April 21, 2022

 

BROADWAY CAFÉ WORKS FOR CHARITY

The Broadway Cafe' bakers are busy learning about global awareness and the art of creating a charity baking event, Cupcakes For Ukraine, with proceeds to benefit the Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. This tasteful fundraiser will be going on during the entire month of May.

THE WJJMS LMC SCHOLASTIC BUY ONE/GET ONE BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic Buy One/Get One Book Fair will be happening from May 2 – May 6, 2022! Watch for more news soon.

 

CPS THERAPY DOG “OFFICER SKIPPER” AND CORPORAL SHEEL

See the news broadcast about CPS’s Certified Therapy Dog, Officer Skipper, along with our School Resource Officer, Corporal Sheel. Learn about our fundraiser, Operation Skipper! Also, you can view a photo of Bacon Academy’s Wilson Hathaway with Skipper.

 

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health awareness artwork submissions will be accepted through April! Submissions should show coping skills, spread understanding about mental health issues, explain how and where to get help, or share about other mental health help. Submit your artwork to room 117 in the 6th-grade pod and complete a simple form online in the WJJMS google classroom to have a chance at winning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. This artwork, no matter if you win or not, will be displayed around the school throughout the month of May. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Cori Toennes at [email protected]. Thank you!

 

EMPTY BOWLS & ARTS NIGHT WITH VENDOR FAIR

William J. Johnston Middle School Empty Bowls & Arts Night with Vendor Fair Friday, May 13, 2020 from 5 - 8:00 p.m. sponsored by WJJMS & BA Unified Arts. All soup bowls purchased will benefit the Colchester Food Bank and Restavec Freedom Alliance (an organization helping former Haitian child-slaves). Proceeds for both causes are split 50/50.Purchase a handcrafted bowl for $10 ($8 for Seniors) and attend a magical evening of soup, bread, desserts, the Arts, and love. Handcrafted bowls are created by WJJMS students, staff, BA Unified Artists, and kind local artisans. Enjoy the WJJMS Art Show, Jazz Band, Choir, Guitar Club with Mr. Ramage, and an interactive Digital Media & Innovations exhibit. 

 

CPS SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS AND ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL @ WWW.COLCHESTERCT.ORG

Check our calendar page at www for the 2021 – 22 school year calendar and the
2022 – 23 school year calendar, as well as arrival and dismissal times.

 

STRIKE OUT CANCER FUNDRAISER

Our Strike Out Cancer fundraiser was a great success! We helped support organizations provide services for people with cancer and fund cancer research. All who donated had the chance to be awarded prizes. Students and staff wore favorite BASEBALL SHIRT for MLB’s Opening Day, and visit Mel's Downtown Creamery on Thursday night. Mel’s donated a portion of their proceeds as well.

 

SAFE FUTURES – GRADE 8 STUDENTS

Safe Futures has once again been coming in to WJJMS to teach all 8th-grade students. They taught the Zeta Mu Team early in April and are finishing with the Pi Team today, April 14, 2022. Read about Safe Futures~

 

LMC NUTMEG NOMINEE CONTEST

Students will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite Nutmeg Nominee beginning Monday, April 11 through April 29 if they have read at least two of the nominated titles found in the LMC! Students who read 5 of the nominees and fill out the LMC form documenting this will receive a free book at the Spring Book Fair. Watch for our Scholastic Book Fair news soon!

 

MCM BUTTER BRAIDS & CAKE ROLLS PICK UP APRIL 25, 2022, 4 – 7:30 p.m.

A very important message from the PTO:
Pick up your MCM orders inside WJJMS by the entrance to Gym West. WJJMS cannot accommodate the storage of frozen foods. Contact a friend to pick up for you if the need be. Contact DeeAnne Corticelli at 
[email protected] or Monika Graham at [email protected] with any questions.


VOLLEYBALL OPPORTUNITY FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN AT BACON ACADEMY

Bacon Academy Volleyball team is holding a clinic during April vacation. Bacon Academy Co-Captains and athletes, Grace Gorreck and Megan Swanke, visited WJJMS Friday, March 18, 2022! 

 

BACON ACADEMY ACTIVE FOR AUTISM RUN/WALK

Bacon Academy’s Interact Club is hosting an Active for Autism Run and Walk on May 1st, 2022! Please complete the following registration form and return it to the main office before April 29th. If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Toennes, Club President and Senior at  [email protected]

     

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering or will be volunteering, please review the following:

Group I: Volunteers that assist school staff members with school activities in the presence of a Colchester Public Schools employee. Background checks are not required for Group I volunteers. To apply to be a Group I Volunteer, please complete the  Group 1 Volunteer Application form. Group I volunteers are those who assist school staff members with school activities such as those listed below:

-assisting in a classroom, cafeteria, or library when a staff member is present
-accompanying a class on a field trip during the school day with a staff member
-helping in the school office during regular school hours
-assisting in the cafeteria or library during regular school hours
-assisting during extracurricular events (dances, fairs, open house, sporting events, etc.)