• Happy Friday!


    As an environmentally friendly reminder and since we are going increasingly green, please be mindful of car idling. Please see the attached notice which includes some helpful idling tips!


    Please be mindful of our morning drop off procedures. As you know, Torey J. has a very small parking lot with little room for cars to pass once the parking spaces are full. If you are driving your child to school, we kindly ask that you park your car on a side street and walk your student to the door. If you need to "stop and go," please drop your child off on Woodland Road in front of the board office to follow the sidewalk to the school. Please cooperate with and follow the instructions of the crossing guards posted on Glenwild Road, Green Village Road, and Woodland Road. 


    Torey J is hosting a four week long Girl's Leadership Workshop designed for 4th and 5th grade girls and their parents. Topics include, assertive self expression, emotional intelligence at home, owning our mistakes and creating a road map for conflict. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

     

    Please consider joining Twitter to follow our TJS school account @ToreyJSabatini 


    Read Across America Week Update from Mr. Paradiso
    Please see the linked parent letter and flyer detailing important spirit days and events during Read Across America Week (March 2-6).


    STEAM Update from Ms. D'Amico
    The new STEAM space at Torey J has officially opened. Starting Wednesday, students were able to engage in the space for both technology and STEAM classes. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses aspects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to guide students in inquiry and critical thinking. The space was designed to meet the needs of all students while providing the best possible learning environment. We have included numerous flexible seating options which will allow students to work comfortably throughout the space while finding the seat that helps them work best. My hope for this space is that it allows students greater freedom and flexibility to imagine, create and work together! Attached are some pictures of the new space!

     

    I am also currently in the process of creating a Lego Wall in our new space. This will give students a place to express their creativity in a very different way! If you have any old legos around the house that you would be willing to donate to our space, please send them in with your student in a Ziploc bag labeled Ms. D'Amico. This would be greatly appreciated! Please contact me at damicom@madisonnjps.org if you have any questions. 


    Healthy School Lunch Challenge from Pomptonian

    In honor of National Nutrition Month, Pomptonian is hosting the 2nd Annual Pomptonian Healthy School Lunch Challenge. We are asking students to submit healthy recipes. Attached please find a flyer, as well as the official recipe form the students must use. The recipe the students submit:
    must include at least one fruit or vegetable
    must contain lean protein
    must include whole grains
    must utilize healthy cooking techniques
    cannot include peanuts, tree nuts or seafood
    must include a photo of their work
    must yield 5 servings (on official recipe form)
    There will be 2 first-place winners selected from all of Pomptonian's districts and they will each receive a vertical garden for their school, Pomptonian's Chef Greg will prepare their recipe to be featured in the school cafeteria, and a banner to be hung in the school cafeteria. There will also be 4 second-place winners selected. They will have their meal prepared and served in their school cafeteria and will receive a banner to hang in the school. All recipes and photos must be submitted by March 20th to pictures@pomptonian.com. We look forward to partnering with the school to promote healthy nutrition! Please reach out with any questions. Healthy Regards, ToniMarie Bowman, Corporate Dietitian (973)-241-3013.


    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 on 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. Email presidents.tjspto@gmail.com to get involved!!!

    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. 

    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)

     

    Looking to Volunteer

    Please reach out to presidents.tjspto@gmail.com. We need 2-3 wonderful parent volunteers to run the bracelet & ticket sales for the Jamboree in June. This is a great job for someone who is organized & detail oriented. You can partner with someone who is usually at pick up so they can sell the week before the event. 

     

    Have a wonderful weekend!

     

    Warm Regards,


    Ileana SingPrincipalTorey J. Sabatini School
    Madison Public Schools
    973-593-3182

     

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    Idle Free Poster

    Healthy School Lunch Challenge

    Pomptonian Recipe Form

    Read Across America

    TJS Spirit Days

    Girls Leadership