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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, in partnership with our families and community, educates and challenges every student to succeed and become a responsible and contributing member of the global community.

Primary Years Programme Authorized

In March of 2012 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School became authorized to implement the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

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Welcome to the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Registration Information Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

For the smoothest registration please note the following:

  • We do not accept walk-in registrations (see step 1 below).
  • Steps one and two MUST be completed in order to register your student(s), if they are not, a new appointment will need to be scheduled.
  • Please verify that your address falls in the City limits at the Falls Church City Real Estate Assessments Mapping site; there is Falls Church, City Proper and Falls Church, Fairfax County.
  • Please copy the required documents BEFORE you come for your appointment.
  • Supply lists are available under the Registration Menu.
  • Summer appointments during July and August only.

Step One:

Registrations are completed by appointment only (703-248-5661). If you are enrolling during the school year, the student will be able to start school the day AFTER the appointment in which all documents are received. To enroll a student, a parent or legal guardian with whom the student resides must appear in person and provide:

1. A photo ID (may be requested)

2. Proof of Residency

Original documentation of the street address or route number of the child's residence must be provided. At least two original documents are required and additional documents may be requested. Acceptable documents are:

  • If the residence is rented, a current, complete, fully-executed lease agreement* Residents with a month-to-month lease agreement are required to submit all future lease extensions
  • If the residence is owned, a Deed*, or Deed of Trust* with a current utility bill* (only gas, water or electric utility bills will be accepted) which shows the parent/legal guardian name and street address

*Please provide a photocopy of these documents to be kept in your student's file.

  • If the student is living with his/her parent/legal guardian in the home of another Falls Church City resident, the homeowner/lease holder must submit a notarized affidavit with original proof of residency documentation as listed above.

In addition to the primary documents identified above, FCCPS staff may also request parents to provide additional documents if the evidence of the child's residence is inconclusive. Additional documents may include current: voter registration cards, bill payment coupons, telephone or cable service bills, state income tax forms, business licenses, personal property tax returns, state issued professional licenses, forms filed for government benefits, drivers' licenses.

Parents will be required to confirm residency in the fall of each school year by completing the FCCPS residency verification form.

If a child has no regular, fixed residence but resides within the school division in a temporary shelter, institution, or place not ordinarily used as a residence, FCCPS may accept an alternative form of address that is considered appropriate by school officials.

3. Birth Certificate

  • An official certified copy* of the child's birth record must be presented.
    *In addition, please provide a photocopy to be kept in your student's file.

4. Health Documentation

  • Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form MCH-213 F, certificate of physical examination completed by a licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner or licensed physician's assistant within the twelve months prior to the date the child first enters a U. S. public kindergarten or elementary school. The physical examination report must be complete, include results of required screenings, and Certification of Immunization including complete dates (month, day, year).
  • Falls Church City Public Schools has the following tuberculosis screening requirements which must be officially documented:
    • Negative PPD or negative chest x-ray within 90 days prior to registration for all students who have resided in a foreign country for five or more consecutive months over the last five years (except for Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand)
    • Any positive PPD requires a negative chest x-ray

6. Documentation of previous educational program

  • School records and/or original transcripts are required of secondary students. It is also recommended to provide records for elementary school enrollment. Recent period of non-school attendance must be accounted for. If a translated document is submitted, the original document in the original language must also be supplied.

 


Step Two: (must be completed before appointment time):
Click on this link to access INFOSNAP. This will take you to our online registration site to fill out all introductory information.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2016 14:36
 
TJ Science Olympians Score 23 Medals Print E-mail
Written by FCCPS Communications   
Sunday, 08 May 2016 06:21

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Thomas Jefferson Elementary was well represented at the recent regional Division A Science Olympiad! We had 23 of our third, fourth and fifth grade students attend the tournament held at Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly, VA, on Saturday, April 30, 2016. There were 16 schools participating. This is the fourth year that Thomas Jefferson has participated. Our students did outstandingly well, earning a total of 23 medals in 12 events. 
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2016 06:26
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Paul Swanson, Next Thomas Jefferson Principal Print E-mail
Written by FCCPS Communications   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:15

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Paul Swanson, an elementary principal in Indiana, has accepted the position as new principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

Swanson has 23 years of educational experience, the last 7 as principal of West Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Indiana.

A community "Meet and Greet" will be hosted by the TJ Principal Search Committee once his schedule for transitioning to Falls Church has been determined.

Welcome Mr. Swanson!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:44
 
2016-2017 School Supplies Information Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 May 2016 09:02

Our PTA has worked with EduKit again this year to provide one stop back-to-school shopping for your student's school supplies for next year.

The following lists were created by each grade level team and supplied to EduKit to create the supply kits.  Use these lists to shop for your school supplies or select here to order online at EduKit. 

We are sharing the list supplied to EduKit so that you can see which brands will be included in the kits, if you choose to purchase the same items.  You ARE NOT required to purchase these kits, nor purchase the exact brands; they are guidelines for your shopping trips.  You should plan on supplying all items on the list.

Required Classroom Supplies

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fifth Grade Supply List - Last Names A - L                 Summer Reading List

Fifth Grade Supply List - Last Names M - Z

Required Personal Supplies 
These supplies are required, but are NOT provided in the purchased kits.

  • Art Shirt or Smock (all grades)
  • Emergency change of clothes (Second, Third, and Fourth Grades)
  • Headphones (Second and Third Grade, if not purchased via EduKit)
  • Earbuds (Fourth and Fifth Grade, if not purchased via EduKit)
  • Backpack (no wheels, please).

Note:  All money for classroom parties will be collected by the room parents. 

To purchase the required supplies on your own, use the links above to print your shopping list.  

You may order the Required Classroom Supplies through the PTA to be delivered to your home before school starts.   This program is entirely OPTIONAL.  These kits will include all the required classroom supplies. Order by June 30th for best pricing.  Extended online ordering is available July 1 - August 10.  {Order online at EduKit here.} 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:57
 
NPR's 'History Of Children's Books' Opens at TJ Print E-mail
Written by John Wesley Brett   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:49

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FCCPS Photo/John Wesley Brett


National Public Radio is working on a report about the history of children's books; specifically how they've been used in the classroom across time.

NPR Education reporter Byrd Pinkerton (above, right) visited Sarah Parrish's 2nd grade class yesterday to hear first hand what our students are reading and why they like it so much.

Their thoughts are expected to open the piece when it airs on a date to be determined.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 07:46
 
Food Drive for Ecuador - Updated Days Print E-mail
Friday, 22 April 2016 11:17

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Thank you for your great response!

Many of our students have been requesting help to those in Ecuador, especially with our connection to 2 schools (in Pintag and Quito), through our Projekt Postcard program.

Therefore, we would like to have a canned goods or dried food items drive Wednesday and  Thursday, April 27th. and 28th.

This will be a one day collection and students may drop off items in boxes located outside the office. Items will be picked up by our Projekt Postcard liaison, Loli Lanas, and taken to the Ecuadorian Embassy on Friday, April 29th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 09:05
 

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About TJ

School Hours

8:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
8:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
                Wed Only

Automated Phone

(703) 248-5661

Main Office  (1):

Attendance: (2)
(703) 992-0444

Health Room (3):
(703) 248-5664

Day Care (4):
(703) 248-5670

Directory (7)

Fax: 

(703) 248-5666

Contact

Principal:
Paul Swanson

Assistant Principal:
Dr. Michele Harcarik

Administrative Intern:
Rob Carey

Principal's Secretary
& Registrar:
Debra Newman

School Secretary:
Nancy Peacock

Address

601 South Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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