Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
March 29, 2023
BREAKFAST WITH BENTLEY
Where: Jordan/Jackson Cafeteria
When: 7:45am - 8:15am on the following dates:
Thursday, March 30 - Grade 5
Friday, March 31 - Grade 4
Monday, April 3 - Grade 3
Bentley will be serving his favorite donut holes with fruit, milk, and juice. Students will attend Breakfast with Bentley on their designated grade-level day. NOTE: For those students not attending Breakfast with Bentley, breakfast will be available in the multipurpose room.
MCAS TESTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK!!
HERE ARE SOME TEST TAKING TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD
To Reduce Test Anxiety
Parents and families can do several things to create a positive test-taking experience and help students prepare for tests. “Test anxiety” is worrying too much about doing well on a test. It can keep students from doing their best. Some ways to help reduce anxiety are:
● Talk about the test in a positive way.
● Encourage best effort.
● Encourage your child to focus on his or her strengths, such as a good memory or strong analytical skills.
● Assure your child that the test is only one measure of academic performance.
● Assure your child that their teacher has provided them with excellent strategies to help them have a successful test experience. Remind your child to be confident and use these strategies.
● Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and has a good breakfast.
Remember—you are very important to your child’s success in school and in life. Your interest and support let your child know you believe in them and that you value education. We hope these suggestions help you help your child have a positive testing experience.
Attention Families of Students in Grades 3 and 4
A note from our nurses: Under Massachusetts General Law, Mansfield Public Schools require 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 (2023/2024 school year) are required to provide the school with a copy of a recent physical exam. We will accept any exam done after January 2023 (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 want information about health insurance, please call the Jordan/Jackson Health Office at (508) 261-7525 or (508) 261-7520.
Courtney Cogliano, RN and Aimee Reber, RN, BSN
Fourth Grade Collages
Mrs. Kanevski's 4th-grade art students recently completed these mixed-media fawn collage pieces from recycled paper products. Such beautiful artwork!
Students were inspired by illustrator Charley Harper. Artists also learned that a baby deer is called a fawn and white-tailed deer are primarily nocturnal or crepuscular. (Active mainly at dawn or dusk)
Click on the pictures below to see some of our very talented fourth graders!
Save the date!
Please join us on Thursday, May 18
at Mansfield High School for the district wide art show!
Mansfield SEPAC Meeting
The Mansfield SEPAC will be holding it's next meeting on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 6:30pm.
This will be Virtual meeting on "Guardianship and Supported Decision Making" with Attorney Meredith H. Greene
Please use the Google Meet link below to register for the meeting.
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dwx-ixni-dvw
Or dial: (US) +1 505-738-3162 PIN: 888 995 416#
THANK YOU MESA!
We would like to thank MESA for providing our 5th grade book. This year all students in grade 5 will be receiving a copy of The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Each class will be receiving their copies between now and the end of the school year. Classes will read the book and complete activities together in school.
Register Now For The 16th Annual Great Mansfield Cleanup on April 29
Spring is here and that means it’s once again time for Keep Mansfield Beautiful’s annual Great Mansfield Cleanup. This year’s cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, followed by a volunteer-appreciation pizza party for volunteers on the South Common in front of Town Hall.
Join with your classmates, friends, or family, and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating! The deadline for pre-registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is Friday April 14. Visit www.keepmansfieldbeautiful.com to volunteer and help keep Mansfield beautiful and litter-free.
Harvest of the Month
The Jordan/Jackson food service assistants are collaborating with our Health teacher Ms. Memoli to celebrate harvest of the month in our cafeteria. Ms. Memoli will incorporate nutrition facts in her lesson plans on specific fruits and vegetables in Grade 5. Students have been creating posters highlighting facts, recipes, and pictures. These posters are hung around our cafeteria for all students to see.These fruits and vegetables will be featured in our menu throughout the month. Click on the pictures below to see some interesting facts about this month's featured harvest - the apple.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
March 30 - April 3: Breakfast with Bentley
April 4 - May 11: J/J MCAS Testing Dates (makeup test dates through May 26)
March 27 - May 26: DESE/State's MCAS Testing Schedule
April 15 - April 23: Spring Break
May 17 - Third Grade Transition Family Presentation
May 18 - District Art Show @ MHS
MANSFIELD SUMMER INSTITUTE
The Summer Institute is back! Our five week summer enrichment program will start on June 26th. The Summer Institute is full of exciting athletic and enrichment courses for children going into grades K-8. Before and aftercare options are offered as well. The online catalog will be available in early April. Please click the link below for more details.
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.
MESA needs volunteers to fill two board positions
Check out the events MESA is currently working on in their latest newsletter:
MESA Spring Fling - May 12
Join us on Friday, May 12th at the Guild in Pawtucket for a fun night of live music & dancing, food trucks & desserts and some amazing auction items and raffle prizes! All proceeds go to programs that support students and teachers in Robinson & Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools.
Tickets can be purchased through our website: Tickets to MESA's Spring Fling
The MESA Spring Fling raises money to fund critical enrichment activities and programs not covered by the Mansfield Elementary school budget for the two elementary schools. This includes literacy programs, in-school field trips, teacher appreciation, teacher grants, school improvement initiatives, and much more. In addition, funding supports school social events like the Kindergarten Social, 5th Grade Graduation Celebration, and Hornet Harvest.
ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY!
It's time to order your 2022-2023 yearbook! Cost per book is $26. Personalize your book with your name for an additional $5. Deadline to order is April 1.
Important Note for 5th-Grade Families
All 5th-grade students will receive a FREE yearbook courtesy of MESA, so there is no need to order. You still have the option to personalize the yearbook cover with your student's name for $5. Simply return the bottom half of the flyer with cash or a check made payable to MESA to your student's classroom.
How to Order
Order online at yearbookordercenter.com (credit card fees apply)
Jordan/Jackson code: 24905
Robinson code: 24906
OR return the bottom half of the flyer to school with
cash or a check made payable to MESA.
For more information, please click the following links:
HORNET ELECTRONIC BACKPACK - Check Out New Events That Have Been Added to the E-Backpack!
CAMP INVENTION REGISTRATION
This year’s all-new program is designed to ignite wonder, encourage confidence and build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills through collaborative, creative problem solving. As campers join their friends in so much hands-on fun and excitement, they will be blown away by their discoveries and STEM successes!
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Register at INVENT.ORG/CAMP or 800-968-4332
Grades: 1st - 6th
Location: Jordan/Jackson Elementary School
255 East St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Date: July 31 - August 4, 2023
Time & Cost: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | $310 (before discount)
Camp Director: Shannon Sanville | firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNT CODE FLYER