Principal Hahn's Weekly Enotes

Principal Hahn's Weekly Parent eNotes
Posted on 03/16/2018
Principal eNotes
eNotes 10/19/18

Dear Parent:

Today is always one of my favorite days at Johnson Middle School, Pink Day! A special thank you to our Student Council who hosted this day to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. Our classrooms and hallways were filled with pink to support this very important cause. Our Student Council is busy! Next week from Wednesday, Oct 24-Wednesday, Oct 31 Student Council will be hosting a drive for the Walpole Food Pantry.  Early fall is typically a low donation time for the pantry so we'd love to help fill those shelves!  If JMS collects 850 items, Mrs. Liner and I will be greeting buses with some pretty silly costumes on Halloween. If we collect 1150 items, every grade will get an extended recess too.  Please see the attached flyer for suggested donation items and thanks as always for helping make JMS such a great community!

Best, Bill

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Best, Bill



October 23 – School Council – 3:00pm

October 25 – Tri-County Career Day

October 25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences – 6:00pm-8:30pm

October 26 – Early Release – 11:30pm

October 26 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 12:15pm-2:30pm

October 31 – Halloween Dodgeball Tournament – 2:30pm

November 5 – Term 1 Ends

November 7 – Picture Retakes

November 7 – 6th Grade Environmental Week Parent Night 

See announcements: School Substitutes Needed, Parent Information Night, 3rd Annual Walpole Youth Street Hockey Tournament, JMS Drama Production Information, All-State Treble Chorus (6th Grade), Message from Student Council, Picture Retakes, Battle of the Books Starting Soon!, 8th Grade Quebec Trip Deposit is Due, Taking Stuff Apart Extension Club, Art Room Donations

School Substitutes Needed

Walpole Public Schools has many school substitute opportunities. If you are interested in a flexible, school-year, paying job, please click on this link to get more information: https://sites.google.com/walpole.k12.ma.us/wpshumanresources/substitute-opportunities

Announcement from the Safe Schools Initiative: Parent Information Night

Parenting is hard and is made even harder in today's world, especially because of social media.  The Safe Schools Initiative is focusing on the many things we can do to make students feel emotionally and physically safe in our schools.  But this is only part of the work.  It is also important to teach children how to be resilient when life is unfair, how to stand up for another person when it is needed and how to become kind, strong and connected members of our community. Much of this work can be done in school, but in order to really be effective, we need actively interested parents, as well.  Please plan to join us on Monday night, October 29th at Walpole High School for a Parent Information Night on Antibullying and Raising Children and Young Adults in Today's World.  It is never too early to participate in these conversations; this evening will have relevant information for parents with children of all ages.

Parent Information Night

Monday October 29th at 7PM

Walpole High School Auditorium

Information and Discussion facilitated by Mr. Andrew Zitoli

3rd Annual Walpole Youth Street Hockey Tournament 

WHS Boys Hockey team is running the 3rd Annual Walpole Youth Street Hockey Tournament benefiting the Tommy Quinn Scholarship Fund on Sunday, November 4, 2018.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

Message from Student Council:

Thanks to all those who wore pink today, we showed great school spirit in our support for Breast Cancer Awareness!  If you'd like to continue your support, WHS Student Council is hosting a walk tomorrow, Saturday, October 20 at 8:30 am, all are welcome.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes are scheduled for November 7th.  If you wish to have your student’s picture retaken, please send in the original picture package with your student on that day.  If you student was absent on Picture Day, please send in the order form with your student on that day. 

Battle of the Books Starting Soon!

Our school-wide reading incentive program begins on November 5th during Extension Block. Teams consist of 4-6 members who share the responsibility of reading 25 books from now until May. If your child would like to join a team, we have lots of teams looking for extra members. We offer many incentives such as a student-designed T shirt, a special movie day in January, many fun activities with team coaches throughout the year, and a great breakfast on Battle Day in May. You may even want to read a few of the books on the list as a way to connect with your child! Students should bring in their registration form and $10 by Friday October 26th. 

JMS Drama Production Information

This year's JMS Drama production will be announced during extensions on Monday, October 22nd (Day 7). Any student interested in being in the cast or on the crew of this year's show should attend the meeting. Auditions will be held in the auditorium after school on Thursday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 7. Students will sign up online for their audition date. The cast list will be posted outside of the Nurse's office on Friday, November 9th.  

All-State Treble Chorus (6th Grade)

Auditions for All-State Treble Chorus are currently open. Any 6th Grade student interested in participating should see Mrs. Calandrelli in G02 for a packet by 10/31. Please note, there are a limited number of audition spots available. Visit the All-State Treble Chorus website for more information!

8th Grade Quebec Trip Deposit is Due

The $200.00 deposit and registration form for the exciting 8th Grade Quebec trip are due by Oct. 31. Please make checks payable to "Town of Walpole."

Taking Stuff Apart Extension Club

Do you have old (working or non-working) electronics that you don't need anymore? We can use all your old electronics, working or non-working, for our Taking Stuff Apart Extension!

Please don’t bring in: TVs, computer monitors, anything with lots of glass (except device screens), air conditioners, or smoke/fire alarms.

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, working or not working. We wipe or destroy all hard drives when we take them apart. We've taken apart blenders, toasters, fans.

Drop off in the front lobby or in Mr. Colchamiro’s room.

Email Mr. Colchamiro (dcolchamiro@walpole.k12.ma.us) if you have any questions.

From the Art Room

The art room is looking for recycled small containers, metal or plastic, newspaper, shoe boxes, and magazines.