• We are looking forward to seeing you during Parent/Teacher Conferences next week.  Please be reminded we have two, single session days to accommodate conferences.  On Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st, students will be dismissed at 12:45 P.M.  No lunch will be served; however, if you pre-ordered pizza through the PTO, it will be delivered to the classroom.  Our Lost and Found is overflowing!!  Will have all items on display in the main lobby during conferences.  Please stop by and see if anything belongs to you!  We will donate all unclaimed clothing at the end of next week.  Please try to remember to label your children's jackets and sweatshirts.  It makes it much easier to find the rightful owner!


    Thank you to Mrs. Bletcher, Mr. Levine, and Mr. Shugrue for hosting an informative evening regarding the guidance curriculum!  Thank you to those who attended.


    Attention all Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents!  Ms. Ward is holding an information session for parents of students interested in participating in this year's musical production, "Alice in Wonderland," on Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 P.M. in the TJS music room.  There is an attachment for your reference.  Attendance is not mandatory for student participation; however, it will give you a better idea of expectations, time commitment, etc.  If you cannot attend and would like to learn more about the musical, please email Ms. Ward at wardd@madisonnjps.org.


    Congratulations to our Book Fair poster contest winners!  
    K-2:
    First Place:  Katie Sharon
    Second Place:  Ryan Wilson
    Third Place:  Amelia Grace Giordano
    3-5:
    First Place:  Lorelei Kim
    Second Place:  Georgia Mock
    Third Place:  Hannah Fitzgerald


    Calendar Reminders:
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center

    Single Session Days/Parent Teacher Conferences:  Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st (Book Fair open during conferences)
    TJS Turkey Trot and Book Fair Family Event:  Saturday, November 23rd (see PTO section and attachment)
    Single Session:  Wednesday, November 27th
    Schools Closed:  November 28 - 29, Thanksgiving


    PTO Update:
    THE 2019 BOOK FAIR

    TJS will be hosting the annual Book Fair on November 20th, 21st, & 23rd.

    o   Wednesday, Nov 20 9am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm

    o   Thursday, Nov 21     9am – 5pm

    o   Saturday, Nov 23     9:30am – 1pm

    Please Volunteer to help set up/take down the book fair, or help students pick books using this link: TJS Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up 


    TURKEY TROT, TURKEY TROT, TURKEY TROT - GET OUT AND RUN AS A FAMILY 

    On Saturday November 23rd at 9:15am the TJS PTO is sponsoring a family fun run/walk. The event will start & finish at Torey J, just in time for all of the special events at the book fair. Run as a family, Run with your friends, or just come out and cheer on our school!! Please see the attached form, you can send it in with your child or purchase at pick-up the week of 11/18. The route is Glenwild to Loantaka to Woodland to Green Village back to Glenwild to TJS 

    (approx. 1 mile run), the streets will be blocked off by the Madison Police Department. Come out and join your friends for a run and then meet for refreshments at TJS. If you are not up for running but would like to help out, please sign up here 

    (please note this event is in place of the previous years Mini-Mudder)


    Thank you all for your tremendous support in the TJS Read-a-Thon. The money we raised will help fund our yearlong PTO initiatives including Cultural Arts programs, Educational Enrichment assemblies, teacher grants, materials and supplies for awesome art, the garden, teacher appreciation celebrations and much more! Reward coupons were given to your child's teacher to distribute in class. We are finalizing plans for extra recess and lunch with Mrs. Stager in early December.  We will keep you informed of dates and food served. 

    Here's the final report of the top classes for minutes read and money raised!

    Most minutes read:  5C/Caruso 19,541 minutes

    Most money raised: 3S/Spagnuolo/Altieri   $1940


    SAVE THE DATE!

    Holiday Workshop: Build a gingerbread house!

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    9am – 11:45am

    TJS Jaguar Jungle  - Cost: $5 per gingerbread house


    Thank you to our amazing Hospitality Committee - Lisa Baude, Karen Smith, & Mary-Ann Toomey for organizing the refreshments for the Veteran’s Day Assembly and for celebrating our teachers Fall birthdays!! 


    Our cultural enrichment this month was from Mayhem Poets. The Mayhem Poets describe their performance as a blend of “hip hop, theatre, improv and stand-up comedy.” The poems they performed on stage had the 2-5th graders laughing and eager to participate.


    Community Announcements:
    Please see the attached flyer from Crafted regarding a Holiday Craft workshop.

     

    Crafted in Madison

    TJS Musical Parents Meeting

    Book Fair Information

    2019 Turkey Trot

    Holiday Workshop