James Morris School

Regional School District No.6, May 11, 2017

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Thank you, Mrs. Prado, for all that you do to keep us physically and emotionally well!

UPCOMING EVENTS and ITEMS of NOTE

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: June 21, 2017

June 19 - 21 will be early dismissal days.



PTO Auction

Our bi-annual PTO Auction last week was an enormous success, thanks to our PTO officers' and many parent-volunteers' incredible efforts to plan the event, gather donations, set up and work the tables, prepare and serve dinner and refreshments, facilitate the various auction events, and so many other necessities. Attendance was excellent, and participants were extremely generous, resulting in the event raising more this year than two years ago, despite less student enrollment. All proceeds raised go directly toward enhancing students' learning experiences.



Box Tops

Thanks to your ongoing collection of BoxTops, JMS recently received a check for over $250 for student activities! The last day to submit Box Tops to win the pizza party is May 26th.



Guest Speaker at Wamogo Regional High School

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Motivational Speaker Robert Hackenson Jr. from Dynamic Influence will be giving a presentation to Wamogo students regarding dangers of social media and personal safety, technology addiction, cyber-bullying, substance abuse awareness, bullying prevention, etc. This event is generously sponsored by The Wamogo Task Force on Prevention. The schedule for May 17 is as follows:


  • 7:30 a.m.- Meet and Greet with Parents*
  • 9:00 a.m.- Middle School Students
  • 10:30 a.m.- High School Students
  • 1:00 p.m.- Visiting 6th Grade Students


No RSVP necessary. Parents of students in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to attend the Meet and Greet. For more information regarding Robert Hackenson Jr. and Dynamic Influence, please click here.



Summerfest-Camp for Students in Grades 2-8

Wamogo High School is pleased to announce that for the upcoming summer of 2017, we are running our very own summer program: Summerfest.


This is a 6 week long camp-style program that is 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) from 9am - 2pm, and runs from June 26th - August 3rd. Sessions are split into 2 week increments and you may sign your child up for multiple sessions if you so choose. Summerfest is open to all Region 6 students of all ability levels in grades 2 - 8. The cost is $75 per week per child with transportation available from central locations for participants. July 5-7 is a shortened week and costs $50.


Summerfest features tons of fun, daily activities led by a team of peer leaders, which include: outdoor sports, classic camp games, arts and crafts, music and drama, water carnivals, cooking, gardening, STEM, dance, team building games, and much more.


If you have any questions or to register your child, please email:

Linda Martin, Special Ed. Teacher: lamartin@rsd6.org

Steven Bagley, Social Worker: sbagley@rsd6.org

Or call 860-567-6642



James Morris School's Kindergarten Registration

Registration for James Morris School’s Kindergarten program is in full swing for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017 to attend Kindergarten in the fall. For registration information and forms, please contact Heidi Varanko at 860-567-7420.


SAVE THE DATE: KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITY DAY WILL BE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM.



James Morris School's Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Preparations for James Morris School’s Pre-Kindergarten program is in full swing. We are excited about the program and hope you are, too. For Registration information please contact Heidi Varanko at 860-567-7420.



Calendar

Budget Meeting Vote

May 15th - Budget Meeting Vote (8PM @ Wamogo)

May 16th - Fourth Grade Field Trip

May 17th - Kindergarten Activity Day (2PM)

- Fifth Grade Field Trip

- Sixth Grade Field Trip

May 24th - Oratory Festival

May 26th - Sixth Grade Field Trip (9AM)

May 29th - No School - Memorial Day

June 1st - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (8:30AM)

Week of June 5th - Book Fair

June 8th - Kindergaren, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Sixth Grade Field Trip

June 9th - Field Day

June 14th - Pre-Kindergarten Graduation (10:15AM & 2PM)

- Grade Six "Moving Up" (7PM)

June 15th - Kindergarten Graduation (2PM)

June 19th, 20th, 21st - Early Dismissal (1:30PM)

June 22nd - No school until August

The Region-6 Way: Our Goal

It is our goal that Region-6 staff and students will internalize and reflect the Region-6 Way in all aspects of their day, including


  • striving for one’s personal best;

  • developing and maintaining positive and productive relationships;

  • communicating effectively and professionally;

  • developing leadership in one’s self and others;

  • preparing for maximum academic growth


Details about the Region-6 Way can be found here.

Check Out These Links

Common Sense Media - This resource is designed to help families make informed choices for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.


Khan Academy - This free website provides students with supplemental academic support through written explanations, videos and practice exercises.


Chess Academy - Would you like to learn or improve your skills at the game of chess?


Google SmartyPins - Test your geography and American trivia.


Our World in Data - For those of you who like to see the world from a mathematical perspective...


Mount Everest in 3D - Ever wondered what climbing Mt. Everest would look like?


Pixelspace - Just how far apart are the celestial bodies in our solar system?

Flyers (attached)

  • Art Enrichment

  • Day Trippers

  • Grumbling Gryphons Summer Flyer

  • High Line Registration Form

  • Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids

  • Memorial Day

  • Morris Public Library Museum Passes

  • Morris Public Library Children's Summer Reading Kickoff

  • Morris Town Wide Tag Sale

  • Mother's Day Tea

  • Retro Run 5K

  • Summer Theatre

  • Summer-Fest

  • Wamogo Task Force on Prevention

  • White Memorial Summer Nature Program

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