January 7, 2022

 

 

JANUARY MENUS

Breakfast

Lunch

 

UPDATED INTERSCHOLASTIC GAMES SPECTATORS INFORMATION

The ECC Executive Committee has met and agreed that there will be precautionary measures in place for spectators at athletic events. We appreciate everyone working together to ensure the safety of our student-athletes and to put forth our best effort to ensure that we can continue to participate in interscholastic athletics moving forward. 

Colchester- no fans for opposing team, 4 per athlete home games 

 Rocky Hill- 2 fans per athlete

 RHAM- 2 fans per athlete

 Berlin- no restrictions

 Beman- 2 adult spectators for visiting teams

 Cromwell- no restrictions

 East Hampton- no restrictions

 Strong- no restrictions 

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL INFORMATION

Intramural Basketball will begin Tuesday, February 15, 2022 and take place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until March 17, 2022. Registration for Intramural Basketball will be done via packet only in lieu of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. More information is forthcoming.

 

Board of Education Meetings

 

All BOE meetings are hosted via Zoom and are accessible to the public. The Colchester Board of Education meets on the second Tuesday of each month. All meetings are subject to confirmation on the monthly Agenda. Additional meetings and exceptions are also listed below. To access agendas and meeting packets, visit BoardDocs Public Access.  

2022 Board of Education Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Budget Workshop
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Budget Workshop
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022 
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022

 

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

On 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.


 

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!

 

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC 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.