Mansfield Township Weekly News

February 2, 2018

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From Stacy Brophy:

Shout Out to Cheryl Noel, Mr. Steve, and the 11:30 lunch crew, including Jessica!, for working together to move all of the Trenton Rescue Mission donations into the faculty room to clear the lobby for the Harlem Wizards game. Many hands make light work!

From Danielle Morolda

“I’d like to give a huge thank you to Fred Knaak, Rene Harris, Donna Giampietro, and Kristine Patton for all of your patience and assistance with the whirlwind of Time and Attendance. You guys ROCK!”

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Thank you! We reached our Rescue Mission House of Trenton Goal!

We collected 703 hygiene items for the Rescue Mission of Trenton! We had wonderful participation! We reached our goal of donating over 500 items!

Stay Connected

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NGSS Newsletter

~Find out new information

~New resources for teachers

~How to join Twitter chats

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Let's get a group from MTSD to attend!

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February 4, 2018 6:30pm

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Stay tuned for the winning staff member of our SuperBowl Fun!

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Recipes to plan for the PARTY!

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Education Twitter chats take place when a group of educators "meet" on Twitter at an agreed upon time, using an agreed upon hashtag, to discuss topics of interest in education. Twitter chats range from small discussions with only a few participants to huge conversations with dozens or even hundreds of educators taking part! They provide a unique opportunity for educators to discuss specific topics of interest and connect with colleagues around the world.

The word from educators in the trenches is that these chats are making a profound difference in how educators are improving their professional practice, providing ideas, resources and inspiration in ways never thought possible.

Interested in giving Twitter chats a try? Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Use a tool like Tweetdeck, Tweetchat, or Twubs to follow that chat. On a mobile device, you may find an app like Hootsuite to be helpful.

2. It's okay to lurk (which means to follow the discussion, but not participate) at first. Lurking is learning! At the same time, don't be afraid to jump into the conversation. If it's your first chat, say so! You'll likely find a very supportive group.

3. When participating in a chat, don't forget to include the chat hashtag, prefaced by the # sign, or else chat participants will miss your Tweets! Some tools, like Tweetchat, will append the hashtag automatically. It's easy to forget when you are deep in a discussion, so get in the habit of double checking your tweets before hitting "send."

4. Some chats move very quickly and it can be difficult to keep with all the chatter. Don't be intimidated or feel that you have to read everything! Just catch what you can. Many chats are archived afterwards and can be a gold mine of valuable information and resources. Often, a link to the archive will be shared at the end of the chat. Or, just do a Google search for the chat hashtag and the word "archives." For example, a search for "edchat archives" brings you quickly to the #edchat archive at

5. Participating in Twitter chats is a great way to build your Personal Learning Network. Twitter chats attract passionate educators who are dedicated to lifelong learning, improving their professional practice, and sharing resources with others. Follow people with whom you interact, or who tweet helpful resources and/or comments that resonate with you. Chats provide terrific opportunities for relationship building!

This list of popular chats is a great way to get started, but is just a small sampling of the many education chats available. For more, check out this comprehensive list of Twitter chats and start exploring!

#edchat: Considerd the "grandfather" of educational chats, #edchat is one of the most popular chats and is held on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 and 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time. This fast moving chat attracts participants from all over the world to discuss a variety of topics related to education. You'll also find interesting discussions and resources shared by searching for this hashtag during the week. Learn more at

#edtechchat: is dedicated to all things related to Education Technology and takes place Mondays from 8 to 9 pm Eastern Time. If you are interested in education technology, you'll find inspiring discussions and valuable resources here. Archives are found at and podcast discussions of each week's chat can be found here on the Bam Radio network.

#tlap: Looking for inspiration? #tlap was inspired by the fabulous book "Teach Like a Pirate" by Dave Burgess (@burgessdave) and attracts passionate, creative educators seeking to improve their professional practice. Set sail with yer fellow pirates on Mondays 9 pm Eastern Time. Ahoy, matey!

#satchat: Fascinating discussions about education and leadership are held on Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 am Eastern Time. This chat attracts a great combination of teachers and administrators, with inspired results!

If you aren't up that early on weekends, you can catch #satchatwc (Satchat West Coast) at 10:30 am ET.

For a uniquely global discussion, #satchatoc attracts a lot of international participants and is held Friday nights at 8:00 pm ET. Learn more at the satchat website.

#flipclass: Interested in flipping your classroom? Join the #flipclass chat on Monday nights from 8 to 9 pm. Exchange ideas, resources, and best practices with enthusiastic educators participating in the flipped classroom movement. Archives and more information at

#sschat: This can't-miss chat for History/Social Studies teachers takes place Mondays from 7 to 8 pm. English teachers should check out the #engchat discussion held at the same time. On the last Monday of the month check out #engsschat, when the two combine communities in a shared chat. Learn more about the #sschat community on its ning and about #engchat at

#ptchat: The goal behind #ptchat is to encourage a transparent & collaborative dialogue between parents & educators. You'll find these fascinating and thought provoking discussions on Wednesday nights at 9 pm ET. Learn more at

#kinderchat: If you are interested in early childhood education, check out #kinderchat on Mondays at 9 pm ET. This popular chat recently added an additional discussion at 3:30 pm ET to accommodate overseas participants. Learn about this inspiring community on the kinderchat website.

#digcit: This chat discusses best practices in teaching Digital Citizenship and Literacy on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 8 pm ET. Find out more information at

Mansfield Mindfulness

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Why a Juice Cleanse?

Juice cleansing is a “detox” diet that can last from a few days to several weeks in which a person consumes only fruit and vegetable juices to obtain nutrition while otherwise abstaining from eating food. Many people swear by cleanses and report an improvement to their health, mood, and appearance
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Feb. 9-Issue #3 MTSD Newspaper

Feb. 12 - 10am or 5pm Parent Climate Committee Meeting in Supt. Conf. Room

Feb. 12 - 7:30pm MTSD BOE Meeting in MTES Library **Note new time**

Feb. 26 - 2:45pm-3:15pm Student Climate Committee Meeting in MTES Library

Feb. 27 - 7:30am or 3:45pm Staff Climate Committee Meeting in Supt. Conf. Room

Feb. 27 - 6:30pm-8:30pm 2nd Strategic Planning Meeting: Vision

March 6-Final MTSD Staff Book Club 7:30am or 3:45pm in MTES Library

Exciting things coming...

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Planning Meeting-February 27th at 6:30 in MTES Library

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MARCH 13 Northern Burlington County Regional School Referendum

In honor of January being Blood Donor Awareness Month:

April 25th 2pm-7pm: More information to come!

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