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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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Thanks for Visiting the TJ PTA Website!
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 460 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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PTA Meeting 

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

August 22
September 12
October 17
November 14
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8

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

2017-2018 School Hours

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

 Friday Early Release
1st-6th Grades: 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 October 8, 2017

      This week

Monday, October 9th & Tuesday, October 10th - No School - Columbus Day &Teacher Plan Day

Wednesday, October 11th - BoxTop$ Collection Begins! - Beginning today TJ is kicking off a Fall Box Top$ Collection. Every class will be competing for the glory of the BOX TOP TROPHY. Send in your unexpired Box Top$ with your students to get those points counted before the October 27th deadline. Check out the flyer for more information http://www.tjpta.org/BoxTop_Bugle_Fall_2017.pdf or email our chairs for more information - Lisa Lucht (lisalucht@gmail.com) or Jessica Weir (jessicadweir@gmail.com)

Thursday, October 12th - D15 Special Olympics Basketball Team Registration Forms Due - Do you have a student interested in being a part of the district's Special Olympics Basketball Team? Check out this flyer (http://www.tjpta.org/eMinder/D15_Special_Olympics_Basketball_Team.pdf) from the district for more information.

Thursday, October 12th 6pm-7:30pm - TJ Volunteer Night at the Community Closet - Five volunteers are needed for TJ's night to staff the District 15 Community Coat Closet. One change this year is that parents and students are welcome to volunteer. The volunteers will be sorting any clothing that has been donated and helping to organize the room. If you are interested in helping - please sign up here - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544a8a629a5fb6-tjvolunteer Questions? Contact Amy Etnyre (aetnyre@gmail.com) or Yvonne Matsunaga (Rossome2@hotmail.com)

Friday, October 13th TJ Spirit Day - Since our new spirit wear has arrived, it is time to bring back TJ Spirit Days! Each Friday for the rest of the year wear a TJ Shirt or Red/Black to show your school spirit! Let's color TJ Red and Black!  

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

      Looking Ahead

Tuesday, October 17th - 7:15pm - PTA Meeting

Tuesday, October 24th
  - Creative Writing Encounter Entries Due - Check out the flyer for details

Tuesday, October 24th - 4pm - 8pm - Culver's Restaurant Night

Thursday, October 26th - 6:30pm - 8pm - TJ Title 1 Family Reading Night

Friday, October 27th - 4pm - 6pm - Halloween Trunk or Treat - Check out the flyer for details

Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween Parade and Classroom Parties

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

 A huge thank you to our Family Hospitality Chairs, Katy Allen and Heather Helmers for planning Munchies with Mom. We hope all the moms and special ladies who attended enjoyed a tasty treat and had fun spending a little time with your kids at school. Also thank you to all the volunteers who helped make each day happen - we couldn't have done it without you!!!

​       Opportunities to Get Involved!  

Fun Fair Games Painting Help Needed - Do you like to paint? Looking for a new craft project? Our fun fair committee has been hard at work building new games, and now we need help making them colorful and fun. Would you be willing to help? Please email Lisa Lucht (lisalucht@gmail.com).  

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Upcoming Events

October 4: Munchies with Mom (A-L)

October 5: Munchies with Mom (M-Z)

October 5: Picture Retakes

October 5: Family Fitness Night

October 9 & 10: No School

October 27: Trunk or Treat