Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
September 28, 2023
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 - ANNUAL WALK, BIKE OR ROLL TO SCHOOL
Students are encouraged to participate with a family member and walk, bike or roll to school from home, a neighbor's home, or join Jordan/Jackson students and administrators at one of two central locations to come to school as a group. School administrators will be leading the way along with Resource Officers Wright and McCune and Bentley.
Plan to meet at 7:30am at the following central meeting places:
1. The Municipal parking lot on North Main Street (next to Bluestone Bank).
2. The Public Safety Complex at the corner of East Street and Route 106.
Vacant Positions Open for Health and Wellness Council
The Mansfield Public Schools Health and Wellness Council has two vacant parent/guardian seats this year. The Council works to provide guidance and feedback on things such as (but not limited to): school wellness policies and programs regarding nutrition, physical activity and social-emotional health for staff and students. The Council is composed of representatives from school administration, health services, school counselors, teachers, parents, community leaders and student delegates.
There are four scheduled meetings: October 16, December 18, February 12 and April 8. Meetings are held in-person at Jordan/Jackson Elementary School from 1:30 to 2:30pm. A one-year commitment is required.
If you are interested in serving on the council or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Reading Raffle Winners
And the winners are….
Grade 3: Reagan Reddington in Mrs. Shevlin’s class
Grade 4: Guiliana McCune in Mr. Curry’s class
Grade 5: Emma O’Donnell in Ms. Grainger’s class
All students who completed summer reading were entered into a raffle and received a pencil and a bookmark for participating. Each winner received a $25 gift donated by An Unlikely Story, a tote bag, a Jordan/Jackson water bottle and earbuds.
SECOND ANNUAL HORNET HARVEST - OCTOBER 15
ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS
Notification of Vision, Hearing, & BMI Screening
In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, vision and hearing screenings will be performed on all Jordan/Jackson students. In addition, all 4th grade students will have their height and weight recorded. Screenings will begin after October 1. For more information regarding mandated screenings and information on how to 'opt out', click on the following links:
FIRST DAY PACKET FORMS AND PERMISSION/HANDBOOK GOOGLE FORM
A Visitor Watching Over Our J/J Garden
Enrollment for the Global Child Spanish Class is still open. Spots are filling up quickly. Register today! Please click on the links below for more information and don't forget to visit our website to join our email.
Where: Jordan/Jackson Library
When: Monday from 2:30-3:30pm
Dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11, 18
CHAMPS MUSIC LESSONS
It's that time of year again! Registration for music lessons at the Jordan/Jackson School is now open. Band, Orchestra and Keyboard are offered and supported by the CHAMPS program. Lessons will start in mid October and continue until the end of the year.
Registration forms are due as soon as possible! Enrollment is not guaranteed and determined by a first-come first-served basis. See the registration forms below. If you would like to speak to one of the instructors in person they will be available during the Jordan/Jackson Curriculum Night on September 28th in the cafeteria.
Band (4th & 5th grade)
Orchestra (3rd, 4th & 5th grade)
Keyboard (4th & 5th grade)
Please return the 2-page registration form and fee to the CHAMPS office as soon as possible.
RECESS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Jordan/Jackson’s students are invited to participate in the J/J Recess Enrichment Program. The goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to explore activities of interest during recess in a safe and nurturing environment. Recess Clubs support positive social connections amongst peers and adults throughout the school. These connections reinforce the importance of an inclusive school community.
Various recess clubs are offered during each recess period. The clubs are facilitated by a teacher or staff member. Each club will run once a week for a 4-5 week session. All clubs will have no more than 15 students. Our first session begins Monday, October 2.
SchoolMessenger - Family Notification
Mansfield Public Schools will now use the SchoolMessenger notification system to deliver text messages with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. If you would like to 'opt in' for this service, click the following link for more information:
SMARTS AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
SMARTS is offering two clubs this fall, Imagine and Make and Creative Expressions. Both clubs begin October 10. Please click the following link for more information:
Mansfield Elementary School Association (MESA) is the non-profit parent organization of the Robinson and Jordan/Jackson elementary schools. We facilitate fundraising, enrichment, and community building fun for our schools and students. We are always looking for help, new ideas and involvement! Click on the links below to learn more about MESA.
Check out the events MESA is currently working on in their latest newsletter:
UPCOMING MESA EVENTS
October 15 - Hornet Harvest, 3pm - 6pm
Massachusetts Legislature Approves Funding For Universal Breakfast And Lunch For All Students
The state legislature has approved funding for universal free school meals next school year and made universal free school meals permanent. What does this mean? Mansfield Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to all students if they choose. Additional snacks can be purchased for a fee.