Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
March 15, 2023
We are very excited to see so many of you in person for Family Conferences tomorrow and Friday. Please keep the following in mind:
For safety purposes, we are asking all families to enter through the Visitor Entrance until 6:00pm*. The Visitor Entrance is located at the front of our building.
Please remember to have a photo id with you when you arrive.
Our staff will check you in and provide you with a sticker badge. This process can take a couple of minutes, especially during times of high volume.
If at all possible, please try to factor that into your planning and arrive a couple of minutes early for your appointment.
We have made teachers aware that it is possible families may be delayed because of this process.
*From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, families can enter the building through any of our three main doors (East Door 1, West Door 5 or Visitor Door 2)
Thank you for your understanding,
LOST AND FOUND
Please feel free to stop by our Lost and Found area in the
cafeteria when you're visiting this week during conferences.
Attention Families of Students in Grades 3 and 4
A note from our nurses: Under Massachusetts General Law, Mansfield Public Schools require documentation of physical exams in grades Pre K, K, 4, 7, 10 and each year for high school sports eligibility.
All students entering Grade 4 in the fall (2023/2024 school year) are required to provide the school with a copy of a recent physical exam. We will accept any exam done after January 2023 (second half of 3rd grade and any exam taking place during the 4th grade year). Please send a copy to your school nurses’ office after the exam takes place. If your child is due for a physical, please schedule this as soon as possible.
If you need any information regarding the above requirements or want information about health insurance, please call the Jordan/Jackson Health Office at (508) 261-7525 or (508) 261-7520.
Courtney Cogliano, RN and Aimee Reber, RN, BSN
Scholastic Book Fair This Week at J/J
A Note from MESA: Our Jordan/Jackson Scholastic Book Fair began March 13th and will run through Friday, March 17th. We hope to see you there! For more important information about e-wallet and MA state sales tax, please click the following link:
Important Information Re: Book Fair
The book fair is open to the public:
Thursday, March 16: 12pm - 8pm
Friday, March 17: 12pm - 2pm
Please be sure to have your photo ID with you between the hours of 12pm - 6pm.
JORDAN/JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5TH GRADERS
REQUEST THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY
AT THEIR PERFORMANCE OF DEAR EDWINA JR.
Friday, March 24 @ 7pm and Saturday, March 25 @ 1pm & 7pm
Mansfield High School Auditorium
Tickets can be purchased at the door before each performance for $7.00 (cash or check)
Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of a thirteen-year-old advice columnist and problem-solver named Edwina, who dishes out advice and wisdom with the help of her friends and a little song and dance. Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-A-Palooza Festival. While her siblings all have proof “up on the fridge” of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the festival visits her hometown of Paw Paw, Michigan, she trots out her musical advice-giving show live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight.
Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming show featuring witty musical lessons exploring courtesy and politeness that will have you laughing out loud. At the heart of all this fun is a wonderful message about the importance of how we treat each other and love ourselves.
We look forward to seeing you in the audiences cheering on these 60 talented kids!
BREAKFAST WITH BENTLEY
Students are invited to have Breakfast with Bentley from 7:45am - 8:15am on the following dates:
Thursday, March 30 - Grade 5
Friday, March 31 - Grade 4
Monday, April 3 - Grade 3
Bentley will be serving his favorite donut holes with fruit, milk, and juice. Permission slips went home with students earlier this week. Students will attend Breakfast with Bentley on their designated grade-level day. RSVPs are due March 22. Link to: Bentley Flyer
NOTE: For those students not attending Breakfast with Bentley, breakfast will be available in the multipurpose room.
Meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski Visits with Jordan/Jackson
Meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski from WBZ news virtually visited six fifth grade classrooms to talk about weather and climate. Students learned about different weather patterns, climate change and its impact on our planet, and different kinds of storms. They had a Q and A and discovered Sarah loves her job, once rode in a helicopter with a glass floor, and believes climate change is happening and we can make a difference.
