J.R.Briggs Family Newsletter October 3, 2018

Monday, October 8th- No School

Tuesday, October 9th- Half Day of School

Thursday, October 11th- Half Day of School/ Parent Conferences

First of all, let's take a moment to thank all of the families, friends, neighbors, and supporters that took part in Ready, Set, GLOW! The event was just amazing this year. The crowd was joyous, the DJ was entertaining, and the donations were very generous. It is exciting how much energy can go into raising money for the future adaptive playground.

Now that we have ventured into the month of October, our minds turn to many new things. We have two sessions of parent conferences coming up on October 11th and 18th. If you have not signed up yet, please do so by using the button below. Parent ability to add a conference through SignUp.com will stop Sunday night. Please make sure you have scheduled your conference prior to that. If a change needs to be made after Sunday night, then please contact your child's teacher directly.

Our annual Walk To School Day will take place on Wednesday, October 10th. Students that ride the bus will get dropped off at Oakmont. Parent drop-offs will also take place at Oakmont. We will provide bus transportation for students in Extended Day from JRB to Oakmont as well. This event allows us to feel a great sense of community as multiple schools will be walking with each other. It also lets us show that healthy choices are always an option. Please be on the lookout for a flyer in the near future with greater details.

PTA News & Events

The PTA has teamed up with the Worcester Railers to offer discounted tickets for opening night, October 20th. Use the button below to see the poster.

What a treat! The PTA will be hosting a staff appreciation lunch Thursday October 11th. They are still looking for help if you are available. See the link below.

"Meet Wanda Petronski, the new girl in school. Wanda talks with a funny foreign accent and wears the same faded blue dress to school every day. Yet she swears her closet back home is lined with 100 beautiful silk dresses. Still, the “mean girls” at school pick on Wanda relentlessly. And those who stand by silently soon learn that doing nothing can be the worst form of bullying of all. The Hundred Dresses is a timeless tale that explores the bonds of friendship, the willingness to be yourself and the courage that it takes to stand up to others—even when you’re standing alone."

Our third, fourth, and fifth grades will enjoy a performance of The Hundred Dresses on Thursday, October 4th in our JRB cafeteria.

Our students and staff often use yoga in the classroom to invigorate or relax their bodies on a regular basis. Young At Heart Studio in Westminster is offering some yoga opportunities for students from pre-k through middle school. If your child has an interest in pursuing yoga outside of school, please review the attached flyer.

Attention Parents of Skiers and Snowboarders!

There will be an informational meeting for STUDENTS ONLY on Friday, October 5th at 8:45 in the cafeteria for those that are interested in Ski Club. Ski Club starts on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and runs for six weeks. Ski Club is for grades 3-5 only. If you have any questions please feel free to email Gina McCullin at ginerm@aol.com.

MCAS results from last year's spring tests will be coming home on Friday. If you have a child that is currently in the 4th or 5th grade, please look for the scores as well as the explanation of how to read the results. You may consult the button below for further understanding of the tests and scoring.

  • October 8: No School for Columbus Day
  • October 9: Half Day of School
  • October 10: Walk to School Day for JRB K-5
  • October 11: Half Day of School- Parent Conference Day
  • October 11: Parent Presentation for Internet Safety- Ashburnham PD @ JRB
  • October 18: Half Day of School- Parent Conference Day

Check out the Student Council blog updates about Dot Day: http://jrbstuco.blogspot.com/

You can find new updates on Mrs. DiSalle's Art Blog! See what students in grades 1-5 were up to in rotation 1! http://jrbriggsart.blogspot.com/

We have greatly appreciated all the of the new followers that have been visiting our new social media outlets. If you have not checked them out, please to a peek.

Our specialists have their own facebook page as well. You can see it here.

This hawk joined us last week at parent pick-up.

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

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