Counselors Kudos and Curriculum Resources

Our TJ counselors:  (l to r) Susan Martinez, Andrea Smith, Alexa Scott, Kerry Hamblin, Kacey McAleer, Christina Ketchem, and Sean Burke striking a pose.  To show our appreciation for our counselors we showered them with special notes and treats all week. Thank you to our terrific counseling team for all you do for our students, staff and TJ families.

Curriculum Night Parent Resources

Thank you to the many parents who attended the recent curriculum night at TJ. As promised we have posted all the presentations. You may access them using your SISParentVUE/24-7 accounts after clicking on the link below:

Blackboard site called TJ Information

Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law (Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2) requiring Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2013),

Thirty million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder and millions more will battle food and body image issues at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They are not a fad, phase, or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed eating disorder documents with detailed information to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools.

Eating disorders are behaviors that can lead to serious health problems.  These behaviors can begin as a child, and affect both girls and boys.  When discovered early, eating disorders are treatable. Read here for further information about myths and symptoms of eating disorders.

After reviewing this information, if you think your child may be showing signs of a possible eating disorder, please contact your doctor, school nurse, or one of the resources listed below.

Additional resources may be found at:

School Environment Discipline Practices: Parent Survey

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is studying how school environments relate to discipline practices. As part of the study, parents will receive a survey from FCPS’ Office of Research and Strategic Improvement.  A small number of classrooms will also participate in the study’s student survey. The surveys are designed to help FCPS understand your and your child’s thoughts about the school environment and how discipline is approached in their school.

Surveys to parents will be translated into multiple languages and come via eNotify. Student surveys will be administered at school. Participation is voluntary for you and your child, and all responses will be anonymous.

FCPS encourages parent participation in this important survey to help FCPS understand what is working well and where schools can improve.