Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
November 1, 2023
DUE TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 1! Sign Up for 5th Grade Musical "Madagascar Jr."
Dear 5th Grade Families,
The sign up deadline for the 5th Grade musical is this evening, Wednesday, November 1st. All of the details, including the permission form, can be found HERE on my website.
Auditions begin next week as follows:
Audition dates and times: Auditions are from 2:30 - 4:30. Auditions are held in my classroom upstairs in the core above the gym room 2201. After auditions I will walk all the students to the East side entrance for you to pick them up there. If they are in CHAMPS they will join them after auditions.
Monday, November 6: Singing auditions (all students must attend this audition, every cast member sings in the show).
Tuesday, November 7: Acting and dancing auditions (All students attend this audition. I will teach them a dance and give a script to read from).
Monday, November 13: Callbacks (this will not be all students who have auditioned, it will be determined after the singing auditions. The students' audition # will be posted on the callback page with how they need to prepare.)
Wednesday, November 15: Day 2 of callbacks (Same group as Nov. 13)
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Miss Steinbach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICTURE MAKEUP DAY, Friday November 3
Don't Forget to Order This Year's School Pictures
ENJOY 10% OFF
EXPIRES: May 1, 2024
Terms & Conditions : Offer is only available on portraits ordered online through May 1, 2024 11:59pm CST. Use coupon code F202310OFF to receive 10% off your order. Enter the coupon code at checkout to redeem the offer. Not valid for adjustments on prior purchases or after the promotional period, or with any other offer. Products, prices, availability, and offers are subject to change without notice. Lifetouch National School Studios has the right to cancel an order due to altered, unauthorized, or ineligible use of discount.
School Name: Jordan Jackson Elem School
Picture Day Date: Friday, November 3
Picture Day ID: EVTMZG8VP
LUNCH/RECESS MONITORS NEEDED
Proposed Start Date: Immediate
Hours: 10:30am - 1:00pm
- Monitor students Grades 3-5 during lunch and recess
- Implement appropriate cafeteria and recess health and safety protocols
- Provide active and engaging supervision of students at recess to ensure safety
- Maintain a positive playground environment while promoting positive interactions between students
- Assist students with cafeteria lunch line, appropriate behavior, and student disposal of trash
- Five day availability preferred
Applications can be mailed or dropped off at Jordan/Jackson, 255 East Street, Mansfield
Attention: Mrs. Katherine Perreault
Please click on the following link to our employment application:
Town of Mansfield's Application for Employment
COMMUNITY BAG PROGRAM TO BENEFIT JORDAN/JACKSON THIS MONTH
Jordan/Jackson is excited to announce that Stop and Shop in Mansfield has selected our school this month for its Community Bag Program which benefits local nonprofits in the area. For the entire month of November, any time a shopper purchases a $2.50 reusable Community Bag (as pictured) in the Mansfield store, $1.00 is automatically donated to J/J.
DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK THIS WEEKEND!
MANSFIELD MINIS COLOR GUARD
Enrollment for the second session of Axtreme guitar lessons is still open. Lessons start next week. Register today!
3rd, 4th & 5th grade
Jordan Jackson Gym
Monday 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11
Thursday 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Cost $80
MESA'S FOOD DRIVE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Jordan/Jackson exceeded all expectations this year and collected 3,061.5 pounds of food for the Mansfield Food Pantry. Total donated by grade:
Grade 3 - 676 pounds
Grade 4 - 1,131 pounds
Grade 5 - 1,254.5 pounds
TOGETHER we will provide food for over 200 people this holiday season. Thank you!!
AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM OUR NURSES.....
We have been seeing a number of students at J/J who are sustaining injuries requiring medical intervention like casts, crutches, walking boots, slings, etc. If your child has an injury requiring such treatment, please submit documentation from your child’s treating provider. This documentation should include the diagnosis, type and length of treatment, and any activity restrictions that should be followed in school; for example, no gym or recess. If the provider feels your child is safe to attend recess, the documentation must state so.
Also, if your child is in a walking boot, please include information stating whether stairs can be used or if use of the elevator is necessary. We use this documentation to formulate plans with the teachers and staff in school, so injured students can optimize their school day in a safe way. To err on the side of caution, injured students will remain out of gym and recess until we receive the documentation. All students using crutches must use the elevator.
Thank you for helping us keep your child safe,
Courtney Cogliano, RN and Aimee Reber, RN
FREE STEM OPPORTUNITY - OPEN LAB NIGHT AT BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) invites you to Open Lab Night 2023, an event for the entire community, especially K-12 students. Open Lab Night features STEM activities and demonstrations.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available in the Bridgewater State University Parking Garage. The BSU Observatory may be open until 9:00 PM (weather permitting).
Date: Wednesday, November 8th 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Bridgewater State University, Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
MANSFIELD'S 37th ANNUAL FAMILY THANKSGIVING DINNER
We are excited to host the 37th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Congregational Church in Mansfield on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM. We are not exclusive to the elderly! People of all ages are welcome!! Click HERE for more information.
If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call or email. My direct line is (508) 851-9414.
Regards, Randy E. Pickus
Co-chair, Friends of the Elderly Thanksgiving Dinner
MASS HEALTHY SMILES - DECEMBER 8
MASS Healthy Smiles are dental professionals that provide important preventive services to children and families that may not regularly see a dentist. Our services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride, sealants against cavities and referral to a local dentist if needed.
MASS Healthy Smiles will be at Jordan Jackson on December 8, 2023. Information and consent forms have been sent home with your child. If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the consent form (see link below) and return to school by 11/30/23. Here is the link to the MASS Healthy Smiles consent form, if you have not received the copy sent home with your child.
iCARE Reading Volunteers Needed
The iCARE Disability Awareness program is looking for volunteers who can read books about special needs to all the classrooms in the preschool and elementary schools to help teach our typically developing kids about their special-needs peers. If you are interested in volunteering, it can be very rewarding and takes as little as half an hour of your time. Please contact Kim Piro at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 781-630-0463. Readings will start in January and go through Feb/March at all three schools.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
November 3: Picture Makeup Day
November 8: Early Release Day @ 11:40am
November 10: NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
November 13: Health Screenings/Grade 5
November 14: Health Screenings/Grade 3
November 20: Health Screenings/Grade 4
November 22 - November 24: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 27: Health Screenings/Grade 4
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. Schedule for screenings:
5th grade screenings are planned for 10/10 and 11/14.
4th grade screenings are planned for 11/20 and 11/27.
3rd grade screenings are planned for 10/25 and 11/14.
For more information regarding mandated screenings and information on how to 'opt out', click on the following links:
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: