Welcome! (updated Mar 18)
Our mission is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of our students. We accomplish this through the generous help and support of our parents, teachers, staff, and our community. All PFA activities and money raised directly benefit the students, teachers and staff. We enhance technology, physical education, science, the music program, library, and playground, and we fully fund and operate a parent volunteer art program.
Thank you for visiting our site and getting involved. Please join PFA!
We are saddened to announce that Jessie Beck Elementary School lost a beloved and devoted staff member last week. Mrs. Lanny Hershenow, who many will remember, passed away on Tuesday, March 12th 2019. She began her educational career in 1965 as a volunteer at Jessie Beck and then went on to serve as our Librarian from 1966-2004. She “retired” in 2004, but only lasted one summer and returned to Jessie Beck from 2004-2019 as a full-time volunteer. She committed her entire 55-year career to the students, staff and families of Jessie Beck. All who knew her, knew her generosity, giving spirit and passion for the students of Jessie Beck! She is deeply missed.
Lanny's Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 13th from 2:00pm -5:00pm
Lanny’s Circle (Alpine Circle cul-de-sac),
across the street from Jessie Beck Elementary School.
The WCSD Zoning Advisory Committee will be meeting at Vaughn Middle School (1200 Bresson Ave, Reno, Nevada 89502), March 21st, at 5:30 pm to discuss the potential rezoning and configuration changes that could affect Jessie Beck. If you cannot attend this meeting, you may send any questions or comments to email@example.com Or visit www.washoeschools.net/zoning for more information.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Fund the Arts this past Friday!! Your support will help the school fund Art, Science, Technology, Music, PE, Intervention, and so many other things the school needs, the teachers appreciate, and the students love. It was an evening filled with fun, laughter, and dancing! Thank you to Ali Ball and the whole committee for spending countless hours over the last few months to make this a huge success!!
The PFA Board is in the process of amending the by-laws. Please see the clean and redlined version below for your review. Voting is April 16th!
WE DID IT!! Thank you to Dr. Brock, Anna Thornley, and all the donors who made it possible to bring the planetarium to Jessie Beck! The “portable planetarium” which will come to Jessie Beck in May and give students a presentation about the solar system in the Star Lab.
The Bear Facts Newsletter just got a makeover and it is hotter than ever. Thank you Christine Maxwell for putting it together!! See latest editions under Membership --> Newsletters
Do you have photos for the yearbook? Submit them at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “yearbook photos” and include the name of the event where the photos were taken. All photos will be considered but due to space limitations, not all will be included in the yearbook.
"Jessie Beck Night" at Napa Sonoma - Plumgate! Every third Thursday of the month, a portion of all proceeds sold will come back to Jessie Beck to support our students in a variety of areas. Read more about it here!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. HARPER'S CLASS FOR WINNING THE FIRST BOXTOP CONTEST OF THE YEAR!!
Next collection day will be February 22nd, so keep saving up those Box Tops!
Time to start bringing in those Box Tops!! There will be 3 contests this year, and everyone can participate! Please see Box Tops under
Cool Stuff-->Free Money for more details.
Jessie Beck PFA is now officially on Facebook! Follow our group @JessieBeckPFA: post updates, join discussions, make friends!
Thank you Anna Thornley for making this happen!
If your child has been asking you to download "Dreambox", and you have no idea what he/she is talking about -- read this month's Tech Tips by Nicole Norwich. Tech Tips is Cool Stuff!
COOL STUFF: Help raise funds for Jessie Beck at the places you already shop at like Amazon, Target, Raley's, Save Mart! It's called FREE MONEY!
Free Money Program News
iGive.com now has over 1600 stores who will donate to Jessie Beck PFA. Walmart.com will now donate 1.6% of most on-line purchases. Sign up to be a Jessie Beck supporter! You MUST reach your on-line stores through the iGive.com website for the donations to occur. Click HERE for more Free Money program news!
NEW PAGE! Find a consolidated list of volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer page! Family, friends and community members are invited to get involved!
PFA operates exclusively through donations, fund-raising revenue and volunteers. If you would like to contribute to our mission and help us make Jessie Beck a state-of-the-art place for our kids to learn and grow, please donate here.
Jessie Beck PFA is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax-deductible and very much appreciated.