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Morning Announcements May 21, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Student Services:Friday we will be hosting morning yoga from 8:00a – 8:30a in the gym. If you are interested in joining us next week, please sign up by Wednesday. The link can be found on the Counseling Canvas page. We can’t wait to see you there!

From your PTA:Please join us for the last restaurant night of the school year at Cornerstone today from 4pm to 10pm. Cornerstone is located at 2900 Columbia Pike.Don’t forget to mention TJMS PTA when you order.

From Ms. Boda and Señora Ferrara: There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room after school today.

From Ms. Vogel: Reminder to all students –tote bags and backpacks – even small ones – are not allowed in the classroom. Put them in your lockers after announcements today.

Morning Announcements May 20, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Vogel:Reminder to all students – tote bags and backpacks – even small ones – are not allowed in the classroom. Put them in your lockers after announcements today.

From Student Services:Monday’s Mental Health FactRemember, it’s okay to ask for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Talk to a trusted adult, like a parent or guardian, teacher, or school counselor, if you’re struggling with your emotions. Also, The NAMI Teen & Young Adult HelpLine offers a direct connection with another young person who shares similar experiences and is prepared to offer information, resources, and support to help you move through difficult times to a better place.

From Student Services:Friday we will be hosting morning yoga from 8:00a – 8:30a in the gym. If you are interested in joining us next week, please sign up by Wednesday. The link can be found on the Counseling Canvas page. We can’t wait to see you there!

From your PTA:Please join us for the last restaurant night of the school year at Cornerstone tomorrow, Tuesday May 21 from 4pm to 10pm. Cornerstone is located at 2900 Columbia Pike.  Don’t forget to mention TJMS PTA when you order.

Morning Announcements May 17, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Student Services:For those who are participating in Disc Golf today, please report to the main lobby, immediately after the announcements. Thank you. Next Friday we will be hosting morning yoga from 8:00a – 8:30a in the gym. If you are interested in joining us next week, please sign up by next Wednesday. The link can be found on the Counseling Canvas page. We can’t wait to see you there!

From your PTA: Please join us for the last restaurant night of the school year at Cornerstone on Tuesday May 21 from 4pm to 10pm. Cornerstone is located at 2900 Columbia Pike.Don’t forget to mention TJMS PTA when you order.

Morning Announcements May 16, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Student Services:Next Friday we will be hosting morning yoga from 8:00a – 8:30a in the gym. If you are interested in joining us next week, please sign up by next Wednesday. The link can be found on the Counseling Canvas page. We can’t wait to see you there!

From your PTA:Please join us for the last restaurant night of the school year at Cornerstone on Tuesday May 21 from 4pm to 10pm. Cornerstone is located at 2900 Columbia Pike.  Don’t forget to mention TJMS PTA when you order.

Morning Announcements May 15, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day!

From Student Services:Next Friday we will be hosting morning yoga from 8:00a – 8:30a in the gym. If you are interested in joining us next week, please sign up by next Wednesday. The link can be found on the Counseling Canvas page. We can’t wait to see you there!

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library. Today is our final regular meeting of the year. Come vote and get a say in deciding Jefferson’s Top 10 books of the year!The Library is only open during lunches for TAB Club today

Morning Announcements May 14, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Student Services:Next Friday we will be hosting morning yoga from 8:00a – 8:30a in the gym. If you are interested in joining us next week, please sign up by next Wednesday. The link can be found on the Counseling Canvas page. We can’t wait to see you there!

May 14 – Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israeli Independence Day

From Ms. Wall:The TAB Club final meeting will be tomorrow during lunches.  We will vote for our Top 10 list.

From Ms. Boda and Señora Ferrara:  There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room after school today.

Morning Announcements May 10, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day with a special music assembly schedule!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club WILL meet today. If it rains and we can’t be outside, we will meet in Ms. Leonberger’s Room 238. We still have some seedlings to divide and up-pot, as well as some new seeds to start.If it does not rain, we will work outside today. Listen carefully to end-of-day announcements.

From Student Services: Students don’t forget to come down to room 105 for our Friday Mental Health Activity: Essential Coping Tools. We will have various stations with fun coping activities. We will be in room 105 during each grade level lunch. Bring a Friend!

Now here’s a special announcement:(Malinosky, Siegel, Ms. Holland) From Ms. Russo:Hey, 8th Graders: The votes are in: while the theme “City Lights” won by a smidge, “Glow Party” was super close behind. Ms. Holland, 7th Grade Science Teacher Extraordinaire has a vision on how to tie these themes together that will be amazing!! IF you signed up for the dance committee, please ask your 3rd period teacher if you can go to Ms. Holland’s room (268) TODAY. If your teacher needs you at that time, don’t worry – we will ask for your help again soon. Please note: you may not join the committee if you did not sign up on the google form, and there are space restrictions. If we turn you away 3rd period today, we will let you know when we will need your help again!

Here’s a special announcement :Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate:clean socksdeodorantcombsshampoo/ conditionersleeping bagsfeminine productstoothbrush / toothpastesoappet foodtoilet paper/ towels…….Donate to help your community.Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place.

Morning Announcements May 9, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar: If weather allows, Garden Club WILL meet this week. Please listen carefully to announcements tomorrow.

From Student Services: On Friday, we will be hosting an activity during each grade level lunch! We will have various sensory tools, you can create your own puzzle, listen to music and more! Join us during your lunch, bring a friend and learn new ways to reduce stress.

From Mr. Clark: Morning Yellow Jackets! The JIBMUN Club is back with our fundraising. Drop by the cafeteria after school today and grab some chips and soda before heading home. See you there today after school, in the cafeteria. As always, thanks for helping the JIBMUN Club!

Here’s a special announcement: Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate: clean socks deodorant combs shampoo/ conditioner sleeping bags feminine products toothbrush / toothpaste soap pet food toilet paper/ towels……. Donate to help your community.Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place.

Morning Announcements May 8, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Mia)8th Graders: As part of your TA Lesson TODAY you will be asked to vote on the theme for the 8th Grade Dance. The link to the Google Form has been sent as an announcement to the 8th Grade TA Canvas page. Do not miss your chance to vote! The winner will be announced on Friday during TA. If you would like to be part of the planning committee, please be sure to click “Yes” on the form and write your name and your TAs name on the Google Form!

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th graders Please join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

Here’s a special announcement: Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate:clean socksdeodorantcombsshampoo/ conditionersleeping bagsfeminine productstoothbrush / toothpastesoappet foodtoilet paper/ towels…….Donate to help your community.Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place.

Here’s another special announcement:My name is Taylor Dotson and for my community service project I am putting together a 6 vs 6 co-ed soccer tournament.  If you would like to put a team into the tournament click on the announcement from Mr. Siegel in your grade level T/A in canvas.   Games will be played after school.

Here’s a special announcement: Hello, I am Anthony and this is yasslen Today we want to talk to you about adopting dogs Did you know that dogs are left in the shelter for years and dog shelter would have to euthanize them if they didn’t get adopted Let us introduce you to rock, derby and edmond theses are the longest dogs that have been in the animal shelter You can make a difference! You should adopt them or tell your family and friends you can have a 3 days trial with the derby that means you can take care of him for 3 days and see if he’s a right fit for you and rock and Edmond is free to adopt

Morning Announcements May 6, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement:Hello, I am Anthony and this is yasslenToday we want to talk to you about adopting dogsDid you know that dogs are left in the shelter for years and dog shelter would have to euthanize them if they didn’t get adoptedLet us introduce you to rock, derby and edmond theses are the longest dogs that have been in the animal shelterYou can make a difference! You should adopt them or tell your family and friends you can have a 3 days trial with the derby that means you can take care of him for 3 days and see if he’s a right fit for you and rock and Edmond is free to adopt

From Student Services: Monday’s Mental Health Tip: Did you know that exercise can boost your mood? Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day to help improve your mental well-being.

From Ms. Russo:The Girls Mentoring Group will hold its final celebration for the 23-24 year after school today! Mentors and mentees, we will meet by the TJMS garden at 2:45. Or, if it is raining, we will make an announcement this afternoon to move indoors to Ms. Boda’s room.

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th gradersPlease join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

Here’s a special announcement:Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate: clean socks deodorant combs shampoo/ conditioner sleeping bagsfeminine products toothbrush / toothpaste soap pet food toilet paper/ towels……. Donate to help your community.Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place.

Here’s another special announcement:My name is Taylor Dotson and for my community service project I am putting together a 6 vs 6 co-ed soccer tournament. If you would like to put a team into the tournament click on the announcement from Mr. Siegel in your grade level T/A in canvas. Games will be played after school

Morning Announcements May 3, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day Early Release schedule!

From Mr. Clark: Good Friday morning TJMS!The JIBMUN Club is ending our Model UN school year with exciting news! JIBMUN will be hosting our very FIRST Model UN conference here at Thomas Jefferson on Saturday! We now belong to a very select group of middle schoolers who host such events for all schools in the DMV. Please wish our entire JIBMUN Club good luck on the inaugural conference!For those students and faculty who would like to know what exactly is Model UN, come join us tomorrow at 9:30am for the Opening Ceremony in the Auditorium.Finally, congratulations to Kidus Behailu., Khalid Yimer, and Meerub Rana for taking home awards from the Washington-Liberty High School MUN conference this past Saturday!Good luck JIBMUN Club on your inaugural conference!

From Student Services:For Friday’s activity, we would like each TA class to participate in a 2 minute Deep Breathing exercise. Please follow along as DJ and Kate walk you through these steps.Youtube : Brain Break: Deep Breathing and Grounding (2:20)

Here’s a special announcement:Hello, I am Anthony and this is yasslen Today we want to talk to you about adopting dogs Did you know that dogs are left in the shelter for years and dog shelter would have to euthanize them if they didn’t get adopted Let us introduce you to rock, derby and edmond theses are the longest dogs that have been in the animal shelter You can make a difference! You should adopt them or tell your family and friends you can have a 3 days trial with the derby that means you can take care of him for 3 days and see if he’s a right fit for you and rock and Edmond is free to adopt

From Ms. Rotchford:Congrats to the Jefferson Swim Team for wrapping up a great season yesterday at the county-wide meet.Special shout out to-Colleen Bett, 3rd place in 25 backstroke-Amelia MacIvor, 2nd Place in 50 backstroke and 1st place in 100 IM-Peter Madigan, 2nd Place in 25 freestyle, and 1st place in both the 50 and 100 freestyle Stay tuned for end of season celebrations! Many thanks and much love from Ms. Rotchford and Coach Kevin!

Here’s a special announcement: Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate:clean socksdeodorantcombsshampoo/ conditionersleeping bagsfeminine productstoothbrush / toothpastesoappet foodtoilet paper/ towels…….Donate to help your community .Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place. Here’s another special announcement:My name is Taylor Dotson and for my community service project I am putting together a 6 vs 6 co-ed soccer tournament.  If you would like to put a team into the tournament click on the announcement from Mr. Siegel in your grade level T/A in canvas.   Games will be played after school.

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th gradersPlease join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

Morning Announcements May 2, 2024

Today is a B Day!

Here’s a special announcement:Ella: Hey it’s EllaMcKenna: And MckennaMcKenna: For our community project our goal is to help animals in arlington to get adopted and better taken care ofElla: So we went to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and here are some animals that’s you should consider looking into and adopting…McKenna: There is Lucky who is a male dog and is around 9 1/2 years old. He is a beagle and cost around 225 dollars to adopt.Ella: There is also Tempura who is a male dog. He is just over a year old and is a mixed breed that’s is also around 225 dollars to adopt.McKenna: Lastly there is Annie who is a female cat who is just under 11 years old and is around 120 dollars to adopt.Ella: We hope you consider looking at these animals at the animal welfare league of arlington because they really want a loving home. McK: You can see pictures of these animals on the scrolling TVs around school. Together: Thank you!

Here’s a video from Ms. Egbert:(signed and interpreted)

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Ms. Zehren:The Library is closed after school today for our special movie night.If you’ve turned in your permission slip, we’ll see you by 2:45pm today.  Here’s a special announcement:Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate:clean socksdeodorantcombsshampoo/ conditionersleeping bagsfeminine productstoothbrush / toothpastesoappet foodtoilet paper/ towels…….Donate to help your community.Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place. Here’s another special announcement:My name is Taylor Dotson and for my community service project I am putting together a 6 vs 6 co-ed soccer tournament.  If you would like to put a team into the tournament click on the announcement from Mr. Siegel in your grade level T/A in canvas.   Games will be played after school.

Here’s Ms. Russo:”Good morning, Yellow Jackets! May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of mental well-being. Understanding and managing your mental health is just as important as your physical health. On Mondays, we’ll be sharing tips and facts to help you take care of your mental well-being. Remember, it’s okay to talk about how you’re feeling and to ask for help if you need it. Together, let’s prioritize mental health and support each other every step of the way!”

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th gradersPlease join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

Morning Announcements May 1, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Today is National Interpreter Appreciation Day! We want to thank all our BEST OF THE BEST ASL and Spanish speaking interpreters here at TJ who work tirelessly to make sure our students, staff and parents get the communication access and the support they need! Please show our incredible interpreters your appreciation by signing their posters in the main hallway by the library!

Here’s a special announcement:Good morning, my name is Alae, and I am here to talk about my community project. I am doing a drive to collect needed items to send to (where) for helping homeless people. Starting today you can donate:clean socksdeodorantcombsshampoo/ conditionersleeping bagsfeminine productstoothbrush / toothpastesoappet foodtoilet paper/ towels…….Donate to help your community.Thank you so much for all of your help in making the world a better place. Here’s another special announcement:My name is Taylor Dotson and for my community service project I am putting together a 6 vs 6 co-ed soccer tournament.  If you would like to put a team into the tournament click on the announcement from Mr. Siegel in your grade level T/A in canvas.   Games will be played after school.

Here’s Ms. Russo:”Good morning, Yellow Jackets! May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of mental well-being. Understanding and managing your mental health is just as important as your physical health. On Mondays, we’ll be sharing tips and facts to help you take care of your mental well-being. Remember, it’s okay to talk about how you’re feeling and to ask for help if you need it. Together, let’s prioritize mental health and support each other every step of the way!”

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library!  Bring your lunch and come right up.  Today is our penultimate meeting!The Library is only open for TAB during lunches.The Library is closed after school today.

From Ms. Zehren:Tomorrow is the Library Movie Night! If you haven’t turned in your permission form yet, you have until tomorrow morning. No signed permission form, no movie! Don’t forget your pillows and blankets, and you can drop them off in my office before TA. Make sure you have a way home after the movie, because the late bus leaves at 4:00 pm. See you tomorrow at 2:45!

From the track and field coaches, Yesterday all Arlington County middle schools travelled to Williamsburg Middle School for the county track events.  Simply attending the county meet requires hard work and dedication to the sport. Many yellowjackets scored points for our team placing in the top 6 in each category.  The following athletes received first place: Dru Kuawa 600 meter and Miles McBride 400 meter. Dru has been undefeated all three years.  The following athletes received second place: Luke Hughes 50 meter and Lena Sullivan 800 meter. The following athletes received third place: Micah Morton 50 meter and Isaac Alebachew 800 meter.  The final standings are:In 6th place with a score of 73 points, Kenmore Middle School.In 5th place with a score of 86.5 points, Gunston Middle School. In 4th place with a score of 87.3 points, Swanson Middle School.In 3rd place with a score of 168.83 points, Dorothy Hamm Middle School.In 2nd place with a score of 197.5 points, Thomas Jefferson Middle School.In 1st place with a score of 220.83 points, Williamsburg Middle School.  Congratulations to the Williamsburg wolves, the county champions for 2024.  The track coaches are proud of all the athletes that participated in the county meet. Thank you for an amazing season. An announcement will be made for the end of the season celebration.

Morning Announcements April 30, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th gradersPlease join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

From the Track and Field coaches, Today is race day for all Arlington County middle schools. There is an update from the county and the current standings are: In second place, Williamsburg Middle School with 106.83 points.In first place, Thomas Jefferson Middle School with 110.5 points. Let’s go yellowjackets! Best of luck to all those participating in today’s county meet at Williamsburg Middle School.

From your PTA:Today Tuesday, April 30th the delicious and generous Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Drive thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA!On behalf of Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Arlington restaurants some love too!Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order. Thanks!

From Ms. Zehren:We will be having a Movie Night in the Library on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:45-5:00 pm. We will be showing Turtles All the Way Down, based on the bestselling book by John Green. Please pick up a permission form in the Library and talk to Ms. Z for more info. From Ms. Boda and Señora Ferrara:  There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room after school today.

Morning Announcements April 26, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day!

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th gradersPlease join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

From the Track coaches:TJ beat Kenmore in track on Tuesday with a score of 175-43!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club meets today, outside at the picnic table beside the Little Blue Shed. Please be there by 2:45pm. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

From your PTA:On Tuesday, April 30th the delicious and generous Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Drive thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA!On behalf of Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Arlington restaurants some love too!Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order. Thanks!

Here’s a special announcement:Hello Yellowjackets. My name is Sarai Camey Gomez. This Friday, I will be having a bake sale outside of the 7th grade level door. All things that will be sold are at student friendly prices of a dollar for a cookie, a dollar for a bag of chips, and a dollar for a  soda. All profits that are made will go towards the Animal Welfare league of Arlington. Thank you!!!

Here’s a special announcement:This Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm we will have our International Night with dancers, food trucks and more outside by the garden.International Night will feature our Mongolian musicians, Bolivian dancers, African drummers, Irish dancers, and our own Orchestra. We will have a Henna station, a Cinco de Mayo food truck, an ice cream truck, and pizza. Come out and join us!

From Ms. Zehren:We will be having a Movie Night in the Library on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:45-5:00 pm. We will be showing Turtles All the Way Down, based on the bestselling book by John Green. Please pick up a permission form in the Library and talk to Ms. Z for more info.

Morning Announcements April 25, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Dr. Woody-Pope:Rising TJMS 8th graders & Rising Wakefield 9th gradersPlease join Coach Martin on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th at 6:30 pm in the Wakefield Cafeteria to learn more about the football program, how students can join the team, and how parents/guardians can become involved.

From your PTA:On Tuesday, April 30th the delicious and generous Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Drive thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA!On behalf of Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Arlington restaurants some love too!Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order. Thanks!

Here’s a special announcement:Hello everyone, my name is Kian and I will be hosting a bake sale afterschool on Thursday near the bus loop. I will be selling cookies and soda, all for 1$. All profits will go to AWLA, a no-kill animal shelter.

Here’s a special announcement:Hello Yellowjackets. My name is Sarai Camey Gomez. This Friday, I will be having a bake sale outside of the 7th grade level door. All things that will be sold are at student friendly prices of a dollar for a cookie, a dollar for a bag of chips, and a dollar for a  soda. All profits that are made will go towards the Animal Welfare league of Arlington. Thank you!!!

Here’s a special announcement:This Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm we will have our International Night with dancers, food trucks and more outside by the garden.International Night will feature our Mongolian musicians, Bolivian dancers, African drummers, Irish dancers, and our own Orchestra. We will have a Henna station, a Cinco de Mayo food truck, an ice cream truck, and pizza. Come out and join us!

From Ms. Zehren:We will be having a Movie Night in the Library on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:45-5:00 pm. We will be showing Turtles All the Way Down, based on the bestselling book by John Green. Please pick up a permission form in the Library and talk to Ms. Z for more info.

Morning Announcements April 24, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Zehren:We will be having a Movie Night in the Library on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:45-5:00 pm. We will be showing Turtles All the Way Down, based on the bestselling book by John Green. Please pick up a permission form in the Library and talk to Ms. Z for more info.

From your PTA:On Tuesday, April 30th the delicious and generous Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Drive thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA!On behalf of Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Arlington restaurants some love too!Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order. Thanks!

From Ms. Vogel and Ms. Zehren-Are you interested in Dungeons and Dragons? Have you played before, or always wanted to try? We will be having a general interest meeting today, April 24th, after school in the Library from 2:35-3:00 pm. You don’t need to be an expert Dungeon Master to play, so please stop by! Can’t make it to the meeting but still interested? Please scan the QR code on Ms. Vogel’s door, room 280 to fill out the interest form.

Here’s a special announcement: Hello everyone, my name is Kian and I will be hosting a bake sale afterschool on Thursday near the bus loop. I will be selling cookies and soda, all for 1$. All profits will go to AWLA, a no-kill animal shelter.   From the track and field coaches,On Thursday, field event athletes from all APS middle schools will be here for the county field events. Come out and support your fellow yellow jackets and see who really is the best of the best. Good luck to those competing!

Here’s a special announcement: This Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm we will have our International Night with dancers, food trucks and more outside by the garden.International Night will feature our Mongolian musicians, Bolivian dancers, African drummers, Irish dancers, and our own Orchestra. We will have a Henna station, a Cinco de Mayo food truck, an ice cream truck, and pizza. Come out and join us!

Monring Announcement April 23, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Burton:Ambassadors don’t forget to meet Ms. Burton in the lobby area after the morning announcements.

From Ms. Zehren:We will be having a Movie Night in the Library on Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:45-5:00 pm. We will be showing Turtles All the Way Down, based on the bestselling book by John Green. Please pick up a permission form in the Library and talk to Ms. Z for more info.

From your PTA: On Tuesday, April 30th the delicious and generous Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Drive thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause — Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA! On behalf of Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Arlington restaurants some love too!Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order. Thanks!

From Ms. Boda and Señora Ferrara: There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room after school today.

From Ms. Vogel and Ms. Zehren-Are you interested in Dungeons and Dragons?wanted to try? We will be having a general interest meeting tomorrow, April 23rd, after school in the Library from 2:35-3:00 pm. You don’t need to be an expert Dungeon Master to play, so please stop by! Can’t make it to the meeting but still interested? Please scan the QR code on Ms. Vogel’s door, room 280 to fill out the interest form.

From Ms. T Congratulations to the 21 Jefferson students who performed at the District 12 Solo & Ensemble Festival this past Saturday at Rachel Carson Middle School.  Two large ensembles performed in exhibition. Those two groups were:

  • The Trombone Quartet of Max Runyan, Ira Jones, Micah Morton, and Darian Priddy
  • The Mixed Instrument Quintet of AJ Townes, Colleen Bett, Quinn Hampton, Joel Lizarazu-Ampuero and Maya Kaufman

Additionally, for the first time in recent memory the following 10 solos and duets earned SUPERIOR ratings. This is the highest possible rating available for music students.

  • Genna Devitt – Trumpet Solo
  • Jaxon Lamothe – Horn Solo
  • Jason Etue – Horn Solo (with Aaron Evans, student accompanist)
  • Charlie Culbertson – Trumpet Solo
  • Noah Hammerman & Senai Habtemariam – Trumpet Duet
  • Amory Monson – Saxophone Solo
  • Rainbow Alisuag & Layla Mustafa – Flute Duet
  • Ayush Nigal – Trumpet Solo
  • Ayush Nigal & Coleman Jessup – Mixed Duet
  • Coleman Jessup – Clarinet Solo

Please congratulate ALL of these students for their outstanding performances. We look forward to featuring many of these students on our upcoming Spring Band Concert (May 8) and Spring Music Assemblies (May 10)! From the track and field coaches,Today is our last dual meet. It will be here at TJ against Kenmore. On Thursday, field event athletes from all APS middle schools will be here for the county field events. Come out and support your fellow yellow jackets and see who really is the best of the best. Good luck to those competing! Here’s a special announcement:This Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm we will have our International Night with dancers, food trucks and more outside by the garden.International Night will feature our Mongolian musicians, Bolivian dancers, African drummers, Irish dancers, and our own Orchestra. We will have a Henna station, a Cinco de Mayo food truck, an ice cream truck, and pizza. Come out and join us!

Morning Announcements April 22, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From the track and field coaches, Last week the track and field team travelled to Dorothy Hamm Middle School. TJMS had some amazing races and jumps. Great job yellow jackets! First place for running events went to Luke, Miles, Dru, Nolan, and Lena.First place for jumping events went to Lea, Michael GM, Dahia, and Nolan. In the high jump, Nolan jumped 5’2″, his personal best.  Nolan also finished first in the 600.6th grader Lea Komlodi high jumped a personal best of 4’2″, which was as high as all other girl competitors in all grades.Miles, Dru, and Lena got first place in distance runs and remain undefeated in the 400, 600, and 800.Luke also finished first in the 50 meter dash.  Today is our last open track practice for everyone who wants to join. Tomorrow is our last dual meet. It will be here at TJ against Kenmore. On Thursday, field event athletes from all APS middle schools will be here for the county field events. Come out and support your fellow yellow jackets and see who really is the best of the best. Good luck to those competing!

Congratulations to Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Ms. Rosegrant, and the entire cast and crew of “Mean Girls, Jr.”  All their hard work resulted in some amazing performances!

Today is Earth Day! The theme this year is “Planet vs. Plastics,” to increase public awareness of the bad effects that plastic pollution has on the health of humans, animals, and the environment.  What can you do to use less plastic?

Here’s a special announcement: This Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm we will have our International Night with dancers, food trucks and more outside by the garden. International Night will feature our Mongolian musicians, Bolivian dancers, African drummers, Irish dancers, and our own Orchestra. We will have a Henna station, a Cinco de Mayo food truck, an ice cream truck, and pizza. Come out and join us!

Here’s a special announcement:Hello, my name is recab, my name is Darian , and my name is Scott we are here with some announcements for the community project. we are trying to help the homeless by delivering canned foods to AFAC and we could use your help by donating canned foods to Mr Malinowski’s room at anytime this week. Thank you

Morning Announcements April 18, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement:Hello, my name is HeeDoh and I’m here to talk to you about my second fundraiser for my community project. I previously hosted a fundraiser last Friday selling cookies, chips, and soda. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be hosting one more tomorrow, selling chips, soda, and cookies once again. Everything will be one dollar each except for cookies which are 2 for one dollars. Through this fundraiser I hope to further promote the values of my project like quality education by raising more money. I hope to see you at my fundraiser tomorrow! Thank you.

From Ms. Black:Attention 7th graders:Please note that yearbook applications are due to Ms. Black by this Friday April 19 if you would like to be in yearbook next year. Blank applications are available outside Ms. Black’s Door

From Ms. E. Shepardson:There will be no art club this week. Sorry.I’ll see you next week.

From Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant:Regina George is an UGLY COW! Not really, but now that we have your attention, come see Mean Girls Jr on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Thursday and Friday at 6:30pm, Saturday at 1pm. Tickets are $5 and sold at the door. It’s a really fetch show full of talented and fearless cast and crew!

From Ms. Russo:We need to postpone the lunch meet-up for the Month of the Military Child to NEXT week. Please complete the interest form posted on your TA Canvas page if you would like to join and we will notify you of the time/place! There will be some prizes and snacks! Also, please wear purple for PurpleUp Day THIS Friday to honor our Military Families!

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Friday is Purple Up for Military Kids Day – wear purple April is Month of the military child

Morning Announcements April 16, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Boda and Señora Ferrara:  There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room after school today.

Here’s a special announcement:Hello, my name is recab, my name is Darian , and my name is Scott we are here with some announcements for the community project. we are trying to help the homeless by delivering canned foods to AFAC and we could use your help by donating canned foods to Mr Malinowski’s room at anytime this week. Thank you

From Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant:Regina George is an UGLY COW! Not really, but now that we have your attention, come see Mean Girls Jr on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Thursday and Friday at 6:30pm, Saturday at 1pm. Tickets are $5 and sold at the door. It’s a really fetch show full of talented and fearless cast and crew!  To show support for the show, don’t forget–on Wednesdays we wear PINK! wear your favorite pink clothes on Wednesday! Let’s pink out the school so everyone can sit at The Plastics table on Wednesday!

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z, Ms. Rosegrant, Ms. Bennett, Ms. Mann, Ms. Otto, Ms. Lanman, and Ms. McPhillips: We apologize to those of you who may have had some difficulty getting in to vote in Friday’s Battle of the Books, but here are the final results.  The runner-up, with 33.7% of the vote, is Boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown.And our Jefferson 2024 Champion, with 34.1% of the vote, is…Mexikid by Pedro Martín! Thanks to everyone who voted throughout the tournament.We’ve enjoyed introducing these books to you, and we hope you’ve learned about some books you’d like to read.If you are curious about any of the 16 books in our matches, remember that we have copies of all the books in the Jefferson Library—come get a copy at the desk or ask us to put something on hold.  You can also find copies of most of the titles in Sora! Keep reading!

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club members:If we have your permission slip, remember our All-TAB field trip is tomorrow!Check Canvas announcements later today for more info!

Morning Announcements April 11, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Black: Attention 7th graders:If you signed up for yearbook next year, you will need to complete an application in order to be enrolled in the class. Please grab an application from outside Ms. Black’s door and turn it back in to Ms. Black by April 19.

Here’s Madame Moran:[March Madness of French books (Manie Musicale); announce winners]https://youtu.be/CYQXwhBwWaA?si=ml6f_9UVCwNEZD6XI would like to start the video at 5:55

Here’s a special announcement:Hello, my name is HeeDoh, and I’m here to tell you that I will be hosting a fundraiser this Friday after school for my community project. I will be selling chips and soda for one dollar, as well as cookies for two dollars. All of the money raised will be donated to the Foundation for African Children Education (or FACE) which is a registered charity aiming to promote quality education and poverty eradication in Sub-Saharan and rural Africa. On a second note, as part of the raising awareness component to my project, I will have posters hung in the grade level hallways. The posters will provide a quick summary of my project and provide a QR code to a website that has more information on what you can do concerning this topic. With that being said, don’t forget to come to my fundraiser this Friday if you can. Thank you.

From Ms. Wall:Here are the results from last Friday’s Battle of the Books Final Four matches.Boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown won against Simon sort of says by Erin Bow and will move on to the final game.You know how we said that voting was close in the last round?  Well, things were even closer this time.

The other match, between You’re not supposed to die tonight by Kalynn Bayron and Mexikid by Pedro Martin, was a tie.  Both of these books will move on as well.So our Championship match this Friday will be a three-way match. Remember you can check out or put a hold so you can read any of these great titles.  Go to Sora or check with us in the Library!​

Morning Announcements April 9, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Black: Attention 7th graders:If you signed up for yearbook next year, you will need to complete an application in order to be enrolled in the class. Please grab an application from outside Ms. Black’s door and turn it back in to Ms. Black by April 19.

Here’s a special announcement: Hello, my name is HeeDoh, and I’m here to tell you that I will be hosting a fundraiser this Friday after school for my community project. I will be selling chips and soda for one dollar, as well as cookies for two dollars. All of the money raised will be donated to the Foundation for African Children Education (or FACE) which is a registered charity aiming to promote quality education and poverty eradication in Sub-Saharan and rural Africa. On a second note, as part of the raising awareness component to my project, I will have posters hung in the grade level hallways. The posters will provide a quick summary of my project and provide a QR code to a website that has more information on what you can do concerning this topic. With that being said, don’t forget to come to my fundraiser this Friday if you can. Thank you.

From Ms. Boda and Señora Ferrara:  There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room after school today.

Here’s a special announcement:(Mr. Siegel and Mr. Malinosky)

APS will be closed on Wed, April 10 for Eid al-Fitr.

The SCA is excited to announce that we will have a Spring Dance for all grade levels  Tuesday, April 9 after school in the back of the gym. Tickets are on sale for $3. Please join us.

From Ms. Wall: Here are the results from last Friday’s Battle of the Books Final Four matches.Boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown won against Simon sort of says by Erin Bow and will move on to the final game.You know how we said that voting was close in the last round? Well, things were even closer this time.The other match, between You’re not supposed to die tonight by Kalynn Bayron and Mexikid by Pedro Martin, was a tie. Both of these books will move on as well. So our Championship match this Friday will be a three-way match.Remember you can check out or put a hold so you can read any of these great titles. Go to Sora or check with us in the Library!

Morning Announcements April 8, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Wall:Here are the results from last Friday’s Battle of the Books Final Four matches.Boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown won against Simon sort of says by Erin Bow and will move on to the final game.You know how we said that voting was close in the last round? Well, things were even closer this time.The other match, between You’re not supposed to die tonight by Kalynn Bayron and Mexikid by Pedro Martin, was a tie. Both of these books will move on as well.So our Championship match this Friday will be a three-way match.Remember you can check out or put a hold so you can read any of these great titles. Go to Sora or check with us in the Library!

From Ms. Black:Attention 7th graders:If you signed up for yearbook next year, you will need to complete an application in order to be enrolled in the class. Please grab an application from outside Ms. Black’s door and turn it back in to Ms. Black by April 19.

Here’s a special announcement:Hello Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I am Edan and I am going to tell you about the action phase of my community project. We will be hosting a bake sale on Monday, April 8th. You may want to plan ahead so that you don’t forget to bring money! Cookies will be $1, and muffins will be $2. There will be drinks. We will be donating proceeds to the United States Committee on Immigrants and Refugees, or USCRI, an organization that helps immigrants and refugees make a living in the US.The SCA is excited to announce that we will have a Spring Dance for all grade levels next Tuesday, April 9 after school in the back of the gym. Tickets are on sale for $3. Please join us.

Solar eclipse Monday

Happy National Library Week!

Morning Announcements April 5, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club will meet today, rain or shine. We will start out in Ms. Leonberger’s Room 284 right after school. Please plan to join us, new or returning members. No experience necessary! Note that there are no Friday afternoon late buses, so you must plan your own way home. We are hoping to also offer after-school Garden Club Mondays, beginning on April 22nd.

From Ms. Wall:Today is the Final 4 round of Jefferson’s 2024 Battle of the Books!Right after the Announcements, go and vote for the 2 matches today.You can get to the ballot using the QR code that will show after announcements or through Canvas—the link is in a Canvas message from Ms. Wall and in today’s grade-level TA canvas course lesson.You will be voting in two matches.You’re not supposed to die tonight by Kalynn Bayron is going up against Mexikid by Pedro Martin.  And Boys in the boat by Gregory Mone is paired with Simon sort of says by Erin Bow.You can read slides and watch book trailer videos if you need to remind yourself about the books before you vote!Every student and staff member should vote!  Every vote counts!  Voting closes at 4pm today.  Winners will be announced Monday.Remember you can check out or put a hold so you can read any of these great titles.  Go to Sora or check with us in the Library!​

From Ms. Black:Attention 7th graders:If you signed up for yearbook next year, you will need to complete an application in order to be enrolled in the class. Please grab an application from outside Ms. Black’s door and turn it back in to Ms. Black by April 19.

From the Music Department: Music students who have spring trip payments, fundraisers or signed papers to turn in should bring them to the theater lobby immediately after announcements.

Here’s a special announcement:Hi I’m LilyAnd I’m AnnabelleLily – Our community project is about helping the animals in the animal welfare league of Arlington. Annabelle – for the action step of our project, we will have a bake sale after school, Friday April 5thLily – we will be selling cookies and brownies between the 6th and 7th grade doors. Annabelle – Brownies will be $2 and cookies will be $1. Lily – We will have Sprite and Coke. All sodas will be $1Annabelle – All money will be donated to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Lily – See you Friday/LaterAnnabelle – Thank you!

Here’s a special announcement:Hello Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I am Edan and I am going to tell you about the action phase of my community project. We will be hosting a bake sale on Monday, April 8th. You may want to plan ahead so that you don’t forget to bring money!Cookies will be $1, and muffins will be $2. There will be drinks. We will be donating proceeds to the United States Committee on Immigrants and Refugees, or USCRI, an organization that helps immigrants and refugees make a living in the US. The SCA is excited to announce that we will have a Spring Dance for all grade levels next Tuesday, April 9 after school in the back of the gym. Tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow through next week for $3. Please join us.

Monring Announcements April 4, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club will meet this Friday, rain or shine. We will start out in Ms. Leonberger’s Room 238 right after school. Please plan to join us, new or returning members. No experience necessary! Note that there are no Friday afternoon late buses, so you must plan your own way home. We are hoping to also offer after-school Garden Club Mondays, beginning on April 22nd.

The SCA is excited to announce that we will have a Spring Dance for all grade levels next Tuesday, April 9 after school in the back of the gym. Tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow through next week for $3. Please join us.

From Ms. Black:Attention 8th graders:If you signed up for yearbook next year, you will need to complete an application in order to be enrolled in the class. Please grab an application from outside Ms. Black’s door and turn it back in to Ms. Black by April 19.

From the Music Department: Music students who have spring trip payments, fundraisers or signed papers to turn in should bring them to the theater lobby immediately after announcements.

Here’s a special announcement:Hello Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I am Edan and I am going to tell you about the action phase of my community project. We will be hosting a bake sale on Monday, April 8th. You may want to plan ahead so that you don’t forget to bring money!Cookies will be $1, and muffins will be $2. There will be drinks. We will be donating proceeds to the United States Committee on Immigrants and Refugees, or USCRI, an organization that helps immigrants and refugees make a living in the US.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

Happy National School Librarian Day

Morning Announcements April 3, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:Attentions all Gardeners: Garden Club begins this Friday, rain or shine. If it’s nice out, we’ll work outside. If it’s not nice, we will do the last round of indoor planting. Listen carefully to Friday announcements so that you will know where to go.Everyone is welcome to join. No experience necessary.

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi I am Tori with the SCA. We are excited to announce that we will have a Spring Dance for all grade levels next Tuesday, April 9 after school in the back of the gym. Tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow through next week for $3. Please join us.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches. Come to our final meeting before the All-TAB field trip!

