Welcome to the PTSA!
Congratulations to the new TJ students!
We know there's a lot to learn in a new school and we'd like to help you. Please click on the welcome button below to find the priority items you will want to handle as you begin your time at TJ.
Proposed Slate of Officers for the TJ PTSA Executive Committee for 2013-2014
The following slate of officers was presented to the members of the PTSA at the PTSA meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
- President: Grace Chung Becker (2015)
- 1st Vice President: Michele Gonzalez (2016)
- 2nd Vice President: Robin Hatanpää (2013 and 2015)
- Treasurer: Enit Lulushi (2016)
- Recording Secretary: Natalie Goldring (2013 and 2015)
- Corresponding Secretary: Lakshmi Bala (2014)
The proposed slate of officers will be presented for a vote at the general meeting of the PTSA on June 4, 2013. Newly elected officers will take their office at the close of that meeting. In the case of absence or inability of the President to act during her term of office, the designated order of officers to perform the duties of president are Michele Gonzalez as 1st Vice President and then Robin Hatanpää as 2nd Vice President.
Back to School Night Presentations
Thank you for attending our Oct 2 Back to School Night. If you were unable to attend, please go to the following links for the PTSA's and Principal's power point presentations.
TJ PTSA is GOING GREEN!! Get a HEAD START on making your student's year a SUCCESSFUL one. Click on the GREEN PACKET button below.
TJ PTSA Executive Committee for 2012-2013
Congratulations to the recently elected officers of the PTSA Executive Committee for the 2012-2013 school year:
- President: Celeste Fritzson
- 1st Vice President: Grace Becker
- 2nd Vice President: Lakshmi Bala
- Treasurer: John Moses
- Recording Secretary: Robin Hatanpãã
- Corresponding Secretary: Natalie Goldring
Hurricane Sandy Relief
The Russian Honor Society (SLAVA) and Key Club are joining forces for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Click here for details.
Greg Meyer's December 13 presentation on Mental Wellness can be found here.
2012-2013 Back to School PTSA President's letter
The 2012-2013 Back to School PTSA President's letter can be found here.
Base School Delayed Openings
Base school delayed openings can be found in the Transportation Section of the PTSA website. Please check it for updates. There are currently 3 schools on the list with delayed school openings during the next couple of months, but that list changes frequently. If your child's base school has a delayed opening in the morning, they need to find their own transportation to their base school in order to pick up the TJ shuttle bus.
If you haven't already done so, please consider signing up for TJ's new STEMbassadors program. We're looking to partner with about 200 local elementary schools in order to better communicate what TJ is all about, while at the same time, supporting the school in various ways. A copy of our original email explaining the program can be found here. For those who become TJ STEMbassadors, our first introductory meeting is being held on Friday, October 14th at 9:00am in the Lecture Hall.
TJ Diploma Requirements, Weighted Courses, and Other Similar Issues
TJ has provided the PTSA with a summary of courses required to graduate from TJ and a list of the TJ courses that are currently weighted by 0.5 or 1.0, for purposes of computing a students weighted Grade Point Average (GPA). For more information, click here.
Buy a Directory
At TJ's Back-to-School Night, the 2013-2014 TJ Student Directory will be available for sale or pick-up for membership bonus and pre-purchase sales. Between now and September 30th, you may PRE-purchase your copy by going to PTSA Online Purchase or, receive a free directory by becoming a PTSA member. It's quick and easy. When buying a copy for your home, remember to buy extras for your office, car and spouse!
Please read - jacket sales will be done differently this year! Jefferson Letter Jackets will be on display and for sale ANYTIME this year, starting October 1, 2011. The PTSA has arranged for samples of the young men's wool jacket with leather sleeves, as well as the young ladies' wool, hooded jacket in our school colors to be available at Burke Sporting Goods, 5616 Ox Road, Suite C, Fairfax Station, VA. You will also have an opportunity to see samples at TJ on Back to School Night, during the seasonal Sports Banquets and at select concerts throughout the school year. Check the PTSA website home page for updates. Otherwise, visit Burke Sporting Goods and order your personalized jacket anytime after October 1st. For questions, please contact Celeste Fritzson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-register with the Grocery Programs — Now
Grocery Programs are a great source of funds for the PTSA. Please help us with this no-cost fundraiser. We currently have programs with BJ's Membership Special, Giant, Harris Teeter, Target, Bloom, and Safeway/eScript. This is an EASY way to raise money for our students without cost to you!! But you must re-designate TJ each School Year! For Giant, Safeway, and Harris Teeter, you can even give us the numbers and we will register them for you. For more information, see our flyer. If you would like us to register for you, complete the flyer and return it to the school office, the PTSA Table at Back To School Night, or to
Shop Amazon.com and Earn Cash for TJ!
Shop at Amazon.com using this special Amazon.com link and the PTSA earns 4-15% of most purchases!
For more information on this and other "free" money for TJ programs — including at Target, Office Depot, Verizon, and local grocery stores — visit our Support the PTSA page.
The TJ Library Wish List Program Could Use Your Support!
The TJ Library would like to update its print collection to offer a variety of classics, contemporary literature, and new nonfiction books for our students. With budget cuts, it is more difficult to purchase the updated resources our students need, so the PTSA has established a TJHSST Library Wish List on Amazon.com. If you purchase an item from the Wish List, please email the librarian, Your support of the TJ Library is greatly appreciated!