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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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T.J.'s Mission:
Our population of approximately 450 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!

2016/2017
PTA Meeting 
Dates

*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

 Friday 
 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 February 26, 2017

This week

Monday, February 27th – Friday, March 3rd – Extreme Makeover Lounge Addition 2017 - It's Makeover Time! Do you have any time to spare this week? Please consider signing up for any time you have to offer! We need help cleaning, painting, organizing and more. We are also still accepting donation to help pay for this big project. Any time or financial support you can offer will go directly towards showing all out TJ Teachers and Staff just how much we appreciate them! Sign up here or email Lyndsey Kindorf with any questions (lyndseykindorf@gmail.com).  

Monday, February 27th, 7pm at Sundling Jr High - SPARK Meeting - Effective Behavior Management at Home - Does your child come home from school or other activities and act out now that they’re back in their safe space, sometimes disrupting family dynamics? Alice Belgrade, of Belgrade Behavior Consulting, will be sharing research-based interventions with proven results to help children and families create happier, healthier relationships. Please contact Sarah Winter (sarahwintertj@comcast.net) with any questions.  

Tuesday, February 28th - TJ Ticket Takeover - As part of TJ's monthly PBIS celebration, students will be able to cash in TJ Tickets today. The menu items available will be:  TJ School Store - 25 tickets, Manicures - 15 tickets, Charlie Brown Valentine Movie - 10 tickets, or Wear a Hat/Hoodie - 5 Tickets.  

Thursday, March 2nd, 7pm - 4th Grade Music Program

Friday, March 3rd - 3rd/4th Grade Adventures in Reading - Calling all 3rd and 4th grade readers and parents. Join us for book club during the lunch hour and enjoy playing games, crafts and talking about books with your friends. It starts Friday, March 3rd and runs for four weeks total. WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! Parents please consider helping for 1 week or all 4. We only need you for 1 hour once a week and you will be provided with everything you'll need to do with a group of kids. Interested in helping or have question? Contact Jen Wessberg (msjen78@aol.com)

Looking Ahead

Monday, March 6th-17th - PARCC Testing for 3rd-6th Grades

Friday, March 10th 5:30pm-8pm - ALL NEW Fun Fair - Our fun fair chairs are hard at work putting the finishing touches on our all new fun fair. All profits are going to directly benefit our classrooms in the way of additional funds for our teachers. Be on the look out for flyers with info about pre-ordering tickets, meals, raffles and more. The only way this huge event happens with with help from lots of volunteers. Please be on the lookout for more information on signing up for a shift to help make this new fun fair a huge success. Questions? Contact Lisa Lucht (LisaLucht@gmail.com) or Jessica Weir (jessicadweir@gmail.com).  

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

This week we want to give a big High 5 to our room reps and party volunteers. Thank you room reps for volunteering this year and for planning super fun parties for Halloween and Valentine's Day. We know the kids have so much fun with these events and they wouldn't be possible without your hard work! Also thank you to all those parents who have volunteered to make these parties so much fun!  

Opportunities for Involvement

     Extreme Makeover Lounge Addition – Please consider signing up to donate supplies, your time or money to support our remodel of the teachers’ lounge. Check out the signup for more information


     Adventures in Reading (AIR) – Volunteers are needed on Fridays (3/3-3/24) for our 3rd and 4th grade program from 11:15am-12:25 am. Contact Jen Wessberg (msjen78@aol.com) if you are interested in helping.


     Green Team – We are looking for 1-2 parent volunteers to help with Green Team meetings from 11:25-12:25 every 2nd Wednesday of the month, as well as a volunteer to help with Green Wednesdays the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We’re also looking for donations of gently used toys to be raffled off to students during Green Wednesday lunches. Contact Patricia Bell (pabell1102@gmail.com) for more information.

     Teacher of the Year Contest - TJ's School Picture and Yearbook Company, Inter-State Studio, is running a contest called "Teacher of the Year". Winning teachers will win $200 or $300 classroom grants. There are entry divisions for both students or parents (peers) to nominate. If you or your child is interested in nominating a teacher, see Inter-State's nomination site for more information by clicking here.  

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Sarah & Amy
​PTA Co-Presidents
sarahwintertj@comcast.net
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Upcoming Events

February 27:  SPARK meeting

February 28:  TJ Ticket Takeovr

March 2:  4th Grade Music Program

March 3:  3rd/4th Grade Adventures In Reading

March 6:  PARCC Testing starts (3rd - 6th Grade)

March 10:  TJ Fun Fair