• Well, we made it!!  The 2016-2017 school year is a wrap!  On behalf of the entire Torey J. staff, I'd like to thank you for your support throughout the year.  We all know how lucky we are to work in such a dynamic community.  Enjoy the summer months!
    Third trimester report cards are now available for viewing in the Genesis parent portal.
    Class placement letters and other pertinent information will be sent electronically in mid to late August.  Please make sure we have your current email in our system, as hard copies will not be mailed home.  For fifth grade families moving on to the Junior School, please review the attached information regarding summer math assignments.  If you have questions regarding summer assignments, please contact Kelly Bosworth, Math Supervisor, atbosowrthk@madisonnjps.org or the Junior School directly.  Next year's district calendar is attached for your reference.
    The main office will be open during the summer from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., beginning Monday, June 19th.  Please call prior to coming to school to ensure someone will be there to help and answer your questions.  Coverage will be sporadic from July 17th through August 3rd, due to planned vacations and maintenance projects.
    I'd like to take a moment to update you on staffing changes at Torey J. for next year.  Mrs. Marlene Ryan, Reading Specialist, Mrs. Beverly DeFabiis Basic Skills Instruction, and Mrs. Janet Silverstein, Teacher Assistant, will be retiring.  Mrs. Phillips, Mr. Scocozza, and Mrs. Velasco have resigned to pursue other opportunities.  We wish them well in their future endeavors!  Other changes have been made, and we will have some new faces to welcome in the fall.  Mrs. Doris Mutascio, Teacher Assistant, will be hanging up her recess whistle and taking an alternate assignment in the district at Madison High School. Mrs. Ashley LoBrace will serve as our Reading Specialist, Ms. Teresa Giordano will be part of the special education team, and Ms. Emily Perritt will be teaching second grade. We will also be adding a full-time STEM teacher, Ms. Michelle D'Amico, and Mrs. Taylor will be servicing the media centers at both TJS and Kings Road School. Ms. Liz O'Neil will support TJS and KRS in basic skills instruction.  Once new appointments have been board approved, I will update you accordingly.  Staffing for the 2017-2018 will be as follows:
    Main Office:  Mrs. Joanne Empson
    Custodial Staff:  Mr. Pat DeNegri, Mr. Dennis Keelty
    Kindergarten:  Mrs. Meredith Warhya
    KWRAP:  New hire
    Grade 1:  Mrs. Karen Smith, New hire
    Grade 2:  Mrs. Megan Niper, Mrs. Suzanne Pelkey, Ms. Emily Perritt
    Grade 3:  Mrs. Allison Altieri (Brozyna), Mrs. Francesca Frosoni, Mrs. Lauren Gambino
    Grade 4:  Mrs. Judy Bletcher, Mrs. Kate Lade, Mr. Jim Stricchiola
    Grade 5:  Mrs. Marisa Caruso, Mrs. Tina Smith, New hire
    Child Study Team/Case Manager:  Mrs. Kim Pirro
    Special Education:  Mrs. Corinne Babich, Ms. Teresa Giordano, Ms. Jennifer Larson, Mrs. Carolyn Rommeihs, Mrs. Teresa Townsend
    Guidance:  Ms. Erica Tavaglione
    Reading Specialist:  Mrs. Ashley LoBrace
    Basic Skills Instruction:  Mrs. Liz O'Neill
    ESL/Spanish:  New hire
    REACH:  Mrs. Kathleen Wallace
    Art:  Mr. Michael Watson
    Media:  Mrs. Sherrie Taylor
    Music/Chorus:  Mr. Dan Malloy
    Band/Instrumental:  Mrs. Adriana Adkins
    Orchestra/Instrumental:  Mrs. Laurie Quinlan
    Physical Education:  Mr. Adam Gerenstein
    STEM:  Ms. Michelle D'Amico
    Speech:  Mrs. Dana Finn
    Occupational Therapy:  Mrs. Theresa Feron
    I have been actively interviewing candidates for open positions and expect most new appointments to be made at the June 27th board meeting.  I'm looking forward to a productive 2017-2018 school year and strengthening the learning opportunities and programs available for your children.  
    Calendar Reminders:

    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, June 27th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Library
    Open House, Grades K-5:  Tuesday, September 5th, 200 - 3:00 P.M.  Students are invited to tour the classroom and meet the teachers!  All students must be accompanied by a parent.
    First Day of School:  Wednesday, September 6th, full day
    PTO Announcements:
    Attached you'll find an important newsletter from the PTO.  Without the support of parents, so many programs would not be possible at Torey J.  Volunteers are always needed!  Be sure to complete the survey below and come to meetings during the 2017-2018 school year to learn how you can get involved!
    The TJS PTO invites you to be part of the process of deciding what we do next year at TJS. Please take a moment to fill out the TJS PTO Survey which will help us make key planning decisions for the upcoming school year. It can be accessed here:
    With the end of year quickly approaching we appreciate the box tops, but we have been in situations in the years past that it's taken us numerous hours and volunteers to organize and assemble Ziploc bags of these box tops. Please kindly submit in this way to avoid this for future and in consideration for our volunteers who are willing to take time to organize this. 
    Please note, there is a form for box tops in the office in the PTO box or you can access it directly online here:
    Community Announcements:
    Information regarding Summer Soccer Clubs and Camps is attached.
     
    See you in September!