James Morris School
Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 1.11.2017
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!
6th-grade, Sawyer Harrison, chose to practice his note-taking skills over winter break!
Mrs. Barger's 1st-grade class celebrates as individual students advance levels in Lexia.
Choice-based exploring and learning in the art room.
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)
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
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
Upcoming Calendar Events
Thurs, January 11th: 5th & 6th Grade Winter Concert, 6:30 PM in Wamogo Auditorium
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
Flyers and Forms
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
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
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