Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

October 19, 2022

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ANNUAL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Jordan/Jackson will be participating in the Annual Safe Routes to School Day on Thursday, October 20.


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 Officer Wright, Officer McCune and Bentley.


Plan to meet at 7:30 am 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.


Show Your Spirit! Showcase your iWalk day by posting photos and videos (be sure to tag us!) to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #MASRTS, #iwalked2022, & #irolled2022.

JORDAN/JACKSON SCHOOL COUNCIL OPENINGS

We are currently seeking candidates for two open positions on the Jordan/Jackson School Council. Below is some information about School Council to assist you. If you are interested in running for these positions, please email john.nieratko@mansfieldschools.com by Tuesday, October 25th. For more information, please click on the following link: School Council

THIS YEAR'S 5th GRADE MUSICAL - "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. 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

FALL FOOD DRIVE - OCTOBER 17 THROUGH OCTOBER 21

Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools will collect food during the week of October 17-21 for Our Daily Bread, Mansfield’s food pantry. Your contributions make a big difference for local families during the holiday season. MESA is providing a list of suggested items by grade that the pantry especially needs, but any non-perishable, unexpired food item is welcome. Donations can be sent in with your students; each classroom will have its own collection box.


Please note that the pantry has an ample supply of canned vegetables (except corn), canned fruit, and chicken noodle soup and does not need these items at this time. Please do not send candy.


Grades 3, 4, 5: Chef Boyardee canned pasta (beef ravioli, SpaghettiOs), canned corn, brand-name cereal (please no jumbo or double packs), full-size boxes of kid-friendly snacks, Hormel Dinty Moore microwavable meal kits, baking mixes (brownies, muffins, etc.)

OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR THIS MONTH'S STUDENT LUNCH MENU

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

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

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

McLEAN HOSPITAL WEBINARS FOR FAMILIES

October 25, 2022 9am - 10am

Understanding Teens: Brains, Protection, and Risk
Marisa Silveri, Ph.D.


This lecture addresses many dimensions of teenagers. Beginning with a journey through teenage brain development, based on brain imaging findings, aspects of emotional and cognitive growth that accompany the teenage years will be discussed. These collective changes during the second decade of life will then be discussed from the perspectives of factors, protective and risk factors, associated with initiation and escalation of substance use, and issues with mental health. Link: Understanding Teens



Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety

Below is a video of the workshop held earlier this month regarding Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety. This workshop provided some background information on childhood anxiety and discussed specific ways to support your anxious child.


Link: https://vimeo.com/755652050

Password: SCS2022

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

October 17 - October 21 - MESA's Fall Food Drive

October 19 - Family Flu Clinic at High School

October 20 - Annual Safe Routes to School

October 26 - Family Flu Clinic at High School

November 4 - Picture Retake Day

MESA NEWS

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


TAKEOUT TUESDAY AT JAKE 'N JOES - OCTOBER 25

Click on MESA's newsletter below for more information


Click the following link for their latest newsletter:

October 17, 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

IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE........ OUR AMAZING ARTISTS!

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

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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