From the Principal's Pen

April 7, 2019

Volunteer Tea

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Last Day of School for Students

The last day of school for students has been set for Monday, June 17th. It will be an early release day with dismissal at 12:45 pm.

Ted Scheu the Poetry Guy!

Ted Scheu (pronounced "shy"), author and poet, visited Julian Curtiss this week and stayed in residence for three days helping our students craft inspirational poems. He helped students hone their poetic license by using strategies such as choosing every word carefully and "Showing, Not Telling" a poem.

Mr. Scheu's advice on "How to Cook a Poem":

Grab a juicy fresh idea

and toss it in a pot.

Stir it on the burners

of your brain to get it hot.

Ask your child about their experience with Mr. Scheu this week, and cook up some poems at home!

Congratulations, Ms. Hinkle!

Our amazing art teacher, Ms. Le Ann Hinkle, recently completed a seven month leadership program, School for Art Leaders, through the National Art Education Association. Her program work included several projects focused on personalized learning that will benefit our JC students as well as her colleagues. In early March, she was recognized at the NAEA National Conference in Boston.

Coming Up This Week!

The Annual Julian Curtiss Art Show

Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th

Opening reception - Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm

Pieces from ALL students at Julian Curtiss will be displayed!

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The JC Weekly Show

Please click below to enjoy this week's episode of the JC Weekly Show starring students from 5S!

Community Events

First Sunday Science at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center

Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center

Be a Pollinator Hero: Make a Mason Bee House

Sunday, April 7

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Keeping native non-stinging mason bees is an easy way to help the environment and give your kids a rewarding "backyard" educational project. In return, these hyper-efficient pollinators will do wonders for your flower and vegetable gardens!

This workshop, sponsored by the Pollinator Pathway group, will provide valuable information about mason bees and how to attract and keep them in your garden. Tools and materials will be provided to construct a housing unit and make it perfect for your outdoor installation.

Free admission. No reservations required. Family botany activities all afternoon.

Held at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.

Sensory Friendly Saturday at the Maritime Aquarium

For some, The Maritime Aquarium is a place with too much stimuli. So on Sun., April 7, the Aquarium is planning a special morning to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. On "Sensory-Friendly Morning," lights in the Aquarium will be lower, and music and other sounds will be turned down or off. The Aquarium also will show specially selected IMAX movies, with lower volume and the theater lights less dim. For more information, please click on the link below:

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