Ralphs card to our school by clicking here.

Silent Auction

We are accepting donation baskets for our annual Silent Auction, which will be held in early 2018. Further information about the auction will be announced soon. We have two themes for the baskets:

1. For 8th graders: Fun in the Sun

Ideas for basket items: sports and beach related goods, etc.

2. For 7th graders: Food and Entertainment

Ideas for basket items: Food / movie gift cards, snack food, games, coffee, chocolate, etc.

The baskets can be dropped off at any time at the office with Mrs. Alvarez, addressed to the PTSA.

Thank you!!!!

May 20
4:30p Spring Musical (Period 1)
Spring Musical (Period 1)

Tuesday, May 22
4:30p - 6:00p

The Lion King Jr.

7:00p Spring Musical (Period 1)
Spring Musical (Period 1)

Tuesday, May 22
7:00p - 8:30p

The Lion King Jr.
4:30p Spring Musical (Period 2)
Spring Musical (Period 2)

Wednesday, May 23
4:30p - 6:00p

The Lion King Jr.

7:00p Spring Musical (Period 2)
Spring Musical (Period 2)

Wednesday, May 23
7:00p - 8:30p

The Lion King Jr.
Spring Concert
Spring Concert

Thursday, May 24
Jun 1
Memorial Day Observance NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day Observance NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 28
Textbook Check In
Textbook Check In

Tuesday, May 29
Textbook Check In
Textbook Check In

Wednesday, May 30
8th Grade Promotion Dance
8th Grade Promotion Dance

Friday, June 1
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Silent Auction is Active Now
Dear Parents,  Our OnlinePTSA Silent Auction has begun and will be open for two weeks!! ( Monday, March 19 at 8 am and will end on Friday, March 30, at 6 pm .)   This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  The money we earn helps fund a new innovation lab, video production studio and many other needed items at the school. The Silent Auction showcases various items in many different categories. You will find VIP parking and seating options for the 8th grade graduation, dance and yoga studio packages, gift certificates, etc. We are planning on adding new ... read full article

Silent Auction March 19-March 30
Our Online Silent Auction is to begin on March 19 and will end on March 30 .  This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  The money we earn helps fund new picnic tables, bicycle racks and many other needed items at the school. This year we are are trying to create baskets for the Silent Auction from items donated by 7 th graders and 8 th graders that follow a certain theme: If you are a 7 th grader, the theme is Fun in the Sun. If you are in 8 th grade, the theme is Dining and Entertainment ... read full article

PTSA Meeting - March 7, 2018 (Special IPD Presentation)
DO YOU KNOW WHAT APPS YOUR KIDS ARE LOOKING AT? ARE THEY SAFE?  Come to JTMS PTSA meeting March 7, 2018 at 11AM in the MPR to hear from Irvine Police Department OFFICER JOHNSEN to get the latest information on How To Keep Our Kids Safe! ... read full article

BoxTops for Education Collection
It's submission time! Turn in your Box Tops by Tuesday, February 20 to your advisement teacher and win a popsicle party! Any class that collects 400 Box Tops or more will win a Popsicle party.   ... read full article

Mile Run Challenge on Friday, February 9
Dear JTMS Community, JTMS PTSA is having our annual Mile Run Challenge fundraiser on Friday, February 9. With the funds raised we'd like to help pay for for school programs, and provide funds for each department as well. We have both community and individual incentives for you this year. Two advisement classes as well as high performing runners will be receiving various prizes.  The following flyer has been distributed among the classes and should have already come home. If it hasn't, you can download it by clicking here . Please make sure that your donations are clearly labeled with your ... read full article

Spirit Day at The Stand Restaurant (2-30-18)

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A Woodbury
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BoxTops for Education News - January
Dear JTMS Community, This is a reminder that our next round of Box Tops collection is going to be on  February 12, 2018.  In this round, any classroom that collects more than four hundred (400) coupons by the deadline date will win a Popsicle Party  as well as a donation to the classroom for supplies. We will be also rewarding one student (per grade) who collects the most Box Tops, by giving him/her an opportunity to do the morning announcement. Here is a great, local offering that can earn our school more Box Tops points: January 1 – 17, 2018, earn 20 Bonus Box Tops* ... read full article

