Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

April 13, 2022

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BULLYING OR PEER CONFLICT

JORDAN/JACKSON SPECIAL EDITION MARCH 25, 2022 NEWSLETTER

STUDENT SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE

Dear Families,


We are becoming increasingly aware of various instances in which students are using social media, and most specifically TikTok, in a manner that is disrespectful to their peers. While this is taking place outside of school, we’d like to bring it to your attention and ask for your support and partnership in engaging your children in dialogue about this type of usage.


We hope that this parent's guide to TikTok is helpful. We have and will continue to implement digital citizenship lessons for all students, in collaboration with our District Digital Learning Team.


Thank you,

John Nieratko, Denise daGraca & Katie Perreault

ATTENTION: FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE CHORUS STUDENTS

The Jordan/Jackson Elementary Chorus has been offered a wonderful opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Mansfield High School home baseball game on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Our chorus will sing with members of the Qualters Middle School and Mansfield High School choirs.


Please be on the lookout for a permission slip/liability form coming home this week. The turn around for this is very quick; permission slips are due back Thursday, April 14. This is a voluntary, after school event.


~ Miss Steinbach and Mrs. Holster

GRADE 5 STUDENTS - Parent/Guardian Orientation April 27

When: April 27 at 7:00pm

Where: Qualters Middle School


For more information, please see QMS Principal McGovern's letter:

5th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation

HERE'S SOME TEST TAKING TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD DURING MCAS

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To Reduce Test Anxiety

Parents and families can do several things to create a positive test-taking experience and help students prepare for tests. “Test anxiety” is worrying too much about doing well on a test. It can keep students from doing their best. Some ways to help reduce anxiety are:


● Talk about the test in a positive way.

● Encourage best effort.

● Encourage your child to focus on his or her strengths, such as a good memory or strong analytical skills.

● Assure your child that the test is only one measure of academic performance.

● Assure your child that their teacher has provided them with excellent strategies to help them have a successful test experience. Remind your child to be confident and use these strategies.

● Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and has a good breakfast.


Remember—you are very important to your child’s success in school and in life. Your interest and support let your child know you believe in them and that you value education. We hope these suggestions help you help your child have a positive testing experience.

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Ms. Parent and Mr. Curry's 4th grade classes did a lesson on visualization using the book "Just Another Ordinary Day". The students had fun listening to the book, creating the illustrations, and then rewriting the story to make it more detailed and interesting.

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DISTRICT WIDE ART SHOW - MAY 12

The district-wide art show is coming Thursday, May 12 to the high school. More information coming soon!

VISION/HEARING SCREENINGS

As a reminder, Vision Screenings for all students and Hearing Screenings for 3rd graders are continuing to take place at Jordan/Jackson by the school nurses. Please contact the school nurses if you have any questions or concerns.

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

April 5 - May 12, 2022: MCAS Test Dates

April 16 - April 24, 2022: Spring Break

April 27 - QMS Parent/Guardian Orientation for Grade 5 Students

May 12 - District Wide Art Show at MHS

June 6 - Field Day (Rain date: June 7)

June 20 - NO SCHOOL/HOLIDAY

June 21 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:10am

The JJ "Secret Agents" in Dr. Freedman's class are excited to dive into their newest read aloud book, thanks to MESA. Students are engaged in the adventures of Portico Reeves. We love the writing of Jason Reynolds and artwork of Raul the 3rd!

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BOOK WORMS IS BACK!

Bookworms is a program sponsored by MESA and funded through Scholastic Dollars. Every student will have the opportunity to visit the multipurpose room to pick out a book of their choice. There will be a variety of reading titles, genres and levels to choose from. Bookworms will run during the school day the week of May 16.


If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact MESA at info@mesa4parents.org

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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

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MESA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

May 6: Spring Fling at The Guild in Pawtucket, RI

May 16-May 18: Book Worms

June 6: Field Day (June 7 - rain date)


Click: MESA's April 11, 2022 Newsletter

15th ANNUAL GREAT MANSFIELD CLEANUP - APRIL 30

Spring is here and that means it’s once again time for Keep Mansfield Beautiful’s annual Great Mansfield Cleanup. This year’s cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, followed by a volunteer-appreciation pizza party for volunteers on the South Common at Town Hall.


Join with your classmates, friends, family, and neighbors and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating.


The deadline for registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is April 15. The first 500 people to register will receive free tee shirts. Volunteers can sign up at www.keepmansfieldbeautiful.com.

MANSFIELD YOUTH SPORTS

Registration is open in several of Mansfield's youth sports programs. Click on the links below for more information:


Youth Spring Cheer

Youth Soccer

Youth Softball

Youth Baseball 9 - 12 Year Olds

Youth Baseball 5 - 8 Year Olds

Mansfield Youth Football

SMARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Started in 1986, the SMARTS Summer Institute offers students grades K-8 an opportunity to focus intensively on the arts, working under the guidance of working artists and art educators. The SMARTS experience is about the creative process, imagination and dynamic opportunities to discover your own vision and voice. If you would like to register for this summer's institute, please click on the information below:


Summer Institute July 5 - July 29 Flyer

Registration Link

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