Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
October 19, 2022
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
CHAMPS' ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
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 email@example.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.
TAKEOUT TUESDAY AT JAKE 'N JOES - OCTOBER 25
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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