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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
Karen Corey - karencorey71@hotmail.com
Sarah Winter - sarahwinterTJ@comcast.net

1st VICE PRESIDENTS - Communications
Jennifer Knutsen -mnjknutsen@comcast.net
Sue Grochowski - sabai2@gmail.com 

2nd VICE PRESIDENT - Programs
Rachael Novalinski - rs72480@aol.com
Emily House - estamos@uwalumni.com

3rd VICE PRESIDENT - Legislation
Ellen Josten - emhjosten@comcast.net

4th VICE PRESIDENTS - Ways and Means
Lisa Bobby - lrbobby@yahoo.com
Jodi Spiekermann - spieks13@comcast.net

SECRETARY
Lauren Schubertlauren@blackdiamondtoday.com

TREASURER
Amy Etnyre - aetnyre@gmail.com
Committees
Committee Forms
Committee Chair Resources
Committee Chair Corner​
TJ is a Proud Member of the 
Parent Teacher Association®
Chair(s)
Jen Wessberg
Susie Dobberstein
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Lauren Schubert
Open
Tracy Seaver
Kristi Daede
Open
Amy Etnyre
Open
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Lauren Schubert
Open
Yvonne Matsunaga
​Jane Swider
​Melissa Peterson
Open
Patricia Bell
Open
Julie Wheeler
Amy Etnyre
Julie Wheeler
Cassidy Harrison
Melissa Werner
Amy Etnyre
Janel Murray
Open
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Kerri Ash
Open
Reiko Marham
Anne Dyer
Jen Wessberg
Mary Mottonen
​Jen Knutsen
Open 
Sarah Winter
Dina Ambrosia
Barb Honeyman
Open
Lori Stella
Lori Stella
Sylvia Poniecki
Sebastian Poniecki

Committee
Adventures in Reading
Art Liaison
Book Fair

Box Tops

Carl Sandburg Liaison
Creative Writing

Directory
Environmental Ed.

Facebook
Family Events
Family Hospitality

Family Outreach
Fun Fair
GREAT

Kindergym
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
msjen78@aol.com
susanoh100@yahoo.com


lauren@blackdiamondtoday.com

tseaver28@gmail.com
​kristi.daede@gmail.com

aetnyre@gmail.com


Lauren@BlackDiamondToday.com

rossome2@hotmail.com
​janie5@comcast.net
lyssa7@gmail.com

pabell1102@gmail.com

julz418@hotmail.com
aetnyre@gmail.com
​julz418@hotmail.com
casselange@yahoo.com
​smwerner00@aol.com
aetnyre@gmail.com
janelmurray@yahoo.com




​wbka1996@earthlink.net

reikomarkham@gmail.com
annedyer21@gmail.com
msjen78@aol.com
mary@mottonen.org
​mnjknutsen@comcast.net 

sarahwintertj@comcast.net
dinaambrosia@att.net
custombodytherapybybarb@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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