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

Morning Announcements April 2, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:Attentions all Gardeners: Garden Club begins this Friday, rain or shine. If it’s nice out, we’ll work outside. If it’s not nice, we will do the last round of indoor planting. Listen carefully to Friday announcements so that you will know where to go.  Everyone is welcome to join. No experience necessary.

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day

Morning Announcements March 22, 2024

Today is a B Day!

Special announcement:

Ms. Taylor: Today’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Fact: Do you know what Narcan is? With the help of Narcan, many individuals who suffer an overdose do not die. Narcan is a lifesaving medication, that works to reverse an opioid overdose. All APS staff members are trained to administer in the event of an opioid related emergency. Today during each of the lunches, we will be playing substance abuse trivia for lunch with trivia wheel.

From Madame Moran: There will be no Fiber Arts Club on Monday, April 1, the first day after break.  We will see you all on Monday, April 8th instead!  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall: The Library will be closed after school today. Stay tuned after the Morning Announcements for the book trailer video of the 8 books competing in today’s round of Jefferson’s Battle of the Books.  After you are reminded about the Elite 8 books, go to Canvas and Vote.  Choose the books you liked better, or the books you would more like to read. The link to vote will be in your Canvas Inbox, in today’s TA lesson, and as the QR code at the end of the book video.  Everyone should vote separately because every vote counts.  Polls close at 4pm today.  Come to the Library to check out or put a hold on all 16 books…or go to Sora!

From Ms. Wall: If you got a reminder that you have an overdue library book last week, we hope you remembered to bring it to school today.  If you have it, please return your overdue book to the library right after morning announcements.  If you forgot it today, make a reminder so you will bring it tomorrow!  If it is lost, please come discuss it with us in the library.  Overdues won’t just disappear—you need to follow through and take care of the problem.

Morning Announcements March 21, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Taylor: Today’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Fact: Recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose is critical in saving someone’s life. The signs include small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”, falling asleep or losing consciousness in an unnatural setting, shallow or slowed breathing, gasping for air or sounding as though someone is snoring, cold or clammy skins; blue, gray, or ashen lips.

From Ms. Wall: Tomorrow is the next round of Jefferson’s Battle of the Books. You will watch the videos for the Elite 8 books and then vote for your favorite during TA.

From Ms. Wall: If you got a reminder that you have an overdue library book last week, we hope you remembered to bring it to school today. If you have it, please return your overdue book to the library right after morning announcements. If you forgot it today, make a reminder so you will bring it tomorrow! If it is lost, please come discuss it with us in the library. Overdues won’t just disappear—you need to follow through and take care of the problem.

Morning Announcements March 20, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day!

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:(IBMYP Excellence Awards)

6th Grade
Reflective Jhonny Sales Lopez
Balanced Lilia Thompson
Reflective Natalie Wellwood
7th Grade
Principled Fathimah Chowdhury
Caring Chelsea Guzman Delgadillo
Knowledgeable Beatrice Nussbaum
8th Grade
Open-minded Abdullah Aamir
Caring Lily Albert
Thinker Joshua Gurara

From Ms. Taylor: Today’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Fact: Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the most common substances involved in overdose deaths. 1 person every 5 minutes dies because of an overdose each day in the US.

From your PTA: The PTA will have Restaurant Night on Wednesday, March 20th at Domino’s Pizza at 2602 COLUMBIA PIKE, ARLINGTON, VA 22204. Order online, on the app, by phone, or in-store at any time during the store’s business hours and use promotion code “DN3” when placing your order. TJMS PTA will receive 20% of all sales. From Ms. Wall:The Library is closed after school today because of our staff meeting.

From Ms. Wall: If you got a reminder that you have an overdue library book last week, we hope you remembered to bring it to school today.  If you have it, please return your overdue book to the library right after morning announcements.  If you forgot it today, make a reminder so you will bring it tomorrow!  If it is lost, please come discuss it with us in the library.  Overdues won’t just disappear—you need to follow through and take care of the problem.

From Ms. Riley: Calling are theatre tech kiddos! We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all students who are interested in being in the tech crew for Mean Girls Jr. on Monday March 18 during all lunch periods in Ms. Riley’s room (Room 120). 6th graders come to the 6th grade tech crew during 6th grade lunch, 7th graders during 7th grade lunch, 8th graders during 8th grade lunch. You need attend one of these meetings on Monday in order to apply to be in the tech crew. You will be given all the information needed to join during this meeting. See Ms. Riley, Ms. Rosegrant or Mr. Banach with any questions.

Morning Announcements March 19, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Burton: If you are participating in the Girls Mentorship Field Trip tomorrow, please see Ms. Burton after the morning announcements. Thank you.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:(IBMYP Excellence Awards)

From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk today after school

From Ms. Rosegrant: Today is our March Library Craft Day! It’s a chance to relax with friends, listen to music, and be crafty. Our craft today is making cloud dough. We are limiting this craft to the first 20 crafters each lunch period. Other students may still come up and color.

From Ms. Taylor:(Introduce yourself)Today’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Fact: Fentanyl is a strong opioid that is 50-100 times more potent than morphine. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl looks just like many other drugs; however, it is commonly mixed with substances like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine and made into counterfeit pills that resemble other prescription opioids. In 2023, DEA seized more than 79.5 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of fentanyl powder. The 2023 seizures are equivalent to more than 376.7 million lethal doses of fentanyl. Today during each of the lunches, we will be playing opioid trivia for lunch.

From Ms. Wall: If you got a reminder that you have an overdue library book last week, we hope you remembered to bring it to school today. If you have it, please return your overdue book to the library right after morning announcements. If you forgot it today, make a reminder so you will bring it tomorrow! If it is lost, please come discuss it with us in the library. Overdues won’t just disappear—you need to follow through and take care of the problem.

From Ms. Riley: Calling are theatre tech kiddos! We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all students who are interested in being in the tech crew for Mean Girls Jr. on Monday March 18 during all lunch periods in Ms. Riley’s room (Room 120). 6th graders come to the 6th grade tech crew during 6th grade lunch, 7th graders during 7th grade lunch, 8th graders during 8th grade lunch. You need attend one of these meetings on Monday in order to apply to be in the tech crew. You will be given all the information needed to join during this meeting. See Ms. Riley, Ms. Rosegrant or Mr. Banach with any questions.

Morning Announcements March 18, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Riley: Calling are theatre tech kiddos! We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all students who are interested in being in the tech crew for Mean Girls Jr. on Monday March 18 during all lunch periods in Ms. Riley’s room (Room 120). 6th graders come to the 6th grade tech crew during 6th grade lunch, 7th graders during 7th grade lunch, 8th graders during 8th grade lunch. You need attend one of these meetings on Monday in order to apply to be in the tech crew. You will be given all the information needed to join during this meeting. See Ms. Riley, Ms. Rosegrant or Mr. Banach with any questions.

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS! The JIBMUN Club continues to demonstrate the growing potential of TJMS at Model UN conferences. Last Saturday at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington DC, our JIBMUN delegates took home two more awards! Please congratulate the following Yellow Jackets for their awards in their respective committees: Harper Horneman won Honorable Mention. And Meerub Rana won Best Delegate .Again, congratulations to these fellow Yellow Jackets for representing TJMS so well! Have a fantastic week and Spring Break!

From  Ms. Taylor: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance week, which connects others and helps them understand the myths about drugs and alcohol, while bringing together a community conversation about the science of drug use and addiction amongst our youth. During this week, we will be providing drug and alcohol facts to help keep our APS community safe.

From Ms. Wall: If you got a reminder that you have an overdue library book last week, we hope you remembered to bring it to school today.  If you have it, please return your overdue book to the library right after morning announcements.  If you forgot it today, make a reminder so you will bring it tomorrow!  If it is lost, please come discuss it with us in the library.  Overdues won’t just disappear—you need to follow through and take care of the problem.

Morning Announcements March 14, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Riley: Calling are theatre tech kiddos! We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all students who are interested in being in the tech crew for Mean Girls Jr. on Monday March 18 during all lunch periods in Ms. Riley’s room (Room 120). 6th graders come to the 6th grade tech crew during 6th grade lunch, 7th graders during 7th grade lunch, 8th graders during 8th grade lunch. You need attend one of these meetings on Monday in order to apply to be in the tech crew. You will be given all the information needed to join during this meeting. See Ms. Riley, Ms. Rosegrant or Mr. Banach with any questions.

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will have its last meeting today, Thursday 3/14. We will celebrate Pi day and reflect on our year. See you there!

From Ms. Egbert: For this week only, Anime Club will meet today, THURSDAY, instead of Friday. We meet in room 115 in the Stingrays area after school. See you there!” Good luck to our Concert Band at their assessment! Remember your student-led conference tomorrow!

Morning Announcements March 13, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Riley: Calling are theatre tech kiddos! We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all students who are interested in being in the tech crew for Mean Girls Jr. on Monday March 18 during all lunch periods in Ms. Riley’s room (Room 120). 6th graders come to the 6th grade tech crew during 6th grade lunch, 7th graders during 7th grade lunch, 8th graders during 8th grade lunch. You need attend one of these meetings on Monday in order to apply to be in the tech crew. You will be given all the information needed to join during this meeting. See Ms. Riley, Ms. Rosegrant or Mr. Banach with any questions.

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will have its last meeting on Thursday 3/14. We will celebrate Pi day and reflect on our year. See you there!

From Ms. Egbert: For this week only, Anime Club will meet on THURSDAY instead of Friday. We meet in room 115 in the Stingrays area after school. See you there!”

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today in the library during lunches. Come get permission slips for All-TAB!The library is only open for TAB Club during lunches today

Morning Announcements March 12, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk after school.

From Ms. Riley: Calling are theatre tech kiddos! We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all students who are interested in being in the tech crew for Mean Girls Jr. on Monday March 18 during all lunch periods in Ms. Riley’s room (Room 120). 6th graders come to the 6th grade tech crew during 6th grade lunch, 7th graders during 7th grade lunch, 8th graders during 8th grade lunch. You need attend one of these meetings on Monday in order to apply to be in the tech crew. You will be given all the information needed to join during this meeting. See Ms. Riley, Ms. Rosegrant or Mr. Banach with any questions.

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will have its last meeting on Thursday 3/14. We will celebrate Pi day and reflect on our year. See you there!

Morning Announcements March 11, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z, Ms. Rosegrant, and your Reading Teachers: Thanks to everyone who voted in Friday’s Battle of the Books.vFriday’s winners were Boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown, Inheritance games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Simon sort of says by Erin Bow, and Mascot by Charles Waters and Traci Sorell.  These books move on to the next round, on Friday, March 22nd.

If any of the 16 books you heard about last week sound good, please come to the Library to check one out—or look for digital books on Sora!

 

The Regional Science Fair took place on March 7. Students (grades 6-12) from Alexandria, Falls Church, and Arlington, both public and private schools, competed.  These Jefferson students placed:

Name: Maxwell Lerch Place: 1st Place Category: Animal Science  Name: Lysette Awotwi, Vanessa Andrade, Mia Munioz    Place: 2nd Place Category Animal Science  Name: Catherine Normington    Place: 2nd Place Category: Plant Science  Name: Nolan Foerster   Place: 3rd  Place Category: Medical and Health Sciences  Name: Zeynep Seyran and Kira Komlodi Place: 1st Category: Engineering Zeynep and Kira are invited to compete in a prestigious science competition—the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge.

Morning Announcements March 7, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z, Ms. Rosegrant, and your Reading Teachers: Today is the first day of Jefferson’s Battle of the Books.  Right after the Announcements, stay tuned for book trailers introducing you to the first 8 books.  Then, when the videos are done, please go and vote.  You can find the link in today’s TA Canvas course, as a Canvas message, or by putting your iPad over the QR code at the end of the video. If you can’t watch and vote during TA, use the link in your TA Canvas course to vote before 4pm when voting ends today. Every vote counts.  Every person should log in and pick their own favorites! Tomorrow we will share results from today’s matches…and introduce you to the remaining 8 books!

Here’s a special announcement: Z: Hi, I’m Ziona S: And I’m Sahira Z: For our community project we’re doing a food drive for AFAC. The food drive will be open March 1st to April 5th.S: Our most needed times are canned tuna, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, and cereal. Z: Make sure that the items you donate have labels like low sodium or unsweetened. Z&S:  Thank You!

Here’s a special announcement: Hello my name is Vincent Culbertson, I want to remind you about my community project for donating food to AFAC and I would like you to donate to the bins around the school

Morning Announcements March 6, 2024

Today is a B Day!

Here’s a special announcement: Hello my name is Vincent Culbertson, I want to remind you about my community project for donating food to AFAC and I would like you to donate to the bins around the school

From Ms. Wall: The Library is closed after school tomorrow. Remember that Jefferson’s Battle of the Books starts tomorrow during TA. If you can’t watch and vote during TA on Thursday, use the link in your TA Canvas course to vote before the end of the day tomorrow.

Here’s a special announcement: Z: Hi, I’m Ziona. S: And I’m Sahira Z: For our community project we’re doing a food drive for AFAC. The food drive will be open March 1st to April 5th. S: Our most needed times are canned tuna, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, and cereal. Z: Make sure that the items you donate have labels like low sodium or unsweetened. Z&S: Thank You!

Morning Announcements March 4, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Burton: Reminder:Girls Mentorship will have their meeting today at 2:40 p.m. in room 273, in the dolphins’ area! We hope to see you there!

Here’s a special announcement: Hi!  Hello I’m Vincent.  I’m here to talk about my community project .I hope you will donate food to the bins around the school building. If you are donating, please donate non-perishable foods. Thank you.

Here’s another special announcement (Tory Dark)Hi Everyone, I am Tory with the Student Council Advisory. Tomorrow, we don’t have school for students because of the presidential primary election. Citizens who are age 18 or older by November 5, 2024, can vote for EITHER the Democratic or Republican nominee for president.Democrats can choose between Marianne Williamson, Joe Biden, or Dean Phillips. Republicans can choose between Ryan Binkley, Donald Trump, or Nikki Haley. Voting will happen at the Thomas Jefferson Rec Center, all across Virginia and in 14 other states. Voting in Virginia will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Please remind people who can to vote tomorrow.

Here’s a special announcement:Z: Hi, I’m Ziona.S: And I’m SahiraZ: For our community project we’re doing a food drive for AFAC. The food drive will be open March 1st to April 5th.S: Our most needed times are canned tuna, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, and cereal.Z: Make sure that the items you donate have labels like low sodium or unsweetened.Z&S: Thank You!

Morning Announcements March 1, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Burton: Reminder: Girls Mentorship will have their meeting on Monday at 2:40 p.m. in room 273, in the dolphins’ area! We hope to see you there!

Here’s a special announcement: Z: Hi, I’m Ziona. S: And I’m Sahira Z: For our community project we’re doing a food drive for AFAC. The food drive will be open March 1st to April 5th. S: Our most needed times are canned tuna, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, and cereal. Z: Make sure that the items you donate have labels like low sodium or unsweetened. Z&S: Thank You!

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Attention Reading Buddies: Today is our last gathering with 1st grade friends at Fleet Elementary. Please join the fun! Let’s finish strong. We’ll see you in Room 260 by 2:45pm.

Here’s Ms. Wall with a special announcement: Jefferson’s 2024 Battle of the Books is almost here! For those of you who are new this year to Jefferson, this is an annual book tournament–kind of like the NCAA basketball March Madness but with books. Your reading teachers and librarians have selected 16 great newish books that we want you to know about. There are thrillers, graphic novels, fantasies, nonfiction…books that make you think, cry, and laugh. We’ve made up a Sweet 16 bracket and have book video trailers for you to learn about them. Starting next Thursday and Friday, right after the regular announcements, we’ll be showing the videos on the announcements. Then, right after, everyone should go to the link in their TA Canvas course and vote for their favorites–either the book you read and enjoyed more…or the book you’d more like to read. Winners in each matchup will move on to the next round. The bracket will be posted in the library window really soon–come take a look! Which book do you think will win? And remember that all these books are available for you to read! Come check one out from the Library–or go to Sora and Destiny Discover to look for ebooks and audiobooks! May the best book win!

K: Hi, I’m Cate.N: And I’m also Cate.K: And we’re doing our Community Project to spread awareness about mental health in retirement homes. We’re doing this by writing cards to people in retirement homes.N: Mental health problems among older people are often under-recognized and under-treated. This makes people reluctant to seek help.K: Around one quarter of elderly people are affected by social isolation and loneliness.N: We’re looking for cards in both English and Spanish. They will be due Friday, March 1st.K: TA Teachers, make sure to put the cards in Mr. Malinosky’s mailbox by the end of t

Morning Announcements February 28, 2024

From Ms. Bennett: Get ready to Leap Into Literacy on Leap Day, tomorrow, February 29, with a visit from author Lulu Delacre. At 1 pm she’ll be here at TJMS talking to 6th graders about her book Us in Progress. Then, later that night, all students are invited back with your whole family to write your own story with some inspiration and guidance as LuLu Delacre returns to lead a family writing workshop in the Alice West Fleet Cafeteria. Food trucks will be out front from 5:30-6:30, and the writing workshop will begin at 6:30. If you have questions, ask Ms. Bennett, Ms. Wall, or Ms. Zehren!

From Your PTA:TJMS PTA is hosting a Restaurant Night Fundraiser with Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Reed Dr.) today from 9 am to 10 pm. Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library! The Library is only open during lunches for TAB today.

Morning Announcements February 27, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Bennett: Get ready to Leap Into Literacy on February 29 with a visit from author Lulu Delacre. At 1 pm she’ll be here at TJMS talking to 6th graders about her book Us in Progress. Then, later that night, all students are invited back with your whole family to write your own story with some inspiration and guidance as LuLu Delacre returns to lead a family writing workshop in the Alice West Fleet Cafeteria. Food trucks will be out front from 5:30-6:30, and the writing workshop will begin at 6:30. If you have questions, ask Ms. Bennett, Ms. Wall, or Ms. Zehren!

From Your PTA: TJMS PTA is hosting a Restaurant Night Fundraiser with Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Reed Dr.) on Wednesday, Feb 28, from 9 am to 10 pm. Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.   Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk today

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets tomorrow!

K: Hi, I’m Cate.N: And I’m also Cate.K: And we’re doing our Community Project to spread awareness about mental health in retirement homes. We’re doing this by writing cards to people in retirement homes.N: Mental health problems among older people are often under-recognized and under-treated. This makes people reluctant to seek help.K: Around one quarter of elderly people are affected by social isolation and loneliness.N: We’re looking for cards in both English and Spanish. They will be due Friday, March 1st.K: TA Teachers, make sure to put the cards in Mr. Malinosky’s mailbox by the end of the day on Friday, March 1st.

Morning Announcements February 26, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Bennett: Get ready to Leap Into Literacy on February 29 with a visit from author Lulu Delacre. At 1 pm she’ll be here at TJMS talking to 6th graders about her book Us in Progress. Then, later that night, all students are invited back with your whole family to write your own story with some inspiration and guidance as LuLu Delacre returns to lead a family writing workshop in the Alice West Fleet Cafeteria. Food trucks will be out front from 5:30-6:30, and the writing workshop will begin at 6:30. If you have questions, ask Ms. Bennett, Ms. Wall, or Ms. Zehren!

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS! The JIBMUN Club continues to demonstrate the growing potential of TJMS at Model UN conferences. Last Saturday at Dorothy Hamm Middle School, our JIBMUN delegates took home FOUR awards! Please congratulate the following Yellow Jackets for their awards in their respective committees: Kaya Gadhia and Harper Horneman each won Honorable Mention. Khalid Yimer won Outstanding Delegate. And Meerub Rana won Best Delegate. Again, congratulations to these fellow Yellow Jackets for representing TJMS so well! Have a fantastic week.

From Your PTA: TJMS PTA is hosting a Restaurant Night Fundraiser with Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Reed Dr.) on Wednesday, Feb 28, from 9 am to 10 pm. Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.   Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

K: Hi, I’m Cate.N: And I’m also Cate.K: And we’re doing our Community Project to spread awareness about mental health in retirement homes. We’re doing this by writing cards to people in retirement homes.N: Mental health problems among older people are often under-recognized and under-treated. This makes people reluctant to seek help.K: Around one quarter of elderly people are affected by social isolation and loneliness.N: We’re looking for cards in both English and Spanish. They will be due Friday, March 1st.K: TA Teachers, make sure to put the cards in Mr. Malinosky’s mailbox by the end of the day on Friday, March 1st.

Morning Announcements February 22, 2024

Today is an A Day!

2/22 – World Thinking Day

From Ms. Black and Mr. Spencer Attention 6th and 7th graders. Please note that your course request form is due to your counselor NO LATER THAN this Friday February 23. Please make sure to turn in this form to your counselor or English teacher by Friday so that you have priority consideration for your electives.

From Ms. Bennett: Get ready to Leap Into Literacy on February 29 with a visit from author Lulu Delacre. At 1 pm she’ll be here at TJMS talking to 6th graders about her book Us in Progress. Then, later that night, all students are invited back with your whole family to write your own story with some inspiration and guidance as LuLu Delacre returns to lead a family writing workshop in the Alice West Fleet Cafeteria. Food trucks will be out front from 5:30-6:30, and the writing workshop will begin at 6:30. If you have questions, ask Ms. Bennett, Ms. Wall, or Ms. Zehren

!From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub:Reading Buddies meets tomorrow. Please plan to attend, and help us finish strong!

K: Hi, I’m Cate .N: And I’m also Cate. K: And we’re doing our Community Project to spread awareness about mental health in retirement homes. We’re doing this by writing cards to people in retirement homes. N: Mental health problems among older people are often under-recognized and under-treated. This makes people reluctant to seek help. K: Around one quarter of elderly people are affected by social isolation and loneliness. N: We’re looking for cards in both English and Spanish. They will be due Friday, March 1st.K: TA Teachers, make sure to put the cards in Mr. Malinosky’s mailbox by the end of the day on Friday, March 1st.

Morning Announcements February 21, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Black and Mr. Spencer Attention 6th and 7th graders. Please note that your course request form is due to your counselor NO LATER THAN this Friday February 23. Please make sure to turn in this form to your counselor or English teacher by Friday so that you have priority consideration for your electives.

From Ms. Wall: The Library is closed after school today because of a staff meeting.

Morning Announcements February 20, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s Mr. Malinosky (International Night)

Morning Announcements February 16, 2024

Today is a B Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Preston:)Black History Month trivia

From the music department: Attention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students: Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TODAY! Please plan to attend. We only have three more weeks left. Let’s finish strong! See you in Room 260 right after school.

Monday is Presidents Day holiday. We will see you back on Tuesday!

Students for Climate Action will host a clothing swap on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Washington-Liberty High School cafeteria.

Members of the community are encouraged to bring in gently used clothing items they no longer wear or need. The clothing-swap event is open to all community members, with a focus on high-school and middle-school students. The event is free to attend, and there is no limit to the number of clothing items a participant can take. The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to update their wardrobe without contributing to fast fashion waste.

Morning Announcements February 15, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Preston:)”Tomorrow is day 5 of Kindness Week, and our theme is “Don’t sweat the small stuff ” Remember your kindness can brighten someone’s day! Wear your favorite Sweatshirt, Sweatsuit or Sweater” Let’s keep the momentum going!

Here’s a special Community Project announcement (Lina and Valerie):P1: Hey, yellow jackets. We’re having a post Valentine’s Day bake sale today. P2:: Please come to the front of the 7th grade door right after school. P1: We will be donating all profits to No kid hungry. P2:We will be selling Valentine’s Day baked goods. Please be there

From the music department: Attention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students: Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, , and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets tomorrow! Please plan to attend. We only have three more weeks left. Let’s finish strong!

Morning Announcements February 14, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Sarah 🙂Happy Wednesday! Remember that “Kindness makes the Heart Grow”. Kindness can be your superpower! Tomorrow is Superhero Day!

Here’s a special Community Project announcement (Valerie and Priya):P1: Hey, yellow jackets. We’re having a post Valentine’s Day bake sale tomorrow.

P2:: Please come to the front of the 7th grade door right after school.

P1: We will be donating all profits to No kid hungry.

P2:We will be selling Valentine’s Day baked goods. Please be there

From the Music Department-Full year music students should remember to bring in their spring trip forms and payments tomorrow. The collection is Thursday morning in the main lobby after the announcements.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Theatre Lobby.TAB passes will be delivered during TA.

Morning Announcements February 13, 2024

Today is a B Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Student Student Tori Dark:)Happy Thankful Tuesday! In the spirit of Kindness Week and Valentine, don’t forget tomorrow is “Kindness makes the Heart Grow”. Wear Red or Pink!”

From Señora Ferrara Kingdom talk will be today after school in the FACS room. (Ms Boda’s room)

From the Wakefield High School Crew Team Boosters: The Wakefield Crew team is having a fundraiser today from 5 to 8pm at the Silver Diner at the corner of King and Beauregard streets in Alexandria (just a short walk from Wakefield). 20% of all proceeds will go to funding the Wakefield Crew team. Team members will help waiters, and Wakefield spirit gear will be for sale.

HBCU Pride Week, which runs from Feb. 12-17.

Morning Announcements February 12, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Student Harper H.) This week is the state of Virginia’s Kindness Week! Today is Respecting Differences! Did you wear different pattern or color clothes?“ Hey everyone, don’t forget tomorrow is “Kindness ties us together”! Wear a tie or tie dye clothes. Spread the word and spread kindness!”

From the Wakefield High School Crew Team Boosters: Wakefield wants to get the word out about rowing crew. 8th graders can be part of the team.T here is an interest meeting on Monday night for interested 8th graders and their parent to hear what crew has to offer. The Boosters provide partial need-based scholarships to those who need them—money should not keep anyone interested from rowing. Want to learn more? Meet the coach tonight, Monday, February 12th at 7pm at Wakefield High School.

Morning Announcements February 9, 2024

Today is a B Day!

(Preston):(slides for BHM trivia)

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub :Attention Reading Buddies: Please pick up hall passes from Ms. Dunbar in the Library, today during TA. Our group picture is in the auditorium at 2:20 this afternoon. You will go directly to the auditorium, then back to class. After dismissal we will see you in Room 260, as usual.

From Ms. Rosegrant: Today is our February Library Craft Day. We will be making folding Valentine cards during lunches. Come be crafty, relax, talk with friends, listen to music, and have some fun today.

Here’s a special announcement: (Mia)Next week is the state of Virginia’s Kindness Week! The purpose of Kindness Week is to recognize that simple day-to-day acts of kindness enable our schools, communities, and state to be a kinder, safer, healthier and more inclusive place to live, work, learn and play. Let’s show everyone why we are the best of best by participating in our Spirit Week and activities around school!Monday is Respecting Differences! Wear different pattern or color clothes! Here’s another special announcement from the

SCA: Sophia “Hi Everyone, starting today at lunch the SCA will be selling Valentine’s Day Fun Dip candy for $1 that you can get for someone special. Also…” Appreciation for Mr. Spencer on Counselors week Ava – Appreciation for Ms. Burton Counselors week

From the Wakefield High School Crew Team Boosters: Wakefield wants to get the word out about rowing crew. 8th graders can be part of the team. here is an interest meeting on Monday night for interested 8th graders and their parent to hear what crew has to offer.The Boosters provide partial need-based scholarships to those who need them—money should not keep anyone interested from rowing. Want to learn more? Meet the coach Monday, February 12th at 7pm at Wakefield High

Morning Announcements February 8, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Burton: It’s National School Counseling Week and here’s a short video from your school counselors! Video: https://youtu.be/bEq1l8gkgao?si=Y-4GeS0kMtQosiAX

From Ms. Campbell: ACCESS testing continues today for the same EL students who tested on Monday and Tuesday. Please report to your testing location at the end of TA (8:30am).If you were absent on Monday or Tuesday, you will still test today. Check your Canvas email for your testing location.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies DOES meet this week. We will have our Group Picture on Friday at 2:20 in the auditorium, and then move to Room 260 after the picture. I will place early dismissal passes in TA teacher mailboxes to give to you on Friday morning. Please come to the auditorium before going to your locker at the end of the day on Friday.

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Mia – “Hi Everyone, starting today at lunch the SCA will be selling Valentine’s Day Fun Dip candy for $1 that you can get for someone special. Also…” Appreciation for Ms. Russo on Counselors week Sarai – “Hi Everyone, starting today at lunch the SCA will be selling Valentine’s Day Fun Dip candy for $1 that you can get for someone special.”Preston – Appreciation for Ms. Black on Counselors week

From the Wakefield High School Crew Team Boosters: Wakefield wants to get the word out about rowing crew. 8th graders can be part of the team. There is an interest meeting on Monday night for interested 8th graders and their parent to hear what crew has to offer. The Boosters provide partial need-based scholarships to those who need them—money should not keep anyone interested from rowing

Morning Announcements February 7, 2024

Today is a Special Early Release Anchor Day! Don’t blink or you might miss a class!

From Ms. Burton: It’s National School Counseling Week and here’s a short video from your school counselors! Video: https://youtu.be/bEq1l8gkgao?si=Y-4GeS0kMtQosiAX

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies DOES MEET this week. We will have our Group Picture on Friday at 2:20 in the auditorium, and then move to Room 260 after the picture. I will place early dismissal passes in TA teacher mailboxes to give to you on Friday morning. Please come to the auditorium before going to your locker at the end of the day on Friday.

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Mia – “Hi Everyone, starting today at lunch the SCA will be selling Valentine’s Day Fun Dip candy for $1 that you can get for someone special. Also…” Appreciation for Ms. Russo on Counselors week

From Ms. T:The TJMS Concert Band Ilvermorny House Cup Challenge is over, and here are the results: The winner of the Concert Band Gold house cup challenge is… HOUSE THUNDERBIRD The winner of the 7th period Concert Band Blue house cup challenge is HOUSE WAMPUS and the winner of the 6th period Concert Band Blue house cup challenge is HOUSE THUNDERBIRD Thanks to ALL of the students who completed their check-offs and earned points for the challenge! Ms. T will send information on Canvas about scheduling the winning teams’ parties.

Morning Announcements February 6, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Campbell: ACCESS testing for EL students continues today beginning at 8:30am. Please report to your testing location at the end of TA. If you were absent yesterday, you will still test today. Check your Canvas email for your testing location.

From Señora Ferrara There will be kingdom talk after school today

From Mr. Carter:  Math Counts will meet today in Mr. Carter’s room, 255. Also, congratulations to all the competitors who represented TJMS on Saturday at Chantilly High School. Lilly, Vishnuvardhini, Cate, Fathimah, Ayush, Sukh Ochir, and Saee represented us well!

Morning Announcements January 5, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Campbell: ACCESS testing for select EL students starts today. Students, check you Canvas email for your testing location. If you are an EL student who did not receive a Canvas message, you will test later this month.All students scheduled to test this week please report to your testing room at the end of TA (8:30am).

From Ms. Burton:Don’t forget, Act II Classes start this week! Art, Tech innovations and Digital Input is today immediately after school. Attendance is mandatory. Make sure you check your schedule before this afternoon.

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS !Our JIBMUN Club (pronounced “jib” “mun”) participated in another Modul UN conference at the National Cathedral School in Washington DC, and two new members won their first awards! Please congratulate Khalid Yimer and Genna Divett for taking home the “Honorable Mention” Award in their respective committees! Both demonstrate the great potential TJ has in the future. Don’t forget that JIBMUN is always open for new members, so come to room 80 and talk to Mr. Clark about joining. Have a great week!

Morning Announcements January 2, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar, Mr. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies, listen carefully! There will be NO READING BUDDIES THIS WEEK because of an end-of-day assembly at Fleet Elementary this Friday. Because of this, we will extend Reading Buddies to March 1st.We will meet again NEXT WEEK.

From Ms. Burton:”Girls Mentorship will be meeting Monday after school. Mentees, please check your canvas message. You must RSVP by Friday afternoon. See you there!

“Here’s a special announcement: Student Preston (7th): “The Black History Month 2024 theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” The theme explores the key influence African Americans have had in the fields of “visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression.” Every Friday, we will bring to you a trivia question about Black History, and we hope you will learn and play along.

Student Ainhara (7th): (student will read from slides)

February 2 – World Wetlands Day Groundhog Day From

Morning Announcements February 1, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Dunbar, Mr. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies, listen carefully! There will be NO READING BUDDIES THIS WEEK because of an end-of-day assembly at Fleet Elementary this Friday. Because of this, we will extend Reading Buddies to March 1st.We will meet again NEXT WEEK.

From Ms. Burton: “Girls Mentorship will be meeting Monday after school. Mentees, please check your canvas message. You must RSVP by Friday afternoon. See you there!

“Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 31, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Burton: Students, this is a reminder that today is the last day to return your ACT 2 form in. Tech Innovations and Computer Programming for Game Design are closed.

From the Music Department: All full year band, orchestra, and chorus students in 6th 7th and 8th grade should report to the theater immediately following announcements for a meeting about the spring trip to Williamsburg, Virginia.

From Ms. Dunbar, Mr. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies, listen carefully! There will be NO READING BUDDIES THIS WEEK because of an end-of-day assembly at Fleet Elementary this Friday. Because of this, we will extend Reading Buddies to March 1st.We will meet again NEXT WEEK.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library. We look forward to seeing you! The Library is only open for TAB during lunches today.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 30, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Burton: Students, this is a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to return your ACT 2 form in. Tech Innovations and Computer Programming for Game Design are closed

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves! To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left. We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today.

Morning Announcements January 26, 2024

Today is a B Day!

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Hi! I’m Ava–“Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. Then you can turn the cards into your TA teacher and they can put them in Mr. Malinosky’s mailbox or office.Also, we will have a full SCA meeting today right after the announcements.

“From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub Reading Buddies meets today. Please come to Room 260 right after school. The Reading Buddies season continues through February, every Friday.

From Ms. Bennett :Today is the absolute last call for students to take the NWEA MAP test. TA teachers, if you haven’t already, please review the lists in Ms. Bennett’s email and send students to the Theatre right now if they’re still with you. Students will return to TA or 1st period–as soon as they finish the test. Congratulations to all of the participants of the TJMS Science Fair/Expo. There were many innovative and creative projects. Here are the winners In the first place, with their innovative music teaching software, we have Kira Komlodi and Zeynep Seyran. There was a three-way tie for second place. In the second place, we have Aidan Kang, Cate Normington, and a group project by Vanessa Andrade, Lysette Awotwi, and Mia Munoz. There was also a tie for third place. The 3rd place winners are A group project by Sarai Camey Gomez and Nina Baba. Corsen Atewologun and Maxwell Lerch. All participants, remember to stop by room 268 for your score sheet, prize and information regarding the Regional Science fair. Please congratulate them when you see them for all their hard work and dedication.

From Ms. Burton: Students, ACT II forms are available now under the Activities page on the TJ website and physical copies are available outside of the Counseling Suite. The deadline to return is Wednesday, Jan. 31st

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves! To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left. We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

Morning Announcements January 25, 2024

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement: Congratulations to all of the participants of the TJMS Science Fair/Expo. There were many innovative and creative projects. Here are the winners In the first place, with their innovative music teaching software, we have Kira Komlodi and Zeynep Seyran. There was a three-way tie for second place. In the second place, we have Aidan Kang, Cate Normington, and a group project by Vanessa Andrade, Lysette Awotwi, and Mia Munoz. There was also a tie for third place. The 3rd place winners are A group project by Sarai Camey Gomez and Nina Baba. Corsen Atewologun and Maxwell Lerch. All participants, remember to stop by room 268 for your score sheet, prize and information regarding the Regional Science fair.Please congratulate them when you see them for all their hard work and dedication.

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves! To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left. We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Ms. Burton: Students, ACT II forms are available now under the Activities page on the TJ website and physical copies are available outside of the Counseling Suite. The deadline to return is Wednesday, Jan. 31st

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Hi. I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday

“From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 24, 2024

Today is an Anchor Day!

From your PTA: On Wednesday, January 24 (that’s today), please visit the Charga Grill for lunch and/or dinner. The PTA will receive 15% of all purchases between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm that are in support of the Thomas Jefferson PTA. Charga Grill is located at 5151 Langston Blvd (former Lee Highway), Arlington, VA 22207.Check out the menu at https://www.chargagrill.com/Make sure to let the restaurant know that your purchase is in support of TJMS PTA!

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves!To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left.We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Ms. Burton: Students, ACT II forms are available now under the Activities page on the TJ website and physical copies are available outside of the Counseling Suite. The deadline to return is Wednesday, Jan. 31st

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA:Hi. I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TAcanvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday

“From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today”

Morning Announcements January 23, 2024

Today is a Special Testing Schedule with B Day classes!

From Ms. Burton: Students, ACT II forms are available now under the Activities page on the TJ website and physical copies are available outside of the Counseling Suite. The deadline to return is Wednesday, Jan. 31st

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet after school today in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. If you are planning to compete and can not make today’s meeting, please stop by and see Mr Carter TODAY.

From: Ms. T Congratulations to the winners of the TJMS Band Winter Break Practice Challenge contest: Ethan Kaiser, Karam Jlil, and Isaiah Amadou Please stop by the band room to collect your prize! The Arlington County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) recently announced the 2023-24 Reflections contest winners at the county level. Reflections is a contest and arts promotion program that encourages students to create works based on a common theme. This year’s theme was “I Am Hopeful Because…”Sami Wiriyotin won Awards of Merit in the Middle School Division for both Photography and Visual Arts. Congratulations, Sami!

