James Morris School

Regional School District No.6, March 16, 2017

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UPCOMING EVENTS and ITEMS of NOTE

Parent / Teacher Basketball Game

Friday, March 17th, 6:00PM in the Wamogo gymnasium. Early arrival is encouraged.



Ce l e b r a t e Y o u r A r t i s t !

Dear JMS Families,


Students have created beautiful designs in Art classes in partnership with Square 1 Art as a fundraiser to benefit JMS PTO enrichment opportunities such as bringing in guest presenters or providing extracurricular experiences.


Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork. You can help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing their masterpiece. The JMS PTO earns profit from every order. And as a thank you for participating, Square 1 Art provides each child with a sheet of stickers printed with their artwork — absolutely FREE!


All online and paper order forms must be turned into classroom teachers by March 24th. (No late orders can be accepted.) Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem, and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.


THREE EASY WAYS TO ORDER KEEPSAKES

The paper order form attached to their custom catalog.

Online at www.square1art.com/shop.

Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.

Thank you!

Mrs. Sweet



Principal Coffee Hour - Preparing for Middle School

Please join Middle School Counselor Audrey Spielman and Principal Chapman on Thursday, March 23rd at 12:30 PM to answer questions regarding the middle school course registration process, as well as to talk about transitioning to Wamogo in the Fall. Mrs. Spielman will talk about upcoming events and strategies to prepare your child for life at Wamogo. We will meet at James Morris School.



6th-Grade Field Trip to Wamogo

Sixth grade students will be visiting Wamogo Wednesday, March 22nd. Students will be paired with a 7th grade buddy and attend an academic class to see first-hand what students are learning in 7th grade. They will also have an opportunity to meet their future teachers. Students will end their visit after enjoying lunch with the middle school students and return to their school.



Elementary Activity Social

Attention all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders: The Wamogo Class of 2017 is sponsoring an afternoon of activities led by a group of senior peer leaders from 3-6pm on Saturday, March 18th in the Wamogo Large Gym. The cost is $10 per student and will feature a variety of summer camp games and activities, an open gym for organized sports, and music! Concessions will be available for sale throughout the program.


Parents, please plan on dropping off and picking up your student(s) in the back of the building by the bear.


If you have any questions, please forward them to Mr. Bagley at sbagley@rsd6.org.

We hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun, we're excited to have you!



JMS Sunflower Walking Sticks

JMS 4th grade students are creating walking sticks by repurposing sunflower stalks grown in the Giving Garden. These walking sticks will be sold to raise money for the White Memorial Foundation because we all use the trails and have learned so much about our environment through White Memorial. Please see the flyer below to order. Supplies are limited!



JMS Sunflower Seed Company

The mission of JMS Sunny Seeds Seed Co. is to provide organic, raw, nutritional Giving Garden sunflower seeds and to reach out to help others in need. Through the purchase of the seed packets, our customers will help continue our support of local soup kitchens and the Little Guild Animal Shelter and Rescue Center in West Cornwall, CT. This project was started and coordinated by 6th graders. All K-6 students are helping to weigh seeds and make packets. ​


​We hope you'll support this project by purchasing seeds using this order form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HIjA85F3wo89vVkNkAv905Dx1u8C0ui53xk1bXSxfCw/edit



Cold Weather Clothing

As stated in our Student/Parent Handbook, we try to hold recess outdoors whenever possible. Students should wear appropriate clothing such as warm jackets or coats, hats, mittens/gloves and boots during cold and inclement weather. Students without boots must stay on the blacktop area as long as snow covers the playground.



Calendar

3/17 Whole District field trip to Goshen Center School

3/17 Progress Reports sent home

3/17 Parent/Teacher Basketball Game at Wamogo 6:00PM

3/18 Elementary Activity Social (see above)

3/22 Grade 6 trip to Wamogo

3/22 Parent Teacher Conference - Early Dismissal

3/23 Principal's Coffee Hour: Transition to Middle School

3/23 Parent Teacher Conference - Early Dismissal

3/24 Parent Teacher Conference - Early Dismissal

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The Region-6 Way: Our Goal

It is our goal that Region-6 staff and students will internalize and reflect the Region-6 Way in all aspects of their day, including


  • striving for one’s personal best;

  • developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships;

  • communicating effectively and professionally;

  • developing leadership in one’s self and others;

  • preparing for maximum academic growth


Details about the Region-6 Way can be found here.

Check Out These Links

Common Sense Media - This resource is designed to help families make informed choices for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.


Khan Academy - This free website provides students with supplemental academic support through written explanations, videos and practice exercises.


Chess Academy - Would you like to learn or improve your skills at the game of chess?


Google SmartyPins - Test your geography and American trivia.


Our World in Data - For those of you who like to see the world from a mathematical perspective...


Mount Everest in 3D - Ever wondered what climbing Mt. Everest would look like?


Pixelspace - Just how far apart are the celestial bodies in our solar system?

Flyers (attached)

  • Parent/Teacher Basketball Game

  • 7th Annual Shane Kinsella Memorial Road Race

  • Adult Open Gym - basketball

  • ASAP Celebration of Young Writers

  • Celebration of Young Writers submission form

  • Day Trippers

  • Family Bingo Day

  • Healthy Beginnings

  • JMS PTO Auction

  • Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

  • Minds in Motion Litchfield

  • Morris Beach and Rec Spring Newsletter

  • Morris Public LIbrary Matryoshka Nested Dolls

  • Morris Public Library Museum Passes

  • Morris Public Library New Lego Challenge

  • Roast Beef Dinner

  • Sister Act

  • Summer Theatre

  • Wamogo Baseball Pasta Dinner

  • White Memorial Museum Sleep In

  • White Memorial Spring Break Camp

  • White Memorial Spring into Nature

  • Women & Girls Fund

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