From the Principal's Pen

June 10, 2022

SAFETY WITH A SMILE

Thank you to Dr. Jones and the Greenwich Police Department for having an increased police presence at our school. This update to security and safety is based solely on input from our staff and community, but the students have thoroughly enjoyed these visits to our school. The officers have been engaged members of our school community visiting classrooms, joining recess and chatting with students.


This has provided a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know the officers and for them to get to know us!

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First Grade Library Trip


Visiting our local libraries is a Greenwich Public Schools tradition and an assured experience that all our first graders get to experience. On Friday, June 10, our JC first graders visited the main Greenwich Public Library. During our visit, we got to see so many different sections of the library, including some of the behind-the-scenes operations. Ask any of us our first graders about what happens when we drop our books off through the outdoor book returns! Not only did we get to tour the recently renovated space, we also received our first library cards and got to check out a book on our own! What a fabulous milestone in our reading lives...


If you have any questions about or visit, or would like to inquire about our program, please reach out to Mrs. Murray, our Library Media Specialist.


K-12 DISTRICT ART SHOW

There are two Julian Curtiss students featured on the district poster! Flora Gilmutdinova 2M (paper sculpture, bottom right) and Eliza Cooper in 4M (strawberry dessert, bottom left)!


We have a total of 17 students from JC! Hope you can make it to see this incredible art work on Tuesday evening.

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Last Day of School is June 24th

We have three weeks of school remaining. June 24th is the last day of school and it is an Early Release Day! 12:45 Dismissal.


https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1648227302/greenwich/mcwkbxr6irh2slontilp/2021-22SchoolYearCalendarApproved121919.pdf


Let's work on getting to school on time and enjoying our last few weeks of learning with our school friends.


Have a wonderful weekend!

District Survey

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY


Did you fill out the annual GPS Family Survey yet? We encourage participation from all families because we value your confidential feedback. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete, and you can skip questions if you don’t have enough information to answer them. You should have received an email on Wednesday with the subject line “Greenwich Public Schools Family Survey” from Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones. The deadline is Friday, June 17.


Parents/guardians received one survey link with separate surveys for each of their children in the district. If a parent has questions or problems, they should send an email to: research@greenwich.k12.ct.us.


Below is a link to last week's S'more with an explanation of what JC teachers and staff have done to continue to build on our parent/school connection.

GREENWICH ALLIANCE AUGMENTED REALITY STEAM CAMP

The Greenwich Alliance for Education asked me to share information about its Virtual & Augmented Reality STEAM Camps. The registration deadline is this Friday.


Camps are week-long immersive experiences that introduce a broad range of innovative disciplines within virtual and augmented reality. Participants will practice, play, design and build their own experiences. All sessions are taught by Gaspare Lipari, 20yr+ Veteran Teacher & XR-Enthusiast.


For complete details, please visit:

https://greenwichalliance.org/vrar-summer-camp/

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Expose your middle and high schoolers to the latest technology this summer!

Unbound Innovations XR Virtual & Augmented Reality STEAM Camps are week-long immersive experiences that introduce a broad range of innovative disciplines within virtual and augmented reality. Participants will practice, play, design and build their own experiences.

The weekly sessions begin July 5 and end Aug 5. Campers may register for multiple weeks and will be divided into two age groups:

Rising 6th – 8th Graders: Morning Session 8:30am – 11:30am
Rising 9th – 12th Graders: Afternoon Session 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Registration deadline: June 3, 2022 Extended to June 17th

Camp Location: Western Middle School, Greenwich, CT

Cost: $475 per session / $425 week of July 4

IMPORTANT DATES


June 17 - Fifth grade Ringing Out 9 AM /Fifth grade party following the ceremony

June 20- Fifth grade Rain Date

June 22 - Preschool parent meeting for district at JC 9am (Media Center)

June 23- Preschool moving up Ceremony 9 am (Back patio weather permitting)

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@JCSPrincipal and @JC_EagleAP

Mrs. Trish McGuire - Principal

Julian Curtiss Magnet School of World Languages

Email: trish_mcguire@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Website: www.greenwichschools.org/jcs
Location: 180 East Elm Street, Greenwich, CT, USA
Phone: (203) 869-1896
Twitter: @jcsprincipal