Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

December 8, 2021

Big picture
Big picture

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember - See Below for More Information

December 9 and 10 - EARLY RELEASE @ 11:10am Parent-Teacher Conferences

December 13 - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic @ Jordan/Jackson

December 13 - Toys for Tots Contributions End

December 14 - MESA's Fundraiser at Bertucci's

December 14 - Deadline for opting out of Vision-Hearing Screening

December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022 - No School/Winter Break

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 10

Parent-teacher conferences will be virtual this year. The conference dates are December 9th (afternoon and evening) and 10th (afternoon). Teachers have reached out individually to families to schedule conference times.

MESA'S WINTER BOOK FAIR FUNDRAISER

DECEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 10

Classes will visit book fair during school hours

Open to the public Dec. 9, 11:15am to 8:00pm

Families should enter through the Visitors Center

PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR LICENSE


MESA is pleased to bring the Scholastic Book Fair back to J/J Elementary. The book fair will run from Monday, December 6 - Friday, December 10.


All book fair proceeds will be used to purchase books and technology updates. The fair will be held in the J/J MultiPurpose Room.


In order for the fair to run smoothly, we need many volunteers. Please consider volunteering to help with set-up, clean-up, or with staffing the fair during class visits or during our Open to Public shifts. The daily shift schedule for class visits has been provided if you wish to coordinate your volunteer time with your child's time at the fair.


For more information, click the following link: MESA's Book Fair

Link to setup eWallet: J/J eWallet

To order online through December 19: J/J Book Fair

VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS

In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, hearing screenings are being performed on third grade students and vision screenings will be performed on third, fourth and fifth graders during the school year. Please make sure your child comes to school with their eyeglasses.


If you would like to opt out of any of these screenings, please send a note to your school nurse by December 14.

Digital Citizenship

Students in Grade 3 through Grade 5 will be receiving two sessions of Digital Citizenship. The first session will take place in December, while a second session will be scheduled for Spring. During these short, age appropriate lessons, students will learn the importance of being a responsible digital citizen and making smart choices online, in school, and in their community. Subjects include topics such as “Privacy and Security”, “Cyberbullying” and “Media Balance”. Lessons have been created using resources from Common Sense Education, a digital citizenship curriculum.


Grade 3, Week of November 29: The Power Of Words: A lesson on how to react when someone uses mean or hurtful language on the internet.

Grade 4, Week of December 13: Private & Personal Information: A lesson on what information about you is okay to share online.

Grade 5, Week of December 6: Finding My Media Balance: A lesson on using media in a way that feels healthy and in balance with other life activities.


Let’s Keep Talking

Here you will find resources on ways to continue the conversation at home. Each area provides information along with activities that you can do as a family to further children’s knowledge of what it means to be a good digital citizen.


Grade 3 Cyberbullying: Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior

Grade 4 Privacy and Security: Help Boost Kids' Safety, Privacy and Security

Grade 5 Media Balance: Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives

THE ROTARY CLUB OF MANSFIELD IS HAVING THEIR ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE! FINAL DAY FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

Big picture
MESA FUNDRAISER - BERTUCCI'S DECEMBER 14

CLICK THE BUTTON FOR MORE INFORMATION AND QR CODE TO ORDER

A NOTE FROM OUR NURSES RE: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR AGES 5-11

The CDC has approved a low dose COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer for children ages 5 through 11. It is administered in two doses, given 3 weeks apart. Both doses are required in order to obtain maximum benefit.


If you elect to have your child immunized, please be sure to send documentation to the school nurses. At this time, there will not be any clinics offered through the Mansfield Public Schools.


Check with your pediatrician about the availability of vaccines or click on the link below for more information.


https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations

MPS Food Policy in Alliance with State and Federal Nutrition Standards

As our daily school activities are getting back to “normal”, we would like to review our district wide food policies. MPS has implemented strict guidelines regarding food in the classroom so that all students may safely participate. Many students have serious food allergies and medical conditions and anytime food items are used, even if not ingested, it puts these students at a potential risk. It is important that everyone refamiliarize themselves with the policies and procedures for food in the curriculum to protect our school community.

It is great to see after school activities starting up again. If there is going to be food at an after school event, keep in mind proper distancing associated with COVID mitigation strategies. Students eat lunch at three feet during the school day due to space limitations. Please provide 6 foot distancing for any after school event where food will be consumed. At this time, masks should still be worn at all times inside.

Please review content from the School District Wellness Policy which was reviewed in the annual mandated training, Health Services Training Slides

  • Curriculum and Classroom Instruction: Food products may be used to enhance classroom instruction when there is a clear or specific connection to the curriculum.

  • Approval must be obtained through school approved request forms, Food in the Curriculum Flowchart and Food in the Curriculum Approval Form, at least one month prior to activity.

  • Student Rewards: Food or beverages will not be used as rewards for good behavior or academic achievement unless it is part of a student’s Individual Educational Plan or directed by a medical professional.

  • School Celebrations: All classroom parties and school celebrations (e.g. birthdays, holidays) held during the official school day will be NON-FOOD events.

  • Fundraising Activities: Student fundraising activities may occur with the permission of the Superintendent or designee.

  • After-School Clubs, Activities, and Athletic Teams: School-sponsored or school-related celebrations or events that occur after the official school day are not covered by this policy.

  • The MPS encourages at least 25% of all foods and beverages sold or supplied after school hours support healthy choices.

All forms are available on the district website under the "staff" dropdown then click on "staff resources."

IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE ..........

Mrs. Conroy/Miss Parker's 4th Grade Classes Experiencing a Weather and Erosion Lesson in the Science Lab

Mrs. Traverse's class enjoyed a virtual presentation with Kate DiCamillo, Author of The Beatryce Prophecy. Ms. DiCamillo shared her writing process and answered questions from students all over the United States.

Big picture
Big picture
SUPERINTENDENT'S NEWSLETTER - COVID HEALTH INFO

PLEASE CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR SUPERINTENDENT MURPHY'S NEWSLETTER FOCUSING ON COVID HEALTH INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

DAILY SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

COMPLETE THIS CHECKLIST EVERY MORNING

Big picture
Big picture