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    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School's News and Information Page:
     
     
    Today is Thursday, January 17, 2019 
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    LOST & FOUND:  Students please check the lost and found tables in the cafeteria for any item you are missing. Anything not claimed by Thursday, January 31st will be donated to charity.
     
    6th Grade Party sponsored by TJ PTO: Friday, January 25th - 3:00-5:00pm @ TJMS. Tickets are on sale at lunch for $2.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3.00. This is ONLY for TJ 6th graders.
     
    CONGRATULATIONS the following Major Savers Limo & Pizza Party winners:  Danica Buschman 6th grade, JaQavion Humphery 6th grade, Brittany Neighbors 6th grade, Samuel Sapp 6th grade! Way to go!!!!
     
    NO SCHOOL on Friday, Jan. 18th OR Monday, Jan. 21st
     
    FRESHMAN ORIENTATION FOR CAPITAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL CAVALIERS
    Location: Cafeteria @ Thomas Jefferson Middle School
    When: February 5th
    Time: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  (4:00-5:00 Questions/Information Tables) (5:00-6:30 CCHS Staff Presentations) (6:30-8:00 Questions/Information Tables)
     
    PATRIOT PLAYERS: Auditions for the spring musical will be Thursday, Jan. 17th from 3:00-5:30pm. See Ms. Banks in room 709 for info.
     
    REVISED - STEAM after school program will be closed thru Thursday, Jan. 17th. The Boys & Girls Club Teen Center WILL BE OPEN Thursday, Jan. 3rd thru Thursday, Jan. 17th. Students enrolled in STEAM at TJMS may attend the Teen Center if needed on the days the Teen Center is open.
     
    The TJMS PTO meets each month at TJ in the 8th grade commons. Next meeting is Monday, Jan. 28th @ 6:00pm.
     
    STUCO School Store is open each morning from 7:45-7:55am. We are still in the same place between 6th & 7th grade wings. We carry all kinds of snacks and school supplies. 
     
    Next PTO Meeting- January 28th @ 6pm in room 800 - contact us at PTOTHOMASJEFFERSON1255@gmail.com or on Facebook at Thomas Jefferson PTO.
    TJ PTO is a non-profit organization that builds positive relationships between school, home, and community. Members pay $10.00/year in dues. These dues support TJ PTO's affiliation with national and state PTA/PTO associations. As a member family, you can participate in as many or as few ways as you are able. There are several opportunities each school year for volunteering at events and attending monthly meetings. You can provide donations for activities, and promote PTO to others. TJ PTO raises funds that go toward: Providing stipends to teachers for classroom extras district budgets may not allocate for. Organizing an annual staff appreciation event. Designing and distributing spirit wear (T-shirts, etc.) Delivering meals to teachers during conferences. Planning grade level social events for students You can contribute by: Coming to the monthly meetings/sharing ideas. Staffing various events throughout the year. Donating food for teachers during school events. Purchasing TJ PTO spirit wear for your student and/or family. Making a donation to our annual alternative fundraiser. Raising funds through traditional fundraisers. Chaperoning student events like class parties or Fun Run. Promoting PTO membership to others. Interacting with the TJ community via our Facebook page. Volunteering on the Board or a committee.
     
    STEAM After School Progam AND The Boys & Girls Club Teen Center will be closed on Early Release Days!! 
     
    Yearbooks are now on sale. Ordering is available until March 1, 2019. You must order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 30482Z  Yearbooks are $18.00. You can personalize your yearbook cover - add your name for $3.00 - add your name & photo for $5.00. Opportunity to personalize ends February 1, 2019. If any yearbooks are available after the deadline, they will be sold at the end of the year in the office for $20.00.
     
    SPORTS PHYSICALS - All students wanting to participate in a middle school sport will have to have a physical dated after 2/1/18 to participate. 
     
    Color Guard Jay Band & Cavalier Band - Come Try It Out!!! No experience necessary. Open Gyms beginning Mondays, January 28, 2019 at Lawson Elementary Gym from 6:00-8:00pm. Tryouts will be April 8, 2019.

    Interested in Scouts BSA? 

