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  • Chromebooks Distributed

    On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Chromebooks will be distributed to all students. Review the Mobile Device Handbook with your child. The signature page MUST be returned for your child to take home the Chromebook. Please purchase a Chromebook case for your child.

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  • School is closed, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

    Edison Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015. Our teachers will be on a Professional Development Day.

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  • Revised 2015-2016 School Calendar

    Schools will be closed on November 11, 2015 for Veteran's Day and Diwali. SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2015.

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  • Mosaic Mural at TJMS

    The National Jr. Art Honor Society created a mosaic mural. The mosaic has cork, stone, glass and ceramic tile. The completion of this artistic piece represents the pride our students have at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The mural brightens our entrance hallway.

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  • Book Fair

    Our Book Fair will take place in our Library on October 5, 2015 through October 9, 2015.

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  • Spirit Week at TJ Oct. 5 - Oct. 9

    Monday: Wear your favorite team shirt (At TJ we are all a Team) Tuesday: Wear your clothes backwards (At TJ we watch each other's back) Wednesday: Wear sweatpants (Living with respect and no sweat) Thursday: Wear mismatch clothing (At TJ we accept each other for our differences) Friday: Wear TJ gear or black & yellow (We respect TJMS)

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  • School Clubs Starting Oct. 7, 2015

    Our school clubs will be starting on Oct. 7, 2015. Late buses will be available at that time. Please look under the announcement tab to see our club listings for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

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  • School Picture Day

    School Picture Day will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from Lifetouch Studios. Re-take Picture Day will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Our Spring pictures will be on Monday, April 4, 2016. Smile and be happy!

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  • Gr. 6 Growing Up Program

    The Growing Up Program for 6th grade students will be presented each marking period by health educators. Parents of 6th grade students are invited to review this program. An orientation session is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7 PM in our library.

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  • Family Bingo Night

    Family Bingo Night will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the library from 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Come and join in the fun!

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  • Halloween Dance

    Our annual Halloween Dance will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6 PM - 8 PM in the Gym. Happy Halloween!

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  • Family Art Night

    Family Art Night will be held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6 PM - 8 PM.

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Our Parent / Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 and Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 6 PM - 8 PM. Your child's teachers look forward to talking with you about your son or daughter's progress. Paperwork will follow. Please DO NOT bring children to the conferences.

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  • AVID Family Night

    Avid Family Night will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in our TJ Cafe. We will have dinner for all the attendees and we will be running a fun-filled family activity. Hope to see all AVID families there!

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  • Winter Music Concerts

    The annual Winter Music Concerts will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 (Chorus & Orch) from 7 PM - 8:30 PM and on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (Band) from 7 PM - 8:30 PM.

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The four middle schools of Edison Township will be using the I-Ready Diagnostic Testing Assessment.
To learn more about the I-Ready Assessment, please open the link below.
 I-Ready Letter to Parents, September, 2015
School Club  
 2015-2016 TJMS Clubs (OPEN LINK)

Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

TJMS Motto
Our goal at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is to provide a learning environment where students value education and accept their role as life-long learners.  The teachers at Thomas Jefferson work hard to inspire all children to strive to meet their fullest potential by providing a challenging and nurturing environment.  In the classroom, teachers incorporate varied instructional strategies to motivate and address the learning styles and intellligences of a diverse population of students.  In addition to promoting academic excellence, teachers cultivate a learning environment where our students develop their character to consist of self-respect, self-confidence, independence,commitment, and responsibility,  In pursuit of excellence, all these qualities are essential to be successful in life,
Our school is organized in interdisciplinary teams at each grade level.  Teams provide communities of learning that foster collaboration, higher levels of achievement, and improved teacher-student relationships.  Teachers work collectively to ensure positive and meaningful educational experiences.  In addition, students are nurtured with a sense of cultural awareness, tolerance, diversity, and an appreciation of the arts within the community.
To help build relationships with the teachers, students can participate in numerous after-school clubs and activities.  The school community, staff, administration, and parents are working together to help all students meet the standards of Advance Proficiency.  Our school's motto is "Today We Learn, Tomorrow We Lead."  After three years in Thomas Jefferson Middle School, students are better prepared to meet the demands of a changing world.
Mrs. Emden, Principal
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  • Today is Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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    TJMS Gr. 6-8 School Supplies

    • Durable Cover for HP Chromebook 14"(Model 14-SMB Chromebook)
    • 2 Highlighters
    • Earbuds
    • One 2" binder (3-Ring)
    • Loose-leaf paper
    • Pencils and Pens
    • Dividers
    • 3 x 3 Post-it Notes
    • Back Pack to fit in narrow lockers (No Wheels)

    * The supply list may vary depending on your child's teahers.  Additional supplies may be required once students meet their teachers.





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    After-School Activity Buses

    Begin Oct. 7, 2015

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  • For the latest " Grade Team News" and "Late Activity Bus Stops"  and "Teacher Websites" Check under Student Resources

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  • Join the TJ PTO








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    Chromebook Classes Offered at all Edison Library Branches (open link)


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  • AVID

    Visit the AVID tab above

    for all the latest updates.

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  • Paw Print
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    Anti Bullying

    TJMS School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialists
    Kenneth Saggese, VP
    Antoinette, Principal
    Kelly Boyle, Guidance
    Michelle Zaremba, Teacher
    Brian Biondi, Teacher
    Nicole Montilus, Nurse
    Dawn Gagnon, Parent
    HIB Form ---Look Under Parents


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     Breakfast Program
    We are happy to announce that Thomas Jefferson now offers all students breakfast during homeroom. Each month students receive a breakfast menu & order form. Any student who would like to receive breakfast should fill out the order form and return it to the CAFE at the beginning of each month. Breakfast is only $1.00 per day and can be paid using a student account or cash.
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