Laura Meka
Hello Families!!!! A message from JTPS. Day one- check!!!!! Thank you so much for your patience today with our dismissal. We realized that there are some immediate things that we could do to make dismissal more efficient, so we will be better tomorrow! You can help us by having your IDs ready and a pen ready to sign out; pulling all the way up to the front and having your number visible but not laying on the dashboard. If you could tape it up so we can see it that would be most helpful! For our families of students who ride the bus I wanted to let you know that our buses were not on time dismissing today. As the week goes on buses will be better as well! We appreciate your patience! Can’t wait to see all our beautiful students with that twinkle in their eyes tomorrow!!!!
3 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Join me tonight on Twitter (@JTPSMeka) for a live bedtime story at 7PM!!! Can’t wait to see you!!!!
3 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Good evening families! Another reminder that tomorrow will be our Drive-By Meet and Greet/supply drop off for Green Pod!!! Please swing through the front loop between 1-1:45PM. This week we have experienced close to 150 changes to either PM dismissal or parents of voluntary remote learners stating they want to come back to school. This has caused a lot of extra work and confusion. If you have any changes to transportation they must be received by 11:00AM tomorrow and you must come to school after 12:00PM to pick up the information needed. Remote learners must stay remote until 10/1 when we can re-evaluate and make a plan for your child to return. Parents cannot make a change to parent transport for dismissal any day next week. We cannot accommodate parents who show up unexpectedly to pick up their child next week. I thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Laura Meka JTPS Principal
3 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Good evening families! Just a reminder that our drive-by meet and greets/supply drop off begin tomorrow. Preschool and yellow pod will be from 9 to 9:45 AM tomorrow. Blue pod will be from 1 to 1:45 PM tomorrow. Green pod will be on Friday from 1-1:45PM.
3 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Good evening families! A message from Mrs. Meka at JTPS! I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support with teachers and staff over the past month of distance-learning. On Friday, May 1 there will not be any new slides. Please take this time to catch up, read, do something mindful with your family or focus on something you would like to learn about. As always stay safe and know that we are sending you lots of love during this difficult time.🥰
7 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
We are looking into why kindergarten students are having technical difficulties with signing in to iready. We have been in touch with technical support and they are working to find a resolution. We will be back in touch once this is sorted out. In the meantime iready is one of many viable choices from the bingo board, so students are encouraged to select another activity. Thank you! See you at 7pm on Twitter Live for our story time!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
So proud of our WHS #formerjtpscuteness students!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Dr Harrison presents the 2020-21 school budget!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Wacky Wednesday today at JTP!!!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
It’s not too late to register for the 2020 Shamrock Shuffle!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Good evening families! This is Laura Meka with an important reminder. On Wednesday evening we will have our monthly PTO meeting beginning at 6:30. Dr. Harrison will be presenting the budget at 7 PM. Please join us in the gym to be informed about the 2020-21 school budget! Hope to see you Wednesday!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Staff arrived to Mood Meter cupcakes!!! Thank you to #teachersthatbake Sarah Coppola for making these for us!!!!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First day with Mood Meter!!!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First day with The Mood Meter!!!!
9 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
#jtpscuteness
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
I thought day 2 would be filled with work!!!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
A message from the JTPS PTO: Stop by tomorrow evening to meet our new Assistant Principal!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
A message from JTPS: Parents you’ll have the opportunity to meet Mr. Paylor in 2 days! Join us for our PTO meeting and come meet our new AP!!!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
We visited every classroom!!!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
An amazing day today as we welcomed Mr. Paylor as the new assistant principal!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Hello John Trumbull families! It’s Mr. McQueeney your favorite PE teacher! I just want to remind you all that our Kids Heart Challenge event is happening next week during PE classes! As we have talked about we want every student to live a heart healthy lifestyle and that can start by taking one of the American Heart Association’s Heart Challenges! Please go to the JTPS website through the Watertown Public Schools website. It’s fun and easy and just for registering you will receive a free heart hero wristband. I challenge you to sign up online today. I look forward to seeing you all next week at our big event and don’t forget, you all can be HEART HEROES!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
A sad day today as we said goodbye to the hardest working “retired” substitute, THE AMAZING MR. DON WAILONIS! Mr. W thank you for your help, your love of children and your support of staff! We will miss you!!!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
A message from JTPS: Gotcha Reward Day is tomorrow! Wear gotcha shirts or pod colors!!
10 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Kindergarteners use powers to show off their rewarding!
11 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
A message from JTPS. Tomorrow, January 17th is an early release day with dismissal at 1:15 pm.
11 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Her classmates couldn’t wait to congratulate her!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Our annual KDG holiday card contest winner is Iris! We couldn’t be more proud!!!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Mr Rizza all alone!!! His family went to chat but he was so focused he didn’t notice!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
More gingerbread building!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Blue pod KDG gingerbread building family night!!!!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Blue pod KDG gingerbread building family night!!!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Water-Oak Adolescent Heroes from Swift share information on how their group helps our community! Pictured is #formerjtpscuteness Casey O’Toole!
12 months ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
My last I am not a turkey project til next year!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Family turkey project! I am not a turkey!!!!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Addison made the closest guess to the total pounds we collected at our recycling event! Here she is celebrating with her gift card to G’s!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Check out this JT turkey!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Best Buddies officers present an overview to the Board of Education tonight!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
I am not a turkey, I’m a.......
