From the Principal's Pen

January 27, 2019

New Beginnings, Continuing Commitments

I am sure that most of you have heard by now that the Board of Education has hired a new superintendent to begin on July 1, 2019. These changes can be disconcerting and it seems apparent that the large majority of our community is not in agreement with this choice. While these changes at the top can be unsettling, be assured that the most important person in your child’s education, after you, is the classroom teacher. We are fortunate to have an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and caring staff that work with your children everyday. It is my honor, with the assistance of Mrs. Brush, to continue to work with our staff and your children. We love our jobs and push hard to inspire our talented team of educators and school staff, helping them to be as effective as possible in guiding our students’ learning and growth. The teachers, staff and students of our school inspire me everyday. In the words of John King, "The job of a principal is an exercise in love.”


Come July, we will continue our good work under the guidance of our new superintendent, Dr. Toni Jones, “to educate all students to the highest levels of academic achievement; enable them to reach and expand their potential; and prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of society.”

NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH FOR TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

JC Second Grade in the News!

The Greenwich Time featured our JC second grade teachers and students this week in an article about how they have been using the app Seesaw to share their learning with families. Take a look!


New App Helps Families Connect With Classrooms in Greenwich

The JC Weekly Show

Please click on the video below to enjoy the latest installment of the JC Weekly Show! Pardon the editing...a couple of our segments are out of order this week!
https://youtu.be/81ffBy1t2vI

JC Students Change the World!

As some of you know, Mrs. Brenda Brush, our assistant principal, has been working with underprivileged children in Bogotá, Colombia for the past 10 years. She is on the Board of Directors of a local non-profit called Love of Orphans Foundation, which helps to support Hogares Luz y Vida, an association that provides care for orphaned, disadvantaged, and disabled children. There are nearly 800 children who are cared for through an orphanage, two schools, several day care facilities, and a working, self-sustainable farm. One of our fifth grade teachers, Ms. Heather Stewart, has also visited Luz y Vida as a volunteer.


The JC Service Club is asking for your help in collecting donations for Mrs. Brush's upcoming trip to Bogotá over the February break. They have set a goal to raise $500. Service Club members will be collecting change at morning drop-off, and in the cafeteria from Tuesday, January 22nd until Thursday, February 7th. A donation jar will also be available in the front hallway. The funds will help purchase things that the children need such as clothing, diapers, toothbrushes, and medical supplies.


For more information, email Mrs. Brush at brenda_brush@greenwich.k12.ct.us.


Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Mrs. Brush, Ms. Stewart, Mr. O'Brien and the JC Service Club

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