Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

Principal Hahn's Weekly Parent eNotes
Posted on 12/12/2016
Principal eNotes
eNotes 2/3/17

Dear Parent:

I would like to take a few moments to recognize our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at JMS.  The PAC’s dedication to fundraising supports cultural arts programs such as Shakespeare Now!, Mexican artisans, and the Docent program.  The PAC supports our afterschool homework club where students can get extra help.   They contribute to our Battle of the Books program, Drama, and much more.  We are truly grateful for their constant efforts and support of JMS.   Please see their thank you message regarding the magazine drive below:

The JMS PAC would like to thank all the students and parents who participated in the Magazine Drive last month.  Together, we raised over $7,700 to be used for the numerous programs and purchases funded by the PAC throughout the school year.  If you purchased online, you may already be receiving your magazines; if you placed orders through the catalog, your subscriptions should begin in February.  Please contact Carolyn Loughran (carolynloughran@me.com) with any questions.  Thank You!

Have a great weekend and Go Pats!

Best, Bill


February 7 & 8 (if necessary) – JMS Ping Pong Tournament

February 11 – JMS Ski Trip

February 15 – Tri-County Interviews

February 17 – Spelling Bee

February 17 – Early Release – 11:30am

February 20-24 – February Break

February 28 – School Council 3:00pm

See announcements regarding JMS vs BMS Boxtop Snowball Fight is underway!, Invitation to 8th Grade Parents from Walpole High School PAC, Message from Student Council, 6thAnnual Alcohol and Drug Coalition Video/Poster Contest, Reminder from Assistant Principal, Order Your 2017 Yearbook-February 24th Deadline, Walpole Music Pride Hoodies on sale until Feb. 8th!, LAX Clinic over February Vacation, Amazon.com & Stop & Shop A+ Rewards, Winter Science Academy

JMS vs. BMS Boxtop Snowball Fight is underway!

The Middle School Boxtops contest is underway!

Collect your Box Tops and fasten them to the snowball sheet attached.

For every 10 boxtops you submit, JMS "throws" a snowball at Bird Middle and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Let's see which school has the most spirit and can WIN!

Completed boxtops sheets can be dropped in the main office.

All sheets are due by Friday, February 17th before break!

Invitation to 8th Grade Parents from Walpole High School PAC

Attention 8th Grade Parents:  The Walpole High School PAC will be hosting a discussion with Guidance:  The 4 Year High School Plan 

Please join us for this informal conversation for WHS, JMS and BMS parents with WHS School Counseling Staff (formerly called Guidance Department Staff)

Planned topics include:

·        High school planning – year-to-year suggestions

·        Developmental growth of high schoolers

·        Class selection (scheduling process, what courses to think about, course level selection, etc.).

·        Extracurricular activities (what's available, how could my student get involved)

·        Standardized testing alphabet soup: MCAS, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, & PARCC

·        Managing expectations and stress (transitions, workload) Being organized (strategic planning, developing a resume, considering long term goals, etc.)

·        Transition to high school

·        The role of The School Counseling Office

WHS Principal Mr. Imbusch will also be on hand to review recent WHS news and answer questions.

This WHS PAC Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm in the WHS Media Center

 Questions?  Topics you’d like addressed?  Contact Jana Morra at jmorra850@verizon.net.

 If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to be added to the WHS PAC email list, please send an email to richard@whspac.org.

Message from Student Council

Student Council is selling carnations for Valentine's Day. $1.00 per flower. They will be on sale before school in the lobby from February 1st through February 10th. Parents are welcome to purchase these as well. Please complete the message attached and send in the money by February 10th. Flowers and messages will be delivered to students on Tuesday, February 14th, Valentine's Day. 

6th Annual Alcohol and Drug Coalition Video/Poster Contest

Walpole Coalition for Alcohol and Drug Awareness is excited to be ‘Kicking off’ the 6th Annual Video/Poster Contest. A few dates to keep in mind for the contest: The Coalition will be kicking off the contest Wednesday, February 1st and the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, March 15th. The voting will take place on Monday, March 20th and the award night will be conducted on Wednesday, March 29th @ 7PM in the Community Room of the Library.  See attached flyers for more information. 

Reminder from Assistant Principal

Reminder: Students will continue to go outside for recess in the cold winter months.  Be sure your child leaves home with proper clothes for the weather.

Order Your 2017 Yearbook – February 24th Deadline 

It’s time to purchase your 2017 yearbook.  You can order online or by using the attached form. 

Link to online ordering: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1065366/Eleanor-N-Johnson-Middle-School/2017-Yearbook/2016081605124200360/CATALOG_SHOP/ 

Walpole Music Pride Hoodies on sale until Feb. 8th!

Walpole Friends of Music is running its biennial hoodie sale for music students in Johnson and Bird Middle Schools and Walpole High School.  These sweatshirts have been very popular, run ‘true to size’ and can be customized to include the student’s name and music ensemble on the sleeve.  The cost is $40. Order, pay and view hoodie image online direct from Straight Stitch in Norwood at https://straightstitch.myshopify.com/.  Order deadline is Feb. 8th.  Hoodies will be delivered to each school by March 3rd.  Sponsored by Walpole Friends of Music, supporting music education in all Walpole Public Schools at www.walpolefriendsofmusic.org. 

LAX Clinic over February Vacation

The Walpole Girls HS Lax Team is running a youth clinic over February vacation. See attached flyer for more information.

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. 

Winter Science Academy - Forensics Institute of Bridgewater

DateTuesday, February 21 - Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM–2:30 PM daily

Fee: The program fee of $325 covers all course expenses including lab supplies and materials. The fee does not include lunch or transportation.

Location: Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center at Bridgewater State University

Participating middle school students attend the Forensics Institute of Bridgewater, (FIB), an exciting hands-on class in which students act as crime scene analysts. As a new employee at FIB, you expect your training on crime scene investigations to be exciting, but you never thought it would be THIS exciting. Only a day into your training, a senior scientist employed by FIB mysteriously disappears, and it is up to you to determine what happened! Working with Senior Scientists, students will learn how to collect and analyze fingerprints from a simulated crime scene, perform blood type analysis and get closer to solving the mystery using the cutting edge technique, DNA fingerprinting.

 For more information, please visit our website at http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/prek-12-students