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves! To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left. We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Hi. I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday

“From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today.

Morning Announcements January 22, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Burton: Students, ACT II forms are available now under the Activities page on the TJ website and physical copies are available outside of the Counseling Suite. The deadline to return is Wednesday, Jan. 31st

From: Ms. T Congratulations to the winners of the TJMS Band Winter Break Practice Challenge contest: Ethan Kaiser, Karam Jlil, and Isaiah Amadou Please stop by the band room to collect your prize!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Act II Art is cancelled today. Please come to Art Club on Thursday as a makeup.

The Arlington County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) recently announced the 2023-24 Reflections contest winners at the county level. Reflections is a contest and arts promotion program that encourages students to create works based on a common theme. This year’s theme was “I Am Hopeful Because…”Sami Wiriyotin won Awards of Merit in the Middle School Division for both Photography and Visual Arts. Congratulations, Sami!

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves! To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left. We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA:Hi. I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday

Morning Announcements January 18, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Burton: Members of the Girls Mentorship, please stop by Ms. Burton’s office to pick up your permission slip for our field trip. Please return all permission slips to Ms. Burton or Ms. Russo. Thank you.

From Mr. Ammon: The Phoenix Bikes club has room for 3 or 4 more students this semester. Club members learn how to repair bikes, and at the end of April members get to keep a bike that they repair themselves! To register for the club your parents must sign you up through Phoenix Bikes website. You can get the sign-up link from Mr. Ammon in room 55. The club can only have 12 students, and we only have a few spots left. We’ll start January 30 and meet on Tuesdays after school.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets tomorrow (unless APS cancels after-school activities due to snow). Listen carefully to all announcements tomorrow!

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Hi. I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday “

Morning Announcements January 17, 2024

Today is (maybe) a B Day with a 2-hour delay!

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library! If Ms. Wall can’t get your TAB pass to you during TA, please use the pass that will be in the TAB Canvas course Announcements to get lunch quickly.The Library is only open during lunches for TAB.

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA:Hi. I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday ”

From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 12, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TODAY, in Room 260, right after school. Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Burton: “Next week is the start of academic planning for most of you, please watch our helpful advice as you begin to think about next year courses”https://youtu.be/ptogeCeJhDg

Remember that there is no school on Monday as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.  This day has been designated a National Day of Service to encourage everyone to volunteer and give back.  See what you can do to help someone in your family or your neighborhood.  Make it a day on, not a “day off”!

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Hi.  I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday ”

From Mr. Appanah: Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 11, 2024

Today is a Special Testing Schedule with A Day Classes!

From Ms. Rosegrant and Ms. Riley: Auditions for Mean Girls Jr continue today from 2:30 to 4pm in the Theatre.  If you can’t make it this afternoon, schedule an audition time with Ms. Riley during TA or lunch by Canvas messaging or going to see Ms. Riley.  All auditions must be completed by Friday afternoon.  Please bring your completed contract and audition form with you to your audition.

From Ms. Holland-Shuford: Attention ALL Science Fair Participants. Friendly reminder, there will be a BRIEF science fair meeting after school TODAY in room 268. PLEASE BE ON TIME

From Ms. Cobbs: Between fall break and winter break, the math department held an ixl competition to see who could answer the most questions correctly. There were 22 students who answered 1,000 questions or more correctly in that 4 week period. That’s amazing! Now…on to the leaderboard results! In 1st place answering 50,000 questions correctly is Fathimah Chowdhury 2nd place is Khalid Yimer 3rd place is Devin Reddick Way to go 7th graders earning the top 3 spots! The top winners in 6th grade are….In 1st place, Jeevesh Sivakumar In 2nd place, Sukh-Ochir Radnaased and in 3rd place, Linkon Barua And the top winners in 8th grade are…In 1st place, Paribes Khare In 2d place, Zeynep Seyran And 3rd place is Jayden Abrego Everyone did a fantastic job. Way to go everyone! Be on the lookout for the next ixl leaderboard competition and you too might win!

Here’s a special announcement from the SCA: Hi.  I’m ____”Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to make some people’s Valentine’s Day better. Please sign up to make cards for people who are hospitalized. They look like this [hold up card]. Sign up on the Google Form posted in your TA canvas course. The first 300 people who sign up get to do it so do it fast and have a good Thursday ”

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 9, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Rosegrant and Ms. Riley: Don’t give away your shot! (Wait, that’s another musical, isn’t it?)Auditions for Mean Girls Jr are today, Tuesday, January 9 after school in the theatre. Sign up for an audition with Ms.Riley in Room 120 or Ms.Rosegrant in the library. If you cannot make it to auditions on Tuesday, you can still audition on Thursday the 11th. See Ms.Riley or Ms.Rosegrant with any questions.

From Ms. Holland-Shuford:Attention ALL Science Fair Participants.    There will be a MANDATORY meeting regarding the TJMS Science Fair in room 268 on Thursday right after school.

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet today in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. See you there!

From Señora Ferrera There will be Kingdom Talk today

From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 8, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Rosegrant: Breaking News! (wait, wasn’t that last year’s musical?)Auditions for Mean Girls Jr have moved! Auditions will now be held tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9 in the theatre after school. Please sign up for an audition with Ms.Riley in Room 120 or Ms.Rosegrant in the library. If you cannot make it to auditions on Tuesday, you may still audition on Thursday the 11th. See Ms.Riley or Ms.Rosegrant with any questions.  Audition packets are still available with everything you need to get ready for the audition.

From Ms. Burton: Quick reminder,  Our girls mentorship gathering is TODAY after school at 2:45 in the cafeteria. Get ready for some fun self-care activities and uplifting conversations. See you there and don’t forget to bring a friend!

From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 5, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Rosegrant: Breaking News! (wait, wasn’t that last year’s musical?)Auditions for Mean Girls Jr have moved! Auditions will now be held on Tuesday, January 9 in the theatre after school. Please sign up for an audition with Ms.Riley in Room 120 or Ms.Rosegrant in the library. If you cannot make it to auditions on Tuesday, you may still audition Thursday the 11th. See Ms.Riley or Ms.Rosegrant with any questions. Audition packets are still available with everything you need to get ready for the audition.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub :Reading Buddies meets today, after school, in Room 260. Hope to see you there!

Here’s a special announcement: Hi everyone, it’s Ms. Zehren, one of your Jefferson Librarians. You might have noticed the new book talk videos on the Friday TA lessons. They’re a great chance for you to recommend books to your friends and other classmates. If you would like to record a book talk for a TA lesson, please fill out the Google Form under the video link. If you love a book, we want to hear about it! Thank you.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club members: Just reminding you to check the TAB Canvas course announcements for information about today’s optional activity in the library after school today. If you have any questions, ask us in the library.

From Ms. Burton: Join us next Monday for a fantastic girls mentorship gathering filled with self-care activities and uplifting conversations. Monday after school from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. See you there!

From Mr. Appanah:Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 4, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition. You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

From Ms. Burton: Join us next Monday for a fantastic girls mentorship gathering filled with self-care activities and uplifting conversations. Monday after school from 2:40 to 3:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. See you there!

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 3, 2024

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition. You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches! You should get a pass in your TA this morning. The Library is closed after school today.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements January 2, 2024

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition. You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

From Mr. Siegel: Girls’ basketball tryouts start today after school. Wrestling begins after school today. We need everyone we can get on the wrestling team. Weight classes range from 75 to 175 pounds. No experience necessary! See Mr. Siegel if you have questions.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets tomorrow during lunches!

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

Morning Announcements December 20, 2023

Today is an Anchor Day!

Here’s a special announcement: (Madame Moran)

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition. You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

From Mr. Siegel: There are no after school activities today.

From Ms. Wall: The Library is closed after school today.

From Mr. Appanah: Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday andWednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring youriPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I amhopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visualart, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and getinspired! Show them who you are!https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 19, 2023

Today is a B Day!

Here’s a special announcement: “Hi I am Sarai with the SCA. The Winter Dance is today after school today in the back of the gym until 4pm. You will need a bracelet to enter. If you have a ticket, please exchange it for a bracelet today during lunch. If you haven’t bought a ticket, you can still do that today at lunch. Please join us. “Thank you,

“Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

 Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun oftheir lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition. You can pick one upfrom Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invitedto audition. It will be so Fetch!

From your PTA: We have great news: Chipotle at 1002 S. Glebe Rd. has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for our next Restaurant Night today from 5 to 9pm!Chipotle will donate back 33% of all participating orders to raise funds for TJMS PTAprograms that benefit our school community.Order online for pickup using CODE ELL2XTA, in the “Enter a Promo Code” section.Don’t forget to click “Apply.” If you dine in, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA Fundraiser.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria. Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday andWednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring youriPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I amhopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visualart, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and getinspired! Show them who you are!https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 18, 2023

Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement: “Hi, I am Sarai with the SCA. The Winter Dance is tomorrow Tuesday, December 19. We will be in the back of the gym with music, food and drinks. Tickets will be on sale today and tomorrow during all lunches for $3 And I am Liya with the SCA. A reminder that tomorrow is wear your favorite PJs day and Wednesday is Twin Day/Iconic Duo Day. Finally, call candy canes will be delivered on Wednesday morning during TA. Thank you,”

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Ms. Burton: “Here’s a recap of our Annual 8th Grade Career Day “Youtube – https://youtu.be/jOd5qUxBMwg  (captions/lyrics are on the video)

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition.  You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

From your PTA: We have great news:  Chipotle at 1002 S. Glebe Rd. has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for our next Restaurant Night tomorrow, Tuesday December 19th from 5 to 9pm!  Chipotle will donate back 33% of all participating orders to raise funds for TJMS PTA programs that benefit our school community.  Order online for pickup using CODE ELL2XTA, in the “Enter a Promo Code” section. Don’t forget to click “Apply.” If you dine in, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA Fundraiser.

From Ms. Wall: If your overdue library books made it into your backpacks this weekend, please come to the library right after announcements to return or renew them!See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From Mr. Appanah:  Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!    From

Mrs. Holland Shuford,         For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

 From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 15, 202

Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TODAY, in Room 260, right after school. Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Rosegrant: December’s Library Craft Day is today! Do you want to make a snowman?Come up during your lunch to the library to relax, listen to music, talk with friends, and—yes—make a snowman!

Here’s a special announcement: Hi Everyone, I am Eleanor Gould from the SCA.Today, Friday, Dec 15 is Holiday Headwear (Santa hats).-Monday, Dec 18 is Future Day (High School or College clothes)-Tuesday, Dec 19 is Favorite PJ Day-Wednesday, Dec 20 is Iconic Duo/Twin DayWe will also start dance sale tickets today for $3 during every lunch.

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you needs to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition. You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

From your PTA: We have great news: Chipotle at 1002 S. Glebe Rd. has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for our next Restaurant Night on Tuesday December 19th from 5 to 9pm!Chipotle will donate back 33% of all participating orders to raise funds for TJMS PTA programs that benefit our school community.Order online for pickup using CODE ELL2XTA, in the “Enter a Promo Code” section. Don’t forget to click “Apply.” If you dine in, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA Fundraiser.

 From Ms. Wall: Blah, blah, overdue library books, blah.  Blah blah, return, blah, renew, blah.See us in the Library if you have any questions.  From Mr. Appanah:Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 14, 2023

Today is an A Day!

From Ms. Leonberger: Today’s GSA meeting is cancelled. See you next year (in January)!

Here’s a special announcement: “Hi Everyone, I am Mia Muniz Diaz your SCA President. Today we begin dance sale tickets during every lunch for $3. The dance will be in the back of the gym on Tuesday, December 14 from 2:45pm-4:00pm. Also a reminder about our Spirit Days.- Tomorrow, Friday, Dec 15 is Holiday Headwear (Santa hats). -Monday, Dec 18 is Future Day (High School or College clothes)-Tuesday, Dec 19 is Favorite PJ Day-Wednesday, Dec 20 is Iconic Duo/Twin Day

From Ms. Riley: Calling all actors, singers and dancers. Or anyone who wants to have the most fun of their lives. Auditions for the TJMS Spring Musical, Mean Girls Jr. will be Thursday January 11. In order to audition, you need to get an audition packet. The audition packet will have everything you need to get ready for the audition.  You can pick one up from Ms. Riley (Room 120) or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library. Every Yellowjacket is invited to audition. It will be so Fetch!

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Ms. Wall: Overdue library books.  You know the drill. Bring them back.  Renew them.  Shampoo.  Rinse.  Repeat. See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, for students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 13, 2023

Today is an Anchor Day!

From Ms. Leonberger: Tomorrow’s GSA meeting is cancelled. See you next year (in January)!

Here’s a special announcement: “Hi Everyone, I am Sarai with the SCA. This is a reminder about our upcoming Spirit Days:-Thursday, Dec 14 is Throwback Thursday and-Friday, Dec 15 is Holiday Headwear.-Monday, Dec 18 is Future Day (High School or College clothes)-Tuesday, Dec 19 is Favorite PJ Day-Wednesday, Dec 20 is Iconic Duo/Twin Day

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS!The JIBMUN Club is having our last grab-n-go sale before the Winter Break, today after school. Come by the gold commons area in the cafeteria and grab some chips and soda before heading home. See you after school! Have a great break Yellow Jackets!

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  Get your lunch quickly, bring your iPad, and come ready to play some book games!The Library is only open during lunches for TAB. Overdue library books.  You know the drill.If you remembered them, come to the library right after announcements to return or renew them.If you forgot them again, please put another reminder in your iPad.  We’ll see you with them tomorrow!See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Burton: “Good morning 8th graders. Tomorrow isn’t just any day – it’s Career Day! Tomorrow you will discover exciting paths, meet inspiring professionals, and ignite your passions. Get set for a day that could shape your dreams! Don’t miss out.”

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet after school today in Mr. Carter’s room, room number 255. Come join us! From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk today.

From Ms. Wall: Overdue library books.  You know the drill. If you remembered them, come to the library right after announcements to return or renew them.If you forgot them again, please put another reminder in your iPad.  We’ll see you with them tomorrow! See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements Monday, December 11, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day!

Here’s a special announcement: Now here’s Mr. Malinosky: Remember that JIBMUN is pronounced “Jib” “mun”, two syllables.

From Mr. Clark: Good morning Yellow Jackets! The JIBMUN Club participated in yet another Model UN conference this past Saturday at Thomas Edison High School in Alexandria and while our very new team of delegates did not take home any awards, they showed all those schools out there that we have many up-and-coming winners in the MUN world! Congratulations to our new JIBMUN delegates for being risk-takers and communicators, and competing against delegates who were much more experienced than them!  Have a great week!

From Ms. Wall: If you have remembered your overdue book and it’s at school, please bring it back to the library today, right after announcements!  If you are still reading it, we would love to renew it for you!If you forgot your books today, put a reminder in your iPad or phone right now to put them in your backpack today and bring them tomorrow! See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 8, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day!

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TODAY, in Room 260, right after school. Hope to see you there!

From Mr. Appanah: Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!    From Ms. Wall: There are still a lot of overdue library books out to students!  If you have something overdue and it’s at school, please bring it back to the library today, right after announcements!  If you are still reading it, we would love to renew it for you!If you forgot your books today, put a reminder in your iPad or phone right now to put them in your backpack today and bring them Monday! See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 7, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day!

Today is an SEL Day!

From Ms. Wall: There are still a lot of overdue library books out to students!  If you have something overdue and it’s at school, please bring it back to the library today, right after announcement!  If you are still reading it, we would love to renew it for you! If you forgot your books today, put a reminder in your iPad or phone right now to put them in your backpack today and bring them tomorrow! See us in the Library if you have any questions.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TODAY, in Room 260, right after school. Hope to see you there!

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

Morning Announcements December 6, 2023

Today is a special Winter Music Assembly/Early Release Day.  Today is a TA Flex Day!

 From Ms. Wall: There are a lot of overdue library books out to students!  If you have something overdue and it’s at school, please bring it back to the library today!  If you are still reading it, we would love to renew it for you!If you forgot your books today, put a reminder in your iPad or phone right now to put them in your backpack today and bring them tomorrow!See us in the Library if you have any questions. The Library is closed after school today.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets tomorrow! All are welcome, as long as you have a signed permission slip. (Permission slips are STILL available in the Library.) We’re having a lot of fun with the first graders, so considering joining us!

From Mr. Appanah: Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks :Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 5, 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Clark:  JIBMUN is pronounced “jib” “mun” Good morning TJMS,The JIBMUN Club participated in another Model UN conference this past weekend and three of our Yellow Jackets took home awards: Nathan Relerford-Smith and Henry Conrad took Verbal Commendations in their respective committees, and Meerub Rana won Outstanding Delegate in her committee. There were almost 500 delegates in the conference so these three showed the incredible talent that TJMS has! So please congratulate these fellow Yellow Jackets for representing TJMS so well. Finally, our Club always accepts any student interested in joining, so drop by room 80 and talk to Mr. Clark about JIBMUN. Have a great week!

From Coach Detweiler and Coach Ammon, The girls soccer team crushed Gunston yesterday 3-0. Shea Miller scored with an assist from Olivia Guerra, Dru Kukawa and Olivia Guerra co-scored for a scramble at the goal, and Dru scored with an assist from Logan Fry. Defenders Wren Gable, Grace Detweiler, Camille Sota-Ortiz, and Delaney Brundige played flawless defense, and goalies Talia and Aurora had shut outs. Great job girls soccer team. The last soccer game is today at home against Williamsburg. Come out and support girls soccer! Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Mr. Appanah: Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements, December 4, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:“Today, Girls Mentorship will meet after school in Ms. Boda’s room. We can’t wait to see you there!”

From Mr. Appanah: Students:There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From your SCA: Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

Morning Announcements December 1, 2023

Friday, December 1, 2023 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TODAY, in Room 260, right after school. Hope to see you there!

From Dr. Woody-Pope: Good morning students, Starting this Friday, December 1st: if you arrive to school or TA after the 7:50 AM bell you are late.  Once the 7:50 bell rings, if you are either in the hallway OR just arriving to school, you will need to go to the TJMS lobby to sign-in. Once late students sign in, they will receive a late slip and must report directly to TA/TA Flex.  Students: your daily attendance is monitored.  Make sure to get to school and all classes on time.  Consequences are issued for repeated tardies.  If you need help getting to class or school on-time you may speak with your grade level counselor or other trusted adult. 

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

From Ms. Burton: “This is a reminder that girls mentorship program will be meeting on Monday after school. We can’t wait to see you there!”

Here’s a special announcement: Hello I am Mia Muniz Diaz the SCA President and I am Preston Brent the SCA Vice President. We’re here to talk to you about our first school dance and our Candy Cane sales. Starting on Monday December 4 to December 12 we will be selling Candy grams that you get for a friend, teacher, or special someone for a $1 during lunch. You will be able to choose from one of four messages and write your own message too. The candy grams will be delivered on Wednesday, December 20. Our first Jefferson Dance of the school year will be Tuesday, December 19 in the back of the gym from 2:45-4:05pm. We will have food, drinks and music. Dress will causal and will be selling tickets on Thursday and Friday, December 13-14 during lunch for $1 Get a candy gram and buy a ticket to the dance. Thank you!  Here’s a special announcement:[yearbook staff]

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel

Thursday, November 30, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Now here’s a special announcement:(Ms. McBride)

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets tomorrow! All are welcome, as long as you have a signed permission slip. (Permission slips are STILL available in the Library.) We’re having a lot of fun with the first graders, so considering joining us!

From Dr. Woody-Pope: Good morning students, Starting this Friday, December 1st: if you arrive to school or TA after the 7:50 AM bell you are late.  Once the 7:50 bell rings, if you are either in the hallway OR just arriving to school, you will need to go to the TJMS lobby to sign-in. Once late students sign in, they will receive a late slip and must report directly to TA/TA Flex.  Students: your daily attendance is monitored.  Make sure to get to school and all classes on time.  Consequences are issued for repeated tardies.  If you need help getting to class or school on-time you may speak with your grade level counselor or other trusted adult. 

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS,The Jefferson Model UN Club is having another fundraising today after the last bell. Come to the gold section of the cafeteria and grab some chips and soda before watching the games or heading home. Again, come down to the gold side of the cafeteria and grab a snack before leaving. See you there!

From Mr. Appanah: Students: There are a lot of lost clothes, water bottles, and more on the lost and found shelves in the cafeteria.  Please come look for and pick up your lost items today!

 From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 29, 2023

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

(Here’s a video from Ms. Egbert:) From Ms. Egbert: Here are this year’s VJCL state Latin convention awards! We had a packed two days of Latin contests, games, and competitions, and Jefferson students earned multiple awards. 7th grade: Henry Conrad- 1st place Roman History test; 7th place Mythology test; 10th place Greeting Card project8th grade: Lexie Stewart- 7th place Mythology test Nathan Relerford-Smith: 2nd place Constructed Map project; 7th place Classical Geography test; 9th place Mythology test CONGRATULATIONS!  If you weren’t able to do Latin convention this year, talk with these folks to hear what it’s like!

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky: Now here’s a special announcement: Hi TJMS,If you can please help donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. On Monday “AFAC served a record number of 3,807 families in need of food assistance during their Thanksgiving ‘Chicken Week.’ The week of November 13-18, 2023, AFAC gave out 3,579 whole chicken roasters in addition to their weekly grocery distribution to ease the burden of added financial costs on neighbors in need leading up to the holiday season.” Again, the most needed items are: Canned tuna, Canned soups, Canned vegetables, Canned tomatoes, Peanut butter, CerealSugar, Flour, Cooking oil, Coffee.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches!  Please bring any signed permission slips you have.  Bring your iPad and your lunch.  Come gaze upon our new books! The Library in only open during lunch for TAB Club!

From Ms. T and Ms. Gomez: Congratulations to all of the students who auditioned for and were accepted into the 2023-2024 Arlington Honors Bands and Orchestra this year: Junior Honors Orchestra for Grades 4-6:Maggie BabbSam Heyck-WilliamsLea KomlodiCleo PerlsteinAri RozhavskyHanna TameratOlivia ThomasMichelle Vandenberg Junior Honors Band for Grades 4-6Teagan AlcockGary BelanColeman JessupAyush NigalJulio Pascual Vicente Arlington Honors Orchestra for Grades 7-8Leo AramayoNina BabaSarai Camey GomezAshley Cardona AranibarMercy DinhEllie EarleJulian GreenstreetKira KomlodiAlex MenjivarKristjana QuickAnastasia RosarioWill Spahr Arlington Honors Band for Grades 7-8 Eiliyah AvendanoLiam EberlyNichola Yee Please congratulate these students when you see them!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,   For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW From Ms. Wall:Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 28, 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From your PTA: TJMS PTA is hosting a Restaurant Night Fundraiser with Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Reed Dr.) tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 9 am to 10 pm. Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.   Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser”. Thanks!

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet today in Mr. Carter’s room, room 255. We will have a practice contest, come ready to go!

From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk in Señora Ferrara’s room.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club will meet tomorrow during lunches!  Please get permission slips signed at home to turn them in tomorrow if we don’t already have them.

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 27, 2023

Monday, November 27, 2023ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA: TJMS PTA is hosting a Restaurant Night Fundraiser with Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Reed Dr.) on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 9 am to 10 pm. Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.   Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser”. Thanks!

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet Tuesday in Mr. Carter’s room, room 255. We will have a practice contest, come ready to go!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 21, 2023

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Carter: Math counts will not meet today, we will resume next Tuesday.

From Mr. Siegel: There are no after school activities and no late buses today.  Make sure you catch your bus right after 6th period today. Safe Thanksgiving holiday.  See you back next Monday!

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky

From Your Library: Make sure you have something to read this holiday.  Come get a book today.  Or use some of our great digital options—ComicsPlus, Sora’s magazines, and all of the great ebooks and audiobooks on Destiny Discover, MackinVia, and Sora.  Check out the Announcement from Ms. Wall in your grade-level TA Canvas course for reminders of what’s where!  Keep reading!! The Library is closed after school today.

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 20, 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From coach Detweiler and coach Ammon – the girls soccer team tied Swanson 1-1 with a goal from Camille Soza-Ortiz. Aurora had an amazing save to keep the game close. Grace, Wren, Delaney, Arceli and Camille played tough defense. Great job to the whole team!

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky

From Your Library: We are having November’s Library Craft today during all lunches.  You are invited to bring your lunch, listen to some music, and chat with friends while coloring and making gratitude cards.

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 17, 2023

Friday, November 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets today right after school in Room 260.

 From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

 From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 16, 2023

Thursday, November 16, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets TOMORROW right after school in Room 260.  8th graders, if you are planning a Community Project related to community literacy, please do not wait until after Winter Break to join us. Get started now! Permission forms are still available in the Library.

Now here’s a special announcement:(SCA) Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 15, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets today during lunches!  Passes will be delivered to TA teachers.  Bring your lunch, your iPad, and any signed permission slips you have to the library.  The Library is only open for TAB during lunches. The Library is closed after school for a staff meeting.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies meets THIS FRIDAY right after school in Room 260. It is not too late to join us! Permission forms are still available in the Library, but they MUST be returned by Friday for you to participate. We had a blast with the Fleet first graders two Fridays ago. Consider joining the fun!

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS, The Jefferson IB Model UN Club is having another fundraising today after the last bell. Come to the gold section of the cafeteria and grab some chips and soda before heading home. As always, we will have student-friendly prices and a great selection. Again, come down to the gold side of the cafeteria and grab a snack before leaving. See you there!

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcement November 14, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Carter: “Math Counts will meet today in Mr. Carter’s room, 255. We will be having our first practice competition, come ready to work! All grades and abilities welcome”

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets tomorrow during lunches!  Check with your families today for any signed permission slips you can return to the library on Wednesday.

From Señora Ferrara There will be kingdom talk today in Señora Ferrara’s room.

 From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello,  Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 13, 2023

Monday, November 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton: Good morning, Yellowjackets! Today is World Kindness Day, a day dedicated to spreading positivity and making the world a better place. What can you do? Compliment your classmate, help someone in need, or simply share a smile. Small acts of kindness make a big impact. Remember, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Let’s make today unforgettable with our collective kindness!

From Mr. Carter: “Math Counts will meet Tuesday in Mr. Carter’s room, 255. We will be having our first practice competition, come ready to work! All grades and abilities welcome”  Here is a video honoring TJMS Veteran Families, sponsored by the SCA.

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 9, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

Here’s Mr. Malinosky: 

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,  For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Leonberger: The TJMS GSA meets today after school in Ms Leonberger’s room, room 284. All are welcome, see you there!”

Remember that there is no school on Friday as we celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served in the armed forces. And November 12th is Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

 From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 8, 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

Here’s Mr. Malinosky: Here’s a special announcement (Kira) (school psychologist)

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran, Reminder to the girls and boys ultimate frisbee teams: today is the end of season celebration. We will meet on the field immediately after school to have some pizza and play a few ultimate frisbee games. Great job this season for both 8th grade girls and 8th grade boys ultimate teams with a combine record of 10 wins and only 2 losses. Special thanks to Juliet Thorne and Henry Odar who have attended every practice and every game since 6th grade.

From Mr. Malinosky: Second quarter classes will begin today. 6th grade TA students should check your schedules on StudentVue so they know where to report for their Arts & Design classes. Some students will continue going to the same Arts/Design class if it is a semester or year-long course.

From Mrs. Holland Shuford,   For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

 From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 6, 2023

Today is an A Day.

Remember that today is the last day of the quarter.  Tuesday is a grade-prep day—students should not come to school.  We’ll see you on Wednesday.

Tuesday is Election Day—encourage the adults in your life to vote and let their voices be heard!

“We have an important announcement for you today. It’s School Psychologist Week, and we want to take a moment to appreciate the valuable work that our school psychologist do. They are here to support you with any emotional or social challenges you might face, so don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Moncreiffe- Heath if you ever need someone to talk to. Let’s show our gratitude for her dedication and hard work this week!”

From Mrs. Holland Shuford, For students interested in participating in the TJMS Science Fair in January, but needed support. There will be science fair workshops held on Monday and Wednesday after school in room 268 for November and December. Bring your iPad and any questions about the science fair.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 1, 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

From Ms. Wall and the Morning Announcements team: We wanted to apologize for yesterday’s technical video issues.  A cable broke in our camera. We’ve replaced the cable and are temporarily using an old video camera and should be good now.  Knock on wood….

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z and Ms. Rosegrant: TAB Club meets today during lunches.  Get your lunch quickly and come up to the Library to share what you’ve been reading.  Bring your lunch and your iPad.  TAB passes should be delivered to your TA this morning.  TA teachers: please give out the passes!

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms Ayoub: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24!If you are interested in joining Reading Buddies, please pick up a permission form in the Library. We start our visits to Fleet Elementary First Grade THIS FRIDAY, November 3rd. We MUST have your permission slip in order for you to join us. Permission slips may be returned to the Library during TA all week long.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements November 2, 2023

Thursday, November 2, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

November is NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month! Here’s a special announcement from your SCA:

  • Mia: I am Mia the SCA President. The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) gives over 80,00 pounds of food to more than 3,300 families every week. At TJMS we want to help those in need during the month of November. So, if you can, please bring in food to your TA. We will see which TA can bring in the most.
  • Preston: I am Preston the SCA Vice-PresidentAt this time the most needed food donations are: canned tuna, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, peanut butter in plastic containers, and cereal. For the holidays, there is a special need for sugar, flour, cooking oil, and coffee.
  • Liya: I am Liya the Dolphin Team Representative. Please don’t donate food that is opened, expired, prepared or packed in glass. TA teachers please complete the Google Form (linked in the TA lesson) each day students bring in items to donate. Then send a student or two take the food items to one of the AFAC boxes around the building.

From Ms. Dunbar Reading Buddies forms are still available in the Library. Those of you who have picked up forms already, please bring them back tomorrow if you want to get started! We will meet in Ms. Waring’s Room in the 7th grade area, Room 260, at 2:40pm.

From Ms. Payne: Congratulations to the winners of the staff Halloween costume contest … drum roll, please… The individual winner is Ms. Brewster as Cruella de Vil. The group winner is the Penguin Team (past and honorary) as The Barbie Movie, (specifically, Ken, Barbie, Barbie, Barbie, Ken, Barbie, Allan, and Weird Barbie)

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran, The TJMS boys ultimate frisbee team played their last game of the season yesterday with the wind and 50 degree weather. At Dorothy Hamm Middle School, the 6th/7th grade team ended with a tie 3 to 3. Great job this year! The 7th/8th grade team won with a score of 8 to 5. They end their season with an overall record of 5 wins and 1 loss. Awesome job yellow jackets! The coaching staff would also like to thank the ASL interpreters who have braved the cold weather, flying discs, and smelly boys all while running up and down sidelines. The final end of season party will be next week, check the announcements on canvas and listen to the morning announcements. The boys ultimate team would like to challenge the girls ultimate team to determine who is the “best of the best”. Hope to see everyone there!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 31, 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

Here’s a special announcement: SCA: It’s the last day of Red Ribbon Week and we want to thank you for your participation in supporting healthy, drug free lifestyles. We hope you’ve really thought about the meaning of this year’s theme: Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free. and how making healthy choices will help you achieve your goals in life – while having fun in the process. We only want the best for you and can’t wait to see what you can achieve.

From Mr. Carter: Math counts competition team will meet today after school in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. All grades and math abilities welcome.

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms Ayoub: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24!If you are interested in joining Reading Buddies, please pick up a permission form in the Library. We start our visits to Fleet Elementary First Grade THIS FRIDAY, November 3rd. We MUST have your permission slip in order for you to join us. Permission slips may be returned to the Library during TA all week long.

From Ms. Wall: TAB Club meets tomorrow during lunches.  Want to talk books?  It’s not too late to join!

Now here’s a special announcement  Zwisler: “ Hi I’m Ms. Zwisler the School Social Worker” Russo: “and I am Mr. Russo, the 8th grade counselor. The answer for yesterday’s Trivia question was False. Vaping is a health concern.

From Señora Ferrara There WILL be kingdom talk today.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 30, 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Here’s a special announcement: Your Bright Choices Light Up Your Future. As Red Ribbon Week continues, consider the impact of your choices on the path ahead. By staying drug-free, you’re not only lighting up your present with health and positivity, but you’re also illuminating a future filled with opportunities and success. Keep making those bright choices! Tomorrow’s theme is Spook out Drugs! Let’s see your Halloween costumes!

From Mr. Carter: Math counts competition team will meet Tuesday 10/31 in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. All grades and math abilities welcome!

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms Ayoub: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24!If you are interested in joining Reading Buddies, please pick up a permission form in the Library. We start our visits to Fleet Elementary First Grade THIS FRIDAY, November 3rd. We MUST have your permission slip in order for you to join us. Permission slips may be returned to the Library during TA all week long.

Now here’s a special announcement: Tanya Submit your answer through the TA Calendar link.

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of  “The day the Internet died” as well as  directors Ms. Riley and Ms. Rosegrant for an amazing show last week!All your efforts definitely paid off!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 26, 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Here’s a special announcement: Speaker: Eleanor Gould: Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free. That’s this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme. Jefferson Middle loves our students and we want you to lead happy, healthy, fun and wonderful lives. We know that by making healthy choices, like staying drug free, you are more likely to live the best life for you. So, take a moment to commit to yourself that you will continue to make healthy choices to ensure a brighter future. You won’t regret it! Tomorrow’s theme is Stardom without Drugs! Let’s see you transform into your favorite celebrities.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran, The TJ boy ultimate frisbee team went to Kenmore Middle School yesterday for an away game. The 6th grade team won their first game with a score of 10 to 4. Great job 6th graders, keep practicing and listen to the coach’s advice. The 7th and 8th grade team won with a score of 8 to 7. Way to go yellow jackets! See you at our last practice today after school. Our last game is away at Dorothy Hamm Middle School on Monday.

From Ms. Dunbar Attention Garden Club Members: Tomorrow is our last Garden Club meeting until Spring. There are many chores involved in closing down a garden for the off-season, and we need your help! Please come join us Friday if you can. What would you do for a whole week with no internet access? No tiktok, no Snapchat, and worst of all, no Canvas. How does an entire town handle an internet murderer?I’m (name) and I (play or am on tech and do —— job) in The Day the Internet Died. Come see our play this Thursday and Friday the 26th and 27th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm  Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door.

Now here’s a special announcement: Mr. Hicks The answer for yesterday’s trivia question was True.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcement October 25, 2023

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

Here’s a special announcement: Speaker: Eleanor Gould: “It’s Red Ribbon Week! This year’s theme is Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free. Staying drug free means investing in your current and future health. You don’t have to use drugs to fit in. There are other ways to belong. Celebrate your uniqueness and show it to the world. Tomorrow’s theme is Surfers vs Bikers!

From Ms. Dunbar Attention Garden Club Members: This Friday will be our last Garden Club meeting until Spring. There are many chores involved in closing down a garden for the off-season, and we need your help! Please come join us if you can.

What would you do for a whole week with no internet access? No tiktok, no Snapchat, and worst of all, no Canvas. How does an entire town handle an internet murderer? I’m (name) and I (play or am on tech and do —— job) in The Day the Internet Died. Come see our play this Thursday and Friday the 26th and 27th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm  Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door.

Now here’s a special announcement: Maya Lidell :“The answer to yesterday’s trivia question was B)  Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

From Ms. Wall: The Library is closed after school today.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 24, 2023

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

Here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Mr. Carter: There will be no Math Counts today, we will be back next week!

From Coach Curran: The Boy’s Ultimate Frisbee team played a great game against Williamsburg yesterday.  The 8th grade team won 15-4. The 7th grade game was closely contested and ended in a 9-9 tie.   The 6th grader’s comeback fell short and Jefferson ended up losing 6-4. Great game everyone!  There will be practice after school today to prepare for our upcoming game at Kenmore on Wednesday.

Here’s a Video: https://vimeo.com/877116934?share=copy

 Here’s a special announcement: Speaker: Logan Fry: “It’s Red Ribbon Week! This year’s theme is Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free. The theme is a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future. One thing’s for sure…by making healthy choices, like staying drug free, you are much more likely to achieve your goals. So aim for the stars! We believe in you. Tomorrow is “Drugs aren’t fetch, Wednesdays we wear PINK!” Join us as we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness”

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24!If you are interested in joining Reading Buddies, please pick up a permission form in the Library. We start our Friday visits to Fleet Elementary First Grade on Friday, November 3rd and continue through the end of February. Reading Buddies is a fun and relaxing way to end the week. Consider joining us!  What would you do for a whole week with no internet access? No tiktok, no Snapchat, and worst of all, no Canvas. How does an entire town handle an internet murderer? I’m (name) and I (play or am on tech and do —— job) in The Day the Internet Died. Come see our play this Thursday and Friday the 26th and 27th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm  Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door. From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk today. Can’t wait to see there!!

Now here’s a special announcement: Jasmine Burton :Yesterday’s answer to the trivia question was C. To promote drug awareness and prevention.

