February 6, 2018

View the PTA meeting online!!!
Thank you to Tom McMorran for speaking at our last meeting. You can view the footage at the JRMS PTA Facebook page.

PTA Membership!!!
Registration stays open all year. For more information go to and use code JRMSPTA.

We can’t do it without your support!

Don't miss out!  Get involved! 

Questions about PTA membership? Contact Ritu Duenwald.

Yearbook!!! Order now!!!
Order your yearbook at WWW.JOSTENS.COM. Any questions, contact

Want to submit some of your own photos to the JRMS Yearbook? Download the free Replay It app ( easily upload photos of JRMS students at sporting events, birthday parties, etc...straight from your smartphone.

Thank you to our Volunteers!!!
A big thank you to the 8th grade social committee and to all of the volunteers that made the event a wonderful evening for the students.  Deirdre, Lynn, Jennifer and Ritu along with many volunteers made the gym sparkle and shine.  From those that helped with decorations and set up, to those that brought in food and baked goods all the way to those that stayed for clean up, and everyone in between.  Your time and effort was appreciated by all!


Cookbooks are still available!!!
click here to print the order form.

A message from the school nurse!!!

Most cases of head lice are acquired outside of school. Close, prolonged head-to-head contact is the primary way head lice are spread. Head lice are crawling insects. They cannot jump, hop, or fly.
Having lice has nothing to do with poor hygiene or an unclean home environment. 
The most common symptom of head lice is an itchy scalp, especially behind ears and at the nape of the neck. To check for lice, part your child’s hair and look at the scalp for small white or yellow-brown specks that are firmly attached to the hair shafts. These are nits (lice eggs) in their shell casings. Adult lice are more difficult to spot because they move quickly away when exposed to light.
If the school nurse finds nits or live lice on your child’s head, she will contact you to discuss her findings.
Once a family member is identified with head lice, parents should check all household members and be checked themselves. Treatment should be prompt. In cases of resistance to an over-the-counter treatment, parents should involve their pediatrician for treatment with a prescription medication.
General Info:
~Head lice and nits soon perish if separated from their human host.
~Adult head lice can live only a day or so off the human head.
~Nymphs (young head lice) can live only for several hours without a human host.
~Nits are usually found within 4 to 6 mm of the scalp and do not survive or hatch if they are farther away.
~Spread by contact with clothing (such as hats, scarves, coats) or other personal items (such as combs, brushes, or towels) used by an infested person is not common, but you may want to wash your child's clothes, towels, hats, and bed linens in hot water and dry on high heat if they were used within 2 days before head lice were found and treated. You do not need to throw these items away. Items that cannot be washed may be dry-cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.
~It’s recommended that you do not spray pesticides in your home. They can expose your family to dangerous chemicals and are not needed when you treat your child's scalp and hair properly.

Head lice is possible whenever and wherever children gather. Regular observation by parents is one of the most effective ways to detect and quickly treat head lice infestations. Check your child regularly and notify your school nurse if head lice or nits are detected.

There is more information on the JRMS website under the Health Office tab. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need assistance. I welcome the opportunity to teach those of you who do not know how to check your child for head lice.
Cori Distler
JRMS Nurse


Mark Twain Library Events!!

Teen Tech Open House 

Saturday, February 10th, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Grades 5 and Up. Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with us by visiting our teen tech open house! The open house will feature the library's 3D printer and the library's fun tech toys including Ozobots, Cubelets and Spheros. Snacks served. Sign up or get more information online at,at the Library, or call 203-938-2545

Wii Game and Gab
Friday, February 16th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Grades 5 and up. Show off your Wii gaming skills with favorites like MarioKart and Super Smash Bros. Snacks served. Sign up or get more information online at,at the Library, or call 203-938-2545
Slime Time
Monday, February 19th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.   
Grades 5 and up. Have squishy, gooey, yucky fun making your own slime! Snacks served. Sign up or get more information online at,at the Library, or call 203-938-2545

Field Goods Fundraiser!!! Sign up for a weekly bag of fresh veggies!!!

  • Go to the website and pick our private site to order. 
  • The pick up is after 11:00am on Tuesdays and can be picked up by 5:00. 
  • Ordering is by the Saturday before. 
  • There will be an charge each week of $2.00 that goes to our PTA. There is also a $1.00 delivery charge
  • You can freeze your subscription and opt out of a week if you don't like what will be delivered.
  • Questions can be emailed to

Amazon Smile!!!

The JRMS PTA is a participating charity in the AmazonSmile program.  Simply bookmark this link and use it every time you visit Amazon; JRMS will receive a percentage on everything you buy.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.

  • Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support John Read Middle School by starting your shopping at
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It all adds up so please bookmark the site today!

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