Madison Junior School PTO
Dear MJS Families,
As we enter the second part of the school year, we want to tell you about all the things the PTO has been up to.
The beginning of the year started with 2 great student assemblies. Jared Campbell entertained all the grades with his positive messages about resiliency, friendship and self-confidence. John Marshall brought his mobile weather studio to MJS and not only did the kids learn about weather from a tv meteorologist, but got to experience the weather casting technology first hand!
The PTO continues to support the How we Roll Program, which acknowledges students for acts of kindness. We supported the team-building day with pizza and ice cream for the 7th graders and snacks for the 6th graders. In addition, the 6th graders were treated to a fun and action packed social to kick off the school year. The 7th and 8th graders enjoyed an upgraded Halloween social. Planning is underway for the Spring Social, which will be held March 8th, and our 8th grade Chairs are busy planning the dance, breakfast and promotion ceremony.
Many thanks to our Hospitality Committee for working throughout the year providing lunches and snacks for our hard at work faculty and staff.
As you know, we are in the process of raising funds for our MJS mural!!! Thanks to grants from the MEF and MMA and your generosity, the students and staff are working on themes and ideas for the mural. All students and parent volunteers will be involved in this entire process and we all look forward to painting in October 2019! Thanks to Jaime Conroy and Kris Kelly for spearheading this project.
Coming soon: Coming Up For AIR Presentation- Tricia Baker and her therapy dogs will be visiting our 8th graders for a mental health education program. Tricia will be meeting with the students in small groups and will be hosting a parent presentation as well. Be on the lookout for more information to come.
Of course, we can’t do any of this without your help and support! We are grateful to all of our volunteers and families for your time, energy and generosity
We have lots more to do, and we still need you!
PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES:
We are sorry to say that less than 50% of our families have paid dues. It’s never too late to send them in!!! Not sure if you’ve paid? No problem, reach out to Sue Han firstname.lastname@example.org to find out!
MJS MAKERS NIGHT:
Register now to save your spot for our first ever MJS Makers Night on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Register here:
TASTE OF MADISON:
Show your Madison and MJS Pride by purchasing your tickets to Taste of Madison on March 18, 2019. By purchasing your tickets through us, the PTO will receive $25 from each ticket. Your purchase will directly benefit MJS! Order here:
Have an Amazon account? Log into AmazonSmile.com and choose MJS, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our school.
STOP & SHOP A+:
If you have not already, please sign up for A+ rewards from Stop & Shop and help out MJS! For instructions on how to sign up, please go to:
NJ DEVILS (tickets still available):
Come out and root for the Devils vs. Arizona Coyotes on March 23rd and support MJS too!!! Discounted tickets - in great seats - can be purchased here:
2019-2020 PTO SLATE:
We are looking to fill open slots on our PTO. We have many different positions for you to consider. Feel free to reach out to Jen DeSimone.email@example.com or Kerry firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or interest.
On behalf of the PTO and MJS Administration, we thank you for all of your support!
Jen DeSimone and Kerry Mariani
Thank you for supporting the MJS PTO!!!