From the Principal's Pen

March 17, 2019

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BINGO

We had a PACKED house for Bingo on Friday night! Many families came to join in the fun - and helped the PTA to raise over $1,400 to support programs in our school! There were certainly some fabulous prizes donated for the game winners as well as for the raffle. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped organize such an enjoyable night, especially Sara Ragab and Sarah McNulty and their mighty crew of helping hands! We'd also like to thank Mr. Jimmy Librandi, Mrs. Sandra Grandinetti, Mrs. Michelle Salomon, and Ms. Chelsea Sciaretta for making a guest appearance as "celebrity" callers.
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DOES YOUR CHILD KNOW HIS/HER ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER?

It may sound crazy, but we have children across grade levels come to the office daily to ask to call home. When they are asked, “Do you know your parent’s phone number?" more often than not, they respond no. Please make it a goal to have your child practice their address and phone number. We realize that technology stores all of our information but there is still great value in knowing this information!


Also, please make sure the office has your most up to date contact information including address, phone number, email, and emergency contacts. It is extremely important that we know the best way to reach you in case of an emergency.


Thank you for your cooperation!

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Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. CTOM was organized in 1981 in order to bring the magic of the Odyssey of the Mind program to Connecticut youth. You can learn more about CTOM and the international Odyssey of the Mind organization by visiting ctom.org.


Three teams from Julian Curtiss competed in the CTOM state finals at Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday. These students, along with their coaches, have been working hard for many months to prepare for their long-term problems. They also competed in spontaneous challenges that were not revealed to them until they walked into the room! Two out of three teams took 3rd place in their division groups! We could not be prouder of ALL of our students and their sense of curiosity, innovation, and perseverance!


Problem 2 - "Hide in Plain Sight" - Division 1

Liam Donohue, Lynn Gulli, Daniela Gojani, Amelia Ilker, Beckett Gallagher.

Coach - John Ehlinger


Problem 3 - "Leonardo's Workshop - Division 1B (3rd Place)

London Lopez, Grayson Brehm, Theo Delev, Kayla Huang, Salome Raigoza, Sylvester Pecora.

Coach - Mary O'Connor


Problem 5 - "Opposites Distract" - Division 1B (3rd Place)

Scarlett Arlotti, Hayden Zinker, Max Leavens, Murphy Bennett, Joell Molina, Garrett Wollins.

Coach - Eileen Brehm


Thanks to all of the parents who supported our students in the program. We are especially grateful to parent volunteers Jessie Bennett, Jen Fry, Tyra Lopez, and Wendy and Cory Wollins who helped with many roles including rehearsals, toting props, and volunteering for positions at today's event. Thank you also to Mrs. Brenda Brush, our assistant principal, for volunteering as a judge at today's tournament. She has supported our teams since the beginning of the Odyssey program at JC, and loves to see the students' creativity first hand! Finally, this opportunity would not exist without the dedication of our coaches, John Ehlinger, Mary O'Connor and Eileen Brehm.


Congratulations to all for such amazing effort!

Community Service Awards

Congratulations again to Nicolas Sosa and Paola Jaramillo for representing Julian Curtiss at the Greenwich Public Schools Community Service Awards ceremony this week! We are so proud of our soaring JC Eagles!

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Congratulations JC Artists!

Please join us in congratulating the following students whose art is displayed in the GPS District Art Show! You can view their art in the GHS Media Center from now until March 21st. The hours are Monday - Thursday from 7:45 am - 4:45 pm, and 7:45 am - 3:45 pm on Friday.


2nd Grade:

Carly Forbes, Abiageal Slusarz, Ava Moien Afshari, Emilie Sostre, Taisei Honda, Liam Kirsch, Eli Oliphant


4th Grade:

Jeronimo Alvarez Ramirez, Kayla Huang, Sofia Medeiros, Bailey Barakat, Beckett Gallagher, Chingiz Khalitov, Kayah Armstrong, Mickey Briggs, Sophia Materon

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SAVE THE DATE!

The Annual Julian Curtiss Art Show

Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th


Opening reception - Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm


Pieces from ALL students at Julian Curtiss will be displayed!

Second Trimester Report Cards

The second trimester of the 2018-2019 school year ends on March 8th. Report Cards with comments will be going home on or about March 29th. Please note that second trimester conferences are not automatically scheduled. The teachers provide written comments to help you understand your child’s learning and progress but if you wish to meet with your child’s teacher please feel free to send them a request through email. Thank you!

The JC Weekly Show

Please click below to enjoy this week's episode of the JC Weekly Show starring students from 5O!
https://youtu.be/n_W6M_bJJhg

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