New PTA Officers elected for 2024-25

Congratulations to all the PTA officers elected during the May PTA meeting for the next school year! President (Rajiv Sharma), Secretary (Amy Chai),
Treasurer (Robyn Berkenbilt), Membership (Wendy Bang),
Spirit wear (Ally Paddock),
Technology (Jay Berkenbilt), Food team (Megan Dho).

A big thanks to the outgoing officers for your exceptional support to the PTA! Lili Cui (Treasurer), Lynn Ploch-Craner (Spirit wear), Huaizhang Deng (Technology), Jenna von Elling (Food team), and Meredith Caldwell (Reflections)

The following positions are still vacant: Vice President, Reflections chair, Hospitality chair, Fundraising/Restaurant night chair, and Spanish liaison/Diversity chair. You are encouraged to apply for these open positions by sending a note to

8th Grade Dance Friday, June 7th from 6:30-8:30 pm

It’s almost the end of the school year, which means it’s time to celebrate! We are looking for parent volunteers to help create lasting memories for our 8th graders. Use this link to sign up for specific roles at the dance.

You may donate gently used, clean clothing such as formal dresses (male and female), heels, shoes, jewelry, and men’s shirts by sending them to the school office of ‘Student Services / Tanya Shuford.’

You can also donate via Zelle to Any amount is appreciated and welcome!

TJ PREP COURSE Summer 2024

Offered the week of July 15-19, TJ Prep Camp is a week long, specialized camp, which focuses on preparing students for the TJHSST (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) admissions test. This camp will focus on test-related mathematical and verbal reasoning, essay writing and study strategies. Students will practice skills through group work, daily interactive instruction, and participation in independent activities.

NOTE:  Students must have completed or be enrolled in Algebra 1.  This course is only available to students currently enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Please reach out to Dara Ryan,, with any questions.

LJMS Magnets, T-shirts, and Hoodies

Would you like to purchase a LJMS magnet ($5), LJMS T-Shirt ($18), or LJMS Hoodie ($35) to help support the PTA?  Order by clicking here to visit our PTA store.  Please specify the size when you order. The current available sizes are Youth Small, Adult Small, Adult Medium, and Adult Large. Emails will be sent out when students can pick up their Jackson goodies from the front office.  Questions?  Contact

Support the LJMS Food Pantry

The PTA is excited to continue our work with the LJMS Administration as we work to expand the structure and outreach of our in-school food pantry. A number of our students and their families rely on the food support we are able to offer through this program. By working with Luther Jackson’s Family Liaison and Social Worker, we are uniquely positioned to eliminate hunger as an obstacle to learning.

Join & Support the PTA

There are two ways to become a member or donate to the PTA:

Complete this form and mail it back to the school with a check:
English form
Spanish form

Join or donate online with a credit card
NOTE: you will be charged a credit card fee of 3.3% + 0.50 per transaction.

Please support your child and the student community at LJMS by joining the PTA and making a donation to support the PTA. This is the ONLY school wide fundraiser we hold during the year. Your donation here means that students do not have the task of going door to door to collect money or deliver goods. Your support is crucial in covering the cost of field trips, student planners, staff appreciation, after school clubs, registration for school teams at competitions and more.

Your time is equally important in supporting and enriching the learning experience at our school. Please visit our Volunteer Page for more information.

PTA Fundraising through glass recycling

Glass Goat was launched by LJ alumni to help with glass no longer being accepted by Fairfax County in recyclables. They offer a curbside glass pickup service that makes it easy and simple to recycle your glass responsibly without hassle. They are owned and operated entirely by hard-working teens, give a free custom bin, and send timely text reminders the day before pickup!

LJMS PTA gets $20 for each sign-up, use code Tigers20.