From the Principal's Pen

October 22, 2021

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United Nations Week 2021

Thursday was a spectacular day! What a beautiful community we belong to! We are so lucky to be part of a school that reflects the broad diversity within the borders of Greenwich and mirrors the diversity of America. This, along with our mosaic of races, religions, and languages, is our greatest strength. The Julian Curtiss School continues to partner with our families and community to embrace our differences and inspire the world to be a better place.

A special heartfelt thank you to our mighty volunteers !

Jessie Bennett

Bob Chaney

Bevan Talbott (cookbook)

Namrata Nigam

Sandy Honey

Claudia Gislason

Viola Sallaku

BJ & Vera Ardamina

Michäel Tierney

Shahed Chowdry

Michele Sabin

Kristine Kovak

Virginia Miltner

Anna Ripegno

Esra Murray

Lisa Maniscalco

Pati Guza

Jimmy Wilson and his amazing custodial crew!

This list could never be complete because each and every parent, community member and staff member help to make our day a special one! Thank you for putting the time aside and joining us for this celebration.

The following is a link to the Greenwich Time Coverage.

Greenwich Time:

Diwali Festival of Lights

A big heartfelt thank you to the PTA for bringing in Anu Sehgal of the Culture Tree for the Diwali assembly, it was simply amazing! Not only our students but also our teachers gained quite a bit of knowledge and understanding. Anu was able to build a bridge between any of the holidays that we celebrate (Hanukkah, Christmas, Fourth of July,...) and Diwali, where joy of being together is really the essence of any celebration. She taught with singing and storytelling, which really engaged the learners.

Thank you to Randi Jachino and Jessie Bennett for organizing this event! Thank you to all of our parents for supporting our PTA. These are the enrichment activities we can offer our students because of your support!


Halloween Day Parade on Friday , October 29th at 2:15

It is our attempt to keep the day as routine as possible but still allow a little celebration with a “snack.".

Children may bring their costumes to school but cannot wear them all day long. We ask that costumes be appropriate for elementary school since K-2 students can scare easily. Please follow these guidelines:

  • No full face masks
  • No blood
  • No weapons
  • No color hairspray or make-up because we are asking that students do not come to school with their costume on and we do not want them applying these items during the school day.

Please help us stay on track for instruction for most of the school day. Parents of students in grades K - 2 can come to school at 1:45 to help with costumes if they wish. We will call your child and you can help them outside the school. K parents can meet on the K patio and grades 1 and 2 can ring the front bell.

Halloween is a fun time of the year, but for children with food allergies and their parents, it can be a very scary time for a very serious reason.

During this Halloween season, it is a good time to remind everyone that we are an allergy aware school and are committed to keeping all children safe. As candy and treats abound before and after Halloween, please be mindful of the foods you bring into the school for snack and lunch. Parents should read labels carefully for the most common food allergens frequently found in candy (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, eggs, soy, and sesame) and be aware of foods made in a facility that processes them. Students, please do not share food and remember to wash your hands before and after eating. Let’s remember to have fun and keep all students safe and feeling included this Halloween!

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Friday, October 29th 6:00-7:30 pm

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Important Dates

October 23rd: JC PTA Donut Fundraiser

October 27th: SafeTalks Parent Information Virtual Presentation

October 29th: Halloween Parade, join us at 2:15 as we parade around the field:)

November 2nd: Election Day and Teacher Professional Development - No School

Run off that big dinner...Join us at the Turkey Trot! Julian Curtiss aims to be the elementary school with the highest number of participants. The elementary school that reaches this goal receives $500 toward PE equipment. Please consider registering your family even if you are not attending. The Greenwich Alliance supports our students in so many ways. This is a good cause!

Saturday, Nov. 30th 2019 at 9am

100 Arch Street

Greenwich, CT

5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Race begins at Arch Street Teen Center and loops through Bruce Park
Start times: 1 Mile - 9:30 AM (sharp) 5K - 10:00 AM

School Competition is on! Sign up now to help your school win $500 prize!

Adults: $30 thru 10/31, $35 after 10/31 (Race Day - $40)
Children (13 and under): $15 (Race Day - $15)
($1 service fee not included)

T-shirts guaranteed for everyone who registers by Friday, Nov. 12th

Register Here

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Julian Curtiss Magnet School of World Languages

Mrs. Trish McGuire, Principal

Mr. Matthew Hartigan, Assistant Principal