James Morris School
Regional School District No.6
Principal's Message for April 7, 2016
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Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
This weekend, I was fortunate to be part of a group of RSD6 educators who attended the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 2016 national conference. Along with Mrs. Jean Leonard and thousands of other teachers and administrators from across the country and the globe, we each received professional development from highly-respected professionals representing a myriad of topics within the fields of education, research and cognition. With the belief that the ultimate purpose of educational professional development is to improve student learning, I am now in the process of sifting this new knowledge through the vision and goals of our district, and reflecting upon how best to weave these lessons into our practices at James Morris School so that all students benefit.
6th Graders to select Middle School Electives
On behalf of our colleagues at the middle school, we ask that parents of JMS 6th-graders have a discussion with their child(ren) about taking a foreign language. The complete Program of Studies for 7th and 8th grade students can be found on Wamogo's website here. There will be a parent night at Wamogo in May where the middle school team can answer questions and address concerns about 7th grade. More details about this event to follow.
JMS Art Show at Morris Senior Center
JMS students are creating Mexican-themed artwork for exhibit Mexicana Arte Primaveral, a student art show that will be held at the Morris Senior Center for the month of April. Kindergarten students have been painting and decorating sombreros. Second grade students are painting decorative Dala horses. Sixth grade students are generating Mexican Bark Paintings. Other works include self-portraits in the style of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, Tin Art, and Alibrejes Drawings.
How can you help?
Volunteer to hang the show with Mrs. Sweet: Thursday, March 31, 3:00-4:30 pm
Volunteer to strike the show: Thursday, April 28, 3:00-4:30 pm
Please email Mrs. Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping in any way.
Thank you so much!
Mrs. Laurie Sweet
Regional School District No. 6 is currently conducting kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year. Children must be 5 years of age on or before December 31st of this year to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment this fall. Please call our main office at 860-567-7420 to request a registration packet. (See notice below)
L.I.F.E nights are a great opportunity for our Region 6 families to come together across the district to meet and enjoy a story with new friends. Students and their families in preschool through grade 2 are welcome to attend any or all of the events across the district. We hope to you see you there! The dates are listed in the flyer below.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.
Some of my Recent Reading Selections...
Art Around the Box
ASAP! Summer Programs
Audubon Summer Camp-Spring Break
Girls Just Wanna Run
Healthy Beginnings flyer
Jane Doe No More
Mattatuck Museum Spring Break
Middle School Program of Studies
Morris Senior Center Student Art Show
Morris Senior Center West Point Trip
Morris VFD Roast Beef Dinner
J.M.S. 4H CLUB (Mrs. Groht)
St. Peter's Drum Corp Open House
Summer Theatre Intensive
Warren Multi-age discussion
6th Annual Shane Kinsella Memorial Road Race
Month of April - Student Art Show at Morris Senior Center
Monday, 4/11 - Budget Hearing, 7:00PM @ Wamogo
Tuesday, 4/12 - B.O.E. Meeting, 7:00PM @ Warren School
Thursday, 4/14 - L.I.F.E. Night at JMS, 6:30 PM
Sunday, 4/24 - PTO Bottle & Can Drive @ JMS
Thursday, 4/28 - JMS Spelling Bee (school round)
Wednesday, 5/11 - Preschool Activity Day, 11:00-11:45 AM
Thursday, 5/12 - Kindergarten Activity/Orientation Day, 2:00-3:00 PM
Tuesday, 5/17 - Spelling Bee (District round) @ Goshen Center School, 6:00PM
Wednesday, 5/25 - Safe School Climate Committee Meeting, 3:30-4:30 PM