• As we get ready to turn the calendar to November next week, there is much to share regarding upcoming events! 


    Our Halloween parade will begin at 2:15 P.M. on Wednesday, October 31st.  All families are invited to attend.  Please proceed directly to the playground area.  The MHS Marching Dodgers will kick off the parade and perform in the center of the field.  Please stand on the perimeter of the field and keep the paths clear for the students.

     

    Just a few Halloween reminders.....Those students choosing to dress up are encouraged to come to school in costume to enjoy the day.  Costumes should be school appropriate (in-line with dress code expectations) 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 1 & 3:  11:20 A.M. - 12:10 P.M.

    Grades 2, 4, & 5:  11:55 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

     


    Please notify the main office/teacher in advance of picking up and sign your child out at the start of the period and return to school by the end of the period.

     


    The annual Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the PTO, is right around the corner!  There are several attachments for your review.  Each year, we hold a poster contest in the weeks leading up to the Book Fair that the students love participating in.  This year's theme is "Enchanted Forest."  Instructions are attached and we have paper in the main office, so be sure to have your child to stop by.  The Book Fair will kick off with a Family Event on Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. with so many fun activities planned - see the attachment for the schedule.  All students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during school, either on Monday, November 19th or Tuesday, November 20th.  This is also the week of Parent/Teacher Conferences and the Book Fair will have evening hours, as well.  The PTO needs help in staffing the Book Fair with volunteers.  In the "Book Fair Information Sheet," you'll find a link to the sign-up genius and will also be able to see when your child's class is attending, if you would like to volunteer during that time.  A huge THANK YOU to Fiona Moore, Valerie Librizzi and Lori Torell, our Book Fair Co-Chairs this year. 


    The next "Coffee with the Superintendent" will be held here at Torey J. on Tuesday, November 6th at 7:00 P.M. in the Jaguar Jungle.  It's a great way to learn about everything going on in the district and ask questions in an informal setting.  Don't miss it!


    NEA's American Education Week will be recognized the week of November 12th.  We invite you to observe education in motion and attend an open house on Thursday, November 12th from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. or 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.  This is a time to catch a glimpse of a typical school day for your child.  Chairs will be set up in the classrooms for you to observe teaching and learning.  If your child's class attends a 'special,' such as music or physical education during those times, you will travel with the class to the special.  The suggested visitation time is approximately 20 minutes.  We ask that you kindly refrain from any cell phone use, including taking pictures or videos, during this time.  You may enter through the front doors to check-in and receive a visitor's pass.


    Important Reminder - Glenwild Circle is an open road with residents.  Please use the sidewalks during arrival and dismissal, as residents must be able to pull in/out of their driveways.  Please encourage your children to do the same.  We want everyone to stay safe!


     
    Calendar Reminders:

    Halloween Parade:  Wednesday, October 31st, 2:15 P.M., TJS field in back of school
    MEF Adult Social, "Hollywood Lights":  Friday, November 2nd, 7:30 P.M. Westin Governor Morris, register here
    Coffee with the Superintendent:  Tuesday, November 6th, 7:00 P.M., TJS Jaguar Jungle
    Schools Closed:  November 8-9th (Thursday and Friday), NJEA Convention
    Classroom Visitations:  Thursday, November 15th, 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
    Book Fair Family Event:  Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
    Early Dismissal Days, Book Fair:  Monday - Wednesdays, November 19th - 21st (no lunch served - pizza will be served if pre-ordered through the PTO)
    Parent/Teacher Conferences:  Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th
    Schools Closed:  November 22-23rd, Thanksgiving
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, November 27th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center


    TJS PTO Jaguar Bulletin
    Many thanks to Rachel Jobe and Tucker McKeever for planning a successful Mini-Mudder once again! We appreciate the time and energy you put into organizing an exciting, active event for our kids. Thank you to all the parents who chipped in to help the event run smoothly!


    We are in the process of planning the Adult Social fundraiser. We need your help! If you are looking for a way to get involved with the PTO, please consider joining our party planning team! Please contact presidents.tjspto@ gmail.com with any questions about how you can help. 


    Check out the attached flyer for the MHS Holiday Boutique on 11/1  6:30-9:30pm.


    Upcoming Events:
    Halloween parties and parade 10/31

    Book Fair Kick-off party 11/17  10am-2pm

    Book Fair Fundraiser 11/19, 11/20

    Holiday Workshop 12/8  9-12pm
    Boxtops Update
    Keep em' coming! The winning class will be announced at the end of the marking period. There is still plenty of time for the rankings to change so keep those Box Tops coming!  Please remember to put your child's name and class on the envelope/bag/sheet so the class can get credit.  Thanks for your participation.  Go TJS!


    Current standings:
    1st place - 4S
    2nd place - 4L
    3rd place - 5S
    With 3D an 4K closing in!


    Message for International Families:
    All new Families to TJS with at least one parent member from another country are invited to an evening of exchange and sharing!
    Being International has its own special twists!
    This is an opportunity to make new acquaintances and share your experiences, stories, and perspectives with other new international school members. 
    You are cordially invited on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 to Biladi Restaurant in Madison. Feel free to come between 6-9pm. 
    Here are the location details for you.
    Biladi Grill
    77 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940
    973-966-8735
    biladigrill.com
    A confirmation of your coming is appreciated by Nov. 4th
    Please respond to patriciakuupper@gmail.com


    Community Announcements:
    Please review information regarding a "Trunk or Treat" this evening.

     

    Parent Notification

    2018 Book Fair Information

    2018 Book Fair Poster Contest

    2018 Pumpkin Illumination

    2018 Saturday Family Event

    MHS Holiday Boutique 2018