James Morris School
Regional School District No.6
Principal's Message for October 29, 2015
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
With the support of our classroom teachers, local senior volunteers from the America Reads “Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)" have been working directly with students of James Morris School since 2014 to boost academic achievement and engagement in language arts and math. This year's volunteers include Judy and Ed Dorsett, Cathy Wheeler, Barbara Kearcher, Rosemary Malario, Suzanne Sheahan, and Zoe Greenwood. JMS is appreciative of their dedication to our students and proud to host and recognize these generous members of the community!
JMS will host our annual Halloween parade for K-6 students at 2:50 this Friday, October 30th. Weather permitting, the parade will take place on the blacktop area of the school playground. In the event of poor weather, students will parade in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to sign in at the office and then attend the parade. Information on the pre-K Halloween parade will come directly from Mrs. Hodgkinson to pre-K families. All students are welcome to bring a costume to change into for the parade. We ask that costumes be appropriate for viewing by young children, free of simulated weaponry or graphic images.
School pictures will available for online viewing by Friday, November 6th. The information necessary to access your child's gallery online will be sent home on or before that date.
CT Core Standards
Students in grades 4-6 received and brought home a parent resource from the Connecticut State Department of Education. This brochure is designed to help you understand what your child is learning this year and includes helpful suggestions for supporting learning at home. This resource reflects the CSDE's efforts to communicate to families the recent shifts regarding the CT Core Standards and Smarter Balanced testing.
Parent Night on Cyberbullying
Region 6 has arranged a Cyberbullying Workshop for parents and guardians. This interactive workshop is designed to address issues related to a wide range of age groups and to encourage questions from parent and guardians. Wamogo's National Honor Society students will provide free babysitting during the Cyberbullying Workshop, from 6:15-8:00PM in the Wamogo Library. Please call the school office by November 6th to register for babysitting and attendance at this event. All children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained in order to participate.
Presenter: Sergeant Kevin Albanese
October 30th, 2:50PM - K-6 Halloween Parade
November 9th, 6:30PM - Parent Presentation on Cyberbullying at Wamogo
November 10th, 9:00AM - Chat with Superintendent Drapp at JMS
November 10th, 11:45AM - Veteran's Day Luncheon
November 11th - Veteran's Day (NO SCHOOL)
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Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.