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School Information
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
Contact Us
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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Mark Your Calendars!

2017/2018
PTA Meeting 
Dates

*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 August 20, 2017

Tuesday, August 22 – PTA Meeting – Join us for our first PTA meeting of the year!  We will vote on our new budget, and hear what is going on in the district and at TJ.  Our 6th grade teachers will also be our special guests.  All parents are welcome to join us.  

Wednesday, August 23 – Picture Day - Get those smiles ready for picture day today.  Order forms were sent home from school on Friday.  Please contact your student's teacher or the school office with any questions. 

Wednesday, August 23 - Parent Orientation Night – 6pm-7:40pm - Parents are invited to learn about your students' new school year.  Also make sure to stop by the Multi-Purpose Room to sign up for your parent/teacher conference in November (this will be your only place to sign up for conferences), learn more about the PTA and see samples of this year's all new spirit wear.

  • 6:00-6:30 - Kindergarten, 1st grade, Bilingual 1st/2nd, Special area teachers (Music, PE and Art), Reading Specialists, LD and Bilingual Resource
  • 6:35-7:05 - 4th, 5th and 6th Grades 
  • 7:10-7:40 - 2nd and 3rd Grades

Friday, August 25 – Back to School Picnic – 3:30pm-5:30pm - Bring your family and a water bottle for an afternoon of fun!  We'll have Hot Dogs, Chips, & Snow Cones!
  • Enjoy a BOUNCE HOUSE, GAMES, MUSIC, check out a FIRE TRUCK and meet some of our fantastic local POLICEMEN. 
  • All of these fun activities will not happen without help!  Please consider volunteering for a shift by signing up at - SignUp Genius.  This is a fun, free, family event that is only possible with volunteers like you! 
  • Questions???? Contact Yvonne Matsunaga (rossome2@hotmail.com) or Heather Helmers (heatherhelmers@gmail.com)

Looking Ahead

Friday, September 1st - PTA Memebership Due -  Join online (click here) by today and be entered into a drawing for a free Spiritwear Item of your choice!  

Friday, September 1st - Spirit Wear Paper Order Forms Due 

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

Opportunities to Get Involved!

     Room Reps Needed!  We are still in need of Room Reps for the following classrooms.  Do you have a child in one of these classrooms and would be willing to help?  Please contact Barb Honeyman (custombodytherapybybarb@gmail.com).  














      We are also looking for committee chairs for the following committees for the 2017-2018 school year!  Click here for a brief description of these committees.  Please contact our co-presidents Amy Etnyre (aetnyre@gmail.com) or Yvonne Matsunaga (Rossome2@hotmail.com) with any questions. 














A new way to support the TJ PTA

The TJ PTA now has an Amazon Smile account.  
Shop Amazon just like you always have but instead go to https:\\smile.amazon.com 
and a portion of your purchases will be donated back to the PTA.  










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Upcoming Events

August 22: PTA Meeting @ 7pm

August 23: Parent Orientation @ 6pm

August 25: Back to School Picnic 3:30pm-5:30pm