Important Information & Dates for 2019/20 School Year

Bus Schedule for JGMS and METCO:Not sure of your student’s bus number or route?  Click here.

Student Directory: Orders are being accepted now and directories will be delivered at Back to School Night (October 3rd). Please be sure your family information is updated in Aspen.
Please click on the link below for the Order Form for Student Directory (due September 13): Student Directory Order Form

Art Contest (due September 16): Does your student like to draw? Students who will attend JGMS in the fall are invited to participate in a contest for their art to be shown on the cover of the Student Directory. The winner will get a free Directory & a gift certificate.  Other prizes may be awarded for runners up.  Forms will be distributed by the JGMS art teachers the first week of school or download it by clicking this link: 2019-2020 JGMS Directory Cover Art Contest form.  All entries are due by September 16, 2019.  Please encourage your child to participate!

Yearbooks:  It’s that time of year again (believe it or not) to solidify your child’s yearbook order for June! Yearbook numbers need to be to the yearbook company by November 1st and extras in June will be more expensive. Lock in the low price now until November! Get it off your to do list. There is a sibling deal! If you need financial assistance please email Libbey Beinert Hunnewell at libbey_beinert-hunnewell@bedfordps.org

Link to order year book: 2019-2020 JGMS Yearbook or simply go to yearbookordercenter.com and put in our school code which is 4008.

There is an option to donate extra funds when you buy your child’s yearbook to help offset the prices for others who may not be able to afford a yearbook.  When you donate at either the sponsor, patron, or benefactor level your last name will be listed in the back of the yearbook.

6th Grade Outdoor Education Experience:
Parent Information Night for the 6th grade overnight fieldtrip to Nature’s Classroom (Oct 23-25) will be held on September 18 at 6:30 in the JGMS auditorium.

SAVE THE DATE – October 7:
Speaker Michael G. Thompson, PhD will give an evening presentation at BHS entitled “The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life.”  A Q&A will follow the presenation.

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For Incoming 6th Graders for 2019/20 School Year

Locker assignments
August 20, 21, or 22, 2019  9am-1pm
6th graders may come in any time on any of the 3 days to receive their locker assignment and practice their combinations.

6th grade orientation
August 26, 2019  2:30-3:30
6th graders and their parents are invited to come learn more about JGMS.

2019/2020 MSPA Welcome Letter

(click here to see a PDF version of the welcome letter)

Welcome to JGMS

We hope you have a wonderful summer; now it’s back to the important business that MSPA supports.  We are parent volunteers who help JGMS, our students, administrators, and staff to get things done during the school year.  Some examples of our works:

  • Purchase of Student Agendas
  • Teacher grants to purchase books, supplies, classroom items and materials that would not otherwise be available
  • Enrichment programs such as Mindfulness Workshops, Anxiety Workshops, Internet Safety Events, etc.
  • Purchase of Everlast Traverse Climbing Wall for JGMS gym
  • Funding of Homework Club
  • Teachers as Scholars Funding
  • Preparation and distributions of Student Directories
  • Organization and funding of Moving On events
  • Support and funding of METCO Moving On Dinner
  • Support for Principal Roundtables, student dances, and other events
  • Sponsorship of Teacher / Staff Appreciation events

Sign Up for eNews

The MSPA sends a weekly email of important school-related activities and deadlines, as well as other recreational, community, and charitable announcements.  The schools and Aspen system do not automatically enroll you in any new school’s PTO eNews so you must opt in via this link. (Scroll to the bottom of the linked page to reach the MSPA section.)

Order a Student Directory

The JGMS Student Directory will be printed in September in order to deliver to parents/guardians at Back to School Night on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Please use the Student Directory Order Form to order your copy by Friday, September 13, 2019.  Also, make sure the student and parent information in your Aspen account is up-to-date.

Student Cover Art Contest

Calling all student artists to submit drawings for the design of the front cover of the Student Directory. Winner will receive a free Student Directory and local business gift card.  Submission are due on Monday, September 16, 2019.  More information to come.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Please help us support initiatives for JGMS students and consider joining our Board & committees.  Make a donation by clicking the Donate button on this page.

MSPA Board of Directors

  • Co-Presidents: Jessica Fair & Lisa Kaushik
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Sandy Morvillo & Karen Sobol
  • Treasurer: Kelly Randazzo
  • Secretary: Karen Collins

Committees (Co-Chairs are welcome):

  • School Dance: Cindy Tulimieri
  • Communications & eNews: Lisa Kaushik
  • Hospitality: Audrey Gould
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Carrie Raho & Kelley Anderson
  • Fundraising: OPEN
  • METCO Parent Representative: OPEN
  • Moving on Co-Chairs: OPEN
  • School Directory: Cheryll Bell
  • METCO Liaison: Jennifer Buckley
  • Webmaster: Josephine Fu

Please email jgmsparents@gmail.com to get involved!