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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 List

Executive Board
CO-PRESIDENTS
Sarah Winter: sarahwinterTJ@comcast.net
Amy Etnyre: aetnyre@gmail.com

1st VICE PRESIDENTS - Communications
LaurenSchubert: Lauren@BlackDiamondToday.com
Sue Grochowski: sabai2@gmail.com 

2nd VICE PRESIDENT - Programs
Emily House: estamos@uwalumni.com
Jen Wessberg: msjen78@aol.com

3rd VICE PRESIDENT - Legislation
Kelly Gallagher: cubbiekelly@yahoo.com

4th VICE PRESIDENTS - Ways and Means
Stacy Hemmer:  stacyhemmer@gmail.com
Sylvia Poniecki: sponiecki@gmail.com

SECRETARY
Kristi Daeda: kristi.daeda@gmail.com

TREASURER
Sebastian Poinecki: sebas3950@gmail.com
Committees
Committee Forms
Committee Chair Resources
Committee Chair Corner​
TJ is a Proud Member of the 
Parent Teacher Association®
Chair(s)
OPEN
OPEN
Yvonne Matsunaga
​Karen Corey
​OPEN
OPEN
Lauren Schubert
Tracy Seaver
Barb Honeyman
OPEN
Karen Corey
Patricia Bell
Rachael Novalinski
Katy Allen
​Heather Helmers
OPEN
Patricia Bell
OPEN
OPEN
Julie Wheeler
Amy Etnyre
Lisa Lucht
Jessica Weir
Janel Murray
Scott Lesht
OPEN 
OPEN
Adam Deegan
Reiko Markham
Kelly Gallagher
Jessica Weir
Barb Honeyman
Mary Mottonen
​Kim Niewiedzial
OPEN
Sarah Winter
Dina Ambrosia
Rachael Novalinski
Lyndsey Kindorf
OPEN
Lori Stella
OPEN
Lori Stella
OPEN
Sylvia Poniecki
Sebastian Poniecki

Committee
Adventures in Reading
Art Liaison
Back to School Picnic

Book Fair

Box Tops
Carl Sandburg Liaison

Creative Writing
Directory
Environmental Ed.
Facebook
Family Hospitality

​Fun Fair
GREAT

Halloween Party
Manna

Membership
Newsletter/Hi5
PCEE Representatives

Publishing House
Recognition
Reflections
Resource Center
Restaurant Nights

Room Representatives
School Supply Kits
Sixth Grade Events
Spanish Liaison
SPARK

Spirit Wear
Teacher Appreciation 

Volunteers

Welcoming Committee

Yearbook

Email Address


rossome2@hotmail.com
karencorey71@hotmail.com


lauren@blackdiamondtoday.com
tseaver28@gmail.com
custombodytherapybybarb@gmail.com

karencorey71@hotmail.com
​pabell1102@gmail.com
​rs72480@aol.com
​katy.allen@yahoo.com
​heatherhelmers@gmail.com

pabell1102@gmail.com


julz418@hotmail.com
aetnyre@gmail.com
lisalucht@gmail.com
jessicadweir@gmail.com
janelmurray@yahoo.com
​scottlesht@gmail.com


​adeegan23@hotmail.com
reikomarkham@gmail.com
cubiekelly@yahoo.com
jessicadweir@gmail.com
custombodytherapybybarb@gmail.com
mary@mottonen.org
​kimandsteven@comcast.net

sarahwintertj@comcast.net
dinaambrosia@att.net
​rs72480@aol.com
​lyndseykindorf@gmail.com

​stellaloria2000@gmail.com

stellaloria2000@gmail.com

sponiecki@gmail.com
​sebas3950@gmail.com
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What Exactly Does the PTA Do?
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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What does National PTA & Illinois PTA provide for TJ & its Families?
They are an invaluable resource to our TJ families providing Parent Eduction, Advocacy, Legislation, Programs and much more.  Click on the icons above to view their websites directly.
National PTA Link
See how National PTA advocates for your child and family. They speak up for family engagement language in education; safe, healthy, and technologically advanced schools; and equal opportunity for all children, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Read the Federal Policy Agenda and learn more about the Family Engagement in Education Act.

The Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed by National PTA in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 45 states have adopted. Created by teachers, parents, education experts and other from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career. Click to see the Parent Guides to Student Success.

Connect for Respect is a National PTA initiative to encourage PTAs across the country to lead conversations in their school communities about bullying, how it is affecting their communities, and to develop solutions that they can implement collaboratively together.  Click to see Bullying:  Connect for Respect.
Check out the monthly Illinois PTA Bulletin for timely articles for topics ranging from Family Engagement & Parent Education to Membership Activities and more.  Click to view the March Illinois PTA Bulletin.

Illinois teachers are bringing the new Common Core State Standards into their classrooms. In Illinois, academic standards have not been updated since 1997, so Common Core is long overdue. Common Core is a baseline of shared goals and expectations outlining what each student should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level.  Click to view the Illinoi
Illinois PTA Common Core Resources and to view Common Core Information sponsored by the State of Illinois click www.CommonCoreIL.org.

Illinois PTA provides many Parent Education & Engagement Resources. Visit the IIllinois PTA Parent Engagement Page for ideas ranging from Ten Ways for Parents to Help TeachersTips for Communicating with Teachers Effectively and much, much more!

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The Northwest Suburban Council PTA/PTSA is an organization representing the PTA units of Community Consolidated School District 15, representing the Illinois communities of Palatine, Inverness, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights.  They provide our local PTA Training Courses for Committee Chairs, provide Parent Education Resources such as SPARK - Special Education Parents Accessing Resources & Knowledge, host the local Reflections Showcase, and lead the local Presidents' & General Membership Meetings. Click to view the Northwest Cook Region Dialogue for the latest information from the Council.
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