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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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Red Ribbon Week October 24-28, 2016 Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2016 00:00


Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationally at this time every year in many schools.
It was started to honor a DEA agent, who worked to prevent and prosecute criminal activity related to illegal drugs.

TJES Students and staff will receive a red ribbon (with self-adhesive strip) to wear on their shirts daily. The week provides staff and parents with additional opportunities to teach students about being drug-free and making healthy choices. Contact your child's teacher or school counselor if you or your child needs information about, or help with, making healthy choices (don't we all!).

Optional related spirit days, during Red Ribbon Week, are listed below:

Monday:  ROCK THE RED! - Wear red to celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday: BE YOURSELF DAY - Wear your favorite t-shirt, har and/or crazy hair.
Wednesday:  STRESS LESS DAY - Wear your pajamas
Thursday: SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY - Orange you glad to be at TJ?
Friday:  SPORTS, STAY HEALTHY - Do 60 minutes of activity a day.

Looking for more explanation?

Monday: parents, you can look at redribbon.org for more info
Tuesday: it's healthy to have a positive attitude about how you are unique...to resist peer pressure and strive to "be yourself"
Wednesday: taking time to relax and be comfortable and taking a break from strict routines can help you deal with and prevent some stress, rather than choosing unhealthy habits or stress relievers
Thursday: staying in school and pursuing education--committing to being life-long learners--can help a person avoid drugs and other unhealthy choices
Friday: exercise releases happy chemicals in the brain and can improve sleep, fitness, strength and overall health...it's a better choice than alcohol/drugs/tobacco for coping with stress and spending time with others

Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2016 13:26
A Few Fall Reminders Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:48

Final OM registrations are due on Sunday, October 23.
We are so excited about the response we've had so far, so don't miss out on your chance to participate in this dynamic program!
Download a form here to register your for the 2016-17 competition year!:  {Interested Second Graders} or {Interested Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders}.

Picture Day is October 31!

The Lost and Found is Overflowing!
Be sure to label your children's clothing and lunch boxes.  Jackets that are needed in the morning are quickly shed during recess, and forgotten during line up. Remind your child to check the lost and found which is found in the hallway between the cafeteria and the gym.

Book Fair Tonight
Tonight is the last evening to buy books at the book fair.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:45
FCEPTA Book Fair, 2016 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:39

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The FCEPTA Book Fair is Just Around the Corner! October 17-21 in the TJ Media Center, with evening sales for families on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00-8:30pm. Once again, Bookworm Central is offering hundreds of reasonably priced books, IQ boosting strategy games and gift items for sale. Profits from the book fair will be used to benefit all three elementary school libraries.

Student Wish Days


Students visit the book Fair with their classes to select books to put on their Wish Lists.  Students may purchase books during school hours at assigned times or they may come during evening hours to make purchases with their families.

Teacher Wish Lists

There will be a wish list board set up at the fair.  Teachers fill out cards with the names of books that they would like for their classrooms.  As a parent, you will have the opportunity to enhance your child's classroom library by purchasing one of more of the requested books.  Please be sure to look for the Teacher Wish List boards in the library during the Book Fair.

Student Buy Days

Wednesday from 8:45am to 1:15pm
Thursday from 8:45am to 3:45pm
Friday from 8:45am to 10:00am

Family Evening Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdeay 
5:00 to 8:30pm

 The FCEPTA Book Fair accepts major credit cards, cash, and checks.

{The Friday Folder flyer is available here.}

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 15:05
Odyssey of the Mind On-line Registration Print E-mail
Monday, 03 October 2016 10:27

Our Odyssey of the Mind 2016-2017 season is getting off the ground. Students are learning about the different problems this week and we are having a parent meeting in the library on Thursday, October 6 from 6-7pm.

In an effort to go paperless, we are trying to do our sign-up completely online. Follow {this link} to sign your child up for our seasons! Please email any questions or concerts to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you!

Last Updated on Monday, 03 October 2016 13:01
Wednesdays at TJ - Is it early release today? Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:00
During weeks when there is no school or early release on Monday or Friday, Wednesday will be a full day of school.  The first FULL DAY of SCHOOL on WEDNESDAY this year is October 12th, because there is no school on Columbus Day.
The full schedule for early release days is available from the Calendar Menu > 2016-2017 FCCPS List option .  It is also available {here}.  You can also check the Calendar Menu > TJ Calendar to see the current week.  Wednesdays show "ER" for Early Release or "Full Day" for a full day of school.

The following dates will be full day Wednesdays: October 12, November 9, December 21, January 1 and 18, February 8 and 22, April 19, May 31.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 09:27
Welcome to our 2016-2017 School Year! Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00


Summer has zipped by and we are excited to finish our final preparations before opening the doors for the 2016-2017 school year. We welcome our new principal, Mr. Swanson, our new teachers and staff, and look forward to seeing our new and returning students on Tuesday, September 6th.  The doors will open at 8:35am and school starts at 8:50am.

Back To School informational fliers will be available for pick-up in the classrooms on "Meet the Teacher" day on Friday, September 2, from 9:00-10:00am.  Doors will open at 8:55.  Please exit promptly so we can continue our preparations for Tuesdays' first day of classes.   We will have over 800 students at TJ this year, and if you are able to walk, bicycle, or car pool for the event, it should reduce the parking crunch.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2016 14:16


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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)


(703) 248-5666


Paul Swanson

Assistant Principal:
Dr. Michele Harcarik

Administrative Intern:
Rob Carey

Principal's Secretary
& Registrar:
Debra Newman

School Secretary:
Nancy Peacock


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