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
An honor to be in the room with Teacher of the Year Maria Teixeira!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
The whole, beautiful Malagutti family attended the BoE meeting to support the Board’s newest member!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Reading scouts test questions with @headylabansky and peers to see if they are good conversation starters!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Amy shows off her reading skills!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
How do you celebrate the 50th day of school in kindergarten? With a sock hop!!!!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
#ThankAVet
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Veteran’s Day assembly 2019!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Thank a vet!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Students participate in Extreme Science today! #ouramazingpto
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
So proud to have witnessed Jack’s touchdown! #WatertownCares
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Superstar Jack! Hundreds came out to watch Jack today! #WatertownCares
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Thank you to the best staff in the world! Starting the day with breakfast and presents-Priceless!!! #grateful
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
October PTO!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Officer Angiolillo finds time for some fun at JTPS!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Check out this AWESOME haircut!!!! SHARP and handsome!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Bobby tells his mom he is GRRREAT!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Love meeting future students!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Curriculum Night 2019!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
AM announcements with Kulmann Krew!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Building a school charter with teachers!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Catching up on the amazing JTPS!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
KDG Open House Curriculum Night!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Jennifer Galik
Reminder JTPS families- Open House/Curriculum Night is tonight! Looking forward to seeing you all!
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
JTPS students learn about Gotchas and the 3 Rs-Respectful, Responsible & Ready- and how they can show those behaviors at school during our PBIS kickoff assembly Friday.
about 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Laura Meka
Lunch with the principals for our top readers!
about 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Famous at JTPS!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
These first graders were PERFECT in computers today! Models of the 3Rs!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
My new friend stopped me in the cafe to tell me he loved me!!!! 🥰😘😍
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Because I’m happy!!!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
❤️ JTPS
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First Day at JTPS!!!! Madison was ready!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First Day 2019
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Love my school!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First Day of School!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
JTPS is the BEST PLACE TO BE FOR KIDS! (And adults)
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
School is great!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
I love school!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First Day Fun!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
First Day of School brought MANY happy faces!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Brave JTPS teachers ready to ride the bus to teach expectations!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
The amazing Hannah Jack!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Superintendent of schools Dr. Rydell Harrison greets staff today at Convocation!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
#jtpscuteness
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
#backtoschool
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
#backtoschool
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
😀
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
More preschool cuties!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
I met so many lovely families today at our 4th Annual Preschool Popsicles on the Playground event! #jtpscuteness
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Sooooo happy to meet incoming KDG #jtpscuteness today at Kindergarten Campers!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Matilda on vacation at Meka Oasis!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Jennifer Galik
Second graders enjoyed the second grade celebration! PTO sent them off in style!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
A gorgeous day for extra recess for these two students who demonstrated gRRReat behavior!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Second graders soak up the beautiful weather AND apply reading skills they’ve learned this year! Mrs. Schweyer even read a unit of study book!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
‪Mother Nature cooperated this afternoon during Field Day 2019 and the breeze helped make tons of bubbles!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Laura Meka
Former JTPSCuteness honored for their amazing inventions! #inventionconvention2019
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Greatness in the room tonight as the Board of Education celebrates the WHS Girls Track and Field Team for capturing the 2019 Naugatuck Valley League Championship title!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Jennifer Galik
Mrs. Longo’s students worked like scientists to create a hypothesis about why raisins “danced” when placed in seltzer. Their excitement was palpable!
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Laura Meka
Celebrating our beloved crossing guard, Bernie!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Liam loving life at JTPS!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Another fantastic night!!!! Thank you PTO!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
There’s still time!!!! Come join us for our Frankie‘s fundraiser night!!!! Frankies is donating 50% of all sales to the JTPS PTO!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Our end of the year preschool celebration!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Maibel enjoyed meeting our chicks!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Anthony researched and wrote about turtles!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
#cutenessoverload
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
More highlights!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Highlights of my week! #jtpscuteness
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Cuteness overload! Students received over 10,000 gotchas for the month of May and were treated to a dancing hallway!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Conroy Crew first graders present cards to the students entering the Marines and Army!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Proud to be part of the Watertown Public Schools tonight as we honor the few, the proud, the Marines: Jason and Kobe AND one who will be all she can be, Allison!!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
KDG concert
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Week highlights!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Laura Meka
Flagged at JTPS!!!
over 1 year ago, Laura Meka
Jennifer Galik
Mr. Ramsey’s 2nd graders conduct research on nonfiction topics and use the boxes and bullets format to take notes.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
2nd graders in Mrs. Metcalfe’s ⁦‪class work with partners to evaluate their opinion writing pieces and provide ideas to help each other improve.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Ms. Kaczmarczyk’s kindergarteners set goals for their writing and then write their opinions on what they’d rather do- go to the movies or the park.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Ms. Azzara’s students practice asking and answering questions with peers.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Mrs. Meka presents to a packed house tonight at our #KDG orientation. @JTPSMeka
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
Students in Mrs. Conroy’s first grade class share their learning after a unit on poetry writing.
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik
Jennifer Galik
The 2nd grade chorus performed beautifully at last night’s art and music showcase! Way to go, kids! #JTPS
over 1 year ago, Jennifer Galik