January 28, 2022

BOYS INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL RESCHEDULED GAMES & END OF THE SEASON INFOMATION

January 28, 2022:
from January 20, 2022 (snow day)
The girls play at home, the boys planned to play away vs. McGee (Berlin) but the game was cancelled. They will practice instead.

February 2, 2022:
from January 7, 2022 (snow day). Boys play away vs. Rham, and at this time, Rham is not allowing any visiting spectators.

February 4, 2022:
Uniform collection and pizza party for both Interscholastic Basketball teams from 2-3 p.m.

 

YEARBOOK DUE DATES - www.jostensyearbook.com

Attention! We have two important yearbook deadlines TODAY, January 28, 2022! 

All parents:
The deadline for personalization is Today. 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 today, January 28, 2022. If you need assistance, contact Jostens directly. 


GERTRUDE HAWK CHOCOLATES FUNDRAISING

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

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


UPDATED SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR

School-year Calendar update January 21, 2022

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. colchesterlax.org

 

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.
  

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