About the TJMS PTA


Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School!

Our Parent Teacher Association engages and supports TJMS students and staff with a variety of programs and activities to make our school community the best it can be. Every family and teacher who participates in the PTA makes us stronger and more vibrant! We invite you to join us whenever and however works for your schedule. Thank you!

NEWLY UPDATED! The answers to almost all your questions about life at TJMS are in our 2019-2020 handbook! Download it here: TJMS PTA Parent Handbook 2019-20

How to Get Involved

  1. Join the PTA  Join online, in person at any PTA meeting, or by completing a membership form and turning it into the main office. Membership is $10 for teachers and $15 for families. A portion of your dues go to pay for national, state, and county PTA dues, but the majority of supports Jefferson activities.
  2. Donate to the PTA
  3. Keep up with PTA and TJMS news.
    >> Subscribe to our listserv to receive our weekly BUZZ newsletter and updates on TJMS activities. To subscribe to the groups.io listserv, email tjms+subscribe@groups.io. To post a message to the listserv, email tjms@groups.io. To unsubscribe, email tjms+unsubscribe@groups.io.
    >> Join our PTA Facebook groupJefferson Parents Facebook group, and our TJ Community Garden Facebook group
    >> Connect with WhatsApp
  4. Volunteer! The PTA invites parents (or grandparents or other guardians) to help with events including the Harvest Festival, honor roll celebrations, garden days, picture day, International Night, Teacher Appreciation Week, Booktopia, the Used Book Sale, and more. Fill out the volunteer interest form when you join the PTA or email PTA President David Priddy to let us know how you’d like to help. We will send out Sign-Up Genius links throughout the year to invite you to volunteer for specific events.We especially need volunteers to help with our Harvest Festival, Reflections, fundraising, communications, APS Advisory Committee on Instruction, CCPTA, teacher/staff appreciation, 8th grade promotion,  Booktopia book giveaway and used book sale, and IB Service As Action. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: OPEN PTA POSITIONS 2019-20

PTA Leadership | 2019-2020 School Year

President* David Priddy
Secretary* Jeanette McComis
Treasurer* Maggie Hershey
Outdoor Learning Reidy Brown
Membership Lori Faye Fischer and Anette Rivas
Communications Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso
ACI representative Caroline Rogus & OPEN
Box Tops Alisa Tanaka-Dodge
Booktopia and Used Book Fair Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso & OPEN
Teacher and staff appreciation OPEN
8th grade promotion ceremony Juniper Fitzwilson
IB Service As Action Coordinator Liaison OPEN
Fundraising Bea Marnay

*denotes PTA officer