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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

Here are the upcoming activities and things to know for the week of September 25, 2016

This week

Sunday, September 25 – Pie Five Restaurant Night – Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! Tell the person behind you at the grocery store! We are so grateful to Pie Five in Schaumburg (1428 N Meacham Rd) for partnering with us for a very exciting Restaurant Night event. A percentage of ALL proceeds from 3pm to 10pm close and 100% of tips contributed to the tip jar will be donated to the TJ PTA. You don’t even need the flyer! Enjoy dinner, hang out with friends and support the TJ PTA! Questions? Contact Jessica Weir  (jessicadweir@gmail.com).

Monday, September 26 – BoxTop$ Collection is back! Between today and Friday, October 21, send in those BoxTop$ you’ve been collecting with your child! Weekly, the class with most BoxTop$ per student will win a new game for their classroom. We appreciate you trimming and not sending expired tops. Please contact Lauren Schubert (Lauren@blackdiamondtoday.com) with any questions.  

Thursday, September 29 – PBIS Celebration – If the majority of students "stay on green" for the month of September, there will be a PBIS celebration for the whole school today! Students will have the opportunity to redeem TJ tickets for the following items: Chew Gum (BYOG) - 5 tickets, Eat in the Courtyard - 10 tickets, Sidewalk Chalk & Bubbles - 10 tickets, Soccer in the Softball Field - 15 tickets. In addition, there will be an all school celebration in the form of an extra recess (where primary and intermediate switch sides). Please contact the school office with any questions.  

Friday, September 30 – Directory Cover Art Contest Entries Due - Each year the directory covers are adorned with student artwork. Entries for the contest are due by 9/30. See the flyer for entry requirements. Please contact Karen Corey, karencorey71@hotmail.com, with questions.

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

Looking Ahead:

Friday, October 7 – Picture Day – Get those outfits ready! And practice those smiles! Watch for order forms to come home from school soon.  

Fall Fundraiser Continues through Wednesday October 12 - Your child’s fundraiser packet came home on Friday. A portion of these sales benefit the PTA and will directly benefit your child! PTA Funds help pay for classroom magazines, field trips, the back to school picnic, writing programs like creative writing and publishing house, and so much more. After your child sells their first item, make sure to send back the circle on the inner cover of the prize flyer so that he/she will get their Secret Life of Pets keychain!  

Not up for sales? Remember the TJ PTA is a tax exempt 501c3, so you can make fully tax deductible direct donation at any time! Just make your checks payable to the TJ PTA and send to school. `

Please contact Stacy Hemmer (Stacyhemmer@gmail.com) or Sylvia Poniecki (sponiecki@gmail.com) with any questions.  

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

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

A big HighFive to Rachael Novalinski for putting together our awesome TJ Spiritwear! It was so great to see all of the students in their cool new TJ shirts! Every Friday is Spirit Day, so don't forget to show your Jaguar pride!

Opportunities for Involvement:

We have a few committees still in need of a chair. Interested in learning more? Please contact Amy Etnyre (aetnyre@gmail.com) or Sarah Winter(sarahwintertj@comcast.net) with any questions.  
  • Adventures in Reading
  • Art Liaison
  • Creative Writing
  • Fun Fair
  • Great Co-Chair
  • Publishing House
  • Recognition
  • Volunteers Co-Chair
  • Welcoming Committee Co-Chair
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Sarah & Amy
​PTA Co-Presidents
Upcoming Events

September 25 - Restaurant Night

September 26 - Box Top

September 29 - PBIS Celebration

September 30 - Directory Art Contest Entries Due

October 7 - Picture Day

October 12 - Fall Fundraiser ends