James Morris School

Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 4.12.2018

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WANTED: Your Feedback

This week, our annual Family Survey was sent home, including instructions and an access code.

As of today, participation for JMS is under 30%.

Your responses will help our school better understand what it is like to be a family member in our district and to adjust accordingly. Thank you!

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Bottle and Can Drive

The JMS PTO and Jazz band members are running a bottle and can drive at the Morris Transfer Station on Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Sunday, April 22nd from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The “Slice Girls” will also be holding a bake sale there.

Proceeds benefit both the Jazz Band and the PTO. Please drop off your recyclables!

Opportunity for Parents and Guardians

To honor those who died in active military service, several JMS students are available to interview local adults about friends or relatives who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. These students will then write a brief piece about these servicepersons, to be shared with the interviewee and community on Memorial Day. If you would be interested in being interviewed by a student about such an individual you have known during your life, please send an email to Principal Chapman at kchapman@rsd6.org . Thank you!

Upcoming Calendar Events

Mon., April 16th-20th: Spring Break - No School

Mon., April 23rd: Budget Hearing @ Warren School @ 7:00PM

Wed., May 9th: Early Dismissal - Teacher PD

Tues., May 15th: 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip - The Lightning Thief

Fri., May 18th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast @ JMS

Mon. May 21st-25th: Scholastic Book Fair @ JMS

Fri., June 22nd: Last Day of School for Students (as of today)

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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

Regional School District No. 6 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX - Contact

Debbie DeLisle

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759


Section 504 - Contact

Debra Foley

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759