Why and How to Use the Smile Amazon
Many of us use as a convenient way of shopping. But did you know that by one simple click you can also support our school with your regular Amazon purchase? Please consider using Smile Amazon when you are shopping at Amazon. A 0.5% donation will be given to our school after each purchase you make. How do I set up Smile Amazon? Here are the steps you need to do prior to using Smile Amazon for the first time: 1. Visit our Smile Amazon page: SmileAmazonJTMS 2. Sign in with your Amazon account 3. You will be presented with the ... read full article

BoxTops for Education News - November
  Dear JTMS Parents and Students, PTSA would like to thank all the Students and Parents for the support that made it possible for JTMS to collect Box Tops coupons by October 20. You will be surprised how these little coupons can add up to a significant amount of money to help our school to buy new books, PE equipment, classroom supplies, iPads, etc. For the first round, even though no class had 90% percent minimum participation to be able to win a party, we would like to congratulate Mrs. Rau’s 8th grade class for the highest number of coupons ... read full article

Walk to School Day
This Wednesday, October 18 is our annual Walk to School Day.  This is one of our biggest events each year, drawing approximately 500 students.  We hope that this year we can get the most students to participate ever!!  Please read the details and find the map below.  All students are encouraged to participate.  The weather should be beautiful and it is a great opportunity to get our students out and walking with their friends and teachers.  The Irvine Police Department and several teachers will be helping us along the way.  Those teachers who are not walking will be on campus ... read full article

JTMS Astounding Inventions
Dear JTMS Parents, For many years IUSD students have participated in an exciting school program competition called “ASTOUNDING INVENTIONS.” Your child is invited to let his or her imagination go wild to create something new and exciting. You can find more information on  and access to all the files needed such as the inventor’s booklet. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged; however, it is important that the invention ideas, illustrations, and descriptions are your child’s own. The greatest support you can offer is your enthusiastic interest in your child’s own unique ideas. Participation is optional. Please read the rules. The ... read full article

Reflections Art Competition Deadline is Aproaching
Dear JTMS Students, The deadline to turn your artworks in at JTMS is only two weeks away. You still have two weekends to create your original art. To find the theme, the rules and the necessary forms, please visit the Reflections page . Good luck everyone!     ... read full article

Restaurant Fundraiser at Fresh Brothers
Our school is participating in a great fundraiser on Tuesday, October 24th. Please come and eat at Fresh Brothers between 11:30am and 9pm,  and the restaurant is going to donate 20% of your total bill back to the school. In order for this fundraiser to be finalized, we need 20 RSVPs by October 21st. Please click on this link  and then on the green button that says  Commit to Eat.   We hope to see many of our JTMS families at Fresh Brothers on    Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:30am-9:00pm   13258 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA Donating Back: 20%. ... read full article

Volunteers Needed for Vision and Hearing Test
  Hello JTMS Community. On Thursday, December 14, 2017 we have another great opportunity to help our kids!!!! We need parent volunteers to help organize the kids and bring them from PE to the testing location.   We need three volunteers at each of the three shifts. Volunteers must sign in at the front desk before going to the PE room to help. Instructions and directions will be provided when you get to school.   Please come out and help.   Thank you in advance for helping. It takes a village!   Date: 12/14/2017 (Thu.) Three shifts: 7:30-10, 10-1, 1-3 ... read full article

Volunteers Needed
Dear Parents & Guardians, There are two great events coming soon on campus and we need parent support for each of them.   "W" Luncheon: Thursday, October 5 Step It Up Event:  Wednesday, November 1 Thank you for supporting JTMS and all of our students!! ... read full article

Tournament of Champions
IPSF (Irvine Public Schools Foundation) has teamed up with local sports leagues to host the  Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions , which encompasses the annual Harvest Cup, Hoops Classic and Winter Bowl . The purpose of these tournaments is to promote school spirit and unite the Irvine community through district-wide sports tournaments for elementary and middle school. UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS 2017-2018 Tournament of Champions Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament: October 20-22 Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament:  January 27 Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament: March 9 – 11 For more information and to register visit the IPSD website . JTMS is currently looking for ... read full article

