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Arlington, VA 22204
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Friday, November 28, 2014


                                                     Updated 11/16/2014


New: Transfer Policy Update: APS Explores Waiver for Jefferson and Kenmore

APS recently decided that Jefferson and Kenmore may not accept any transfers for the 2015-16 school year.  The reason for the decision according to Ms. Cintia Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for APS, is the school administration's interpretation of School Board Policy 25-2.2 Middle & High Schools:

“The number of students attending a middle or high school from outside its attendance boundary will not exceed a total of five percent of the receiving school’s total enrollment based on the prior year’s September Membership Report, with the exception of International Baccalaureate transfers to Washington-Lee, Immersion transfers to Gunston and Wakefield, and transfers to the Wakefield AP Network.  Any middle or high school where projected enrollment within the next three years exceeds the facility’s capacity will not be eligible to receive transfers. (p. 3 of 13)” 

 When questions were raised about the policy, Ms. Johnson said that parents had made valid points and an adjustment is under consideration.  The School Board is planning to act by providing a waiver to School Board Policy 25-2.2 as an interim solution.  She expects the Board to address the issue very soon, probably by the end of this week.  

 New:  1st Quarter Honor’s Breakfast this Friday, November 21st!

This Friday, November 21st, is the First Quarter Honor Breakfast for Jefferson students on the Honor Roll.  Let’s make sure students know how proud we are of their hard work this semester!   

To sign up to bring food or drink, sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080F49A9A96-help 

We need three parents to help set up.  If you can help, please email Laura Peralta-Schulte at laura.ps@verizon.net


  DECEMBER PTA MEETING: Tuesday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm in the Library
                                REUNIóN DE LA PTA:  12 Diciembre EN LA BIBLIOTECA A LAS SIETE

(Hay tranducción por cada reunión de la PTA)


Special Guest:  Abby Raphael, Jefferson School Board Representative

 Ms. Boggan: State of the School & Mini-Grant Requests

 Taking Care of Business:  Budget; Fundraising; ACI Report, Special Ed Report) 

2014-2015 Jefferson PTA Leadership
  • President - Laura Peralta-Schulte                 email
  • VP, Family Engagement - Irma Deleon         email
  • VP, Fundraising - Jennifer Seedlock Klapper  email
  • VP, Membership - Nakeesha Seneb   (nakeeshaseneb@aol.com)             
  • VP, Principal - Keisha Boggan                        email
  • Co-Secretaries - Claire Jones   email    and Sarah Beaton   email
  • Treasurer - Moira Muccio Secrest    (moira@email.gwu.edu)
ACI Representatives           Samara Weinstein (samarajw@yahoo.com)
                                                Ziena Raouf (HILT/ESOL) (Ziena.Raouf@gmail.com)
CCPTA Representative       Mahender Dudani (dudani@hotmail.com)
Garden Chair                        Marney Michalowski     email
 How to Get Engaged in the Jefferson PTA
1)    Join the PTA:  The cost of membership is $10.00 per family.  Most of these funds go to pay for National and State PTA dues.   Sign Up Today!

2)   Get Connected:  Join the PTA ListServs to receive timely information about PTA and school events.  Sign Up Below!

3)    Join the Jefferson PTA Leadership Team:  We are currently looking to fill a number of positions to lead projects for the PTA.  Many of these jobs can be completed from home.      Open PTA Positions for 2014-15.docx
If you have any questions about the positions, please email Laura Peralta-Schulte, Jefferson PTA President, at Laura.ps@verizon.net.  
 Important Dates in First Quarter:
  • 10/24/2014 - Middle School Early Release
  • 11/03/2014 - End of 1st Quarter 

 JEFFERSON'S FAMILY ENGAGEMENT REPORT is available.  Please read it, and direct any questions or comments to the Family Engagement Team Chairman, Tim Cotman.

Información sobre la programma de Bachillerato Internacional (IB) de los Años Intermedios esta aqui

All families and teachers are asked to please join the PTA.  You may download a membership form in and turn it into the Jefferson Office, to the attention of Laura Peralta-Schulte.  
Solicitud de Membresia y Voluntariado del PTA en Español.  Envíe la forma completada a la oficina de Jefferson.

PTA Email Listservs -- Subscribe Here! 

This is the PRIMARY Jefferson PTA sponsored e-mail list ("listserv"). Please sign up for this list as this is the MAIN way the PTA will communicate. This email will be used to provide information on activities and issues and will be used for announcements from Jefferson staff or the PTA. To join this group, send a blank e-mail to tjms-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or click here:

Subscribe to Jefferson Middle School/PTA listserv


This second e-mail list, "Jefferson Chat", is an informal, interactive communications among PTA members and other friends of Jefferson. Topics or issues that affect some or all of the Jefferson families are appropriate. To join Jefferson Chat, send a blank email to jeffersonchat-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or click here:

 Subscribe to Jefferson Chat (informal) listserv

Last Modified on November 16, 2014