February 4, 2022

FEBRUARY MENUS

Breakfast
Lunch

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

February 2 was WORLD READ ALOUD DAY! Many WJJMS students read to CES students Virtually! What a nice connection between William J. Johnston Middle School and Colchester Elementary School.


INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL UNIFORM RETURN & PIZZA PARTY

The Boys and Girls Interscholastic Basketball uniform return and pizza party was rescheduled to this coming Tuesday, February 8, 2022 right after school.

 

IF YOUR STUDENT HAS COVID SYMPTOMS

If your student has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 they should test for COVID-19 before returning to school.  

PCR testing is the gold standard.  To find testing sites near you visit: https://www.211ct.org/.   

CPS has some rapid at home test kits for students to use.  Please contact your child's school nurse if you need one. 

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

Youth Action Council presents Mental Health Week at WJJMS & Bacon Academy from February 7 – 11! We will be wearing daily colors to show our support, have trivia sessions during lunches and spin the prize wheel! Here is the video which has been shared with students.
 

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY

Today, Friday, February 4th, is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart health. See the Go Red website if you'd like to contribute, browse strategies or look up recipes: 

 

FEBRUARY NEWS FROM OUR WJ NURSE

Dear Parents: February 2022

 During the next couple months postural screenings will be conducted for seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys. The purpose of this program is to detect the signs of spinal curvature at its earliest stages. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity. Spinal deformities most often develop between the ages of 10 and 15 years. Nearly all cases are painless at first and are often confused with poor adolescent posture. Most cases are mild and require only ongoing observation by a doctor after first diagnosis. Others become progressively more severe as the child grows and require active treatment. 

 The school nurse performs each screening in the health office. The procedure for examination is a simple one, requiring less than one minute. The nurse inspects the student's spine as he or she stands and then bends forward. If a spinal problem is suspected, the student will be rechecked at a second screening. If further consultation is recommended, parents will be notified of the findings and will be asked to seek further evaluation from their own physician.

 Students will be distanced at 6 feet, in the screening location for less than 15 minutes, and masks will be worn at all times. If parents would like to opt out their students then please inform our school nurse, Cindy Noniewicz, in writing as soon as possible.

 Connecticut law requires all students in grades five, seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys be screened annually in school. Students who have been screened by their doctor after 6/30/21 or have already been diagnosed with a spinal problem will be excused from school screening. Please contact me if you have any questions concerning the postural screening program.

 

WJJMS YEARBOOK DEADLINES

 The deadline to order your WJJMS Jostens yearbook is Feb 20, 2022. We only have about 40 that are not sold, so be sure to get your order in. Also, don’t forget the 8th grade Grad Ad extended deadline of February 10, 2022.

 

GERTRUDE HAWK CHOCOLATES FUNDRAISING

Our WJJMS PTO’s next fundraiser is The Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser! This fundraiser will begin February 14 and end on March 7, 2022, and the orders will be in on-time for Easter. More information is forthcoming, and the chairperson for this fundraiser is Rebecca Meyer.


WJJMS UPCOMING BAND EVENTS

Feb 16-->Colchester/RHAM Jazz Night, Bacon Academy, 7PM
March 4&5-->Eastern Region Middle School Festival, Enfield High School
March 16-->Band Mentor Day, Bacon Academy, Rehearsal 7-10AM, Concert at 7PM
March 25-->Waterford Jazz Festival, Waterford High School

 

BUILT-IN SNOW DAYS UTILIZED 

February 22, 2022 is now a school day
March 14, 2022 is now a school day
May 31, 2022 is now a school day


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

Intramural Basketball Sign-up Packets are available now and will need to be completed prior to participation along with a $45 check made payable to WJJMS Athletics. Intramural Basketball will begin on February 15, 2022 and run from 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until March 17, 2022. 


CBSL

Registration is now open for the Colchester Baseball-Softball League, Spring 2022 Season. Programs are available for boys and girls ages 4-16. Please visit www.CBSL.org to learn more, register or ask questions.

 

CYL

Registration for Colchester Youth Lacrosse is Open! Do your kids like to play basketball, soccer, or hockey? Lacrosse combines skills from all three sports. The spring 2022 season runs from March until the beginning of June. The program is open to boys and girls from Kindergarten thru 8th grade. Follow the link for more information and to register online. 
  
  

THRIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL GROUP/UCFS HEALTHCARE

Thrive is a weekly, co-ed group for middle school students who wish to have additional support to help themselves THRIVE through life’s daily activities. UCFS Healthcare THRIVE Middle School Group