Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

Principal Hahn's Weekly Parent eNotes
Posted on 03/16/2018
Principal eNotes
eNotes 6/8/18

Dear Parent:

You may have noticed the JMS garden around our sign is all spruced up and looking beautiful.  Thank you to Gardens with Spirit (@GardensWithSpirit) and our Student Council for doing a wonderful job!

Next year we will have some fantastic opportunities to become involved at JMS as a member of our Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Our PAC meets 6 times a year and is a great way to get involved in our school community. I have included some open positions with a brief description below:

PAC Co-chairs - Responsibilities include serving as a liaison between families and the Principal, organizing meeting agendas, and presiding over PAC meetings.

PAC Treasurer - Position oversees income and expenses of PAC funds.  Responsibilities include planning; reviewing; and balancing the PAC Budget and making deposits and writing checks for all PAC business.

Fundraising - Fundraising is open to anyone with an idea for an activity/event where a portion of the sales will be donated back to JMS.  Current fundraising examples are calendar raffle, bake sale, social night, etc.

Docent Volunteers - This program is a supplement to the ELA, Science, and Social Studies curriculum.  Docent volunteers present to students in areas of Art History.  Volunteers do not need to have art experience or training.

Script Fundraiser Organizer - The SCRIPT fundraiser offers families the opportunity to purchase gift cards at face value with a percentage of the gift card donated back to JMS PAC.

Pat on the Back/Merit Raffles - Responsible for getting gift cards related to the Monthly Pat on the Back drawing and quarterly Student Merit Raffles.  

Please contact me if you have any questions about PAC opportunities.

Best, Bill


June 14– Last Day of Late Bus

June 18– 8thGrade Commencement –8:30am

June 18– 8thGrade Farewell Dance –7:00pm-9:30pm

June 19– 8thGrade Canobie Lake Field Trip –8:00-4:00pm

June 20– Last Day of School – Early Release –11:30am


See announcements: Message from School Nurse, Lost and Found is Overflowing!, 8th Grade Farewell Dance, Maker Mania at JMS, R.A.D. Run 2018, Youth TV Studio Production Workshop, Ping Pong Tables Needed, and Summer Jazz Camp

Message from School Nurse

Parents: Please pick up your child’s medication from the school health office 

If there is medication for your child in the school health office, please arrange for an adult to pick up the medication on or before the last day of school. If you would like your child to bring home their own inhaler or Epipen, please call the school nurse to arrange. All other medications must be picked up by an adult.

I wish you a healthy and happy summer!  Susan Prindall, JMS Nurse

Important school health notice for grade 6 parents: 

Massachusetts law mandates that students entering grade 7 MUST have current immunizations. Please send in updated immunizations, including proof of the following immunizations:

                       Tdap booster within past 5 years (also known as Adacel or  Boostrix)

                       Two Varivax (varicella) vaccines (or confirmed history of chicken pox illness)  

 If any of the above immunizations have not been done, please contact your physician’s office to schedule them. Or, contact the CVS Minute Clinic, 555 Main Street, Medfield MA.  Check their website for accepted insurances and hours of operation.  http://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinics/Massachusetts/Medfield/555-Main-Street/1238/md 

If your child receives the vaccination over the summer, please send in the updated health record on the first day of school in September. 

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns, at 660-7242, option 2.

Thank you.  Susan Prindall, JMS Nurse 

Lost and Found is Overflowing!

Remember to check the lost and found in our cafeteria before the end of the year, as items will be donated by June 18th.  There are many sweat shirts, water bottles and lunch boxes.

8th Grade Farewell Dance

Attention 8th grade parents! We are requesting donations and help for the 8th grade Farewell Dance on Monday, June 18th. Please check your email for a Signup Genius link. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Maker Mania at JMS 

Maker Mania is happening this summer in the JMS Maker Space!  This tech-focused summer program for middle school students includes Coding Playground, 3D Print Shop, Video Game Design and Robotics.  The sessions are offered through the Walpole Recreation department and are being taught by Walpole and Medfield teachers. See the flyer for more details on how to register.

R.A.D. Run 2018

The First Annual Run for R.A.D. 5 K Race on June 24, 2018.  Proceeds to benefit Walpole R.A.D/Kids R.A.D Program and Positive Tickets Program.  See attached flyer for more information.

Youth TV Studio Production Workshop 

This summer, Walpole High School’s new state of the art TV studio will be the host of a new, exciting TV studio production workshop.  Open to 7th & 8th grade age students on July 10-July12, 11:00am-12:30pm.  See attached flyer for more details. 

Ping Pong Tables 

Ms. Madge is looking for donations of Ping Pong tables in good condition. If you have one you would like to donate, please contact jmadge@walpole.k12.ma.us. 

Summer Jazz Camp 

Summer Jazz Camp at Walpole High School, June 25-29. See attached flyer for more details.