From your PTA: TJMS PTA Restaurant Night with Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) is today,Tuesday October 24, 2023, from 11:30 am – 9 pm.Pupatella Pizzeria is donating 20% of all participating orders (dine-in,takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs thatbenefit our school community.When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA,and we will get 20% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Rosegrant and Ms. Z: Today is our first Library Craft Day.  If you are interested in making a Halloween window scene, please come up to the Library today during your lunchtime.  Come enjoy a craft, talk with friends, and listen to some music!

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning TJMS, Make Up picture day is today.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcement October 23, 2023

Monday, October 23, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Here’s a special announcement: Speaker: Harper Horneman “This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free.The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It also serves as areminder that we are all empowered with shaping the communities around us throughpositivity, bravery and strength. Tomorrow is “Family Face Off: Drugs Free Show Down” BBQ Dad vs Soccer mom. We can’t wait to see your creativity. ”

From Ms. Dunbar, Ms. Waring, and Ms. Ayoub: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24!If you are interested in joining Reading Buddies, please pick up a permission form in the Library. We start our Friday visits to Fleet Elementary First Grade on Friday, November 3rd and continue through the end of February. Reading Buddies is a fun and relaxing way to end the week. Consider joining us!

Now here’s a special announcement: From your PTA: TJMS PTA Restaurant Night with Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) is tomorrow,Tuesday October 24, 2023, from 11:30 am – 9 pm.Pupatella Pizzeria is donating 20% of all participating orders (dine-in,takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs thatbenefit our school community.When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA,and we will get 20% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning TJMS, Make Up picture day is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 24th! If you would like to retake your picture, please join us. Unfortunately, there is a list of students who must retake their picture due to a lighting issue. If this issue affected you, your parents/guardians should have received an email. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by Room 82. Thank you.

From Ms. Jenks:Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall:Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 19, 2023

Thursday, October 19, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Coach Busby: Boys Basketball tryouts continue today for 8th grade. Tryouts begin immediately after school in the gym and run until 4:00 PM.

From Ms. Leonberger: “The TJMS GSA will meet today after school in Ms. Leonberger’s room, room 284. All are welcome. See you there!”

From: Ms. T All 6th grade band students who are interested in preparing for Junior Honors Band auditions should come to the band room immediately after morning announcements. See you there!

Here’s a special announcement: Speaker Liya:  Hey, everyone! Don’t forget, next week is Red Ribbon Spirit Week, and we’re kicking it off with “Flip the Script” on Monday! Teachers will dress like students, and students will dress like teachers. Let’s unite against drugs and have some fun while doing it!

Here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning TJMS, Make Up picture day is Tuesday, October 24th! If you would like to retake your picture, please join us. Unfortunately, there is a list of students who must retake their picture due to a lighting issue. If this issue affected you, your parents/guardians will receive an email by the close of business today. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by Room 82. Thank you.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran Good morning TJMS,The boys ultimate frisbee team hosted their first home game against Swanson Middle School. The 8th grade boys won with a score of 12 to 1. Great job 8th graders! There is practice today after school. See you on the field!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 17, 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Coach Busby: Boys Basketball tryouts are today for 6th grade 7th grade is tomorrow, and Thursday is 8th grade.  Tryouts begin immediately after school in the gym and run until 4:00 PM.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24! This year we will be reading with Fleet Elementary First Graders instead of Second Graders. We will begin on the first Friday in November and continue through the last Friday in February. Students from all 3 grade levels are welcome to participate. Everyone who participates needs to fill out and bring back a permission form. Forms will be available for pick-up in the Library beginning this Wednesday. Reading Buddies is a fun and relaxing way to end the week. Consider joining us!

From your SCA: Join us this Wednesday from 2:45-3:30p for ‘Chalk the Walk.’ It’s a chance for all of us to get creative with positive messages on the school walkway.  Let’s make our school even more vibrant together! Everyone is invited!

From Student Services: Good Yellowjackets ! Today, we have an important message about why we wear orange. Wearing orange shows our  commitment to unity and acceptance. It’s a color that symbolizes a world without bullying, where everyone is treated with kindness and respect. So, join us in wearing orange to stand up against bullying and make our school a safer and more inclusive place for all. Let’s show our unity in orange on October 18!

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet today in Mr. Carter’s room, room number 255. Join us to try some challenges and learn something new! All grades and math levels are welcome! From Señora Ferrara There will be Kingdom Talk today and every Tuesday. Sorry for the late notice.

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z and Ms. Rosegrant: TAB Club will meet tomorrow during lunches!  It’s not too late to join Jefferson’s book club.

From your Student Council Association: Here, again, is our challenge video for Unity Day:https://vimeo.com/871478492?share=copyHere is Gunston’s response video:https://youtu.be/Q_COEU-HO8s?si=bZiNS9A2ZRUuWc6N

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 16, 2023

Monday, October 16, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Coach Busby: The Boys Basketball interest meeting is today after school in Mr. Busby’s room 283.  Tryouts will begin tomorrow for 6th grade, Wed Oct 18th for 7th grade, and Thurs Oct 19th for 8th grade.  Tryouts begin immediately after school in the gym and run until 4:00 PM.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies is back for 2023-24!This year we will be reading with Fleet Elementary First Graders instead of Second Graders. We will begin on the first Friday in November and continue through the last Friday in February. Students from all 3 grade levels are welcome to participate. Everyone who participates needs to fill out and bring back a permission form. Forms will be available for pick-up in the Library beginning this Wednesday. Reading Buddies is a fun and relaxing way to end the week. Consider joining us!

From SCA: Hey, everyone! Let’s make our school a brighter place together! Join us for UNITY DAY Chalk the Walk after school on Wednesday, October 18, outside the grade level doors. We’ll spread positivity, unity, and creativity with colorful chalk art. Be there and be a part of something great!

From Student Services: Good morning Yellowjackets ! Today, we have an important message about why we wear orange. Wearing orange shows our  commitment to unity and acceptance. It’s a color that symbolizes a world without bullying, where everyone is treated with kindness and respect. So, join us in wearing orange to stand up against bullying and make our school a safer and more inclusive place for all. Let’s show our unity in orange on October 18!

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS!The Jefferson IB Model UN Club participated in our first MUN conference in Bethesda, Maryland this Saturday and two Yellow Jackets took home awards in their respective committees. HeeDoh Kang won OUTSTANDING DELEGATE in his committee, and Jaxon Grupenhoff took the BEST DELEGATE award in his committee. Please congratulate them both for showing others how we are “the best of the best!”Finally, if you are interested in Model UN, we have meetings every Tuesday after school in room 80.Have a great week!

From your Student Council Association: Here, again, is our challenge video for Unity Day:https://vimeo.com/871478492?share=copy Here is Gunston’s response video:https://youtu.be/Q_COEU-HO8s?si=bZiNS9A2ZRUuWc6N

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcement

Friday, October 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:  Club meets today. We need as many of you as possible this week to help with pollinator seed packets, vegetable harvest, and other chores in preparation for next week’s Harvest Fest. Please plan to join us tomorrow!

From Ms. Dunbar: Reading Buddies meets today! We hope to see as many of you as possible today as we prepare for next week’s Garden Club table at Harvest Fest. We will meet outside by the Little Blue Shed at 2:40pm.

From Coach Busby: Due to sickness, the Boys Basketball interest meeting that was due to take place today will instead be on Monday, Oct. 16th.  It will be right after school in Mr. Busby’s room 283.  Tryouts will begin on Tue Oct 17th for 6th grade, Wed Oct 18th for 7th grade, and Thurs Oct 19th for 8th grade.  Tryouts begin immediately after school in the gym and run until 4:00 PM.

From your Student Council Association: Here, again, is our challenge video for Unity Day:https://vimeo.com/871478492?share=copy Here is Gunston’s response video:https://youtu.be/Q_COEU-HO8s?si=bZiNS9A2ZRUuWc6N

Morning Announcements October 12, 2023

Thursday, October 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Here’s Mr. Malinosky

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets this Friday. We need as many of you as possible this week to help with pollinator seed packets, vegetable harvest, and other chores in preparation for next week’s Harvest Fest. Please plan to join us tomorrow!

From Ms. E. Shepardson: There will be no Art Club today.  See you next week! ‘

From Coach Busby: There is an interest meeting for boys basketball after school today in my room 283. If you can’t make the meeting, please scan the QR code that will be posted outside my room and in the cafeteria to sign up.  Tryouts start Wednesday the 18th for 6th grade and Thursday the 19th for 7th and 8th grade.

From Señora Ferrara Today we will have Kingdom Talk

From Ms. Leonberger: Our GSA meeting planned for today is canceled, sorry for the late notice see you next week!

Today is the county doubles tournament for tennis, teachers please check your email to see if you are a TA teacher to a tennis student who is going to the tournament today. There are passes in your mailboxes for these students. Tennis students who are going to the tournament today please make sure to get the pass from your TA teacher and show that pass to your third period teacher at 10:40 then meet coach Vogel and coach Leonberger in the gold Commons with your gear.

 From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW  ‘

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 11, 2023

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS,The Jefferson IB Model UN Club is having another fundraising today after the last bell. Come to the gold section of the cafeteria and grab some chips and soda before heading home. As always, we will have student-friendly prices and a great selection. Again, come down to the gold side of the cafeteria and grab a snack before leaving. See you there!

From Ms. E. Shepardson: There will be no Art Club Thursday.  See you next week!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 10, 2023

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Mr. Carter: Math counts will be meeting today after school in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. Come ready for a challenge, all grades welcome!

From Coach Vogel & Coach Leonberger: Our Thomas Jefferson Yellowjackets fought hard against the Gunston Hornets in Thursday’s tennis match. Congrats to Darian Priddy and Ezekiel Wambura for their boys doubles win and to Shea Miller and Alina Jarkowski for their girls doubles win. Our last match of the regular season is today after school here at home against Williamsburg. Come out to support the best of the best! See you on the courts.”

Here’s a video:https://vimeo.com/871478492?share=copy

From Ms. E. Shepardson: There will be no Art Club Thursday.  See you next week!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcement October 6, 2023

Friday, October 6, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. E. Shepardson: There will be no Art Club today.  See you next week!

From Ms. Burton: Good morning, Yellowjackets! It’s important that we all feel safe and respected here. Here are some tips for preventing bullying:

  1. Be Kind: Treat others with respect and kindness.
  2. Speak Up: If you see bullying, report it to a teacher or counselor.
  3. Be a Friend: Reach out to someone who might be feeling left out.
  4. Cyberbullying is real: Think before you post online.

Let’s make our school a welcoming place for everyone!

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets this afternoon, outside by the Little Blue Shed at 2:40. Please come help us harvest and look for native pollinator seed pods. We also have plenty of basil to share!

Here’s a video:https://somup.com/c06nqbBq4w

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 5, 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Here’s a video:https://somup.com/c06nqbBq4w

From Sarai Gomez: Are you interested in studying about the Bible? Then Kingdom Talk is for you. We meet every Thursday starting tomorrow From 2:40 to 3:30 in Señora Ferrara’s room. Can’t wait to see you there.

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Zehren and Ms. Rosegrant: October 1st – 7th is Banned Books Week.  The theme is Let Freedom Read!  This week is a time to celebrate your freedom to read and to draw attention to the dangers of censorship.  When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study Hall is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 4, 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

“From Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger: Congratulations to our Jefferson tennis team on a blowout win again the Kenmore Cougars! Congrats to the following Yellowjackets for their wins: Cate Kelly for girls singles, Vicente Bernudez for boys singles, Radhika Bhatnagar and Kira Komlodi for girls doubles, Tyson Habhab and Ezekiel Wambura for boys doubles, and Dahia Joseph and Sebastian Rodriguez for mixed doubles. Thanks to the entire team for being the best of the best! See you today on the courts for practice”

Ms. Leonberger: The first meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance is tomorrow, THURSDAY the 5th! It is in her room, room 284. All are welcome!”

From Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS, The Jefferson IB Model UN Club is kicking off our fundraising today after the last bell. Come to the gold section of the cafeteria and grab some chips and soda before heading home. As always, we will have student-friendly prices and a great selection. Again, come down to the gold side of the cafeteria and grab a snack before leaving.See you there! Here’s a video:https://somup.com/c06nqbBq4w

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Zehren and Ms. Rosegrant: Jefferson’s book club, TAB Club, has our first meeting of the year today during lunches.  TAB Club is a great place to have fun talking about books and a whole lot more!  Come up to TAB in the Library quickly during your lunch so we can get started.  Bring your lunch and your iPad! The Library is closed after school today. October 1st – 7th is Banned Books Week.  The theme is Let Freedom Read!  This week is a time to celebrate your freedom to read and to draw attention to the dangers of censorship.  When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. Today is APS Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day!

 From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

 From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements October 3, 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

“From Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger: Congrats to our Thomas Jefferson tennis team for a winning performance against Swanson yesterday. Special congratulations to the following players for their wins: Dahia Joseph in Girls Singles, Kira Komlodi and Radhika Bhatnagar in Girls Doubles, Vicente Bernudez and Ezekiel Wambura in Boys Doubles, and Cate and Sean Kelly in Mixed Doubles. Thank you to all of our tennis Yellowjackets! See you after school TODAY in the cafeteria with all of your gear to catch the sports bus to our away game at Kenmore”

From Ms. Burton:“ Good morning, Yellowjackets! October is Bullying Prevention Month, and we want to raise awareness about this important issue. Did you know that bullying can have serious consequences for both the victim and the bully? True or False: Bullying only happens in person. Let’s work together to create a safe and respectful school environment for all. If you answered False, you’re correct! Bullying can also occur online, through cyberbullying. Stay tuned for more information  throughout the month to prevent bullying in our school.”

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet today in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. All grades welcome, come ready for a math challenge! Here’s a video:https://somup.com/c06nqbBq4w

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Zehren and Ms. Rosegrant: Jefferson’s book club, TAB Club, starts Wednesday during lunches.  Want to be able to read new books and talk about them?  Want to get ideas of great things to read?  Interested in fun book-related things?  Come to TAB in the Library on Wednesday during your lunch!   October 1st – 7th is Banned Books Week.  The theme is Let Freedom Read!  This week is a time to celebrate your freedom to read and to draw attention to the dangers of censorship.  When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book.

Mr. Malinosky:

IB Learner Profile attribute winners:

6th Grade

  • Ismail Abdallatif – Communicator/Caring
  • Andrew Chey – Open-minded/Risk-taking
  • William Molano Terreros – Communicator

7th Grade

  • Saba Tena – Caring
  • Karen Gonzalez-Zabola – Caring
  • Sean McGee – Open-minded/Knowledgeable

8th Grade

  • Giovanni P. Diaz – Communicator
  • Lily Albert – Communicator/Principled
  • Thassiel Alvarado Delgadillo

Remember that Wednesday is APS Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcement October 2, 2023

Monday, October 2, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley and Ms. Rosegrant: If you are interested in being on the tech crew for the Fall play (and you are not in Act II Drama), please come to an interest meeting today, Monday 10/2 in Ms.Riley’s room during your grade level lunch.

From Mr. de Bruyn: There will NOT be boys soccer practice this afternoon. “From Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger: our make-up tennis match against Swanson is today after school. See you on the courts!”

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Zehren and Ms. Rosegrant: Jefferson’s book club, TAB Club, starts Wednesday during lunches.  Want to be able to read new books and talk about them?  Want to get ideas of great things to read?  Interested in fun book-related things?  Come to TAB in the Library on Wednesday during your lunch!   October 1st – 7th is Banned Books Week.  The theme is Let Freedom Read!  This week is a time to celebrate your freedom to read and to draw attention to the dangers of censorship.

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements September 29, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley and Ms. Rosegrant: If you are interested in being on the tech crew for the Fall play (and you are not in Act II Drama), please come to an interest meeting on Monday 10/2 in Ms.Riley’s room during your grade level lunch.

From Ms. Egbert: Today we will have our first real meeting of the year, watching 3 episodes of anime! The winning shows for the 1st quarter are HUNTER×HUNTER, SPY×FAMILY, and My Hero Academia. We will vote on shows again at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Also, today is the last meeting of the month, so feel free to bring ramen or other snacks to enjoy! I have an electric kettle for hot water. Make sure the ramen you bring has its own cup or bowl, and bring utensils! (They’re pronounced Hunter Hunter and Spy Family)

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club WILL meet this week. We will harvest, move wood chips, and look for seed pods in the pollinator garden. Remember: be outside by the Little Blue Shed no later than 2:45pm. Hope to see you there! 

“From Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger, congrats to all of our Yellowjackets who played in our first match against Hamm yesterday and those who came out to support the team. A special congratulations to Dahia Joseph for her winning performance in girls singles and to Kira Komlodi and Radhika Bhatnagar for their winning performance in girls doubles. See you on Monday for our make-up match against Swanson!”

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements September 28, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From your PTA: The first TJMS PTA Restaurant Night of the year is today at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike), from 11 am – 9 pm. Lost Dog is donating 10% of all participating orders (dine-in,takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA ,and we will get 10% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Riley and Ms. Rosegrant: If you are interested in being on the tech crew for the Fall play (and you are not in Act II Drama), please come to an interest meeting on Monday 10/2 in Ms. Riley’s room during your grade level lunch.

From Ms. Egbert: This Friday we will have our first real meeting of the year, watching 3 episodes of anime! The winning shows for the 1st quarter are HUNTER×HUNTER, SPY×FAMILY, and My Hero Academia. We will vote on shows again at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Also, this Friday is the last meeting of the month, so feel free to bring ramen or other snacks to enjoy! I have an electric kettle for hot water. Make sure the ramen you bring has its own cup or bowl, and bring utensils! (They’re pronounced Hunter Hunter and Spy Family)

 From Coach Sam: Good morning TJ students, The girls ultimate frisbee team hosted great games against Williamsburg Middle School. The 6th/7th grade girls team won their first game with a score of 5 to 3. With the current standings in the county, the TJMS girls ultimate frisbee team secures the first place position in the county. The team is truly is the best of the best, better than the rest, at game time. Today is your final practice with Coach Sam. See you on the field after school! 

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Student Services News

Morning Announcements

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From your PTA: The first TJMS PTA Restaurant Night of the year is at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) tomorrow, Thursday September 28, 2023, from 11 am – 9 pm. Lost Dog is donating 10% of all participating orders (dine-in,takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA, and we will get 10% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

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Morning Announcements

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From your PTA: The first TJMS PTA Restaurant Night of the year is at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) on Thursday September 28, 2023, from 11 am – 9 pm. Lost Dog is donating 10% of all participating orders (dine-in,takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA, and we will get 10% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements

Friday, September 22, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club will NOT meet today. See you NEXT FRIDAY, September 29th.

From your PTA: The first TJMS PTA Restaurant Night of the year is at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) on Thursday September 28, 2023, from 11 am – 9 pm. Lost Dog is donating 10% of all participating orders (dine-in, takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA, and we will get 10% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements

Thursday, September 21, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

Picture day is today! Students will receive a “camera card” in TA that you will hand to the photographer when they take their picture. If you do not receive a camera card, you can fill out a blank one once you get to the theater. Teachers have a schedule. Also, buy your yearbook today for its lowest price of $35. Use the QR code on the TJMS website, canvas, or parent square to purchase. Thank you.

 From Coach Sam: Yesterday the girls ultimate frisbee team hosted their first home game against Swanson Middle School. The yellow jackets bested the admirals 14 to 6 under the leadership of Captain Juliet Thorn and Jillian Forester. Keep up the great work! Practice today after school. There is still room on the team for any new players!

From Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger, there will be tennis team practice after school today from 2:45 to 4. See you on the courts!

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club will NOT meet this week. We will resume next Friday and every Friday throughout October.

From your PTA: The first TJMS PTA Restaurant Night of the year is at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) on Thursday September 28, 2023, from 11 am – 9 pm. Lost Dog is donating 10% of all participating orders (dine-in, takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA, and we will get 10% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Jenks: Hello, Yellow Jackets! The PTA Reflections contest is back! This year the theme is “I am hopeful because….” Start thinking about how you can express yourself through visual art, literature, music, film, photography, or dance! Here is a short video to watch and get inspired! Show them who you are!  https://youtu.be/MuaoV5TyfBI?si=ntGPOBXLPl20U7zW

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

Picture day is Thursday, September 21st. Students will receive a “camera card” in TA on Thursday Morning that you will hand to the photographer when they take their picture. If you do not receive a camera card, you can fill out a blank one once you get to the theater. The schedule will be sent out on Tuesday Afternoon to staff and parents. Also, buy your yearbook today for its lowest price of $35. Use the QR code on the TJMS website, canvas, or parent square to purchase. Thank you.

From Coach Sam: The girls ultimate team has its first home game today against Swanson. Come cheer on the Yellowjackets!

From Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger, there will be tennis team practice after school today from 2:45 to 4. See you on the courts!

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club will NOT meet this week. We will resume next Friday and every Friday throughout October.

From your PTA: The first TJMS PTA Restaurant Night of the year is at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) on Thursday September 28, 2023, from 11 am – 9 pm. Lost Dog is donating 10% of all participating orders (dine-in, takeout, and pickup orders) to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. When placing your order, mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA ,and we will get 10% of your meal’s price donated back!

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

 From Mr. Carter: Do you like solving hard problems? Do you want to see a math teacher struggle to answer questions? Want to know more about Math Counts competition? Come to Math Counts today after school in room 255.

Now here’s a special announcement: Picture day is Thursday, September 21st. Students will receive a “camera card” in TA on Thursday Morning that you will hand to the photographer when they take their picture. If you do not receive a camera card, you can fill out a blank one once you get to the theater. The schedule will be sent out on Tuesday Afternoon to staff and parents. Also, buy your yearbook today for its lowest price of $35. Use the QR code on the TJMS website, canvas, or parent square to purchase. Thank you.

From Coach Sam:Yesterday the girls ultimate team travelled to Gunston Middle School for the first game of the season. The yellow jackets won with a score of 4-2. Great work, girls! See you at practice today. First home game is tomorrow against Swanson. If you are interested in playing ultimate frisbee, it is not too late to join. Come to practice today! We will be on the lower field.

From Ms. Wall: Study is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.

Morning Announcements September 18, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Mr. Carter: Do you like solving hard problems? Do you want to see a math teacher struggle to answer questions? Want to know more about Math Counts competition? Come to Math Counts, the team will meet on Tuesday September 19th after school in room 255.

Now here is a video: [Ms. Bennett – TA Flexhttps://somup.com/c0QoobA8ml]

From Mr. Clark: Good morning Yellow Jackets! Don’t forget that the Model UN Club will be having our first JIBMUN meeting today after school in the gold section of the cafeteria. For all those students who are interested, drop by today and learn more about Model UN. Remember, in the gold section of the cafeteria. See you soon.

From Ms. Wall: Study hall starts today for real after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.  There will be study hall in the Library Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Morning Announcements September 15, 2023

Friday, September 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Egbert: The 1st Anime Club meeting will be after school this today in Mr. Jeon’s room 115 from 2:40-3:50.  His room is downstairs in the Stingrays area, where Ms. LeBovidge was last year. We will talk about what shows to watch this year, pass out permission slips, and maybe play some Gimkit. See you there!

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets TODAY! Please use Door #4 and meet us out by the Little Blue Shed by 2:45. We will be harvesting vegetables, and basil, as well as exploring the pollinator garden. Hope to see you there!

Coach Vogel and Coach Leonberger would like to thank all of the students who came to tennis tryouts this year. Also, a big congratulations to the yellowjackets who made the final team. Check the lists outside of the library and outside of rooms 280 and 284 to see if you made the cut. Team, we’ll see you Monday the 18th on the courts for our first practice of the season

From Mr. Carter: Do you like solving hard problems? Do you want to see a math teacher struggle to answer questions? Want to know more about Math Counts competition? Come to Math Counts, the team will meet on Tuesday September 19th after school in room 255.

From Ms. Lidell: As National Suicide Prevention Week comes to a close, let’s celebrate the unity and support we’ve shown. Each of us has a value, and together we can create a caring community. Remember, you are never alone, and there are people who care about you. Reach out if you need someone to talk to.  Today, students and staff will have the chance to share uplifting and motivational messages on the Positive Affirmation Wall. The purpose of the positive affirmation wall is to cultivate a sense of positivity and encouragement to the Thomas Jefferson Community. Please join us during lunch!

From Coach Sam: Good morning yellow jackets, The girls ultimate frisbee team’s first game is next week on Monday against Gunston. First time players are welcome to join.

From Mr. Clark: Are you interested in learning about important issues facing the United Nations and our world? Do you like to research and enjoy writing papers? Do you like debating issues from different perspectives? Do you like working with others, and would you like to travel to other schools for weekend conferences? Then Join Model UN! Come to our first Model U.N Club meeting this coming Monday September 18 after school. We will meet in the GOLD section of the cafeteria and discuss what JIBMUN is and how you can participate. Again, come to the gold section of the cafeteria on Monday. All are welcome!

Morning Announcements September 13, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day.

From Coach De Bruyne and Coach Curran: Boys’ soccer tryouts continue today with 6th graders.

From Ms. Egbert: The 1st Anime Club meeting will be after school this Friday 9/15, in Mr. Jeon’s room 115 It from 2:40-3:50.  His room is downstairs in the Stingrays area, where Ms. LeBovidge was last year. We will talk about what shows to watch this year, pass out permission slips, and maybe play some Gimkit. See you there!

From Mr. Carter: Do you like solving hard problems? Do you want to see a math teacher struggle to answer questions? Want to know more about Math Counts competition? Come to Math Counts, the team will meet on Tuesday September 19th after school in room 255.

From Ms. Lidell: We’re halfway through National Suicide Prevention Week. Today, Let’s focus on the power of empathy. By understanding and supporting each other, we can help lighten the load for those going through tough times. Small acts of kindness go a long way.

From Ms. E Shepardson: Art Club begins this week on a new day.  We meet on Thursday after school from 2:40 – 3:40.  Drop in to make some art.

From Coaches Davis, Vogel, and Leonberger: Reminder 6th grade Tennis tryouts are today after school. If you forgot your racket, now is a good time to call home!

From Coach Sam: Good morning yellow jackets, the girls ultimate frisbee team’s first game is next week on Monday against Gunston. First time players are welcome to join. Practice will be on the lower field today. See you there!

Morning Announcements September 12, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Coach De Bruyne and Coach Curran: Boys’ soccer tryouts continue today with 7th graders. 6th grade tryouts start tomorrow.

From Ms. Lidell: Day 2 of National Suicide Prevention Week: Remember, your feelings are valid, and it’s okay to share them. Don’t hesitate to talk to someone you trust if you’re struggling. A listening ear can make a world difference.

From Ms. E Shepardson: Art Club begins this week on a new day.  We meet on Thursday after school from 2:40 – 3:40.  Drop in to make some art.

From Coaches Davis, Vogel, and Leonberger: Reminder 7th grade Tennis tryouts are today after school. If you forgot your racket, now is a good time to call home! Tomorrow is 6th grade.

From Coach Sam: Good morning yellow jackets, The girls ultimate frisbee team’s first game is next week on Monday against Gunston. First time players are welcome to join. Practice will be on the lower field today. See you there!

Morning Announcements September 11, 2023

Monday, September 11, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Coach De Bruyne and Coach Curran: Boys’ soccer tryouts start today with 8th graders. 7th grade tryouts start tomorrow. And 6th grade tryouts start Wednesday the 13th.

From Ms. Gray: There will be a cheerleading interest meeting today, Monday, September 11th at 2:45pm.  Students who are interested should meet in front of the theater at that time.  See you there!

From Ms. Lidell: “As we begin National Suicide Prevention Week, let’s come together to make a positive difference. A kind word or friendly gesture can brighten someone’s day and remind them that they matter. Reach out to friends, check in on each other, and let’s create a supportive community.’

From Ms. E Shepardson: Art Club begins this week on a new day.  We meet on Thursday after school from 2:40 – 3:40.  Drop in to make some art.

From Ms. Burton: ACT II classes start today with Art, Digital Input and Tech Innovations. Students, make sure to check your schedule on studentvue for your ACT II class. If you are not enrolled, do not stay after school.

From Ms. Wall: Study hall starts today after school in the Library. If you would like a quiet place to get your homework done before you go home, please come to the Library right after school and sign in.  A teacher will be here to help, and the Library is open until 3:30pm.  You can walk home or get picked up then, or you can then go wait for the late bus in the commons with Mr. Siegel.  There will be study hall in the Library Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Morning Announcements September 8, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar: Attention all gardeners: We will meet this afternoon outside at the Little Blue Shed. Please bring all your going-home stuff with you. We will have plenty of water available to keep us hydrated while we harvest. There are no late buses for Fridays, so make sure you have a way home if you are planning to join us.

From Coach De Bruyne and Coach Curran: Boys’ soccer tryouts will start next week.  8th grader tryouts start Monday, September 11th. 7th grade tryouts start Tuesday the 12th.  And 6th grade tryouts start Wednesday the 13th.  Please sign up during your lunch this week.  See you all next week!

From Ms. Gray: There will be a cheerleading interest meeting Monday, September 11th at 2:45pm.  Students who are interested should meet in front of the theater at that time.  See you there!

Yellow Jacket

Morning Announcements September 7, 2023

Thursday, September 7, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton: “Students:  today is the deadline to turn your ACT II forms in to the counseling suite.

From Ms. Riley: Are you interested in being in the TJMS Fall Play? Auditions are today from from 2:40 to 6pm.Bring your audition packet.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Riley or Ms. Rosegrant.

From Ms. Dunbar: Attention all Gardeners: TJ’s Garden Club will begin TOMORROW. We will be harvesting green beans and okra, as well as other veggies. Once the harvesting is done, we will relax in the shade and talk about our Fall Garden activities. Hope to see old friends and new ones. No experience necessary.

From Coach De Bruyne and Coach Curran: Boys’ soccer tryouts will start next week.  8th grader tryouts start Monday, September 11th. 7th grade tryouts start Tuesday the 12th.  And 6th grade tryouts start Wednesday the 13th.  Please sign up during your lunch this week.  See you all next week!

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Morning Announcements September 6, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Coach De Bruyne and Coach Curran:

Boys’ soccer tryouts will start next week.  8th grader tryouts start Monday, September 11th. 7th grade tryouts start Tuesday the 12th.  And 6th grade tryouts start Wednesday the 13th.  Please sign up during your lunch this week.  See you all next week!

From Ms. Burton:

“Students don’t forget to pick up your ACT II forms from the counseling suite or TJ’s Website under the activities page. The deadline to return, tomorrow, September 7th!”

From Ms. Riley:

Are you interested in being in the TJMS Fall Play? Then you need to audition tomorrow, Thursday, September 7th from 2:40 to 6pm.You must come get an audition packet from Ms. Riley in Room 120 or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library.  It has everything you need to prepare for auditions.  You can also find the audition packets on the bulletin board in the Arts Wing.Every Yellowjacket is welcome to audition.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Riley or Ms. Rosegrant.

Morning Announcements September 5, 2023

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:

“Students don’t forget to pick up your ACT II forms from the counseling suite or TJ’s Website under the activities page. The deadline to return, September 7th!”

From Ms. Riley:

Are you interested in being in the TJMS Fall Play? Then you need to audition Thursday, September 7th from 2:40 to 6pm. You must come get an audition packet from Ms. Riley in Room 120 or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library.  It has everything you need to prepare for auditions.  You can also find the audition packets on the bulletin board in the Arts Wing. Every Yellowjacket is welcome to audition.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Riley or Ms. Rosegrant.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Zehren:

Have you completed your summer reading at the Arlington Public Library yet?  Today (Tuesday, September 5th ) is the last day to turn in your summer reading and get your prizes.  You still have time to earn free books, Nationals baseball tickets, and a Squishmallow keychain.  And every person who completes summer reading will earn $1 for the Educational Theatre Company. See us in the Jefferson Library if you have questions.

Morning Announcements August 31,2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Burton: “Students don’t forget to pick up your ACT II forms from the counseling suite or TJ’s Website under the activities page. The deadline to return, September 7th!”

From Ms. Riley: Are you interested in being in the TJMS Fall Play? Then you need to audition Thursday, September 7th from 2:40 to 6pm.You must come get an audition packet from Ms. Riley in Room 120 or Ms. Rosegrant in the Library.  It has everything you need to prepare for auditions.  You can also find the audition packets on the bulletin board in the Arts Wing.Every Yellowjacket is welcome to audition.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Riley or Ms. Rosegrant.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Zehren: Have you completed your summer reading at the Arlington Public Library yet?  You have until Tuesday, September 5th to turn in your summer reading and get your prizes!  If you’ve procrastinated, you have until this Friday, September 1st to register and backdate your reading.  You still have time to earn free books, Nationals baseball tickets, and a Squishmallow keychain.  And every person who completes summer reading will earn $1 for the Educational Theatre Company. See us in the Jefferson Library if you have questions.

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Morning Announcements August 30th 2023

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Zehren:Have you completed your summer reading at the Arlington Public Library yet?  You have until Tuesday, September 5th to turn in your summer reading and get your prizes!  If you’ve procrastinated, you have until this Friday, September 1st to register and backdate your reading.  You still have time to earn free books, Nationals baseball tickets, and a Squishmallow keychain.  And every person who completes summer reading will earn $1 for the Educational Theatre Company. See us in the Jefferson Library if you have questions.

Yellow Jacket

Morning Announcement August 29, 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS Today is an Anchor Day with an extended TA.

Here’s a video:  [Act II Classes] For more information about ACT II please visit our website under the activities page.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Zehren:

Have you completed your summer reading at the Arlington Public Library yet?  You have until Tuesday, September 5th to turn in your summer reading and get your prizes!  If you’ve procrastinated, you have until this Friday, September 1st to register and backdate your reading.  You still have time to earn free books, Nationals baseball tickets, and a Squishmallow keychain.  And every person who completes summer reading will earn $1 for the Educational Theatre Company. See us in the Jefferson Library if you have questions

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Morning Announcements Aug. 28, 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023

Today is an Anchor Day with an extended TA.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Zehren:

Have you completed your summer reading at the Arlington Public Library yet?  You have until Tuesday, September 5th to turn in your summer reading and get your prizes!  If you’ve procrastinated, you have until this Friday, September 1st to register and backdate your reading.  You still have time to earn free books, Nationals baseball tickets, and a Squishmallow keychain.  And every person who completes summer reading will earn $1 for the Educational Theatre Company.

See us in the Jefferson Library if you have questions.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Madame Moran:The final Crochet Club meeting of the year is today after school in room 239.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, May 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, May 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets today. Please join us! We will finish tying up peas, plant some herbs, and do some wheelbarrow work, too. Plus there is always more weeding! Many hands make light work. Hope to see as many members as possible this week!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, May 11, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets this week. Please join us! We will finish tying up peas, plant some herbs, and do some wheelbarrow work, too. Plus there is always more weeding! Many hands make light work. Hope to see as many members as possible this week!

From Ms. Burton:Next Friday’s mental health activity will be morning Yoga with Ms. Ebony from One with Ebony Studio! Did you know morning yoga can help improve you mental focus and concentration? To attend, you must sign up. The link can be found on the TA Announcements on Canvas. Join us next week!

From Dr. Nolan:ATTENTION ALL 7TH GRADERS – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER A TEE SHIRT. LOOK AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE 7TH GRADE CANVAS COURSE AND ORDER A TEE SHIRT! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ORDERED THE SHIRT, YO CAN IGNORE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT!

Now here’s Mr. Siegel: From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches.  This is our final meeting of the year.  Please come to the library with your iPad during your lunchtime so you can vote today for our Jefferson Top 10 TAB Picks!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Burton:“Today is National Fentanyl Awareness Day, a day of action to raise publicawareness about an urgent problem: people (especially youngpeople) are dying at alarming rates due to illegally made fentanyl. How can you help? By educating yourself and spreading the word to your friends and family.”For more information, see the Counseling Canvas page.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, May 8, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Campbell and Ms. Mills-Mirick.To all students and TA teachers.iPads must be at an iOS of at least 16 by this point in the year to ensure they will function properly for SOL testing.  You must update your iPads if needed.  Go to Settings/General/Software Update.  Tap install now.  Your iPad needs to be fully charged to run the update.  Thanks

From Mr. Clark:Good morning Yellow Jackets!The Model UN Club is having another Grab-n-Go sale today, down in the GOLD section of the cafeteria. Help support the MUN Club by grabbing a snack before going to your ACT II or home. See you today in the gold section of the cafeteria after school!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, May 5, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention all Garden Club members: Please join us in the garden after school today so that we can continue prepping soil for planting. There will also be some flower bulbs and seeds to plant. Join us!

From Ms. Campbell and Ms. Mills-Mirick.To all students and TA teachers.iPads must be at an iOS of at least 16 by this point in the year to ensure they will function properly for SOL testing.  You must update your iPads if needed.  Go to Settings/General/Software Update.  Tap install now.  Your iPad needs to be fully charged to run the update.  Thanks

From Mr. Banach:Attention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students:Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements.

Now here’s Ms. Burton:Every Friday, the student services team will have a Mental Health Activity. Today we will have a 5 minute meditation to start the day. The purpose of meditation is to relax and reduce stress. If the classroom feels comfortable, please dim your classroom lights for this guided activity. Enjoy.Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlEoLYREbXo

This is a message from Jocelyn Hernandez-Santos and Jasmine Juarez Montano, please donate to the Arlington Clothesline for summer clothes, items that come in cannot be damaged, worn out, or stained. The last day to donate is May 5, we appreciate those who donated, there are boxes located in front of the main office and one downstairs in the 8th grade doors, thank you.

