Accomplishments

To date, JEFF has raised over $400,000 to contribute to enhance the educational and enrichment goals of Jamieson. We provide matching grants to teacher’s annually so that they can secure new resources and take on new projects with our support, and collaborate with school administration on school improvements to make sure Jamieson continues to be an amazing place for our children to learn and grow.

If you want to be a part of our efforts, please email jamieson.education@gmail.com or attend one of our monthly meetings, held on Tuesday evenings during the academic year.

We really couldn’t do our work without the help of Jamieson faculty, students, and our fabulous business sponsors. Thank you!

Highlights of our accomplishments in recent years include:

2017-2018 School Year

The Grants Committee applied for and was awarded an amazing $5000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant for a second time! They also received a grant from Big Green Chicago to build a Learning Garden and created a standing committee for year-round garden upkeep, valued at $35,000!

The third Jokes 4 Jamieson was another success, raising more than $7000.  Our Walk-a-Thon numbers continue to climb, with this year’s total raised climbing to $23,000.

2016-2017 School Year

JEFF successfully raised a combined $2100 in funding from a teacher grant on Donor’s Choose, Chicago Federation of Teachers, and a Target Field Trip Grant for a fourth grade trolley field trip to celebrate Chicago’s cultural diversity.

In Spring we hosted the second annual Jokes 4 Jamieson adult fundraiser at Juliana’s Restaurant with a silent auction and teacher experience raffle.The event raised $6500 and we had some great laughs as a community.

The annual Walk-a-Thon raised a whopping $22,000 through business sponsorship and participant pledges.

2015-2016 School Year

JEFF Grants Committee secured $5000 from LOWES Toolbox for Education to support classroom technology at Jamieson. In October, the JEFF Grants Committee was awarded $1,500 for microscopes for our new science laboratory by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. We were also grateful to receive $600 from Byline Bank in support of the Summer Smarts Program to help a group of 8th grade students as they strive for academic success.

Spring 2016 was the first annual Jokes 4 Jamieson, a fundraiser for adults where we got to hear some amazing stand-up comedy and enjoy pizza at Borelli’s. Fun was had buy all.

2014-2015 School Year

The JEFF Grants Committee applied for and was awarded grants from Target to fund in-school cultural performances for all grades. They also received $3,000 from the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation to purchase 250 new books for the school library.

In May we were able to raise $18,000 in the 10th annual Jamieson Walk-a-Thon .

JEFF has been raising funds for Jamieson since 2003!

Sports Equipment

  JEFF has purchased mats and uniforms for Jamieson student athletes.

School Library

  In 2007-2008, JEFF contributed approximately $30,000 to complete the school library renovation.  This renovation included the purchase of new furniture, rugs, and computers. In addition, our annual bookfairs have raised approximately $2,500 annually to support the library.

New Computers

  In 2007, JEFF funded the purchase of 30 new laptops and a mobile charging cart.

Auditorium Seats

  In 2004, JEFF contributed $30,000 to replace seating in the school auditorium.

New Lockers

    In 2003, JEFF contributed $45,000 to replace all student school lockers.