•                                                                                                             April 21 

    Welcome back from spring break!  We had a busy week with the start of PARCC testing.  We are looking forward to seeing you at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday and Tuesday.  Please be advised Monday and Tuesday will be early dismissal days.  Students will be dismissed at 12:45 P.M.

    As a reminder, PARCC testing will resume on Monday for our third, fourth, and fifth graders.  Testing will take place on Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 26th.  Testing will be suspended on Thursday, April 27th due to "Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day," and the last day of testing will be Friday, April 28th.  If you are planning to take your child to work on Thursday, please note that when you report the absence.

    Second grade parents -- please review the attached letter regarding Cogat testing from our Elementary Supervisor, Jennifer Vernieri,vernierij@madisonnjps.org.
    Now is your chance to nominate a Teacher of the Year at TJS!  Would you like to honor and demonstrate appreciation to a Torey J. Sabatini teacher for excellence in education? Please see the attached form for guidelines.  
    Please take time to review the attached information from Pomptonian.

    Calendar Reminders:

    Early Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences:  April 24th and 25th, Dismissal at 12:45 P.M. Pizza will be served if pre-ordered through PTO.  AM Kindergarten classes are from 8:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  PM Kindergarten classes are from 10:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    PARCC Testing, Grades 3-5:  April 24, 25, 26, 28.  No testing on 4/27.

    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, April 25th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center

    Harlem Wizards Game:  Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 P.M., Madison High School.  
    ​Tickets will be on sale in the TJS main office during conferences or you can buy tickets online

    MEF Announcement:

    It’s time to throw on those running shoes and start training because online registration is now OPEN for the 14th Annual Madison 5K run onSunday May 7th at 10:00 am at Madison High School. Click www.mefnj.org to register -- The Madison Education Foundation awarded over $90,000 in enrichment grants last year -- so don't wait-- register today!

    PTO Reminder

    ​Spirit Wear:  ​
    Torey J Spirit Wear is available one last time this year!  NEW: men and women's polos (great for teachers and parents volunteering for jamboree and field day)!
    Place your order by April 28th by leaving it in your student's take-home folder or by dropping it off at the main office.
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    You can emaillisashindle@gmail.com or astrauss3202@yahoo.com with any questions.  Please see the attached order form.
    ​Jamboree, Friday, June 2nd:  It's almost Jamboree time!  Please see the attachments regarding tickets and volunteer opportunities.  Also, visit the Jamboree page here.
    ​Shoe Drive:  ​
    Between April 17 - May 5, 2017, Torey J. Sabatini School will be participating in a district-wide shoe drive sponsored by the Madison Environmental Commission. The TJS PTO will receive a donation based on the total amount of shoes donated. The Collection Box is located in the TJS office. Children, men and ladies shoes, sneakers, cleats and boots will be accepted. Please put a rubber-band around each pair of shoes or place in a bag. Thank you in advance for your donation. 
    Thank you, The TJS Green Team​
    May Day Reminder:

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Steven Alcorn and I will be coordinating May Day - Torey J. - 2017. It will be Saturday, May 6, and as always there will be beautification efforts all over town (see  www.rosenet.org/391/may-day for more info, and to possibly volunteer for work elsewhere in town).

    Our efforts at Torey J. will be from approximately 8:30-11:00 (8:00 for anyone who wishes to help set up), and there will be an after-party (pizza, music, etc.) at 11:00 at the Hartley Dodge building in town (across from train station).  The majority of our efforts will be general outdoor cleanup/weeding/mulching/trimming, but we will try and find other projects too.  

    Please reply to me at MayDay.ToreyJ@gmail.com with your name, the number of volunteers in your family, troop, etc.,  and how many of each shirt size you will need (Available sizes: Youth Large, Adult M, L, XL, XXL). I need to get the final shirt tally in by April 21, so please reply prior to that.

    The town and I will provide some supplies, but they are limited, so PLEASE bring any of the following you can (wheelbarrows, pitchforks, rakes, gloves, clippers/shears).  And as with anything you bring/send to school - it's best you put your name on it.

    We will provide plenty of water and healthy snacks. Thanks so much, and I look forward to seeing you all!

    ​Enjoy your weekend!