May 6, 2022

 

HONOR ROLL

Here’s our WJJMS quarter 3 honor roll report. Congratulations!

 

A NOTE TO THE OFFICE

Print the WJJMS Note to the Office sheet if you’d like. Save time for those occasions where your student is absent, leaving early, or coming in late.

 

TRACK MEET RESULTS

A note from Coach Vess & Coach K: Our track team had an incredibly strong season opener against RHAM and Cromwell last Friday, April 29th. Our boys defeated both RHAM and Cromwell, while our girls defeated Cromwell and gave RHAM a seriously strong run for their money, losing by only 16 points. We had 14 athletes qualify for the state championship, including: Boden Paul, Noah Jaworski, Jack Hiegl, Jacob Blanda, Jaden Sorensen, Jake Ashley, Reina Hill, Mia Hageman, Bridget Walsh, Alyssa Blanchette, Lorelei Romasanta, Keegan McKenzie, Emma Cote, Ashleen Walsh. Other huge top scoring performances of the day came from David Rumph, Wes Engleman, Kai Ruitto, Ben Adams, Ian McClain, Sam Corticelli, Aubrey Nosal, Ashtyn King, and Kiley Filloramo. Check our Events Calendar at www.colchesterct.org or the PowerSchool Bulletin for future events.

 

COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR

The Community Wellness Fair will be taking place at WJJMS on Sunday, May 15th from 11 – 2 p.m. Take part in sound-healing with Kevin Young, many other opportunities, and enjoy the Kona Ice Food Truck. Students can attain a free Kona treat by attending a break-out session, and earn extra credit for attending.

 

SPRING 2022 AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Unity Club LGBTQ & Allies, 6th & 7th Grade Homework Club (combined), and 8th Grade Homework Clubs are being offered at this time. Fill out a registration form, clubs are starting!

 

WJJMS MAY MENUS

Breakfast
Lunch

 

EMPTY BOWLS & ARTS NIGHT WITH VENDOR FAIR

William J. Johnston Middle School Empty Bowls & Arts Night with Vendor Fair Friday, May 13, 2022 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. 

 

8TH GRADE NEWS!

PROMOTION PROGRAM ARTWORK OPPORTUNITY:

8th grade students are invited to design the front cover for our printed Promotion Programs which are handed out to parents and families on the night of Promotion. The cover design should be created in black ink 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 artwork to Ms. Tamburrino in the main office. If your design entry is digital, please email [email protected]

PROMOTION COMMOTION SEMI-FORMAL:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6 – 8:00 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.

8th GRADE FIELD TRIP:

The 8th Grade field trip to High Meadow Resort in Granby will be June 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $56.00 (student behavioral points will be used toward eligibility). Field trip permission forms with payment are due Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

PROMOTION PRACTICE:

8th grade students promoting to 9th grade will be dropped off by their buses at BA 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 from home. Students will be at WJJMS by approximately 9:30 a.m. Students are handed their Promotion Tickets at Promotion Practice.

PROMOTION TICKETS:

All families will receive four tickets to attend the Promotion Ceremony. 8th grade students do not need tickets. The WJ Administration personally hands students their family’s Promotion tickets at Promotion Practice which is always held the morning of the Promotion Ceremony. Should your family need additional Promotion tickets, please contact the office at 860.537.2313 or send a note in with your student so that we may adjust the number of Promotion tickets that your student receives during Promotion Practice.

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 practice. Students do not need a ticket, and if your family needs extra tickets, you may request them.

PROMOTION PICNIC AND T-SHIRTS:

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 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 set up, assist during the picnic, and/or clean up, please fill out the CPS volunteer form in preparation and contact Sue Banks at [email protected]

If you would like to contribute baked goods or fruit, please sign up with sign-up genius or email Sue Banks at [email protected].

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Band Concert – Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Bacon Academy

Chorus Concert – Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Bacon Academy

Memorial Day Parade – Sunday, May 29 at 12 p.m. Marching Band

Band & Chorus Fun Day - Friday, June 3 (students must be in good behavioral standing to participate).

 

WJJMS 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.

  

SBAC TESTING

Annual spring testing at William J. Johnston Middle School is just around the corner. Next week we have SBAC warm-up opportunities for students during homerooms, with special events at the end of the day on Friday. Also, we will provide snacks prior to testing each day. Spring testing sessions are scheduled from May 17th through May 20th with make-ups taking place the following week of May 23 rd through May 27th.The SBAC tests are not timed and students will be allowed to take breaks when needed. Parent letter March 1, 2022

 

TOM CURTIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

CYB is honored to announce the opportunity to apply for a scholarship in honor of our recently passed, wonderful Lead Night Custodian, Tom Curtis’ name. Two scholarships to student-athletes who have played in the CYB league, and are presently seniors. The due date is May 26, 2022.

 

CPS SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS @ WWW.COLCHESTERCT.ORG

Check our calendar page at www for our 2021 – 22 school year calendar and the
2022 – 23 school year calendar.