January 21, 2022

 

INVENTION CONVENTION

Calling all inventors!  WJJMS will be participating in the 2022 Connecticut Invention Convention. This year, WJ will be hosting a virtual invention convention where students can submit videos of their ideas and prototypes for others to see. Five students will be selected to represent our school at the State Invention Convention in May and will win fabulous prizes such as gift cards and wireless headphones. Every student who enters will earn a chance to win an additional prize from a random drawing. Any students interested in eternal fame and glory can sign up by emailing Mrs. Ngai or stopping by the Innovations room during workshops. All video entries must be entered by March 9th. Good luck inventors!

JOSTENS YEARBOOK INFORMATION www.jostensyearbook.com

Attention ALL parents:

We have two important yearbook deadlines coming quickly.  Please make note of these so you and your student do not miss out. The deadline for personalization is January 28th. Students love to get their book personalized; it makes them “theirs” and also is a great help in locating the owner when they leave them lying around. THIS DEADLINE CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Attention 8th Grade parents:

The deadline for 8th grade grad ads is January 28th (or when we run out of space, whichever comes first). Please do not wait until the last minute just in case you have trouble and need to call Jostens for help.  Since this service is done directly through Jostens, you need to contact them for help. 


BUILT-IN SNOW DAYS BEING UTILIZED AS SCHOOL DAYS THUS FAR

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


INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL

Intramural Basketball Sign-up Packets are available in our office 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. 


QUARTER 2 CLOSING SOON

Quarter 2 closes on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

 

8TH GRADE INNOVATIONS CLASS WINS CT SCIENCE CENTER’S ANNUAL UPCYCLED GINGERBOARD HOUSE COMPETITION

Thank you to everyone who voted online for our project in the Hartford Courant/CT Science Center's annual upcycled Gingerboard House Competition. WE WON! We were selected as one of the winners for the Community Partners category, up against businesses, schools and professional maker spaces. The staff at the Connecticut Science Center were so impressed that instead of the original prize (4 four packs of tickets to the science center) they awarded each of the students a free ticket PLUS hats, t-shirts, candy, pens, fidget toys, AND a set of super nice wireless headphones for each student!  We couldn't have done it without your votes, so thank you again!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Ngai & 8th grade Innovations students Ben Buyniski, Naia Coelho, Emma Corn, Aivree Durnik, Ava Golubeff, Brynn Herboldt, Caelyn McLear, Liam Sweeney, Cameron Taskey, & Natalie Uhrig.

  

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

We are planning on starting Winter After School Clubs the week of February 14th! Stay tuned!

 

SOS LESSON (SIGNS OF SUICIDE) & ACT (ACKNOWLEDGE, CARE, TELL)

We are looking to implement the SOS (signs of suicide) Prevention Program in grade 7, and teach them about ACT (acknowledge – care – tell). The following dates have been scheduled:

Monday, January 31st - Sigma Team

Thursday, February 3rd - Alpha Team

Parents/Guardians have the ability to opt their child out of the program. If you wish to have your child opt out please email or call Annette Tamburrino, Office Professional at [email protected] or call 860-537-2313, ext. 520. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.

  

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

 

BOYS INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL RESCHEDULED GAMES

The game that was scheduled for January 7, 2022 (snow day) has been rescheduled to Feb. 3, 2022. Boys play away vs. Rham.
The games from January 20, 2022 (snow day) has been rescheduled to Friday, January 28, 2022 vs. McGee (Berlin). The girls play at home, the boys play away.

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL ECC COMMITTEE UPDATE FOR SPECTATORS

The ECC Executive Committee has met and agreed that there will be precautionary measures in place for spectators at athletic events. Please read our communication for our updated spectator policy for the ECC. 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. 

 

2022 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATES RELEASED

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.   

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