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The passing of a Thomas Jefferson family member


 Ms. Maddox
March 16, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Ms. Leola Maddox, our school librarian. Ms. Maddox passed in her home on Wednesday, March 15. The funeral arrangements are not yet available.

Students will have varied reactions to the death of a faculty member. Any reaction is normal in the grief  process and can range from withdrawal, to crying and anger. I encourage you to openly discuss with your child their reactions and feelings regarding the death of Ms. Maddox.

Special counseling services have been made available to students today and will continue to be available throughout the week and longer, if needed.

If you think your child needs additional counseling support, please do not hesitate to contact the School Counseling Office at (201) 833-5475.


Angela R. Davis