Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

Principal Hahn's Weekly Parent eNotes
Posted on 12/12/2016
Principal eNotes
eNotes 12/1/17

Dear Parent:

Many of our staff participated in Movember this month and have grown beards to help raise awareness for men’s health issues. Students were allowed to purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to design a staff member’s beard. I am proud to say that JMS raised over $150.00 which will be donated to the Movember Foundation.  Below is a picture of two of our staff members with the student who designed their beard. Thank you to all staff and students who participated and raised money for this worthy cause. 

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Best, Bill


December 8 – 7th Grade Field Trip to Christmas Carol

December 8 – Magazine Drive Ends

December 14 – Grade 7/8 Concert at Walpole High School – 7:00pm

December 15 – Geography Bee

December 15 – Early Release – 11:30am

December 22 – Magazine Drive Party

December 25-Jan 1 – Winter Break

January 2 – Students Return

January 4 – Mandatory Quebec Trip Meeting at JMS – 6:30

January 6 – JMS Ski Trip

See announcements: Attention 7th Grade Parents/Guardians - 7th Grade Christmas Carol Field Trip, SCRIP Gift Card Shopping at JMS, JMS Lost and Found is Overflowing, Coats for Kids Drive, Donation Request from the Art Room, Free Coding Workshop at JMS, Walpole Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Awareness Meeting Schedule, Walpole High School Drama presents…, Reminder: Please dress appropriately for Recess, Counselor’s Corner, Drama Costume Cooperative, Amazon.com and Stop & Shop A+ Rewards.

Attention 7th Grade Parents/Guardians - 7th Grade Christmas Carol Field Trip

Next week, on December 8th, your student will be traveling with the rest of the seventh grade to see “A Christmas Carol” at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA.  

A few things to remember for our field trip:

·  Please send $1.00 tip in with your student for the drivers.

·  Students should bring a snack or money to purchase a snack at the theater.

·  We will come back to school for lunch around 1:00.  Your student must bring a bag lunch from home or should have purchased one through the school cafeteria.  

·  Concert/church attire is preferred for the field trip (Boys: slacks and a collared shirt, Girls: slacks/skirts and a nice top or dresses).

Your student does not need to bring anything to school, with the exception of a coat and their lunch.  

Please feel free to email Mrs. Kakas or Mrs. Jarred if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to sharing this experience with them! Happy holidays!


Mrs. Kakas and Mrs. Jarred

7th Grade ELA Teachers

SCRIP Gift Card Shopping at JMS

JMS is participating in the SCRIP Gift Card program.  Order forms went home with your student on Monday.  This is a quick and easy way to order gift cards for the holidays or for your everyday shopping while helping raise money for JMS.  There are hundreds of retailers who participate in SCRIP so you are sure to find one you are looking for.  Please see the attached form for more information and to order your gift cards.  There are even more retailers online if you do not see the one you need on the attached.  We appreciate your support!

JMS Lost and Found is Overflowing

Are you looking for a lost sweat shirt, jacket, lunch box, or water bottle?  Be sure to come by the JMS cafeteria before December 15 to look for your items before we do a bulk donation.

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Coats for Kids Drive

Message from Student Council: With the weather finally becoming seasonably cold, you may be finding your coat closet overstuffed with old and new gear.  Let Student Council and our Coats for Kids drive help you out!  Starting Monday, December 4th drop your gently used coats of any size (child and adult) off in the main lobby.  All coats will be donated to local families in need.  Donations are being accepted from December 4-January 5.

Donation Request from the Art Room

If you have any Lego’s, newspapers, or magazines you are no longer using, please consider donating them to the Art Room.  Mrs. Munoz-Bennett will put them to good use!

Free Coding Workshop at JMS

Free Coding Workshops are being offered this winter by JMS staff members, Ann Marie Wyman and B.J. Burke.  The program called CoderDojo, will be offered for students grade 3-8 and will be held one Saturday a month over the winter.  Parents and students can come learn more about this program at the open house on Saturday, December 9th.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

Walpole Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Awareness Meeting Schedule

Attached is the January and February meeting schedule for the Walpole Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Awareness. Topic for the January meeting will be Walpole Youth Risk Survey statistics and what that tells us.  The February topic will be what the State is doing to help us solve the addiction problem. Any questions please call the Health Department at 508.660.7321

Walpole High School Drama presents….. 

Their original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the Walpole High School Auditorium. Come start off the winter months with the retelling of Dickens' classic holiday tale of redemption.

Saturday, December 9th at 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 PM

Reserved Seating, so order early! Tickets are available on-line through the WHS web site or by clicking the following link:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3170711 

Tickets are $10 for regular admission and $8 for senior citizens, children and students up to grade 12. 

Special rates for groups of 20 or more are available. Contact Mr. D'Attilio for information. jdattilio@walpole.k12.ma.us

Reminder: Please dress appropriately for Recess

We go outside for recess all winter, so please remind your child to bring a sweatshirt or coat to wear as the weather gets colder.  

Counselor's Corner

As we enter November, we wanted to share how thankful we are with the families of the Johnson Middle School community for sharing their children with us. With this in mind, we wanted to share with you that for the past two months, we have started to go into classrooms and speak about kindness and what this looks like in our community. Throughout the course of the school year, we will work in small groups and with classes on topics, such as: choosing kindness, the power of words, social awareness, and other topics about being a positive member of the JMS community. Please feel free to contact Ms. Scales, Ms. Giunta, or Ms. Piscitelli if you have any further questions or concerns. Please continue to check back for updates throughout the year on the exciting activities we are doing with the students! 

Drama Costume Cooperative

Thanks to Patrick Shields and the Walpole Rec Department, WHS, BMS and JMS are excited to announce the formation of the Costume Cooperative located at the East Walpole Rec Center.  Through this generous donation of space, all three schools will be able to combine their costume inventories.  As we prepare for the big move we are seeking donations of the following items which you may already have around your home:


-Ironing Board



-Rolling Garment Racks

-Large Plastic Storage Bins

-Plastic Folding Table

-Hangers (Plastic or Wood)

-Metal folding chairs (2)

If you're interested in volunteering your time to assist us with the cleanup phase of the project please contact your building's drama club advisors.

WHS: Jim D'Attilio (jdattilio@walpole.k12.ma.us)

BMS: Dave Cuzzi (dcuzzi@walpole.k12.ma.us) and Lisa Goldman (lgoldman@walpole.k12.ma.us)

JMS: Kim Calandrelli (kcalandrelli@walpole.k12.ma.us) Elizabeth Smith (esmith@walpole.k12.ma.us)

Amazon.com and Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

Amazon.com: Please use the link on the JMS website to connect to Amazon.com and JMS earns points toward gift cards the school can use to purchase items.  We can earn points just by shopping through the Amazon link on the JMS website!

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards: JMS has registered for the Stop & Shop A+ rewards program.  Parents can register their Stop & Shop card and designate JMS (ID #10288) as their A+ school.  JMS will receive money every time you use your Stop & Shop card.