Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
March 30, 2022
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MCAS BEGINS NEXT WEEK - HERE'S 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.
Miss Parker's 4th grade class spent one morning using their new knowledge of decimals to run ice cream shops. Students chose flavors, set the prices and solved word problems to "sell" to their customers.
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ATTENTION GRADE 5 STUDENTS - PARENT/GUARDIAN ORIENTATION APRIL 27
Where: Qualters Middle School
For more information, please see QMS Principal McGovern's letter:
Mansfield Ambassador Andrew Fleischmann to Project 351 is running a clothing drive in partnership with Cradles to Crayons this April! There will be collection bins at the Jordan/Jackson West and East entrances/offices (and Robinson School, as well as the entrance of the Mansfield Public Library). Donate your gently used clothing, sizes Newborn to Adult Small, from April 4 - 8! Clothing must be in relatively good condition (no rips, stains, or excessive dirt), must not contain any sports teams references (besides New England sports teams), and cannot contain any holiday or family references. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram too! @project351_mansfield
REMEMBER: You can donate clothing from April 4th to April 8th, 2022! Let's see how much we can donate, J/J Families!!
15th ANNUAL GREAT MANSFIELD CLEANUP - APRIL 30
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 30 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 at Town Hall.
Join with your classmates, friends, family, and neighbors and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating.
The deadline for registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is April 15. The first 500 people to register will receive free tee shirts. Volunteers can sign up at www.keepmansfieldbeautiful.com.
MANSFIELD SEPAC MEETING
Join us for our next SEPAC meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm. In addition to updates from SPED Director, Jim Leonard and Best Buddies we are excited to offer a workshop titled “Moving From Survival Mode to Learning Mode” by Pam Formosa with Brain Fit Academy.
Workshop Description: Students in survival, fight/flight/freeze mode are less able to access higher level brain functions to process new learning. They may begin to withdraw, exhibit undesirable behaviors, and have difficulty communicating their needs. Understand the neurology behind these behaviors and how you can take a positive movement-based approach to guiding them from survival mode to learning mode at any age.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.