JRB Family News

October, 8, 2021

Thank you for a wonderful Walk To School

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Parent Conference Update

As has been the case in so many situations this year, we will be trying something new this year for conferences. Most teachers will have a mixture of conferences on the 21st of October in the afternoon and evening. In addition, some folks will look at other times throughout the next few weeks to finish parent conferences. Teachers will have a mixture of both in-person or remote conferences as well. Our goal for these changes is to continue our best efforts for safety, but also to recognize the convenience that was afforded to families last year during our remote meetings.

With all of that being said, some teachers have reached out already with a way to sign up, but the remainder of the classes will be available starting Tuesday using a link that will be provided in an email home.

Thank you all for working so steadily with us!

News From Tech

Up in the tech lab, students across all grades are coming near the end of their second rotation. Kindergarteners are learning how to navigate across websites as well as using their Chromebooks to create images. Lots of creativity is on display there! Fall is certainly evident with the 1st graders creating fall leaves pictures in Wixie while 2nd grade have been learning about digital citizenship and tuning up their programming skills on Code.org. 3rd grade have been continuing their work on highlighting ways to be digital citizens while 4th grade has been learning about the ads we see and how to keep our computers and accounts safe. In the 5th grade, students have been doing great work around cyberbullying and what we should do when we encounter it. There’s been awesome work across all grade levels!

Use these links to check out some 1st and 3rd grade work around digital citizenship: https://aw.wixie.com/u/12dpvh

Mr. Bell

When Calling Students Out Sick...

Calling your student out sick always feels like there is a fine line as to how much detail needs to be shared and how much is too much for Mrs. Pilsbury to hear. However, the nurses' office is asking you to provide as much detail as possible in order to allow them to follow up as needed. Thank you.
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Nurse Notes

Reminder to all parents of 3rd Graders: Your child’s physical is due. If your child has had a physical in 2021 please have a copy forwarded to the health office if you have not already done so. If your child is in need of a physical, please make an appointment with their Primary Care Provider soon. If you need a form, please call the school nurse and one will be sent home. Physicals can always be faxed to the health office at 978-827-5699. Thanks for your prompt attention!


Mrs. Flis, RN and Mrs. Shea, RN

There will be an informational ski club meeting for students in grades 3-5 on Friday, October 15th at 8:45.


October 11- No School- Holiday

October 21- 1/2 Day, Parent Conferences

October 29- Dress Up Day and Parade

November 9 - Picture Make-Up Day

Box Top Collection

BoxTop Collection for any "clipped" BoxTops is Thursday, October 28th. Each box top clipped from a wide variety of products we use everyday earns JRB $.10 for the PTA. The PTA uses the box top funds for classroom & grade-level grants and PTA sponsored events.

Thank You,

Brenda Brown, BoxTop Coordinator

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A Note From The PTA

The September PTA meeting was tremendously attended, so thank you to all of the folks that took some time to join us. We recently sent home the Lyman Pie Fundraising form. Those are due back by October 18th. The next PTA meeting is scheduled to take place in the library on Wednesday, October 13th (6:30 PM start time). Finally, the PTA tallied up the JRB School Council parent representative forms. The top three totals were as follows:

Jason Stanton

Jeremy Smeltekop

Heather Mallory

Thank you to all that returned your forms.

Community News

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