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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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Assessment Resources from PTA Principal's Coffee Print E-mail
Written by Gretel Patch   
Friday, 11 April 2014 13:18


The FCEPTA hosted a Principal's Evening Coffee on April 8, 2014, to discuss assessments at Mount Daniel School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary. Topics included: assessment instruments, interpretation of test results, use of assessment to guide instruction, STAR Reading and STAR math screenings, CogATs, and SOLs. Materials presented by Mrs. Halayko, Mr. Palermo, and other FCCPS staff at this meeting are available online:

Please contact Summer S. Manos, Intervention Specialist, with any questions at (703) 248-5523

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 13:49
5th Graders Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg Print E-mail
Written by Gretel Patch   
Thursday, 03 April 2014 22:10


Students visited historic sites such as the Governor's Palace and the Capitol building, where they were able to show what they have learned about Virginia's roles in the American Revolution and the creation of our country. At the Courthouse, teachers like Mrs. Fay stood trial (but was found 'not guilty' of all charges.)


A few student favorites were learning to juggle, the maze, and the Governor's Palace. In addition, students toured the magazine (where gunpowder and weapons were stored) and the jail (where they learned that Blackbeard the Pirate's crew had been imprisoned!) Students also visited the shops and stores along Duke of Gloucester Street and saw wig makers, blacksmiths, silversmiths, printers and many other artisans in action!


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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 22:16
Lost and Found -- Last Call for Winter Items Print E-mail
Written by Alane O'Neill   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 15:06

I fell for the April Fool's Joke this morning, did you?

This isn't a pop-up store, but the many bags and bags of clothes that have been collected over the last quarter are on display in the arts hallway at TJ.  Please come in on Wednesday April 2 to claim your items before they are donated to a local charity.

Items with names may have been set aside for delivery.  Remember to put names in your child's clothing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 15:18

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School Hours

8:35 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
8:35 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:
Mary Kay Howard

Interim Assistant Principal:
Beth English

Principal's Secretary
& Registrar:
Debra Newman

School Secretary:
Nancy Peacock


601 South Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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S Day

04.21 03:30 - 04:30
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04.21 03:35 - 04:35

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