Monday, January 20, 2020

Jan. 20, 2020



Happy Monday TJ Stars!

Great things continue to happen at Thomas Jefferson! Mrs. Dean has started her fifth grade Art Club.  The students participating are learning about watercolors and painting techniques.  Yoga and Running Club are getting ready to start and we cannot wait to see our Stars embrace mindfulness and fitness. In just one month our Stars will begin to practice for Starstruck, the show where ALL Stars shine on stage.

If you have visited our campus you may have noticed a change in the check-in procedures.  All visitors must check into the campus with a current ID; for more information about the Raptor Security system please see below:
 The online Raptor® Visitor Management Program - screens and tracks everyone coming into Thomas Jefferson. The Raptor® Visitor Management school security system screens for sex offenders alerts staff of custody violations and provides districtwide reporting for all visitors. Please note that all campuses across RCSD are using this system 

How will this affect you as a school visitor?

You will be required to provide a valid California ID (Drivers License) to be scanned and cleared by the online program.  

A visitor badge with your information and a picture will be printed and this will need to be worn at all times while you are on campus.

This will be standard procedure for all visitors coming onto campus beyond the school office, including Category I and II volunteers.

We ask that you PLEASE be Patient with us as we work through the nuances and kinks of this new system, as it will take a few moments longer to check-in visitors than it has in the past.
 THANK YOU!

Want more info about Raptor?  
Click the link below!


It is a great day to be a TJ Star and we hope you had a wonderful three day weekend!

Mrs. Acke and the TJ Team
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A huge thank you to all of the families that have registered their current students for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not registered for the next school year please do so. You have to register as a returning student every year. Please call the office if you have any questions, 916-771-1840. Thank you. 






Date: January 24th, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson will be competing with Mrs. Acke's family recipe of Pulled Pork sandwiches!  

All proceeds benefit RCSD students! 
Come savor comfort foods made by parents, teachers, and principals as they compete against each other for a good cause. You’ll have an opportunity to see some of the fleet from Bill McAnally Racing while enjoying comfort foods and a cold beverage. 
The event features: 
Cook-Off Competition with booths from every school in the district 
Delicious sips from local wineries and breweries 
Silent Auction 
Balloon Pop 
Live Auction 
Music and much more!  For more information and ticket information please see the link below: 







The PTC Sponsored Daughter Dance is February 7, 2020, from 6-8 PM in our very own Thomas Jefferson MPR. Tickets for the dance are $20 per couple and $5 each additional TJ daughter. Flyers for the Masquerade Ball tickets will be going home in the red folder in your child's Friday Red Folder. If you would like to volunteer or bring food please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below. Mask's will be provided for all Thomas Jefferson girls.

Daughter Dance Sign-up Genius


2020-2021 School Calendar

The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been released and FINALIZED.  Please note the early August start when planning family vacations.  







Each Friday is spirit day - students and staff are encouraged to wear their school spirit shirts or sport the school colors - red, white and blue.  The class with the most students to sport their spirit for the day, wins the coveted "Star Spirit Door Magnet" as a reward, to keep in their classroom for a week!  

Friday, January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020










Hello TJ Stars!

It was a fantastic week back at Thomas Jefferson after the winter break. Our students participated in our PBIS Teach-To where we reviewed our RISE expectations around campus. We also broke out our new ball carts and balls for recess that was donated by our PTC,  THANK YOU! Our students are loving playing new games such as Kickball Basketball with the new recess materials!

We have some great events coming our way this month and next.  Our next Skate night is next week, the Roseville Foundation's Comfort Food Cook-Off is at the end of the Month and our Daughter Dance is in February, such FUN!

On another note, please do not drop students off before 8:35 AM. We do not have staff supervision before the first bell rings and the main gate opens-Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Kirsten Acke

It's a Glow Skate Night!

Come skate with your friends and support Thomas Jefferson!  Roller King Family Skate Night is on Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Admission and Regular Skate Rental is $7 at the door. Don't forget to wear your favorite neon or glow gear.



