Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
October 13, 2023
iCARE Reading Volunteers Needed
The iCARE Disability Awareness program is looking for volunteers who can read books about special needs to all the classrooms in the preschool and elementary schools to help teach our typically developing kids about their special-needs peers. If you are interested in volunteering, it can be very rewarding and takes as little as half an hour of your time. Please contact Kim Piro at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 781-630-0463. Readings will start in January and go through Feb/March at all three schools.
MASS HEALTHY SMILES - DECEMBER 8
MASS Healthy Smiles are dental professionals that provide important preventive services to children and families that may not regularly see a dentist. Our services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride, sealants against cavities and referral to a local dentist if needed.
MASS Healthy Smiles will be at Jordan Jackson on December 8, 2023. Information and consent forms have been sent home with your child. If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the consent form (see link below) and return to school by 11/30/23. Here is the link to the MASS Healthy Smiles consent form, if you have not received the copy sent home with your child.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK IS OCTOBER 16 - OCTOBER 20
The National School Bus Safety Week, administered by the National Association of Pupil Transportation, is approaching. Starting Monday, school transportation departments around the country will be celebrating drivers and school buses alike.
This year’s theme is “Safely Rolling to my Destination” with the goal of promoting safety on school buses and addressing the importance of bus drivers. National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program, held during the third full week of October each year, designed to promote school bus safety and a way for parents, students, school administrators, etc. to highlight the importance of safety on board the bus. For some safety tips, please click the following link: Bus Stop Safety Tips
CHECK OUT LAST WEEK'S 'WALK TO SCHOOL' PICTURES!
DONATIONS BEING COLLECTED FOR FAMILIES
The Mansfield High School Student Service Club along with Mansfield community members are accepting donations to be collected to benefit migrant newcomer families. Boxes for the collection are located at Jordan/Jackson, Robinson, Qualters and the high school. If you would like to donate, please click HERE for suggested donations.
ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS
Notification of Vision, Hearing, & BMI Screening
In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, vision and hearing screenings will be performed on all Jordan/Jackson students. In addition, all 4th grade students will have their height and weight recorded. Schedule for screenings:
5th grade screenings are planned for 10/10 and 11/14.
4th grade screenings are planned for 11/20 and 11/27.
3rd grade screenings are planned for 10/25 and 11/14.
For more information regarding mandated screenings and information on how to 'opt out', click on the following links:
SchoolMessenger - Family Notification
Mansfield Public Schools will now use the SchoolMessenger notification system to deliver text messages with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. If you would like to 'opt in' for this service, click the following link for more information:
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.
Check out the events MESA is currently working on in their latest newsletter:
UPCOMING MESA EVENTS
October 15 - Hornet Harvest, 2pm - 5pm
October 24 - Take Out Tuesday @ Jake n Joes in Foxboro