The Year of Celebrations
Week of Feb. 12, 2024
Happy Lunar New Year to our families who celebrate! We had a great learning morning announcement by Christina and Kenzie on Friday teaching the school about this international celebration!
This is Kindness Week! We will be celebrating a variety of ways the JCS community can show kindness to one another and taking on a challenge to hit 500 Random Acts of Kindness by the end of the week! Thank you Theme Team and Mrs. Sala for setting this up!
We are pleased to announce that a long-term friend of JCS and dedicated employee has taken on the role of special education teacher at JCS. Congrats to the wonderful Mrs. Farley!!
We have some events planned this week that are weather-dependent. With a storm coming Tuesday, please keep an eye out for notifications via email or text.
Have a great week everyone!
Dr. Marcus and Ms. Callanan
REMINDER: Friday is an Early Release Day!
Many thanks to so many volunteers from our parent, NHS, Wheaton, and NPS central office community! We have about 40 courses to offer representing a WIDE range of interests and activities.
A Course Choice Form will be coming home shortly with clear instructions on signing up your child for one of the courses. Again, they run on Friday afternoons Mar. 1 - Apr 2, last period. If you are still able to help with a course, please email Dr. M asap.
Starry Night! Wednesday!
Looks like a SNOW-COVERED family event sponsored by the SPO in collaboration with the Norton Outdoor Center. Please keep an eye out for an email confirming this event.
On Wednesday, families are invited to come over to the NOC, and check out the starry night on the big field. We'll have a couple of volunteer experts from Wheaton College, some telescopes, and hot chocolate to warm up. This is all weather permitting of course, but what a great way to spend an hour on Valentine's Day!!
Mosaic Mural Update
JCS's latest art project, under the brilliant guidance of Artist in Residence, Josh Winer, is coming along beautifully. Thank you SPO and NEED for making this possible! The student work is now done and Josh (and any volunteers) will be color grouting and cleaning the artwork this week. (Email Dr. M if you can help grout.) Look out for an invite to the final unveiling at the beginning of March!
We hope you all have an enjoyable February vacation! We will see you when you get back!
SPO Monthly Meeting
The next SPO meeting is on Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 PM – we hope you’ll join us! You can attend in-person in the JCS Library or join us online via GoogleMeet.
Weather permitting, join us for a Starry Night star-gazing event this Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Night)! See the attached flyer or contact Dr. Marcus with questions.
Norton Night with the Providence Bruins
Norton Night with the Providence Bruins is THIS Friday, February 16th. Reminder: 2nd & 3rd Grade students who signed-up will be performing the National Anthem prior to puck drop!
If you have signed-up to be a chaperone, the SPO will be reaching out to you separately with details. Remember, you must have a current CORI on file to volunteer at this event. Lastly, both singers and parent-volunteers must register AND purchase tickets. To register your singer(s), to volunteer and/or to purchase tickets, go to the JSC-SPO Linktree
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the JCS at the end of the month on Tuesday, February 27th and Wednesday, February 28th (with a Family Night Wednesday evening). The SPO needs volunteers to help the students shop and manage the register at check-out. Please go to the JSC-SPO Linktree to sign-up and for available time slots. (By going to ParentSquare you can find when your student will be attending the bookfair). Please reach out to us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Baystate Textile Bin
Don’t forget to use the Baystate Textile Bin to help with your Spring Cleaning efforts! Drop off those old clothes, coats, linens, or shoes in the bin located in the JCS parking lot and the SPO will receive funds from those donations! Follow this link to learn more about Baystate Textiles donations: Baystate Textiles DO and DON'T Accept
The SPO Needs You!
Mark Your Calendar!
Feb. 14- Valentine's Day, Starry Night Family Event at NOC
Feb. 15- 3rd Grade Biography Museum
Feb. 16- Early Release, Bruins Night, Vacation begins
Feb. 26- Welcome Back!
Mar. 1- Electives Begin!