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It is the mission of the WJJMS PTO to enrich the educational experience of all WJJMS students by providing funding for programs and materials that support and complement the WJJMS curriculum. We look forward to creating a strong parent - teacher collaboration for the upcoming year. Check the latest information in the Digital Backpack and watch for dates on this PTO page and Facebook. Contact President Merrill Collins if you'd like at with any questions.

Click here for the WJJMS PTO Calendar!

Click below for the Meeting Minutes:
September 19, 2018

Click here for the PTO Slate.

Some of the services we provide are:

  • grants for student programming
  • honor roll supplies
  • individual grants for teachers' needs
  • staff appreciation luncheons
  • office volunteer help
  • 8th grade promotion t-shirts & picnic

Here are our fundraisers this year:

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards program
Big Y Express rewards
MCM Fundraising's Kansas Maid Braided Pastry and Lyman Orchards Crisp fundraiser
Lyman Orchards Pies/Cookie Dough fundraiser
Square 1 Art fundraiser
Candy fundraiser

Donations (we do not have membership dues)
All of these great services are funded through our fundraisers and donations. We are always actively looking for volunteers to work on various projects. If you have the time, we need you. Please note, however, that you can choose to be a contributing member only. Once you complete our Donation Form your child can turn it into the Main Office PTO mailbox.

Box Tops for Education
The Box Tops for Education gains free cash for WJJMS. Keep collecting the box tops and labels, and send them in with your student. We have raffles and team competitions. Click here for the box tops newsletter!

Puma Gear
Please contact us Cindy Malz at to inquire.

WJJMS Surplus Store
Click here for the WJJMS Surplus Store Facebook page.

Location: William J. Johnston Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave Colchester CT 06415 (East Gym entrance)

Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month September through May from 2:15 - 7pm. We open multiple Saturdays though the year from 9 - 1pm. Holidays, school vacations and closings due to weather may affect the schedule.

What we sell: We offer a large variety of items ranging from kids toys, crafts, home decor, yarn, fabric, sewing, scrapbooking, stamping, Elvis, Harley, household, Wilton, card making, wedding items, wall art, lawn & garden and so much more. All items are new. 

Who benefits?: 100% of the profits are used to purchase programs and materials for WJJMS students and staff. We accept cash or checks made payable to WJJMS PTO. 

Pricing:  50% off red stickers, 75% off full price stickers (with a few exceptions).

PTO Meetings
All meetings are held mostly every third Wednesday of each month during the school year unless otherwise indicated, starting at 6:00 p.m. at WJJMS in the large office Conference Room aside from the first meeting which will be held in the School Counseling Conference Room. To inquire about PTO Meetings, you may contact WJJMS at 860 537 2313, check the PowerSchool Bulletin or calendar at 

Two other opportunities to raise funds for equipment for our school are:

Big Y Express
Click here for the Parent Flier and register your Big Y card. The WJJMS school id is #5110. Follow the directions on the flier and attain free equipment for our school!


Stop & Shop Rewards
(information coming soon)



PH: 860.537.2313  FAX: 860.537.6258

Website Accessibility: The Colchester Public School District is committed to making our website content accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities. If assistance is needed in accessing material on any of the CPS website pages, please contact Dawn Shea at 860-537-7267.

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