James Morris School

Regional School District No.6, May 18, 2017

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UPCOMING EVENTS and ITEMS of NOTE

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: June 21, 2017

June 19 - 21 will be early dismissal days.



Teacher / Staff Appreciation

Our entire staff greatly appreciated the wonderful lunch provided by our PTO families last week. As always, the dishes were fantastic. Also, we want to share a special note of appreciation to PTO President Jessy Barone for her and each of our PTO officers' - Laurie Bernardi, Margie Groht and Hope Sattazahn - incredible efforts and support.



Box Tops

Thanks to your ongoing collection of BoxTops, JMS recently received a check for over $250 for student activities! The last day to submit Box Tops to win the pizza party is May 26th.



Summerfest-Camp for Students in Grades 2-8

Wamogo High School is pleased to announce that for the upcoming summer of 2017, we are running our very own summer program: Summerfest.


This is a 6 week long camp-style program that is 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) from 9am - 2pm, and runs from June 26th - August 3rd. Sessions are split into 2 week increments and you may sign your child up for multiple sessions if you so choose. Summerfest is open to all Region 6 students of all ability levels in grades 2 - 8. The cost is $75 per week per child with transportation available from central locations for participants. July 5-7 is a shortened week and costs $50.


Summerfest features tons of fun, daily activities led by a team of peer leaders, which include: outdoor sports, classic camp games, arts and crafts, music and drama, water carnivals, cooking, gardening, STEM, dance, team building games, and much more.


If you have any questions or to register your child, please email:

Linda Martin, Special Ed. Teacher: lamartin@rsd6.org

Steven Bagley, Social Worker: sbagley@rsd6.org

Or call 860-567-6642



James Morris School's Kindergarten Registration

Registration for James Morris School’s Kindergarten program is in full swing for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 to attend Kindergarten in the fall. For registration information and forms, please contact Heidi Varanko at 860-567-7420.



James Morris School's Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Preparations for James Morris School’s Pre-Kindergarten program is in full swing. We are excited about the program and hope you are, too. For Registration information please contact Heidi Varanko at 860-567-7420.


Calendar

May 22nd - Budget Meeting (8PM)

May 23rd - Referendum Budget Vote

May 24th - Oratory Festival

May 26th - Sixth Grade Field Trip (9AM)

May 29th - No School - Memorial Day

June 1st - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (8:30AM)

Week of June 5th - Scholastic Book Fair

June 8th - Kindergaren, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Sixth Grade Field Trip

June 9th - Field Day

June 14th - Pre-Kindergarten Graduation (10:15AM & 2PM)

- Grade Six "Moving Up" (7PM)

June 15th - Kindergarten Graduation (2PM)

June 19th, 20th, 21st - Early Dismissal (1:30PM)

June 22nd - No school until August

Summer Garden Maintenance

Over the next few weeks, JMS students will be sowing seeds and transplanting plants into the Giving Garden for this year’s growing season!


Through sustainable, organic practices the garden brings life-long, authentic learning into the lives of our students who work hard to collaboratively bring the garden to life. Throughout the summer, the delicious, nutritious produce is enjoyed by those in need at area soup kitchens and by families maintaining the garden. Upon arrival back to school in the fall, students enjoy the freshly picked produce and the JMS community is invited to join us at our Harvest Luncheon to enjoy the dishes each class freshly prepared.

The outreach, celebrations, and success of the garden will not be possible without the help of families helping to maintain the garden during the summer.


We are seeking families to sign-up for one week. Consider sharing the week with another family! If your family is able to help, please fill out this form

Flyers (attached)

  • Art Enrichment

  • Day Trippers

  • Grumbling Gryphons Summer Flyer

  • High Line Registration Form

  • Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

  • Memorial Day

  • Morris Public Library Museum Passes

  • Morris Public Library Children's Summer Reading Kickoff

  • Retro Run 5K

  • Sandy Beach Swim Lesson Flyer

  • Story and Music Time

  • Summer Theatre

  • Summer-Fest

  • Wamogo Task Force on Prevention

  • White Memorial Summer Nature Program

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.

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