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Thomas Jefferson Elementary
     3805 Winston Drive
 Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

  Absence: 847-963-5401
 Office: 847-963-5400
 Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
 Principal: Larry Sasso
 Asst. Principal: Jennifer Riehman
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It's your home for all of the events and activities for both TJ's School and PTA.
Check it out and let us know if you have any suggestions - we'd love to hear from you at TJjaguarsPTA@gmail.com.
T.J.'s Mission:
Our population of approximately 580 encompasses students of many diverse backgrounds and cultures in kindergarten through sixth grade. We strive to provide the kind of individual attention that encourages students both academically and socially and makes our large school seem like a smaller, more personal one. Thomas Jefferson's mission is to empower our students to be self-motivated, world-class learners who demonstrate respect, responsibility, and commitment to academic excellence. Our motto is One Terrific Journey, and staff, parents, and community supporters are all dedicated to making each child's journey at Thomas Jefferson truly terrific!

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Mark Your Calendars!

PTA Meeting 

*All meetings start at 7:15pm in the Multipurpose Room
on these following Tuesdays.

August 23
September 13
October 11
November 15
January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9

All parents are welcome, so we hope you will 
join us!

2016-2017 School Hours

Monday - Thursday
Gr 1-6: 7:50am-2:30pm
AM Kdg: 7:50am-10:25am
PM Kdg: 11:55am-2:30pm
Lunch: 11:25am-12:25pm

Gr 1-6: 7:50am-1:40pm
AM Kdg: 7:50am-10:00am
PM Kdg: 11:30am-1:40pm
Lunch: 11:25am-12:25pm
TJ eMinder for the Week of December 4, 2016

This week:

Monday, December 5 – Lou Malnati’s Restaurant Night – 4pm-10pm – Palatine Location (287 N. Northwest Hwy).  Order Lou’s for dinner tonight and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to the TJ PTA. Did you know this Lou’s delivers to our area? Or you can do carry out! In order for TJ to get credit for your purchase, you must mention the fundraiser when ordering and also present the flyer (look for it in backpack mail or it can be printed from the website here) when receiving your order. Question? Contact Jessica Weir (jessicadweir@gmail.com)

Wednesday, December 7 – Family Reading Night, 6:30-8:00 in MPR

Friday, December 9 – TJ Cares MANNA Orders Due – TJ Cares is the school’s holiday program to help Thomas Jefferson families in need. They ask for Jewel, Walmart, K-Mart, or Meijer gift cards to be donated to help makes these family’s holidays special. Save time and order your gift cards through MANNA! Your donation will then have double benefits to support both TJ families and the TJ PTA. Look for order forms in backpacks! Contact Amy Etnyre (aetnyre@gmail.com) or Julie Wheeler (julz418@hotmail.com) with any questions.

Friday, December 9 – Kid’s Night Out Movie Night, 6-8 pm. Drop your TJ Students off to watch “Secret Life of Pets” with their friends and enjoy some time off! Kids can bring blankets to sit on! Popcorn and water will be provided. Don’t forget to send in permissions slips and $5/student (walk-ins are welcome too!) Questions? Please contact Izabela Meler (izabela.meler@gmail.com)

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 – Five Below Fundraiser to benefit the Teacher’s Kitchen Makeover – Five Below is a great place to stock up on stocking stuffers and other holiday gifts! Everything is priced at $5 or less! If you shop at the stores at 663 E. Dundee in Palatine or at 1468 E. Golf in Schaumburg on Friday or Saturday, 10% of your purchase will be donated back to the TJ PTA. All funds from this fundraiser will be put towards a long overdue makeover of the teacher’s lounge kitchen! Don't forget to bring your flyer with you when you shop (print a copy here)! Contact Lyndsey Kindorf with any questions (lyndseykindorf@gmail.com).

Looking Ahead:

Monday, December 12 – Intermediate Band Concert, 7-8pm at TJ.

Wednesday, December 14 – TJ Spelling Bee for 4th-6th Grade Finalists, 1:15-2:15 in MPR

Friday, December 16 – Last chance before the Holidays MANNA orders due

Thursday, December 22 – TJ PTA Holiday Jingle and Mingle at First Place Sports Bar – 7:30pm-9:30pm

 (More details on these events and more are available on our calendar)

Our Weekly High 5 – You did it, we appreciate it!

This week we want to give High 5's to our Restaurant Night Chair, Jessica Weir. We’ve enjoyed some delicious meals at Pie Five and Fuddruckers this Fall and tomorrow she has organized another great night at Lou Malnati’s in Palatine. Thank you Jess, for setting these up and thank you parents for your support at these events!  

Opportunities for Involvement:

​We have a few committees still in need of a chair.  Interested in learning more?  Please contact Sarah Winter (sarahwintertj@comcast.net) or Amy Etnyre (aetnyre@gmail.com) with any questions.  

  • Art Liaison
  • Great Co-Chair
  • Recognition
  • Volunteers Co-Chair
  • Welcoming Committee Co-Chair

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Sarah & Amy
​PTA Co-Presidents
Upcoming Events

December 5:  Restaurant Night  at Lou Malnati's

December 7:  Family Reading Night

December 9:  
  -  TJ Cares MANNA orders due
  -  Movie Night
  -  Five Below Fundraiser

December 10:  Five Below Fundraiser

December 12:  Intermediate Band concert

December 14:  Spelling Bee (Finalists)

December 16:  MANNA orders due

December 22:  TJ PTA Holiday event