December 2, 2022

PJ DAY FOR THE KIDS:

The students and staff of WJJMS are invited to wear appropriate PJs to school on December 9, in support of kids who wear their pjs for long periods of time while fighting cancer at Connecticut Children’s. Make an optional donation of $1 or more & wear your PJs! For more information and to make a gift online, visit: https://give.connecticutchildrens.org/ColchesterPublicSchools.  Cash, online donations and checks are accepted. Please make any checks payable to Connecticut Children’s Foundation, Inc.  All proceeds benefit the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s.

PJ Day Flyer

 

HOLIDAY STORE:

It’s that time of year again.  Students will be able to holiday shop for family and friends from 12/5-12/9 here at WJJMS. The Holiday Store will be available to students during workshop and lunch. It will be located in the PTO surplus store near Gym West. Gifts can be purchased with cash or check.  Please make checks payable to WJJMS PTO. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Kukich at [email protected] or 860-861-8934.

Holiday Store

 

WJJMS HOLIDAY STORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

It's Holiday shopping time @ WJJMS. We need lots of volunteers to help during store hours. The Holiday Store will run Monday, December 5th through Friday, December 9th. Volunteer slots are in 2hr increments, but if you can stay the whole time, please sign up for 2 spots. The store will open for students at 11am and run until 2pm. We will need a little time before and after for reorganizing and stocking. Thank you for any time you can offer to help our kids get some holiday shopping done. Here is the link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B44A4AC28A4FB6-wjjms

 

 

PTO STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON:

Help us celebrate our amazing staff at WJJMS, by donating something to the PTO Holiday Lunch on Thursday, December 15th.  Sign-up to donate something using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054AAFA62EA1F49-wjjms.  Please deliver items to the main on Thursday, December 15th between 7am-10am and reach out to Hospitality Chair Jackie Lucco with questions!  [email protected]m

 

WINTER MUSIC EVENING CONCERT:

The evening winter concert for families will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at Bacon Academy.  6th grade band and chorus begins at 6:00 and 7th/8th grade band and chorus, jazz and chamber begin at 7:15pm.  Please join us for a musical evening! 

  

SPECIAL DROP OFF IN MORNING FOR DECEMBER 14TH:

On the morning of Wednesday, December 14, ALL STUDENTS are to report directly to Bacon Academy in the morning to enjoy our band and chorus concert.  All buses will go directly to Bacon Academy to drop-off all students.  Parents/guardians who drop-off their students in the morning should arrive no earlier than 7:15 AM. The students will watch a concert performed by our band and chorus.  After the concert is over, WJJMS students will board buses and be brought to WJJMS for the remainder of the day.

  • From the main entrance, WJ parents should turn right (which is the direction all traffic goes).
  • WJ Parents may enter the first lot on the left (now the faculty lot).
  • WJ Parents should drop off near the auditorium doors and students can use the crosswalk, then enter the building.
  • Please do not drive in the bus lanes.

PTO SHOPPING FUNDRAISER:

Join us Saturday December 3rd at Thread & Nail Consignments and cross things off your holiday shopping wish list (or buy something for yourself! We won’t tell). A portion of all sales from 11am-6pm will directly benefit the WJJMS PTO. Come on out shop local, shop small and support your WJJMS PTO. With so many great products you’re sure to find something for everyone.

Thread and Nail Flyer

 

WJJMS PTO PAINT NIGHT - CANCELLED:

Unfortunately, Paint Night on December 7th has been cancelled. The artist will issue refunds to those who have already paid.  

 

PERMISSION FORM TO STAY AFTER SCHOOL AND WATCH BASKETBALL GAME:

If your student would like to stay after school to watch an upcoming basketball, this permission form must be completed and returned to the coach.  

 

TECH/VOAG SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS:

Many 8th grade students have shown an interest in attending Norwich Technical High School, Windham Technical High School or Lebanon Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Center for their upcoming 2023-2024 school year. If your child is interested in applying, please read the Application Process for these schools

 

SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER:

The instructional day begins at 7:18 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Students should not arrive at school prior to 7:05 a.m., as they will be unsupervised. The main office is open from 6:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On a shortened day, the day begins at the usual time, but ends at 11:40 a.m. If there is a delayed opening, school begins at 9:18 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.  The main office hours may change in the event of an unexpected school delay or closing.

 

YEARBOOK:

It’s time to order your 2022-2023 yearbook. The price of the yearbook is $37.00.  Simply log onto Jostensyearbook.com and follow the prompts. Any questions, please email Mrs. Gallucci, yearbook advisor, at [email protected].

 

COLCHESTER YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAMS:

CYB offers several programs for grades 1-8. Please see this flyer for more information.

 

COLCHESTER YOUTH WRESTLING:

CYW is accepting registration for all girls and boys, grades 3-8, who are interested in wrestling.  Please see this flyer for more information.