Morning Announcements

TJMS Mascott Yellow and Blue

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: