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Weekly Student and Family Newsletter - Week of 1/2

Parents/Guardians: Please Share this with Your Student

Quote of the Week

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."

- Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He played fifteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. He was integral in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.

Week at a Glance

Upcoming Events::

1/2 (Monday) - NO SCHOOL

1/3 (Tuesday) - Start of 2nd Semester

1/4 - Student of the Month Assembly, 2:00 pm

1/9 - iReady Winter Diagnostic Begins

Advisory Days at a Glance

Monday - iReady Math Lesson

Tuesday - Tech Skill: Google Suite

Wednesday - iReady Reading Lesson

Thursday - No Advisory

Friday - Fun Friday

Be Back to School Ready!

Make sure your Chromebook is charged and ready for school Tuesday!

Winter iReady Diagnostics

iReady Diagnostics begin NEXT Week with Math

You will be rewarded for giving your best effort during testing.

You can earn PBIS points for each of the following actions during testing:

  • Bring your Chromebook fully charged EVERY day
  • Don't miss any days of testing
  • Don't rush on any portions
  • Show growth over your Fall diagnostic score

It is very important that you give your best effort on the iReady diagnostics. Your results will determine what interventions you will receive prior to Spring state testing.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our TJMS Winter Festival!

FREE Opportunity for Farm Worker Families

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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


  1. check eligibility here

  2. register account here

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