Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

March 30, 2022

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HAVE YOU ORDERED A YEARBOOK? DEADLINE APRIL 1

CLICK HERE TO ORDER - USE CODE 24905 FOR JORDAN/JACKSON

BULLYING OR PEER CONFLICT

JORDAN/JACKSON SPECIAL EDITION MARCH 25, 2022 NEWSLETTER

BREAKFAST WITH BENTLEY

Where: Jordan/Jackson Cafeteria

When: 7:45am - 8:15am


Grade 5 - Wednesday, March 30

Grade 4 - Thursday, March 31

Grade 3 - Friday, April 1


NOTE: For those students not attending Breakfast with Bentley, breakfast will be available in the multipurpose room.

MCAS BEGINS NEXT WEEK - HERE'S SOME TEST TAKING TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD

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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.

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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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VISION/HEARING SCREENINGS

As a reminder, Vision Screenings for all students and Hearing Screenings for 3rd graders are continuing to take place at Jordan/Jackson by the school nurses. Please contact the school nurses if you have any questions or concerns.

ATTENTION GRADE 5 STUDENTS - PARENT/GUARDIAN ORIENTATION APRIL 27

When: April 27 at 7:00pm

Where: Qualters Middle School


For more information, please see QMS Principal McGovern's letter:

5th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation

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Did you know that 43% of children in Massachusetts live in a household struggling to afford their usual household expenses right now?


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!!

CHESS CLUB STARTING APRIL 12

Champs is offering a chess after school program for the spring session. For more information, click the following links:

Chess Club Flyer

Register for Chess Club

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

When/Where: Tuesday, April 5 @ 6:30pm - Virtual 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:

https://us06web.zoom.us/.../tZcldeGurDsiEtRhcvmQAVzTx...


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mansfield Public Schools Equity Audit

If you signed up for a Focus Group as part of our equity audit, please look for an email from Mass Insight. This email will contain information to schedule a group time.

MESA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 1: Deadline to order a Yearbook

MAY 6: Spring Fling at The Guild in Pawtucket, RI

JUNE 6: Field Day (June 7 - rain date)

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

March 30 - April 1, 2022: Breakfast with Bentley

April 5 - May 12, 2022: MCAS Test Dates

April 16 - April 24, 2022: Spring Break

MANSFIELD YOUTH FOOTBALL

Registration for youth football and cheer is now open. Click on the link below for more information:

Mansfield Youth Football and Cheer

MANSFIELD YOUTH SPORTS

Registration is open in several of Mansfield's youth sports programs. Click on the links below for more information:


Youth Spring Cheer

Youth Soccer

Youth Softball

Youth Baseball 9 - 12 Year Olds

Youth Baseball 5 - 8 Year Olds

SMARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Started in 1986, the SMARTS Summer Institute offers students grades K-8 an opportunity to focus intensively on the arts, working under the guidance of working artists and art educators. The SMARTS experience is about the creative process, imagination and dynamic opportunities to discover your own vision and voice. If you would like to register for this summer's institute, please click on the information below:


Summer Institute July 5 - July 29 Flyer

Registration Link

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - JUNE 21, 2022

Due to school closure last Friday, the last day of school has been moved to Tuesday, June 21 2022. For your convenience, click the following link for our updated calendar:


2021-2022 School Calendar

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