PTA Bylaw Revisions – Approved – March 21, 2017

2016-2017 Academic Year

 PTA OFFICERS – 2016-2017

 President Polly Hall
VP, Family Engagement Irma Deleon
VP, Membership Heather Schildge
VP, Sustainability Marney Michalowski
VP, Principal Keisha Boggan
Secretary Christy Iredell
Treasurer Charlie Kramer


Communications Chair Megan Booth
CCPTA Representative Susan Leland
ACI Representative Emily Sexton
Digital Tech Representative Beth Dowd
TJ Elementary School BLPC Alisa Key and Lisa Sleigh
TJ Elementary School PFRC Jessica West 
PTA Reflections Chair Trina Alcorn
Box Tops Coordinator Alisa Key 
Scholastic Book Fair Lead Kristin Brown


PTA Presentation on Dunbar Holland Scholarship

FAQ – Dunbar Holland Scholarship

2016 Infographic on Dunbar Holland Scholarship

This scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one TJMS alumnus who meets the following requirements:

• Arlington resident

• Current high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

• College-bound in 2016

The applicants should exemplify the spirit of service that characterized the lives of former TJMS teachers Dot Dunbar and Tom Holland, in whose memory this scholarship is given.  Scholarship applications will be available in the Spring, are due in late April and are awarded in May of each year.  For more information, to donate, or to be involved in scholarship activties, please contact the Scholarship Chair, CC Clark.

How to Get Engaged in the Jefferson PTA

  1. Join the PTA:  The cost of membership is $10.00 per family.  While a portion of the funds go to pay for National, State and County PTA dues, the majority of your membership fee directly supports Jefferson activities.   You may join online or complete a 2016-2017 PTA Membership Form and turn into the main office, PTA Mailbox, to the attention of Heather Schildge.   Envíe la forma completada a la oficina de Jefferson.
  2. Get Connected:  Join the PTA ListServ to receive timely information about PTA and school events.  Sign Up Below! Please note, in the interest of sharing relevant information with the widest audience of Jefferson families, unless you complete an Opt-Out Form and return it to the front office to the PTA’s attention, the PTA will obtain your information from the school administration and use your e-mail to provide you information via the Listserv (including the weekly Buzz).
  3. Join the Jefferson PTA Leadership Team:  We currently have many volunteer opportunities and ways for you to get involved in areas that may be of interest to you.  Many of these jobs can be completed from home. We need support for Photo Day in September, Harvest Festival in the Garden in October, Book Fair Week in December, along with many other activities and events sponsored or supported by the PTA.  We hope you consider ways that work for you to be involved during your Jefferson years!  Please complete the volunteer interest portion of the PTA Membership Form, or simply e-mail Polly Hall to share how you can help!  You can also respond to requests that will be sent out in the weekly BUZZ and/or via the listserv!

If you have any questions about the volunteer opportunities, ways to get involved, or ideas for the Jefferson PTA, please email Polly Hall, Jefferson PTA President.

Information for Parents About the IB Middle Years Programme is Available Here.

Información sobre la programma de Bachillerato Internacional (IB) de los Años Intermedios esta aqui

PTA Membership

All families and teachers are asked to please join the PTA.  You may download a 2016-2017 PTA Membership Form and turn it into the Jefferson Main Office, PTA Mailbox, to the attention of Heather Schlidge.

Solicitud de Membresia y Voluntariado del PTA .  Envíe la forma completada a la oficina de Jefferson.

Jefferson Middle School PTA Listserv — Subscribe Here!

Please sign up for this listserv as this and the BUZZ are the PRIMARY ways the PTA will communicate. This listserv will be used to provide information on activities and issues and will be used for announcements from Jefferson staff or the PTA. To join this group, send a blank e-mail to or click here: Subscribe to Jefferson Middle School/PTA listserv