Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

March 2, 2022

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TWO DAYS LEFT TO CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 4

The week after February vacation is Read Across America week. Throughout the week, we will be celebrating with theme days and the cafeteria will be aligning their menus with a different book each day. Click the following links:


Theme Day Schedule

Lunch Menu February 28 - March 4

MCAS TESTING BEGINS APRIL 5

This year's Jordan/Jackson MCAS testing dates:


  • April 5th - Grade 5 ELA - Session 1

  • April 6th - Grade 4 ELA - Session 1
  • April 7th - Grade 3 ELA - Session 1
  • April 12th - Grade 4 ELA - Session 2
  • April 13th - Grade 3 ELA - Session 2
  • April 14th - Grade 5 ELA - Session 2
  • April 26th - Grade 3 Math - Session 1
  • April 27th - Grade 5 Math - Session 1
  • April 28th - Grade 4 Math - Session 1
  • May 2nd - Grade 5 Math - Session 2
  • May 4th - Grade 4 Math - Session 2
  • May 5th - Grade 3 Math - Session 2
  • May 11th - Grade 5 STE - Session 1
  • May 12th - Grade 5 STE - Session 2

Mansfield Public Schools Equity Audit

In pursuit of equity and inclusion for all students, MPS has partnered with Mass Insight Education & Research, Inc. to conduct an Equity Audit, which is a comprehensive analysis of a district’s policies, practices, systems, along with experiences of its students, families, and staff to identify opportunities to expand equitable access to an excellent educational experience. The Equity Audit will include surveys, interviews, focus groups, and data and document review. It will be conducted throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year.


We value your opinion! Click on the link below for more information from Superintendent Murphy: Equity Audit Information

REPORT CARDS/CONFERENCES

Report cards will be distributed on March 11.

Teacher-Parent Conferences will be held March 24 and March 25. More information to follow.

NEW MASK GUIDANCE

The CDC announced that, effective February 25, 2022, it is no longer requiring that masks be worn on school buses or vans for K-12 students and children in childcare programs. The Mansfield Public Schools will allow students to be mask optional on school buses and vans.


An individual who wishes to continue to mask in any school setting will be supported in that choice.

More information on the updated CDC guidance is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html.


For further face covering policies, please click on the following link:

Superintendent Murphy's February 18, 2022 Newsletter

PRINCIPALS FOR A DAY

Over the December break, students had the option to participate in a Reading Bingo activity and, by lottery, be chosen for Principal for a Day. On the Friday before vacation, Caroline, Charlotte and Mila were very busy all day with morning announcements, planning an upcoming breakfast event, kindness presentation, classroom visits, bus duty and many other principal-related tasks. They were amazing!

Mrs. Slarve and Mrs. Tighe's 5th Grade Classes

Mrs. Slarve and Mrs. Tighe’s classrooms engaged in a chess themed day inspired by the Disney movie, Queen of Katwe. This was a true story about the rise of a young girl from poverty in Uganda to become a chess master, winning international competitions.


After watching the movie, we were all excited to play! Whether a beginner at chess or a frequent player of the game, all students participated in the fun. We had some competitive matches going on while other students observed or learned through online tutorials. Here are some pictures from our day. Hat tip to Mrs. Carey for providing a list of math themed movies which brought Queen of Katwe to our attention.

Mrs. Slarve/Mrs. Tighe's Class - Click on the Pictures Below

Mrs. Conroy's 4th Grade Class - Optional Book Project

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

March 9, 2022: Early Dismissal @ 11:10am

March 18 - March 20, 2022: J/J's Musical - "Big Bad Musical"

March 24 - March 25, 2022: Early Dismissal @ 11:10am for Teacher-Parent Conferences

April 5 - May 12, 2022: MCAS Test Dates

ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY

MESA is now taking orders for Jordan/Jackson and Robinson yearbooks. The cost of each book is $25. For an additional $5 you can personalize the cover with your child's name. Orders are due by April 1.


5th grade students automatically receive a free yearbook from MESA, so no need to order. You still have the option to personalize your yearbook cover for $5.


How to Order:

Online at www.yearbookordercenter.com

J/J code is 24905

ROB code is 24906

*Credit card fees apply*


Or in school with cash or check made payable to MESA. Click on the appropriate link below:

Flyer for Grade 5

Flyer for Grades 3 and 4

A NOTE FROM OUR NURSES ABOUT STUDENT PHYSICAL EXAMS

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 3 Students,


Under Massachusetts General Law, Mansfield Public Schools requires documentation of physical exams in grades Pre K, K, 4, 7, 10 and each year for high school sports eligibility. All students entering Grade 4 in the fall (school, year 2022 - 2023) are required to provide the school with a copy of a recent physical exam.


We will accept any exam done after January 2022 (second half of 3rd grade and any exam taking place during the 4th grade year). Please send a copy to your school nurses’ office after the exam takes place.


If your child is due for a physical, please schedule this as soon as possible. If you need any information regarding the above requirements or would like information about health insurance, please call the Jordan/Jackson Health Office at (508) 261-7520.


Betsy Johnston, BSN, RN, NCSN

Stephanie Holland RN, BSN

MANSFIELD YOUTH SPORTS

Registration is open in several of Mansfield's youth sports programs. Click on the links below for more information:


Youth Soccer

Youth Softball

Youth Baseball 9 - 12 Year Olds

Youth Baseball 5 - 8 Year Olds

SMARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Started in 1986, the SMARTS Summer Institute offers students grades K-8 an opportunity to focus intensively on the arts, working under the guidance of working artists and art educators. The SMARTS experience is about the creative process, imagination and dynamic opportunities to discover your own vision and voice. If you would like to register for this summer's institute, please click on the information below:


Summer Institute July 5 - July 29 Flyer

Registration Link

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - JUNE 21, 2022

Due to school closure last Friday, the last day of school has been moved to Tuesday, June 21 2022. For your convenience, click the following link for our updated calendar:


2021-2022 School Calendar

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