J.R. Briggs Newsletter November 13, 2019

Cold Weather Requires Warm Clothing

It may seem like a no-brainer, but with the sudden cold temperatures comes a need for very warm outdoor clothing. We love to have the kids go outside and play during recess, but sweatshirts and shorts are just not enough. Please make sure students are coming to school with a jacket that will keep them warm for up to 25 minutes at recess. Gloves and hats are also recommended, as are boots and snow-pants once the flakes start to fall.

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.

Ski and Snowboard Club

There is still some space for students that want to join this year's Ski and Snowboard Club. Please reach out to Gina McCullin at ginerm@aol.com for more information. 

Wanted: 4th Grade Parent Volunteers

On November 21st, the 4th grade will be doing a Makerspace challenge. We are looking for parents that would be interested in coming to help out with this activity. Please reach out to Mr. Bell or Mrs. Disalle if you are interested. Thank you!

Performance News

The JRB Winter Concert will take place Thursday December 12th at 7:00pm in the JRB Cafetorium. Musicians and Singers are asked to arrive by 6:30 PM.

Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence

The Foundation does an incredible service for the schools in our district. In addition to their general support, they also fund many grants for innovative and ground breaking ideas in the classroom. In order to maintain these grants, they raise money through a variety of methods. Please read the following flyer and consider attending the Night For Excellence.


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.

Extended Day

You can find the a printable December calendar using the link here. Please return it to Extended Day when you have a chance.

Mark Your Calendars
  • November 21- 1/2 Day Staff Development
  • November 27- 1/2 Day
  • November 28 & 29- Thanksgiving Break

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Here, at JRB!