From Roxana, Daniela, and Selena:Please donate food on the boxes around the school for our community project.From Lucas Retzke:Attention all students:Do you want to support dogs in your community? Donate dog food by the main office, through Thursday, to help support man’s best friend.  This supports an 8th grade community project.  Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets today. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, we are a group of students, Edom Bedane, Oleg Kaitov, and Yeabsira Bekele. For our community project, we are talking about homelessness in Arlington, and we wanted to donate to PathForward, formerly A-SPAN, which is a shelter for homeless people, to help the homeless people.  In order to do that, we need your help. On Monday, you will notice boxes around the school labeled “Donate here to PathForward” either with a label “Books” or “Clothes”.  Could you please donate any books to the boxes labeled “Books”. This will then be given to PathForward for their library.  Could you please donate formal or casual adult clothes to the boxes labeled “Clothes”, preferably formal clothes. Also, if you can, please donate white socks. And please, do not donate underwear or bras. These will then be given to PathForward’s clothing storage.  The boxes will be there for one week from May 1st – May 5th.  Please bring to the school what you can to donate.  There will also be posters around the school.  Thank you very much!

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

Happy Star Wars Day.  May the Fourth be with you!

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention all Garden Club members: We will finally have another good-weather Friday this week! Please join us in the garden so that we can continue prepping soil for planting. There will also be some flower bulbs and seeds to plant this week. Join us!

From Ms. Campbell and Ms. Mills-Mirick.To all students and TA teachers.iPads must be at an iOS of at least 16 by this point in the year to ensure they will function properly for SOL testing.  You must update your iPads if needed.  Go to Settings/General/Software Update.  Tap install now.  Your iPad needs to be fully charged to run the update.  Thanks This is a message from Jocelyn Hernandez-Santos and Jasmine Juarez Montano, please donate to the Arlington Clothesline for summer clothes, items that come in cannot be damaged, worn out, or stained. The last day to donate is May 5, we appreciate those who donated, there are boxes located in front of the main office and one downstairs in the 8th grade doors, thank you. There will be Kingdom Talk today in Senora Ferrara’s room form 2:40-3:40. Can’t wait to see you there!

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock From Mr. Banach:Attention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students:Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements.

From Roxana, Daniela, and Selena:Please donate food on the boxes around the school for our community project.Hi! I’m Sabrina Yimer.  Just a couple days ago was the last day of April. Along with April’s many titles; Arab American Awareness month, Autism Awareness Month and many more, April is also National Child Abuse Prevention month. Child abuse, whether physical or sexual is a serious issue that has been often ignored and has been a large big contributor to mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and suicidal attempts. Helps support the cause to prevent child abuse by bringing your money and buying baked goods today at the end of the day. All revenue will go to Families Forward Virginia, a nonprofit organization that works towards stopping child abuse, neglect and poverty within Virginia.

From Lucas Retzke:Attention all students:Do you want to support dogs in your community? Donate dog food by the main office, through Thursday, to help support man’s best friend.  This supports an 8th grade community project.  Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets today. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, we are a group of students, Edom Bedane, Oleg Kaitov, and Yeabsira Bekele. For our community project, we are talking about homelessness in Arlington, and we wanted to donate to PathForward, formerly A-SPAN, which is a shelter for homeless people, to help the homeless people.  In order to do that, we need your help. On Monday, you will notice boxes around the school labeled “Donate here to PathForward” either with a label “Books” or “Clothes”.  Could you please donate any books to the boxes labeled “Books”. This will then be given to PathForward for their library.  Could you please donate formal or casual adult clothes to the boxes labeled “Clothes”, preferably formal clothes. Also, if you can, please donate white socks. And please, do not donate underwear or bras. These will then be given to PathForward’s clothing storage.  The boxes will be there for one week from May 1st – May 5th.  Please bring to the school what you can to donate.  There will also be posters around the school.  Thank you very much!

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Music Assembly Schedule Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention all Garden Club members: We will finally have another good-weather Friday this week! Please join us in the garden so that we can continue prepping soil for planting. There will also be some flower bulbs and seeds to plant this week. Join us!

Here’s a special announcement:Hi! I’m Sabrina Yimer.  Just a couple days ago was the last day of April. Along with April’s many titles; Arab American Awareness month, Autism Awareness Month and many more, April is also National Child Abuse Prevention month. Child abuse, whether physical or sexual is a serious issue that has been often ignored and has been a large big contributor to mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and suicidal attempts. Helps support the cause to prevent child abuse by bringing your money and buying baked goods tomorrow at the end of the day. All revenue will go to Families Forward Virginia, a nonprofit organization that works towards stopping child abuse, neglect and poverty within Virginia.

From Saleh Sawez:Hello, my name is Saleh. I’m selling snacks and food after school to raise money for refugees because of my community project. I’ll be outside after school today. Attention all grade level TA’s. Check your grade level TA course and go to announcements to take the survey Mr.Malinosky has sent for an 8th grader’s community project.

From Ms. Wall:The Library is closed after school today because of the early release. Have an Musical Early Release Wednesday!

From Lucas Retzke:Attention all students:Do you want to support dogs in your community? Donate dog food by the main office, through Thursday, to help support man’s best friend.  This supports an 8th grade community project.

Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets today. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!  Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, we are a group of students, Edom Bedane, Oleg Kaitov, and Yeabsira Bekele. For our community project, we are talking about homelessness in Arlington, and we wanted to donate to PathForward, formerly A-SPAN, which is a shelter for homeless people, to help the homeless people.  In order to do that, we need your help. On Monday, you will notice boxes around the school labeled “Donate here to PathForward” either with a label “Books” or “Clothes”.  Could you please donate any books to the boxes labeled “Books”. This will then be given to PathForward for their library.  Could you please donate formal or casual adult clothes to the boxes labeled “Clothes”, preferably formal clothes. Also, if you can, please donate white socks. And please, do not donate underwear or bras. These will then be given to PathForward’s clothing storage.  The boxes will be there for one week from May 1st – May 5th.  Please bring to the school what you can to donate.  There will also be posters around the school.  Thank you very much!

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Madame Moran:Crochet Club will meet today after school in room 239.

From Lucas Retzke:Attention all students:Do you want to support dogs in your community? Donate dog food by the main office, today through Thursday, to help support man’s best friend.  This supports an 8th grade community project.

Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets today. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, we are a group of students, Edom Bedane, Oleg Kaitov, and Yeabsira Bekele. For our community project, we are talking about homelessness in Arlington, and we wanted to donate to PathForward, formerly A-SPAN, which is a shelter for homeless people, to help the homeless people.  In order to do that, we need your help. On Monday, you will notice boxes around the school labeled “Donate here to PathForward” either with a label “Books” or “Clothes”.  Could you please donate any books to the boxes labeled “Books”. This will then be given to PathForward for their library.  Could you please donate formal or casual adult clothes to the boxes labeled “Clothes”, preferably formal clothes. Also, if you can, please donate white socks. And please, do not donate underwear or bras. These will then be given to PathForward’s clothing storage.  The boxes will be there for one week from May 1st – May 5th.  Please bring to the school what you can to donate.  There will also be posters around the school.  Thank you very much!

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, May 1, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Mr. P Anderson:“Kpop club will be held today after school in Mr. P. Anderson’s room, room 266, at 2:40.”

From Dr. Nolan:ATTENTION ALL 7TH GRADE STUDENTS -LOOK AT YOUR CANVAS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMPLETE THE 7TH GRADE T SHIRT OPRDER FORM.ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ORDER A T SHIRT – DO THIS IMMEDIATELY!!! Also – if you have your permission slip and payment, please bring it to the pod outside of Mrs. Nolan’s room/Mr. Sam’s room after announcements!

From Madame Moran:Crochet Club will meet tomorrow after school (May 2) in room 239.

Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets today. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, we are a group of students, Edom Bedane, Oleg Kaitov, and Yeabsira Bekele. For our community project, we are talking about homelessness in Arlington, and we wanted to donate to PathForward, formerly A-SPAN, which is a shelter for homeless people, to help the homeless people.  In order to do that, we need your help. On Monday, you will notice boxes around the school labeled “Donate here to PathForward” either with a label “Books” or “Clothes”.  Could you please donate any books to the boxes labeled “Books”. This will then be given to PathForward for their library.  Could you please donate formal or casual adult clothes to the boxes labeled “Clothes”, preferably formal clothes. Also, if you can, please donate white socks. And please, do not donate underwear or bras. These will then be given to PathForward’s clothing storage.  The boxes will be there for one week from May 1st – May 5th.  Please bring to the school what you can to donate.  There will also be posters around the school.  Thank you very much!

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Apr. 28, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Gabby Sleigh:I am having a clothing drive for my community project.  All the clothing will go to Arlington Clothesline, the clothing will be given to people in are community who really need it.Please donate any old clothes unless they’re stained or have holes. Also don’t donate underwear, socks or bras. Donations will be accepted by the front of the school from 2:40 to 3:30 today.

From Ms. Riley:STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE!!!! NEWSIES STOP THE WORLD! Come see the Spring Musical, Newsies Jr, today at 6:30 and Saturday at 1:00. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door.  This production will amaze and inspire you. You don’t want to miss it! See Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach or Ms. Rosegrant if you have any questions.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club meets today, from 2:40 to 3:40, outside by the Little Blue Shed. Please use door #4. See you in the garden!  Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets today. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!

From Dr. Nolan:ATTENTION ALL 7TH GRADE STUDENTS -LOOK AT YOUR CANVAS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMPLETE THE 7TH GRADE T SHIRT OPRDER FORM.ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ORDER A T SHIRT – DO THIS IMMEDIATELY!!! Also – if you have your permission slip and payment, please bring it to the pod outside of Mrs. Nolan’s room/Mr. Sam’s room after announcements!

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, we are a group of students, Edom Bedane, Oleg Kaitov, and Yeabsira Bekele. For our community project, we are talking about homelessness in Arlington, and we wanted to donate to PathForward, formerly A-SPAN, which is a shelter for homeless people, to help the homeless people.  In order to do that, we need your help. On Monday, you will notice boxes around the school labeled “Donate here to PathForward” either with a label “Books” or “Clothes”.  Could you please donate any books to the boxes labeled “Books”. This will then be given to PathForward for their library.  Could you please donate formal or casual adult clothes to the boxes labeled “Clothes”, preferably formal clothes.

Also, if you can, please donate white socks. And please, do not donate underwear or bras. These will then be given to PathForward’s clothing storage.  The boxes will be there for one week from May 1st – May 5th.  Please bring to the school what you can to donate.  There will also be posters around the school.  Thank you very much!  Oleg’s lines: in redEdom’s lines: in blueYeabsira’s lines: in dark redTogether: in purple

Here’s a special announcement:Good morning, Thomas Jefferson students. My name is Beckett Normington and I am here to tell you about Cancer Alley. For my community project, I am working to raise awareness of the inequalities that are exacerbated by petrochemical plants being established in regions that have historically been home to minorities. I urge you to read the articles posted in the TA lesson today. PLEASE complete the survey after you are done reading; this will help me to determine the effectiveness of my community project and measure its impact. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you! From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  Happy National Library Week!

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Gabby Sleigh:I am having a clothing drive for my community project.  All the clothing will go to Arlington Clothesline, the clothing will be given to people in are community who really need it.Please donate any old clothes unless they’re stained or have holes. Also don’t donate underwear, socks or bras. Donations will be accepted by the front of the school from 2:40 to 3:30 today and Friday.

From Ms. Riley:STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE!!!! NEWSIES STOP THE WORLD! Come see the Spring Musical, Newsies Jr, this Friday at 6:30 and Saturday at 1:00. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door.  This production will amaze and inspire you. You don’t want to miss it! See Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach or Ms. Rosegrant if you have any questions.

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets tomorrow. This past Saturday, during the special community Earth Day work time, volunteers cleared the main planting rows. Now we need YOU to help us turn the soil! Hope to see you all tomorrow!

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS,The Model UN Club is having another Grab-n-Go sale today, down in the GOLD section of the cafeteria. Help support the MUN Club by grabbing a snack before going home. See you today in the gold section of the cafeteria after school!

Rocco Kramer, Jordi Umana, and Caio MC are starting a food drive to combat food insecurity in the Arlington area. All foods will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Please bring in non-perishables like canned veggies, beans, and cereals and donate them to the buckets this Thursday/Friday. The buckets are located in the back end of the eighth grade hallway; if you have trouble finding them ask the front office.Please donate, Thank you so much!!!!

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you! From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  Happy National Library Week!

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Gabby Sleigh:I am having a clothing drive for my community project.  All the clothing will go to Arlington Clothesline, the clothing will be given to people in are community who really need it.Please donate any old clothes unless they’re stained or have holes. Also don’t donate underwear, socks or bras. Donations will be accepted by the front of the school from 2:40 to 3:30 today, tomorrow, and Friday.

From Ms. Z, Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches.  It is our next-to-last meeting.  Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Riley:STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE!!!! NEWSIES STOP THE WORLD! Come see the Spring Musical, Newsies Jr, this Friday at 6:30 and Saturday at 1:00. Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door.  This production will amaze and inspire you. You don’t want to miss it! See Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach or Ms. Rosegrant if you have any questions.

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  Happy National Library Week!

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Burton:Students if you are an ambassador, please report to the lobby at 9:30a and if you are participating in the Club/Sport please report at 9:50a. You must check in.

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Leonburger:“There will be no Compost Club today after school, see you next month for our final meeting of the year!”

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:Students—if you remembered your overdue library books today, please come return them to the Library after announcements!

From Caroline Tramontozzi:Please come to my bake sale today after school for my community project. There will be lots of cookies and brownies. Please come and support Doorways, the organization that all funds will be donated to. Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  Happy National Library Week!

Monday, Apr. 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:Students if you are participating in the elementary visit, please listen for your report times and locations:

Student Ambassador report to the AP Office @ 9:30a

Club/Sport Fair students report to the Library @ 9:50a

SCA Panel please report to the Auditorium lobby @ 9:50a

Cheerleaders please report to Ms. Gay’s room 56 @ 10:45a

From Preontee Barua:Please donate to the boxes around the school with canned food and cereal, make sure they are not expired or opened. The food raised in this food drive is going straight to AFAC to help those in need of food.  Thank you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Z:TA Teachers are being given overdue reports for students in their TAs.  Teachers: please review these titles with your students, both today and then again later this week.Students:  if your name is on the list, we think you have something out.  Please return the books.  If you don’t think you have that book out, you need to look around anyway for your book and come talk with us.  Your name will stay on the overdue list until things are dealt with.

From Caroline Tramontozzi:Please come to my bake sale on Tuesday, April 25th after school for my community project. There will be lots of cookies and brownies. Please come and support Doorways, the organization that all funds will be donated to. Thank you!

From Sumra Rahman:I am Sumra, and I’m working with Jori and Amina. For our community project, we are planning to sell cupcakes outside after school on Monday, April 24th. We are going to sell each cupcake for a dollar, and will donate all profit to #TeamTrees, a nonprofit organization working with the Arbor Day Foundation that plants one tree per every dollar donated.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  Happy National Library Week!

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Calhoun:A reminder that GSA will be canceled today. See you next Thursday. There will be Kingdom talk today in room 233 (Senora Ferrara’s room). Can’t wait to see you there!

Now here’s a video: April is the Month of the Military Child.  It’s a chance to celebrate military-connected students and recognize the many challenges and unique experiences they experience as a result of their parents’ service.  During April, everyone is  invited to show their support and Purple Up by wearing purple.  Purple combines each branch’s colors into one: the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard all use shades of blue, the Army uses green, and the Marines use red.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA:Restaurant Night with Chipotle on S. Glebe Road is today, Wednesday, Apr 19, from 5–9 pm.  When you dine in, please mention you are with the Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA Fundraiser. If you order online for pick up through the official Chipotle app (other delivery apps will not be accepted) use code DDAJ7WH in the promo code section.  Our PTA will receive 33% of the proceeds back. It’s one more way you can help us earn more to fund many more PTA events and programs that benefit our Yellowjackets and TJ community!

From Ms. Wall:The library is closed after school today for a staff meeting.

From Ms. Calhoun:GSA will be canceled tomorrow. See you next week. April is the Month of the Military Child.  It’s a chance to celebrate military-connected students and recognize the many challenges and unique experiences they experience as a result of their parents’ service.  During April, everyone is  invited to show their support and Purple Up by wearing purple.  Purple combines each branch’s colors into one: the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard all use shades of blue, the Army uses green, and the Marines use red.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From your PTA:Restaurant Night with Chipotle on S. Glebe Road is this Wednesday, Apr 19, from 5–9 pm.  When you dine in, please mention you are with the Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA Fundraiser. If you order online for pick up through the official Chipotle app (other delivery apps will not be accepted) use code DDAJ7WH in the promo code section.  Our PTA will receive 33% of the proceeds back. It’s one more way you can help us earn more to fund many more PTA events and programs that benefit our Yellowjackets and TJ community!

From Mr. P Anderson:KPOP Club is meeting in Mr. P. Anderson’s room today after school in room 266.

From Ms. Burton:All student ambassadors, please report to Ms. Burton’s office after the announcements. Thank you.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, Apr. 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

Let’s start with a special announcement:Hello, my name is Abraham Friedman and I am running a food drive for AFAC (Arlington food assistance center) and I will be outside by the bus loop tomorrow to collect food donations. After that, there will be a box in the lobby from Tuesday to Friday. Please bring any extra canned food you have to donate to AFAC. Thank you.

From Ms. Riley: We have spots left in the Tech Crew for the TJMS Spring Musical, Newsies Jr. If you are interested in being part of the tech crew for Newsies Jr, come to the information session today, Monday April 17 during your lunch period. THIS INFORMATION SESSION IS MANDATORY for everyone who wants a job in the tech crew. Please message or visit Ms. Riley with any questions. Now here’s a video:  (yearbook)

From Coach Detweiler and Coach SamGood morning yellow jackets,,On Thursday, the track and field team hosted their first home meet in the 87 degree weather. The yellow jackets ran a great meet with 24 students coming in first place out of 28 events. The final score was TJ 184 to Swanson 50. Thank you to all the staff members and managers that helped out yesterday. The next meet is on Tuesday April 25th at Kenmore. See you at practice today. 

Now here’s a video from Ms. McPhillips:(Odyssey of the Mind) Happy Deaf History Month!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Apr. 14, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention Garden Club: TODAY IS THE DAY!!! We will see you outside, by the little blue shed, right after school. If you use Door #4, please let the attending adults know that you are heading to Garden Club! Try to be there no later than 2:45.

From Ms. Z, Ms. Wall, and Ms. Rosegrant: Today during lunch is our April Craft Day! Stop by the library during lunch to learn how to make macrame leaves and feathers for spring.

From Ms. Riley: We have spots left in the Tech Crew for the TJMS Spring Musical, Newsies Jr. If you are interested in being part of the tech crew for Newsies Jr, come to the information session next Monday April 17 during your lunch period. THIS INFORMATION SESSION IS MANDATORY for everyone who wants a job in the tech crew. Please message or visit Ms. Riley with any questions. Now here’s an ad for the Yearbook.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention Garden Club members:  Garden Club meets OUTSIDE this week. The weather WILL be beautiful! Please plan to join us and get reacquainted with the school garden!!

From Ms. Gray,Cheerleaders, please see Ms. Gray in room 56 immediately after morning announcements for a brief meeting”

From Ms. Burton:8th Grade Student Ambassadors, please report to Ms. Burton’s office located beside Dr. Woody-Pope’s office after the morning announcements.

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention Garden Club members:  Garden Club meets OUTSIDE this week. The weather WILL be beautiful! Please plan to join us and get reacquainted with the school garden!!

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  There are only 3 more TAB Club meetings this year.  Hope to see you today!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From the Library and your reading teachers:Thank you all for a Magnificent March Book Madness.  As we announced at the end of the day before we all left for spring break, our Jefferson Champion…in a close match…is Holly Jackson’s Good girl’s guide to murder!  Remember that all 16 of our books are available in the Jefferson Library (or can be put on hold)—and digitally through Destiny Discover and Sora!  See us in the library if we can help you.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Mar. 31, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be removed and donated after today!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club will NOT meet this week. However we still need to have our group picture taken before we leave for Spring Break. Please listen carefully: If you were part of Garden Club in the Fall, and/or you are planning to be with us this Spring, please come to the school lobby right after announcements today for the group picture.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.  Please try to clear your records this week so you can check out something new to read over spring break!

From the Library and your reading teachers:This is it!  Today is the day of our Battle of the Books Championship!  Will the winner be Invisible, a graphic novel by Christina Diaz Gonzalez?  Or will it be Good girls guide to murder by Holly Jackson?  Will it be a graphic novel?  Or a suspense-thriller?  We want to have everyone vote—please go to the link in Canvas: you can get there from today’s TA lesson or from the message in your inbox.  You can watch the videos again if you need to…or scroll down, vote for your favorite (or the book you more want to read), and submit.  Polls close at 2pm, and the winner will be announced at the end of the day.  After you vote, find something good to read over break—there are lots of great ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  Check out Destiny Discover, ComicsPlus, Flipster, and Sora!  There are SO many great reading options for you!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be removed and donated after this Friday!

From Mr SiegelCongratulations to Baylor Jarkowski for finishing in 1st place in the boys 50 breast stroke in the swim meet last week against kenmore.  Today the swim team travels to Wakefield to swim against Gunston. Members of the track team and swim team need to be in the cafeteria at 2:30 today to be able to board the bus to Gunston and Wakefield pool at 2:40.  The busses will be picking the the teams up from the playground by the rec center.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club will NOT meet this week. However we still need to have our group picture taken before we leave for Spring Break. Please listen carefully: If you were part of Garden Club in the Fall, and/or you are planning to be with us this Spring, please come to the school lobby right after announcements on Friday for the group picture.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.  Please try to clear your records this week so you can check out something new to read over spring break!

From the Library and your reading teachers:The winners of our Final Four Battles of the Books are Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (which won in a very close battle) and Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson.  This Friday will be the Championship match between these two strong contenders.  Which book do you think will win?

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  Get your lunch quickly and come join us!

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be removed and donated after this Friday!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.  Please try to clear your records this week so you can check out something new to read over spring break!

From the Library and your reading teachers:The winners of our Final Four Battles of the Books are Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (which won in a very close battle) and Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson.  This Friday will be the Championship match between these two strong contenders.  Which book do you think will win?

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From your PTA:Today is our next Restaurant night at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) from 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be removed and donated after this Friday!

From Ms. T, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Gomez:Congratulations to the TJMS Music students who participated in the Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser.  Our fundraiser reached 492 supporters in 171 cities and 31 states. 276 donations were made to brighten the day of Essential Workers around the country.And now for the final tally:The TJMS Music Department sold $23,126 worth of popcorn and raised $11,563 for the Music Department’s Spring Trips and other music program needs.Thank you to the music students, staff members, and Jefferson community for making our Double Good fundraiser so POP-ular!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From the Library and your reading teachers:The winners of our Final Four Battles of the Books are Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (which won in a very close battle) and Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson.  This Friday will be the Championship match between these two strong contenders.  Which book do you think will win?

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  

Monday, Mar. 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) tomorrow, Tuesday March 28, 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be removed and donated after this Friday! Congratulations to Lily Snider, who was a winner in the Virginia state Reflections contest.  Lily won an Award of Excellence in Film!  She was one of only 5 Arlington students who placed at the state level.

From Ms. McPhillips:Congratulations to the student who participated in the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament on Saturday. Ellie Kerbs-Glyer and Henry Blanton competed in the vehicle problem and placed 2nd. Liam Eberly, Maddie Roark, Lilly Rizzi and Logan Fry competed in the balsa structure problem and placed 1st. Liam, Maddie, Lilly and Logan will go on to compete in state finals in April!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From the Library and your reading teachers:The winners of our Final Four Battles of the Books are Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (which won in a very close battle) and Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson.  This Friday will be the Championship match between these two strong contenders.  Which book do you think will win?

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?  

Friday, Mar. 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms Dunbar:Garden Club will meet today rain or shine. If rain, we will meet indoors again. There are many seeds to plant for the light tables, and seedlings to thin and divide.

Now here’s a special announcement:Stress has been linked to substance use. If someone has a hard time coping with stress, it may play a role in their use of drugs or alcohol. Teens can learn to use healthy coping strategies to help build resilience in response to challenging circumstances and events. For suggestions on how to cope or a listening ear, speak with your School Counselor. After voting in the battle of the books, compete with your classmates in the “Coping with Stress” Kahoot Game.

From Ms. Burton:Students, during lunch today the Teen Network Board of Arlington will have a table to discuss drug prevention and have little giveaways.

From: Ms. T, Mr. Banach, and Ms. GomezAttention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students:Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) on Tuesday March 28, 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be donated over spring break!

From Ms. Egbert:”There will be NO Anime club today. See you next week!”

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From the Library and your reading teachers:Here is a video with our Final Four Battle of the Books books.  After the announcements, go to Canvas and vote today!  Winners will be announced Monday and will move on to the Championship match next week. [Video]

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

Let’s start with a special announcement from Ms. Burton…. From Ms. Tyler:  Jazz Band meets tomorrow from 2:40 to 4 in the band room

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS,The Model UN Club is having another Grab-n-Go today after school. Come to the cafeteria and grab some tasty snacks and sodas before going home or to your Act II session. See you in the cafeteria today after the final school bell!

From Ms Dunbar:Garden Club will meet tomorrow rain or shine. If rain, we will meet indoors again. There are many seeds to plant for the light tables, and seedlings to thin and divide.

Now here’s a special announcement:Recognizing an opioid overdose can be difficult. If you aren’t sure, it is best to treat the situation like an overdose—you could save a life. Call 911 or seek medical care for the individual. Do not leave the person alone. Signs of an overdose may include:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Falling asleep or loss of consciousness
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds
  • Limp body
  • Pale, blue, or cold skin

From: Ms. T, Mr. Banach, and Ms. GomezAttention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students:Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Lost Dog (2920 Columbia Pike) on Tuesday March 28, 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be donated over spring break!

From Ms. Egbert:”There will be NO Anime club tomorrow, Friday, March 24th. See you next week!”

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From the Library and your reading teachers:Here are the 4 books that will compete in our Final Four this Friday:Invisible by Christina Diaz GonzalezAmari and the night brothers by B.B.AlstonGood girl’s guide to murder by HollyJacksonDead flip by Sara Farizan Did your favorites move on?  Did your books compete like Princeton?  Or were they more like Kansas or Virginia? Come to the Library after TA to check out a Battle of the Books title.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  The Battles continue on Friday!

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

Let’s start with a special announcement from Ms. Burton….  Students and staff, today in room 106, we will create our very own college flags during all three lunches! If you’re interested in a relaxing activity, please stop by and create with us!

Now here’s a special announcement:

Myth: There’s no reason to wait until you’re 21 to drink.

FACT: When you’re young, drinking alcohol can make learning new things more difficult.Also, people who begin drinking before they turn 15 are more likely to develop a drinking problem at some point in their lives than those who begin drinking at age 21 or older.If you or someone may have a drinking problem. Don’t wait. Talk to a parent, doctor, teacher, or anyone you trust.

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be donated over spring break!

From Ms. Egbert:”There will be NO Anime club this Friday, March 24th. See you next week!”

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From the Library and your reading teachers:

Here are the 4 books that will compete in our Final Four this Friday:

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Amari and the night brothers by B.B.Alston

Good girl’s guide to murder by HollyJackson

Dead flip by Sara Farizan Did your favorites move on?  Did your books compete like Princeton?  Or were they more like Kansas or Virginia? Come to the Library after TA to check out a Battle of the Books title.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  The Battles continue on Friday!

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From the Library and your reading teachers:Here are the 4 books that will compete in our Final Four this Friday:

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Amari and the night brothers by B.B.Alston

Good girl’s guide to murder by HollyJackson

Dead flip by Sara Farizan

Did your favorites move on?  Did your books compete like Princeton?  Or were they more like Kansas or Virginia? Come to the Library after TA to check out a Battle of the Books title.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  The Battles continue on Friday!

Now here’s a special announcement:Stimulant and Depressant: Mixing stimulants and depressants doesn’t balance or cancel them out. In fact, the results of combining drugs are unpredictable, often modifying or even masking the effects of one or both drugs. This may trick you into thinking that the drugs are not affecting you, making it easier to overdose. Let’s watch a video about “What happens when drugs are combined?”https://youtu.be/1Ur2I4Xk5k8

From Jefferson Facilities:Please check downstairs in the Lost and Found today!  There are lots of jackets, lunchboxes, and more.  Items still there will be donated over spring break! “

From Ms. Gray, cheerleaders there will be an end of season gathering this Tuesday March 21, in room 56 after school. Please stop by if you can make it! “

From Ms. Egbert:”There will be NO Anime club this Friday, March 24th. See you next week!”

From Mr. Siegel:Though they lost to Swanson, the Jefferson swim team had numerous highlights that should be shared:

Baylor Jarkowski took first place in the 100 yard freestyle, 25 yard backstroke, and the 50 breast.  Tyler Hong took first place in the 100 yard individual medley, the 50 backstroke, and the 25 breaststoke.  The 200 freestyle relay team of Tyler, Ben, Heedo and Baylor also took first place.  For the girls Amelia MacIvor received first place in the 100 individual medley and the 50 yard backstroke.  The 200 freestyle relay team of Coleen, Harper, Cate, and Amelia took first place.  It should be noted that Millie Marston took second place in the 25 yard freestyle by a loss of only four-hundredths of a second.  Ben Biggs was only nine-tenths of a second behind first place in the 50 freestyle.  Lucas Retzke was only one-tenth of a second behind first place in the 25 freestyle.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, Mar. 20, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:Students, don’t forget this week is College Awareness Week! (play video) Now here’s a special announcement (Ms. Burton)

From Mr. P Anderson:KPOP club will be held in Mr. P. Anderson’s room, room 266, after school.

From the Library and your reading teachers:Friday was the Elite 8 round of Jefferson’s Battle of the Books!

Here are the 4 books that will compete in our Final Four this Friday:

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Amari and the night brothers by B.B.Alston

Good girl’s guide to murder by HollyJackson

Dead flip by Sara Farizan Did your favorites move on?

Did your books compete like Princeton?  Or were they more like Kansas or Virginia? Come to the Library after TA to check out a Battle of the Books title.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  The Battles continue on Friday!

From Ms. Burton:This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. NDAFW is an annual, week-long health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. Did you know good mental health reduces the likelihood of substance use/misuse? Let’s watch the video about Anxiety and Depression: https://youtu.be/O0glXGuLlXE

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Mr. J Anderson:In this year’s yearbook we would like to include a page featuring BeReals. Screenshot or save photos from your BeReal, upload it to your google drive, and submit the photos in the google form in today’s TA. Remember, anything inappropriate will not be selected. Also, we need more art submissions! Submit your favorite art pieces in the art form in TA. Thank-you.

Friday, Mar. 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Burton:Students, don’t forget next week is College Awareness Week! (play video)

From Ms. Dunbar, Garden Club starts today! We will meet out by the Blue Shed at 2:40. This week we will be planting Sugar Snap Peas, transplanting Collards, and moving wood chips with wheelbarrows.

From Mr. Banach, 7th and 8th grade chorus students who are participating in the Assessment today should report to room 126 immediately after TA.   

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Zehren, and Ms. Rosegrant:Today is the day for our March Library Craft!  Please come join us in the Library during lunch to relax, listen to music, chat with friends, and make a shamrock bookmark!

From the Library and your reading teachers:Today is the Elite 8 round of our Battle of the Books!There are 4 matchups you need to vote for.  Go to your grade-level Canvas course.  The link is in today’s TA lesson and will be sent to your Canvas inbox.For each match, watch the videos and read the slides—and vote for the book you liked more…or the book you more want to read.Every student and teacher should vote because every vote counts!Vote today—polls close at 4pm today.  Results will be announced on Monday. Come to the Library after TA to check out a Battle of the Books title.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  See us in the Library if you have questions!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Mr. J Anderson:In this year’s yearbook we would like to include a page featuring BeReals. Screenshot or save photos from your BeReal, upload it to your google drive, and submit the photos in the google form in today’s TA. Remember, anything inappropriate will not be selected. Also, we need more art submissions! Submit your favorite art pieces in the art form in TA. Thank-you.

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar,Attention all Garden Club members and potential members: Garden Club begins this Friday, after school. Looks like we have great weather for our kick-off!

From Coach Detweiler and Coach Sam-All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade track students will have practice today. 6th graders who missed practice can still join on Thursday. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From: Ms. T, Mr. Banach, and Ms. GomezAttention all Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students:Please bring your Spring Trip Forms and Money to the theatre lobby immediately after morning announcements

From Mr. J Anderson:In this year’s yearbook we would like to include a page featuring BeReals. Screenshot or save photos from your BeReal, upload it to your google drive, and submit the photos in the google form in today’s TA. Remember, anything inappropriate will not be selected. Also, we need more art submissions! Submit your favorite art pieces in the art form in TA. Thank-you.

From Ms. Russo:Hey, 6th and 7th graders-Thursday Game Group will be held in Room 122 today. This is the room next to the Chorus & Orchestra room. See you there!  

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock

From Mr. Malinosky:Congratulations to the following students who won the first part of the IB Learner Profile Excellence Awards. The Team/Grade level winners are as follows:

Preontee Barua 8th Grade
Juliet Milder 8th Grade
Emma Tramontozzi 8th Grade
Darius Cowell Monarch
Peter Li Penguins
Fathimah Chowdhury Dolphins
Chelsea Guzman Delgadillo Stingrays
Sarah Hershey Owls

Now we move on to the regional compete   

From Emma Tramontozzi and Juliet Milder. Tomorrow is the last day to donate to our drive for Doorways. Please bring in supplies listed in the TA slides! Thank you to everyone who has already donated for your support! Again, tomorrow is the last day! Thank you!

From the Library and your reading teachers:

Thanks to all who voted in Friday’s Battle of the Books!  Here are the 4 books that will continue on to Friday’s Elite 8 round:

Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson

Freewater by Amina Luqman Dawson

King and the dragonflies by Kacen Callender

and Dead flip by Sara Farizan King and the dragonflies and Dead flip both won by about 10 votes—the battles were really close! Congratulations to these titles! All these books are available to check out (or you can put a hold on a title) from the Jefferson Library after TA.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  See us in the Library if you have questions! Our next round of the Battle of the Books is this coming Friday with the 8 books that won their first round battles!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar,Attention all Garden Club members and potential members: Garden Club begins this Friday, after school. Looks like we have great weather for our kick-off!

From Coach Detweiler and Coach Sam-There is no track practice today. All track students 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will have practice on Thursday. 6th graders who missed practice can still join on Thursday. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Mr. J Anderson:In this year’s yearbook we would like to include a page featuring BeReals. Screenshot or save photos from your BeReal, upload it to your google drive, and submit the photos in the google form in today’s TA. Remember, anything inappropriate will not be selected. Also, we need more art submissions! Submit your favorite art pieces in the art form in TA. Thank-you. 

From Emma Tramontozzi and Juliet Milder. Remember, the drive for Doorways is happening TODAY. Please donate supplies to support Doorways, a women and children’s shelter. Supplies needed are listed in the TA slides and bins to collect items are by the 8th and 6th grade stairs. The drive will be happening ALL WEEK so you still have time! Thank you for your support!

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is today, so don’t forget to submit!

From Ms. Wilkinson:All 8th graders in Ms. Wilkinson’s 7th period Spanish I class should follow the lunch schedule for 7th grade and go to 7th grade lunch and then to 7th period afterwards.

From the Library and your reading teachers:Thanks to all who voted in Friday’s Battle of the Books!  Here are the 4 books that will continue on to Friday’s Elite 8 round:

Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson

Freewater by Amina Luqman Dawson

King and the dragonflies by Kacen Callender

and Dead flip by Sara Farizan King and the dragonflies and Dead flip both won by about 10 votes—the battles were really close!

Congratulations to these titles! All these books are available to check out (or you can put a hold on a title) from the Jefferson Library after TA.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  See us in the Library if you have questions! Our next round of the Battle of the Books is this coming Friday with the 8 books that won their first round battles!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar,Attention all Garden Club members and potential members: Garden Club begins this Friday, after school. Looks like we have great weather for our kick-off!

From Coach Detweiler and Coach Sam-Track for 7th/8th grade starts today. We will meet in the gym before going outside. There is no track practice tomorrow. All track students 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will have practice on Thursday. 6th graders who missed yesterday’s practice can still join on Thursday. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Mr. J Anderson:In this year’s yearbook we would like to include a page featuring BeReals. Screenshot or save photos from your BeReal, upload it to your google drive, and submit the photos in the google form in today’s TA. Remember, anything inappropriate will not be selected. Also, we need more art submissions! Submit your favorite art pieces in the art form in TA. Thank-you.

From Emma Tramontozzi and Juliet Milder. Remember, the drive for Doorways is happening TODAY. Please donate supplies to support Doorways, a women and children’s shelter. Supplies needed are listed in the TA slides and bins to collect items are by the 8th and 6th grade stairs. The drive will be happening ALL WEEK so you still have time! Thank you for your support!

