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Thomas Jefferson Middle School

75 First Street

Lodi, NJ 07644

 

Main Office  - (973) 478 - 8662

Fax - (973) 478 - 0358

Mr. Robert Sciolaro

Principal - Mr. Robert Sciolaro
robert.sciolaro@lodi.k12.nj.us

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. We welcome you on behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff. TJMS is a very special place in a special time in your life. I extend my best wishes to you for a successful school year. This year at TJMS you will have the opportunity to mature academically, socially, and emotionally. Strive for excellence, be dedicated to your school, and make positive contributions to your school and community. Take advantage of all the resources and opportunities available to you throughout the year.

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." - John Wooden

NFL

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $200 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.

Giants

The Thomas Jefferson Middle School was selected to participate in NFL Play 60 due to our fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association through Hoops for Heart. The school was one of the top earners, with a total amount raised of over $50,000. On December 3rd 2013, Thomas Jefferson Middle School was visited by three New York Giants players, Stevie Brown, Prince Amukamara, and Terrell Thomas.

To view a video of the event, please click here

 

News and Events

Junior Police Academy – Every Tuesday in October – The Lodi Police Department will conduct a Jr. Police Academy for any 7th grade student interested.  The Academy will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the TJMS Gymnasium.

TJMS PTO Gift Wrap and Holiday Gift Sale- Catalogs were distributed to each student.  Profits from the sales will offset the cost of class trips, 8th Grade Social and other activities. Orders are due Tuesday, October 7th.  Any student who returns the form stating they brought home the packet is eligible for daily prize drawings. Again, all orders are due Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Upcoming Dates

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Thursday, October 23 -
Thursday, October 23, 2014 – “National Junior Honor Society Inductions” – 6:30PM in the TJMS Auditorium

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Friday, October 24 -
Friday, October 24, 2014 – TJMS HALLOWEEN DANCE – All TJMS students are invited to attend this annual event to be held in the TJMS Gymnasium. Students are encouraged to dress in costume. The dance runs from 7:00 to 10:00PM. The cost is $5.00 per ticket and refreshments will be sold.

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Tuesday, October 28 -
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – Pretty in Pink Dance – The dance is to benefit the Susan G. Komen Association on the prevention of breast cancer. This dance is a mother/daughter dance for all girls in the Lodi Public Schools. The dance is from 6:00 – 9:00PM in the TJMS Gymnasium. The cost to enter the dance is $5.00.

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Wednesday, October 29 -
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Make Up Picture Day – Students will have their pictures taken if they were absent when original pictures were taken. Students can also do a retake of the pictures they ordered. Students must return the original package to the photographer before having a retake picture taken. Students must wear regular school uniforms, but may change their top to have their picture taken.

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Friday, October 31 -
Friday, October 31, 2014 – Halloween Celebration – In recognition of Halloween, students will be permitted to wear costumes to school. Costumes must adhere to the school dress code for decency and safety. Students are not required to wear costumes and school uniforms are not required.

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Notification

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Lodi Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mr. Jamie E. Ciofalo, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.