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Thomas Jefferson School-The Tie That Binds

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A Message From Dr. Sasso

TJ Community:

The end of the school year is upon us and what an unbelievable year it has been. I didn't know what this school year bring us, but we have all worked together to make it a very special year. I hope you and your child can look back at this school year and a big smile comes across your face as you remember some of the great activities that occurred here at TJ.

We have some really fun end of the year activities planned and we would love a little help from you with one of them. On June 2nd, we are going to have our annual PBIS raffle drawings as a way of recognizing the students. Leading up to that day, students will have a chance to put their TJ tickets they earned for meeting our expectations into a drawing for lots of fun little prizes and that is where we would love your help.

Although we have some prizes already for the raffle, we need some more. If you have a game, stuffed animals, or any other small items you want to donate to the raffle, we will take it. The more prizes, the more students we can recognize, so if you have anything at your house that you want to donate to the school, please send it to school with your child or drop it off in the front office. We will take collections until May 25.


Dr. Sasso

Parent/Visitor Procedures

Now that we are slowing lifting some of the COVID restrictions at the schools we have had the past year, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our procedures for visitors coming to the school during school hours.

Parents and visitors are welcome at school; however, because unannounced visits can be disruptive and interfere with instructional time, all visits must be arranged through an appointment with the classroom teacher or office staff. Younger siblings in the classroom can be a distraction so we ask that you make arrangements for them if you plan to visit.

According to District 15 procedures, when visiting a school, all visitors are required to do the following:

  • Enter through the designated visitor entrance door.
  • Sign in to the school’s visitor’s log, providing any pertinent information listed on the log (i.e., name, destination, reason for visit, time-in/time-out, etc.).
  • Provide personal government-issued identification card in exchange for the visitor’s pass.
  • Visibly wear the visitor’s pass that is provided by the school’s office personnel for the duration of the visit.
  • Be escorted by staff to their destination, if staff is available.
  • Observe all laws, school policies, procedures, and rules while visiting the school.
  • Sign out of the visitor’s log and return the visitor’s pass in exchange for personal government-issued identification.

We cannot let anyone into the school without running their identification through our RAPTOR system. Visitors without an ID will not be let into the building.

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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.

The Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) will be hosting two meetings in May! On Wednesday, May 18 the MPAC will host a virtual Moving 15 Forward information session from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details. In addition, the MPAC will be providing parents the opportunity to attend the 16th Bilingual Parent Summit. The conference will take place in Oak Book, IL, on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Tadelman in the Multilingual Programs Department by phone (847-963-3203) or email (

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.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

May 11- CCSD15 Board of Education Meeting at 7pm

May 19-INCOMING Kindergarten roundup 6:30-7:15

May 20-TJ Carnival-sponsored by the PTA 4:30-6:30

May 24-Variety Show (students only)

May 24-6th Grade District 15 Track & Field Meet 6th Grade District 15 Track & Field Meet 3:00-5:45

May 25-Field Day

May 25-Variety Show 6:30-8:30

May 30-Memorial Day (No school)


June 2-Kindergarten last day (regular school hours)

June 2-End of the year celebration (Raffle assembly)

June 3-Last day of school 1st-6th grade

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.