All Together Now! May 23rd
Week of May 23rd
We had a spectacular JCS Sea Turtle Day on Friday! I hope the kids came home with as much joy and spirit as we felt during the day together! At the assemblies, students learned about the history of JCS from Ms. Alves and Mrs. Dennett, sang "All I Really Need" with Mr. Place, learned about our sea turtle adoption success from Mrs. Farley and Mrs. Ryan, and sang our new school song with Dr. Marcus. In the hallways, students searched for hidden sea turtles to solve a puzzle, and then offered name ideas for our mascot. In the library, Ms. Weber and Mrs. Goodrich put together an awesome JCS Museum for kids to explore. And after the assemblies, Mrs. Farley had a sea turtle tracking map with the names of all 12 (of 19) sea turtles we can track. There were also sea turtle themed activities in classrooms, the gym, and other specials. The new purple staff shirts thanks to the SPO were a real highlight for everyone as well! Can't wait 'til next year!
This week, we have Book Fair during the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, then a Family Night at the Book Fair Wednesday from 4-6pm. Following the Book Fair, Mr. Place and the third grade will hold a concert outdoors. NHS students are coming over for a big Science Day on Thursday (for grades 1-3). And on Friday, Mr. Place will be leading the 2nd Grade at our annual Memorial Day Concert at 2pm (all are welcome).
Have a great week everyone!
Dr. Marcus and Mrs. Baker
JCS Adventure Games (formerly known as Field Day)
We have an amazing new field day experience being planned for June 2nd. We will need as many of you as possible to volunteer to make this day great for our kids! The more volunteers we get, the more activities we can offer!
If you are available on June 2nd either in the morning (9:30-11 2nd/3rd) or afternoon (1:30-3pm K/1), please click HERE to let us know. PK will be 10:15-10:45am and 1:45-2:15pm. Thank you!!
Book Fair coming up
This year’s Book Fair will take place on May 24th and 25th during scheduled class time, with a Family After School Event on May 25th from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the JCS School Library.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/josephcsolmoneseelemschool
Would you like to volunteer at our Spring Book Fair? Sign up at:
On Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the NHS auditorium, NPS, in conjunction with the Norton SEPAC and Sarah’s Village, will be hosting a parent workshop titled “Self-Care and Improved Wellbeing for Children and Parents” with Dr. Richard Booth.
This workshop will entail an in-depth examination of the multiple spheres of life impacted by stress, anxiety, and trauma, (e.g., financial, environmental, emotional, physical, behavioral, educational, occupational, and spiritual). It will also cover the physiological mechanisms of trauma and stress and how active use of coping skills can decrease stress responses in the body. Parents will develop and practice tangible skills for identification, management, coping, and supporting themselves and others.
Fall Festival Committee Save the date:
The Fall Festival Committee meeting will be held on 5/26, more details to follow next week. The SPO is still looking for a committee of 5-10 parents to help organize the fall festival in September. This was a great community event in past years and we would love to bring it back with your support. If you are interested in joining the committee please reach out to the SPO at SPO.JCS@gmail.com.
If you would like to get involved with the SPO please send us an email at SPO.JCS@gmail.com or reach out to us on social media.