J.R. Briggs Newsletter September 25, 2019

No School Monday, September 30th.

School Picture Day Is Tuesday, October 1st.


Friday, September 27th Check-in Starts At 6:15 PM

Ready, Set, Glow Run/Walk 6:30PM-7:15 PM

Glow DJ Outdoor Family Dance Party-7:15 PM-8:00 PM

T-shirts will arrive this week! Stay tuned for more details if you ordered shirts. If you pre-registered, please check in at the pre-registration table to get your admission armband. You may register the night of the event at the registration table. $5 per person/max $20 per family. Some T-shirts will be available for sale on a first come first served basis for $10 each


Remember bug spray for this evening event! Raffle items at the event include such things as ski passes, hotel stays, gymnastics classes, Red Sox baseball, restaurant gift cards, Principal for the day, and so much more! We want to thank our many volunteers and sponsors that make this event possible! All proceeds from this event are donated to JR Briggs towards a future goal of implementing adaptive playground equipment for our community.

An RSG Note From 5th-Grade Students

Dear JRB families,

The fifth graders are working on our science garden to get it ready for Ready, Set, Glow. We are repairing broken/dead things and making them new and bright. We built new bridges over the drainage ditch. It's called Operation Welcome Mat. We are excited to show off all our great work that we are doing in class and in the garden.

Thank you for reading,

Samantha and Elaina

Parent Conferences Are October 10th and 17th

Please sign up for a parent conference using the link below. Scroll through the page to find your classroom teacher or even a specials class. Availability changes daily, so please check back again if you don't see the time you were hoping for.

Nurse Note

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

Second Grade Thoughts

The beginning of second grade has very busy and exciting. We have been working on routines and expectations. Along with activities associated with our Superkids Reading Program, guided reading groups have been established and are in full swing. Please continue to sign your child’s reading log as independent reading each night is imperative for reading development. In writing, we are focusing on ideas after finishing up our unit on Super Sentences. Students have begun switching for math and our groupings have been going smoothly. Practicing math facts a little each night is important for your child .We have also begun our science unit on States of Matter and the students will be enjoying many experiments. We are looking forward to meeting you all and discussing your child’s progress at conferences.

What is STEAM Night?

What is STEAM Night?

STEAM Night is a community event inviting students and their families to Briggs for a night of creative problem solving and hands-on making. There will be a variety of activities to participate in based around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).

When is it?

Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 - 7:30.

What age are the activities geared towards?

The activities can be done by all age levels and we encourage Kindergarten through 5th grade to come. For younger students, they may need assistance from an adult or older sibling, but they would still be able to participate fully.

Do I have to stay the whole ninety minutes?

Nope! You can come in and try the activities you are interested in and leave or stick around the whole time and try out all the different activities. If you find one activity particularly interests you, feel free to stay at that the whole 90 minutes!

Do I need to be here with a parent?

Yes! This is a family event and we want parents to get involved as well. You can build alongside your child or help them with the activity but it is a great opportunity to get involved in their learning and have fun along the way.

If you think your family has an interest in attending, please fill out the Google Form below, so we can ensure we have enough supplies. If you fill out the form and can’t make it, no worries! For those of you with any questions, please contact Mr. Bell through email at abell@awrsd.org

Extended Day

Please find the October schedule using the button below. If you have not completed it yet, you can print it and return it to extended day.

Upcoming Events
  • September 27- Ready, Set, Glow!
  • September 30- No School
  • October 1- School Pictures
  • October 9- Walk To School Day
  • October 10- 1/2 Day- Parent Conferences
  • October 14- No School-Columbus Day
  • October 17- 1/2 Day- Parent Conferences
Walk To School

Our annual Safe Routes Walk To School Day will be October 9th. On this great day our JRB students walk alongside Oakmont teachers and students on a trek from the Oakmont football field to our JRB entrance. More about this day will be communicated as we get closer.

Lost And Found

This is a quick look at our lost and found already! If you notice something is missing from your home, please ask your child to check here!

Your Input Is Needed

In addition to the forum, you can also provide your feedback by completing the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AshWest

Community News

Parents and caregivers are invited to Basic Rights: Evaluation & Eligibility Workshop hosted by the Ash-West SEPAC on Wednesday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Overlook Middle School Team Room. Chandler Creedon of the Federation for Children with Special Needs will provide an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Massachusetts laws, evaluations and referrals, the Team Meeting, IEPs and 504 Plans, effective progress, transition, important timelines, strategies for success and more. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Special Education Department. No registration is required.

For more information, contact Ash-West SEPAC Co-Chairs:

Kendra Steucek (awrsdsepac2@gmail.com • 978-827-6355)

Kim Caisse (awrsdsepac3@gmail.com • 978-833-6163)

Continue to follow us through our social media outlets. We love trying to show you what is going on at school as much as we can. Look for the Good News Call Of The Day this year as well.

As always, please reach out to us if you need anything. We are readily available via email, so do not hesitate to click below.

Here, at JRB!