Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

October 26, 2022

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THIS YEAR'S 5th GRADE MUSICAL - SIGN UP BY NOVEMBER 2

"DEAR EDWINA JUNIOR"

It gives me great pleasure to offer the 5th grade students an after-school experience that I hope they never forget. This year’s production is “Dear Edwina Jr.” Thirteen year old Edwina Spoonapple has very talented siblings. Because of this she feels she needs to prove that she is as talented as they are. Follow the adventures of advice- giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids in the neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number in her "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza. Written in the style of Schoolhouse Rock and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Dear Edwina Junior is the perfect kid power musical for a new generation.


For all the musical production information you must visit the 5th grade musical website. This site will give you instruction on how to move forward if your 5th grader decides to audition for this year's production.


We've received many questions that we hope we can answer here:

- To cast the musical, all kids must attend the auditions November 7 and November 9 which will consist of singing, acting, and dancing.

- Each child will be required to sing, at minimum, a 30 second verse or chorus of a kid-friendly song of their choice.

- Every child will sing in a group. There are about 9 students that will be chosen to sing solos in leading roles.


Please read through all of the information before making the decision to sign-up (Permission Slip/Contract is included on the site). The musical is a big commitment. If you have any questions after going through the information on the musical site please email me at jaime.steinbach@mansfieldschools.com

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TRI-M IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE "HAUNTED HALLWAYS"

When: October 27 @ 5:30pm

Where: Mansfield High School


Come to trick or treat, play games and enjoy a free concert!


- Trick or treating 5:30pm - 6:20pm

- $5 per family

- Bring your own bucket for candy

- Games in the cafeteria

- Optional costume parade at 6:30pm

OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR THIS MONTH'S STUDENT LUNCH MENU

The 3rd grade visited the historic Fisher-Richardson house last week. Students loved watching how families lived back in the day. Mrs. Franklin's class was amazed at how much work it took just to make butter when we can just pick it up at the store!

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

MESA'S FALL FOOD DRIVE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

This year's food drive totals were amazing! JORDAN/JACKSON'S TOTAL FOOD COLLECTED: 3,102 LBS!! That's over 1.5 TONS!


Our Top 3 Classes

DeAngelis: 466.5 lbs!!!

Norige: 279 lbs!

Parker: 218.5 lbs!


Nine classes brought in over 100 lbs each. The highest 3rd grade total was Mrs. Franklin's class with 110.5 lbs!


MESA filled every box from the food pantry, which was supposed to be enough for Jordan/Jackson AND Robinson. They had to collect more boxes from local grocery stores before Robinson's collection. The food pantry has seen a greater need this year than ever before. A huge shoutout and thank you to MESA and all our families for supporting our local food pantry!

CHAMPS' ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Axtreme Guitar

Guitar lessons are being offered on Monday and Thursday starting at the end of October! The class will run from 2:30 - 3:00pm at the Jordan/Jackson school until mid December. The cost is $40 per student for the class. This fee covers costs for materials and equipment used during lessons and is non-refundable. Guitars are provided unless you would like to bring your own! Click on the link below for more information.


Axtreme Guitar Lesson Registration


Did you know your child does not have to be enrolled in the CHAMPS program to register for the CHAMPS enrichment classes? You can sign-up to be on the mailing list for all CHAMPS enrichment classes by clicking on the following link: Enrichment Email List

This month in Miss Steinbach's classroom, kids have been working on some fall themed songs. The fourth graders learned a couple of songs and in small groups created a little performance to go along with their songs. Students had the opportunity to bring in props from home to use while performing. Here are some pictures from Mr. Curry's and Mrs. Norige's performances.

iCARE Reading Volunteers Needed

Kim Piro is soliciting volunteers this year to serve as classroom readers to benefit her "iCARE” (Introducing Children to Acceptance through Reading and Education) program began 19 years ago to teach students in grades preschool thru 5 about their special needs peers. Books focus on a variety of different disabilities and are available in the school’s library.


If you are interested in volunteering, it can be very rewarding and takes as little as half an hour of your time. If you are an interested parent who would like to read one of these books to a classroom, please call/text Kim Piro at 781-630-0463 or email her at kimpiro20@gmail.com. You can also register to be a reader online at www.thejamiefund.org. Go to the website and click where it asks you to volunteer. Readings will start in January and go through February/March at all three elementary schools.

Community Service Awards - Youth Category

The Town of Mansfield Community Service Award is presented annually to citizens of Mansfield who exemplifies the spirit of public service by sharing their time, talent, and energy for the betterment of our community. Awardees will be presented with an honorary plaque and will have their names listed on a plaque at Mansfield Town Hall.


Please consider nominating a candidate for the Youth Category who possesses the qualifications above. To nominate someone for this award, please use the following link to complete the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2022. Click: Nomination Form


In the past, the following students have received this award:


2021: Ryan Morley

2020: Catherine Fitzgerald

2019: Caroline Kanevski

2018: Nicole Penney

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

October 26 - Family Flu Clinic at High School

November 4 - Picture Retake Day

November 8 - No School

November 11 - No School

Ms. Parker's 4th grade class constructed seawalls in the STEM lab to show how they could slow down coastal erosion. They also "Skyped with a Scientist"

The geologist from Ohio talked about her job and spoke with the class about erosion.

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MESA NEWS

Mansfield Elementary School Association (MESA) is our parent organization for the Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools.


Click the following link for their latest newsletter:

October 25, 2022 Newsletter

THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING? FILL OUT A CORI FORM

EMAIL THE COMPLETED CORI FORM AND A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID TO: STEPHANIE.KIERYS@MANSFIELDSCHOOLS.COM OR MAIL TO: MANSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, C/O HUMAN RESOURCES, 6 PARK ROW, MANSFIELD, MA 02048

HORNET ELECTRONIC BACKPACK

Families are encouraged to view our Hornet Electronic Backpack to view fliers and notices from outside organizations. This link can be accessed on our district home page. We have also placed the websites of several organizations on our website under the Community Tab of our District Home Page.
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