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Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

Principal Hahn's Weekly Parent eNotes
Posted on 12/12/2016
Principal eNotes
eNotes 5/19/17

Dear Parent:

We had some tired sixth graders come home from a busy week at camp.  Hopefully, they not only had an educational experience, but also made lifetime memories.  Thank you to all the staff and parent volunteers who chaperoned!

Monday, our orchestra program has its spring concert at Walpole High School.  With the talent demonstrated in all of our musical concerts, I realize how fortunate we are to have such a strong music program.

Also, the much anticipated JMS talent event, Spring Thing, showcasing the many talents of JMS students will be on May 25, 2017 at 7:00pm.  Come see our students sing, dance, act, play musical instruments, and much more.  We also have a fantastic staff act that is sure to be memorable.  Not a show to miss!  Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door! Please note that this performance is not a "drop-off" event.  All students must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone 18 or over.  We request that there be no less than one adult for every four students.  Students without chaperones will not be allowed to attend the performance and will be asked to find transportation home in the event they arrive without supervision.  We instituted this policy a few years ago and it has worked out very well to ensure an enjoyable evening for the audience as well as the performers and crew.  

Finally, please consider taking 5 minutes to fill out our parent survey. Your feedback is so important when we create goals to improve our school community. I have included the link for the survey below. Thank you to those parents who have already participated.  

The survey: https://docs.google.com/a/walpole.k12.ma.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdlAj2XJ62SP_WBNeajMabrbvlTYag0Ebnf3JPrVOoMia9Xw/viewform

Have a great weekend!

Best, Bill

Calendar:

May 22&23 – 8th Grade Science MCAS

May 22 – MS Strings Concert – 7:00pm

May 23 – School Council – 3:00pm

May 24 – Teacher Appreciation Brunch

May 25 – JMS Spring Thing

May 26 – Great East Festival/Six Flags

May 29 – No School

May 31 – 5th grade Parent Move-up Night – 6:30pm

MCAS Calendar

May 22 – 8th Grade Science – 8:00-10:20

May 23 – 8th Grade Science – 8:00-10:20

See announcements regarding Preorder Summer Reading Books through JMS, JMS Lost and Found is Overflowing, SCRIP Ordering Extended to May 26th, Request for Tissue Donations, 5th Grade Parent Move Up Night, Dress Code Reminder, 8th Grade End of the Year Festivities 2017, 1st Annual Helping our Neighbors 5K Road Race, Summer Jazz Camp, Amazon.com & Stop & Shop A+ Rewards.

Preorder Summer Reading Books through JMS

Summer Reading Books can be preordered through JMS and delivered directly to your student by the end of the school year. The deadline for ordering is May 26th. Please see the attached order form for more information!

JMS Lost and Found is Overflowing

Our lost and found is at capacity.  If your child is missing a sweatshirt, coat, sneakers, etc., please come check our lost and found.  Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

SCRIP Ordering is extended to May 26th

*NOTE* The SCRIP order deadline for JMS PAC has been extended until Friday, May 26. Any questions, please email Kristin Wilkins at keow1@comcast.net

Order form is attached.

Request for tissue donations

Sniffles and sneezes abound during the spring allergy season. We are asking for donations of tissue boxes to be brought to the nurse’s office. The tissues are then distributed to classrooms as needed. Thank you so much for helping to keep JMS students healthy. Susan Prindall, JMS School Nurse

5th Grade Parent Move Up Night 5/31/17

JMS is hosting a 5th Grade Parent Move Up Night on May31st.  This parent only event will walk parents through topic specific informational sessions with our 6th grade staff and administrators.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Dress Code Reminder

As the weather gets warmer, please remind your child about the middle school dress code from our code of conduct (see below).

"To strengthen the link between these responsibilities, and to ensure the well-being of the entire student body, basic guidelines of dress have been established and must be followed by all students. Community standards for health, safety, and appropriateness will be enforced. Administration reserves the right to determine if certain attire is inappropriate in a school building. Inappropriate dress shall be defined, but not limited to, an article of clothing that displays or promotes, in pictures or words, any foul, obscene or offensive language; any tobacco product or the use of tobacco product; any alcoholic product or the use of any alcoholic product; material of a sexual nature whether explicit or implied; any illegal substance or the use of illegal substances; acts of actual or implied violence; or material reasonably likely to cause disruption in a racial, religious, ethnic, or other context. 

The following are NOT allowed​ in school: 

● Hats, Head Coverings (non­religious), Visors, Hoods 

● Halter Tops, Off the Shoulder tops, Short shorts (girls), Sleeveless/Tank tops (boys) 

● Bare Midriffs, Sheer/See­Through Fabrics, Low­Waisted Pants 

● Sunglasses (non­prescription), Wallet Chains, Spiked Bracelets/Belts 

Undergarments of any kind (boxers, thongs, bras) must never be visible. 

Clothing must cover the entire abdominal region front and back. Clothing that is too revealing may not be worn. If the health and safety of a student is endangered, or the student’s attire or appearance may disrupt the proper order of school, the student will not be permitted to attend class until properly attired. A change of clothing may be delivered to school, but clothing will also be made available so that a minimal amount of class time is missed. Any item confiscated by administration may be held until a parent/guardian is able to pick it up." 

Our hope is to partner with parents so that students dress appropriately to school each day. 

8th Grade End of Year Festivities 2017

The 8th Grade Team has put together an exciting last week of school for their students.  Please see the attached schedule of events.

1st Annual Helping our Neighbors 5K Road Race

Race is to benefit the Walpole Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Please see attached forms for more information.

Summer Jazz Camp

The Walpole Music Department is offering a summer jazz camp called "All About The Blues".  The camp is open to any incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade instrumentalist or vocalist with at least 1 year experience.  The camp will teach the foundations of improvisation and "swing" feel through the blues style.  There will be a concert at the end of the session.  Rhythm section students will also learn their roles in a jazz setting and develop basic chord voicings, bass lines, and swing "grooves".    

The camp is being offered the week of June 26 to June 30.  Monday thru Thursday will be 9:00 to 1:00 and Friday will be 9:00 to 5:00 with the performance starting at 4:00.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

Amazon.com & 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.