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Weekly Student and Family Newsletter - Week of 10/24

Parents/Guardians: Please Share this with Your Student

Quote of the Week

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

– Carlos Santana

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Carlos Augusto Santana Alves is an American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of Rock and roll and Latin American jazz. Its sound featured his melodic, blues-based lines set against Latin American and African rhythms played on percussion instruments not generally heard in rock. In 2015, Rolling Stone magazine listed him at No. 20 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, and was inducted along with his namesake band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Week at a Glance

Upcoming events for the week (and beyond):

10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Week Spirit Week

10/25 Anti-Bullying Awareness (wear blue)

10/28 Halloween Dance 6-8 pm

Advisory Days at a Glance

Monday - iReady Math Lesson

Tuesday - Tech Skill: Google Suite

Wednesday - iReady Reading Lesson

Thursday - No Advisory

Friday - Fun Friday

Spirit Week Theme Days Schedule

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If not participating in a theme day, uniforms must be worn.

ALL OUTFIT CHOICES MUST BE SCHOOL APPROPRIATE

10/24 MONDAY COLOR WAR DAY

(6th grade will wear orange, 7th grade will wear yellow and 8th grade will wear brown)

10/25 TUESDAY TWIN DAY

10/26 WEDNESDAY ANGELS v DEMONS DAY

10/27 THURSDAY GENERATIONS DAY

(pick any prior generation and dress up)

10/28 FRIDAY FREE DRESS DAY

YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED

Will YOU support TJMS as part of a PTO?

A PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is being discussed at TJMS. It has been several years since our campus has had a chapter, and we believe now is the right time to bring it back.


What does a PTO do?

A parent teacher organization (PTO) gives parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to supplement and enrich the educational experience.


PTOs are valuable supports to schools, and there are a LOT of ways parents, family members, and members of the community can help to make the Jaguar experience better for our students and teachers.


Please CLICK HERE to complete a very short survey about a possible PTO here at TJMS.

Halloween Dance Friday, October 28, 6:00-8:00

Things to Know:

  • Tickets will be for sale during lunch and after school Wednesday the 26th and Thursday the 27th for $3.
  • Tickets will go up to $4 Friday the 28th during lunch, after school and at the door.
  • You will receive your wrist band at the door after checking IDs.
  • We will also have a Haunted Maze for $2
  • You CAN wear costumes (not required), but you CANNOT cover up your face or carry fake weapons as props

Upcoming - Halloween Rules

Halloween is NEXT Monday...Please Follow These Guidelines


  • As usual, no food deliveries will be accepted at the front office
  • Students CAN dress up but must still wear school appropriate attire
  • No full face masks or face painting that conceals a student's identity
  • No costume props such as fake weapons of any kind

Shout Out to TJMS Jaguars Representing Against IMS

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https://youtu.be/6bW7IO4gKPM
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Serving an Ace

Your Student May Be Eligible for a College Savings Account!

CalKids Savings Accounts for Low-income Public School Students, 1st–12th Grade

California public school students identified as low-income, enrolled in 1st through 12th grades during the 2021-2022 academic year, are eligible for a CalKIDS Savings account.


Watch these YouTube Videos available in English and Spanish to learn more.


Eligible low-income public school students receive a:

  • $500 automatic deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible low-income public school students

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as foster youth

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as homeless

Steps:

  1. check eligibility here

  2. register account here

A Special Invitation for Migrant and English Learner Families

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School Cafeteria Information

ALL MEALS ARE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS!

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Contact Information