Stay informed and engaged with what’s happening at Jefferson by coming to monthly PTA General Membership Meetings and other PTA-sponsored speaker presentations during the school year.

All parents and teachers/staff are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the TJMS PTA during the school year. We invite you to mark your calendar with the meeting dates listed below and plan to join us. To learn what was covered at past meetings, access the meeting minutes and other files provided below. Direct any questions to

Last updated May 19, 2022

PTA-Sponsored Presentations

The PTA delivers relevant and timely information to Jefferson parents by hosting guest speakers during general membership meetings or sponsoring standalone speaker presentations during the school year.

June 6, 2022

The TJMS PTA is pleased to sponsor a virtual presentation by the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) on “Internet Safety and Child Exploitation” and other online safety issues affecting our Arlington community. The event will be hosted by the ACPD in English with Spanish interpretation on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m. via Teams.Middle schoolers today are savvy users of apps and social media, but not all are aware of how easy it is to succumb to peer pressure – or even be exploited by adults – while online. At this presentation, parents will learn:

  • Information about apps and social media
  • Online and phone safety tips for your child
  • What terms like “child exploitation,” “sex trafficking” and “sextortion” mean
  • How to recognize and report child exploitation

As part of the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, ACPD Det. Tiffanie McGuire and Det. Joe McGrath are working to bring this informative presentation to schools across the APS system. All Jefferson parents are invited to attend and bring questions.

May 16, 2022

“What Do Parents Need to Know About Adolescent Drug Use?” This TJMS PTA event featured guest speaker, APS Substance Abuse Counselor Kim Chisolm, who gave an informative presentation on vaping and guidance for parents on substance abuse prevention, followed by a Q&A with Principal Boggan and invited APS and ACPD leaders.

Nov. 30, 2021

During the November general membership meeting, TJMS Director of Counseling Dante Hicks gave a presentation to PTA members on “Virginia Growth Assessment Results.”

Oct. 26. 2021

During the October general membership meeting, TJMS Principal Keisha Boggan gave a presentation to PTA members on “TJMS Safety 101.”

Sept. 21. 2021

During the September general membership meeting, TJMS IB Middle Years Program Coordinator Kip Malinosky gave a presentation to PTA members on “International Baccalaureate Standards-Based Grading Explained.”

2021-2022 PTA General Membership Meeting Dates

All 2021-2022 dates below are Tuesdays unless otherwise noted. All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom starting at 7 p.m. The PTA will announce meeting details, including the Zoom link, in advance via PTA communications. To receive timely reminders, please make sure you’re signed up for PTA communications.

  • Sept. 21
  • Oct. 26 (rescheduled from Oct. 19) 
  • Nov. 30
  • No December meeting
  • Jan. 18
  • Feb. 15
  • March 15
  • April 26 – Slate of PTA officer nominations presented to the membership (rescheduled from April 19)
  • May 19 (Thursday)  – PTA officer elections (rescheduled from May 17)

PTA Meeting Minutes

May 19, 2022

  • Draft May PTA Meeting Minutes in English (PDF) – TO COME
  • Draft May PTA Meeting Minutes in Spanish (PDF) – TO COME

April 26, 2022

March 15, 2022

Feb. 15, 2022

Jan. 18, 2022

Nov. 30, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

Sept 21, 2021