James Morris School
Regional School District No.6, March 10, 2017
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UPCOMING EVENTS and ITEMS of NOTE
Congratulations to Mrs. Wright.....
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Alisa Wright, the Region-6 2018 Teacher of the Year! As most of you know, Mrs. Wright's tireless efforts and positive contributions to not only JMS but also GCS and WS have been tremendous, highlighted by the school gardens that unite our three schools and have inspired many learning experiences and community connections.
Ce l e b r a t e Y o u r A r t i s t !
Dear JMS Families,
Students have created beautiful designs in Art classes in partnership with Square 1 Art as a fundraiser to benefit JMS PTO enrichment opportunities such as bringing in guest presenters or providing extracurricular experiences.
Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork. You can help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing their masterpiece. The JMS PTO earns profit from every order. And as a thank you for participating, Square 1 Art provides each child with a sheet of stickers printed with their artwork — absolutely FREE!
All online and paper order forms must be turned into classroom teachers by March 24th. (No late orders can be accepted.) Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem, and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.
THREE EASY WAYS TO ORDER KEEPSAKES
The paper order form attached to their custom catalog.
Online at www.square1art.com/shop.
Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.
Author, Richard Sobol
JMS thanks our JMS PTO and the PTOs from Goshen and Warren for arranging author/photographer Richard Sobol to visit each of our three schools this week. The children and teachers expressed wonderful feedback from the opportunity with Mr. Sobol, as he discussed writing and his stories.
6th-Grade Field Trip to Wamogo
Sixth grade students will be visiting Wamogo tomorrow, March 10th. Students will be paired with a 7th grade buddy and attend an academic class to see first-hand what students are learning in 7th grade. They will also have an opportunity to meet their future teachers. Students will end their visit after enjoying lunch with the middle school students and return to their school. In the event of a delayed opening, Friday's trip will not take place.
Elementary Activity Social
Attention all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders: The Wamogo Class of 2017 is sponsoring an afternoon of activities led by a group of senior peer leaders from 3-6pm on Saturday, March 18th in the Wamogo Large Gym. The cost is $10 per student and will feature a variety of summer camp games and activities, an open gym for organized sports, and music! Concessions will be available for sale throughout the program.
Parents, please plan on dropping off and picking up your student(s) in the back of the building by the bear.
If you have any questions, please forward them to Mr. Bagley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun, we're excited to have you!
JMS Sunflower Walking Sticks
JMS 4th grade students are creating walking sticks by repurposing sunflower stalks grown in the Giving Garden. These walking sticks will be sold to raise money for the White Memorial Foundation because we all use the trails and have learned so much about our environment through White Memorial. Please see the flyer below to order. Supplies are limited!
Parent / Teacher Basketball Game
Friday, March 17th, 7:00PM in the Wamogo gymnasium
JMS Sunflower Seed Company
The mission of JMS Sunny Seeds Seed Co. is to provide organic, raw, nutritional Giving Garden sunflower seeds and to reach out to help others in need. Through the purchase of the seed packets, our customers will help continue our support of local soup kitchens and the Little Guild Animal Shelter and Rescue Center in West Cornwall, CT. This project was started and coordinated by 6th graders. All K-6 students are helping to weigh seeds and make packets.
We hope you'll support this project by purchasing seeds using this order form:
Cold Weather Clothing
As stated in our Student/Parent Handbook, we try to hold recess outdoors whenever possible. Students should wear appropriate clothing such as warm jackets or coats, hats, mittens/gloves and boots during cold and inclement weather. Students without boots must stay on the blacktop area as long as snow covers the playground.
Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00PM
3/10 Marking Period Ends
3/10 Grade-6 field trip to Wamogo
3/10 Region 6 Players Presents "Sister Act: @ Wamogo 7:00PM
3/11 Region 6 Players Presents "Sister Act: @ Wamogo 7:00PM
3/12 Region 6 Players Presents "Sister Act: @ Wamogo 2:00PM
3/14 BOE Meeting 7:00 PM - District Conference Room
3/17 Whole District field trip to Goshen Center School
3/17 Progress Reports sent home
3/17 Parent/Teacher Basketball Game at Wamogo 7:00PM
3/18 Elementary Activity Social (see above)
3/22 Parent Teacher Conference - Early Dismissal
3/23 Parent Teacher Conference - Early Dismissal
3/24 Parent Teacher Conference - Early Dismissal
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?
Parent/Teacher Basketball Game
Adult Open Gym - basketball
ASAP Celebration of Young Writers
Celebration of Young Writers submission form
Family Bingo Day
JMS PTO Auction
Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids
Minds in Motion Litchfield
Morris Beach and Rec Spring Newsletter
Morris Public LIbrary Matryoshka Nested Dolls
Morris Public Library Museum Passes
Morris Public Library New Lego Challenge
Roast Beef Dinner
Wamogo Baseball Pasta Dinner
White Memorial Museum Sleep In
White Memorial Spring Break Camp
White Memorial Spring into Nature
Women & Girls Fund