• December 1, 2017
    It was great to be back for a full week of school and it flew by!  December is here and it will be a busy month.  Please review the December calendar for all our upcoming events.  The Spirit Committee and PTO have quite a bit planned for the month.  Please note that the winter concert on Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 P.M. is for fourth and fifth grade band, orchestra, and choral students.  Our school-wide, holiday sing-a-long will be on Friday, December 22nd at 9:00 A.M. for all grade levels.  All parents are invited to attend. 
    Instructional Corner:  STEAM
    As you know, we have been infusing STEAM into our curriculum this year.  The students have been enjoying all the challenges and authentic application that comes along with it.  To further their knowledge and enthusiasm for engineering, our fabulous fifth grade team of teachers and students decided to design their own replicas and originals of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons and parade them around the school for everyone to enjoy.  Not only was this activity FUN, it was largely student directed and driven by their own creativity and ingenuity.  The students took great pride in their completed projects.  It just goes to show that personalized instruction, driven by student interest and choice, creates an environment where students move from problem-solving to innovation and deepen their understanding of content matter.  
    Calendar Reminders:
    PTO Family Movie Night:  Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30 P.M., see attachment
    PTO Holiday Workshop:  Saturday, December 9th, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., see attachment
    4th/5th Band, Orchestra, Choral Winter Concert:  Tuesday, December 12th, 2:00 P.M., parents of participating students invited to attend
    2 Hour Delayed Opening:  Thursday, December 14th, school starts at 10:30 A.M.  Lunch will be served.
    K-5 Holiday Sing-a-long:  Friday, December 22nd, 9:00 A.M., all parents invited to attend
    PTO Updates:
    We hope you will join us for our first ever TJS PTO Movie Night on TuesdayDecember 5 at 6:30 pm in the Jaguar Jungle. We will enjoy the movie Home Alone and provide hot chocolate! We hope to see you there!
    And don’t miss the Holiday Workshop on Saturday, December 9 beginning at 9 am in the Jaguar Jungle. This is always such a fun, holiday family event that the kids really enjoy. 
    Volunteers needed!!  Sign up for lunch/recess duty here!
    Community Announcements:
    Please see the attachment regarding the Madison Eagle Christmas Fund.