• October is always an exceptionally busy month!  Next week is "Respect Week."  Please review the attached letter from Mrs. Bletcher for more detailed information.  Each day will have an optional, spirited theme if your child would like to participate!  In an effort to seek feedback regarding our guidance programs, please complete the survey linked in the guidance section.
    The PTO is gearing up to kick off a schoolwide read-a-thon around mid-October.  We will have much more information to share with you regarding that shortly.
    Guidance Update:

    There are numerous school-wide activities to look forward to in the month of October!  First, I’d like to highlight the upcoming, “Week of Respect,” occurring next week, 10/7-10/11. All students will have the opportunity to learn and sign-off on our, “No Place for Hate” promise, participate in, “Heyday!” and express random acts of gratitude and kindness. Please see the attached notice down below to stay up-to-date on next week’s spirit days and learn more about Week of Respect here at Torey J.  


    In a constant effort to improve our comprehensive counseling program, I am attaching this short (5 minutes or less) parent survey.  I genuinely appreciate all feedback and look forward to using your input to modify and grow counseling opportunities for you child.  Have a great weekend!    

    Calendar Reminders:
    Pajama Day:  Monday, October 7th "Put Bullying to Bed"
    Crazy Sock Day:  Tuesday, October 8th "Kick Bullying to the Curb"
    Schools Closed:  Wednesday, October 9th, Yom Kippur
    Superhero Day:  Thursday, October 10th "Be a Kindness Superhero"
    TJS Respects:  Friday, October 11th, wear TJS/Madison logo wear
    4th Grade Trip to Turtle Back Zoo:  Friday, October 11th
    Schools Closed:  Monday, October 14th, Columbus Day (in-service day for staff)
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, October 15th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center
    School Safety Week:  October 21 - 25th
    Halloween Parade:  Thursday, October 31st, 2:15 P.M.
    TJS PTO Update:


    Do you feel like you are constantly saying this to your child? Well guess what… from October 16ththru October 30thyou won’t have to because your child will be so motivated by our Read-A-Thon fundraiser!! Stay tuned for more details!


    Come get your pumpkins at the Torey J Pumpkin Patch! The Family Fun Committee is organizing this school-wide event for Friday, October 18th from 3:30-4:30pm near the TJS Learning Garden. Enjoy Friday afternoon with your friends while decorating pumpkins and getting in the Halloween spirit. Light snacks will be served. You must sign up by October 11th, form is attached!!

    The 5th graders attended Camp Bernie today for team building activities. Clad in their unique TJS sweatshirts they were sure to have enjoyed time with classmates on the ropes course & rock wall. Big thanks to Karen Leary & Hilary Tabish for organizing the sweatshirt orders this year.

    A very special and creative thank you to Carmlina Giordano & Beth Fitzgerald for all their hard work getting our first online TJS spirit wear shop up & running! We can’t wait to see all our students showing their Torey J spirit in their new clothes!! (could have used that umbrella yesterday, hope you purchased yours!!)

    Thank you to all who supported our Fall mums fundraiser. You should have picked up your mums at J&M last Saturday and hopefully are now enjoying some Fall flare at home along with this (finally) Fall-like weather! A special thanks to Maria Beacom and Alison Aromando for organizing such a successful fundraiser.

    Don’t forget to submit your order form for pizza on specified ½ days of school! We are accepting orders until November 1, 2019. Form attached.



    Please see the attachment regarding the MEF's open house event next week.


    MEF Open House 2019

    Pumpkin Patch

    TJS Week of Respect 2019

    Pizza Order