JLS PTA–Welcome

Our organization works to support the teachers, staff, students and families of JLS, through financial assistance, program support, community-building events and communications. Each year, the PTA assists with student programs, organizes staff appreciation events and parent education opportunities, publishes the JLS eNews newsletter, and collaborates with  staff on activities that enrich the school experience for students, families and staff members.

Know someone new at JLS?

Encourage them to sign up for JLS online and receive our weekly newsletters with school and PTA events.  Sign up for JLS eNews HERE and help get them informed about all the back to school events.

Come Join the JLS PTA!

It is a great way to stay involved and meet other wonderful JLS parents. We are still looking to fill positions for 2018-2019. Check out our PTA Contacts page for open spots, or fill out this form if you are interested and we’ll contact you with more information. Interested? Curious? Please contact Lili Nova-Roessig (jlsptaemail@gmail.com), PTA President.

Support JLS, Shop Online

Did you know that you can support the JLS PTA and the JLS Library by shopping online during the holidays and throughout the year?


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, and same service. Shop at the link https://smile.amazon.com/, sign in to your Amazon account, and choose “Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle PTA” as your charity to support. Amazon donates 0.5% of your online purchases to JLS PTA.

In order to ensure JLS PTA receives the proper advertising credits, all shopping sessions must be initiated through the link (smile.amazon.com). Please note that items placed in a customer’s shopping cart must not exceed a 24-hour window to earn the credit.


Please take a moment to update your information at www.eScrip.com and verify that your contributions are going to JLS PTA (Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School PTA, Group ID # 130315138). If you are new to eScrip, sign-up can be done online or by phone at 1-800-400-7878.  Urge your friends and relatives to use eScrip, too! Each account can support up to three schools.

Choose credit, debit, and grocery cards to register at escrip.com, then pick stores where you will use the cards. A portion of each purchase will be donated!

Here are four ways to use eScrip.

(1) eScrip Local Stores
  • Piazza’s (up to 5%)
  • Save Mart (3%)
  • FoodMaxx (3%)
  • Lucky (2%)
  • Mollie Stone’s (5%)
  • Draeger’s (2%)
  • Lunardi’s (4%)

There are many more! A complete list of eScrip local stores can be found at http://www.escrip.com/wheretoearn/merchantsearch.jsp.

(2) eScrip Online Mall

There are thousands of eScrip merchants online at https://shopping.escrip.com/.
You can order all kinds of things at eScrip Online Mall from your favorite shops with offers and coupons at the same time, earning donations to JLS PTA. For example:

  • Gap (up to 2.4%)
  • Home Depot (1.2%)
  • Macy’s (3%)
  • Kiehl’s (4.8%)
  • Apple (1.2%)
(3) eScrip Restaurants

Some local eScrip restaurants are: Vitality Bowls, Osteria, Slider Bar Café, Scotty’s, and many more. Go to http://escrip.rewardsnetwork.com/ and you can search for local eScrip dining restaurants in Palo Alto and nearby cities.

When you pay for your dining at an eScrip restaurant with an eScrip registered credit or debit card, you can earn back up to 5% contributions for JLS PTA.

(4) Book Travel Online

You can also find travel and cruise deals at the eScrip website: http://www.escrip.com/wheretoearn/.

When you pay with an eScrip registered debit or credit card you can earn donations for JLS PTA.

If you have any questions, eScrip can be reached at 1-800-400-7878 to sign up, or in case you forget your support ID, username or password.


Shop at Kepler’s JLS page: http://www.keplers.com/jls-shopping-page. At the end of your online order, write a note supporting JLS in “Order Comments,” and then Kepler’s will donate back 6% to JLS on any purchase you make!

You can also support JLS by purchasing Kepler’s Gift Cards. They NEVER expire and can be used at the JLS book fair OR at Kepler’s book store any time. They make terrific gifts for teachers and friends!

Palo Alto Council of PTAs

For information on parent education or community service and sports opportunities for kids, don’t forget to check out the Palo Alto Council of PTAs website.