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is March 15th.

From the Library and your reading teachers:Thanks to all who voted in Friday’s Battle of the Books!  Here are the 4 books that will continue on to Friday’s Elite 8 round:

Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson

Freewater by Amina Luqman Dawson

King and the dragonflies by Kacen Callender

and Dead flip by Sara Farizan King and the dragonflies and Dead flip both won by about 10 votes—the battles were really close!

Congratulations to these titles!

All these books are available to check out (or you can put a hold on a title) from the Jefferson Library after TA.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  See us in the Library if you have questions! Our next round of the Battle of the Books is this coming Friday with the 8 books that won their first round battles!

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, Mar. 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Emma Tramontozzi and Juliet Milder. Remember, the drive for Doorways is happening TODAY. Please donate supplies to support Doorways, a women and children’s shelter. Supplies needed are listed in the TA slides and bins to collect items are by the 8th and 6th grade stairs. The drive will be happening ALL WEEK so you still have time! Thank you for your support!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Art Club is Cancelled today.  We will be back in business next week.  See you then. And in case you weren’t listening: no art club today.

From the Library and your reading teachers:Thanks to all who voted in Friday’s Battle of the Books!  Here are the 4 books that will continue on to Friday’s Elite 8 round:

Good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson

Freewater by Amina Luqman Dawson

King and the dragonflies by Kacen Callender

and Dead flip by Sara Farizan King and the dragonflies and Dead flip both won by about 10 votes—the battles were really close!

Congratulations to these titles!

All these books are available to check out (or you can put a hold on a title) from the Jefferson Library after TA.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  See us in the Library if you have questions! Our next round of the Battle of the Books is this coming Friday with the 8 books that won their first round battles!

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is March 15th.

From Mr. J Anderson:”Calling all TJMS artists! This year our yearbook staff has decided to include a page dedicated to art created by students here at TJ. Please submit your best artwork in the Google Form located in the TA calendar today. You will need to also include your FIRST and LAST name, your GRADE, and the TITLE of the artwork. Any inappropriate items submitted will NOT be chosen. You are able to submit up to two art pieces. Don’t forget to buy your yearbook! The link to purchase is on the TJ website. Thank you”

From Mr. Sam:Track and Field starts today, Monday, March 13th for all 6th graders only. Track and Field starts tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th for 7th/8th graders only.  Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Mar. 10, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Emma Tramontozzi and Juliet Milder. For our community project we will be having a drive at TJ. Please support our community project by donating supplies to support Doorways, a women and children’s shelter. Drop off supplies to the bins around school. You can find them by the 8th grade and 6th grade stairs on the second floor. Also, check the TA slides for what you can donate. Doorways is looking for specific supplies so please only donate what is listed in the dock. Again, you can find this doc in the TA slides. The drive will last from March 13th to March 17th, next week. Please donate and thank you for your support!

From the Library and your reading teachers:Today is your chance in TA to learn about the remaining 8 titles in our Battle of the Books!   There are books with secrets, award winners, and realistic fiction, and a category called “Dead.”

After Announcements, please click on the blue highlit link in your grade-level TA lesson.  That link will take you to a new Battle of the Books Google form.

For each pair of books, you should watch videos and read the slide to learn about the books.  Then vote for your favorite…or the book you want to read more.  You will do that for 4 matches.  Then submit your form.

TAs might want to watch the videos as a class, but every student should have the form open and vote for their own choices.  This Monday, one book won by only 3 votes.  Every. Vote. Counts.Vote during TA.  If you don’t finish, polls stay open until 4pm.  Results will be announced on Monday.These books are available to check out (or you can put a hold on a title) from the Jefferson Library after TA.  Or you can check out ebooks or audiobooks of these titles in Destiny Discover.  See us in the Library if you have questions!

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is March 15th.

From Mr. J Anderson:”Calling all TJMS artists! This year our yearbook staff has decided to include a page dedicated to art created by students here at TJ. Please submit your best artwork in the Google Form located in the TA calendar today. You will need to also include your FIRST and LAST name, your GRADE, and the TITLE of the artwork. Any inappropriate items submitted will NOT be chosen. You are able to submit up to two art pieces. Don’t forget to buy your yearbook! The link to purchase is on the TJ website. Thank you”

From Mr. Sam:Track and Field starts next week on Monday, March 13th for all 6th graders only. Last year the fastest 50 meter time for 12 year old girls was 7.6 seconds. The fastest time for 12 year old boys was 7.05 seconds.Track and Field starts next week on Tuesday, March 14th for 7th/8th graders only. The fastest 70 meter time for 14 year old girls was 10.61 seconds. The fastest time for 14 year old boys was 8.71 seconds. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is March 15th.

From Mr. J Anderson:”Calling all TJMS artists! This year our yearbook staff has decided to include a page dedicated to art created by students here at TJ. Please submit your best artwork in the Google Form located in the TA calendar today. You will need to also include your FIRST and LAST name, your GRADE, and the TITLE of the artwork. Any inappropriate items submitted will NOT be chosen. You are able to submit up to two art pieces. Don’t forget to buy your yearbook! The link to purchase is on the TJ website. Thank you”

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock

From Mr. Sam:Track and Field starts next week on Monday, March 13th for all 6th graders only. Last year the fastest 50 meter time for 12 year old girls was 7.6 seconds. The fastest time for 12 year old boys was 7.05 seconds.Track and Field starts next week on Tuesday, March 14th for 7th/8th graders only. The fastest 70 meter time for 14 year old girls was 10.61 seconds. The fastest time for 14 year old boys was 8.71 seconds. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.  From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Russo:After a winter hiatus, kickball is back on. See you, today, Wednesday, out on the field after school! All grade levels and people who have never played before are welcome!

From coach Gavin, attention wrestlers.There will have an end of season wrestling pizza party today, Wednesday, in room 59, the health room.If you were on the wrestling team, stop by room 59 for a slice of ‘za. We will watch a replay of the Big 10 wrestling finals.Any questions? See coach Gavin in room 231.

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is March 15th.

From Mr. J Anderson:”Calling all TJMS artists! This year our yearbook staff has decided to include a page dedicated to art created by students here at TJ. Please submit your best artwork in the Google Form located in the TA calendar today. You will need to also include your FIRST and LAST name, your GRADE, and the TITLE of the artwork. Any inappropriate items submitted will NOT be chosen. You are able to submit up to two art pieces. Don’t forget to buy your yearbook! The link to purchase is on the TJ website. Thank you”

From Mr. Sam:Track and Field starts next week on Monday, March 13th for all 6th graders only. Last year the fastest 50 meter time for 12 year old girls was 7.6 seconds. The fastest time for 12 year old boys was 7.05 seconds.Track and Field starts next week on Tuesday, March 14th for 7th/8th graders only. The fastest 70 meter time for 14 year old girls was 10.61 seconds. The fastest time for 14 year old boys was 8.71 seconds. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Madame Moran:Crotchet Club will meet again today, Tuesday, March 7 after school until 3:30 pm in Room 239.  No experience needed but if you have a project you are working on, please feel free to bring it with you.  Ms. Jenks and Madame Moran look forward to seeing you!

From Ms. DunbarAttention 8th Graders: if your Community Project addresses food insecurity in Arlington, you may want to volunteer in our school’s Plot Against Hunger. Consider staying after school today. See Ms. Dunbar for more information. Here’s a special announcement:(Ms. Dunbar–video)

From Ms. Russo:After a winter hiatus, kickball is back on. See you, tomorrow, Wednesday, out on the field after school! All grade levels and people who have never played before are welcome!

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z and your Reading Teachers:Thanks to all who voted in yesterday’s first day of our Battle of the Books!  It was great to see so many of you participating!  Now here are the first 4 books to make it into next week’s Elite 8 round:

Frizzy by Claribel Ortega

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Amari and the night brothers by BB Aston – This was the closest match.  Only 3 votes separated the books in this match.  And Undercover latina by Aya De Leon

Congratulations to these titles!

Remember that every single vote counts—make sure your favorites move on by participating in our next Battle day on Friday. All 8 titles in yesterday’s battles are available to check out from the library.  If any of the videos interested you, come get the book—we have print copies as well as ebooks and digital audiobooks.  Come to the Library, or search in Destiny Discover.  Please let us know if you need some help.

From coach Gavin, attention wrestlers.There will have an end of season wrestling pizza party this Wednesday in room 59, the health room.If you were on the wrestling team, stop by room 59 for a slice of ‘za. We will watch a replay of the Big 10 wrestling finals.Any questions? See coach Gavin in room 231.

From Ms. Burton:Do you like recording on TikTok or use IG reels or like filming in general? Well this is the competition for you! March 20th – March 26th is National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week! Student Services are holding a #MyWhy Story video competition and the winner’s video will be shown on the morning announcement, during that week. Deadline to submit to Ms. Burton is March 15th.

From Mr. Sam:Track and Field starts next week on Monday, March 13th for all 6th graders only. Last year the fastest 50 meter time for 12 year old girls was 7.6 seconds. The fastest time for 12 year old boys was 7.05 seconds.Track and Field starts next week on Tuesday, March 14th for 7th/8th graders only. The fastest 70 meter time for 14 year old girls was 10.61 seconds. The fastest time for 14 year old boys was 8.71 seconds. Anyone can join Track and Field as long as you have turned in a sports physical this school year. If you have any questions, please see Coach Sam or Mr. Siegel.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.  From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, Mar. 6, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Madame Moran:Crotchet Club will meet again on Tuesday, March 7 after school until 3:30 pm in Room 239.  No experience needed but if you have a project you are working on, please feel free to bring it with you.  Ms. Jenks and Madame Moran look forward to seeing you!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Art Club is cancelled today!  Sorry!

From Ms. DunbarAttention 8th Graders: if your Community Project addresses food insecurity in Arlington, you may want to volunteer in our school’s Plot Against Hunger. Consider staying after school on Tuesdays during March. See Ms. Dunbar for more information.

From Mr. P Anderson:“Kpop club will be held in Mr. P. Anderson’s room, 266, after school today.”

From Ms. Wall, Ms. Z and your Reading Teachers:Today is the first day of Jefferson’s Battle of the Books!  When Announcements are over, we need you all (students and staff) to open the link in today’s TA lesson to learn about the left side of our bracket.  These great 8 titles include graphic novels, fantasy stories, and books about fighting hate!   Watch the videos, read the slides, and vote between each pair of books!  Pick your favorite book—or the one you would want to read more.  Every vote counts, so please every person should vote.  If you don’t finish during TA, finish today—the polls close at 4pm today.  We’ll announce the winners tomorrow morning.

From Ms. Wall:If you brought in any of your overdue library books, please bring them to the library this morning.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Madame Moran:Crotchet Club will meet again on Tuesday, March 7 after school until 3:30 pm in Room 239.  No experience needed but if you have a project you are working on, please feel free to bring it with you.  Ms. Jenks and Madame Moran look forward to seeing you!

From Mr. J Anderson:Here’s a video: the link to buy the yearbook can be found on the school website

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock Remember—student-led conferences are tomorrow.  There are no classes.  See you back on Monday!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? Overdue notices will be given to TA teachers later this week to be shared during conferences.  If you know you have an overdue library book, please return it or renew it in the Library now so you won’t have to have that conversation during your conference!

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches.  Use the TAB pass in our Canvas course to get lunch quickly and come meet in the Library.

Now here’s a special announcement:Hey there!  Ms. Wall here.I have two things to share this morning:

First:  Happy March!  March is a great time of the year for a couple of reasons.  There’s college basketball.  And it’s time for our Battle of the Books.  Your reading teachers and your library folks have come up with a bracket of 16 great books that we want you to learn about.  Starting next Monday (March 6th) with the left half of our bracket and then continuing on Fridays throughout March, the TA lessons will introduce you to pairs of books with videos and summaries and ask you to vote for your favorite—or the book you’d more like to read.  Before spring break we’ll have our Jefferson 2023 Champion!Take a look at the big bracket that’s displayed in the main hall outside the library!  Have you read any of the books yet?  These books will be available from the library.

Second thing:  I want to introduce you to our new second librarian, Ms. Jamie Zehren.  She and I will be working together to help you find great books and with everything in the Library.  Come by and say hello!

From Mr. Banach, Ms. Gomez, and Ms. T:All Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students who are in full year music classes should report to the theatre immediately for the Spring Trip Kickoff Assembly.  Please bring all of your materials with you, as you will go directly to 1st period after the assembly.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? Overdue notices will be given to TA teachers later this week to be shared during conferences.  If you know you have an overdue library book, please return it or renew it in the Library now so you won’t have to have that conversation during your conference!

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Leonberger:”There will be no Compost Club today after school. February’s Compost Club meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 7th. Again, this month’s Compost Club is rescheduled for next week.”

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club members:Today’s the day!  Our field trip to see Kelly Yang is happening today!    If we have your permission slip, please leave your 2nd period class at 9am, stop at your locker to put your things away, and come to the Library!  As soon as everyone is gathered, we’ll head out.  See you all soon!

Now here’s a special announcement:

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? Overdue notices will be given to TA teachers later this week to be shared during conferences.  If you know you have an overdue library book, please return it or renew it in the Library now so you won’t have to have that conversation during your conference!

Monday, Feb. 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club members:Remember:  our author visit field trip is tomorrow!  Please pay attention to tomorrow’s announcement and this afternoon’s Canvas message for final instructions!

Attention cheerleadersIf you have a cheerleading uniform to turn in, please bring it to Mrs. Gray’s office after the morning announcements.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Overdue notices will be given to TA teachers later this week to be shared during conferences.  If you know you have an overdue library book, please return it or renew it in the Library now so you won’t have to have that conversation during your conference!

Friday, Feb. 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:READING BUDDIES: we meet today, after school, in Room 270. We meet immediately after TA on the stage in the auditorium for a re-do of the group picture.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club members in 6th and 7th grades: please check your Canvas messages for information about retaking our group pictures this morning.

Attention Cheerleaders:if you have a cheerleading uniform to turn in, please bring it to Mrs. Gray after the morning announcement.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: ATTENTION ALL READING BUDDIES: Tomorrow is our last visit to Fleet Elementary for this school year. We’ve had a wonderful group of readers from TJ this year, and our second grade buddies have really enjoyed our visits. Thank you to everyone who joined in to make this program a success!

ALSO: Our group photo for the yearbook will be redone, with better lighting, in the auditorium right after TA tomorrow.

From Ms. Dunbar:Attention all GARDEN CLUB members and potential members: We will begin our Friday after-school work sessions in three weeks, on March 17th. No permission slips required, just a willingness to learn and work together.

HOWEVER, if anyone would like to help with some wheelbarrow work today or next Tuesday after school, I please meet me at the Blue Shed after dismissal.

From Ms. Tyler:jazz band meets after school today from 2:40 to 4:00 in the Band room!

From Ms. Russo:No 7th grade game club today. See you next week!  Good luck to our Jefferson Wrestling team at the county meet this afternoon!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Black:Attention 6th and 7th graders: IF you have not turned in your course request form for next year to your school counselor, please note that the deadline is today! Please turn your course request in to your teacher or school counselor by today’s deadline to ensure that you get the classes you want next year.

From Ms. Bennett:Good morning! Anyone who has filled out the TA Book talk form and would like to film a book talk, please get a pass from your TA teacher and come to room 65 after announcements today to film with Ms. Bennett.

Now here’s a special announcement:Hi, I’m Zeynep Seyran. As you all know on February 6th devastating twin earthquakes struck southern Turkiye and northern Syria at magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.6. In one night everyone in that area lost everything. People are homeless, children are orphaned, and the unluckiest are pinned under concrete and rubble. Everyone is starving and cold. More than 50,000 people are dead. pause. As a Turk I am deeply saddened and must do something. Please support me and my cause by buying cookies today after school to help people in the disaster area. The cookies will be sold in the cafeteria.

From Coach Busby:The boys basketball team won an incredible game yesterday against Swanson 47-46. We were down 20 points midway through the 3rd quarter and made an amazing comeback, led by Quinlan Taylor’s shooting, Derrick Moore’s Defense and the game winning free throws by Kevin McLinton. I’m so proud of how the team never quit and how they won their last 3 games in a row. Thank you for a great season!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA:Our Restaurant Night at Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) is today, Tuesday February 21th from 9am to 10pm!  Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.  Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order. Thank you and have a great day!

Come join Mme. Moran and Ms. Jenks in room 239 after school today, Tuesday, February 21 for the first meeting of Crotchet Club!  No experience or materials are needed.  Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Black:Attention 6th and 7th graders: IF you have not turned in your course request form for next year to your school counselor, please note that the deadline is tomorrow! Please turn your course request in to your teacher or school counselor by tomorrow’s deadline to ensure that you get the classes you want next year. Extra forms are available from your school counselor.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS!The Model UN Club will have another Grab-n-Go today after school. Come to the cafeteria and help support the MUN Club by getting yourself some tasty snacks before going home. See you after school today!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies meets TODAY, after school, in Room 270. See you there!

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for next Restaurant Night at Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) on Tuesday February 21th from 9am to 10pm!  Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.  Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order. Thank you and have a great day!

Come join Mme. Moran and Ms. Jenks in room 239 after school on Tuesday, February 21 for the first meeting of Crotchet Club!  No experience or materials are needed.  Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies meets tomorrow. This will be our penultimate meeting of this year. Please plan to join us.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky: Come join Mme. Moran and Ms. Jenks in room 239 after school on Tuesday, February 21 for the first meeting of Crotchet Club!  No experience or materials are needed.  Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Tyler:Jazz band meets today after school from 2:40 to 4:00 in the Band room! If you are interested in talking about and exploring the Bible, come to Kingdom Talk.  Sarai Gomez will be leading the discussion in Señora Ferrara’s classroom.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning Yellow Jackets!The Model UN Club is having a Grab-n-Go sale with chips and soda today. We will begin directly after the final bell downstairs in the cafeteria, so bring your money and grab some goodies before going home! Remember,  grab-n-go in the cafeteria today after school. See you there! From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies: only two more Fridays left! Let’s finish strong. Plan to join us this week and next.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  Use the pass in the Canvas announcements to get your lunch quickly and come join us in the Library.  Bring your iPad. The Library is closed after school for a staff meeting. Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning Yellow Jackets!The Model UN Club is having a Grab-n-Go sale with chips and soda tomorrow Wednesday February 15th. We will begin directly after the final bell downstairs in the cafeteria, so bring your money and grab some goodies before going home! Remember,  grab-n-go in the cafeteria tomorrow after school. See you there!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:Please bring any signed All-TAB author visit permission slips to us in the Library right after announcements today—we need your permission slips now!  If you want to go but don’t have your signed slip today, come talk things out with Ms. Wall before 8:30am

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:Please bring any signed All-TAB author visit permission slips to us in the Library right after announcements today.  We need to know who will be field tripping with us, so we need your permission slips by tomorrow!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Feb. 10, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

Now here are Ms. Burton and Mr. Hicks: Good morning. This is Ms. Burton, Program Counselor and Mr. Hicks Director of Counseling, and today is the final day of National School Counseling Week. We enjoyed talking with you this week about “dreaming big.” Whether it’s your dreams for yourself or for our school, dreams are the fuel that keep us moving forward. – BURTONAuthor Carl Sandburg said, “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” Take a minute, and think about your dreams. Dreams don’t have to be about a career. Dreams can be about feelings or even helping someone else achieve their dreams. What’s one thing you can do today that moves you one step closer to a dream – any dream? Write it down or draw a picture of it. Look at it when you need encouragement. HICKSOur dream for you is that you feel successful here at TJ and that you learn all the skills you need to reach your goals in life. We are here for you every day. BURTONThank you for celebrating National School Counseling Week with us. Have a safe and fun weekend! HICKS

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies meets TODAY in Room 270.  IMPORTANT: The Reading Buddies group picture is right after TA, at 8:30 on the stage in the auditorium. ALSO IMPORTANT: The Garden Club group picture will be right after the Reading Buddies picture, at 8:40 in the auditorium.

From Mr. J Anderson:Today is Group photo day.  The Yearbook will be taking pictures for clubs and organizations.

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:Please bring any signed All-TAB author visit permission slips to us in the Library right after announcements.But please be careful not to get trampled by the many, many students who we know will also be making their way to the Library to return or renew their overdue library books! On another note, the February Library Craft Day is today during lunches.  All are invited during their lunchtime to relax, talk with friends, listen to music, and make a paper flower bouquet—just in time to give to someone for Valentine’s Day next week.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From the PTAPlease come tonight to Bingo Night to have some fun and help the PTA raise funds for our school community! It is being held totoday at 6:30 pm at the Mini Gym.  The PTA is also seeking student volunteers for this event. Student volunteer roles include Bingo Night host, pizza sale, and bingo card sale. If interested, please sign up using the signup genius link on the PTA website, or contact Mr. Siegel. Have a good day!

Now here’s Ms. Rodriguez:Good morning. This is Ms. Rodriguez, your EL counselor and we are still celebrating National School Counseling Week. As we talk about “dreaming big,” how can our school help YOU dream big? Yesterday, we mentioned that our dream was that everyone in our school feels like they belong and that we create a welcoming and inclusive community together. When we build that kind of environment, our school is even more ready to help you discover and work toward your dreams.At our school, we want to ensure you have access to learning and extracurricular opportunities to help you dream your dreams. Singer Suki Waterhouse said, “Don’t stop yourself from doing something you want to do because of what others might think. Only you know yourself best.”Is anything stopping you from trying something new? A new challenge could be the first step to discovering your dreams. If you’re uncomfortable about stepping out of your comfort zone, let’s talk about it. We can help.

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:Students—If you brought in your overdue library book today, please come to the library after announcements to return it or renew it if you still are using it.  If you have any questions, please come talk with us in the library.Teachers—Please follow up with the students on your TA overdue list today and remind students again about these books.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies meets tomorrow. Only three more weeks left, for those of you looking for Community Project experience. Hope to see you all in Room 270 tomorrow!

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:If you haven’t gotten your permission slip for our All-TAB author visit, please come get one from the Library today!  We need a final count of students by early next week, so get your signed forms back as soon as possible.Also, we’re taking yearbook group photos on Friday.  Please check the TAB Canvas course to see what times the TAB Club pictures are.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

From the PTA Please come to Bingo Night to have some fun and help the PTA raise funds for our school community! It will be held tomorrow, Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 pm at the Mini Gym.   The PTA is also seeking student volunteers for this event. Student volunteer roles include Bingo Night host, pizza sale, and bingo card sale. If interested, please sign you up using the signup genius link on the PTA website, or contact Mr. Siegel. Have a good day!

Now here’s Dr. Woody-Pope: Good morning. This is Dr. Woody- Pope, your 8th grade school counselor, and this week, we are celebrating National School Counseling Week. As you know, our theme for this week is “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big.” Today, I’d like to talk about my dreams for our school. My dream for our school is that every student feels supported and welcome. That we treat each other with kindness, embracing and celebrating our differences, listening and learning from each other. Author Audre Lorde said, “Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone, who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy.”  How can you help me meet my goals for our school? Can you reach out to someone today to ensure they feel like they are part of our school community? Do you feel like you belong? Let’s talk about how we can make our school a safe and nurturing space for all of us. You know where to find us. Have a wonderful Wednesday

From Ms. Burton: “In honor of School Counseling Week, each student will have a chance to win a prize each day. Pick up a bingo card, located outside of the Counseling Suite to play! Please turn it in to your grade level counselor’s mailbox by 2:00 p.m. each day to WIN! Good luck!”

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant: Students—If you brought in your overdue library book today, please come to the library after announcements to return it or renew it if you still are using it.  If you have any questions, please come talk with us in the library. Teachers—Please follow up with the students on your TA overdue list today and remind students again about these books.

From Ms. Bennett: TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant: TAB Club members: If you didn’t get your permission slip yesterday for our All-TAB author visit, please come get one from the Library today!  From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school: Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening! Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From the PTAPlease come to Bingo Night to have some fun and help the PTA raise funds for our school community! It will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 pm at the Mini Gym.  The PTA is also seeking student volunteers for this event. Student volunteer roles include Bingo Night host, pizza sale, and bingo card sale. If interested, please sign you up using the signup genius link on the PTA website, or contact Mr. Siegel. Have a good day!

From Ms. Campbell:Testing for select EL students continues today with the Reading Section. Students, please report to your testing room at the end of TA (8:30am).

Now here’s Ms. Russo: Good morning. This is Ms. Russo, your 7th grade school counselor, and this week, we are celebrating National School Counseling Week. Yesterday, we talked about how our job is to help you be successful and work toward your dreams. But did you know that I’ve achieved one of my dreams just by being your school counselor? It’s true.Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn said, “Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there.” My goal was to become a school counselor so I could support students like you. And I couldn’t be happier to be here. Every day is different, but we can tell you that we get tremendous joy in seeing you succeed. Your dreams are our dreams. Thanks for helping me make my dreams come true! Have a great Tuesday!

From Ms. Burton:“In honor of School Counseling Week, each student will have a chance to win a prize each day.Pick up a bingo card, located outside of the Counseling Suite to play!Please turn it in to your grade level counselor’s mailbox by 2:00 p.m. each day to WIN! Good luck!”

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:Students—If you brought in your overdue library book today, please come to the library after announcements to return it or renew it if you still are using it.  If you have any questions, please come talk with us in the library.Teachers—Please follow up with the students on your TA overdue list today and remind students again about these books.

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:If you didn’t get your permission slip yesterday for our All-TAB author visit, please come get one from the Library today!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Ms. E Shepardson:Please congratulate the following students.  Their artwork was recognized in the Arlington region for the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards.

These students were awarded Silver Keys:

  • Dante Barrios Klingle
  • Mellissa Guzman Loaisiga
  • Tori Lazo Bashford

These students were awarded Gold Keys, there work will advance to the National level:

  • Ashley Aguilar
  • Vanessa Benitez
  • Aya Cooper
  • Bruna De Azevedo Moreira Araujo
  • Jack Ezzelle
  • Cate LaGarde
  • Mireiza Rivas Verastegui
  • Rei Sovada

Look for their work on display soon.

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. E Shepardson:Please congratulate the following students.  Their artwork was recognized in the Arlington region for the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards.

These students were awarded Silver Keys:

  • Dante Barrios Klingle
  • Mellissa Guzman Loaisiga
  • Tori Lazo Bashford

These students were awarded Gold Keys, there work will advance to the National level:

  • Ashley Aguilar
  • Vanessa Benitez
  • Aya Cooper
  • Bruna De Azevedo Moreira Araujo
  • Jack Ezzelle
  • Cate LaGarde
  • Mireiza Rivas Verastegui
  • Rei Sovada Look for their work on display soon.

From the PTAPlease come to Bingo Night to have some fun and help the PTA raise funds for our school community! It will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 pm at the Mini Gym.  The PTA is also seeking student volunteers for this event. Student volunteer roles include Bingo Night host, pizza sale, and bingo card sale. If interested, please sign you up using the signup genius link on the PTA website, or contact Mr. Siegel. Have a good day!

Now here’s Ms. Black:Good morning. This is Ms. Black, your 6th grade school counselor, and today is the first day of National School Counseling Week. The theme of this year’s week is “School Counselors:Helping Students Dream Big.” Did you know that our number one goal, as a school counselor, is to help you succeed?Whatever you need to be successful at school – whether that’s learning how to stay motivated to complete your work, having positive relationships with your fellow students, advocating for yourself or overcoming barriers – we are here for it.You’ve probably heard of actor and producer Tyler Perry. He said, “I don’t think the dreams die.I think people give up. I think it gets too hard.” Sometimes achieving your dreams IS hard, but I’m here to help you not give up. As a school counselor, we want to help you achieve your dreams. What are your dreams? How can we help you make a plan to achieve them? Let’s talk about it. Have a great Monday!

From Ms. Burton:“In honor of School Counseling Week, each student will have a chance to win a prize each day.Pick up a bingo card, located outside of the Counseling Suite to play!Please turn it in to your grade level counselor’s mailbox by 2:00 p.m. each day to WIN! Good luck!”

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS!The Model UN Club continues to show why Thomas Jefferson Middle School is truly the Best of the Best! Only three Yellow Jackets went to Washington, DC this past Saturday for another MUN conference and ALL THREE WON AWARDS! Please congratulate these TJ students for their excellent work in their respective committees:Nareh Wilson won Commendation, Noah Hammerman won Outstanding Delegate, and HeeDoh Kang won the top award in his committee, Best Delegate.Again, congratulate these fellow Yellow Jackets for representing TJMS so well!

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:Overdue reports were distributed to TA teachers.Students—please find and return your overdue books.  If you are still using a book, bring it to the library to renew it.  If you have any questions, please come talk with us in the library.Teachers—please keep reminding students about these books.  We could really use your help checking in with students to help them remember!

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:If you didn’t get your permission slip yesterday for our All-TAB author visit, please come get one from the Library today!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:If you didn’t get your permission slip yesterday for our All-TAB author visit, please come get one from the Library today!

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies meets today after school in Room 270. If you have a completed, signed permission form, you are welcome to join us today, and for the three remaining meetings this month. If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Campbell:ACCESS testing for EL students continues today beginning at 8:30am. Students who took the Listening and Reading tests last week will take the Writing test today. Please report to your testing location at the end of TA.Your testing location can be found in your Canvas email or from your TA teacher.

From Ms. Tyler:Don’t forget today there is Jazz Band after school from 2:40 to 4:00 in the band room!

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club members:If you didn’t get your permission slip yesterday for our All-TAB author visit, please come get one from the Library today!

From Coach Busby,Congratulations to the boy’s basketball team for their victory over Dorthey Ham on Tuesday, 46-32. The team played a great game start to finish with a great rebounding performance from Jawuan Tyler. The next game is today at Swanson.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies meets TOMORROW, and every Friday in February. If you are hoping to join us for Community Project action plan purposes, please please please RETURN YOUR PERMISSION FORM to Ms. Dunbar during TA today or tomorrow. If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Gomez:”Please congratulate the TJMS 7th and 8th grade Students who played in the Arlington All-County Honors Orchestra.”

  • Nina Baba
  • Deliana Belan
  • Ellie Chong
  • Sarai Camey Gomez
  • Ellie Earle
  • Anna Heighberger
  • Greta Ibinson
  • Kira Komlodi
  • Momoka Lyons
  • Marielle McKenzie
  • Kristjana Quick
  • Anastasia Rosario
  • Kaya Spitzak
  • Ashley Valdez

 

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches.  Come get a field trip permission slip to All-TAB for our author visit!  If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Mrs. Foley:I am pleased to announce that 9 TJMS 8th graders were recognized for their fine writing in this year’s regional Scholastic Art and Writing awards. These students faced fierce competition from nearly 2,000 DC-area students, most of them in 11th and 12th grade.

Congratulations to the following students:

–Cate LaGarde, Alexandra Mooney, Sumra Rahman, and Claire Schwentker, who each received an honorable mention for memoir;

–Oleg Kaitov and Kai Simkiss, who each received a Silver Key award for memoir; and

–Jada McAfee, Harper Rath and Emma Tramontozzi, who each received a Gold Key award for memoir. These three students will now advance to the next level of competition.

If you see these students, please congratulate them on their achievement, and wish Jada, Harper and Emma luck in the next round!  Also, a big shout-out to all the students who entered this contest on their hard work in preparing for this competition.

From Ms. Bennett:TJMS Writers and Artists: Now that the first semester is over, it’s time for the Winter edition of the Jefferson Journal of Art and Writing! If you have poems, stories, art, photography, or other work you are proud of from this semester and want to publish, please share it with the world! To submit your work you can go to tinyurl.com/TJMSlit and click “submit your work” or you can send it to Ms. Bennett at Katlyn.bennett@apsva.us. Submissions for the winter edition are due on Friday February 10.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:Please join us in the Library today during your lunchtime for our January Library Craft.  Students have the opportunity to make teacup bookmarks, relax, listen to some music, and chat with friends.  Come today during lunches!

From Ms. Leonberger:”Do you love the DEATH, ROT, AND DECAY of Compost Club but wish there was more ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION? Do you love the ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION of the Jefferson Environmental Club but wish there was more DEATH, ROT, AND DECAY? Well do we have an announcement for you! Today both the Compost Club AND the Environmental Club is hosting a documentary movie screening, after school in room 284 (Ms. Leonberger’s room). Snacks WILL be provided! Come after school TODAY to room 284 to watch a movie, eat snacks, and learn about how composting can save the planet! For more information, ask Mr. Siegel! Or Ms. Leonberger or Mr. Malinosky”

If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms Dunbar and Ms WaringREADING BUDDIES MEETS TODAY. If you are a new member trying to get started on Community Project hours, please come see Ms. Dunbar in the Library during TA this morning. Bring your permission forms if you have them. Now here’s a special announcement from the Yearbook:Hi.  I’m Bee. Hello all artists! If you have art that you’re proud of, consider submitting it to the Yearbook. Talk to your TA teacher if so.

From Mr. Siegel Permission slips to go to the carshow in DC tomorrow with the Jefferson Car Club must be turned in to Mr. Siegel today.    If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning Yellow Jackets!The Model UN Club is having a Grab-n-Go sale with chips and soda today after school. We will begin directly after the final bell downstairs in the cafeteria, so bring your money and grab some goodies before going home! Remember,  grab-n-go in the cafeteria today after school. See you there!

From Ms. Tyler:“Don’t forget there is Jazz Band after school today from 2:40 to 4:00 in the band room!”

From Ms. Russo:It’s Thursday! Come to Game Group during 6th and 7th grade lunch in Room 106.

From Mr. SiegelCome to the home basketball game after school today as your Jefferson Yellowjackets take on the Gunston hornets.  We need all the noise we can get, that means we need you there.  Come to the gym after school and take the late buses home afterwards. Anyone who wants to go to the carshow in DC on Saturday with the Jefferson Car Club should grab a permission slip at lunch today.  This is open to students in all grades.  Slips must be turned into Mr. Siegel by tomorrow.  Mr. Siegel will be at the outdoor lab today, however, permission slips will be on the tall round tables in the cafeteria where the adults sit.  If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Boda:FACS students will be selling home-made chocolate chip cookies today to raise money for FCCLA. Cookies will be sold in the front lobby after school. Get your cookies before you go to the Talent Show or get on the bus. Two cookies for a dollar! Now here’s Mr. Malinosky:(community project)

From Mr. Clark:Good morning Yellow Jackets!The Model UN Club is having a Grab-n-Go sale with chips and soda tomorrow Thursday January 26th. We will begin directly after the final bell downstairs in the cafeteria, so bring your money tomorrow and grab some goodies before going home! Remember,  grab-n-go in the cafeteria tomorrow after school. See you there!  If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From your PTA:Our Restaurant night at Pupatella Pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Rd. Dr.) is today,  Tuesday January 24th, 11:30 am to 9pm.  Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Ms. Campbell:ACCESS testing for EL students continues today beginning at 8:30am. Please report to your testing location at the end of TA. If you were absent yesterday, you will still test today. Check your Canvas email for your testing location.

From Ms. Boda:FACS students will be selling home-made chocolate chip cookies on Wednesday to raise money for FCCLA. Cookies will be sold in the front lobby after school. Get your cookies before you go to the Talent Show or get on the bus. Don’t forget to bring some money on Wednesday, two cookies for a dollar!

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet today after school for the school math contest. Meet in Mr. Carter’s room, 255.

From Mr. Siegel:Clear your schedule!   Boys basketball home opener today after school.  Students staying for the game cam take the late bus home.   If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella Pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Rd. Dr.) on Tuesday January 24th, 11:30 am to 9pm.  Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS!The Model UN Club has three Yellow Jackets who won awards this past weekend at the Dorothy Hamm Middle School MUN conference: Kidus Behailu, Noah Hammerman, and Jaxon Grupenhoff.Please congratulate them for their exceptional performance in their respective committees!Also, the Model UN Club will be having another Grab-n-Go sale later this week, more information to come!Have a great week!  If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella Pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Rd. Dr.) on Tuesday January 24th, 11:30 am to 9pm.  Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Ms. Burton:Even though this is the last day of No Name-Calling Week, continue to treat others with respect, gratitude and kindness. Use words with your peers that you hope others will use with you.You may never know the impact of your words on others.We leave you with this quote: “Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.”  If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies meets today in Room 270, right after school.

From Ms. Tyler:”Don’t forget there is Jazz Band today after school from 2:40 to 4 o’clock”

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella Pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Rd. Dr.) on Tuesday January 24th, 11:30 am to 9pm.  Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Ms. Burton:It’s No Calling Week and here’s the Fact of the day:Did you know? In the 2021 Glsen Climate survey, nearly all LGBTQ+ students (97.0%) heard “gay” used in a negative way at school; 68.0% heard these remarks frequently or often, and 93.7% reported that they felt distressed because of this language. •Use of expressions such as “that’s so gay” has remained the most common form of biased language heard by LGBTQ+ students in school. It’s up to you to speak upfor your LGBTQ+ peers.

If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies will meet again this Friday, and every Friday for the following five weeks. If you signed up and keep meaning to come, NOW is the time to get started!We meet in Room 270 right after school on Fridays.

