Holiday Message

December 22, 2021

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Dear Julian Curtiss Families,

In his 1926 classic, “Winnie the Pooh,” A. A. Milne wrote, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” Piglet was grateful for the abundance he had in his life; great friends, a warm place to sleep and a few tasty “haycorns” to eat. As we conclude 2021, and break for the winter holiday, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who help make Julian Curtiss an amazing place to be. It is during this time that I am reminded of my own good fortune to serve as the proud principal of Julian Curtiss. We are a community with many gifts and talents, which we share daily with one another and most importantly, our students.

Our parents and families are such a crucial part of all we hope to accomplish on behalf of our students. Thank you for your partnership and thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift. We are grateful for our smart, silly, hopeful and positive students. They bring us laughter, they make us work hard, and they always make us think. The New Year promises to bring us new learning experiences, new challenges, and new fun!

On behalf of the entire Julian Curtiss staff we wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!

We will see you back at school on January 3rd.

Warmest wishes,

Trish McGuire, Matt Hartigan and the Julian Curtiss Staff

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Early Release Day Thursday, December 23rd



The students all took pride in decorating their classroom doors for the holidays! Every class showed spirit, collaboration and kindness! Happy Holidays to all!

You can view most of the doors below.

Grade 5: Middle School Advancd Studies Information sessions

Save the date for a virtual meeting to discuss the Fifth to Sixth Grade Transition Process. Middle School Counselors, Curriculum Coordinators, and Middle School Principals will go live to talk about what goes on in the spring and summer to help prepare students for the next school level. During this session, there will also be information regarding the placement process for Advanced Studies in Grades 6-8.

Join us virtually on:

You are invited to attend one of the sessions listed above. More information is available on our district website and S'Mores. If unable to attend, the slide deck and video recording of both meetings will be available online as early as January 4.

Julian Curtiss Magnet School of World Languages

Mrs. Trish McGuire, Principal

Mr. Matthew Hartigan, Assistant Principal