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

Digital Backpack

June 5, 2020

  1. WJJMS Teacher of The Year Awards! Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator o/t/y Knikka Wetzel; Team o/t/y The Morning Team- led by Kristina Ngai & Kelli Cauffman; Support Staff Member o/t/y Jen Major; Certified Staff Teacher o/t/y Becky Nadeau @wjjmstech  @KNgaiSci @COLschools @Cehewes

  2. Ms. Taylor's Virtual Art Show for WJJMS:
    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DXy-piknnFYNpe42Wi8a96DcfQbcv38yBSD38T6K3R0/edit?usp=sharing 

  3. Parents of 8th graders interested in playing FOOTBALL at Bacon Academy - Please see flyer for information. Email Friends of Football at baconfof@gmail.com with any questions.
  4. Grade 8 Promotion- we are planning to send out a promotion video on the day of promotion, and the actual promotion ceremony will happen in the WJ parking lot on Friday, June 12th as a drive-through activity. Students with last names beginning A-L should plan to drive through from 6:00-6:30 and students with last names M-Z should come through from 6:30-7:00. Our wonderful PTO will be on hand to pass out promotion t-shirts and staff will hand out awards and promotion certificates. There will also be a “celebration area” for individual pictures, but for safety reasons, we are asking for no group pictures. Please only enter through the main entrance (not the bus entrance) and then follow the regular traffic pattern around to the main entrance.

  5. On June 2nd, the Board of Education approved adding three half-days for students on June 9, 10, and 11. These half days are in addition to the half days already scheduled for June 12 and 15. 

  6. Thank you, our Director of Bands, Mr. Morrissette! JJIS & WJJMS Band students performed a Virtual Memorial Day Parade on Friday, May 22.  Here is a video of some performances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60DIP9kPdgs 

  7. 8th Graders- record your wave goodbye! Please Help Us With An Upcoming Video! (Deadline Extended) Since we can't be together in person on June 15th, here is your chance to wave one last goodbye to your friends and teachers before you head off to 9th Grade in the fall. Your "wave" will appear in a special upcoming video. We want as many of our 8th graders to participate, so please help us get the word out! You will record your wave in the following Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/ba4e9cb2. Login with your school Gmail account.  Be sure to read the instructions before you begin recording. Deadline to be included in the video is this Friday, June 5th.

  8. June 3, 2020 School Messenger Message: Dear Colchester Schools Families, recent events, including the death of George Floyd, have made it difficult for our children and students to escape the violence shown on TV, the internet, and social media. It can be very difficult for young people to make sense of all of these events. It has also been difficult for adults to process, but we know that we have an obligation to our children to help them understand these events and learn from them. Please see Supt. Burt’s letter.

  9. Grade/Summer School/Remediation- a good time to remind you that grades do count for 4th quarter and our teachers continue to have high expectations for you all.  Please see the grading policy below for information on grades for the 4th quarter, but as a reminder, you must earn a score of 2 or higher (on a 1-4 scale) for quarter 4, and have a passing average for quarters 1-3, to pass for the year.  If you choose to do no work, or are unable to complete your work, we will provide you with summer support.   Please do your assignments and reach out to your teachers if you need help!

  10. Last day to turn in late work for grade 8 is Monday, June 8th.  Please remember to email your teachers when submitting late work.  This gives teachers time to correct it before grades are due. 

  11. Last day to turn in late work for grades 6 and 7 is Wednesday, June 10th.  Please remember to email your teachers when submitting late work.Grade/Summer School/Remediation- a good time to remind you that grades do count for 4th quarter and our teachers continue to have high expectations for you all.  Please see the grading policy below for information on grades for the 4th quarter, but as a reminder, you must earn a score of 2 or higher (on a 1-4 scale) for quarter 4, and have a passing average for quarters 1-3, to pass for the year.  If you choose to do no work, or are unable to complete your work, we will provide you with summer support.   Please do your assignments and reach out to your teachers if you need help!

  1. DISTRICT INFORMATION:
  1. Difficult Times:  Please click here to read letter.
  2. Superintendent's Weekly Update 6/5/2020.  This letter contains important updates.  Click on the link to view the our website page with communication here.
  3. Email for Questions or concerns for any student or family: Email: covid19@colchesterct.org.

COMMUNITY News:

  1. FOOD BANK: The food bank is distributing pre-packed food bags containing as many staples as they have on hand. If you or someone you know needs food, don't hesitate to call our office at (860) 537-7255 and they will schedule a pick up time for you. 
  2. Cragin Library Resources:  Registration form for e-library cards can be used with any online books from any library in the state: https://www.colchesterct.gov/cragin-memorial-library
  3. Cragin Memorial Library if you need help with the Census at 860-537-5752. Respond to the 2020 Census Online at https://my2020census.gov/ by phone at 1-844-330-2020 or by mail. 
  4. Parks and Rec Programs: To view more opportunities visit their Facebook Page.
  5. Summer Day Camp Registration Fun here!
  6. Summer Program/Trips with the CYSS: Help Colchester Youth Services’ plan for summer programs and trips. They are trying to gauge how to best serve our kids with a few questions for you linked here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68HQPZQ
  7. Tax Collector Information Tax Relief Program: The program is good for anyone who has been financially impacted by the COVIS-19 crisis.  Click here for form and here for flyer. For information on this program and eligibility guidelines contact the Tax Collector’s Office no later than July 1, 2020 at 860-537-7210 or by email at taxcollector@colchesterct.gov
  8. UCFS Now Offers Behavioral Health Telehealth Appointments 860-537-7676: Click here for flyer.

Last Digital Backpack



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

 





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