J.R. Briggs Newsletter January 8th, 2019

New Math Pilots Taking Place

In math news, during January and into part of February, we are piloting new math curriculums for grades K-5 in both Ashburnham and Westminster. Two classes per grade level at each school will be using Bridges math curriculum and the other classes will be using San Francisco Unified School District math curriculum. This pilot is part of a long and careful process that has been going on district wide to develop a math vision and choose a curriculum that best meets the needs of our students. Our hope and plan is that official long term implementation would begin next school year. For now this just means that the format of math work that comes home may be a little different and students may describe new math activities that they are trying. Both curriculums meet our district and state standards. If you have any questions about the pilot, please feel free to contact your building administrators.

New Program Offered After School
Nurse's Note

The Health Office is in need of new or gently used sweat pants or leggings in all sizes for both boys and girls. Donations of new packages of underwear for both boys and girls are also greatly appreciated. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS!!!!


Please don’t forget that we need your 5th graders' baby picture for the yearbook!

You can post at anytime by going to https://www.jrb-pta.org/yearbook to create or access your account then navigate to – Shared photos folder – 5th Grade Who is that Baby Folder. Do remember to tag your 5th grader to their photo but do not put their name in the caption, we don’t want to give anyone away.

Yearbook committee volunteers are needed!

If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Tiffani Sell at xsell515@gmail.com. We may have 1 quick meeting to center on this, however, all work that is needed can be done at home; the only requirement is a computer.

Mark Your Calendars
  • 1/8 @ 6:30pm - PTA Meeting
  • 1/10 @ 6:30pm - Bingo Night @ JRB
  • 1/18 @ 5:30pm - Roll on America Fundraiser
  • 1/20- No School, Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • 1/27- 1/2 Day of School

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