• My first full week as Torey J. Principal has truly been fabulous! The students and staff are remarkable. I visited every classroom to introduce myself to the students and encouraged them to ask me questions to get to know me a little better. I am honored to be here and am looking forward to working with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
     
    TJS Calendar Reminders:
    • Friday, February 14:  Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
    • Monday, February 17:  Schools Closed for President's Day
    • Tuesday, February 18:  Schools Closed for Staff Professional Development
    Health Office Update:
    Please review this important health office update from our School Nurse, Colette Crescas. As classroom Valentine's Day parties are quickly approaching, please also see the attached Food Allergy Guidelines.
     
    Grades K-2 - ST Math:
    ST Math is a self-paced visual instruction math problem solving program that is being used in all of our K, 1, and 2 classrooms. Students are using this resource for approximately 60 minutes a week (in school only) as we are looking to promote problem solving and productive struggle. Our teachers have been trained in the use of facilitation questions to support and scaffold student learning. The students are truly enjoying the program and have been self selecting manipulatives to help them solve problems! Here is a link to learn more about ST Math.
     
    Grade 5 - NJSLA-Science Parent Resource Packet
    Please be advised all 5th graders are coming home today with a Parent Information Guide about the NJSLA-Science assessment.
     
    PTO Update

    SAVE THE DATE!!

    CHEERS TO 50 YEARS FOR TJS 

    WHERE: Park Avenue Club

    WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2020

    TIME: 7:00PM-10:30pm

    WHAT: 50/50 raffle, Golden ticket prizes, Cornhole tournament, Bid for parent hosted parties and teacher outings for the kids

    WHAT YOU CAN DO: Host a party, buy a ticket for a teacher, volunteer to help the committee planning the event.

    Click here to view the invitation and PayPal link

     

    **We would like to invite any TJS alums in the area. If you know of any (who are over 21) please reach out to us at presidents.tjspto@gmail.com**


    HELP WITH THE FUN - if you would like to throw a party or have a group of friends that love to party, serve as THE HOST in support of TJS and our students.  

    Some ideas might be to host a wine tasting, neighborhood progressive dinner, poker night, pool party, Tequila & Tacos party.... Please reach out to melinda.faigenbaum@gmail.com with any questions and register your party for the fundraiser. 

    THANK YOU -Thanks to our hospitality committee (Lisa Baude, Karen Smith, and Mary-Ann Toomey) for organizing a teachers welcome breakfast this morning for Mrs. Sing. Welcome and we hope you enjoyed your first week at TJS!

    Science Fair

    The Science Fair is back! 

    When: March 25, 6:30-8:30PM in the Jaguar Jungle

    To register and learn more follow the link here to the Science Fair PTO page. Registration is open until February 20th. Please register your group only once. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ken O'Flaherty (koflaherty@hotmail.com)


    Sewing Club

    Any future fashion designers at TJS or just interested in learning to sew? Please see the attached information from Fashion First Workshops for kids. This is not a TJS affiliated program, but it takes place at the Community House in Madison and looks like a great activity!!

     
    Have a lovely weekend!
     
    Warm Regards,
     
    Ileana Sing
    Principal
    Torey J. Sabatini School
    Madison Public Schools
    973-593-3182