James Morris School

Regional School District No.6, March 3, 2017

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UPCOMING EVENTS and ITEMS of NOTE

Community Service Award

The Secretary of the State, Denise W. Merrill and the Connecticut Citizenship Fund, Inc. will be recognizing students throughout Connecticut who have made a difference within their community. In support of this wonderful effort, Region 6 elementary schools will each recognize one student from 5th or 6th grade for this award. Students' essay submissions are due this Monday, 3/6.



6th-Grade Field Trip to Wamogo

Sixth grade students will be visiting Wamogo on Friday, March 10th. Students will be paired with a 7th grade buddy and attend an academic class to see first-hand what students are learning in 7th grade. They will also have an opportunity to meet their future teachers. Students will end their visit after enjoying lunch with the middle school students and return to their school. A permission slip will be going home on Monday with more details.



Sweet Treat Meet and Greet - March 9th, 6-8 p.m.

Parents and Guardians, please join the PTO officers and me for coffee, dessert, fun and prizes! See attached flyer for more information.



Elementary Activity Social

Attention all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders: The Wamogo Class of 2017 is sponsoring an afternoon of activities led by a group of senior peer leaders from 3-6pm on Saturday, March 18th in the Wamogo Large Gym. The cost is $10 per student and will feature a variety of summer camp games and activities, an open gym for organized sports, and music! Concessions will be available for sale throughout the program.


Parents, please plan on dropping off and picking up your student(s) in the back of the building by the bear.


If you have any questions, please forward them to Mr. Bagley at sbagley@rsd6.org.

We hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun, we're excited to have you!



JMS Sunflower Walking Sticks

JMS 4th grade students are creating walking sticks by repurposing sunflower stalks grown in the Giving Garden. These walking sticks will be sold to raise money for the White Memorial Foundation because we all use the trails and have learned so much about our environment through White Memorial. Please see the flyer below to order. Supplies are limited!



JMS Sunflower Seed Company

The mission of JMS Sunny Seeds Seed Co. is to provide organic, raw, nutritional Giving Garden sunflower seeds and to reach out to help others in need. Through the purchase of the seed packets, our customers will help continue our support of local soup kitchens and the Little Guild Animal Shelter and Rescue Center in West Cornwall, CT. This project was started and coordinated by 6th graders. All K-6 students are helping to weigh seeds and make packets. ​


​We hope you'll support this project by purchasing seeds using this order form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HIjA85F3wo89vVkNkAv905Dx1u8C0ui53xk1bXSxfCw/edit



Cold Weather Clothing

As stated in our Student/Parent Handbook, we try to hold recess outdoors whenever possible. Students should wear appropriate clothing such as warm jackets or coats, hats, mittens/gloves and boots during cold and inclement weather. Students without boots must stay on the blacktop area as long as snow covers the playground.

The Region-6 Way: Our Goal

It is our goal that Region-6 staff and students will internalize and reflect the Region-6 Way in all aspects of their day, including


  • striving for one’s personal best;

  • developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships;

  • communicating effectively and professionally;

  • developing leadership in one’s self and others;

  • preparing for maximum academic growth


Details about the Region-6 Way can be found here.

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Check Out These Links

Common Sense Media - This resource is designed to help families make informed choices for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.


Khan Academy - This free website provides students with supplemental academic support through written explanations, videos and practice exercises.


Chess Academy - Would you like to learn or improve your skills at the game of chess?


Google SmartyPins - Test your geography and American trivia.


Our World in Data - For those of you who like to see the world from a mathematical perspective...


Mount Everest in 3D - Ever wondered what climbing Mt. Everest would look like?


Pixelspace - Just how far apart are the celestial bodies in our solar system?

Flyers (attached)

  • Parent/Teacher Basketball Game

  • Adult Open Gym - basketball

  • ASAP Celebration of Young Writers

  • Camp Moe

  • Celebration of Young Writers submission form

  • CPR Training

  • CT Gifted Minds in Motion

  • Day Trippers

  • Family Bingo Day

  • JMS PTO Auction

  • JMS PTO Sweet Treat Meet & Greet and Bingo Night

  • Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

  • Morris Beach and Rec Spring Newsletter

  • Morris Public Library Museum Passes

  • Morris Public Library New Lego Challenge

  • Roast Beef Dinner

  • Spring Soccer

  • Summer Theatre

  • TriTown Registration

  • White Memorial Spring into Nature

  • Women & Girls Fund

  • Yoga 4 Kids

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