From the Principal's Pen

March 25, 2022

Our Student Council members, Service Club members and Ambassadors marched in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday March 20 at 2:00 PM from Town Hall down Greenwich Avenue. They did a great job representing Julian Curtiss!

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Dear Parents,

Thank you for your partnership in your child's learning. Parent Teacher Conferences were held this week and we appreciate the time you took to meet with our staff! Julian Curtiss and New Lebanon Schools are the only two elementary schools in the district that hold an official second Parent Teacher Conference during the school year. We will work hard to continue this tradition moving forward. If you have not had a conference please contact your child's teacher right away and they will do their best to accommodate you.

We will be offering some before and after school tours for anyone that might be interested in seeing their child's school building.

We have scheduled two dates so far:

Monday, March 28th at 7:30 am or 3 pm.

Monday, April 4th at 7:30 am or 3 pm.

Please call the office at 203-869-1896 and let Lisa or Pati know you will be coming. If those dates don't work please provide a few dates that will work before or after school and we will try and accommodate you.

You will be receiving an invitation soon to come watch the Fun Run on our field on April 14th which is the day before our spring recess.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Trish McGuire and Matt Hartigan

From the Nurse

A friendly reminder to continue monitoring your children for signs and symptoms of illness before sending your child to school each morning. We are also continuing with our district policy which requires all sick children to stay home for 24 hours symptom free/ fever free without the use of medication to control fever. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Thank you for your help in keeping JC safe and healthy!

Nurse Theresa

Elementary School Report Cards

Julian Curtiss received their students report cards in paper form on March 23rd. Families can also access report cards in Aspen on Monday, March 28th for viewing and/or downloading for a three week period. When the report card is published midday, parents/guardians will receive an email with instructions from To log in, use your primary email address (the address which you received the email) as the user ID. If you have forgotten your password, please hit the ‘Forgot Password’ button. Individuals who have never logged in to Aspen will also receive a separate ‘New Account’ email with a temporary password.

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Summer School 2022

Julian Curtiss will be offering summer school for our own students July 5- August 5 running from 8:30-11:30 each day. Students will be selected by their teachers based on a specific criteria and invites will be sent home the week of March 21st.

Greenwich Public Schools will also be holding a district summer school from July 5-August 5, running from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM for most offerings. The 2022 Program will focus on literacy and numeracy skills for our PreK-8 students, including tutoring options for invited families. Advancement courses and credit recovery courses will be offered for our secondary level students in Grades 6-12. For more information, please visit our website or email questions to our Summer Programs Coordinator, Tara Fogel at this dedicated summer school email address: Check back on April 1 for links to register your child.

Important Dates:

April 5- April 14 - Boosterthon

April 15- April 22 Spring Recess


Friday, June 17th @ 9:00 AM- Fifth grade Ringing Out Ceremony


On Wednesday, March 30th our students will enjoy an assembly with Bash the Trash compliments of our generous PTA! Thank you to all of the parents that support our PTA.

Our students benefit from your hard work and funding! A special thank you to Randi Jachino, VP of Curriculum Enrichment for planning this event!

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On Saturday, March 20th the CMS Odyssey of the Mind team, which was composed of many JC alums, won 1st place within the state championship. These students started their Odyssey of the Mind interest here at JC! We love to see their success.Their video is below.

JC Alum

Murphy Bennett

Asha Chattoraj

Daniela Gojana

Sylvester Pecora

Students from other elementary schools

Bancker Appleman

Eden Citron

Eliot Ornstein

Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Imagine being faced with a problem that requires an original solution. It can be frightening. Now imagine not being afraid to solve that problem – that is what OM members learn. This skill and self-confidence will carry over to all areas of their lives. OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. This international program is designed to help students at all learning levels grow as individual learners, grow as team members, and to reach their full potential.

CMS OOTM 2022 SD 480p
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Please follow Mrs. McGuire and Mr. Hartigan on Twitter

@JCSPrincipal and @JC_EagleAP

Mrs. Trish McGuire - Principal

Julian Curtiss Magnet School of World Languages

Location: 180 East Elm Street, Greenwich, CT, USA
Phone: (203) 869-1896
Twitter: @jcsprincipal