 All proceeds benefit RCSD students! 
Come savor comfort foods made by parents, teachers, and principals as they compete against each other for a good cause. You’ll have an opportunity to see some of the fleet from Bill McAnally Racing while enjoying comfort foods and a cold beverage. 
The event features: 
Cook-Off Competition with booths from every school in the district 
Delicious sips from local wineries and breweries 
Silent Auction 
Balloon Pop 
Live Auction 
Music and much more!  For more information and ticket information please see the link below: 




Thomas Jefferson’s Yoga Club 
 is forming…



What to Expect:  Yoga is an exercise that combines sustaining poses with breathing.  It improves flexibility, balance, and strength while promoting body awareness and relaxation.

When:  Wednesday and Friday Mornings. 
            (Come once a week or both days. The choice is yours)

     From 8:00 AM to 8:35 AM

Starting: January 22 to March 25th

Who:   Open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

How do I Sign Up:  

Request a permission slip from your teacher or the office.

On the permission slip be sure to let me know:
  • Your child’s first and last name
  • Your child’s teacher
  • Your email  













We have changed our next PTC Quarterly Meeting to Thursday, January 30th.




The PTC Sponsored DaughterDance is February 7, 2020, from 6-8pm in our very own Thomas Jefferson MPR. Tickets for the dance are $20 per couple and $5 each additional TJ daughter. Flyers for the Masquerade Ball tickets will be going home in the red folder in your child's Friday Red Folder. If you would like to volunteer or bring food please click on the Sign-Up Genius link below. 

Daughter Dance Sign-up Genius




Art to Remember is a wonderful opportunity to take your child's home in a unique way. Art To Remember Flyers will be going home in Friday Red Folders soon. Please click on the link for more information.

Art To Remember



It is a new year and what better way to celebrate than to volunteer at school.  Our Watch DOGs program needs YOU!

Watch D.O.G.S. is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive role model and to provide an extra set of hands to help us reach our goals of supporting each and every child.

Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers, even moms (we are inclusive of everyone)…this is your chance to have a night out alone with your student in a fun atmosphere at school. You may pick up a volunteer packet in the office if you would like to volunteer to be a part of this amazing program. To sign up for a day of Watch DOG fun please sign up below:


Watch Dog Sign Up


Monday, January 6, 2020

January 6, 2020



Happy New Year TJ Stars! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break filled with rest, relaxation, family and fun!   The beginning of the new year and decade for that matter always makes me think and reflect on what was and what will be.  This reflection takes me to the many layers of my life;  layer such as personal, professional, wellness and balance. While reflecting on these layers I am have been brought back to the importance of FOCUS.  Each one of these layers needs my focus so that I can be a well-rounded person.   Last year I shared that my word for the year was clarity.  I would still say that this word is a focus for me but after much thought, I have chosen my word for the year and that word is PAUSE.  I need to pause to think, reflect and savor moments in my life and the lives of others.  When we take a PAUSE...possibilities to arise.

I look forward to the remaining few months of our academic year and know and pausing for a moment to savor all the GOOD things that are happening at Thomas Jefferson.  I also commit to take a pause to work collaboratively for the greater good of our site and community.


Happy New Year,
Kirsten Acke


New School Site Visitor Management System

The Roseville City School District is pleased to announce that we will begin using a visitor management system in all of our school buildings in January 2020 when school opens after Winter Break. 
The system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer, more monitored environment for our students and staff. 

Here is what you can expect when you visit any of our schools in January. Visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. Upon reading the information, the Raptor Visitor Management System will check the national database to identify sexual offenders. Once entry is approved, the Raptor system will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.







Come join us for Roller King Family Skate Night on Tuesday, January 14th, from  6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Glow Skate theme- wear neon! $7 a skater including skate rental.







There will be no school on Monday, January 20th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 









The PTC sponsored Daughter Dance, Masquerade Ball will be on Friday, February 7th, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Please look in this Friday's Red Folder for this special event's flyer.









It is a new year and what better way to celebrate than to volunteer at school.  Our Watch DOGs program needs YOU!

Watch D.O.G.S. is an innovative program being used by schools across America which helps them to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student’s life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive role model and to provide an extra set of hands to help us reach our goals of supporting each and every child.

Dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads and adult brothers, even moms (we are inclusive of everyone)…this is your chance to have a night out alone with your student in a fun atmosphere at school. You may pick up a volunteer packet in the office if you would like to volunteer to be a part of this amazing program. To sign up for a day of Watch DOG fun please sign up below:

Watch DOG Sign-up Genius