The Tiger Times
The Thomas Jefferson Elementary Parent Newsletter
March 19, 2020
TJ was thrilled to host a performance by the Mary Ellen Henderson band and choral programs.
TJ staff members worked hard to prepare a professional development session for the March 13 PD day.
It was an early morning and long day for our 5th graders, who went on a day long field trip to Williamsburg last week.
Chalk Dust: Notes From The Principal's Desk
I want to share with you that a common theme of the feedback I have heard from my staff is that seeing your children during our videoconferences has been a genuine bright spot for us. At the end of the day, beyond academic issues like curriculum, instruction, differentiation, and all those phrases of education jargon, is the shared relationship and love between teachers and kids.
While this moment in time does not require any philosophical ramblings, I think it is worth noting thinking about the issues schools have faced in the last week. We have taken steps to continue the education of kids. We have taken steps to return medication to families who keep medicine at our schools. We have taken steps to ensure that at-risk families have food. We have taken steps to ensure that families without access to the internet have wireless "mini's" that give them access to wireless networks. We have taken steps to have counselors available to our kids through videoconferences. And on and on.
It's a reminder of just how integral schools are and how many needs beyond academics they are called on to meet. That is a reality that in itself is worth acknowledging and respecting. We have been deeply gratified and touched by the affirmations, thanks, and compliments of the TJ family. Thank you very much for that.
We will absolutely get through this together. Let's continue to take care of one another and do as science advises us to do. When all this is over, we will celebrate and give thanks together.
Take good care, All. We will continue to be in touch.
FCCPS Information About Coronavirus Responses
Online Assignments For TJ Students
3rd grade: shorturl.at/ouFGN
4th grade: shorturl.at/suwKQ
5th grade: shorturl.at/htwxy
General Overview For Families: shorturl.at/djzW0
Yearbook Order Deadline Approaching
At the current time, the deadline for yearbook orders is April 17, 2020. Families can continue to purchase yearbooks at ybpay.lifetouch.com and using ID Code 11380120. If you choose to order online, please use your child's name as it appears on their school records. The yearbook price is $25.00.
Should you have any questions about the yearbook, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Brooke Davis, TJ's librarian and yearbook sponsor, at email@example.com.
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