James Morris School

Regional School District No.6

Principal's Message for December 3, 2015

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Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

Congratulations to our upper-elementary students for a wonderful concert yesterday evening. We thank Mrs. Sarah Bills for providing students at each of the three elementary schools the opportunity to perform together. What a great way to welcome in the holiday season!

Progress Reports

Elementary Progress Reports will be sent home with your child(ren) tomorrow, December 4th. As Superintendent Drapp mentioned in his email message a few weeks ago, this year's progress reports have been modified in response to parent feedback. Starting immediately, student progress indicators will communicate your child's performance for the current trimester versus progress toward the end-of-year standard. We feel that this approach will provide a clearer understanding of your child's progress. For additional information, please click on this link for the Progress Report Parent Handbook.

Progress Report Feedback

Please also take a moment to provide feedback on the progress report. The link to the survey is here. Results from this survey will be used to improve this communication tool. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, please provide your email address at the end of the online survey.

Field Trip Rescheduled

The trip to Chapter 126 for JMS students in grades 3-6 has been rescheduled to next Wednesday, December 9th.

Attached Flyers

  • NATURE'S CLASSROOM Meeting (6th Graders' Parents)

  • J.M.S. AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (Mrs. Battistoni)

  • J.M.S. 4H CLUB

  • BLOOD DRIVE (Morris Volunteer Fire Department)

  • SANTA DELIVERY (Morris Volunteer Fire Department)

  • F.N.O. (Goshen Center School)

  • LEGO LEAGUE (EdConnections)
  • SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP (Litchfield Community Center)
  • KIDS PROGRAMS (Litchfield Historical Society)
  • WINTER CAMP (White Memorial)
  • KIDS' BASKETBALL (Morris Parks & Recreation)

Important Dates

  • Friday, 12/4 - Progress Reports sent home with students

  • Tuesday-Friday, 12/8-12/10 - Candy Cane Lane

  • Wednesday, 12/9 - Early Dismissal (1:25PM)

  • Wednesday, 12/9 - Board of Education meeting (7:00PM @ JMS)

  • Thursday, 12/10 - Nature's Classroom meeting for parents (6:00PM @ JMS)

  • Thursday, 12/24 - First day of winter recess

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.


KC Chapman