JCS Journal

All Together Now! Oct. 18, 2021

Week of October 18th.

Dear JCS Families-


Happy Mid-October! Another beautiful week is on tap!


We began Caught Ya cards at lunch this last week as part of our PBIS program. As a collective, students needed to earn 35 cards by going above and beyond expectations in terms of shared responsibility, safety, and kindness. They hit the mark by Friday and earned a dance party at each lunch. We had a couple on Friday and will finish those on Monday. This week, the focus will be on each grade level hitting a mark with a combined total effort.


A big thank you to the SPO for a wonderful Movie Night on Friday! Looking forward to seeing the whole community together again soon!


Have a great week everyone!


Dr. Marcus and Mrs. Baker

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The JCS Community came together in various ways last week to celebrate the life of one of our dear students. We will honor Aubs' joy and warmth with our own commitment to spreading happiness and a sense of fun throughout the year!


Thank you to the many Central Office staff, and members of our own team, who came over to JCS on Friday to support the family and our staff in a time of need.

Important Info

Staff Changes

We are sorry to say goodbye to Mr. Trottier, our Wellness Teacher, who will be leaving JCS on November 5th for a professional opportunity he can't pass up. Thank you Mr. T for your service to the JCS community.


We are pleased to welcome Ms. Christina Ferrelli as our new permanent building substitute teacher. Ms. Ferrelli comes to us with some great experience and a wonderful positive outlook on children and education!


We are also pleased to announce that Mrs. Meghan Noris who was one of our building substitutes, has been appointed as the permanent Kindergarten teacher in Room 20! Mrs. Noris also brings a wealth of experiences to the position, and we are so glad to have her!

Silo Values Project

Thank you to the many families who participated in the building of our in-school Silo covered in values that are important to each of you. Our next step is to take those words, add them to the mix of words developed by the staff, and begin to narrow those down to a set of 6-8 words that we can agree to stand on and stand for. More info to follow.

JCS School Council

Last call for parents interested in joining our JCS School Council. If you are interested, please email Dr. Marcus directly. Elections are held in coordination with the SPO.


According to DESE, School Councils "meet regularly with the principal of the school and shall assist in the identification of the educational needs of the students attending the school, in the review of the annual school budget, and in the formulation of a school improvement plan."


Thank you.

Halloween

This year, we are allowing costumes on Friday Oct. 29th. Costumes need to be appropriate for school which includes:

  • No weapons
  • No horror pieces (blood or other overly scary items)
  • Regular footwear
  • Full face masks or hats may be worn for a class parade or celebration


Please do not send in food treats or other items to be given out to other students.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Norton Public Schools, in conjunction with Personal Best Charity, will be running a food drive during the month of October for the Thanksgiving holiday. We need your support to provide Thanksgiving Dinners to local families.


ALL SCHOOLS ARE BEING ASKED FOR DONATIONS OF:

  • STUFFING MIX
  • BROWNIE MIX

Please donate other food items to the local food pantry. We will not be able to accept it.


Donation boxes will be located in the lobbies of each school until Wednesday, October 27.

SPO NEWS!

SPO Movie Night at the JCS

What a wonderful fall event we had this Friday! Thank you to the over 300 people came out and enjoyed a beautiful moonlit night. This was our first in person SPO event since 2019 and it was wonderful seeing our JCS Families.


Flamingo Flocking

The flocks are making their way around town. Please remember to move your flock on your scheduled date.


Friendship Directory

Flyers will go home this week. Please complete by 10/29.


October SPO Meeting

Thursday Oct. 21 @7:30pm via Zoom.

https://jnjmeetings.zoom.us/j/98245922979?pwd=MWk3MUZRbUFKVEVvOXlrVldXai8zdz09

Meeting ID: 982 4592 2979

Password: 229186


Norton Halloween Parade

Sunday October 31, 12pm. We will have a JCS/LGN/HAY group in the parade. If you would like to be involved please send us an email. We need candy donations. The classroom that donates the most candy will receive a prize! Please label the candy bag with your child's teacher's name.


If you would like to get involved with the SPO please send us an email at SPO.JCS@gmail.com or reach out to us on social media.

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Mark Your Calendar!

10/21: SPO Meeting


10/28: Preschool Pictures and K-3 Retake Day


10/29: Early Release Day for Professional Development


10/31: Annual Halloween Parade

About Us

JCS provides a safe, challenging environment where ALL children can reach their maximum potential.
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Each morning, we sing, do the pledge, and pose trivia questions!