Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

October 5, 2022

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PLANNED LOCKDOWN DRILL

We will be having a lockdown drill this Thursday, October 6, at approximately 10:00am. Our staff has been working with students to prepare them for the brief drill. The drill will be conducted in collaboration with our School Resource Officers.


If you have any concerns regarding your child's participation in the drill, please contact the appropriate staff member who can be of assistance.


Please note, our visitor entrance will be closed temporarily from 9:55-10:15am while we practice our lockdown drill.


Thank you, John Nieratko

FIRST DAY PACKET FORMS AND PERMISSION/HANDBOOK GOOGLE FORM

Please complete and return as soon as possible the forms included in the packet your student arrived home with on the first day of school. The first day packets included your student's emergency contact and health insurance information. If you need another copy of your child's emergency contact form, please call the main office.


If you missed the link sent earlier this month to fill out the Student Handbook/Media Permission Signature Google form, please click on the links below:


Link: Permission/Handbook Signature Google Form

Link: Jordan/Jackson and Robinson Student Handbook

CHAMPS INSTRUMENT RENTAL NIGHT - OCTOBER 6

When: Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: The Jordan Jackson Cafeteria

Who: Band and Orchestra Families


Note: Please use the Visitor's Entrance to the left of the West Office when entering the building.


If you have not registered for lessons but are interested in learning more about Band and Orchestra, you are invited to attend as well. See the registration forms and rental flyer below.


Band (4th & 5th grade)

Orchestra (3rd, 4th & 5th grade)

Rental Flyer


We do not offer a rental and pick up night for Keyboards. However, a keyboard professional from Mockingbird Music or any other instrument rental store should be able to help you with your keyboard and accessories. See the registration form below along with the Keyboard Info and Mockingbird Music flyers.


Keyboard (4th & 5th grade)

Keyboard Info Flyer

Mockingbird Music Flyer

MASS HEALTHY SMILES - OCTOBER 14

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 10/14/2022. 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 10/7/2022. Here is the link to the MASS Healthy Smiles consent form, if you have not received the copy sent home with your child.

OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR THIS MONTH'S STUDENT LUNCH MENU

CHAMPS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

It's not too late to register for music lessons! However, space is limited. Band, Orchestra and Keyboard are still accepting students, but time slots are filling quickly. Lessons will start in mid October and continue until the end of the year. Registration forms are due as soon as possible! Enrollment is not guaranteed and determined by a first-come first-served basis.


KARATE

It's not too late to join Personal Best Karate for the last 3 weeks of classes in the Jordan Jackson gym! The class runs on Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm! The fee for the remaining 3 classes is $25 and goes directly back to the elementary schools. Please see the flyer for registration details.


Personal Best Karate Flyer

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 kimpiro20@gmail.com. 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.

Community Service Awards - Youth Category

The Town of Mansfield Community Service Award is presented annually to citizens of Mansfield who exemplifies the spirit of public service by sharing their time, talent, and energy for the betterment of our community. Awardees will be presented with an honorary plaque and will have their names listed on a plaque at Mansfield Town Hall.


Please consider nominating a candidate for the Youth Category who possesses the qualifications above. To nominate someone for this award, please use the following link to complete the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2022. Click: Nomination Form


In the past, the following students have received this award:


2021: Ryan Morley

2020: Catherine Fitzgerald

2019: Caroline Kanevski

2018: Nicole Penney

McLEAN HOSPITAL WEBINARS FOR FAMILIES

October 5, 2022, 9am-10am

Taming the Perfectionistic Drive
Nathaniel Van Kirk, Ph.D.
Description:
1. Learn about the different forms perfectionism may take and how to differentiate between adaptive/functional perfectionism and mal-adaptive perfectionism.
2. Recognize signs of maladaptive perfectionism and it's impact.
3. Learn strategies for combating maladaptive perfectionism and supporting high school students struggling with perfectionism.


October 12, 2022, 12pm-1pm

Mindful Parenting
Blaise Aguirre, M.D.

Multitasking is considered a skill that many parents recognize as a capacity. The problem is that all evidence shows that the brain cannot efficiently multitask. In multitasking, rather than doing lots of things well, we end up doing lots of things not as well as we could have. Bouncing back and forth between tasks when caring for children can be distracting and stressful. Mindful parenting is another approach.


For more information and upcoming events, click the following link:

McLean Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series


Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety

Below is a video of the workshop held last week regarding Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety. This workshop provided some background information on childhood anxiety and discussed specific ways to support your anxious child.


Link: https://vimeo.com/755652050

Password: SCS2022

NATIONAL DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK OCTOBER 3 - 7

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Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

October 6 - Planned Lockdown Drill

October 10 - No School/Holiday

October 12 - Bus Evacuation Drill

October 14 - Healthy Smiles

October 17 - October 21 - MESA's Fall Food Drive

October 19 - Early Release Day at 11:40am

November 4 - Picture Retake Day

MESA NEWS

Mansfield Elementary School Association (MESA) is our parent organization for the Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools.


Click the following link: October 3, 2022 Newsletter

THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING? FILL OUT A CORI FORM

EMAIL THE COMPLETED CORI FORM AND A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID TO: STEPHANIE.KIERYS@MANSFIELDSCHOOLS.COM OR MAIL TO: MANSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, C/O HUMAN RESOURCES, 6 PARK ROW, MANSFIELD, MA 02048

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

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

HORNET ELECTRONIC BACKPACK

Families are encouraged to view our Hornet Electronic Backpack to view fliers and notices from outside organizations. This link can be accessed on our district home page. We have also placed the websites of several organizations on our website under the Community Tab of our District Home Page.
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