TJ's April Newsletter
Thomas Jefferson School-The Tie That Binds
A Message From Dr. Sasso
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.
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.
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.
Counting the School Days
1st grade students dressed up as Dalmatians to celebrate 101 days in school
And Then There are Our 5th Graders
Who have been at TJ for 1000 days!
Ms. Bartello's Class is All Smiles
It's a Jaguar Thing!
Strengthening Your Child's Mental Health: Conversations Parents Need to Have with their Children.
Tuesday, April 12th, 7-8pm
This is an online event.
COVID Vaccination Information
TJ is a Great Place for Students to Learn and Grow and Build Friendships
TJ Students Are All Back in the Cafeteria Eating Lunch with Their Friends!!
Students have fun making Leprechaun Faces
2nd Grade Science
2nd graders were challenged to use their teamwork skills and knowledge about solid properties to build the tallest, sturdiest tower
5th graders participate in music class and they get a chance playing a percussion instrument.
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
and Signature Gymnastics Academy
SUMMER READING OPPORTUNITY!
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.
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
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