From Ms. Calhoun:GSA is canceled today. We will see you next week!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella Pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Rd. Dr.) on Tuesday January 24th, 11:30 am to 9pm.  Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Ms. Burton:It’s No Calling Week and here’s the Fact of the day:Did you know? Name calling often occurs in jokes. Kids and adults alike may tease one another by making up silly nicknames for each other or call each other names almost out of friendship or affection. When name calling is meant with malicious intent, it is always considered bullying. Choose Kindness!

From Ms. Burton:If you are interested in taking ACT II classes for the 2nd semester, please pick up a form today from the ACT II teacher OR the counseling suite. ACT II will start on Feb. 6th.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies will meet again this Friday, and every Friday for the following five weeks. If you signed up and keep meaning to come, NOW is the time to get started!We meet in Room 270 right after school on Fridays.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club meets today during lunches.  Use the pass in the TAB Canvas course to get lunch quickly.  Bring your iPad, and come hear about this year’s All-TAB author visit. The Library is closed after school today for a staff meeting.

From Ms. Holland:ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.          This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents had to be uploaded on the Scienceteer website by January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards were due January 13.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella Pizzeria (1621 S. Walter Rd. Dr.) on Tuesday January 24th, 11:30 am to 9pm.  Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Ms. Burton:This week is No-Name Calling Week sponsored by GLSEN. GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Throughout the week, we will provide you with facts about the impact of name calling, promote kindness and celebrate diversity.Fact of the day: Did you know? Name-calling can have serious consequences on mental health.In fact, many researchers feel it is one of the most damaging forms of bullying. For instance, some victims become so depressed from name-calling that they begin to feel worthless, helpless, and out of control. Let’s put an end to Name Calling.Play video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMY16X3Zlww

From Ms. Holland:ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.          This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents had to be uploaded on the Scienceteer website by January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards were due January 13.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies meets today! Please join us in Room 270, after school.  There is no school on Monday. It is a day to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy.  This holiday is officially designated as a national day of service.  See what you can do to help your community, or your neighbors, or your family.  Make it a “day on, not a day off!”  We’ll see you back at school on Tuesday.

From Ms. Holland: ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.          This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later than today, January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due today, January 13.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school: Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening! Have you checked Canvas yet today?

All books checked out before winter break are now overdue. Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over. If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Russo: Game Group for Grade 6 and 7 will be held during lunch today.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring: Attention all Reading Buddies: please join us tomorrow, in Room 270, after school. We will be reading with Ms. Groth’s 2nd grade class this week. See you then.

From Ms. Holland: ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.          This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later than tomorrow, January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due tomorrow, January 13.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Russo: Kickball is on for today, Wednesday January 11th! By the way, we need more girl power—please come if you can! And Game Group for Grade 6 and 7 will be held as usual during lunch on Thursday.

From Ms. Wall: The Library will be closed after school today.  A teacher group is meeting.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school: Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening! Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue.Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over. If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

From Ms. Holland:

ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.

This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due on January 13.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Carter: Math Counts will meet after school today in room 255 with Mr. Carter.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring: Reading Buddies: thanks to everyone who came out this past Friday with very little notice. We will meet again this Friday, and continue meeting every Friday through February. Please plan on joining us as often as you are able.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school: Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening! Have you checked Canvas yet today? All books checked out before winter break are now overdue. Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over. If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

From Ms. Holland: ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.

This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due on January 13.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school: Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening! Have you checked Canvas yet today?

All books checked out before winter break are now overdue. Please return them to the Library right away—but not until after the Morning Announcements are over.If you are still reading your book, please bring it to the Library so we can renew it for you!

From Ms. Holland: ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.

This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due on January 13.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From  Madame Moran:French 1 and 2 students predicted how different countries would perform in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.  The following students tied for first and second place.  They had the most accurate predictions of all students!  The following students should go to Mme. Moran’s room after the announcements to pick out a prize that was sent directly from France.

First place tie:  Tyler Hong, Fernando Vera Pando and Henry Odar

Second place tie:  Zee, Knox and Lucas Onoffrey

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Ms. Holland:

ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.

This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due on January 13.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Busby:Tryouts for boys basketball start today, Wednesday January 4th for 6th graders.  7th and 8th graders will try out tomorrow, Thursday January 5th .

From Ms. Russo:Due to rain and department meetings, there will be no kickball after school this Wednesday. Hopefully we will see you next week!

From Ms. Holland:ATTENTION ALL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS.          This is a friendly reminder that the TJMS Science Fair will be January 19, 2023.  All sections and documents must be upload on the Scienceteer website,  no later January 13, 2023. In addition, ALL science fair boards are due on January 13.

From  Madame Moran:French 1 and 2 students predicted how different countries would perform in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.  The following students tied for first and second place.  They had the most accurate predictions of all students!  The following students should go to Mme. Moran’s room after the announcements to pick out a prize that was sent directly from France.

First place tie:  Tyler Hong, Fernando Vera Pando and Henry Odar

Second place tie:  Zee, Knox and Lucas Onoffrey

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  Use the pass in the TAB Canvas course to get lunch quickly, bring your iPad, and come join us!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy New Year! Today is an A Day.

From Mr. Busby:There will be a boys basketball interest meeting today right after school in room 283, for anyone who wants to try out. Tryouts will start on Wednesday January 4th for 6th graders and Thursday January 5th for 7th and 8th graders.

Congratulations to the following Jefferson students who won awards in their categories in the middle school division of this year’s Arlington County PTA Reflections Contest.  This year’s theme was “Show your voice!” The top winner from each category and age division is selected as “Outstanding interpretation of the theme” and goes on to compete in the Virginia State PTA Contest. Please congratulate the following students for their success:

For Film, Lily Snider – Outstanding interpretation

For Literature, Nora Scott – Outstanding interpretation

For Photography, Sami Wiriyotin – Award of excellence

For Visual Arts, Sami Wiriyotin – Award of merit

All winners will be celebrated at an Awards Ceremony at W-L on January 17th.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!

Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Appanah:Students, today is the last day that lost items will be on the shelves down in the lunchroom!  If you’ve lost your lunch box, water bottle, jacket, or other clothes, go check today to see if it’s there.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!

From Ms. Egbert:”There will be NO Anime club meeting today. We’ll meet again after Winter Break.”

From Ms. Russo:7th Grade Game Club is today in Room 106!

From Mr. Busby:There will be a boys basketball interest meeting on Tuesday January 3rd in room 283, the day we get back from the break, for anyone who wants to try out. Tryouts will start on Wednesday January 4th for 6th graders and Thursday January 5th for 7th and 8th graders.

From Mr. Siegel:There are no after school activities today.  Make sure you catch the regular afternoon bus home if you ride a bus.

From Ms. Wall:Take some time to read this holiday!  Even though the Jefferson Library will be closed, r remember that there are lots of digital options 24/7  for you:  Flipster magazines, graphic novels and manga in ComicsPlus in the  Mackin app, ebooks and audiobooks in Destiny Discover and MackinVia.  And the public library will be open for much of our winter break.The Library is closed after school today.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Mr. Appanah:Students, please take a look at the lost and found shelves down in the lunchroom!  On the shelves are a lot of lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, and other clothes that have been left all over the school.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!  Tomorrow, Friday December 16th is the last day things will be on the shelves.

From Mr. Malinosky:Hi Everyone,The full SCA will meet on Thursday morning on the gold side of the cafeteria after the announcements. We will tape candy canes to the messages and talk about plans for 2023.

From Ms. Egbert:”There will be NO Anime club meeting this Friday, December 16th. We’ll meet again after Winter Break.”

From Ms. Russo:7th Grade Game Club will be moved to Friday this week. So no game group today, but see you tomorrow in Room 106!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B Electives for 6th graders.

From Mr. Appanah:Students, please take a look at the lost and found shelves down in the lunchroom!  On the shelves are a lot of lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, and other clothes that have been left all over the school.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!  This Friday December 16th is the last day things will be on the shelves.

From Ms. Russo:There will be no kickball after school today (Wednesday) 12/14. Depending on the weather, we will resume after the break!

From Mr. Clark:Good Wednesday Yellow Jackets,Don’t forget to come to the cafeteria after classes today to grab some freshly made donuts. See you later today for some delicious donuts after school, in the cafeteria!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  We look forward to seeing you!

From Ms. Burton:“8th grade, today is Career Day! Make sure to pick up your Career Day schedule from your TA.”

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Appanah:Students, please take a look at the lost and found shelves down in the lunchroom!  On the shelves are a lot of lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, and other clothes that have been left all over the school.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!  This Friday December 16th is the last day things will be on the shelves.

From Mr. Clark:Happy final-week-of-school for 2022 TJMS!Remember that the Model UN Club will be having our donut sale after classes tomorrow Wednesday December 14th, in the cafeteria. Come on down to the cafeteria after school and get a freshly made donut, or 2-3 to share with friends, and help the MUN Club raise money. See you in the cafeteria after classes tomorrow! Have a safe and enjoyable Winter Break!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Ms. Wall:If you remembered your overdue library books today, please bring to them to the Library after morning announcements to return or renew them.

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler: The Jefferson Jazz Band is starting up soon! We are looking for ANY Jefferson students who play piano, guitar, and bass to join our jazz band! Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. Auditions are today, Monday, December 12 and a sign-up sheet is on the band room door. See Ms. T for more information.

From your PTA:Today is our next Restaurant night at Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) from now until 9pm. Wendy’s will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Mr. Appanah:Students, please take a look at the lost and found shelves down in the lunchroom!  On the shelves are a lot of lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, and other clothes that have been left all over the school.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!  This Friday December 16th is the last day things will be on the shelves.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:Today is locker cleanout during TA after announcements.  Students should go to their lockers by grades—8th graders 8-8:10am, 7th graders 8:10-8:20am, and 6th graders 8:20-8:30am.  Please return any found library books to the library, throw away any trash or old lunches, and pack up extra jackets and clothes to take home.  TA teachers have been given lists of overdue books checked out to their students.  If students have any questions, they should come talk to us in the library.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler: The Jefferson Jazz Band is starting up soon! We are looking for ANY Jefferson students who play piano, guitar, and bass to join our jazz band! Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. Auditions are on Monday, December 12 and a sign-up sheet is on the band room door. See Ms. T for more information.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies: Today is our final meeting before Winter Break. If everyone who signed up comes this week, we’ll be able to read to TWO 2nd grade classes. We meet in Room 270.

From your PTA:Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Wendy’s (3431 Columbia Pike) on Monday December 12, 06:30 am to 9pm. Wendy’s will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Please don’t forget to mention Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA when you order.

From Mr. Clark:Very good Friday TJMS!The Model UN Club is having another highly anticipated donut sale this coming Monday December 12th. Yes, we will be selling freshly made donuts this Monday in the cafeteria. Bring some money and come on down to the cafeteria after classes let out. See you on Monday after classes! Happy Holidays to everyone!

From Mr. Appanah:Students, please take a look at the lost and found shelves down in the lunchroom!  On the shelves are a lot of lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, and other clothes that have been left all over the school.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!  Friday December 16th is the last day things will be on the shelves.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? “

From your TJMS Yearbook staff, due to technical difficulties with the 8th grade superlative form, we have decided to send out a new link. We would like all 8th graders to resubmit their answers. Please remember that you can now only submit one response! 8th grade TA Teachers please have your students fill out the new form! , the link is in the TA canvas course!”

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler: The Jefferson Jazz Band is starting up soon! We are looking for ANY Jefferson students who play piano, guitar, and bass to join our jazz band! Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. Auditions are on Monday, December 12 and a sign-up sheet is on the band room door. See Ms. T for more information.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies: this Friday will be our final meeting before Winter Break. If everyone who signed up comes this week, we’ll be able to read to TWO 2nd grade classes. We meet in Room 270.

From Madame Moran:Do you like to crochet or knit?  Do you want to know how to crochet or knit?  Come to the Crochet Club interest meeting today in room 238 right after school.  This is Madame Moran’s room.

From Mr. Appanah:Students, please take a look at the lost and found shelves down in the lunchroom!  There are a lot of lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, and other clothes that have been left all over the school.  If you’ve lost something valuable, please go ask in the main office.  Go look today!  Friday December 16th is the last day things will be on the shelves.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Coach Gavin:Attention wrestlers, there is pre-season practice today.”  Talk with Coach Gavin if you have any questions.  “ From your TJMS Yearbook staff, due to technical difficulties with the 8th grade superlative form, we have decided to send out a new link. We would like all 8th graders to resubmit their answers. Please remember that you can now only submit one response! 8th grade TA Teachers please have your students fill out the new form! , the link is in the TA canvas course!”

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A Electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler: The Jefferson Jazz Band is starting up soon! We are looking for ANY Jefferson students who play piano, guitar, and bass to join our jazz band! Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. Auditions are on Monday, December 12 and a sign-up sheet is on the band room door. See Ms. T for more information.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies: this Friday will be our final meeting before Winter Break. If everyone who signed up comes this week, we’ll be able to read to TWO 2nd grade classes. We meet in Room 270.

From Madame Moran:Do you like to crochet or knit?  Do you want to know how to crochet or knit?  Come to the Crochet Club interest meeting Thursday, December 8 in room 238 right after school.  This is Madame Moran’s room.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Coach Gavin:Attention wrestlers, our next pre-season practice will be Thursday.”  “ From your TJMS Yearbook staff, due to technical difficulties with the 8th grade superlative form, we have decided to send out a new link. We would like all 8th graders to resubmit their answers. Please remember that you can now only submit one response! 8th grade TA Teachers please have your students fill out the new form! , the link is in the TA canvas course!” Today is an early release day so teachers can have meetings.

From Ms. Wall:  The Library is closed after school today.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler: The Jefferson Jazz Band is starting up soon! We are looking for ANY Jefferson students who play piano, guitar, and bass to join our jazz band! Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. Auditions are on Monday, December 12 and a sign-up sheet is on the band room door. See Ms. T for more information.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies: this Friday will be our final meeting before Winter Break. If everyone who signed up comes this week, we’ll be able to read to TWO 2nd grade classes. We meet in Room 270.

From Madame Moran:Do you like to crochet or knit?  Do you want to know how to crochet or knit?  Come to the Crochet Club interest meeting Thursday, December 8 in room 238 right after school.  This is Madame Moran’s room.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Coach Gavin:Attention wrestlers, we will have a pre-season practice after school today, Tuesday, in the gym. Come out if you are interested in joining the wrestling team. If you can’t make it today, our next pre-season practice will be Thursday.”

From your TJMS Yearbook staff, due to technical difficulties with the 8th grade superlative form, we have decided to send out a new link. We would like all 8th graders to resubmit their answers. Please remember that you can now only submit one response! 8th grade TA Teachers please have your students fill out the new form! , the link is in the TA canvas course!” 

From Mr. Clark: Our Model UN Club just heard from the sponsor of last weekend’s  MUN conference at Thomas Edison High School.  Two additional students won awards:  Kaya Gadhia and Jaxon Grupenhoff both won a Verbal Commendation for their committee participation. Congratulations again to all our students for their outstanding work!

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler: The Jefferson Jazz Band is starting up soon! We are looking for ANY Jefferson students who play piano, guitar, and bass to join our jazz band! Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. Auditions are on Monday, December 12 and a sign-up sheet is on the band room door. See Ms. T for more information.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?   “

From the TJMS Yearbook Staff. This announcement is for 8th graders! You can now vote for the final 8th graders for each superlative category. We have narrowed it down to the final few who received the most votes from the last form. 8th grade Ta teachers please have your students complete the form, you can find the link to vote in the 8th grade  TA canvas course.”

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS!Our Model UN Club participated in another MUN conference at Thomas Edison High School and two Yellow Jackets won awards in their committee: Noah Hammerman won Honorable Mention, and TJ’s very own Vice President of the SCA took home the highest award of BEST DELEGATE in her committee!Please congratulate these two fellow Yellow Jackets for their outstanding work and the other 7 MUN delegates who represented our school so honorably this past Saturday.Have a great week!

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies today! We meet in Room 270, in the Dolphin area. Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?   “

From the TJMS Yearbook Staff. Today is our final picture day. The Schedule will be sent out in a canvas message.  This announcement is for 8th graders! You can now vote for the final 8th graders for each superlative category. We have narrowed it down to the final few who received the most votes from the last form. 8th grade Ta teachers please have your students complete the form, you can find the link to vote in the 8th grade  TA canvas course.”

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies meets this Friday! We will be reading with Ms. Clark’s 2nd grade class.Remember: there are no late buses on Fridays, so you will need to plan your own way home.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today?

From Mr. Gavin:Preseason wrestling continues today, Thursday, December 1st after school in the gym. Great job to everyone who practiced on Tuesday. If you are interested in wrestling, stop by the gym after school today to learn more.

From Ms. Russo:It’s Thursday! That means game group during 6th and 7th grade lunch in room 106. See you there!

From Ms. Leonberger:” The TJMS GSA is meeting today, December 1st after school in the gold commons downstairs. All are welcome. See you there!”

From the Yearbook staff:Good Morning TJ, This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday December 2nd is our final picture day. The Schedule will be sent out in a canvas message.  Also, 8th grade students please make sure you have filled out the 8th grade superlative nominations. You can find the Google form on the Canvas TA page.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler:If you are a musician who would like to learn how to play music in jazz style, sign up for the Jefferson Jazz Band!The Jazz Band is open to experienced musicians–you already need to know how to play an instrument to start. ANY student who plays guitar, bass, or piano may join. Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. The Jazz Band Information Session is TODAY, December 1 from 2:40pm-4pm. Meet Ms. Tyler (our Jazz Band director), learn more about Jazz Band, and play through the audition music. Bring your instrument and good vibes with you!

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies meets this Friday! We will be reading with Ms. Clark’s 2nd grade class.Remember: there are no late buses on Fridays, so you will need to plan your own way home.

From Dr. Nolan:Good morning 7th graders! Please take a look at the Field Trip Lunch Form that is in today’s announcement in the 7th Grade TA Canvas course. All 7th graders should complete this form today. Thanks.

From Ms. Wall and Ms Rosegrant…and probably every teacher in this school:Please check your Canvas messages and Announcements every day!  Important information is sent to you through Canvas, and you need to know what is happening!Have you checked Canvas yet today? TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  Bring your iPad and lunch.  Check the TAB Canvas course for a pass. The Library is closed after school today for a meeting.

From Ms. Russo:Join us for kickball after school today on the baseball field from 2:45-3:30! Ms. Russo won’t be able to join this time, but you will be in good hands. And we need more girls—c’mon girls, come show them what you’re made of!  Listen this afternoon in case of a weather update.

From the Yearbook staff:Good Morning TJ, This is a reminder that this Friday December 2nd is our final picture day. The Schedule will be sent out in a canvas message.  Also, 8th grade students please make sure you have filled out the 8th grade superlative nominations. You can find the Google form on the Canvas TA page.

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler:If you are a musician who would like to learn how to music in jazz style, sign up for the Jefferson Jazz Band!The Jazz Band is open to experienced musicians–you already need to know how to play an instrument to start. ANY student who plays guitar, bass, or piano may join. Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band. The Jazz Band Information Session is THIS THURSDAY, December 1 from 2:40pm-4pm. Meet Ms. Tyler (our Jazz Band director), learn more about Jazz Band, and play through the audition music. Bring your instrument and good vibes with you!

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Auditions for Jefferson’s spring musical, Newsies Jr., are today from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. Bring your audition packet.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:Reading Buddies meets this Friday! We will be reading with Ms. Clark’s 2nd grade class.Remember: there are no late buses on Fridays, so you will need to plan your own way home.

From Ms. Leonberger:”Do you love death, rot, and decay? Do you agree with Mr. Siegel that composting is one of the coolest ways to give back to the planet? Then come to Compost Club TODAY, November 29th! We will start in Ms. Leonberger’s room, room 284 before going outside to turn and add to the compost. Snacks will be provided and Ms. Leonberger will have the screen printing materials if you want your own Compost Club shirt. ”

From Mr. Gavin:“Attention Wrestlers! Wrestling club starts after school TODAY! Come down to the gym to learn some of the fundamentals of wrestling. Dress out in the locker room then join us in the back of the gym. No special equipment needed! Any questions, stop by Mr. Gavin’s room, room 231.”

From Ms. T and Ms. Tyler:If you are a musician who would like to learn how to music in jazz style, sign up for the Jefferson Jazz Band!The Jazz Band is open to experienced musicians–you already need to know how to play an instrument to start. ANY student who plays guitar, bass, or piano may join. Students who play brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments are also encouraged to join, but you must already be in band with Ms. T to be in jazz band.

The Jazz Band Information Session is THIS THURSDAY, December 1 from 2:40pm-4pm. Meet Ms. Tyler (our Jazz Band director), learn more about Jazz Band, and play through the audition music. Bring your instrument and good vibes with you!

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Monday, Nov. 28, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Auditions for Jefferson’s spring musical, Newsies Jr., will be tomorrow, Tuesday November 29 from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. You must get an audition packet from Ms. Riley. All you need to be ready to for the audition is in the packet.  Here’s a special announcement:(yearbook staff: Amelia and Taylor)

From Ms. Leonberger:”Do you love death, rot, and decay? Do you agree with Mr. Siegel that composting is one of the coolest ways to give back to the planet? Then come to Compost Club tomorrow, November 29th! We will start in Ms. Leonberger’s room, room 284 before going outside to turn and add to the compost. Snacks will be provided and Ms. Leonberger will have the screen printing materials if you want your own Compost Club shirt. ”

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Siegel:There are *no* after-school activities today.  There is *no* late bus today.  Make sure you get on the bus at 2:35 this afternoon to get home.

From Ms. Wall:Take some time to read over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Remember that you have can check out and download ebooks and audiobooks from Destiny Discover and MackinVia.  And there are lots of manga and graphic novels on ComicsPlus in MackinVia.  And magazines on the Flipster app.  Ms. Wall is sending out a Canvas message today reminding you about these digital reading options.

From Ms. Riley:Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to act? Do you want to spend lots of time with Ms Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant? If the answers are YES, then audition for our Spring musical Newsies Jr.  Auditions will be Tuesday November 29 from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. You must get an audition packet from Ms. Riley. All you need to be ready to for the audition is in the packet.

From the TJMS Yearbook Staff, this announcement is for 8th graders and 8th graders ONLY. This year we are including 8th grade superlatives in the yearbook. A superlative is an achievement that is voted for by your peers. For example best dressed or most likely to become famous. But we need your help deciding which superlatives we should include in the year book. 8th grade TA teachers please have your students fill out the google form to help provide ideas, The link is in the 8th grade TA canvas course. Thank you! Have a great day,yellow jackets.”

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Monday, Nov. 21, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. E. Shepardson: Art Club is Cancelled Today, have a great Thanksgiving break!

From Ms. Riley:Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to act? Do you want to spend lots of time with Ms Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant? If the answers are YES, then audition for our Spring musical Newsies Jr.  Auditions will be tomorrow, Tuesday November 29 from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. You must get an audition packet from Ms. Riley. All you need to be ready to for the audition is in the packet. Ms Riley will be holding a question and answer session today, Monday November 21st during each grade level lunch. If you need more information, come to the Q&A!

From the TJMS Yearbook Staff, this announcement is for 8th graders and 8th graders ONLY. This year we are including 8th grade superlatives in the yearbook. A superlative is an achievement that is voted for by your peers. For example best dressed or most likely to become famous. But we need your help deciding which superlatives we should include in the year book. 8th grade TA teachers please have your students fill out the google form to help provide ideas, The link is in the 8th grade TA canvas course. Thank you! Have a great day,yellow jackets.”

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring, Reading Buddies today! We meet in Room 270, in the Dolphin area. Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Riley:Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to act? Do you want to spend lots of time with Ms Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant? If the answers are YES, then audition for our Spring musical Newsies Jr. Auditions will be Tuesday November 29 from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. You must get an audition packet from Ms. Riley. All you need to be ready to for the audition is in the packet. Ms Riley will be holding a question and answer session on Monday November 21st during each grade level lunch. If you need more information, come to the Q&A!

From the TJMS Yearbook Staff, this announcement is for 8th graders and 8th graders ONLY. This year we are including 8th grade superlatives in the yearbook. A superlative is an achievement that is voted for by your peers. For example best dressed or most likely to become famous. But we need your help deciding which superlatives we should include in the year book. 8th grade TA teachers please have your students fill out the google form to help provide ideas, The link is in the 8th grade TA canvas course. Thank you! Have a great day,yellow jackets.”

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest” is today, Friday, November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring, Reading Buddies meets this Friday! Remember: there are no late buses on Fridays, so you will need to plan your own way home.

From Ms. Riley:Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to act? Do you want to spend lots of time with Ms Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant? If the answers are YES, then audition for our Spring musical Newsies Jr. Auditions will be Tuesday November 29 from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. You must get an audition packet from Ms. Riley. All you need to be ready to for the audition is in the packet. Ms Riley will be holding a question and answer session on Monday November 21st during each grade level lunch. If you need more information, come to the Q&A!

From Ms. Russo:It’s Game Group at lunch Thursday! BUT, there will be testing going on in our regular room (Room 106). Please look at the sign on the door for the location of where we will be meeting. Please do NOT interrupt testing! See you there! Wherever that is!

From the PTA Thank you for coming to our last Restaurant Night last month at Pupatella! We were able to raise $123.29 for our school community.  Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at the Lost Dog at 2920 Columbia Pike today, Thursday November 17, 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest” is this Friday, November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A Electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring, Reading Buddies meets this Friday! Remember: there are no late buses on Fridays, so you will need to plan your own way home.

From Ms. Riley:Do you like to sing? Do you like to dance? Do you like to act? Do you want to spend lots of time with Ms Riley, Mr. Banach, and Ms. Rosegrant? If the answers are YES, then audition for our Spring musical Newsies Jr. Auditions will be Tuesday November 29 from 2:35-5:00 in the theater. You must get an audition packet from Ms. Riley. All you need to be ready to for the audition is in the packet. Ms Riley will be holding a question and answer session on Monday November 21st during each grade level lunch. If you need more information, come to the Q&A!

From Mr. Clark:Good morning Yellow Jackets!The Model UN Club is having a Bake Sale after school today, in the cafeteria. Come by and get some freshly made goodies and support our club. Again, the Bake Sale will be in the cafeteria after school lets out. See you there!

From the PTA Thank you for coming to our last Restaurant Night last month at Pupatella! We were able to raise $123.29 for our school community.  Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at the Lost Dog on Columbia Pike on Thursday November 17, 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest” is this Friday, November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Gavin:“Attention wrestlers, the first day of pre-season club begins after school today, Tuesday, November 15th. Change out in the locker room then meet by the wrestling mats in the back of the gym. You don’t need any special equipment or shoes to participate. All are welcomed! If you have any questions, ask Coach Gavin in room 231. Go Yellow Jackets!”

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring, Reading Buddies meets this Friday! Remember: there are no late buses on Fridays, so you will need to plan your own way home.

From Mr. Carter:Math counts will meet after school today in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. Come try some new challenges and meet some new people!

From the PTA Thank you for coming to our last Restaurant Night last month at Pupatella! We were able to raise $123.29 for our school community.  Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Lost Dog on Thursday November 17, 11:00 am to 10pm. Lost Dog will donate 10% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest” is this Friday, November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Mr. Gavin:“Attention wrestlers, the first day of pre-season club begins after school tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th. You will change out in the locker room then meet by the wrestling mats in the back of the gym. You don’t need any special equipment or shoes to participate. All are welcomed! If you have any questions, ask Coach Gavin in room 231. Go Yellow Jackets!”

From Mr. Malinosky:The Environmental Club is back! We will me today in Ms. Beyer’s room 264. We will discuss the latest happeing with the climate crisis and local actions we can take. Join us!

From Mr. Clark:Very good morning Yellow Jackets!Our Model UN Club members continue to demonstrate our motto “Best of the Best” by taking home awards in conferences. This past Saturday two Yellow Jackets took home Honorable Mention in their committees: Sabrina Yimer and Logan Fry. There were OVER 500 delegates at the George Washington University conference and all 11 of our TJMUN members represented our school exceptionally. So please congratulate Sabrina and Logan, and the other members, for representing TJMS so well!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest” is this Friday, November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:Today is our monthly Library Craft Day!  Please join us in the Library if you would like to celebrate fall by making a leaf bookmark or do some coloring.   It’s a great chance to relax, listen to some music, and chat with friends.  We look forward to seeing you. If you remembered to bring in any of your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. Russo:Today is game club during 6th and 7th grade lunch in Room 106.

From Mr. Gavin:“Attention wrestlers, the first day of pre-season club begins after school Tuesday, November 15th. You will change out in the locker room then meet by the wrestling mats in the back of the gym. You don’t need any special equipment or shoes to participate. All are welcomed! If you have any questions, ask Coach Gavin in room 231. Go Yellow Jackets!”  Now here’s Mr. Malinosky: Tomorrow is Veterans Day.  We will see you back at school on Monday.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”is November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club meets today during lunches!  Bring your iPad and your lunch to the Library.  We look forward to seeing you! If you remembered to bring in any of your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. Russo:Join us out on the baseball field for kickball after school! Don’t worry if you haven’t played before or you’re not exactly sure of the rules…the team that has the most fun wins! And don’t forget, tomorrow (Thursday) is game club during 6th and 7th grade lunch in Room 106.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”is November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club meets Wednesday during lunches! If you remembered to bring in your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Art Club is cancelled today.  See you next week.

From Mr. Clark:Good Monday TJMS!Don’t forget to come by the cafeteria after classes today to grab some donuts and soda. Freshly made today and student-friendly prices! Support the Model UN Club and get yourself some tasty treats before your day off tomorrow. Come to the cafeteria after the last bell. See you there!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”is November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course. Remember that Tuesday is a Grade-Prep Day for teachers.  There is no school for students!

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on this 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring:Attention Reading Buddies: Our first meeting is today, in Room 270, after school. If you are someone who depends on riding the late bus home, please come see Ms. Dunbar in the Library during TA.

From Ms. Wall:If you remembered to bring in your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  The deadline for the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”is November 18. Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Mr. Siegel: Remember, students at APS middle and high schools are eligible for smart trip cards that allow you to ride the ART bus for free.  If you would like to get your free card go to the announcements tab under your canvas grade level t/a and click on the announcement about ART bus cards, it will take you to a link to fill out. Students age 14 and older are allowed to use the exercise equipment in the rec center, however, they must first attend an orientation course at the rec to show you the basics about the machines.  Send Mr. Siegel a message over canvas to get a link to register for the course.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on 3rd and 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.  Come see the Fall Play, ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha, tonight and tomorrow at 6:30. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door! We hope to see you all there. It’s going to be a wild epic ride.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Attention Reading Buddies: all permission forms are due back TODAY. You can bring them to the Library any time during the day. Our first meeting will be this Friday, in Room 270, after school. If you are someone who depends on riding the late bus home, please come see me in the Library during TA sometime this week.

From Coach Sam The girls ultimate frisbee played their last game of the season at Dorothy Hamm Middle School. The yellow jacks defeated the phoenix team with a score of 8 to 7. Great job girls. Dorothy Hamm gave a spirit award to Elsa and an MVP award to Deliana.  Announcements will be made regarding the end of year celebration with the boys ultimate frisbee team.

From Ms. Wall:If you remembered to bring in your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  Just a reminder that the deadline for “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is tomorrow, November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on 3rd and 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.  Come see the Fall Play, ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha, on November 3rd and 4th at 6:30. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door! We hope to see you all there. It’s going to be a wild epic ride.

From Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Waring: Attention Reading Buddies: all permission forms are due back TOMORROW. You can bring them to the Library any time during the day. Our first meeting will be this Friday, in Room 270, after school. If you are someone who depends on riding the late bus home, please come see me in the Library during TA sometime this week.

From Ms. Payne The staff Halloween costume contest results are in …. congratulations to Ms. Mann, the individual costume contest winner. And congratulations to Ms. Leonberger and Mr. De Bruyn, the group costume winners.

From Coach Sam Yesterday Kenmore middle school played the TJ boys ultimate frisbee team for their final game of the season. The yellowjackets won with a score of 11 to 4. The 8th grade plus Liam team finished the season with an undefeated record of 5 and 0. They have won every game this year. Congratulations to the boys for another championship season for ultimate frisbee. Great job yellowjackets! Announcements will be made for the end of the season celebration.The girls ultimate frisbee team will play their final game today at Dorothy Hamm Middle School. The girls team must meet in the gold side of the cafeteria immediately after school. The bus will leave promptly at 2:40pm, don’t be late!

From Ms. Wall:If you remembered to bring in your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Ms. Mills-Mirick:Students, please install the LockDown browser app from the APS app catalog.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on 3rd and 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.  Come see the Fall Play, ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha, on November 3rd and 4th at 6:30. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door! We hope to see you all there. It’s going to be a wild epic ride.

From Ms. Wall:If you remembered to bring in your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Ms. Mills-Mirick:Students, please install the LockDown browser app from the APS app catalog.

From Mr. Carter:Math counts will meet today after school in Mr. Carter’s room, number 255. Come to learn some tricks to solve math problems faster and more accurately!

From Coach Sam Boys ultimate frisbee game is today at home for 7th and 8th graders. Girls ultimate team are invited to scrimmage against the TJ boys team. Please meet on the lower turf field. 

Monday, Oct. 31, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on 3rd and 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.  Come see the Fall Play, ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha, on November 3rd and 4th at 6:30. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door! We hope to see you all there. It’s going to be a wild epic ride.

From Ms. Burton: “On Friday, the trivia question was,

“Name 3 protective factors (strengths) that will help you make healthy decisions.”

The answer is: Self-control, parental monitoring, academic success, positive community, positive peer relationships, strong familial bondsThe two students that were close are: …..Thank you all for participating in Red Ribbon Week!”

From Ms. Wall:If you remembered to bring in your overdue library books, please return them to the Library right after the announcements!

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Ms. Russo:Hey 7th Graders: Are you interested in being a New Student Ambassador? Join us for some rounds of Halloween Heads Up and treats today at lunch and learn more about how you can help new students at Jefferson. Come pick up a pass from Ms. Russo this morning!

Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Detweiler:All PTA reflections contest entries are due today to Ms. Detweiler in Room 221!

From Ms. DunbarGarden Club Members: Please join us in the garden this afternoon to help with closing down the garden for the season, and to collect more native pollinator seeds. It will be a relaxing afternoon. See you at the picnic table by the Little Blue Shed!

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on 3rd and 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.  Come see the Fall Play, ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha, on November 3rd and 4th at 6:30. Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door! We hope to see you all there. It’s going to be a wild epic ride.

From Ms. Burton:Did  you wear red today to show that we are ready to say NO to drugs?

“Yesterday’s Trivia question was name 2 decisions which influence the use of substances. The answer was either peer pressure, traumatic experiences, early age of first use, genetics, stress, academics.” The winner is….

Announce today’s last Trivia

Here’s today’s Red Ribbon Week Trivia question

Name 3 protective factors (STRENGTHS) that will help you make healthy decision. Submit your answers in Ms. Burton’s box before the end of the day! Include your name! “Don’t forget there will be more opportunity to win prizes during all 3 lunches today! Good luck!”

From Mr. Sam:The next game will be at Kenmore Middle School on Monday. The BOYS ULTIMATE team will also played against KENMORE. (please repeat the announcement) The BOYS ULTIMATE team and the GIRLS ULTIMATE team will play against KENMORE on MONDAY Oct. 31st. Check the canvas page for more details and announcements.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

Now here’s Mr. Siegel:”Hi, Mr. Siegel here. I would like everyone first to know how important the process of composting is, for not only the sustainability of our own Jefferson garden, but the sustainability of our planet and all its beautiful creatures. For me personally, I can think of no better and simpler way to have a positive, hands-on impact on our environment than composting. With that in mind, if you were as upset as I was that Ms. Leonberger had to cancel Compost Club on Tuesday, then please join us today during Gardening Club. We will be preparing our compost for the coming winter months by adding processed greens and the happily donated coffee grounds from staff here at Jefferson. Again, if you’re interested in doing your part for our planet Earth through the beautiful process of controlled decay and rot that is Composting then please come to Gardening Club today after school for a special Compost Club meeting. I know I’ll be there! And so will my favorite friend, Ms. Leonberger.  Thank you.”

From Ms. Gomez:Please stop by to see the TJMS Orchestra at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 – 12.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Detweiler:PTA reflections contest entries are due tomorrow to Ms. Detweiler in Room 221! The theme this year is “show your voice”. The categories are visual arts, dance choreography, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Again, the theme is “show your voice”.

From coach Curran and Coach De Bruyn

All 6th graders trying out for Jefferson’s boys soccer team, please report to the upper field after school today.

Please make sure you have  water. cleats, shin guard and anything else you may need for tryouts.   Now here is a special announcement from the SCA: (food drive)

From Ms. Dunbar Attention Garden Club Members:  Tomorrow is our last official meeting for Fall Garden Club. This week we will be doing a number of tasks to help us close down the garden, and we will be collecting more native pollinator seeds to package and share with our community. COMPOST CLUB continues all year long, and SPRING GARDEN CLUB resumes in mid-March or early-April!

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:  READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

From Ms. Riley:Hear ye, Hear ye! All ye Yellowjacket Kings, Queens, Knights and Nobles. Thou hast been summoned to join us in the royal theater to be delighted by players of our court. Thine minds will be blown by the performance of ShakesPLOSION by Andrew Geha. The royal festivities will take place on 3rd and 4th day of November and commence at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be procured before the show.

