Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
October 19, 2023
THIS YEAR'S 5TH GRADE MUSICAL-MADAGASCAR JR
Dear Fifth Grade Families,
It gives me great pleasure to offer the 5th grade students an after-school experience that I hope they never forget. This year’s production is “Madagascar Jr.” Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar.
After Marty the Zebra decides to chase his dream to see life outside of the zoo, we follow Marty and his crew of unlikely friends Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe on a wild and wacky adventure from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the island of Madagascar. Will life outside of the cage be all they had hoped, or will they miss the life of luxury they have taken for granted? Either way, it is sure to be one “crack-a-lackin’” journey that will make the old and young want to “move it, move it!”
For all the musical production information you must visit the 5th grade musical website. This site will give you instruction on how to move forward if your 5th grader decides to audition for this year's production. Please read through all of the information before making the decision to sign-up (Permission Slip/Contract is included on the site). The musical is a big commitment. If you have any questions after going through the information on the musical site please email me at email@example.com.
Miss Jaime Steinbach
TOMORROW'S SPIRIT DAY THEME IS BASEBALL!
AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM OUR NURSES.....
We have been seeing a number of students at J/J who are sustaining injuries requiring medical intervention like casts, crutches, walking boots, slings, etc. If your child has an injury requiring such treatment, please submit documentation from your child’s treating provider. This documentation should include the diagnosis, type and length of treatment, and any activity restrictions that should be followed in school; for example, no gym or recess. If the provider feels your child is safe to attend recess, the documentation must state so.
Also, if your child is in a walking boot, please include information stating whether stairs can be used or if use of the elevator is necessary. We use this documentation to formulate plans with the teachers and staff in school, so injured students can optimize their school day in a safe way. To err on the side of caution, injured students will remain out of gym and recess until we receive the documentation. All students using crutches must use the elevator.
Thank you for helping us keep your child safe,
Courtney Cogliano, RN and Aimee Reber, RN
FALL FOOD DRIVE FOR MANSFIELD FOOD PANTRY
OCTOBER 23 - OCTOBER 27
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
FREE STEM OPPORTUNITY - OPEN LAB NIGHT AT BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY
The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) invites you to Open Lab Night 2023, an event for the entire community, especially K-12 students. Open Lab Night features STEM activities and demonstrations.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available in the Bridgewater State University Parking Garage. The BSU Observatory may be open until 9:00 PM (weather permitting).
Date: Wednesday, November 8th 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Bridgewater State University, Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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
email@example.com 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.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
October 23 - October 27: Food Drive for Mansfield Food Pantry
October 25: Health Screenings/Grade 3
October 26: Bus Evacuation Drills
November 3: Picture Makeup Day
November 8: Early Release Day @ 11:40am
November 10: NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
November 13: Health Screenings/Grade 5
November 14: Health Screenings/Grade 3
November 20: Health Screenings/Grade 4
November 22 - November 24: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 27: Health Screenings/Grade 4
IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON,
YOU MIGHT SEE...... (Click on the pictures below)
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 24 - Take Out Tuesday @ Jake n Joes in Foxboro