Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
November 22, 2022
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, your children and our staff for making Jordan/Jackson such a welcoming and caring school. It is truly remarkable to see how eager our students are to learn and how much they support each other on a daily basis. Our incredibly devoted staff inspires them with such a wide variety of learning experiences, many of which you see displayed in the editions of this newsletter. I want to thank MESA and all the creative ways in which they enhance the experiences for our students, staff and families. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to our Central Office, Town Officials, Mansfield Police and Fire Departments and countless others who are dedicated to ensuring we have the resources necessary to maintain a safe and innovative learning environment.
There have been many tragic and challenging events in our society recently. They remind us how important it is to pause and enjoy those closest to us. I wish you all the best during this break.
Miss Murphy's 3rd grade class was given the task of creatively disguising “Tom the Turkey” before Thanksgiving!
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 JJ students. In addition, all 4th grade students will have their height and weight recorded. If you would like to opt out of any of these screenings, please send in a note to the school nurse as soon as possible. Please include in your note your child's full name and teacher.
Screenings will be on the following dates:
December 2 - Grade 3
December 6 - Grades 3 and 4
December 9 - Grades 4 and 5
December 12 - Grade 5
December 16 - Grade 5
Please make sure your child comes to school with their eyeglasses/contacts.
MORE STEM WEEK ACTIVITIES AT J/J!
Jordan/Jackson and Mansfield High School Students Working Together
IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE .............
Color Monsters by the 3rd grade! Inspired by the book "The Color Monsters" by Anna Llenas, a story about emotions
Autumn Trees by the 5th grade
iCARE Reading Volunteers Needed
Kim Piro is soliciting volunteers this year to serve as classroom readers to benefit her "iCARE” (Introducing Children to Acceptance through Reading and Education) program began 19 years ago to teach students in grades preschool thru 5 about their special needs peers. Books focus on a variety of different disabilities and are available in the school’s library.
If you are interested in volunteering, it can be very rewarding and takes as little as half an hour of your time. If you are an interested parent who would like to read one of these books to a classroom, please call/text Kim Piro at 781-630-0463 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register to be a reader online at www.thejamiefund.org. Go to the website and click where it asks you to volunteer. Readings will start in January and go through February/March at all three elementary schools.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
December 2 - Report Cards Distributed
December 2 - Health Screening Grade 3
December 6 - Health Screening Grades 3 and 4
December 8 and 9 - Teacher Parent Conferences
December 8 and 9 - Early Release @ 11:40am
December 9 - Health Screening Grades 4 and 5
December 12 - Health Screening Grade 5
December 16 - Health Screening Grade 5
December 23 - Early Release @ 11:40am
December 24 - January 2 - Winter Break