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TJ’s PTO is a group of parents, teachers, students and community members who support the schoolwide activities and programs that make TJ the DPS neighborhood high school of choice for Southeast Denver.
High school is a pivotal time for students and families, and one in which lasting memories are made. We invite you to get to know TJ’s PTO and become a part of this increasingly active school community, made stronger by our diverse backgrounds, talents and resources. We understand families are busy, but invite you to network, lend a hand, and make a difference at a time critical to student development. It’s how great high schools (and students!) are created and sustained.
“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”
We work to increase parental engagement and school spirit. Our goal is to make every student’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering TJ’s families and greater community to advocate for all students. Our support helps the school in a number of important ways:
Your involvement in any capacity is important and appreciated. We are successful because of your behind-the-scenes contributions, large and small. It all adds up to a stronger community. An engaged parent body is nearly always associated with higher test scores, a stronger school community and more successful students.
Little time or no time? You can still make a difference.
Attend a meeting. Volunteer. Donate. Sign up. It’s easy to find ways to help TJ that also work with your schedule.
For the 2019-202 school year, the current positions are filled by the following parents. Any open positions will be filled in August and September. Please come to PTO meetings to get involved!
Co-Presidents: Leigh Plue/Eileen Robinson
Secretary: Kristine Mazzullo
Co-Treasurers: Tami Patzer/Margaret Hawkins
Online Auction: Megan Perkins
Spirit Store: Carrie Oss/Karla Henke
Communications Coordinator: Eileen Robinson
Class of 2020: Shirli Sensenbrenner/Kary Cramer
Class of 2021: Jon Trujillo
Class of 2022: Helen Zendejas Accola
Class of 2023: Janet Willson
Class sponsors facilitate the fundraising and planning for class specific activities such as the Senior Sleepout and Prom.
2020: Parents: Lisa LoJacono, Megan Perkins, Lisa Freedberg, Kathryn Lepry | Staff: Erin Thompson, Jon Poole
2021: Parents: Teri Hetzel, Colley Moe | Staff: Elizabeth Lynch, Jason Klimczak
2022: Parents: Julie Rubin, Marlene Talavera | Staff: Jillian Gleason, Maggie Kennedy
2023: Parents: Christy Jordan, Catherine Poirier |Staff: TBD
Classroom Grant Requests
PTO’s mission is to enhance and support the educational experience at TJHS. With that goal in mind, PTO has budgeted $10,000 to distribute as Classroom Grants! Do you know a teacher or staff member who may have a need for grant money? It’s time for any staff member to submit a request for a PTO Grant to help their students in whatever class or activity they lead. Last year, grants were used towards classroom supplies, travel to national competitions, local field trips and to enhance the art, theater and music programs.
Submit grant requests using this Grant Request Form.
Questions? Please contact TJ PTO Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.