Box Tops for Education
Dear JTMS Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the 2017-2018 Box Tops for Education . For those who are new to it, Box Tops for Education is a fun and easy way to help support our school. Each one of these coupons is worth 10 cents. One dime may not seem like much, but it adds up to real change. It is all about the difference ONE can make. Cut the Box Tops coupons found on everyday items such as Ziploc bags, Betty Croker frosting, Kleenex, Juicy Juice, and more.  Here is a list of currently participating products. You have two ... read full article

It's time to register for the Ralphs Community Rewards program
Hello JTMS Families, If you are a regular Ralphs shopper and would like to support our school, it's time to register or re-register for the Ralphs Community Rewards programs. (This needs to be done every September, your previous registration does not carry onto the current school year.) In this article you can read detailed information about the registration process . If you already have an online account with Ralphs, there are only a few steps to follow: 1. Sign into 2. Click on your name in the top right corner. 2. Scroll down to the bottom until you see ... read full article

PTSA Meeting 9-13-2017
Dear JTMS Community, You are cordially invited to our first PTSA meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 11:00-12:30am in the MPR.  All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The meeting agenda will be posted next week. ... read full article

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JTMS Musical Theater - The Lion King, Jr.

Special Education Community Advisory Committee meeting
The Special Education Community Advisory Committee has their final business meeting of the year and a parent workshop on Dyslexia 101 and How to support your child at home coming up next week.  The meeting and workshop are scheduled for Thursday, May 10th from 6pm-8pm . This will be held at the IUSD District Office in the Board Room.   All IUSD Parents are welcome to attend. Have a wonderful day. Taryn Dreifus Administrative Assistant II- Special Education Irvine Unified School District ... read full article

Suicide Prevention Program at Portola High

Focus on Mental Health (Advocacy Forum) March 9
Fourth District PTA Advocacy Forum: Focus on Mental Health. Presented by Lynne Pedersen.   ... read full article

J.E.T. Setters Program Has Received a Grant
JTMS has received a grant award as part of IPSF’s 2018 Innovative Grants Program. The grant recipients were recognized Monday (Feb.26.) evening at a special reception in their honor. Our school received the following grant: Jeffrey Trail Middle School - J.E.T.setters Program (JET = Joining Everything Together)    -     $2,300.00            Michelle Trapp* & Julianne Jong               Program designed to cultivate and maintain a school culture where all students and families feel welcome and connected to the school and the community. IPSF grants are funded through corporate sponsors and the Parents Appreciating ... read full article

California State PTA Guidance on Student Walk Outs and Marches
Please click on the following link to read the whole article:  . ... read full article

Irvine High Multicultural Spring Festival - Feb. 9.

Advocacy Forum on Friday, Nov. 3rd

Harvest Cup Results
We have some wonderful news today: Jeffrey Trail Girls won the IPSF Harvest Cup!  Congratulations girls! Photos by Julie Guntrip ... read full article

No Cost First Aid and CPR Class

Parent Seminar Series 2017-2018

MEDIA RELEASE: California State PTA Statement on DACA
California State PTA’s Statement Concerning the Rescindment of DACA SACRAMENTO  – In the light of recent changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), California State PTA calls on the United States Congress to seize the opportunity to craft bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform that will protect all children and ensure their education, health and safety without regard to immigration status. As the oldest and largest child-advocacy association in the state, California State PTA believes all children, regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a quality public education, adequate food and shelter and basic health services. National PTA ... read full article

How to Earn Money for your School by Shopping at Ralph's
If Ralph's is one of your grocery stores you shop at, you could be supporting JTMS PTSA, and therefore Jeffrey Trail Middle School, with your purchases. When you link your Ralph's card to our school, every purchase you make at the store will earn a percentage for the school. You will NOT pay any extra for your purchase, the money we earn is a gift from Ralph's. There is a one time procedure you need to complete (at the beginning of each school year) in order to link your card to JTMS. After the linking, all you need to do is use your ... read full article

Reflections Art Competition 2017-18
“Within Reach”  Due date: Friday, October 13 That’s the theme for the 2017-2018 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amaz ing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education. Reflections encourages students of all ages to: Unleash creative talents and be inspired Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork Experience the fun and joy of making art Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme Receive ... read full article

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