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 Thomas Jefferson High School Parent Teacher Organization
(AKA TJHS Partners)

Meeting Dates:  Please click here for the TJ Calendar to check PTO Meeting Dates. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, from 6-7 p.m. at TJ.

Contact Us: 
For PTO inquiries, questions or to get involved, email us at
For spirit store inquiries, email
To mail in checks or other financial support, use our mailing address of:

Thomas Jefferson High School Partners (PTO)
c/o TJHS
3950 S. Holly Street
Denver, CO 80237

Who are we?

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.”
~Lily Tomlin

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What do we do?

The PTO’s mission is to support the educational experience at TJHS and to foster a stronger school community for students, parents and staff.  With this school year so very different from most other school years, we are rethinking how to do this. We are always open to new ideas and fresh perspective. We’d love to hear from you! Here is a sample of the ways we help the school community…

  • Welcome new families at the Welcome BBQ in August.
  • Answer questions and provide resources for families getting to know TJ at Back to School Night, Ninth Grade Orientation and Middle School information Nights.
  • Support student events such as Homecoming with snacks and chaperones.
  • Raise money to fund Classroom Grants.
  • Provide meals to teachers and staff to show our appreciation.
  • Sell spirit wear to encourage Spartan Pride.
  • Facilitate a monthly Food Pantry for the TJ Community.

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How do I get involved?

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.

  • Provide goodies for a staff luncheon.
  • Donate your time to support a special event.
  • Serve on a committee that suits your time and talents.
  • Become a member of the board or simply attend meetings.
  • Contribute financially to support our goals and mission.
  • Connect the school to important community resources and opportunities.
  • Ask your employer if they have a matching fund donation program.
  • Register for the King Soopers Community Reward Program
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Current PTO Leadership

The PTO Executive Board members include the officers, the Spirit Store Managers and At-Large Members. Additionally, there are PTO Committees that support the work we do. For the 2022-2023 school year, the leadership roles are filled by the following parents…

Co-Presidents: Melissa Megliola and Shanna Vigil
Vice President: Brooke Bolinske
Treasurer: Erin Kimmel
Secretary: Heather Fall

Spirit Store Managers
Monica Snyder and Jill VanAbbema

Class of 2025: Briana Rimkus
Class of 2026: Tracy Smith
Class of 2027: Roxanne Stevens
Class of 2028: TBD Fall 2024

Committee Chairs
Fundraising Chairs: Tracy Smith and Jill VanAbbema
Teacher Appreciation: Susan Dolson
Food Bank: Megan Perkins, Becca Mahoney
Spartan Grants: Christine Casey Perry
Hospitality: Katie Mousel
Volunteer Coordinator: Heather Wilson

Class Sponsors
Class sponsors facilitate community building and fundraising for class specific activities.
2025: Parents: Kerry Muhovich, Heather Reeder | Staff: Nicole Tarullo, Katie Regan
2026: Parents: Carrie Alleman, Sheila Tyler | Staff: Elizabeth Lynch, Jason Klimczak
2027: Parents: Kendall Mullins, Tiffany Berry
2028: Parents: TBD Fall 2024

Forms and Applications

Classroom Grant Requests
PTO’s mission is to enhance and support the educational experience at TJHS. With that goal in mind, PTO has budgeted funds to distribute as Classroom Grants! Last year, 17 grants totaling $16,250 were made to support classroom supplies, travel to national competitions, local field trips and to enhance programs in almost every department at TJ.

TJHS Partners Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Slides