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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School5
Posted October 17, 2006
- a parent
My son attended TJMS and thrived in the enriching learning environment. He began a language (Japanese) class in the third grade; a second language is purported to increase mental ability in statistical learning. My son was encouraged to use the process of critical thinking, to explore the world and to use his imagination, in other words, to more fully develop his personal potential. The Euclid School System recognizes that parental involvement is the invaluable way to integrate the classroom and the community. This philosophy fosters an opportunity for the parent to be more involved in the development of their child and is an integral promotion of awareness of cultural diversity. The children are encouraged to learn about the world including the cause and effect of each individual in our environment. Children enjoy developing ability, talents and intelligence in the enjoyable learning environment. My son is in his second year of
Besides the fact that Euclid is a great small city for young families in terms of affordable housing and social activities, the school system truly values parental involvement. TJMS is led by an awesome principal who works closely with the PTA, which recently bought new playground equipment. Teachers and building subs establish have a general good repor with the students. The only downside is the lack of cultural diversity in the teaching staff at TJMS - considerable number of teachers who fail to connect with children from today's urban lifestyles (i.e. really could use more Black male teachers/role models for the young boys). The mayor is aware of this concern and has asked the school board to explore remedies.