Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

Principal Hahn's Weekly Parent eNotes
Posted on 12/12/2016
Principal eNotes
eNotes 2/9/18

Dear Parent:

On Wednesday, Feb 28th at 7 pm in the WHS auditorium Walpole Public Schools will be hosting a guest speaker, Dr. Malcolm Astley, from Wayland MA. The evening is open to all students, faculty and community members. Topics will include underage drug & alcohol use and the potential dangers when teenage dating becomes unhealthy. Dr. Astley lost his own daughter 7 years ago,  the focus of his presentation is based on what he has learned from this terrible tragedy. We hope that all parents join us as we continue to work together to find ways to inform parents and empower our children to make responsible decisions.

Please note: There is no after-school homework club this Thursday, February 15th.

Have a wonderful weekend

Best, Bill


February 15 – NO Afterschool Homework Club

February 16 – JMS Spelling Bee

February 16 – Early Release – 11:30am

February 19-23 – February Break

February 27 – School Council – 3:00pm

See announcements: SBIRT Screening for 7th Grade, Counselor’s Corner, Walpole Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Awareness Video/Poster Contest, Taking Stuff Apart Extension, JMS Yearbook Info and Announcements, Valentine Carnation Sale, JMS is now a part of the Big Y Education Express Program, Donation Requests from the Art Room,Warm Winter Wishes Drive, Reminder: Please dress appropriately for Recess, and Amazon.com and Stop & Shop A+ Rewards.

SBIRT Screening for 7th Grade

Grade 7 parents:  There will be an informational meeting on Monday, February 12th (snow date is Tuesday, February 13th)   from 7-8 pm at BMS for all Grade 7 parents regarding the Grade 7 SBIRT screening which will begin immediately after February break. A letter will be emailed to all grade 7 parents prior to the screening. SBIRT is a verbal substance use screening tool that has been mandated by the state for students in Grade 7 and 9 in all public school districts. Parents may opt out of this or any other mandatory in-school health screening by requesting in writing that their child not be screened.

Counselors’ Corner

Thank you to all of our students and staff who have been participating in Start With Hello Week this week. We have participated in activities such as wearing "Hello My Name Is..." nametags, "Why I Start With Hello" pledge sheets, Human Bingo, "In My Shoes" and No One Eats Alone Day, just to name a few. We are happy to say that this will run until next Thursday, February 15th! Start With Hello Week was started by Sandy Hook Promise. Hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States are participating by teaching students, grades 2-12 the skills they need to reach out and include those who may be dealing with social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Start With Hello Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through activities and different school events. We encourage you to go on the website to check out more! https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/startwithhelloweek

Walpole Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Awareness Video/Poster Contest

Walpole Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Awareness has ‘KICKED OFF’ their 7th Annual Video/Poster Contest! Contest information is displayed in the JMS cafeteria. Attached is an invitation to participants to the Award Night for the Video/Poster Contest which will take place Wednesday, March 28, 2016  at 7pm in the Community Room of the Library.

Taking Stuff Apart Extension

We can use all your old electronics, working or non-working, for our Taking Stuff Apart Extension!

Items that you can bring in that we can take apart (and it doesn’t matter if they are working or not): old cell phones of any age, tablets, house phones, laptops, desktops, radios, dvd players, VCRs, remote controls, and pretty much any other small electronic device.  Drop off in the front lobby or in Mr. Colchamiro’s room.

Please don’t bring in: TVs, computer monitors, anything with lots of glass (except device screens).

JMS Yearbook Info and Announcements

Order Your Yearbook!

It is time to purchase your yearbook for 2018. We are excited to announce the cost of our yearbooks has been reduced and are now available in both hardcover and softcover: softcover $25.00 and hardcover $30.00.  To be guaranteed a yearbook, please place your order by March 30. All grades are welcome to order a yearbook.  Ordering will be done online using the following link https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and JMS ID code 13392318.

Valentine Carnation Sale

Beginning Tuesday, January 30th, Student Council will be selling carnations and Valentine's Day messages for $1 in the front lobby.  Send one to a friend or send one to yourself. Celebrate the season with a fun fresh flower!

JMS is now a part of the Big Y Education Express Program

Please consider enrolling in the Big Y Education Express Program which links your Big Y Silver Savings Club card to JMS. Once your Savings Card is linked, every time your card is scanned, JMS will earn points. These points will allow JMS to purchase various school supplies.  Use the MyBigY app or go to BigY.com to enroll.  See attached flyer for more details. 

Warm Winter Wishes Drive

Student Council is having a collection for winter items from January 22- February 16.

Each grade is responsible for bringing in items:

            Grade 6 – Scarves

            Grade 7 – Gloves/Mittens

            Grade 8 – Hats

Homerooms have collections buckets where all items can be placed.  The winning grade receives an extra recess.

Donation Requests from the Art Room

The art room is looking for donations of newspaper, old phone books, Yellow pages and Regular pages, any type of catalogs, magazines with lots of color, and photographs, yarn, fabric scraps, craft supplies, and small plastic bottles.

Reminder: Please dress appropriately for Recess

We go outside for recess all winter, so please make sure your student dresses appropriately as the weather gets colder.  

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.