James Morris School
Weekly Newsletter, Vol. 2.9.2018
Reminder: Pizza Day TOMORROW
Lions Recycle for Sight
After a tremendous fall in which our students' independent reading minutes were outstanding, our 2018 minutes are significantly down. Please help support our reading initiative, intended to increase students' reading stamina and strengthen reading as a habit, by reminding your child that reading and subsequent logging of minutes is a nightly homework assignment.
It will take all students meeting or exceeding their individual goal to reach our March 1st target and earn another pajama-and-movie celebration.
Support for an RSD6 Student
February's MakerSpace Theme is "Fun-Filled February!"
A Message from Mrs. Fodor
In addition to having students "guess then test" how many hearts they can use to build a free-standing cardboard heart sculpture and creating a Valentine's Day Thaumatrope, I wanted to reach out to the Chicago based organization "Cards for Hospitalized Kids." You can read more about this organization here.
I thought this would be a great way to get our students creating, as well as brighten some one's day. If you have any crafting materials you are looking to clean out, please consider our Makerspaces!
Conservation at JMS
Jump Rope for Heart
RSD 6 Elementary students are jumping their way to heart-healthy bodies while helping kids with heart problems. Wellness and PE classes will involve students in lessons focusing on the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems along with jump rope skills. We are very proud of our students for their desire and enthusiasm to raise money for the American Heart Association to help kids with heart problems. Although all students will participate in the Jump Rope For Heart lessons and activities, raising money is optional. As always, thank you for your support of PE & Wellness programs.
Mrs. Wright and Mr. Gauvain
Upcoming Calendar Events
Fri., February 9th: FREE Pizza Lunch w/ Chris Leone + 5th/6th Grade FNO at JMS, 7:00 PM
Mon., February 12th: Board of Education Meeting at District, 6:00 PM
Tues., February 13th: Oratory Festival @ JMS, 2:00-3:00 PM
Wed., February 14th: Northwest Connecticut Read Aloud, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Mon., February 19th: President's Day - No School
Tues., February 20th: Teacher's Professional Development - No School for Students
Wed., March 7th: Early Dismissal - Teacher's Professional Development
Fri., March 9th: End of Trimester #2
Wed., March 14th: Three School Pi-Day Celebration @ GCS
Wed., March 21st-Fri., March 23rd: Early Dismissal - Student-Teacher Conferences
Fri., March 30th: Good Friday - No School
Flyers and Forms
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
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
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Section 504 - Contact
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