• We have two wonderful events coming up for students to engage in community service. The first is “TJS Gives Back” on January 21 and the other is the annual TJS Souper Bowl! Please see below and attached for more information about these programs. You’ll also note exciting events on the way from the PTO as well as two opportunities to meet the new TJS principal on January 28! Finally, please see attached for information on “Give Kids A Smile Day."


    Guidance Update:

    I want to say a huge thank you to you, the TJS parent community for all of the food and monetary donations in preparation for “TJS Gives Back.”  Students raised over $290 and donated hundreds of boxes of food and water containers. I am so excited to see all of our students, grades K-5 learning more about BRIDGES and bagging lunches this coming Tuesday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's legacy. Again, a big thank you to the TJS PTO for supporting this initiative and to the 5th Grade Peer leaders who spent their Wednesday afternoon sorting and counting.  In other counseling news, I delivered lessons this week to all fifth grade classrooms. The activity was titled, “The Cards We’re Dealt.” Students were given a new identity (For example, you are one of eight children, or, your family is poor) and were then asked a series of questions about how their lives would be altered. This then lead to a robust discussion about identity, bias and perception. Best, Judy Bletcher

    Calendar Reminders:

     Schools Closed:  Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

     Tuesday January 21: “TJS Gives Back” Day of Service

     Wednesday January 22: Souper Bowl Kickoff Spirit Day- Get decked out in green and white or TJS gear to show we are ALL part of TEAM TJS working together to fight hunger!

     Tuesday January 28: Meet and Greet with new TJS principal Mrs. Ileana Sing!

    9am-10am or 7pm-8pm Jaguar Jungle


    Friday January 31: Souper Bowl Celebration Spirit Day- Wear your favorite jersey



    PTO Update:


    WHERE: Park Avenue Club

    WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2020

    TIME: 7:00PM-10:30pm

    If you are interested in hearing more about the event & how you can help, please come to an informational meeting on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 11:30am in the Art Room at TJS.


    If you cannot make the meeting but would like to get a group of friends together to plan a party to be auctioned off please contact Melinda Faigenbaum at melinda.faigenbaum@gmail.com.

    Some popular parties from years past: Tacos & Tequila,  Wine tasting in conjunction with Main Street Wine Cellars, Progressive Dinner Party, Outdoor Movie Party, Poker Night, Bowling Night...please feel free to come up with your own creative ideas!! 


    Educational Enrichment Corner:

    History was alive this week in our 4th grade. Our 4th graders had an interactive experience with Thomas Edison, they will follow up with a field trip later in the year. Please be sure to ask your child how he/she enjoyed the assembly. 


    International Gathering: 

    Sunday February 2, 2020 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Madison Community House, please contact Patricia Kupper, patriciakupper@googlemail.com. More Information attached




    Have a great weekend!