•                                                                               Friday, January 13, 2017
    Dear TJS Families, 
    Don't forget that Monday, January 16th is an early dismissal day at 12:45 P.M.  Morning kindergarten class is from 8:40 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.  Afternoon kindergarten class is from 10:40 A.M. to 12:45 P.M. Pizza will be served for those who have pre-ordered through the PTO.  On Monday, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all students will participate in lessons and hands-on activities related to equality, acceptance, and celebration of diversity. Grades 3-5 will meet with Shakur Tolliver, a Drew University theater graduate, who will be reading Dr. King's speeches and discussion topics will follow.
    PTO Reminders:
    The Science Fair is back!  Please refer to the attachments for more information.

    It's the 7th annual TJS Family Fun Bingo Night!! 
    When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 6:30-8pm. 
    Where: TJS Jaguar Jungle  
    What: Join in for some  "Hawaiian Luau" themed fun with family and friends, including music, prizes, and lots of bingo.  All ages welcome.
    Hope to see you there! 
    PS - tickets for the 50/50 raffle for the TJS Adult Social will be sold here, so bring your wallets! 1 ticket for $20; 3 for $50... cash or check please. You do not have to present the night of to win. 
    DONATIONS: Beth Landau is collecting donations (canned foods, baby formula, diapers, toiletries, etc) for the interfaith food pantry in Morristown to be delivered on Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  All donations can be dropped off at TJS  or at Beth's house, 22 Green Hill Road. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING!

    ADULT SOCIAL: Please join us as we SET SAIL INTO 2017 at the TJS Adult Social on Saturday, February 11th at The Park Avenue Club from 7pm - 11pm.  The evening will include open bar, silent auction, golden ticket item, teacher outings, wine pull, 50/50 and corn hole tournament!

    Tickets are on sale now:

    $80 per person / $85 at the door and can be purchased online at: 

    www.madisonpublicschools.org/Page/9593

    OR simply send a check (payable to TJS PTO) in your child’s folder marked Adult Social.

    Attire: Nautical chic (dark denim permitted) 

    Community Reminders:
    A quick note to all softball families from Josephine Walker, 6th grade softball player.
    It’s that time of year again, the time of year when girls of all ages get ready for the best time of year, Softball Season! 
    Hello everyone, I have become addicted to softball, and I know some of you have too.  This year I’m playing 5/6 rec, and my dad’s coaching. This is all very exciting, but we are looking for more kids to sign up to play ROOKIE and GRADE 3/4 rec softball.
    This is for all softball players from last season who have not yet signed up for spring softball. It’s never too late to get into the game of softball. It’s a wonderful team sport that shows that girls are strong too.
    A team sport is about being strong together, all as one whole and working together to win, but winning isn’t all of it.  When you’re a team, it’s not like you’re out there alone. When you’re a team, you have someone to back you up; it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake because you’ll always be a HERO in your teammate’s eyes.
    I believe that everything that I just said applies to softball more than any other team sport.  You win together, you lose together. It’s not just you out there on the field. Softball is a sport where teams can make major comebacks, change the game completely.  I should know this because the teams that I have played on have made them together more than once.
    I hope that everyone that reads this message at least thinks long and hard about keeping softball in your life and your families. ~Josephine Walker, Softball player
    Registration is being offered online only through TeamSnap at: http://madisonsoftball.teamsnapsites.com/.
     
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    Science Fair Timeline