•  October 20, 2017

    We had quite a busy week here at TJS!  In addition to our Safety Week spirit days, the students participated in Halloween and fire safety assemblies.  Thank you to our local fire and police departments for supporting our schools!

     Don't forget, we will be having a two-hour delayed opening on Thursday, October 26th.  Our doors will open at 10:30 A.M. and lunch will be served. 

    Halloween:  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.

    Instructional Corner: Reader's Theater

    As I stopped by Mrs. Niper's second grade classroom this week, the students were eager to participate in Reader's Theater, an instructional practice they are already familiar with, as it is implemented across several grade levels.  Reader's Theater is a fun way to increase fluency and actively engage students in the learning process.  What the students don't realize is that the repeated reading, focus on inflection and intonation, and assuming the role of a character helps them read more fluently and connect with characters at a higher level.  Some added benefits are the collaboration and teamwork necessary to perform and boost in students' self confidence.  No fancy costumes are required to have so much fun while reading!  For a brief article with additional information and resources, please visit http://www.literacyconnections.com/readerstheater-php/.

    Calendar Reminders:

    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.

    Picture Day Proofs:

    Hello Torey J Sabatini School Parents and Guardians!

    We had a fantastic time photographing your children again this year!  The proofs arrived at our studio today so you should have them in your child's backpack mid week.  If you look below your child's picture there is a website and password for you to view and order online.

    Please take note of the due date: Thursday, October 26th.  All orders MUST be placed by this date.  If you prefer to order 'the old fashion way' with the paper order forms, the due date to the school is still Thursday, October 26th.  Any order made after October 26th must be made online only.  There will be a late charge of $10.  

    Please do not bring late orders to the school or the studio, they will not be picked up or processed.

    Remember, online orders ONLY after due date.

    **If your child was absent on Picture Day, we have a retake day on October 25th, between 3:15 and 4:30 at the studio. Please come prepared to select, place and pay for your order at the time of your retake.  

    If you took sibling pictures, they will all appear vertical on the paper proof, even if the photo was taken horizontally.  When you go to the web page you will see them full frame for ordering.

    Below is the SignUpGenius for retake day.  It will be open after you receive your proofs to sign up for retake times convenient for you

    Sign Up Genius Here

    How can we help you? Contact us to get started, at 973-377-5750

    MEF Announcements:

    Pack your bags for adventure! Get out of Dodge for one unforgettable night at the MEF “Around the World” Gala on November 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.