James Morris School

Weekly Newsletter, 8/30/2017

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RSVP for our Harvest Luncheon

Our 2017 Harvest Luncheon will take place on Friday, September 22nd from 12:00-1:15 PM. Please click here to RSVP.

Principal's Message

Greetings, JMS Families and Community Members, and welcome to the start of the 2017-2018 school year!







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Welcoming New Staff

When you visit JMS this year, you may notice some new faces. Please join me in welcoming to our JMS family...


  • Miss Maria Cook, Administrative Assistant
  • Mrs. Jennifer Fodor, Library-Media Specialist
  • Mrs. Krystal Wall, Special Education Teacher
  • Miss Sarah White, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Mrs. Caitlin Yovino, Instrumental Music Teacher

Your Input

We are in the process of writing our school improvement plan for the 2017-2018 school year, and your input would be greatly valued and appreciated. Please consider joining me on Monday, 9/11 at 3:30PM and/or on Wednesday, 9/13 and 9:30AM to begin these discussions. Coffee and pastries will be provided.


Additionally, our first Safe-School Climate meeting will take place on Wednesday 9/13 at 10:30AM. The focus of these meetings is anti-bullying efforts and fostering a positive school culture. Any interested parents/guardians are invited to attend. Again, coffee and pastries will be provided.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 4th Labor Day (No School)

Tuesday, September 12th Board of Education meeting, (District Office, 7:00PM)

Wednesday, September 13th Principal & Community Coffee Hour (9:30-10:30AM)

Wednesday, September 13th Safe School Climate Meeting (10:30-11:30AM)

Thursday, September 14th Literacy & Numeracy BBQ Blast (Wamogo, 5:00-6:30PM)

Tuesday, September 19th JMS Open House (5:30-7:00PM)

Thursday, September 21st-22nd JMS School Photos

Friday, September 22nd Harvest Luncheon

Friday, October 6th Teacher Professional Development Day (No School)

Monday, October 9th Columbus Day (No School)

Tuesday, October 10th Board of Education meeting, (Warren School, 7:00PM)

Wed, Thur, Fri, Oct. 18-20th School Conferences (1:30PM Dismissal)

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Our School Vision

Our vision for James Morris School is to be highly regarded for our students' academic growth, and for instilling in students the desire to strive for the intrinsic value, rewards and opportunities that result from quality, professionalism, and pride in one’s work. To achieve this vision, we believe in:


  • A culture of academia

  • A strong partnership with parents and the community

  • A growth-mindset for students and staff

  • Research-based practices

  • Authentic hands-on learning experiences for all students

  • Awareness and understanding of issues related to diversity - social, cultural, and cognitive

  • Embedded character education and promotion of strong habits of mind