J.R. Briggs Newsletter OCTOber 16th, 2019

October 17th is a half-day of school!

For students attending Ext. Day on the 17th, if you did NOT pre-order a lunch, please remember to bring your own!

Parent conferences are the 17th of October. If you did not sign up for a conference but want to, please contact the front office at jrboffice@awrsd.org or (978)-827-5750.

Library and Book Fair News


The Arctic Adventure Book Fair comes to Briggs on Thursday, October 10 though Thursday, October 17. Students will visit the fair with their classes during school hours. The fair will also be open for family shopping during parent/teacher conferences. See the school website for details, or visit our fair homepage at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/briggselementaryschool2

We are still in need of volunteers to help students shop during the day. If you are interested, please sign up on the fair homepage or contact Ms. Rabeler at lrabeler@awrsd.org.

Preschool and Extended Day Payment Update

Our Unipay site is now up and running. We can start accepting payments for extended day and preschool through a variety of methods. Below is the link.

JRB Music Ensemble News

ATTENTION BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS: Beginner Band rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, October 22nd after school, from 3-4pm on the stage. If your child usually attends Extended Day on Tuesdays, they will report there first, then attend band rehearsal. If your child is usually a bus rider or pickup, please send a note into school indicating that they will be staying for band every Tuesday from 3-4pm. Pickup will occur in the lobby promptly at 4pm, and Extended Day students who are staying afterwards will report back to Extended Day. If you are picking up your child after rehearsal, please check out with Mrs. Lordan before leaving the building.

ADVANCED BAND musicians will be participating in the annual Marching Spartans Band Night on Friday, October 25th, during the Oakmont football game. Details and registration information are being emailed to Advanced Band parents today. If you do not receive this information and your child is in Advanced Band, or if you have any questions, please email Mrs. Lordan: mlordan@awrsd.org

Music Lessons

We offer lessons for students in grades K-5 for voice, piano, guitar, ukulele and violin. If your child is interested in lessons for any of these instruments, please email Mrs. Lordan at mlordan@awrsd.org, and she will put you in touch with an instructor who has openings for that instrument.

BoxTop News

In addition to the new process of scanning your grocery receipts for BoxTop points, JRB is continuing to collect "clipped" BoxTops!!! We'd like to offer you another option. You can send in your grocery receipts and we will scan them for you! Family BoxTop scanning has earned $39.90 thus far for JRB! Our next collection date is Thursday, October 24th! Thank you.

Brenda Brown - JRB BoxTop Coordinator

October 23rd Is JRB Unity Day

Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite against bullying! On this day, the JRB community wears orange to unite against bullying. Classrooms also read the story Spookley the Square Pumpkin, in which kindness and tolerance are looked at in a fun and hopefully entertaining way.

What's Next?
  • October 17- 1/2 Day- Parent Conferences
  • October 23- Unity Day
  • October 24- STEAM Night
  • October 25- Band Night at the Football Game
  • October 31- Costume Parade
  • November 1- Picture Make-Ups
  • November 5- No School
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