April 6, 2023

Important Dates   

  • April    7 No School - Holiday
  • April 10-14 No School - Spring Vacation
  • April 18-19 Grade 3 OLSAT
  • April 18 Lego Robotics Team Recommendations Due
  • April   20   JJIS Family Learn to Grow Event 5:30 PM-7:00 PM 
  • April   21 Day of Service
  • April   25 Start of Smarter Balanced Testing
  • April   25 Author Visit - Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Optional Parent Input Forms for Class Placement

Although it is hard to believe, we are already thinking of and preparing for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year! Our student /parent placement procedures are designed to match students to appropriate learning environments. Based on our extensive knowledge of teacher style, classroom design, and student needs, we make the placement decision.

We accept parent feedback regarding any special consideration that should be made concerning placement or perceptions of a beneficial learning environment for your child. If you would like to complete a parent input form, please send it in by April 21, 2023. Parent input will be given serious consideration during the placement process.

Grade 3 Students - Testing

Grade 3 Families - Please read this letter regarding OLSAT testing for Grade 3 Students

Smarter Balanced Testing

Just a reminder that testing is coming up soon. This letter was sent home with students in March:

Grade Four Students - Agenda Cover Challenge

JJIS grade 4 students are invited to create and submit an originally designed idea to be considered for the 2023 - 2024 JJIS Agenda Cover! All designs must be original and created on a 8.5 x 11 unlined piece of paper. Deadline is April 21, 2023.

Get the Latest News from the PTO - Yearbooks on Sale

The PTO is creating the Jack Jackter Yearbook and they are on sale now! Deadline to order is April 14, 2023. Information for ordering via paper form or online is below.

Learn to Grow at Family Night - April 20

The JJIS school community will be hosting Earth-Day themed games and activities for a fun, family night of learning.  Author Sandra Horning will be stopping by to share her book The Biggest Pumpkin. Pre-orders of the book are available using the information below. 

JJIS Day of Service - April 21

On Friday, April 21, JJIS will be participating in a school wide service day where we will come together as a school community to make a difference for others.

Parents, community members, and staff are invited to sign up to donate blood during JJIS's day of service.

Pet Photo Contest

The JJIS Horse Club Production Company is sponsoring a Pet Photo Contest to support the CT Draft Horse rescue in Colchester.

Lego Robotics Team Wants Your Help

It is that time of year again to begin the process of selecting team members for the 2023-24 JJIS Lego Robotics Team.

Teachers and parents are invited to recommend grade 3 and 4 students who are creative, cooperative and capable of working in both structured and unstructured environments. The students will spend considerable time researching a specific topic and then apply creative, innovative solutions to the problems they find. They must be able to make a commitment of four hours per week from September to December and attend Saturday competitions in late fall.

The JJIS Lego team has a limited number of team spots. If this is something you think your child might want to be considered for, Please email your recommendation by April 18, 2023 to: [email protected]

Author Visit - April 25

Author Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo will be visiting on April 25, 2023. If you are interested ordering a signed copy of one of her books, please send in an order form with your payment by April 21.