Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

April 24, 2020

Contacting J/J During the School Interruption

During this extended school closure, please be assured the administrators can be reached by phone or email. If you call, please leave a voicemail; office staff are regularly checking our voicemails and emails whether working from school or working remotely.
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Jordan/Jackson Remote Learning Site


Principal's Message - Update & Brief Feedback Survey

Dear Families,

As we prepare to receive the updated guidelines from the Commissioner of Education, based on the closure update, we continue to enhance and our Remote Learning activities. The plans for next week were added to our site today. When the guidelines are released, we will work through the implementation phase and continue to keep you and the students updated.

We know that this has been a difficult time in so many ways for families. We are looking for your feedback regarding the current Remote Learning Plans. We have received some feedback from students and staff have take that into consideration as we have moved forward. District-wide, we are asking for some brief feedback from families, as well. Please take a moment to complete this short survey, at your convenience.

We know that families and students have many other logistical questions regarding the school closure, such as retrieving personal belongings, returning school materials, etc. We will be collaborating district-wide to plan for this, based on the evolution of the health and safety guidelines. As those plans develop, we will provide additional communication.

Finally, I sent a video message to students yesterday via their Gmail accounts. I am also attaching it below in case they haven't seen it.

Take care and stay healthy.

John Nieratko

Message for Students from Mr. Nieratko


Based on your feedback, students can now print from their district-issued Chromebook to a home printer. Please use the link below for instructions.

Mansfield Public School's Technology Resources

In addition, a Technology Resources tab has been added to our COVID-19 Website to help answer your questions.

This Week's Estimation Station Winners

The estimation station had 348 students guess the number of oranges in the bowl and we had 78 winners! Answer: 13 oranges. This week's estimation station asks you to guess how many packages of candy are in the bowl. Click link for winners: April 13 - April 17 Winners

Every week, your child can look for it on the remote learning site in their weekly learning plans. Estimates will be accepted until 3PM on Fridays; winners will be announced the following week. Did your child find the link to this week's estimate? This week's estimation station asks your child to guess how many packages of candy are in the bowl. Did they guess? How did they come up with that number?


This is the second in a series of booktalks by Ms. McCarthy.

White Bird by R.J. Palacio Booktalk

Poem in Your Pocket Day - April 30!

Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year on a day during National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others, share it on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem or maybe send a poem to a far-away friend or relative so they receive it on Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is Thursday, April 30.

Choose your favorite poem or create your own and send to your teacher by April 28. We will share them with everyone on April 30, Poem in Your Pocket Day. #JJPride #pocketpoem


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Get Up and Move with BOKS' Weekly Bursts

BOKS Burst: Plyometrics with Michela!

Do You Have a MasterChef Junior in the Making?

Cooking has many practical skills. It encourages kids to work with others and boosts their confidence. There's also some science involved when ingredients like oil and water don't mix as well as math when measuring ingredients. Memories will be fun remembering the good recipes and the not so good ones. Here's a few kid-friendly recipes:

Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Pops

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Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

If you would like to refer back to previous COVID-19 remote learning newsletters, please see the links below.

April 17, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 30, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 23, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

You can also access these newsletters through our website. Click on these links:

J/J Website

J/J COVID-19 Website

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Mansfield Public Schools

MPS' latest updates, information and news about the District’s schools, students, faculty, events and accomplishments. Link: Mansfield Public Schools News Blog