Miss Parker's 4th grade class created Limericks last week
for the start of their poetry unit on St. Patrick’s day.
Harvest of the Month
The Jordan/Jackson food service assistants are collaborating with our Health teacher Ms. Memoli to celebrate harvest of the month in our cafeteria. Ms. Memoli will incorporate nutrition facts in her lesson plans on specific fruits and vegetables in Grade 5. Students have been creating posters highlighting facts, recipes, and pictures. These posters are hung around our cafeteria for all students to see.These fruits and vegetables will be featured in our menu throughout the month. Click on the pictures below to see some interesting facts about this month's featured harvest - the apple.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
March 16 and March 17: J/J Teacher-Parent Conferences/EARLY RELEASE @ 11:40AM
March 24 and March 25: Dear Edwina Jr., a Jordan/Jackson musical, MHS Auditorium
March 30 - April 3: Breakfast with Bentley
April 4 - May 11: J/J MCAS Testing Dates (makeup test dates through May 26)
March 27 - May 26: DESE/State's MCAS Testing Schedule
April 15 - April 23: Spring Break
MHS CHEERLEADING CLINIC - MARCH 15
Join MHS Cheer for our annual cheer clinic on March 15th! Information on how to register can be found on our registration form! All students must be registered PRIOR to the clinic!
CHAMPS ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
2 CLASSES ADDED!
We are very excited to offer our latest enrichment class, The Action Lab with Ms. Sanville. It's a 6 week class starting March 29 where kids can explore, deconstruct, design and recreate real world prototypes just like an engineer. The best part is that you get to keep what you create. This class is truly STEM in action!!
We are also excited to offer our second session of Chess Wizards! Learn the game of chess from a chess professional who just so happens to be a wizard! This class begins on April 6.
Please click on the links below for more information and don't forget to visit our website to join our email list. You can pay with UniPay as well!
MANSFIELD SUMMER INSTITUTE
The Summer Institute is back! Our five week summer enrichment program will start on June 26th. The Summer Institute is full of exciting athletic and enrichment courses for children going into grades K-8. Before and aftercare options are offered as well. The online catalog will be available in early April. Please click the link below for more details.
ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY!
It's time to order your 2022-2023 yearbook! Cost per book is $26. Personalize your book with your name for an additional $5. Deadline to order is April 1.
Important Note for 5th-Grade Families
All 5th-grade students will receive a FREE yearbook courtesy of MESA, so there is no need to order. You still have the option to personalize the yearbook cover with your student's name for $5. Simply return the bottom half of the flyer with cash or a check made payable to MESA to your student's classroom.
How to Order
Order online at yearbookordercenter.com (credit card fees apply)
Jordan/Jackson code: 24905
Robinson code: 24906
OR return the bottom half of the flyer to school with
cash or a check made payable to MESA.
For more information, please click the following links:
HORNET ELECTRONIC BACKPACK - Check Out New Events That Have Been Added to the E-Backpack!
Mansfield Elementary School Association (MESA) is the non-profit parent organization of the Robinson and Jordan/Jackson elementary schools. We facilitate fundraising, enrichment, and community building fun for our schools and students. We are always looking for help, new ideas and involvement! Click on the links below to learn more about MESA.
MESA needs volunteers to fill two board positions
Check out the events MESA is currently working on in their latest newsletter:
CAMP INVENTION REGISTRATION
This year’s all-new program is designed to ignite wonder, encourage confidence and build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills through collaborative, creative problem solving. As campers join their friends in so much hands-on fun and excitement, they will be blown away by their discoveries and STEM successes!
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Register at INVENT.ORG/CAMP or 800-968-4332
Grades: 1st - 6th
Location: Jordan/Jackson Elementary School
255 East St., Mansfield, MA 02048
Date: July 31 - August 4, 2023
Time & Cost: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | $310 (before discount)
Camp Director: Shannon Sanville | email@example.com
CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNT CODE FLYER