Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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ENGLISH LEARNER FAMILY NIGHT - OCTOBER 13

When: October 13, 2021

Where: High School Library

Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm


Please join us for Mansfield Public Schools’ annual English Learner Family Night. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s ESL teacher and to learn about the ESL program in Mansfield.

THIS YEAR'S 5th GRADE MUSICAL!

FORM DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

A Note from Miss Steinbach,

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, “The Big Bad Musical” is a courtroom drama. The jury—the audience—must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world! The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs, the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, and the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest—the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother.


As I move forward with this year's production, I need some information from families so I can plan around current health and safety guidelines. Please only fill out this form if your fifth grader is interested in auditioning for the musical. Please fill it out no later than Friday, October 15th so I can plan a virtual meeting for parents to answer any questions, plan audition dates, and send out permission slips.


Fifth Grade Musical Questionnaire form - Due October 15


Please visit the 5th grade musical website for more information about the production. This site will be used throughout the entire process and will be updated when more information becomes available.

MCAS Results Mailed Today

Please click on the following link for Superintendent Murphy's newsletter regarding MCAS:


MCAS Newsletter

MESA'S FALL FOOD DRIVE, OCTOBER 18 - 22, 2021

The annual MESA Fall Food Drive will be held during the week of October 18. This event provides much needed support for the Our Daily Bread food pantry and the Mansfield community. Donations can be sent in with your students beginning next Monday and placed in their classroom's collection box.


MESA has provided a list of suggested items by grade that the pantry especially needs, but any non-perishable, unexpired food item is welcome. The suggested list for Grades 3 - 5 is: Chef Boyardee canned pasta (beef ravioli, SpaghettiOs), brand-name cereal (please no jumbo or double packs), full-size boxes of kid-friendly snacks, Hormel Dinty Moore microwavable meal kits, baking mixes (brownies, muffins, etc.)


Please note that the pantry has an ample supply of canned vegetables (except corn),

canned fruit, and Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup and does not need these items at this

time.


For a complete list of items by grade, please click on the following link: MESA Food Drive

MANSFIELD SEPAC - OCTOBER 14

Mansfield SEPAC invites you to join them for their parent support group. Please click on the following link for more information:


Mansfield SEPAC Meeting

McLean Parent Workshop - October 22nd

Approach Coping/Resilience Webinar

Friday, October 22, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm


In this webinar presented by the McLean School Consultation Service, you will learn new ways to support your child and foster their resilience. This webinar was designed to teach parents specific, actionable skills to use with their children. This includes ways to help your child overcome the urge to avoid and, instead, approach difficult challenges in life.


Webinar link to follow.

Hello Hornets Episode 13 - Jordan/Jackson Elementary School Principal John Nieratko

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

October 18 - 22, 2021 - MESA's Annual Food Drive

October 20 and October 27 - Free Family Flu Clinic

November 2, 2021 - Picture Retakes

November 3, 2021 - EARLY RELEASE @ 11:10 am

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PLAYING CHESS?

Our Champs After School Enrichment program is looking for chess players for their after school chess club. If you are interested in playing, please call Shawna Leary or Meredith Fenore at (508) 261-7539 or email meredith.fenore@mansfieldschools.com

Jordan/Jackson School Council Openings

We are currently seeking candidates for two open positions on the Jordan/Jackson School Council. If you are interested in running for these positions, please email John Nieratko by Friday, October 15.


Click on the link below for more information:

School Council Information

FREE Family Flu Clinic

When: October 20 and October 27

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Where: Mansfield High School Cafeteria


For more information, click Flu Clinic


To pre-register, click the following link: October 20 clinic

To pre-register, click the following link: October 27 clinic

PICTURES FROM OUR SAFE ROUTES WALK TO SCHOOL

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FIRST DAY PACKET FORMS - COMPLETE AND RETURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Please complete and return as soon as possible the forms you received in the first few days of school which include the emergency contact form, the permission form and the consent form for MPS COVID testing programs.


Link for MPS COVID testing program form online: CIC-Health Consent

Link for MPS COVID testing program paper form: Consent Form


IF YOU NEED A COPY OF ANY OF THE FIRST DAY PACKET FORMS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER.

MASKS

Please make sure each student comes to school with a properly fitting face covering. Face coverings should snuggly cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Face coverings should not have valves. It is recommended that students bring a backup face covering to school each day.

Remember to bring a refillable water bottle each day

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

(CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW)

Positive Quotes - Review of Lines and Color Wheel Patterns

Students Inspired by the Artwork in the Book "Color Blocked" by Ashley Sorenson

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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

Additional Information - Drop-off / Pick-up

NEW Visitors' Entrance/Welcome Window

When you come to visit Jordan/Jackson, please enter through our new Visitors' entrance. You will need to utilize this entrance whenever you need to:


  • drop off your child, if they are late
  • pick up your child, if they are dismissed early
  • drop off any item your child may have left behind at home
  • attend a meeting
  • visit the school for any other reason


The entrance is located at the front of the building and in between our East and West doors. Just a quick reminder: If you are picking up your child, please remember to bring some form of identification, such as your license.

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