    Girls ages 11-17 can join Scouts BSA beginning February 1, 2019. A brand new, all girls troop is being
    formed now. An informational meeting for all girls AND parents is scheduled for Monday, December
    17th at 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. The meeting will be in Room 512 (just
    below the Boy Scout Troop 11 meeting). This new all girls troop is different from Girl Scouts, and girls
    can be enrolled in both programs. Scouts BSA is a youth organization that promotes life-long skills and
    abilities, character development, citizenship, and mental and physical fitness for everyone.
    Scouting Activity Categories:
    Outdoor, Sports, Health & Safety, Citizenship & Personal Development, STEM, Arts & Hobbies, High Adventure & Travel, Honor Societies.
    135 Merit Badges Include:
    Camping, Cooking, Swimming, Lifesaving, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Hiking, Archery, Astronomy, Canoeing, Music.
    For more information please contact Bret Brooks at brooksbret@yahoo.com
     
    MATH POWER HOUR - TJMS is proud to offer a weekly math-tutoring program! Volunteers from the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) will be at TJ every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30pm. Students will meet in the 7th gade Commons starting on Tuesday, September 4th. (There will not be tutoring on Tuesdays before holiday breaks. Watch the TJMS announcements.) The tutors will help student with general math homework. Student may attend when they need help and stay as long as they need until 4:30pm. We ask that students stay at tutoring until their ride is here. School expectations continue throughout tutoring. Please note that transportation is not provided. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Forck from TJMS at andrea.forck@jcschools.us 
     
    Youth Student Ministry Club will meet TBA from 3:00-4:30pm. Students will have a devotional, play games and pray. We will meet in room 707. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Rustemeyer at TJMS.
     
     
    Ecology Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 7th from 3:00-4:00pm in room 712. If you have questions, contact Mr. Ethan Regan at TJMS.
     
    Art Club will meet Monday, Feb. 4th in room 161 from 3:00-4:30pm. If you have questions, contact Ms. Hilary Rich or Mr. Dustin Haley at TJMS.
     
    Patriot Players will meet on Thursdays from 3:00-5:30pm in room 700. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Sharman Banks or Mrs. Carvella Bennett at TJMS.
     
    Chess Club will meet Monday, Feb. 4th from 3:00-4:00pm in room 715. You must have a ride at 4:00. If you have questions, contact Mr. Ryan Miller or Mr. Jim Markham at TJMS.
     
    Math Counts Club will meet every Monday from 3:00-4:00pm in room 811. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Heather Walters or Mrs. Andrea Forck at TJMS.
     
    SOS Club will meet Monday, Feb. 4th from 3:00-4:00pm in room 707. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Elizabeth Rustemeyer or Ms. Taylour Beamer at TJMS.
     
    Gardening Club next meeting TBA from 3:15-4:30pm in room 115. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Leslie Stock at TJMS.
     
    FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will meet Thursday, Jan. 24th from 7:30-8:00am in the gym. If you have questions, contact Coach Miller, Coach Redcay, or Coach McQuaid at TJMS. 
     
    FCCLA will meet Thursday, Jan. 22nd from 3:00-5:30pm in room 154. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Sonya Forck at TJMS.
     
    ARCHERY TEAM will meet Sunday, Jan. 20th @ TJMS. Check your email for time. If questions, please contact Shana Schuemann at TJMS.
     
    Clubs at TJMS:  For information on Clubs offered at TJMS, go to the TJMS Website, click on About Us and then go to Clubs/Groups. 
     
     
    SPORTS:
     
    You can see TJMS's Athletic Calendar by clicking on this link:  https://www.jcschools.us/Page/16037
     
    TJ Archery Team ---- ATTENTION ALL Archers: Tournament dates for January and February will be announced soon.  Any questions, see Mrs. Schuemann @ TJMS. Practices are on Sundays, check your email for time and place.
     
    CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEK (JAN. 15 - JAN. 17TH) After School Winter Running has begun! We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4. See Coach Holmstrom in room 152 for more info.
     
     
    Jefferson City Parks & Recreation and Thomas Jefferon Middle School 6th Grade Basketball season for girls & boys begins January 7th. If you have questions, see Mr. Marsch in room 604 or email him at:  eric.marsch@jcschools.us
     
     
    UP COMING SPORTS:

    Thurs., Jan. 17th 6:00pm 8th gr. Boys Basketball @ TJMS

    Mon., Jan. 21st thru Fri., Jan. 25th TBA 8th gr. Boys Basketball @ Oakland 8th gr. Boys Tournament