• October 13, 2017

    We are gearing up for a spirited Safety Week beginning on October 16th.  Please refer to the attached letter from Ms. Tavaglione and October calendar for theme days and activities next week.  This year, we have partnered with TransOptions to promote safety and wellness.  We encourage all students that can, to walk to school this upcoming Wednesday.  TransOptions will be outside on the blacktop with information, prizes, and giveaways.

    Halloween is fast approaching on TuesdayOctober 31st!  Those students choosing to dress up are encouraged to come to school in costume to enjoy the day.  Costumes should be school appropriate (e.g. no midriff baring, low cut) and all hair and makeup preparation should be done prior to school.  If a costume is bulky or itchy, please have your child wear clothing underneath, so that the costume can be removed easily.  Students who choose to dress in costume may not bring any item to school that depicts violence such as plastic or fake weapons (swords, guns, knives, pitchforks, etc.), bloody or gory masks, or any sharp objects. Due to supervisory constraints, we cannot allow students to change into costumes during lunch periods.

    If you choose to pick up your child at lunch to go home and change, the recess/lunch schedule is as follows:  

    KWRAP:  11:25 A.M. - 12:25 P.M.

    Grades 3 & 4:  11:20 A.M. - 12:10 P.M.

    Grades 1, 2, & 5:  11:55 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

    Please sign your child out at the start of the period and return to school by the end of the period.

    Parties will take place after the lunch periods. Teachers will coordinate start times with room representatives.  The parade will begin at 2:15 P.M. and the talented MHS Marching Dodgers will join us!  All families are invited to attend the parade, weather permitting, on the playground.

    Calendar Reminders:

    Spirit Week:  October 16-20, check the Safety Week attachment for more information!

    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday October 17th, MHS Media Center, 7:30 P.M.

    MHS Tricky Tray:  October 19th, see attachment

    Two Hour Delayed Opening:  Thursday, October 26th, regular lunch served.  AM Kindergarten 10:40 - 12:30; PM Kindergarten 1:25 - 3:15 P.M.

    PTO Welcome Back Brew: Friday, October 27th, 7:00 - 10:00 P.M., Madison Ambulance Corp.

    PTO Mini-Mudder:  Friday, October 27th, 3:30 P.M., TJS playground

    Halloween Parade:  Tuesday, October 31st, 2:15 P.M.   

    PTO Update:

    Come out for the TJS PTO Annual Mini Mudder on Friday, October 27 @ 3:30 pm. To register, click here.

    We also need volunteers to help it run smoothly! We need help with set up before the event and clean up after along with a few people during the event. If you are able to come our and help us, please sign up here. Thanks for your help making this a fun event for the kids!

    Come and catch up with old friends, and make some new ones at The TJS PTO Back to School Brew on Friday, October 27 from 7-10 pm at the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. We’ll have the Lombardi's pizza truck, beer and wine. Click here for more info and to get tickets for the event!


    Please join the us for our next General PTO Meeting on November 17 at 11:30 am at Torey J. in the art room.

    Please refer to the attached information regarding our annual Scholastic Book Fair and poster contest which will take place in November!

    MEF Announcements:

    Pack your bags for adventure! Get out of Dodge for one unforgettable night at the MEF “Around the World” Gala onNovember 3rd, 2017 at the Westin Governor Morris. The fun-filled night will include a silent auction, “Golden Ticket Trip” raffle, tricky tray, wine pull, photo booth, and live music from What’s What. Buy your tickets TODAY atwww.501auctions.com/mefgala.

    Community Announcements:

    This weekend, the Garden Club of Madison is proud to sponsor The Rose City:  Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future on October 13-14, 2017 at the historic Hartley Dodge Memorial Building in Madison.  The Show is open to the public and features beautiful floral arrangements, horticultural specimens, photographic compositions, and educational exhibits.

    Public Viewings – Free Admission                     

    October 13     3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    October 14     9:00 am – 2:00 pm

    The Show celebrates Madison’s vibrant history, especially it contributions to horticulture, education, architecture, and environmental conservation.  This is a flower show competition judged by the rigorous standards established by the Garden Club of America.  The Show will feature numerous classes within the floral design, horticulture, and photography divisions, as well as conservation and children’s exhibits.

    Depending on the class, members will use various Madison landmarks or institutions for inspiration, as class titles include Rose City Green Houses, Museum of Early Trade and Crafts, Bottle Hill, Drew University Forest, Madison Community Garden and Fabulous Florham, among others.  

    Please see attached flyer for more information!

    Safety Week at TJS

    Walk to School Day

    TJS October Calendar

    Rose City Garden Club

    2017 Book Fair Information

    2017 Book Fair Poster Contest

    MHS Tricy Tray