James Morris School

Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 1.11.2017

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Connecticut Association of Schools Elementary Arts Award Nominations

Sixth Grade students, Joshua DeLello and Maggie Rischard, have been nominated by the art and music teachers at JMS to receive the Connecticut Association of Schools Elementary (CAS) Arts Award. This award is given to two students in the sixth grade who show outstanding ability in the performing and/or visual arts. Citizenship and cooperation skills are also taken into consideration. Way to go, Josh & Maggie!

Setting Goals

The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with students on goals. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives. Parents can help students set and achieve these goals. Click here for details on how to help your children set and meet their goals. (source: National Association of Elementary School Principals)

Puzzles Wanted!

This month, the theme of the JMS Makerspace is Jigsaw January! If you have unwanted puzzles, any size or age level, please consider donating them to our Makerspace.

Fully-pieced puzzles are greatly appreciated. However, puzzles that may be missing some pieces are also valued, as they can be “upcycled” and used for student creations. The possibilities are endless! Thank you so much for your support.


Mrs. Jennifer Fodor, Library Media Specialist

Authentic Writing by Students

Fifth-graders Patience and Grayson are in the process of creating a webpage to teach others about how to raise and care for chickens. Click here to follow their progress.
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Region 6 sixth graders at the CAS Elementary Leadership Conference 2018.

A Big Thank You!

Thank you to the JMS families who participated thus far in the Box Tops for Education program! Thanks to you, our school has earned close to $400.00, paving the way to our $1000.00 goal by May! A special thanks to Jordana Hood, our school's Box Tops Education Coordinator, who has volunteered her time and talents to manage the program and rally support for our school.

50 Questions to Ask Your Kids

Looking for some great conversation starters with your child(ren) other than "How was your day?" Below is a list of fifty questions shared by a JMS grandmother and RSVP volunteer.
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Upcoming Calendar Events

Thurs, January 11th: 5th & 6th Grade Winter Concert, 6:30 PM in Wamogo Auditorium

Mon., January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Tue., January 16th: Budget (6:00 PM) & BoE (7:00 PM) Meetings at District
Wed., February 7th: Early Dismissal - Teacher's Professional Development

Fri., February 9th: 5th- and 6th-grade FNO at JMS, 7:00 PM
Mon., February 12th: Board of Education Meeting at District, 6:00 PM
Mon., February 19th: President's Day - No School
Tues., February 20th: Teacher's Professional Development - No School for Students
Wed., March 7th: Early Dismissal - Teacher's Professional Development
Fri., March 9th: End of Trimester #2

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Our School Vision

Our vision for James Morris School is to be highly regarded for our students' academic growth, and for instilling in students the desire to strive for the intrinsic value, rewards and opportunities that result from quality, professionalism, and pride in one’s work. To achieve this vision, we believe in:

  • A culture of academia

  • A strong partnership with parents and the community

  • A growth-mindset for students and staff

  • Research-based practices

  • Authentic hands-on learning experiences for all students

  • Awareness and understanding of issues related to diversity - social, cultural, and cognitive

  • Embedded character education and promotion of strong habits of mind

Regional School District No. 6 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX - Contact

Debbie DeLisle

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759


Section 504 - Contact

Debra Foley

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759