June 3, 2022

 
  • BAND & CHORUS FUN DAY:

Friday, June 3 (students must be in good behavioral standing to participate) from 2:00-5:00 PM at WJJMS.

  • EMPTY BOWLS AND ARTS NIGHT:

Empty Bowls and Arts night will be Friday November 4. Please see the attached information.

  • CT ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS ONLINE EVENT:

Check out this online event for authors, illustrators, and students on June 11, 2022!

  • SUMMER MUSIC INFORMATION:

Band students and parents - summer is the perfect time to put extra effort into a musical instrument! Read Mr. Morrissette’s letter with camp information, private music lesson information and visit the Coast Guard Band website.

  • BACON ACADEMY CHEER TRYOUTS:

June 3rd & 7th, 4:30-7pm, in the BA Gym. Open to all students currently in grades  8-11. Wear athletic clothing, sneakers/cheer shoes, and hair up. If you have any questions please contact coach Allie: 860-303-9523. Interested athletes must fill out the google form to attend. Coach Fryer: [email protected].

Grade 8 End of Year Information:

  • PROMOTION PROGRAM ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY:

Grade 8 students are invited to design the front cover for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Program. The cover design should be created in black on a 4.25” x 5.5” sheet of white paper. This year’s Promotion Program artwork entries are due by Friday, June 3, 2022.  Please turn in your artwork to the main office. If your design entry is digital, please email [email protected].

  • PROMOTION COMMOTION SEMI-FORMAL: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in The Commons. WJJMS students only, no guests will be allowed. Please wear appropriate attire such as neat slacks, button-down shirts, skirts, dresses. Sneakers and sandals are allowed. Students must be in attendance (at school) the day of the dance and be eligible for Promotion. Puma Pride Core Values are expected.

  • PROMOTION REHEARSAL: 

Grade 8 students promoting to 9th grade will be dropped off by their buses at Bacon Academy first thing in the morning on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Parents who drive their students to school should drive their students directly to Bacon Academy. Walkers can walk to Bacon Academy, take a bus from WJJMS to Bacon Academy or take their bus directly from home. Students will then be bused to WJJMS at approximately 9:30 a.m. Students will receive their promotion tickets at rehearsal.

  • PROMOTION TICKETS:

All families will receive four tickets to attend the Promotion Ceremony. Grade 8 students who are promoting do not need a ticket. Promotion tickets are distributed to students at promotion rehearsal, which is held the morning of the Promotion Ceremony. 

  • PROMOTION CEREMONY: 

The Promotion Ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Bacon Academy gym on Thursday, June 16, 2022. We ask that students arrive by 5:45 p.m. As a suggestion, appropriate attire for the evening would be slacks and a tie (jackets are optional) or a simple sun dress or skirt with a blouse. Students will have been handed four (4) tickets during their promotion rehearsal. Promoting students do not need a ticket.

  • PROMOTION PICNIC AND T-SHIRTS, JUNE 17, 2022: 

The WJJMS PTO is happy to coordinate the annual event for 8th graders to celebrate their promotion with their classmates. Pizza, snacks, drinks and desserts will be served. Special Bacon Academy T-shirts will be given to all students promoting to 9th grade. Print and fill out the Promotion Picnic form and send it in to the school office. We are asking for a $10.00 donation to help defray the costs of pizza, t-shirts, drinks, paper goods, and entertainment. We will also need volunteers on the day of the picnic.

If you would like to help out at the picnic, please fill out the CPS volunteer form and contact Sue Banks at [email protected]. To contribute baked goods or fruit, please click here to sign-up or email Sue Banks at [email protected].

  • 8TH GRADE PARENTS: PROJECT GRAD MEETING & ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

The mission of Bacon Academy Project Graduation is to enhance drug and alcohol-free awareness by providing safe and healthy graduation events for all graduating seniors of Bacon Academy, Colchester, CT. The next Project Grad meeting will be on June 6, 2022 @ 7 p.m. at Bacon Academy. Bacon Academy Project Graduation will be electing its board for the 2022-23 school year. Check out their website

Community News:


  • FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING FOR AGES 4-14:

Registration is open through November at https://www.colchestercougars.org/.

 

  • COLCHESTER SOCCER CLUB:

Attention Students entering 9-12th grade this Fall!  Registration is open for our U19 Summer program starting 6/1.  Registration is open to all students entering 9-12th grade that reside in Colchester as of September 2022.  The program provides a competitive soccer experience for both girls and boys who will participate in separate training sessions and league games.  If you are looking to play some soccer and have fun, even if you don't plan on going out for a school team, this is a great opportunity.  Questions for the Boys’ team contact [email protected]. For the Girls’ team contact [email protected].

 

  • BOBCAT BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP:

Coach Kupper has teamed up with CYB for another exciting basketball camp!

The Camp Director is Craig Kupper, Bacon Academy Head Boys Basketball coach and AAU coach. He will be assisted by current/former Bacon Academy and college players as instructors. The coaches' goals include developing players of all abilities and focusing on fundamentals while increasing the player’s desire to improve and foster their love of the game. Camp is open to boys, grades 4-8. Fee $100 Please send the registration form, along with a check made payable to Craig Kupper, 100 Crestview Drive, Colchester, CT, 06415-1337.  For questions, please contact Craig Kupper at [email protected].