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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).


Welcome to the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Welcome Back, Ms. Rathje Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:34


Artists in grades two through five used a simple craft stick and markers to create an interesting and repetitive pattern. They focused on the 5 types of Line: Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal, Curvy and Zigzag. Once completed, all craft sticks were collected from both students and staff and were organized into a quilt pattern. The final artwork is a reflection of the creativity and imagination of our students and staff. It is on permanent display in the stair hallway outside the TJ front office. We hope you take a moment to come and enjoy our masterpiece!

We welcome Ms. Rathje back to TJ after an extended leave of absence.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:57
Important Transportation Update Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:45

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It is always fun at the beginning of the new school year to renew old friendships and cement new ones with a play date after school.

As a reminder, as stated in the Parent Handbook, school bus transportation is not to used for play dates.  Students are expected to ride to and from school on the same bus daily.  Play dates should be scheduled after your child has arrived safely at home on his/her regular bus.

Select this link to view the Parent Handbook, pages 26-28 cover Bus Transportation.

It is especially important as we work out the daily bus dismissal routines that children use their assigned buses.  In addition, our buses are at capacity and we are unable to allow students to travel on any bus other than their own. If we are able to change this procedure in the future, we will let you know. 

An email blast was sent on Tuesday, September 16.  If you did not receive this email, please contact the school office.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:01
Back to School Nights Print E-mail
Written by TJ Tech Paraprofesional   
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00


In this week's Friday folder, you will find a letter about our upcoming Back to School Nights.  You will have an opportunity during this time to meet your child’s teacher and hear about the grade-level curriculum and plans for instruction for the 2014-2015 school year.

Fourth and fifth grade will meet on Thursday, September 18th.  Grade 4 will start in the gym with encore teachers at 7:10, and Grade 5 will start at 7:00 in the classroom.  Grade-level meetings will begin with a 10 minute, school-wide information segment that will be the same at all grades.

Second and third grade will meet on Tuesday, September 23th.   Grade 2 will start in the gym with encore teachers at 7:10, and Grade 3 will start at 7:00 in the classroom.

Parent - Teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th.  Personal questions about your child can better be addressed through e-mails, phone calls, or at these conferences.
An ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) meeting will be held in from 6:30-7:00 p.m. for parents of students receiving these services.  The location will be posted in the lobby the evening of the meetings.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 15:03

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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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Upcoming Events

09.23 07:00 - 08:00
Back To School Night-Grades 2 And 3

10.07 09:00 - 03:00
Fall Pictures

10.09 09:00 - 02:00
Vision & Hearing Screening

10.14 09:00 - 10:00
Principal's Coffee

TJ Book Fair