Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Upcoming Dates
October 5th - Holiday - No School
October 10th - Staff Development Day - No School for students
October 24th - Holiday - No School
October 28th - End of 1st Quarter - 2 Hour Early Release
October 31st - Teacher Workday - No School for studentsThomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
If you are planning to attend the TJHSST presentation On Oct. 3rd at 2:30, TJ Admissions is asking for you to view their admissions overview video which can be found on the TJHSST admissions webpage linked below.
LJ is proud to offer an incredible after school program in conjunction with Arena Stage:
What is Voices of Now?
Voices of Now is an acting, writing, devising program for young artists provided by Arena Stage, D.C.’s oldest, largest producing theater. Voices of Now artists learn the tools of theater performance, such as movement, vocal expression and collaboration, by taking a series of workshops in the fall. Participants who attend a full series are eligible to audition for the exclusive Voices of Now Luther Jackson Middle School Ensemble, which meets from January through May at Luther Jackson Middle School. Ensemble members work with professional actors and directors to study acting and to write an original play performed at Arena Stage.
This program is for EVERYBODY – you do NOT have to be in a theatre class. Each workshop is just 4 sessions so it is not huge time commitment. So grab some friends and come out to have some fun! Questions- see Ms. Stacey in room 419 and for an application!
LJMS Theatre Arts/Media CommunicationsPTA Corner
- SURVEY, your input is important: Take a few minutes to answer this anonymous survey and help us gather information for our new school leadership. Please answer before Tuesday, October 4th. https://forms.gle/3G812ZaJ8PP4c1u78
- Social Media and Cyberbullying 101: The National PTA podcast brings experts, educators, parents, and guests together to discuss a wide variety of topics. This week we selected the episode on social media and cyberbullying. Click here to listen and enjoy!.
- Volunteers Needed: The PTA is looking for volunteers for the Nominating Committee and Audit If interested and for more information email [email protected]. Our Food Pantry program is also looking for volunteers to pick up donations, run the pantry, etc. If available email [email protected].
- Join the PTA: Did you know that the PTA’s mission is “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children”? Join the PTA today and help us support this mission. https://jacksonmspta.org/. The date of our next meeting will be announced soon.
- October Restaurant Night Fundraiser: Our next restaurant night sponsor is Pupatella at Mosaic District. They will donate to our school a percentage of the sales for those who mention Luther Jackson MS all day (11:30am-9:00pm) on Wednesday, October 12th.
- Free Webinar -- Empowering Safer Kids: A discussion about how healthy relationships increase the chance your child will ask for help when things go wrong. Check it out Monday, October 3rd at 7pm. For more information and to register click here.
- Art Program Call for Entries: Reflections is a National PTA-sponsored program that encourages students to express themselves through the arts. This year’s theme is “Show your Voice!” Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 21, 2022. Check the website to learn more or email the program chair, Meredith Caldwell at [email protected].
- Spirit Wear: Looking for an LJMS magnet ($5) or adult small sweatshirt ($35)? Now you can order online! Get out your credit card and head to https://ljmspta.memberhub.com/store . Prefer paying by check/cash or have any questions? Email Spirit Wear Chair Lynn Collins at [email protected] GO TIGERS!