Principal Garcia's Newsletter
Friday, September 15, 2023
Torey J. Sabatini School
Important Upcoming Dates
- September 20, 2023 - TJS Back to School Night at 7:00 PM
- September 25, 2023 - No School - Yom Kippur
- September 28, 2023 - Picture Day!
- September 29, 2023 - PTO Fall Adult Social
- October 2-6, 2023 - Week of Respect
- October 4, 2023 - PTO General Meeting - TJS Art Room - 9:00 AM
- October 6, 2023 - TJS Spirit Wear Day!
- October 9, 2023 - No School - Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day - Staff Inservice
- October 16-20, 2023 - School Safety Week
September Monthly Activity Calendar
News from Mrs. Bletcher in the Counseling Corner
I am pleased to share the many leadership opportunities that are available to students this year. Fourth graders who are interested in serving the TJS community will be introduced to the AAA Safety Patrol Program. Interested students can sign-up for positions around our school to help manage flow of traffic and potential safety hazards.
Sign-ups for our 5th Grade Peer Leadership program will be forthcoming. The Peer Leadership team participates in a variety of school-wide activities and is an integral part of the TJS school community. The 5th Grade Team and I encourage ALL 5th graders to participate. Applications will be sent home mid-September.
Later this year, all students, grades K-3 will have the opportunity to participate in Peer Mentoring. I will also be offering a variety of small social-skills lunch groups. Groups are formed as needed.
Attention parents!! I am on the lookout for students who demonstrate good character and leadership skills that would like to participate in social groups. Group time will take place during your child’s classroom Intervention Block and will not conflict with any new academic instruction. If you are interested in signing your child up, please complete the form below. Opportunities to participate may be offered in a variety of grade levels and are based on student needs. Thank you for your consideration and please let me know if you have any questions. email@example.com
Renaissance Star Testing
Kindergarten teachers administer the Star CBMs (Curriculum Based Measures) in both reading and mathematics. The Fall kindergarten reading assessments assess a student's understanding of letters and their sounds, basic phonological awareness, and early decoding. The kindergarten math assessments include recognizing numerals and their value. Often times the CBMs may be administered in other grade levels, on an as-needed individual basis. For more information regarding the Star CBMs, please click here.
Madison Diversity and Cultural Celebration
News from the PTO
It’s hard to believe we’ve now completed our first full week of school! Thanks so much to the teachers and staff for making it such a great transition back.
Many thanks to our volunteers who are helping with our PTO programming! Thank you to Erin Kibbe and Kim Fontes for organizing the sign-ups for our After School Enrichment program this fall!
Tickets are now on sale for our Back to school Brew @ Drew on Friday, Sept. 29th!! Click here for more info and to order tickets. Join us at Drew University from 6:30-10:30 to meet other parents and celebrate the start of a new year together.
-See you at Back to School Night on Sept. 20th!
-Our first General PTO meeting will take place on Oct. 4th from 9-10am in the TJS Art Room. We encourage you all to attend!
**ATTENTION 5th Grade Parents*** Remember to place your sweatshirt order TODAY!
-PTO dues of $35/family
-Purchase fall mums for your home while supporting TJS (orders due TODAY, pickup 9/22 & 23 @ J&M)
-Order Romanellis pizza slices to be delivered to your students in their classroom on the scheduled ½ days all year long!
Want to show your TJS spirit? Click here to order direct through Alfred’s. Order by Sept. 24th.
Other Upcoming events for the kids!
Sept. 28 - Picture Day
Oct. 12 - 3:30-4:30 Pumpkin Patch - come pick and decorate a pumpkin after school with your TJS friends
Nov 4 - Turkey Trot and Scholastic Book Fair - join us for an early morning trot around the block ending with hot chocolate and treats at the Book fair
If you have any questions or want to get more involved, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Lindsey Dubman & Sara Buckley