Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
May 25, 2023
Robinson and Jordan/Jackson teachers and administrators will undergo a comprehensive placement process for the next school year. Our families have an important role in helping us understand their student’s needs.
As we work to streamline the process, we are utilizing the benefits of Google Forms to collect your input. If you would like to share your thoughts regarding your child’s learning experience for the upcoming school year:
Request a link to the Family Placement Letter Form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (Grades K, 1 and 2) or email@example.com (Grades 3, 4 & 5).
Once we receive your email request we will send you a link to the Form.
Within the Form, you will be asked to respond to a few brief questions and have the opportunity to submit a detailed response, outlining your considerations.
If you are unable to complete the electronic placement letter form or would prefer to send a letter, please email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You may also mail the letter to the appropriate school.
We kindly ask that all placement requests be submitted by Friday, June 9.
We would like to clarify that for equity reasons, we will not be able to honor specific requests for placement with a particular teacher and/or students. Therefore, we request that you communicate what you feel is most important for us to know about your student’s specific learning needs as we move forward with this process.
The placement process includes the following:
Service providers and classroom teachers are aligned based on the proposed education schedule.
Teachers and Administrators review performance data and specific student information.
Teams will develop a list of tentative classroom assignments. Information from families will be considered at this point.
Early August: Final review of placements.
Mid-August: Families will receive placement assignments.
When developing classes, we consider many factors with input from teachers and families including academic strengths and needs, social-emotional needs, and learning styles. We strive to create environments that will support a variety of learners.
Please note that this detailed process strikes a balance in our schools among classroom teachers and various service providers that are essential to meeting our goal of providing targeted instruction to every student. For these reasons, we may be unable to change student placements after they are communicated to families in August.
Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Administration
FIELD DAY SPONSORED BY MESA - JUNE 8
MESA has planned some very fun games and events such as homerun derby, pool noodle hockey, a few obstacle courses, and some craft tables. With field day only two weeks away and volunteers being such a critical part of this event, MESA is looking for volunteers to run the field day stations, especially for morning events and for the June 9 rain date. They need dozens of volunteers for each session to ensure things run smoothly. You can sign up for the scheduled date, the rain date, or both as your schedule allows using the links below. June tends to be rainy, and it helps to find volunteers for the rain dates now so we don't have to scramble to find volunteers in the event of a postponement.
Schedule for Classes on Thursday, June 8 is as follows (same schedule for June 9 rain date):
Morning Session: Enright, Fox, Murphy, Conroy, D'Onofrio, Parker, Shruhan, Norige, Samrout, McGee, Pasquale, O'Connell, Ulrich
Afternoon Session: Chiappone, Ewick, Risotti, LePage, Battell, Reeder, Freedman, Haapaoja, Slarve, Tighe, Franklin, Gentili, Lagerstedt, Shevlin, Curry, Mansfield, Keller, DeAngelis, Logan, Ouwinga, Scott
Links to sign up:
J/J AM: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4FA4A629A5F49-jjfield1
J/J PM: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fa4a629a5f49-2023#/
Taming the Perfectionistic Drive in Older Adolescents
A Live Replay of a Webinar from McLean Hospital
Title: “Taming the Perfectionistic Drive in Older Adolescents”
Presenter: Nathaniel Van Kirk, Ph.D.
We are pleased to share with you a live replay of one of McLean Hospital's Leaders in Youth Mental Health Parent Webinar Series that they ran last fall. This was an extremely popular webinar and many parents participated in the question and answer portion. The recording of the talk and Q&A will be available until the end of the school year using the link and password below.
If You Missed the Presentation "Transitioning to 3rd Grade", Click Video Below
FAMILY PERCEPTION SURVEY
Please complete the following survey to help us gauge perceptions related to the various learning plans for the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School. A similar survey will be sent out from each school so that you can provide feedback for each school your students attend.
Please complete a survey for each student you have at Jordan/Jackson.
Click the link below for the survey. Thank you for your participation.
Digital Citizenship Week May 22 - May 26
Students in Grades 3-5 will be receiving their second session of Digital Citizenship this week. For more information, please click on the following link: J/J Digital Citizenship
Mrs. Norige's Class Trip to the Art Show at the High School
FIFTH GRADE COIN DRIVE - ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
Kids Helping Kids Began for 5th Grade Students!
With the help of the fifth grade staff, reading specialists and our fantastic parent donations, MESA is happy to announce that they were able to bring back this enrichment program to our fifth grade students. Each student will receive a copy of the book "The War that Saved my Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley to keep. Each classroom will read the book and, as they discuss related topics, they will also participate in a coin drive to benefit Save the Children. The money raised will help provide relief to children in need around the world. The coin drive will began May 8 and will end May 31. If you have any questions, please reach out to MESA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In the U.S. and around the world, Save the Children does whatever it takes to ensure children grow up healthy, educated and safe."
SAVE THE DATE - FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATION!
DATE: Friday, June 16, 2023 (Rain Date: June 20, 2023)
TIME: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Agenda at Glance
12:30 pm - Fifth Grade Parade
Immediately following the parade in the East Field:
Principal Nieratko - Farewell Address to Jordan/Jackson 5th Grade Students
Music, JJ/MHS Cheerleaders, Happy Hornet, Summer Treat and Certificates
More details to follow!
Presentation from 6th Grade Orientation
If you would like to revisit the slide show and Programs of Study from last week or were unable to attend the Qualters Middle School orientation last week, here are the links:
Sixth Grade Orientation Slide Show (April 26, 2023)
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
May 18 - May 26: District Art Show @ MHS
May 22 - May 26: Growth and Development films to students
May 22 - May 26: Digital Citizenship Week
May 29: No School - Memorial Day
June 1: Staff vs Students Basketball Game
June 7: JJ Chorus and Champs Spring Concert at MHS
June 8: J/J Field Day (June 9 Rain Date)
June 14: Third Grade Field Trip to Plimoth Patuxet
June 14: Fifth Grade Visit to Qualters Middle School
June 16: Fifth Grade Celebration (June 20 Rain Date)
June 19: No School - Juneteenth
June 22: Early Release - Last Day of School/Report Cards Distributed)
MANSFIELD SUMMER INSTITUTE - REGISTER NOW!!
CLASSES WILL INCREASE ON JUNE 1st TO $135 ($105 FOR WEEK 2)
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 is now available; please click the picture below for more details.
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:
HORNET ELECTRONIC BACKPACK - Check Out New Events That Have Been Added to the E-Backpack!
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