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WJJMS 360 Norwich Avenue, Colchester CT  06415  Telephone: (860) 537-2313

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Summer, 2017

Message from the Interim Superintendent Karen Loiselle Goodwin:
To the members of the Colchester School Community: Please click here to read.

  1. WJJMS Parking Lot Plan/Pattern for 2017-2018:  Click here to view map.
  2. Medication in School: If your child requires medication in school, please provide the nurse with a completed doctor's order form signed by a parent along with the medication needed. Only adults may bring the medications to/from school. Some examples include: ibuprofen, tylenol, albuterol, Epipen, eye/ear drops, antibiotics, etc.
  3. WJJMS Boys and Girls Soccer Registration for the WJJMS Boys and Girls Soccer program opened on July 1, 2017. Online Registration Information: A. Click here for the Family ID (www.familyid.com)  information you will need before registering. B. Click here for online Athletic Programs Registration.
  4. School Calendar: 2017-2018 School Year Calendar attached here
  5. Summer Teen Reading at Cragin: Click here for details.
  6. Generic School Supplies Listing By Grade: This list is a compilation of each grade’s teams’ supply lists common items.
  7. Dear Middle School Students and Parents: Please remember to encourage your children to read this summer! We don’t want your children to lose the literacy skills that they gained throughout the school year during the “Summer Slide” or “Brain Drain”.  One way to prevent the loss of literacy skills, is to have children reading books over the summer.  This year, your child is required to read one book of his/her choosing at his/her reading level. Click here for letter.
  8. Grade 8 Students Entering Grade 9: Bacon Academy Summer reading video created by a Bacon Academy student linked here.
  9. WJ New Twitter Feed Page of Mr. Bennett's Tweets! Check them out:  http://www.colchesterct.org/page.cfm?p=555
  10. First Day of School - Wednesday, August 30th is the first day of school and is a full day.
  11. Parents of 8th Grade Students: Message from the BA Math Dept: If your student will be a freshman at Bacon Academy for the upcoming school year, please read this information about calculators from the Bacon Academy Math Department. Please click here.
  12. Safe Futures is the domestic violence counseling agency for southeastern CT. For families or students struggling with domestic violence to be aware of their services. http://www.safefuturesct.org/
  13. Tween Scene:  A support group for middle school students is forming! Click here for details. 
  14.  07/31/17: CYB Boys & Girls Basketball Camp- July 31st-August 4th from 9:30-12:00. Grades 5-9 at Bacon Academy. Directed by Bacon Academy basketball coaches and players. 

District News:

  1. CPS School Community Welcomes Interim Superintendent Karen Goodwin: Click here to read.
  2. Substitutes Needed (Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Nurses, Cafeteria): Are you looking for something to do while the kids are in school? Apply now to become a substitute for the 2017-18 school year as background screenings can take up to six weeks. Teacher applicants need to have a college degree or apply for a waiver from the state, nurses must have a CT RN license and valid current CPR & First Aid. Substitute applications are available at the Board of Education office located inside Town Hall or click on Substitute Application Packet. If you have any questions, contact Jan Shorts, HR Coordinator at 860-537-7264. Substitute Rates: Teachers - $85.00 a day ($42.50 half day) and Non-Certified - $70.00 a day ($35.00 half day).
  3. Board of Education Meeting: August 8th at the Town Hall at 7pm.
  4. 2017-2018 School Calendar attached here
  5. School News:  For school news and information over the summer, please visit our website for updates or follow us on Twitter @COLschools.  We hope you have a safe and wonderful summer!

Community News:

  1. 07/31/17 - 08/04/17: CYB Boys & Girls Basketball Camp- July 31st-August 4th from 9:30-12:00. Grades 5-9 at Bacon Academy. Directed by Bacon Academy basketball coaches and players.
  2. 08/14/17 - 8/18/17: Parks and Rec Soccer Camp Registration here.
  3. 08/18/17: Cub Scout Pack 13 Joining Night: Friday, August 18th at 6pm at St. Andrew's Church.  Joining Night is the time to learn more about scouts and fill out registration information. Any questions, please email colchesterpack13@gmail.com
  4. 08/25/17: Cub Scout Pack 13 Ice Cream Social: Friday, August 25th at 6pm: Is hosting an end of summer/kick off to the new scouting year Ice Cream Social, Friday, August 25th at 6pm at St. Andrew's Church for current and new cub scouts. For more information, please email:  colchesterpack13@gmail.com.
  5. SafeFutures: Domestic violence counseling agency for southeastern CT.  Services for families or students struggling with domestic violence. Click on the link http://www.safefuturesct.org/
  6. Mattabeseck Audubon Society Thoreau Essay Contest for High School Students:  This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, naturalist, essayist, philosopher, and author of Walden. To mark this event, the Mattabeseck Audubon Society is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students in their chapter area. The Thoreau Essay Contest submission deadline is October 15, 2017 Click here for details. http://www.audubon-mas.org
  7. CYS Game Club at Cragin on Tuesdays through August 8th: Click here for details.
  8. New Venture Crew Forming: Click here for details.
  9. Colchester YSS Community ClosetNew and gently used clothing and shoes for adults and children. Open to anyone in the community who has a need for clothing. If you are interested contact the CYSS office at 860-537-7255.
  10. Free and Subsidized Preschool Offered in Colchester: Click here for details.



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WJJMS
360 NORWICH AVENUE
COLCHESTER, CT 06415
PH: 860.537.2313  FAX: 860.537.6258

 





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