From the Principal's Pen

January 20, 2019

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This Monday, January 22nd, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday. Although most of us know why we honor Dr. King and his dreams of equality, our children may not. The article linked below gives suggestions about how to talk to children of different ages about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and how it is relevant to them.


At Julian Curtiss, we teach our students to follow our norm of "Care for Self and Others." Dr. King's ideals of fairness, kindness, respect, and courage, are ones that we foster within our young people. In our diverse community, we strive to live these ideals each and every day.


How to Tell Kids Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Enjoy the long weekend, and we'll see you back at school on Tuesday!

Principal's Roundtable Presentation

This past Wednesday morning, several of you joined us for the Principal's Roundtable focused on technology and digital learning at Julian Curtiss and in the Greenwich Public Schools. It was an informative and lively discussion! Many thanks to Mrs. Heather McGuinness, our Library Media Specialist, and Mr. Bob Hibson, coordinator of Library Media Services, for providing such a thorough overview of our programs and answering many insightful questions.


Below is a copy of the presentation given by Mrs. McGuinness at the Roundtable, including some additional information based on our discussion.


If you have ideas for upcoming Principal's Roundtable topics, please email Jessie Bennett or Bob Chaney at jcptapresident@gmail.com or jcptacopresident@gmail.com.

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JC Students Change the World!

As some of you know, Mrs. Brenda Brush, our assistant principal, has been working with underprivileged children in Bogotá, Colombia for the past 10 years. She is on the Board of Directors of a local non-profit called Love of Orphans Foundation, which helps to support Hogares Luz y Vida, an association that provides care for orphaned, disadvantaged, and disabled children. There are nearly 800 children who are cared for through an orphanage, two schools, several day care facilities, and a working, self-sustainable farm. Ms. Stewart has also visited Luz y Vida.


The JC Service Club is asking for your help in collecting donations for Mrs. Brush's upcoming trip to Bogotá over the February break. They have set a goal to raise $500. Service Club members will be collecting change at morning drop-off, and in the cafeteria from Tuesday, January 22nd until Thursday, February 7th. A donation jar will also be available in the front hallway. The funds will help purchase things that the children need such as clothing, diapers, toothbrushes, and medical supplies.


For more information, email Mrs. Brush at brenda_brush@greenwich.k12.ct.us.


Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Mrs. Brush, Ms. Stewart, Mr. O'Brien and the JC Service Club

The JC Weekly Show

Please click on the videos below to enjoy the last two installments of the JC Weekly Show!
https://youtu.be/bWQ1fN7c4T4
https://youtu.be/2USLZKTuAdk

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