•                                                                              Friday, December 9, 2016 
    Dear TJS Families,
     
    What a cozy pajama day we had here at Torey J.!   A big thank you to Target for their whimsical line of onesies we enjoyed seeing many of the students wear!  
     
    On Tuesday, December 6th at the Board of Education Meeting, Dr. Richard Noonan was appointed as Madison's Interim Superintendent.  Dr. Noonan previously served as Madison's Superintendent of Schools from 2004 to 2010.  Dr. Noonan will serve in this capacity while the Board of Education continues the search for a new Chief School Administrator.  Please help me in welcoming Dr. Noonan back to Madison!
     
    As you know, the first trimester ended on Wednesday, December 7th.  Report cards will now begin to be completed by teachers and made available to parents in Genesis on Friday, December 16th at  3:30 P.M. Please review the attachment with instructions on how to access report cards via the parent portal.  Hard copies will not be sent home.  Please visit the Madison School District Assessment webpage to access information regarding the report cards, including benchmark indicators.  It's important to reference this information while you review your child's report card.
     
    A Message from Mrs. Crescas......
    Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October; it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last through May? As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones! Please take the time to get the flu vaccine if you haven’t already done so.
     
    GIVE KIDS A SMILE          
    Each year, the American Dental Association Foundation offers FREE dental care.  This is for children ages 12 and younger who may might not otherwise have the means to visit a dentist for emergency or preventative care. February 3rd, 2017 is Give Kids A Smile day!  See the link below for locations and phone numbers.  You must call ahead to set up an appointment.  If you have any questions or need help with the setting up an appointment, please call Mrs. Crescas at 973-593-3182 ext.3184.
     
    Calendar Reminders:
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, December 13th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center.  See the agenda here.  
    Two hour delayed opening: Thursday, December 15th, doors open at 10:30 A.M.  Lunch will be served.
    Madison/TJS Spirit Day:  Friday, December 16th
    Holiday Concert:  Friday, December 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M., 4th and 5th Grade Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.  Front doors will open at 1:45 P.M.   
    Sing-a-long:  Friday, December 23rd, 9:00 A.M., Grades K-5.  P.M. Kindergarten students that do not participate in the KWRAP program will need to be accompanied by a parent.  All parents are invited to attend. Early dismissal at 12:45 P.M.  No pizza served.
    PTO Reminders:
    Jaguar Tails:  The latest edition of Jaguar Tails is out!  Click here  to access it.

    Holiday Workshop:  Join us at the annual Holiday Workshop TOMORROW Saturday, December 10th from 9-12pm in the Jaguar Jungle.  'Tis the season to build a gingerbread house with your family and friends at TJS. Registration:
    http://www.madisonpublicschools.org/Page/7982

    Donations:  We will also be collecting donations at both the Holiday Workshop as well as in the TJS office for the Madison Eagle Christmas Fund (MECF). Please consider donating NEW books, school and art supplies and gloves, hats and mittens for children up to 12 years old.  
    TJS Adult Social:  SAVE THE DATE for the Adult Social. TJS Set Sail Into 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 7pm at the Park Avenue Club. We hope parents, teachers and staff can join us for a fun evening of dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and much more. More information to follow.
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    Enjoy your weekend,
    Allison