PRINCIPAL'S PEN

November 12, 2021

THANK YOU VETERANS

We held a beautiful ceremony at Julian Curtiss on Thursday morning. We gathered to honor our heroes, remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication, and to say thank you for their sacrifices. Veterans Day is a great time to educate our children about the history of the holiday and the sacrifice and dedication of our U.S. Veterans. Our students learned about this special day and got to celebrate with the family members of our own students. Thank you to the following Veterans for spending the morning with us. We are grateful for your service and your presence at our small ceremony.
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Dear Parents,


In an effort to inform our parents about our School Improvement Plan we are holding a few informational meetings. We held the first meeting at Wednesday night's PTA meeting.


Thank you to those parents that were able to attend. We had a good showing of at least 25 parents. We hope the information was helpful. We greatly appreciated your patience as we were experiencing technical difficulties. We did practice in advance but the technology did not work as well from home. We apologize for that.


I have embedded two links below. The first is the powerpoint that was presented about the JC Behavior Guidelines and the Positive Behavior Intervention Framework. The second is a recording of our psychologist Emily Peters explaining the Second Step Curriculum that is used in grades K-5. Thank you to Ms. Peters for recording this second video! You will be able to read all of the slides clearly and experience some of the Second Step videos that your child might see in class.



As we all know there are pros and cons to holding virtual meetings as they are less dynamic but more people seem to be able to attend. For now, we need to stick to holding virtual meetings and we will do our best to bring you as much information as possible in this format, as well as in our Smore.


Save the date for the next virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 15th at 7 pm. We will be reviewing the academic goal of our School Improvement Plan and presenting information on the Big Ideas math curriculum. Our special guests will be Mike Reid, Math Coordinator, Suzanne Harvey, Math Interventionist and Jimmy Librandi, Math Interventiionist.


Thank you for your support!


Sincerely,


Trish McGuire

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

Second Step Curriculum

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TURKEY TROT

Please consider registering your family for the Greenwich Alliance Turkey Trot! This is a great day to show our JC School Spirit! Julian Curtiss is always a top runner or winner for most participation in this Race.


The Greenwich Alliance for Education supports a number of programs that benefit our students including music lessons, maker space restoration and much more!


Run For Your School Competition - The Greenwich school with the greatest participation wins a $500 gift card for PE equipment. Get involved and be sure to indicate Julian Curtiss as your school when you register. Get your friends and family to register and indicate Julian Curtiss as your school! Let's win this again!


See below.... as of this week we are running neck and neck with three other elementary schools. The competition is about the percentage of your school that registers. Please register today!! Let's win this!



Julian Curtiss 14.5%


Parkway. 13.8%


North Mianus. 11.7%


North Street. 11.4%



Please register HERE.

The JC Service Club is helping with a Coat Drive


Serena Fakhoury is a Greenwich High School student who is part of the Boys and Girls Club Keystone Youth Group. She is the leader of the Community Service Committee. She is doing a coat drive to help the community this winter. There will be a box placed outside JC school to donate your winter coats. The coat drive will take place from Monday, November 15th to Friday, November 19th. Please donate your coats!
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Effective Ways to Foster Independence and Responsibility in Children

Effective Ways to Foster Independence and Responsibility in Children


Join us for an interactive workshop where we will demonstrate and help you practice effective strategies you can apply right away at home to foster independence, responsibility and positive behaviors in your children.

After this session you will walk away with:

o A clear understanding of the brain-mind-body-behavior connection.
o A set of effective strategies to avoid power struggles and prevent challenging behaviors.
o Research-based skills to help your children become more resilient and independent.


Space is limited to 15 participants! Registration is on a first come, first served basis! Reserve your spot TODAY!


When

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 from 10-11:30am - CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Thursday, December 9th, 2021 from 12:30-2:00pm - CLICK HERE TO RSVP


Location for both events

Greenwich Town Hall - Hayton-Conference Room-3rd Floor

For more details please access the event flyer in English or Spanish

UPCOMING DATES


November 24 - Early Release Day 12:45 DISMISSAL

November 25, 26 - Thanksgiving Recess

December 6 - Early Release for Report Card Conferences -12:45 DISMISSAL

December 7 - Early Release for Report Card Conferences -12:45 DISMISSAL

December 8 - Full day of school, Evening Report Card conferences