November 12, 2021

LEGACY STUDIOS PICTURE RETAKE DAY & 8TH GRADE CLASS GROUP PHOTO

Picture Retake Day is November 15, 2021 as well as the 8th Grade Class Group Photo! Print and send the form in to order. Questions for Legacy Studios about pictures? legacystudios.com, 716 512 6336 or customercare@legacystudios.com.

The pre-ordered packages online are mailed to the school. 

The packages ordered online after Picture Day are mailed to the homes. 

If a student drops off a package on retake day to have a new image taken and a new package printed, those are also sent to the school to hand out. 

If you are unhappy about the photo that was taken of your student after viewing the photo online and did not purchase a package, send them to Retake Day! 

If you purchased a package but are unhappy, have your student bring their package in to be returned on Retake Day, Monday, November 15, 2021 when they have their Retake done.

 

WJJMS QUARTER 1 REPORT CARDS

WJJMS Quarter 1 Report Cards are available to view/print in the PowerSchool Public Portal.

 

TECH SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS OF STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Great news! The online line application process is now open!  Simply go to CTTECH.org https://www.cttech.org/admissions/ctecs-applications/ and follow the prompts. See the checklist, and good luck to all applicants!

 

CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL “PJ DAY”

Each year, Connecticut Children’s holds a PJ Day where students, staff, and families may donate any amount to contribute towards the fight against cancer and wear their pajamas to school. PJ Day this year is set for December 10, 2021. Our whole district will be taking part in this meaningful fundraiser! Stay tuned for how and when to contribute.

  

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION WEEK NOVEMBER 8 - 12, 2021

We are looking forward to honoring our veterans during the week of November 11 at WJJMS. This year we put together a ceremony via Google Slides and Flip Grid for all of our students and families to watch. Students were invited to submit a Flip Grid video to include in the presentation. Additionally, we would like to honor family members with a garland of stars that will be displayed on the WJ Main Street so everyone entering WJ will be greeted by our students' gratitude. Students were invited to submit a star with the name of the veteran (or in-service) family member to include in our garland.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT WEEK!

Monday, November 15 is Dress to Impress Day
Tuesday, November 16 is Mismatch Day
Wednesday, November 17 is Neon Day
Thursday, November 18 is Decades Day
Friday, November 19 is School Color Day

 

LYMAN ORCHARDS AND OTIS SPUNKMEYER COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER PICK UP

Pick up date: November 15, 2021, 3:30 p.m. Please contact Lynn Dickey at lrsayman@comcast.net with any questions.

TURKEY TROT FUN RUN/WALK 2021

Dear Parents, Students and Staff, WJJMS proudly presents the 31st running of the WJJMS Turkey Trot! This event will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. We sponsor this event for several reasons: to raise money for a worthy cause, to promote physical fitness and to have fun. Last year, approximately 350 students and staff participated. Read more and see the permission slip!

 

WINTER CONCERT PLANNED FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 AT BA AUDITORIUM

Dear Parents, Our Band and Chorus students have been working very hard and are excited for the opportunity to showcase their talents! Read all about our Winter Concert plan. Please contact Band Director Keith Morrissette at kmorrissette@colchesterct.org or Choir Director Lynn Goodwin at lgoodwin@colchesterct.org with any questions.

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL NEWS

Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts will be held on November 22 and 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. Attendance both days is expected. Registration on PowerSchool and a physical dated within the last 13 months must be on file with the nurse to be eligible to try out. The girls will be in the West Gym and the boys will be in the East Gym. Once the teams are chosen, a full practice/game schedule will be given to the teams. Pay to play will be required only if the student makes the team. Pay to play is not required prior to the teams being chosen. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dipierro, the Athletic Director for William J. Johnston Middle School at adipi43@colchesterct.org.

 

8TH GRADE PARENTS – NORWICH & WINDHAM TECH, LYMAN AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

The school counselors have recently met with 8th grade students who have expressed an interest in applying to either Norwich Tech., Windham Tech., or Lyman’s agricultural program. If your student is interested in attending one of these schools and has not yet met with a school counselor for information, please have them see their school counselor as soon as possible. Applications for Windham and Norwich are available online and are to be submitted online. Norwich Technical High School and Windham Technical High School - Applications opened on November 5, 2021, deadline to submit is December 15, 2021. Norwich Tech. held a virtual open house on November 3, 2021. Students must register online for the open house. To tour Windham Tech, call the school to set up an in-person tour at (860) 456-3879. The application for Lyman may be downloaded from the website, but should be turned in to our WJJMS School Counselors (Mrs. Lewis or Mrs. Yoder Gerow). Lyman’s Agricultural Program applications are now open and must be given to WJJMS School Counselor by December 6, 2021. If you have any questions please feel free to call at 860 537-2313.
Norwich Tech.--  https://norwich.cttech.org/apply/
Windham Tech.--  https://windham.cttech.org/apply/
Lyman Agricultural Program -- http://lebanonagscience.yolasite.com/

 

 

6TH ANNUAL NO-LIMIT COLCHESTER FOOD BANK & BALDI CHRISTMAS TREE DRAWING

Dear WJJMS friends, Mrs. Baldi and Ms. Tamburrino are supporting the Colchester Food Bank as we approach the holiday season. There may be other fundraising events happening at this time but we wanted to share a little information with you. Mrs. Baldi and Ms. Tamburrino have teamed up together for tag sales and fundraisers over the last several years to assist and support past and present students, families, the Colchester Fire and Police Departments, the Colchester Senior Center, Hartford Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit, The Johnson Home, Toys for Tots, as well as Animal Rescue organizations. If you donate any two non-perishable food items, the name of the person donating is entered into a drawing for a beautiful Christmas Tree from The Baldi Tree Farm. There is no minimum or maximum donation amount. Please join us in our efforts to support the Colchester Food Bank this season~ and if you can spread the word, we thank you.

 

NOVEMBER YOUTH CENTER TRIPS

See the November Youth Services flyer for information on Dinner and a Movie (Eternals) in Lisbon, and Urban Air Adventure Park in Orange!