• January 5, 2018

     

    Our first week back was snowy and cold, but we are officially back in the swing of things!  I'm hopeful we will be outdoors for recess next week.  Please send your child to school with appropriate outerwear and footwear for play in snowy/wet areas.  
     
    Children whose parent(s)/guardian(s) live in Madison and who will be five years old on or before October 1, 2018 are eligible to register for Kindergarten (half day sessions) beginning in January.  Please see the attachment for more information.
     
    Calendar Reminders:
     
    Early Dismissal:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15th, 12:45 P.M.  Pizza will be served if pre-ordered through the TJS PTO.  AM Kindergarten, 8:40 10:30; PM Kindergarten, 10:40 - 12:45
     
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, January 4th, rescheduled date TBD, MHS Media Center, 7:30 P.M.
    Tuesday, January 23, MHS Media Center, 7:30 P.M.
     
    Ryan's Story:  Tuesday, January 16th, 7:00 - 8:30 P.M., MJS Library
     
    PTO General Meeting:  Wednesday, January 17th, 7:00 P.M., TJS Art Room
     
    Sports Jersey Day:  Monday, January 22nd "Souper Bowl" kickoff (more information to follow soon)
     
    Coffee with the Principal:  Wednesday, January 24th, 2:00-3:00 P.M., 7:00-8:00 P.M., TJS Art Room
     
    PTO Reminders:
     
    The PTO Needs YOU for Lunch/Recess Duty! Volunteering for recess or lunch duty is a great way to become involved at TJS and help all students have a safe lunch period.  We recognize it's difficult to stop what you are doing in the middle of the day, but your presence is appreciated! The added eyes provide greater supervision and allow for extra sets of hands, in the event a teacher needs to escort a student to the building. 

    It is extremely helpful to have extra volunteers serve as a referee for ball games such as soccer, basketball, and kickball. Added adult supervision helps ensure the game rules are followed in a fair manner.  While this is a fun time for play, students do need reminders to practice respectful and safe behavior.  Teachers are available to deal with any behavioral issues that may arise, but you can help us make sure safe play is happening at all times.  Students often need to be reminded to use an appropriate level of competitive spirit which is consistent with recess. 

    We hope you'll consider volunteering soon! To sign up, click here, or email tjspto.lunchrecessvolunteers@gmail.com.
     
    Please check out the latest edition of Jaguar Tails!
     
    Message from Dr. Lou Caruso, MJS Principal:
    ​Please review the attachment "Ryan's Story," a parent program focused on bullying and teen suicide that will be taking place at Madison Junior School on January 16th.  ​