Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

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

Dear Parent:

Tuesday, March 21st is the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.  

To honor this anniversary, we would like to take the opportunity to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. 

So, on Tuesday, we will combine our Spirit Month Day “Red Sox Day” with World Down Syndrome Day by not only wearing our Red Sox gear, but also by wearing brightly colored socks.  They can be long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes to show our support!

Please have a safe St. Patrick's Day! 

Best, Bill 


March 23 – 8th Grade National French Exam

March 23&24 – JMS Drama Production – 7:00pm

March 28th – School Council – 3:00pm

March 28&29 – JMS Volleyball Tournament – 2:30pm

April 4-12 – ELA MCAS (see schedule below)

April 6 – End of 3rd Term

April 14-21 – Spring Break 

MCAS Calendar 

April 4 – 8th Grade ELA – 8:00-10:20

April 5 – 8th Grade ELA – 8:00-10:20

April 6 – 6th Grade ELA – 8:00-10:20

April 7 – 6th Grade ELA – 8:00-10:20

April 11 – 7th Grade ELA – 8:00-10:20

April 12 – 7th Grade ELA – 8:00-10:20

May 9 – 6th Grade Math – 8:00-10:20

May 10 – 6th Grade Math – 8:00-10:20

May 11 – 8th Grade Math – 8:00-10:20

May 12 – 8th Grade Math – 8:00-10:20

May 15 – 7th Grade Math – 8:00-10:20

May 16 – 7th Grade Math – 8:00-10:20

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

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

See announcements regarding JMS Spirit Month Continues, Message from the Nurse for Grade 7 Parents - Update, JMS Drama Production “Middle School Madness” Tickets are on Sale!, Message from Student Council, 4th Annual Iron Chef Jr. Competition Accepting Applications, Cradles to Crayons Clothing Collection March 15 – April 3,Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Amazon.com & Stop & Shop A+ Rewards.

JMS Spirit Month Continues

Below is the calendar for next week’s Spirit Days!  Let’s have some fun and show some school spirit at the same time!

20 Pastel Day *Spring Begins Today*

21 Red Sox Day

22 Bruins Day

23 Celtics Day *Don't forget to come see the playtonight!*

24 College Day *Last chance to see the play!*

Message from the Nurse for Grade 7 Parents

Attention Grade 7 parents:  SBIRT screening will be done in late March/early April for all Grade 7 students.  SBIRT is "Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment" and it is a verbal substance use screening that is being rolled out in anticipation of mandatory screenings for the 2017-18 school year.  You will receive in the mail a parent letter that gives a description of the program. As with all health screenings, if you do not want your child screened you must provide a written request in writing to your school nurse, or to the nurse leader, Kathleen Garvin. (kgarvin@walpole.k12.ma.us)

JMS Drama Production “Middle School Madness” Tickets are on Sale!

The JMS Theater Club will present "Middle School Madness" on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24.  The tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  You may purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets:http://jmsmsmadness.bpt.me  The link and ticket information is also posted on the JMS website. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of the performances, March 23 and March 24.  All tickets are general admission. 

Please note that these performances are 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.  Un-chaperoned students 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 insure an enjoyable evening for the audience as well as the cast and crew.  Thank you. 

Message from Student Council

It's time to start checking those couch cushions again, our Pennies for Patients fundraiser begins on Monday, March 20 and runs through Friday April 7.  Each homeroom has donation boxes for spare change and dollars which will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  If JMS raises $650 the top fundraising homeroom will win a lunch provided by Olive Garden.  Last year we raised nearly $1000 and are hoping to reach that goal this year, thank you for your continued support of this great cause!

4th Annual Iron Chef Jr. Competition Accepting Applications 

Iron Chef Jr. Competition is back! The 4th annual event will happen on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  Please see the attached application for more information and return it to Mr. Hahn by March 27th.  Applications will not be accepted after this date! 

Cradles to Crayons Clothing Collection March 15-April 3

Project 351 is a non-profit organization that unites teens from all over the state of Massachusetts to come together and do community service.  Project 351 is partnering with Cradles to Crayons to put together clothing drives in our towns to benefit children under the poverty line in Massachusetts.  Zoe Coleman, a Bird Middle School eighth grader, is representing Walpole and will be organizing a local drive.  There will be a donation box placed at Johnson and new and gently used clothes are welcome!  We are looking for appropriate clothes from infant sizes up to size adult medium, and shoes from size 0 - adult size 10.   The drive will be from March 15 - April 3.  All you need to do is clean out your closets to help kids in need!  


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Walpole Board of Health will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Fisher School on May 6thfrom 9:00am-12:00pm.

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.