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    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School's News and Information Page:
     
     
    Today is Wednesday, February 19, 2020
     
    Good Morning Thomas Jefferson - Today is a BLUE DAY.
     
    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School!! At TJMS we are engaging minds, facilitating critical thinking, encouraging readers, inspiring writers and having high expectations. 
     
    SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:50AM, TJ'S DOORS WILL OPEN AT 8:20AM (UNLESS YOU ARE ENROLLED IN BEFORE SCHOOL CARE THROUGH THE YMCA). SCHOOL WILL DISMISS AT 3:50PM. 
     
    TJMS would like to help our SRO, Officer Lueckenhoff reach his goal for the Polar Bear Plunge, and help raise money for Special Olympics Missouri
    (SoMo), which is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults. Students and Staff can wear a hat to school on Wednesday, Feb. 19th for $1.00. All money raised will go to local athletes.
     
    Pennies for Patients is a school wide service project that TJMS has participated in for many years which supports research, and direct help for children fighting blood cancers. Collection will take place in homerooms.  Again, the prize for the homeroom raising the most money will be a pizza party.  The collection begins on February 13 and ends March 9. Please encourage students to bring in change or dollars and place into their homeroom box. 
     
    PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES will be Tuesday, February 18th from 4:00-8:00pm at TJMS. Be sure to visit the Book Fair in the Library.
    PTO Book Fair
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION - Special permission to ride a different bus will not be granted due to overcrowding on the buses. Students must ride their assigned bus.
     
    NEW THIS YEAR... WE HAVE AN AFTER HOURS ACTIVITY BUS.  Transportation will be available for all middle school students who are participating in after school extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, etc), students who are receiving after school tutoring, and students who are fulfilling other district code of conduct requirements. The after school activities bus will run Monday through Thursday, and pick up students from school at approximately 5:30 pm to transport them home. Students wishing to ride the Activities Bus will need to sign up with an Administrator or in the office with a secretary by 1:00pm EVERY DAY they wish to ride. If they do not sign up by 1:00pm, they will not be able to ride the Activity Bus that day. Parents may also call school at 573-659-3250 by 1:00pm each day to get their student on the Activity Bus.
     
    BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Afterschool Program will be closed on ALL Early Release Days this year. Students will need to have alternative plans for transportation at the end of the day on all early release days.
     
    EARLY RELEASE will be Wednesday, March 11th. TJMS will dismiss at 1:50 pm. There will be NO Boy's & Girl's Club.
     
    2019-2020 Y-CLUB Before school Care at TJMS: Need something for your middle school student to do before school starts? Join Y-Club @ TJMS. This State-licensed program will be held from 7:00-8:20 am each day and includes supervised activities like sports/recreation time, homework stations, art and crafts and more! Monthly Fees are: $65/month regular pay. $35/month (reduced lunch students). $0/month (free lunch students). All familiies must sign up for regular pay to begin services. Y-Club will be verify free/reduced family status with JCPS before September 1 (first draft date) and will discount rates accordingly. Any student with a discounted rate must attend at least 80% of days offered. Register at the Knowles Y Welcome Desk at 424 Stadium Blvd. Call 761-0716 or 761-3196 with any questions.
     
    Vaping Poster
     
    Spring Pic Spring pic back
     
    TJMS Yearbooks are now on sale. Ordering is available until February 28, 2020. Yearbooks are $20.00. To order, pick up a form in the front office OR
    visit:  www.inter-state.com/yearbook  and enter code: 42493W 
     
    Yearbook Flyer
    6th Grade Math Tutoring (only for 6th graders) Wed., January 22nd in room 615, and January 29th in room 611. Must have a ride at 5:00pm. For more info contact Mrs. Roling (Email: jenni.roling@jcschools.us) OR Mrs. Zumwalt (Email: kathy.zumwalt@jcschools.us).
     
    NO MATH TUTORING TODAY due to P/
     
    Math Power Hour
     
    TJ Reads
     
    CLUBS: 
     
    Debate Club will meet after school on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm in room 803. If you have questions, contact Mr. Stamps - kevin.stamps@jcschools.us
     
    Patriot Players will meet on Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 am in room 700. If you have questions contact: Ms. Banks - sharman.banks@jcschools.us OR Mrs. Ram - marciakram@yahoo.com 
     
    FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will meet each Thursdays at 8:30am in the gym.
     
    Ecology Club will meet second Thursday of month. Next meeting wil be: Thursday, Feb. 20th from 4:00-5:00pm in room 712. 
     
    Art Club will meet first Friday of the month. Next meeting will be: Friday, Mar. 6th at 7:45 am in room 161. 
     
    SOS will meet first Monday of the month, next meeting is March 2nd at 7:30 am in room 707.
     
    Math Counts will meet every Monday at 7:30 am EXCEPT the third Monday of the month they will meet in the afternoon from 4:00-5:00 pm.
     
    FCCLA next meeting TBA @ 4:00-5:30 pm in room 154.
     
    Beautification Club will meet the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 7:45 AM in room 710. Next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 24th. (due to President's Day we will not meet the 3rd Monday of February, but meet the 4th Monday of February).
     
    Patriot Readers Challenge is a readiing challenge with three levels of achievement that students can reach. The books to be read are the current Mark Twain and Truman Award nominees. Students need to pass a short quiz over the book which is located in their team's Liibrary Google Classroom. If you have questions you may contact Mrs. Burton in the Media Center.
    Patriot Readers Challenge Patriot Readers Challenge 2
     
     
    SPORTS:
     
    For TJMS Athletics & Game Information, check the following link: https://www.rschoolmissouri.org/public/genie/1267/school/2829/
     
    Track & Field Packets were passed out at an Informational Meeting. Practice will start on March 2nd at 4:05pm and end no later than 5:45pm. Parents need to pick up their kids up at 5:30pm. Attendance at track practice is mandatory. The 6th grade track team in considered an intramural team. They will have practice on Mondays and Fridays each week. Practices will begin and end at the same time as 7th & 8th grade teams.
     
    Off Season Weight Lifting at TJMS in the weight room - 7th & 8th Grade Girls on Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm.  7th & 8th Grade Boys on Tuesdadays & Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm. 
     
    8th Graders interested in trying out for CCHS Cheerleading Team - Tryouts will be March 17th thru March 20th from 5:00-6:00pm in the Cheer/Dance Room.  If questions email:   cailin.collins@jcschools.us 
     
    6th & 7th Graders interested in trying out for TJMS Cheerleading, tryouts will be February 24th thru February 28th from 4:00-5:00pm on the TJ Stage. Must have all forms completed on Privit before February 24th in order to tryout. If questions email:  sara.muenks@jcschools.us

    Any Future Cavalier or Future Lady Cavaliers interested in the Spring Skill Training and/or Intramural Futsal, needs to pick up a Parent Waiver from Coach Cairer or Coach Hile in P.E. today or tomorrow, or as soon as possible. These must be filled out and returned before you’ll be allowed to participate in any of the scheduled events. 
     
    Dodgeball
    Dodgeball sign up
    Pick up Dodgeball Tournament sign up sheet in TJ Office.