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Mission Statement

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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November and December Reminders Print E-mail
Written by TJ Tech Paraprofessional   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:55

A few reminders as we finish up November and look ahead to December.

Outdoor Recess

We try to have outdoor recess whenever possible to give our students fresh air, the chance to burn off some steam, and to generally have a chance for some additional physical activity. Thus, students should have coats, hats, and gloves for cold weather days. As the number of cold weather days increases, we also know that our Lost and Found bins begin to overflow. Labeling items with names can help us return items to students as we will occasionally sort items and return them to students' respective classrooms.

The lost and found is on the lower lever by the fine arts hallway between the gym and the cafeteria.


The week of the Thanksgiving holiday is just two days this year.  School is closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday November 26-28.

The winter break begins with early dismissal on Friday, December 19 at 1:15pm.  Wednesday December 17 will be a full day with dismissal at 3:45pm.

Classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.


SCA Fall Initiatives Print E-mail
Written by TJ Tech Paraprofessional   
Monday, 17 November 2014 13:08

blanket collection


The TJ SCA is very busy this fall working together with their classes to aid others beyond our walls, both locally and around the world. The class resprentatives and all students get a chance to put action to their TJ PYP Learner Profile values.

The Syrian Blanket Drive

In cooperation with the City of Falls Church and other Northern Virignia Regional Commissions, we are holding a blanket drive to collect new or gently used blankets for refugees in Syria. The drive will end on Friday, November 21st.

Food Drive

Monday, November 24th will be Mac-n-Cheese Monday and Tuesday, November 25th will be Tuna Tuesday. Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable Mac-n-cheese items on Monday and nonperishable tuna items on Tuesday. All food will be donated to a local food bank. Boxes will be available around the school for students to drop off their items.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:08
Smile! Picture Retake Day Print E-mail
Written by TJ Tech Paraprofessional   
Monday, 17 November 2014 11:34

Please note that Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Friday, November 21, in the Media Center.


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About TJ

School Hours

For 2014-2015
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
8:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
                Wed Only


(703) 248-5660

(703) 248-5666

(703) 248-5662

Health Room:
(703) 248-5664


Robert Palermo

Assistant Principal:
Dr. Michele Harcarik

Assistant Principal:
Courtney Quinlan

Principal's Secretary
& Registrar:
Debra Newman

School Secretary:
Nancy Peacock


601 South Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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