From Ms. Burton:“The answer to the Trivia question yesterday was TRUE, 90% of addiction begins in teenage years. The winner of the raffle is….” (winner in the morning) “Today’s Trivia question is  Here’s today’s Red Ribbon Week Trivia questionName 2 decisions which influence the use of substances.Submit your answers in Ms. Burton’s box before the end of the day! Include your name! Don’t forget tomorrow wear your RED tomorrow!

From Mr. Siegel: Pickup basketball and indoor soccer will be in the gym today after school. Boys soccer tryouts for 6th graders is after school today out back on the field. Attention Jefferson Car Club members, see Mr. Siegel at lunch to get a permission slip to come to this Sunday’s big car show.

From Mr. Sam:Yesterday the girls ultimate frisbee team played against Williamsburg Middle School. The yellow jackets stopped many offensive plays from their 8th grade offense. 7th graders Elsa and Sophia worked really well together on the field. Great job everyone! See you at practice today after school. The next game will be at Kenmore Middle School on Monday. The BOYS ULTIMATE team will also played against KENMORE. (please repeat the announcement) The BOYS ULTIMATE team and the GIRLS ULTIMATE team will play against KENMORE on MONDAY Oct. 31st. Check the canvas page for more details and announcements.

From Ms. E. Shepardson:Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Ms. Russo:Join us for Game Groups today during 6th and 7th grade lunch! Choose from Uno, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Kids Against Maturity, and more!!We will meet every Thursday in Room 106.Come get a pass from Ms. Black or Ms. Russo. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Gomez:Please stop by to see the TJMS Orchestra at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 – 12.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. E. Shepardson: Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:TAB Club meets today during lunches in the Library.  Please get your lunch quickly.  Bring your lunch and iPad to TAB.  6th graders:  we will miss you today.  Have a great time at Mt. Vernon, and we’ll see you next time! The Library is closed after school today for a staff meeting.

From Ms. Detweiler:PTA reflections contest entries are due this Friday to Ms. Detweiler in Room 221! The theme this year is “show your voice”. The categories are visual arts, dance choreography, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Again, the theme is “show your voice”. Let’s have some fun with this contest!

From coach Curran and Coach De Bruyn

All 7th graders trying out for Jefferson’s boys soccer team, please report to the upper field after school today.

All 6th graders trying out will report to the upper field on Thursday October 27th

Please make sure you have  water. cleats, shin guard and anything else you may need for tryouts.  From Ms. Dunbar Attention Garden Club Members:  THIS FRIDAY is our last official meeting for Fall Garden Club. This week we will be doing a number of tasks to help us close down the garden, and we will be collecting more native pollinator seeds to package and share with our community. COMPOST CLUB continues all year long, and SPRING GARDEN CLUB resumes in mid-March or early-April!

From Ms. Dunbar & Ms. Waring:  READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

From Ms. Burton:Here’s today’s Red Ribbon Week Trivia question90% of addiction begins in teenage years.True or False?Submit your answers in Ms. Burton’s box before the end of the day! Include your name!

From Ms. Russo:Here’s an update on Kickball—we have many staff and students interested in joining! Hurray! Unfortunately, we will have to delay our kickball kickoff one more week. Stay tuned…but our first meeting should be Nov 2!

From Ms. Gomez: Please stop by to see the TJMS Orchestra at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 – 12.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. E. Shepardson: Calling all artists!  Deadlines are approaching for two popular art contests.The first is “The Latino Youth Leadership Poster Contest” the deadline is November 4.The Second is the “Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest”, the deadline is November 18.Submission forms and information are available on the bulletin board outside the art room. Or see Ms. E. Shepardson for details.

From Ms. Wall and Ms. Rosegrant:The first Library Craft Day of the year is today!  We’d love to have you come and make a Halloween spider web craft with us.  Eat your lunch quickly downstairs and then come up to the Library so you have time to craft!

From Ms. Detweiler:PTA reflections contest entries are due this Friday to Ms. Detweiler in Room 221! The theme this year is “show your voice”. The categories are visual arts, dance choreography, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Again, the theme is “show your voice”. Let’s have some fun with this contest!

From coach Curran and Coach De Bruyn Boy’s soccer try outs are this week.

All 8th graders trying out, please report to the upper turf field today!

All 7th graders trying out will report to the upper field tomorrow, Wednesday October 26th

All 6th graders trying out will report to the upper field on Thursday October 27th Please make sure you have  water. cleats, shin guard and anything else you may need for tryouts.

From Ms. Dunbar:READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

From Ms. Burton:Students, this week is Red Ribbon Week. Do you know why we celebrate this week? Well we have a video to explain it” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSzaUkwumZ0 Here’s today’s Red Ribbon Week Trivia question. What is the part of your brain that is responsible for decision making?

  1. Temporal lobe
  2. Prefrontal Cortex
  3. Orbitofrontal Cortex

Submit your answers in Ms. Burton’s box before the end of the day! Include your name!   

From Ms. Russo:Here’s an update on Kickball—we have many staff and students interested in joining! Hurray! Unfortunately, we will have to delay our kickball kickoff one more week. Stay tuned…but our first meeting should be Nov 2!

From the PTA

Our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) is today, Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

From Ms. Gomez:Please stop by to see the TJMS Orchestra at the Westover Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 – 12.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Detweiler:The PTA reflections contest has begun. The theme this year is “show your voice”. Entries are due October 28th to Mrs. Detweiler in room 221. The categories are visual arts, dance choreography, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Again, the theme is “show your voice”. Let’s have some fun with this contest!

From coach Curran and Coach De Bruyn Boy’s soccer try outs will begin next week on Tuesday October 25th.

All 8th graders trying out, please report to the upper turf field Tuesday October 25th.

All 7th graders trying out will report to the upper field on Wednesday October 26th

All 6th graders trying out will report to the upper field on Thursday October 27th

Please make sure you have  water. cleats, shin guard and anything else you may need for tryouts.

From Ms. Dunbar: Attention Garden Club members: we will not meet this week because of Conferences on Friday. However. if any of you would like to give garden tours for Harvest Fest, please arrive by 6:00pm so tours can take place before dark. The annual TJMS Harvest Festival is tonight, Thursday, October 20th from 6 to 9pm.  Join us for food, fun, a performance by the Chorus, and a movie.  We will have fire pits to keep us warm, food trucks with seafood, pizza, and Central American food, and apple cider and hot chocolate to drink.  Join us!

From Ms. Dunbar:READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

Here’s a special announcement:“

Hey everyone, Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23rd to October. 31s . In celebration of this week, Spirit Week will kick off with PJ Day on Tuesday! Follow your dreams and be DRUG FREE!”

From Ms. Russo:Join us for Game Groups today during 6th and 7th grade lunch! Choose from Uno, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Kids Against Maturity, and more!!We will meet every Thursday in Room 106.Come get a pass from Ms. Black or Ms. Russo. Everyone is welcome!Also, here’s an update on Kickball—we have many staff and students interested in joining! Hurray! Unfortunately, we will have to delay our kickball kickoff one more week. Stay tuned…but our first meeting should be Nov 2!

From the PTA

Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.  Remember that Student-led conferences are tomorrow.  Monday is a holiday for Diwali.  We’ll be back on Tuesday.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Detweiler:The PTA reflections contest has begun. The theme this year is “show your voice”. Entries are due October 28th to Mrs. Detweiler in room 221. The categories are visual arts, dance choreography, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Again, the theme is “show your voice”. Let’s have some fun with this contest!

From coach Curran and Coach De Bruyn

Boy’s soccer try outs will begin next week on Tuesday October 25th.

All 8th graders trying out, please report to the upper turf field Tuesday October 25th.

All 7th graders trying out will report to the upper field on Wednesday October 26th

All 6th graders trying out will report to the upper field on Thursday October 27th

Please make sure you have  water. cleats, shin guard and anything else you may need for tryouts.

The annual TJMS Harvest Festival is tomorrow, Thursday, October 20th from 6 to 9pm.  Join us for food, fun, a performance by the Chorus, and a movie.  We will have fire pits to keep us warm, food trucks with seafood, pizza, and Central American food, and apple cider and hot chocolate to drink.  Join us!

From Ms. Perry:Do you enjoy watching and talking about good movies? Interested in meeting up with other TJ students for popcorn and a movie?

TJMS Movie Club will get together twice a month on Thursdays in room 224 from 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to join us stop by room 224 to pick up a permission slip or see Mr. Siegel and bring it back signed before our first meeting Thursday, October 27th.  It’s going to be a “Spooky “Movie Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

From Ms. Burton:”Red Ribbon Spirit week is next week! Do you know what to wear? Check out the video.”

From the PTA Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Coach Sam:The girls ultimate frisbee team played their first game yesterday at Gunston Middle School.Our 7th and 8th grade team won with a score of 10 to 0.Our 6th and 7th grade team won with a score of 7 to 1.Great job yellowjackets! Practice today after school. Our next game is tomorrow here at TJ against Swanson.

From Ms. Detweiler:The PTA reflections contest has begun. The theme this year is “show your voice”. Entries are due October 28th to Mrs. Detweiler in room 221. The categories are visual arts, dance choreography, literature, film production, photography and music composition. Again, the theme is “show your voice”. Let’s have some fun with this contest!

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJ! The Model UN Club had its first conference at Horton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland and our delegates represented TJ exceptionally well. We had only 10 delegates but 4 won awards for their participation in their respective committees:Kidus Behailu and Jaxon Grupenhoff for Verbal Commendation , HeeDoh Kang won Perfect Position Paper, and TJ’s very own Vice-President of the SCA Sabrina Yimer won Outstanding Delegate in her committee!Please congratulate all the MUN delegates for representing TJ so well last Saturday.If you are interested in TJMUN, come by Mr. Clark’s room #80 to get more information.

The annual TJMS Harvest Festival is this Thursday, October 20th from 6 to 9pm.  Join us for food, fun, a performance by the Chorus, and a movie.  We will have fire pits to keep us warm, food trucks with seafood, pizza, and Central American food, and apple cider and hot chocolate to drink.  Join us!

From Ms. Perry:Do you enjoy watching and talking about good movies? Interested in meeting up with other TJ students for popcorn and a movie?

TJMS Movie Club will get together twice a month on Thursdays in room 224 from 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  If you would like to join us stop by room 224 to pick up a permission slip or see Mr. Siegel and bring it back signed before our first meeting Thursday, October 27th.  It’s going to be a “Spooky “Movie Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!

If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

From Mr. Sivells:Girls basketball tryouts are today for 6th and 7th graders after school in the gym.

From Ms. Burton:Unity Day is tomorrow to help explain this day and why we wear orange, please watch: https://youtu.be/8gKBQEQUW5g

After the video say: “Don’t forget to wear your orange tomorrow! Use the hashtag TJUnityDay and we will repost on our Twitter and/or Instagram!”

The video should stop at 2:44 minutes

From the PTA

Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Perry:Do you enjoy watching and talking about good movies? Interested in meeting up with other TJ students for popcorn and a movie? TJMS Movie Club will get together twice a month on Thursdays in room 224 from 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  If you would like to join us stop by room 224 to pick up a permission slip or see Mr. Siegel and bring it back signed before our first meeting Thursday, October 27th.  It’s going to be a “Spooky “Movie Day!

From Ms. Dunbar:READING BUDDIES will begin on Fridays in November!If you enjoy reading, especially reading and interacting with younger children, consider becoming a TJ Reading Buddy to 2nd graders at Fleet Elementary School. This is a Community Service opportunity that promotes Literacy in our community. Permission slips are now available in the Library.

From Ms. Riley:Tech Crew applications for the fall play, Shakesplosion, are due today. There are only a few spots open so make sure you stick to the deadline. Being organized and responsible are the most important traits for a Tech Crew member!

The K-pop club starts today in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266.  In the dragon’s area.  Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room.  Meeting every other Monday.

From the PTA

Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:This week in Garden Club we will be preparing small packets of pollinator seeds as give-aways for the Harvest Fest Garden Table. We will need lots of tiny fingers to process tiny seeds! Don’t worry, there will still be time to get into the garden for the usual chores and explorations. But we do need your help today after school, by the Little Blue Shed, outside Door #4.

From Ms. Riley:Calling all Yellowjackets who are interested in joining the Tech Crew for the fall play, Shakesplosion. We are looking for a handful of more crew members. If you are interested in joining the Tech Crew, please see Ms. Riley for the application form as soon as possible. Tech Crew applications are due on Monday 10/17. There are only a few spots open so make sure you stick to the deadline. Being organized and responsible are the most important traits for a Tech Crew member!

From Ms. Detweiler:The girls soccer team beat Gunston yesterday, 3-1, proving that yellow jackets are superior to hornets. Yaari parada scored 1 goal, and 6th grader Arceli Paz Soles scored two goals. Defenders amelia gray, Eliza holzbach, wren gabel, and Alex Mooney played the best defense of the season. Congrats to all yellow jackets soccer players!

From Mr. J Anderson: Picture make up day is today! If you did not take your picture or want to take a new one, please report to the theater during your assigned time. The schedule will be posted on the TA canvas page.  The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266.  In the dragon’s area.  Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room.  Meeting every other Monday. If you want to join the K-pop club, please pick up a permission slip from the Library.

From Ms. Gomez:Please stop by the Fairlington Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 – 12  to hear members of the TJMS ORchestra playing.

From the PTA Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Russo:Join us for Game Groups today during 6th and 7th grade lunch! Choose from Uno, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Kids Against Maturity, and more!!We will meet every Thursday in Room 106.Come get a pass from Ms. Black or Ms. Russo. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Dunbar:This week in Garden Club we will be preparing small packets of pollinator seeds as give-aways for the Harvest Fest Garden Table. We will need lots of tiny fingers to process tiny seeds! Don’t worry, there will still be time to get into the garden for the usual chores and explorations. But we do need your help tomorrow after school, by the Little Blue Shed, outside Door #4.

From Ms. Riley:Calling all Yellowjackets who are interested in joining the Tech Crew for the fall play, Shakesplosion. We are looking for a handful of more crew members. If you are interested in joining the Tech Crew, please see Ms. Riley for the application form as soon as possible. Tech Crew applications are due on Monday 10/17. There are only a few spots open so make sure you stick to the deadline. Being organized and responsible are the most important traits for a Tech Crew member!

From Ms. Burton:Did you know spreading rumors is considered bullying? Let’s talk about how to squash rumors. If you hear gossip or rumors, you can help stop the rumor in its tracks and not let it go further.  You might say something like

  •                   “That sounds like a rumor to me”
  •                   “You don’t have proof of that.”
  •                   “You don’t know if that’s true.”
  •                   “That sounds like something you should talk about with the person involved.”

Be sure you figure out some way to stay away from rumors and gossip.

From Mr. J Anderson: Picture make up day is Friday, October 14th! If you did not take your picture or want to take a new one, please report to the theater during your assigned time. The schedule will be posted on the TA canvas page.

From Ms. Burton:Students,Today is the last day to return your ACT II form to Ms. Burton or the ACT II teacher. Limited slots are still available.

The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266.  In the dragon’s area.  Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room.  Meeting every other Monday. If you want to join the K-pop club, please pick up a permission slip from the Library.

From the PTA

Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. J Anderson: Picture make up day is Friday, October 14th! If you did not take your picture or want to take a new one, please report to the theater during your assigned time. The schedule will be posted on the TA canvas page.

From Ms. Burton:Students,Tomorrow is the last day to return your ACT II form to Ms. Burton or the ACT II teacher. Limited slots are still available.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club meets today during lunches.  It’s not too late to order Jefferson’s book club.  Come join us in the Library during your lunchtime.  Bring your lunch and your iPad.

The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266.  In the dragon’s area.  Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room.  Meeting every other Monday. If you want to join the K-pop club, please pick up a permission slip from the Library.

Today is National Walk and Bike to School Day.

From the PTA

Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:“Last week, we learned to recognize bullying in TA. Today, we will we will talk a about an important group of people called bystanders.  A bystander is someone who watches something happen without being part of it.  People who watch a bullying situation are bystanders.  There is a saying that goes, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”  Bystanders give power to the bully by giving a bullying situation their attention.  Sometimes they give the bully power by laughing at the victim which only makes the situation worse.  Being a bystander of a bullying situation is not okay.

The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266.  In the dragon’s area.  Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room.  Meeting every other Monday. If you want to join the K-pop club, please pick up a permission slip from the Library.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12th is Walk and Bike to School Day.  All APS schools will celebrate and encourage students to walk, bike, or roll to school on Wednesday and every day.

From the PTA

Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Thanks and have a great day!

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel:Good Morning Everyone, The Student Council Advisory Steering Committee will meet today immediately after the announcements in the gold side of the cafeteria. This is for the students who are elected or were the only student to file for their team. Teachers, please check your email and send these students to the cafeteria, after the announcements.  The larger group of the SCA will be in the next couple weeks.

From Ms. Egbert:Anime Club is CANCELLED today, Friday 10/7. Ms. Egbert is on sick leave today. Again, anime club is cancelled today. We’ll see you next week!

From Ms. Dunbar: Garden Club meets TODAY! We will harvest veggies, continue collecting pollinator seeds, and look for helpful insects or earthworms! All are welcome; no experience necessary.

From Mr. Davis:“Congratulations to the tennis team for yesterday’s win! Mr. Siegel and I will get you the information on the rest of the season as soon as we get it from APS. If we do not reschedule, be prepared for practice on Tuesday and the tournament on Wednesday and Thursday.  If you have any other questions please stop by room 238 to speak with Mr. Davis.”

From Ms. McPhillips:There will not be an Odyssey of the Mind practice today. Our next practice will be next Friday after school. If you are interested in Odyssey of the Mind and not receiving emails about Odyssey through Canvas, please let Ms. McPhillips know so she can add you to the list.Thank you!

The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266.  In the dragon’s area.  Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room.  Meeting every other Monday. If you want to join the K-pop club, please pick up a permission slip from the Library. Remember that Monday is a teacher work day.  There is no school for students.  We’ll see you back on Tuesday!

From the PTA

Thank you for coming to our first Restaurant Night of the school year at Los Chamacos! We were able to raise $157.35 for our school. Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Thanks and have a great day!

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Coach Sam: Girls ultimate begins today after school. Join us if you are brand new and have never touched a frisbee. Join us if you can outrun Coach Sam. Join us if you can catch an upside down hammer throw. 

Please meet on the lower field before 2:45pm ready to practice. If you are not able to attend the first practice but would like to be on the team, see Coach Sam in room 267 and join our canvas page.

The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266. In the dragons area. Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room. Meeting every other Monday.

From the PTA:

Thank you for coming to our first Restaurant Night of the school year at Los Chamacos! We were able to raise $157.35 for our school. Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Thanks and have a great day!

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran Girls ultimate frisbee starts this Thursday, October 6th. All girls are welcome to join. If you are on the girls soccer team or in theater and would like to join, please see Coach Sam.

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet today after school in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. Come join us! All are welcome.

From Coach Detweiler and Coach Ammon – The girls soccer team tied Williamsburg yesterday with a score of 1-1. Giselle Carballo scored the tying goal and Aurora Carrasco had over 20 saves to keep the yellow jackets in the game. The next home game is on Thursday against Gunston.

  • There is no school Wednesday for Yom Kippur. See you back again on Thursday.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranGirls ultimate frisbee starts this Thursday, October 6th. All girls are welcome to join. If you are on the girls soccer team or in theater and would like to join, please see Coach Sam.

From Ms. Burton:“Now we will watch a video about Bullying Prevention Month” https://youtu.be/2G_3qw1w_YE

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet on Tuesday after school in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. Come join us! All are welcome.

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club meets today, after school. This week we will begin collecting seeds from the Pollinator Garden to package for Harvest Fest. The weekend rains are supposed to hold off until after 4:00pm today, but be sure to listen to the end-of-day announcements for final confirmation. Fingers crossed!

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.  Just remember, there are NO late busses on Fridays yet!”

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran Yesterday the boys ultimate team unexpectedly hosted games against Dorothy Hamm Middle School. The 8th grade and Liam team won with a score of 16 to 8.The 7th and 6th grade team won with a score of 9 to 5. Great job yellow jackets! Our last game will be on Monday against Kenmore Middle School. No practice today due to transportation. Girls ultimate frisbee starts next week on October 6th. All girls are welcome join. If you are on the girls soccer team or in theater and would like to join, please see Coach Sam.  

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,SCA candidate speeches are today for the offices of Vice President and President.  They will be after the minute of silence.

Thursday Sep. 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Leonberger:Attention LGBTQIA students and allies, the first official meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance will still be held on Thursday, October 6th – but we will be meeting today after school to address Governor Youngkins proposed school guidelines. Come to room 206 (Ms. Calhoun’s room) to discuss the proposal and what we can do. Bring your iPads so we can write our thoughts to submit during the guidelines public comment period. See Ms. Leonberger or Ms. Calhoun for more information

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.  Just remember, there are NO late busses on Fridays yet!”

From Ms. Burton:“Students, Digital Input and Computer Programming has been added to ACT II. If you are interested in joining one of these courses, please pick up a form outside of the counseling hall and return your form to Ms. Burton or the ACT II teachers. It is first come, first served. Courses will start next month and the deadline is Oct. 13th.”

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranYesterday, the boys ultimate team hosted Williamsburg Middle School.The 8th grade team remains undefeated with their win of 14 to 12.The 7th grade team won with a score of 6 to 4.Great job yellow jackets! Today’s game will be away at Kenmore Middle School. Check the frisbee canvas page for the important announcement, only 7th and 8th graders will play.  The bus will leave immediately after dismissal, don’t be late! 

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,SCA candidate speeches are today for team representatives and the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.  They will be after the minute of silence.  Tomorrow during TA, candidates for Vice President and President will give their speeches.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Wednesday Sep. 28, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Leonberger:Attention LGBTQIA students and allies, the first official meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance will still be held on Thursday, October 6th – but we will be meeting this Thursday September 29th to address Governor Youngkins proposed school guidelines. Come to room 206 (Ms. Calhoun’s room) to discuss the proposal and what we can do. Bring your iPads so we can write our thoughts to submit during the guidelines public comment period. See Ms. Leonberger or Ms. Calhoun for more information

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.  Just remember, there are NO late busses on Fridays yet!”

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,The Student Council Advisory (SCA) Elections will be this Thursday and Friday. SCA Candidates please have your up-to-1-minute speeches ready for the announcements. Immediately following the speeches, students will vote in TA for the new SCA reps.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club starts today!  TAB Club is Jefferson’s book club.  TAB members get the chance to read brand new, top-rated books and let your librarians know what books you are enjoying and why.  It’s a great way to get ideas of what you should read.  We meet during lunch every 2 weeks.   Want to give it a try?  Want to join?  Want to hear some of the fun we have planned for this year?  Come today to the Library during your lunch period as quickly as you can with your lunch and your iPad to hear more!  The Library is closed today after school for a teacher meeting.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Tuesday Sep. 27, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. McPhillips:Do you like to solve problems?  Are you good at thinking outside the box?  If so, join Odyssey of the Mind! Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Last year, Jefferson’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished 2nd in Virginia and 10th at World Finals!  Teams are forming now and we would love more students to get involved. Come to the information session after school today in the library to learn more!

From Ms. Leonberger:“Do you love DEATH, ROT, and DECAY??? And also the environment? Then the new TJMS Compost Club is for YOU! Meet Ms. Leonberger after school TODAY outside at the Jefferson Garden to learn about how we can turn waste into rich soil. No experience needed, all are welcome!”

Attention LGBTQIA students and allies, the first official meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance will still be held on Thursday, October 6th – but we will be meeting this Thursday September 29th to address Governor Youngkins proposed school guidelines. Come to room 206 (Ms. Calhoun’s room) to discuss the proposal and what we can do. Bring your iPads so we can write our thoughts to submit during the guidelines public comment period. See Ms. Leonberger or Ms. Calhoun for more information

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet today (Tuesday) in Mr Carter’s room, room 255. Open to all students interested in answering some challenging questions. Questions? See Mr. Carter (or your math teacher!)

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,The Student Council Advisory (SCA) Elections will be postponed until Thursday, September 29. SCA Candidates please have your up-to-1-minute speeches ready for the announcements that day. Immediately following the speeches, we will vote in TA for the new SCA reps.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club is Jefferson’s book club.  TAB members get the chance to read brand new, top-rated books and let your librarians know what books you are enjoying and why.  We meet during lunch every 2 weeks.   Want to give it a try?  Want to join?  Come tomorrow, Wednesday, with your lunch to the Library hear more!

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Friday Sep. 23, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. McPhillips:Do you like to solve problems?  Are you good at thinking outside the box?  If so, join Odyssey of the Mind! Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Last year, Jefferson’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished 2nd in Virginia and 10th at World Finals!  Teams are forming now and we would love more students to get involved. Come to the information session after school on Tuesday, Sept 27th in the library to learn more!

From Ms. Leonberger:“Do you love DEATH, ROT, and DECAY??? And also the environment? Then the new TJMS Compost Club is for YOU! Meet Ms. Leonberger after school on Tuesday September 27th outside at the Jefferson Garden to learn about how we can turn waste into rich soil. No experience needed, all are welcome!”

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. Today we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From Ms. Dunbar Garden Club meets TODAY! Please bring backpacks, use the bathroom, and fill your water bottles on the way outside. We will be harvesting, watering, and weeding today. See you at 2:40 by the Little Blue Shed.

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,The Student Council Advisory (SCA) Elections will be postponed until Thursday, September 29. SCA Candidates please have your up-to-1-minute speeches ready for the announcements that day. Immediately following the speeches, we will vote in TA for the new SCA reps.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club, Jefferson’s book club, starts next week on Wednesday.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Thursday Sep. 22, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Testing schedule with A Day classes.

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranYesterday, the Boys Ultimate Frisbee team hosted their first home game against Swanson Middle School. The yellow jackets were victorious over the admirals on the 8th grade and 6th grade fields. Great job! Practice today after school. Next game is on Wednesday against Williamsburg Middle School. 

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Russo:The 6th grade Game Lunch Group and the 7th grade Game Lunch Group will be starting TODAY! Come choose from Uno, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Kids Against Maturity, and more!!

We will meet every Thursday in Room 106 this year. This is Ms. Majid’s room: it’s on your right if you are walking from the cafeteria toward the music hallway.

Everyone is welcome! Please see Ms. Black or Ms. Russo in the morning to get a pass so you can get your lunch right away or come get a pass in Room 106 on your way to the cafeteria.

See you then!

 

From Ms. McPhillips:Do you like to solve problems?  Are you good at thinking outside the box?  If so, join Odyssey of the Mind!

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Last year, Jefferson’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished 2nd in Virginia and 10th at World Finals!  Teams are forming now and we would love more students to get involved. Come to the information session after school on Tuesday, Sept 27th in the library to learn more!

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!” From Ms. Dunbar Garden Club meets this Friday. We will be harvesting produce, watering the mums and violas that we planted last Friday, and freeing the dry creek bed from weeds. Come join us after school tomorrow. Use Door #4 and head for the Little Blue Shed! Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Wednesday Sep. 21, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran: The boys ultimate frisbee team has its first home game against Swanson Middle School today after school. 

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

September 21st is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace.  Today is a day for all of us to commit to peace.  This year’s theme is: End Racism. Build Peace.  We all have a role to play in fostering peace.  Tackling racism is a crucial way to contribute to this effort.  What can you do today to help build a culture of peace?

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Tuesday Sep. 20, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will have its first meeting today after school in Mr. Carter’s room, room 255. Math Counts is a math competition club open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All welcome, come give it a shot or see Mr. Carter for more details.

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranThe boys ultimate frisbee team travelled to Gunston Middle School yesterday.The 7th/8th grade team won with a score of 12 to 6.The 6th/7th grade team lost with a score of 6 to 8. Great job yellow jackets! See you at practice after school today. Tomorrow will be the first home game against Swanson Middle School. 

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From Ms. Leonberger:“The first meeting of the TJMS Compost Club will NOT be today, it will be a week from today on Tuesday, September 27th. For more information about Compost Club, see Ms. Leonberger”

From your PTA:Do you like Mexican food?

Are you craving a taco, burrito, or quesadilla?

Great news!! Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for Restaurant Night today, Tuesday September 20th from 9am to 10pm!     Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

Third-party delivery apps (like Grubhub and Doordash) are NOT participating in this fundraiser.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Monday Sep. 19, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran The boys ultimate frisbee team will have their first game at Gunston Middle School today.  

From Ms. E Shepardson:Art Club begins today!  Art Club is a drop-in club where you can relax with your friends and make some art. Materials are provided, the inspiration is up to you. Art Club is every Monday from 2:30 – 3:30.See you there.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS!This is Mr. Clark again and I am reminding all those who are interested Jefferson’s Model United Nations Club to come to our weekly meeting today after classes let out. You can find my room in front of the cafeteria, room 80.If you like to problem solve, communicate with others, and develop or improve your IB skills while learning about global issues, then come to room #80 today and join our club. See you after school today!

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From your PTA:Do you like Mexican food?

Are you craving a taco, burrito, or quesadilla?

Great news!! Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for Restaurant Night tomorrow, Tuesday September 20th from 9am to 10pm!

Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

Third-party delivery apps (like Grubhub and Doordash) are NOT participating in this fundraiser.

Thank you and have a great day!

From Ms. Wall: Study hall starts for real today after school in the Library.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday students can come right after school to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Friday Sep. 16, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts TODAY. Use Door #4 and head around the garden to the Little Blue Shed. Please be there by 2:40, and bring your back packs with you. Come help us harvest and plant on this glorious day!

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran The boys ultimate frisbee team will have their first game at Gunston Middle School on Monday. Please let Coach Sam or Coach Curran know if you are not able to attend. All boys on the ultimate frisbee team MUST MEET IN THE LIBRARY immediately after morning announcements to pick up the uniforms. Please wear the uniform to school on Monday.

From your PTA:Do you like Mexican food?

Are you craving a taco, burrito, or quesadilla?

Great news!! Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for Restaurant Night on Tuesday September 20th from 9am to 10pm!

Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

Third-party delivery apps (like Grubhub and Doordash) are NOT participating in this fundraiser.

Thank you and have a great day!

Thursday Sep. 15, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts TOMORROW. We will meet outside Door #4 at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. Please bring your water bottle and fill it on your way outside. Come help us harvest beans and okra for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. We will also be planting Fall flowers. Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Riley:It’s audition time! Auditions for the TJMS Fall Play, Shakesplosion!!!, are today, Thursday September 15 from 2:40-5:00 in the auditorium. Bring your audition packet.Any questions see Ms. Riley.

From Ms. Siegel:

  • Girls interested in trying out for the girls basketball team should attend a meeting in Mr. Sivell’s room today after school.
  • Sivell’s room is in the classroom hallway upstairs between the 6th and 7th grade doors.

TA Flex starts today!

Wednesday Sep. 14, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts this Friday. No permission forms necessary. We meet outside at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. We will be harvesting for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and planting Fall flowers.

From Ms. Riley:It’s audition time! Auditions for the TJMS Fall Play, Shakesplosion!!!, will be tomorrow, Thursday September 15 from 2:40-5:00 in the auditorium. If you are interested in trying out, then you will need to get an audition packet. The audition packet will give you all the information you need to prepare for audition. You can get an audition packet either from Ms. Riley or from the bulletin board in the Music and Drama Hallway. Any questions see Ms. Riley.

From Ms. Detweiler:

  • Soccer tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls will be held on Wednesday 9/14.

Now here’s a special announcement: Hello! My name is Crow, and I am here from the GSA, or Gay-Straight Alliance, telling you to come on down! GSA starts on Thursday, October 6th in room 206, Ms. Calhoun’s room. Everyone is welcome, we obviously don’t discriminate, whether you’re queer, questioning, or straight!But.We do have a bit of a problem.We have 1 straight person. One. It’s called the gay-straight alliance.You can see how that might be a bit of a problem!So please, if you’re straight and you have free time on Thursdays, please come on down! Whether you want to learn about the community, or just be there to support, you’ll be very welcome, so I hope to see you there!

Here’s a video about TA Flex:  TA Flex Video: https://somup.com/c3QjbIUTCp

Tuesday Sep. 13, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts this Friday. No permission forms necessary. We meet outside at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. We will be harvesting for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and planting Fall flowers.

From Ms. Riley:It’s audition time! Auditions for the TJMS Fall Play, Shakesplosion!!!, will be this Thursday September 15 from 2:40-5:00 in the auditorium. If you are interested in trying out, then you will need to get an audition packet. The audition packet will give you all the information you need to prepare for audition. You can get an audition packet either from Ms. Riley or from the bulletin board in the Music and Drama Hallway. Any questions see Ms. Riley.

From Ms. Detweiler:

  • Soccer tryouts for 6th grade girls will take place on TUESDAY 9/13.
  • This is a change from the previous announcement.
  • 7th and 8th grade soccer tryouts will be held on Wednesday 9/14.

Remember that tonight is Back-to-School Night for families.  It starts at 6:30pm.

Monday Sep. 12, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts this Friday. No permission forms necessary. We meet outside at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. We will be harvesting for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and planting Fall flowers.

Now here’s Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS!Hello students, I am Mr. Clark and I am the sponsor of Jefferson’s Model United Nations Club. We will begin this year’s MUN Club today after school. You can find my room in front of the cafeteria, room 80.If you like to problem solve, communicate with others, and develop new skills while learning about global issues, then come to room #80 today and join our club. See you this afternoon after classes let out!

From Ms. Wall:Study hall starts today after school in the Library.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday students can come right after school to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus because Late busses start today, too!

Friday Sep. 9, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning Yellowjackets, Today is picture day! Your TA teacher will go over instructions on when your team will take today. Please see Mr. J Anderson in room 82 if you have any questions.

Now here’s Mr. Ammon: Soccer tryouts for 6th grade girls will take place on TUESDAY 9/13. This is a change from the previous announcement. 7th and 8th grade soccer tryouts will be held on Wednesday 9/14.

From Mr. Clark: Good Friday morning TJMS!The much-anticipated Model United Nations Club will be starting up this coming Monday September 12th after school. In room 80, in front of the cafeteria.If you like to problem solve, communicate with others, and develop new skills while learning about global issues, then come to room #80 this coming Monday and join our club. See you on Monday after classes let out!

Thursday Sep. 8, 2022

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:“Students, today is the last day to return your ACT II forms to the ACT II teachers or Ms. Burton. Act II classes will start Monday, September 12th. “

From Mr. J Anderson:Good Morning Yellowjackets, Remember this Friday September 9th is picture day! Your TA teacher will go over instructions on when your team will take pictures later this week. Please see Mr. J Anderson in room 82 if you have any questions.

From Ms. Riley:Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act 2 class. This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act 2 Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act 2 handout from either a school counselor or an Act 2 teacher. This year the Act 2 teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcomed!

Wednesday Sep. 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning Yellowjackets, Remember this Friday September 9th is picture day! Your TA teacher will go over instructions on when your team will take pictures later this week. Please see Mr. J Anderson in room 82 if you have any questions.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act II class. This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act II Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act II handout from either a school counselor or an Act II teacher. This year the Act II teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Burton: Students, If you were interested in taking Mr. Anderson’s ACT II class, “Digital Input”, it will not be offered at this time. If anything changes in October, we will let you know.

Don’t forget the deadline to return your ACT II forms is next Thursday. You can pick a form up from the counseling suite or on the Counseling Canvas Course.

Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall: There will be a quick meeting of this year’s Morning Announcement team in the Library right after the morning announcements. We need to talk about setting up our job rotation. It is important that everyone comes–it should be quick!

The Library is closed after school today for a meeting.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act II class. This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act II Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act II handout from either a school counselor or an Act II teacher. This year the Act II teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Burton: Students, If you were interested in taking Mr. Anderson’s ACT II class, “DigitalInput”, it will not be offered at this time. If anything changes in October, we will let you know.

Don’t forget the deadline to return your ACT II forms in is next Thursday. You can pick a form up from the counseling suite or on the Counseling Canvas Course.

Thursday Sep. 1, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act II class.

This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act II Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act II handout from either a school counselor or an Act II teacher.

This year the Act II teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Burton: Students, If you were interested in taking Mr. Anderson’s ACT II class, “Digital Input”, it will not be offered at this time. If anything changes in October, we will let you know.

Don’t forget the deadline to return your ACT II forms in is next Thursday. You can pick a form up from the counseling suite or on the Counseling Canvas Course.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky: Remember that there is no school on Friday and Monday for the Labor Day holiday. See you back at Jefferson next Tuesday!

Wednesday Aug. 31, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Mills-Mirick: Students who missed connecting with their last year’s TA teacher yesterday to retrieve their iPads should return to their previous TA classroom today after the announcements.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act 2 class.

This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act 2 Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act 2 handout from either a school counselor or an Act 2 teacher.

This year the Act 2 teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson,Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda.

Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday Aug. 30, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Anchor Day with B Electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Mills-Mirick: 7th and 8th grade Students: remember that when you retrieve your iPad this morning that you need to return to your last year TA classroom.

Your teachers have the schedule of the times your teams should be dismissed to return to your last year’s TA classroom.

Please return to your current TA as quickly as possible so you have time to set up your devices.

Thanks!

Monday Aug. 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Anchor Day with A Electives for 6th graders.

Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Here’s our ITC, Ms. Mills-Mirick, with a special announcement: