TJ's April Newsletter

Thomas Jefferson School-The Tie That Binds

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A Message From Dr. Sasso

TJ Community:

I cannot believe it is April already....and there is snow on the ground. This is a reminder that the Moving 15 Forward presentation for our school is on April 26th from 6 - 7:30 pm at TJ in the school cafeteria.

The presentations will provide an overview of the Moving 15 Forward plan with a particular focus on why this comprehensive plan provides all students enhanced and equitable educational opportunities and the chance to learn at near-neighborhood schools. The presentation will also include information specific to our school and any adjustments that may be made. There will be time for questions and answers during the meeting.

If you cannot make the TJ presentation time, you can attend one of the other presentations. Even though a portion of the presentation will be specific to the school where the meeting is held, most of the presentation will be the same from school to school.


Dr. Sasso

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Registration for the 2022-2-23 School Year

Parents: Online Registration is open for all families (new and existing). You can click on the Online Registration link which will take to the page so you register your child(ren) for the 2022-2023 school year.

To help us with planning for next year, it's very important that we know who our new families are as early as possible. If you know of any NEW families that live in your neighborhood, please feel free to share this information with them.

If anyone needs help, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

FREE Screening Information for Students Birth to 5

If you or someone you know has any questions or concerns regarding their child’s development, we have some important information for you.

A free Developmental Screening for children ages birth to 33 months is offered to families through School District 15’s Early Intervention Program.

Where: John G. Conyers Learning Academy

2800 W. Central Road

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

D15 Early Intervention Screenings - for children Birth-33 months

FIND Program - ECDEC English

FIND Program - ECDEC Spanish

ECDEC Preschool Screenings

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We Are Rolling into Spring and Enjoying Every Minute at TJ

Plastic Bag Collection

In April (Earth month) TJ and many other schools in the district are going to run a Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive.

Why are we having this drive? None of the local trash haulers allow plastic bags into the recycling bins because the plastic bags harm their equipment. For this reason, most plastic bags end up in the landfill.

Clean Up - Give Back's goal is to collect thousands of pounds of these bags during Earth Month and donate them to a company that makes outdoor furniture and equipment. This company will use some of the plastic bags to make a bench which we will present to the community in September 2022.

Please have your child bring plastic shopping bags to the school and drop them off near the front entrance at any time during the month of April.

School Yearbooks

Don't miss a memory from this fantastic school year. If you want to purchase a school yearbook, you can click on this link. Our school code is 21809

Strengthening Your Child's Mental Health: Conversations Parents Need to Have with their Children.

Tuesday, April 12th, 7-8pm

This is an online event.

Pre-Registration would be greatly appreciated, please fill out this form. If you have questions you want us to try and address, please put your questions on the registration form.

Join the workshop here: CCSD 15 Google Meet Link

For more information about this presentation click here

COVID Vaccination Information

Parents: If you choose to have your child vaccinated, you can submit a copy of the vaccination card to our school nurse. Please click on this link for more important information about vaccinations.

TJ is a Great Place for Students to Learn and Grow and Build Friendships

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TJ Students Are All Back in the Cafeteria Eating Lunch with Their Friends!!

Pictures From the PTA's Awesome Boosterthon Fun Run

Our PTA Fun Run was a HUGE Success

We had another successful Fun Run this year! All of the students brought their Jaguar Spirit and Boosterthon really created the energy to make sure everyone reached their lap goals. The TJ PTA is so excited to report that we far exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 which means that Dr. Sasso will be SLIMED!!!! Students and teachers will get in on the action at our first indoor assembly on Friday, April 22nd!

We are all so grateful for this community and our TJ Families! The PTA is looking forward to providing the school, teachers, and students with amazing resources and events throughout the year, and we really appreciate your support! Please attend the next ZOOM PTA Meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:15pm to be a part of the discussion and voting on the many ways we plan to use these funds!

A final shout out to our amazing sponsors that provided all of our students with some TJ Spirit-Wear.

The Dance Project

The Toothery

Core Orthopedics

and Signature Gymnastics Academy


The Center for Literacy at National Louis University is offering a Summer Reading Program to help students who are experiencing reading and/or writing difficulties.

  • Tutors are licensed teachers who are earning their graduate degree as a Reading Specialist.

  • Students receive one-to-one tutoring in reading and writing one hour per day, four mornings per week, for five weeks.

  • The program will run from June 27-July 28, and daily attendance (virtual or in person) is mandatory.

  • Services will be available in English and Spanish.

  • D15 students can register for a discounted rate of $100!

    • The Multilingual Department will cover this cost with grant funding for any EL student. Parents can fill out the application online (link in the flyer) and do not need to pay anything. Our Department will collaborate with NLU to provide payment on behalf of our EL families.

    • General education students experiencing reading/writing difficulties can also sign up for the discounted rate. Parents can sign up directly with NLU using the link on the attached flyers.

  • This program will fill quickly! Please help us fill the spots with D15 students who would benefit from this valuable opportunity.

Summer Reading Flyer

Upcoming Calendar Dates

April 12- Thomas Jefferson PTA Meeting at 7:15PM

April 13- CCSD15 Board of Education Meeting at 7pm

April 15- District Closed

April 26- Community Information Meeting at Thomas Jefferson 6-7:30

May 3- TJ/SRP Band Concert at Conyers Learning Academy 7:00pm

Please Click on the Links Below for Other Important Information

District's Health and COVID webpage

Get the most up to date information about the District's procedures and guidelines.