From the Principal's Pen
March 19, 2021
The 2021 Greenwich Public Schools Community Service Awards will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 24th at 5:00 pm. Each year schools are asked to select a student that will receive a Community Service Award for their work in the community; be it the school, Town, state, national, and/or global community. In the case of the elementary schools, one to two students are selected to receive the Community Service Award on behalf of their school for the work that has been done throughout the year in that school.
The criteria used to determine the award recipient includes the following considerations:
Demonstration of good citizenship both in and outside of school
Consistent demonstration of the school norms
A good scholastic record, and participation in student council and/or service club
We would like to congratulate Giorgia Martorina from Ms. Fabion’s fifth grade class, chosen by a group of teachers to represent Julian Curtiss School at the ceremony.
Giorgia is a leader at our school and is part of our Julian Curtiss Student Ambassadors that work to connect with younger students to provide mentoring and friendship. She has participated in numerous service activities, both at school and with her Girl Scout Troop. As a Girl Scout, she has helped to fill and donate holiday stockings to Kids in Crisis, working to spread holiday cheer to children in need.
Our 2nd and 4th grade students had the opportunity to attend virtual performances by musicians from the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, who have collaborated with GPS to offer concerts to our students for the past 40 years. The programs, organized by Dr. Sandra Heickel, were wonderfully received by the students. On March 9th, our 4th graders heard pieces performed by Jerry Bryant, trumpet, and Jeff Caswell, trombone. On March 19th JC 2nd graders listened to string instruments played by Carla Fabiani, violin, Evelyn Wadkins, cello, and Richard Messbauer, bass. Students learned about appropriate audience etiquette and prepared questions to ask the musicians following the performance. Thank you to Ms. Melanie Champion, our fabulous music teacher, for inspiring our young musicians every day!
Important Information for Parents of 5th Graders
Central Middle School will hold a virtual 5th grade parent orientation on Tuesday, April 6 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for those parents whose students will be attending CMS in the fall.
Western Middle School will be holding their orientation on Wednesday, April 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
More details and links to the meetings will follow at a future date.
March Your Way to the Bookshelf
The JC Playground is Open!
As of Monday, March 15th, we are happy to announce that our playgrounds are now open! We are adhering to the following guidelines:
Students will sanitize their hands before getting on the equipment and when finished playing on the equipment.
Students will keep a safe distance from one another
Students will wear masks on the equipment
We will only allow one class on that part of the playground at a time (classes will take turns on different days)
These mitigation strategies only work if parents also follow them after school. We ask that parents carry sanitizer and have the students use it before entering the playground. All students should have masks on while playing on the equipment. Please support us in keeping our students at school!
Planning for the 2021-2022 School Year
If you have any questions, please contact Chris in the Main Office at 203-869-1896.
Julian Curtiss Fun Run Fundraiser
We're Getting Close!
We are excited to kick off our Julian Curtiss Fun Run fundraiser on 3/30. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for resources to enhance learning in this unique year and to strengthen our school community.
Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning. And this year, we have more needs than we’ve ever had before, which means we need your support more than ever.
We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at funrun.com. Sharing IS supporting!
Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on our school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details, as we get closer to our kick off.
Key dates to remember:
Donating Opens - 3/16
Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!
Fundraiser Kick Off - 3/30
Event Day - 4/8
SAVE THE DATE!
We are grateful for our Julian Curtiss family! Thank you for your support this year. We all need it!