December 17, 2021

7TH & 8TH GRADE INNOVATIONS CLASSES IN CT SCIENCE CENTER’S ANNUAL UP-CYCLED GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

 

The WJJMS 7th and 8th grade Innovations classes are participating in the Hartford Courant and Connecticut Science Center’s annual up-cycled gingerbread house competition! You can see the Gingerbread Castle on display in the Connecticut Science Center through December 31st, and all of the 7th grade gingerbread houses on display in the Innovation room windows at WJ through the end of next week.
Help vote for your favorite house!

8th grade Innovation’s entry: Gingerbread Castle

7th grade Innovation’s entry: Gingerbread Village

 

 

CCMC PJ DAY FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS


WJJMS has raised $1,083.00 to benefit kids with cancer through Connecticut Children’s Medical Center! Thank you, students, parents, caregivers, WJJMS Staff, and the Student Council for leading the program, continuing to benefit cancer research every year.



SENATOR MURPHY INVITES STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ESSAY CONTEST


We ask students from elementary, middle, and high schools from across Connecticut to participate in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by submitting essays that reflect on Dr. King’s dream, their own aspirations, and the importance of what Dr. King means to them. Submissions are now open and must be received by January 12, 2022. Essays can be submitted online or mailed to our Hartford office. Further information about the contest details can be found in the attached flyer. You are encouraged to distribute this flyer to your school community. We look forward to reading and reviewing your student’s work! If you have any further questions, please contact Kay Muñoz at 860-549-8468 or email at [email protected].



HOUR OF CODE: NATIONAL COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK


Last Friday, December 10, 2021 during Workshop and SSR! Wonder why coding is a great skill for students to try and practice? Want to know more? Check out this short video: https://youtu.be/eQ_4nsCWzDU  Here are several benefits of learning coding:
1. Computer programming promotes logical thinking
2. Learning to code helps a students’ creativity
3. When students learn to code they develop persistence
4. Coding helps to develop resilience
5. Learning to code can improve a child’s communication skills
6. Children improve their structural thinking when learning to code
7. Coding helps children with problem-solving
8. Coding improves students’ math skills
9. Coding gives students’ satisfaction
10. Coding helps kids learn to learn


A MESSAGE FROM WJJMS STUDENT JACK GRIMM, WHO CREATED A PROJECT FUNDRAISER FOR OCEAN CONSERVANCY


Ocean Conservancy is a charity dedicated to cleaning marine debris out of the ocean. To support the cause, I'm asking students and staff to drop off returnables/recyclables in the bins outside of each grade's pod. Returnables/recyclables may be brought in from home (no glass or alcoholic beverage recyclables). Monetary donations will also be accepted. Thank you for helping this important cause.



ADDED INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL GAMES


A couple of interscholastic basketball games have been added. The Girl’s team has a game on January 6, 2022 in Rocky Hill at Griswold Middle School. The Boy’s team has a game on January 31, 2022 in Rocky Hill at Griswold Middle School. For schedule information, see our calendar at www.colchesterct.org, the PowerSchool Public Bulletin, or the CIAC website.



CYW (COLCHESTER YOUTH WRESTLING) INFORMATION


Learn all about the Colchester Youth Wrestling’s WIldcats and their program! Practices begin December 13, 2021. The season runs through March. Join the team!


BASKETBALL FORMS YOU MAY NEED

The Transportation Waiver for Athletics form is utilized when you personally will be transporting your student-athlete from an away game rather than having them ride the school bus. This form must be filled out and handed to the Coach prior to taking your student-athlete from an away game.

The Permission to watch a Home Basketball Game form must be turned into the office for the Site Supervisors for our Home Basketball games. Students can either stay directly after school until the game begins or go home and return with parental permission to view the game. A new form must be filled out for each game.

 

HONOR ROLL

Attached is our WJJMS Quarter 1 Honor Roll. Congrats!

  

A NOTE TO THE OFFICE

Our Note to the Office form is convenient! Print it, send one of them in with your student about an early pickup need, a previous absence, a tardy, or vacation. If your student is leaving early, we can prepare them with a pass to be in the office five minutes before your arrival after they leave class without an interruption.

 


JOSTENS YEARBOOK

Let’s not forget to order those yearbooks for your student. They are only $37 (this could increase in the new year). You can also place 8th-grade grad ads at the same time as placing your yearbook order. There are only so many pages allotted for Grad Ads so get those orders in before space runs out. Simply log onto www.Jostensyearbook.com and follow the prompts.