Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thomas Jefferson School


Announcements from the Office

Hi Friends, Just a friendly reminder that Thomas Jefferson will dismiss at 2:10 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.  Please make arrangements for your kids to be picked up at that time on those days. Spring Intersession will begin at the close of school this Friday, March 14 at 2:10.  School will resume for students on Monday, March 31.  Please mark your calendars if you haven’t already. Friday, March 14 is going to be Hawaiian Day here at TJ.  We will have a Hawaiian lei for all of the students and staff (thanks to Jessica Spencer, daughter of our secretary, who got us a great deal at Party City!).  If your kids have any Hawaiian garb (or close to it) that they would like to wear to school, that would be awesome! Also, another reminder that if you are interested in running... 

Free Tutoring Available for Students Who Qualify

If your child receives a free/reduced lunch you could qualify for free tutoring. Interested parents (who have not previously applied this year) can contact Julie Smith in the Teaching & Learning Department at 309-793-5900, ext 258, by February 24, 2014.  Read More →

2014-2015 School Year Calendar

The Board of Education has approved the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. The first day of elementary school is on Tuesday, August 5.  Read More →

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TJ Spelling Bee

On Tues. Feb. 4th Thomas Jefferson held its annual spelling bee in grades 3 and 4 and grades 5 and 6.  Congratulations to our third/fourth grade champions, Omnia Salih (1st place) and Delia Schwartz (2nd place). Congratulations to our fifth/sixth grade champions, Natalie Rickels (1st place) and Lauryn Dempsey (2nd place). Natalie and Lauryn will represent TJ at the District Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 at the Center for Math and Science.  Read More →

100th Day at Thomas Jefferson

  On Tuesday Feb. 4, the students and staff at Thomas Jefferson celebrated the 100th day of school.  Among the many activities that occurred in our building that day, many of the students and staff dressed up as 100 year olds!  Please enjoy the pictures below and see how we’re all going to look at 100!  Read More →


MAJOR SAVER FUNDRAISER On behalf of the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation, thank you for making our Major Saver campaign an astonishing success. In one short week with a tremendous effort from our kids, we raised a total of $32,670 district wide, of which $1,435 will go directly back to Thomas Jefferson! This year the Education Foundation increased the amount we gave back to the schools from $1.00 to $2.50 per card sold. The rest of the proceeds will go proportionately to the other participating schools and to support the Education Foundation and its PRIME Grant Program, which pays for un-funded classroom materials and projects throughout our district. This year, we distributed nearly $70,000 through this grant program with $7,684.23 going to Thomas Jefferson grants. The Education Foundation... 

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