Saturday, October 22, 2022

Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty, Students, and Families,


Watertown Wall of Honor

Each year, the Watertown Board of Education welcomes nominations for the Watertown Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor recognizes exceptional individuals that have brought distinction to the Watertown community through their commitment to excellence. To be nominated to the Wall of Honor, a candidate must have graduated from Watertown High School at least ten years prior to the year of induction and consistently demonstrated the highest standards of excellence and honor in their chosen vocation. This year we have three inductees to the Wall of Honor: 

  • Mr. Christopher Cipriano - Watertown High School Graduate, Class of 1994

  • Mr. Christopher Mckenna - Watertown High School Graduate, Class of 1995

  • Ms. Virginia Buckingham – Watertown High School Graduate, Class of 1983

To read more about our Wall of Honor inductees, please click here.

A Solemn Morning Remembering Bristol Officers

Yesterday, two Bristol officers who were in last week’s tragic incident were remembered by many across the State of Connecticut. In memory of the families, colleagues, and community impacted by the passing of Officers DeMonte and Hamzy, I hope all will find peace in time.

Traffic Patterns at JTPS

I would like to thank all of our families, faculty, bus company First Student, and Watertown Police Department for working diligently this past week with the new traffic patterns at JTPS. As we work to continue safe and timely arrival/dismissal procedures at JTPS, your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Festive Events

There is much happening in and around town over the next couple of weeks! Click on the links below to see what fun events are in store for your family this weekend and next…and as the magnificent leaves continue to fill our landscape with bright red, gold, and orange, I hope you all enjoy this weekend’s beautiful weather outside.

Dr. V

Important Date and Happenings

 October 24 - BOE Sub Committee Meetings, 6 & 6:30PM

BOE Regular Meeting, 7PM

November 8 - Election/Referendum Day, No School for Students. Conferences. 

November 10 - Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences

November 11 - Veterans Day, Schools Closed

November 23 - Early Dismissal, Start of Thanksgiving Break

November 24-25 Thanksgiving Break

 Festive Events in and Around Town

October 21 - Trunk or Treat, Polk, 5:30-7:30PM

October 22 - Parks and Recreation Trunk or Treat at JTPS, 3-4PM

October 25 - WHS National Honor Society Trunk or Treat, 5-8PM

October 28 - Judson PTO - Wolves and Witches Walk, 6-8PM 

October 28 - Watertown Library Scavenger Hunt, All Day & Cartoon, 3:30PM

October 30 - Parks and Recreation Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest, 4-5PM

October 31 - Watertown Library Halloween Storytime and Crafts, 10:30AM

November 24 - WHS vs. Torrington Football, 10AM @ WHS

Quote of the Week

"It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!" ~ Winnie the Pooh