• Thank you for joining us for conferences this week and a special shout out to the hard working PTO volunteers who organized an amazing Book Fair!  And the Spirit Day results are in....Pajama Day won and will be Monday, November 25th.  The Book Fair will be open tomorrow morning for the family event, so there is still time left to pick up some of your children's favorite titles.   The rain should hold out for the Turkey Trot, I hope to see you there!
    Mr. Paradiso, our new media specialist, has been working hard to get the media center in order post construction.  He is in need of volunteers who can help alphabetize and organize library books to prepare for the grand opening!  If any parents are available to volunteer on Mondays or Tuesdays in December at any time during the school day, please contact Mr. Paradiso at Paradisoc@madisonnjps.org to set up a time. Experience in a library is not necessary.
    Next week is a short week due to the Thanksgiving break.  Wednesday will be a single session day and school will be dismissed at 12:45 P.M.  Pizza will be served if pre-ordered through the PTO. 
    Guidance Update:

    As we move into the whirlwind holiday season, our students are busy demonstrating gratitude.  During this week’s Jaguar Buddies lesson, our kindergarteners, second, third and fourth graders worked together to create gratitude chains.  They will be hung around the school by our 5th Grade Peer Leaders next week. During classroom guidance lessons, students in grades K-2 were taught how to better express their feelings.  We practiced using emotion words such as, frustrated, nervous and joyful. Also, students were taught how we use our bodies to communicate our emotions and that this is called, “body language.”  Feel free to ask your littles to “act out” some body language at home for you to see! Our third, fourth and fifth grade Jaguars were busy learning how to communicate sentiments of empathy and sympathy.  They learned the difference between the two terms and how the words they choose to express themselves matter. Our winter safety patrol is in full swing! We have twenty two student leaders from grades three, four and five working a variety of jobs during recess, lunch and at kindergarten dismissal.  It is an awesome sight!! Best, Judy Bletcher

    Calendar Reminders:
    TJS Turkey Trot and Book Fair Family Event:  Saturday, November 23rd
    Pajama Day:  Monday, November 25th
    Single Session:  Wednesday, November 27th, school dismissed at 12:45 P.M.
    Schools Closed:  November 28 - 29th, Thanksgiving
    TJS PTO Holiday Workshop:  Saturday, December 7th
    Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Holiday Concert (4th and 5th graders only):  Thursday, December 12th, 2:00 P.M., TJS Jaguar Jungle
    1st Trimester Report Cards:  Friday, December 13th 
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, December 17th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center
    TJS Holiday Sing-a-Long:  Friday, December 20th, 9:00 A.M.
    Single Session:  Friday, December 20th
    PTO Update:



    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!! 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)

    THE BOOK FAIR is in full swing! Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help, we couldn’t do it without you. The last day is TOMORROW, November 23rd from 9:30am-1pm. Come and warm up with a good book after the Turkey Trot. There will be many special events throughout the day, come any time! 

    In conjunction with the book fair and the turkey trot the Garden Committee will be running a special craft table in the Jaguar Jungle. Stop by and make something to beautify your home this holiday season!


    Holiday Workshop: Build a gingerbread house!

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    9am – 11:45am

    TJS Jaguar Jungle  - Cost: $5 per gingerbread house

    Please see the attached registration form to be returned to school with your child

    Thank you to our Hospitality Committee - Lisa Baude, Karen Smith, & Mary-Ann Toomey for organizing the refreshments for parent/teacher conferences. These amazing volunteers have been busy this month!


    TJS Holiday Workshop Registration