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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
Kerri Ash - wkba1996@earthlink.net 
Melissa Werner - smwerner00@aol.com

1st VICE PRESIDENTS - Communications
Jennifer Demski - jpdemski@gmail.com
Amy Etnyre - aetnyre@gmail.com 

2nd VICE PRESIDENTS - Programs
Jen Knutsen - mnjknutsen@comcast.net
Belinda Wagner - beliwagner@hotmail.com

3rd VICE PRESIDENT - Legislation
Sarah Winter - sarahcwinter@comcast.net

4th VICE PRESIDENT - Ways and Means
Ellen Josten - emhjosten@comcast.net
Joan Sloan - sloanj0412@aol.com

SECRETARY
Tracy Seaver - tseaver28@gmail.com

TREASURER
Julie Wheeler - julz418@hotmail.com
Committees
Committee Forms
Committee Chair Resources
Committee Chair Corner​
TJ is a Proud Member of the 
Parent Teacher Association®
Chair(s)
Maureen Cochran
Susie Dobberstien
Jennifer Christensen
Janel Murray
Katy Allen
Rhonda Krupp
Susan Girard
Laura Walters
Sarah Winter
Karen Corey
Anne Dyer
Dina Aigner
Patricia Bell
Roxann Severance
Lori Stella
Kristin Wiehe
Amy Etnyre
Lisa Bobby
Jodi Spiekermann
Liz Lambie
Jennifer Rowe
Rachael Novalinski
Arti Verma
Jerry Lyubelski
Patricia Bell
Sherry Myers
Sarah Winter
Elenna Frankini
Janeen Brazier
Jen Knutsen
Tracy Werling
Melissa Werner
Lay Choy
Ann McConnell
Sarah Winter
Lori Stella
Camille Burner
Michelle Miller
Rachel Byron
Michelle Ewanio
Sherry Myers
Krissy Klaczek
Karen Corey
Violeta Payne 
Laura McGinn
Dina Ambrosia
Vicky Alfirevic 
Amy Etnyre
Julie Wheeler
Kerri Ash
Jennifer Demski
Lori Stella
Cara Jester
Sue Grochowski
Committee
Adventures in Reading
Art Liaison
Book Fair

Box Tops

Carl Sandburg Liaison

Creative Writing
Cultural Arts
Directory

eMinder/Calendar
Environmental Ed.
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Facebook
Family Events

Family Hospitality

Fun Fair


GREAT

Health & Safety
Kindergym 
Manna

Market Day

​Membership
Newsletter/Hi5
Publishing House
Recognition
Reflections
Resource Center
Restaurant Nights
Room Representatives
School Supply Kits
Sixth Grade Events

Spanish Liaison
SPARK

Spirit Wear
Teacher Appreciation 

Volunteers
Website
Welcoming Committee
Yearbook


Email Address
molocochran@comcast.net
susanoh100@yahoo.com
jx4christensen@gmail.com
janelmurray@yahoo.com
katy.allen@yahoo.com
RaymondKrupp@aol.com
susangirard@yahoo.com
lakenemhey@comcast.net
sarahcwinter@comcast.net
karencorey71@hotmail.com
annedyer21@gmail.com
dmaigner@att.net
pabell1102@gmail.com
reidseve@comcast.net
stellaloria2000@gmail.com
thewiehefamily@gmail.com
aetnyre@gmail.com 
lrbobby@yahoo.com
spieks13@comcast.net
lambie_liz@yahoo.com
2011JenAndNick@gmail.com
rs72480@aol.com
verma.arti@gmail.com
​lyubelsky@gmail.com
pabell1102@gmail.com
sherryanddavidmyers@comcast.net
sarahcwinter@comcast.net
ebfrankini@gmail.com
​jbrazier06@gmail.com
mnjknutsen@comcast.net
tdwerlingx2@aol.com
smwerner00@aol.com
choydiep@yahoo.com
ann.mcconnell@comcast.net
sarahcwinter@comcast.net
stellaloria2000@gmail.com
camilleburner@comcast.net
millermichelle74@juno.com
recarpenter99@aol.com
cmmle@att.net
sherryanddavidmyers@comcast.net
teach_106@hotmail.com
karencorey71@hotmail.com
violeta@paynelawchicago.com
laura@themcginnfamily.com
dinaambrosia@att.net
valfirevic@comcast.net
aetnyre@gmail.com 
julz418@hotmail.com
Kerri Ash
jpdemski@gmail.com
stellaloria2000@gmail.com
caraslp@msn.com
sabai2@gmail.com
Communications Planner
Use this form if you have an announcement for the eMinder & Facebook, need approval for a flyer, or need a translation. Check out the Planner Guide for more information and email Jennifer Demski at tjpta@live.com with any questions.
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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.
View National PTA Mission & Values

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 icon above to be directed to their website and contact our TJ PTA Co-Presidents Kerri Ash (wkba1996@earthlink.net) or Melissa Werner (smwerner00@aol.com) for more information on training topics and schedules.  Click to view the Northwest Cook Region Dialogue for the latest information from the Council.
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