From the Principal's Pen

March 16,2020


Updates on School Closings

The most updated information from the district regarding school closings can be found on the Greenwich Public Schools website by clicking on the link below.

Also, please be sure to keep an eye on your email for information from your child's teacher as well as school-specific updates.

Distance Learning Resources

You should have received communication from your child's classroom teacher earlier this afternoon with a link to your child's "Distance Learning" assignments. Please note that assignments will be filled in one day at a time. If you have questions specific to your child's work, please email his/her classroom teacher.

For those of you who have children in multiple grade levels, we thought it might be helpful to have all links in one place. Below are links to resources for each grade level, as well as a general Parent FAQ.

In terms of doing work a little later in the day if needed, teachers will be flexible about when work is turned in, but if it is done after 3:00 pm it won't be looked at till the next day. It is critical, however, that the teacher knows the child is participating that day so they are not marked absent in Aspen. I would say that letting the teacher know you are "present" and will be completing the work and doing your best to get it done as soon as possible is fine.

Also, the teachers will be finalizing the lesson plans on the template for the following day by 3:00 pm each day. So if evenings are better for you, you could do some of the work the night before and then finish in the morning and submit - whatever works for your family and schedule.

Thank you for your patience as we all navigate this together! As we say every day at JC...BE HAPPY AND LEARN A LOT!

~Trish McGuire, Brenda Brush, and the JC Team


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Distance Learning FAQ for Parents

Reminder - CCI Reading Incentive

Dear JC Parents,

Community Center Inc. (CCI) is celebrating 65 years of partnering with Greenwich schools to support students and families. CCI is a social service agency dedicated to building skills that empower clients to overcome educational, social, and economic barriers so that they can reach their full potential. CCI organizes Homework Club, summer programs, after-school reading groups, and provides individual counseling to students and families in the JC community.

To commemorate this amazing achievement, CCI has invited JC students to take part in a reading incentive program. Starting on Monday, March 2, 2020, JC students will be given an activity sheet called, “65 Ways to Be a Reader, ” the students may choose as many reading activities as they like from the attached. You do not have to complete all 65 to be part of the fun! Have your child color in each task that they complete and return the form to Dr. Blomberg or Mrs. Iannazzo by Friday, March 27th.

On Friday, March 27th, when your child submits their65 Ways to Be a Reader” form they will...

  • earn a cool “I love to read” wristband.

  • be entered to win a pizza party for their class, and an ice cream party for their class.

  • be entered in a raffle with other participating schools for a brand new bike for themselves.

Happy Reading!

CCI & the JC Staff


Estimadas Familias de JC:

Community Center Inc. (CCI) celebra sus 65 años de colaboración con las escuelas de Greenwich, brindando apoyo a sus estudiantes y familias. CCI es una agencia de servicios sociales dedicada a desarrollar las habilidades que capaciten a sus clientes a superar barreras educativas, sociales y económicas para que puedan alcanzar su máximo potencial. CCI organiza el Club de Tareas, programas de verano y grupos de lectura después de la escuela. También provee asesoramiento individual a estudiantes y familias de la comunidad de JC.

Para conmemorar este increíble logro, CCI ha invitado a los estudiantes de JC a participar en un programa de incentivos para leer. A partir del lunes 2 de marzo de 2020, los estudiantes de JC recibirán una hoja de actividades llamada "65 maneras de ser un lector". Los estudiantes pueden elegir tantas actividades de lectura como deseen. ¡No tienen que completar las 65 actividades para ser parte de la diversión! Haga que su hijo/a coloree en cada tarea que complete y devuelva el formulario al Dr. Blomberg o a la Sra. Iannazzo antes del viernes 27 de marzo.

El viernes 27 de marzo, cuando su hijo/a presente su formulario "65 maneras de ser lector" ...

● ganará una pulsera que dice "Me encanta leer".

● participará en un sorteo para ganar una fiesta de pizza y una fiesta de helados

para su clase.

● entrará en un sorteo con otras escuelas participantes para ganarse una

bicicleta nueva.

¡Feliz lectura!

CCI y el personal de JC

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