Welcome to the TJS PTOPresident's Message - 9/11/17
Welcome back to TJS! Or, for those new faces, welcome to TJS!!
The PTO has been hard at work getting things ready for the start of the school year.
Thank you to Sarah Dunn for the beautiful floral arrangements and balloons at the school entrances! They sure made the first day of school a lot brighter on such a gloomy weather day.
The staff truly appreciated the beautiful back to school breakfast set up by Jamie Nicotra and Lisa Baude. Thank you, ladies!
Thanks to the graphic design of Patricia Alvarez, in partnership with Melinda Faigenbaum, we will be creating a visual calendar of upcoming events for the classroom. You can find it on the directly below this letter, if you’d like a copy for home as well. We hope this will serve as a reminder of the fun and exciting programs coming up for the kids.
As always, the PTO has some great programming this year—some new as well as returning favorites such as Cultural Arts, Educational Enrichment, the Adult Social (expect something new this year!), and the Jamboree. Thanks to the input from the parent survey so many of you completed, we have a great path for this school year.
Book Fair will take place during conferences, as usual, but note the change of date this year, to the week of Thanksgiving. We will still have our fabulous Saturday reading event which will be held on November 18.
Look out for a Learning Garden coming to TJS, spearheaded by Maureen Phillips and her amazing Green Committee.
Mr. Watson will be working with students creating a PTO sponsored rock path where students can celebrate diversity and inclusion.
And, we will be co-sponsoring a grant for a new mural, painted by our kids at TJS! Look for more info on that coming this Winter/Spring.
Also, look for more parent presentations, an additional Family Fun Night movie night this winter, a Book Swap/ DEAR mashup coming this spring, and more!
Back to School Night is September 19 at 7 pm, which will also serve as our first General PTO meeting. We will approve this year’s budget and be there with sign ups for Mini Mudder (October 27), Logo Wear sales and you can even pay your PTO dues! Info on other PTO events and programs can be found on the PTO webpage. PTO Dues Webpage
School Pictures will take place on September 28, with sibling photos happening from 3:30 - 5 pm that day as well. Sign-up for sibling photos will be coming next week.
The Annual Mum Fundraiser is back! Thanks Alison Aromando and Maria Beacom for taking on this awesome fall fundraiser again this year. Click here for more info: TJS PTO Website
Box Tops are back!! Please click here for more info on our Box Tops for Education program. Did you know that September 24-30 is National Box Top Week?? The submission deadline for Fall is November 1 so get those Box Tops in! There will be another submission in the Spring, so you can send in box tops all year long.
If you’d like to volunteer for lunch and recess duty, you can sign up here: SignUpGenius
If you would like to be a PTO liaison for the Board of Ed meetings, please contact me.
As always, we welcome any and all volunteers and suggestions. If you have an idea, or some initiative you would like to undertake, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Here’s to a terrific school year!
TJS PTO President