To join the JDS PTO, download the

PTO Membership Form

Parent-Teacher Organization

All families are encouraged to get involved in our PTO.

Your involvement supports student life at the JDS and builds community among our JDS families.


PTO Membership Support Levels  

  • PLATINUM  $180/family
  • GOLD $100/family
  • SILVER $50/family
  • FAMILY $18/family

PTO Cookbook

The JDS PTO is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our students, teachers, parents and friends These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all. Money raised will be used to support our wellness and lunch program.                    

Please submit 3-5 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our cookbook. Many recipes from all members will ensure that our cookbook is a success. We are using Morris Press Cookbook’s web site to easily submit recipes online. If you do not have Internet access, our committee can enter them for you. Submit hardcopies of your recipes to Naomi Schachter                         
We anticipate a great demand for our cookbooks, and we want to be certain to order enough. To reserve your copies, email Naomi Schachter at with the number of cookbooks you will be purchasing.  Cookbooks will be available for $18.00.

Please submit your recipes online by April 10, 2016 so we can meet our deadline.

To Submit Recipes Online:

  • Go to and click ‘Login.’
  • Enter the User Name: JDS Cookbook
  • Enter the password: (celery576) and click ‘Submit.’
  • Enter your name and click ‘Continue.’
  • Click ‘Add Recipes’ to begin adding your recipes.

Recipe Writing Tips:

  • When adding recipes, review the “Tips” and use standard abbreviations.
  • Only enter 1 ingredient per ingredient line.
  • List ingredients in order of use in the ingredients list and directions.
  • Include container sizes, e.g., (16-oz.) pkg., (24-oz.) can.
  • Write directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
  • Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.”  DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
  • Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
  • Additional comments about the recipe (history, nutritional data, suggested uses, etc.) are not allowed unless a “Recipe Note” field is visible. Enter extra recipe content in that field.