• Dear TJS Families,
     
    Spring break is here!  I hope the students have an enjoyable and restful week off.  We will see you again when schools reopen on Monday, April 15th.  If you're staying in Madison for the break, come plant some carrots in the TJS Learning Garden. Please check out the invitation and garden update to learn more.
     
    The STEAM fair this week was fantastic!  Thank you to Sarah Smith and the PTO for organizing and managing this effort.  I'd also like to acknowledge Mr. Erdreich, the robotics team, MHS students, and of course the creative and inventive TJS students for a successful event!
     
    It's time to nominate a teacher and educational services professional of the year!  The district is seeking one teacher and ESP per building.  An educational services professional refers to guidance counselors, Child Study Team members, therapists, nurses, reading specialists, and more.  We have so many dedicated educators working with students in a variety of capacities.  The eligibility criteria is attached for your reference, as well as a nomination form.  Please return completed nomination forms to me by April 29, 2019.  This is a great way to thank a teacher or ESP who has shown compassion, dedication, and innovation.
     
    Our instrumental music department will be hosting a parent night to learn more about all the offerings for elementary students. This program is geared for third grade parents to better understand expectations related to band and orchestra prior to the start of fourth grade, though all parents are welcome.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and RSVP here.
     
    The MEF 5K is right around the corner!  For more information and registration, please visit https://www.mefnj.org/.
     
    Calendar Reminders:
    Schools Closed, Spring Break:  Monday, April 8th - Friday, April 12th
    Coffee with the Superintendent:  Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 P.M., Central Avenue School Gym
    Board of Education Meeting:  Thursday, April 18th, 8:00 P.M., MHS Media Center
    Schools Closed:  Friday, April 19, 2019  
    Board of Education, Budget Hearing:  Thursday, April 25th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center
    Coffee with the Superintendent:  Monday, April 29th, 7:00 P.M., Kings Road School Gym
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, April 30th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center
     
    TJS PTO Update:
    SCIENCE FAIR:
    Many thanks to Sarah Smith for organizing the 2019 Science Fair. It was wonderful to see the creativity and excitement of our students. Also, thanks to the parents who assisted Sarah with set-up. It's amazing to have such a supportive community!
     
    BOX TOP Update: The class competition for the 2nd half of the year is well underway!  Remember:
    - Clip those Box Tops!
    - Send them in with your child; mark the envelope/bag with child's grade and class (e.g. 2P)
    - Ask grandparents, other relatives, neighbors to collect too for even more!
    - Winning class will be announced toward the end of the school year.
    Money earned from Box Tops supports books for classroom libraries. Thank you for your support!
     
    Jamboree 2019: Our favorite school event is back! Mark your calendars and we need your help!
    -The TJS Jamboree will be held on Friday, June 7th  3:30-7:30.
    -Please consider helping co-chair the Jamboree Event or Ticket Sales, contact chrisdriscoll31@gmail.com
    -Please consider helping co-chair the Raffle Items, contact jamboreeraffle@gmail.com
    -See the attached flyer for more event details and feel free to pass along to TJS Alumni or in-coming students.
     
     
    Community Reminders:
    Please see the attachment regarding "National High Five Day" from the Madison YMCA.
    Enjoy the break!