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J.R. Briggs Family Newsletter May 8th, 2019

We Hope You Have A Great Educator Appreciation Week.
MCAS Continues...

We are down to Grade 5 Science and Technology MCAS and make-ups. This year's testing has gone very well. Students have appeared to work hard and give great efforts.

Science and Technology

Grade 5- Thursday and Friday, May 9 & 10

Next Years Class Lists

It is already that time of year when we are thinking about class lists and teacher assignments for 2019-2020. As a district we do not honor specific teacher requests. However, if your child has a learning style that allows them to be the most successful, please let us know by writing a short letter to the office. Please include the child's name and which grade they are going to be in next year. We will do our best to think of which teacher's offer a style similar to those you mention. Also be assured, each student's placement is taken very seriously. There are many factors in play when creating the class lists and multiple voices that are heard as well. This will be the last week that we can accept such letters, as list construction is underway.

Attention Parents Of Current 2nd Graders (Next Year's 3rd Grade)
Garden Help Rescheduled for Saturday, May 11th.

If you can attend, please let us know by clicking the button below.

From The Nurse's Office

The Health office is in need of new packages of underwear for both boys (sizes 4/5, 6/8, 10/12 and 12/14) and girls (sizes 4, 6 and 8). Any donations would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!!!!

Calendar Correction

The next early release day will be May 31st and not June 7th, as previously published. The Friday before Graduation Sunday - June 2nd is a district-wide traditional half day for building based activities and it was recorded in error. Attached is the corrected calendar.

5th Grade Fun

It is Science Blitz time in 5th grade! Some students were building their Water Filtration Systems in 5BR. Another great STEM project connected science standards and our ELA "Earthquake Terror" unit!

Substitutes Wanted

As a district we are looking for more substitutes. If you have a desire to come in and work with students, please click here to find the packet needed to apply. We would love to have you join us at JRB!

Artful Insights
Music/Chorus News

Thursday June 6: Fine Arts and Technology Night begins at 5:30pm; Spring Concert begins at 7pm.

Monday June 10: Recital Night at 6:30pm. Interested students should ask their lesson instructors or Mrs. Lordan/Mr. Uminski for a form. Please submit forms by 5/24 to Mrs. Lordan, as there will be a limit on amount of performers.

Extended Day News

The Extended Day Summer Packet is availble for you to review. The packet provides you with a list of guidelines, a calendar of events, and contact information. Please use the button below to view the packet.

PTA News & Events

JRB Clothing Is Still Available

The store is still open for some JRB attire. Click the link below for the store page.

What's Coming Up!
  • May 9 and 10- 5th Grade Science and Technology MCAS
  • May 20 through 24- 5th Grade Nature's Classroom Trip
  • May 22- Kindergarten Orientation- No K Classes
  • May 31- Half Day of School
  • June 12- JRB Field Day (Rain Date of the 13th)
RISE Awards Ceremony

The Ashburnham-Westminster Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will host the second annual Remarkable Inspiration in Special Education (RISE) Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at J.R. Briggs Elementary School. If you would like to attend and see this year’s honorees accept their awards, please RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/tdWBunKO4gkGB8qm1 by April 29th. For more information, contact: Kendra Steucek (awrsdsepac2@gmail.com • 978-827-6355) or Kim Caisse (awrsdsepac3@gmail.com • 978-833-6163).

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