From the Principal's Pen
November 20, 2020
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH IS AN EARLY RELEASE DAY
YWCA AND BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ARE OPEN
EAGLE'S NEST AND FAMILY FIRST ARE CLOSED
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH - NO SCHOOL FOR THANKSGIVING
Your child's report card is being sent home in the back pack on Monday, November 23rd . You should have a conference planned with your child’s teacher the week following Thanksgiving. If you do not have a scheduled conference please contact your child's teacher right away. You will also receive a pre-conference survey and we would greatly appreciate you returning the survey to your child's teacher. It will make for a more effective conference. Please save any questions regarding the report card for your scheduled conference. The report cards are being sent home in advance to provide the opportunity for parents to review them prior to the meeting.
Please note that there will be no grades for Art, Music, and Media in the first marking period. In addition there will be foreign language grades for students in 3rd - 5th grades only. K -2 will be graded in the second marking period. Thank you!
VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT
JC Learners had the distinct opportunity to participate in a Virtual Author Session with Simran Jeet Singh, the author of highly-acclaimed Fauja Singh Keeps Going. Sponsored by our ever-supportive PTA, the author took our students on a journey that not only incorporated the true story of the oldest person to ever run a marathon but also on a journey of his own experiences as a Sikh child growing up in Texas. In a highly-engaging, lively discussion, Prof. Singh also shared some tips for the upcoming Greenwich Alliance for Education Turkey Trot, and suggested that students practice a little bit every day. When a student asked whether a strong body or a strong mind is preferred, Singh reflected, “I learned this especially from Fauja Singh and his coach, that is if you want to do something really difficult, you really want to take on a challenge, and you really want to push your life to the limits like Fauja Singh, then you really need to have a strong mind, too. And a strong heart. And the way you get that is the same way that you get a strong body. You practice every single day.”
We would like to send a special thank you to our JC PTA VP of Enrichment, Randi Jachino, and Library Media Specialist, Esra Murray, for organizing this valuable enrichment opportunity for our students.
Simran Jeet Singh will also present at the Greenwich Public Library virtually on Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. We highly encourage you to register your family through the Greenwich Library website.
Simran Jeet Singh with Fauja Singh
Simran Jeet Singh points out real artifacts used in the book's illustrations
Simran Jeet Singh responding to student questions about the location of Punjab
Turkey Trot 2020
IT'S NOT TOO LATE...SIGN UP TODAY!!
Will the Julian Curtiss Eagles - the reigning champions of the Turkey Trot - be able to maintain our title?
- The Innovation Space in our Library Learning Commons
- Families as Partners in Learning Parent Engagement Grant
- Fanny Packs for each student for Mask Breaks
We are counting on you, our incredible Turkey Trot enthusiasts, to make this year’s event a tremendous success. As of now, we are behind in participation - check out our competition! Please consider signing up today!!
Julian Curtiss - 64
Cos Cob - 60
North Street - 38
Riverside - 19
Old Greenwich - 15
Glenville - 15
To add to the fun, Mr. O'Brien and Mrs. Loechner will be supporting the Turkey Trot with a Flipgrid so that students can record their exercise and miles and keep track for the month of November.
Join the JC Turkey Trot Flipgrid Fun! Click here and enter join code Turkey2020
JC Virtual Art Club
Dear Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Julian Curtiss Artists!
You are invited to join the Julian Curtiss VIRTUAL Art Club. JC Art Club is an after-school enrichment/community service club where students can choose to do projects and art-making activities that they might not be able to do in the art classroom. Art Club members decide and plan the community service activities they participate in.
If you would like your child to participate in the JC Art Club, please complete the form linked here: JC Art Club Sign-Up. Parents need to fill out a permission slip before students can participate in JC Virtual Art Club.
Art Club will meet in the Art Club Google Meet on Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30, all year long. There is no cost to join the JC Art Club and you may join at any point during the school year.
JC Art Club Google Classroom Join Code: 3xcbo53
The Google Meet Link will be posted on the JC Art Club Google Classroom page.
See you in Art Club!
Don't Forget to Show Your JC Spirit!
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY FOR THE HOLIDAYS - 25% OFF SITE-WIDE SALE!
Each Friday, we show our Julian Curtiss School spirit by wearing our JC Spirit Wear or our school colors which are green and white. We would also love to see everyone come to the first day of school showing lots of JC Eagle pride!
If you are looking for some new Spirit Wear, families, staff, and teachers may order whatever they like. There are masks, stadium seats, blankets, and other fun accessories as well as clothing. You can customize the logos, colors, etc. (within select choices). There are no minimums. The company will produce and ship directly and Julian Curtiss will receive a 12% commission. Hopefully easy for all! Click below to see all of our fun, new JC Spirit Wear!
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