Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
ENGLISH LEARNER FAMILY NIGHT - OCTOBER 13
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.
MESA'S FALL FOOD DRIVE, OCTOBER 18 - 22, 2021
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
For a complete list of items by grade, please click on the following link: MESA Food Drive
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.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PLAYING CHESS?
Jordan/Jackson School Council Openings
Click on the link below for more information:
PICTURES FROM OUR SAFE ROUTES WALK TO SCHOOL
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.
Remember to bring a refillable water bottle each day
IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE.......
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Positive Quotes - Review of Lines and Color Wheel Patterns
Students Inspired by the Artwork in the Book "Color Blocked" by Ashley Sorenson
PLEASE CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR SUPERINTENDENT MURPHY'S NEWSLETTER FOCUSING ON COVID HEALTH INFORMATION AND REMINDERS
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.