Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

December 1, 2022

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PLEASE CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW FOR INFORMATION REGARDING CHANGES MADE TO J/J'S REPORT CARDS

Jordan Jackson Report Card Revisions 22-23
REPORT CARD OVERVIEW

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Family Guide to Massachusetts Grade-Level Learning Standards

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has created guides to the Massachusetts learning standards to help families understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade. Click on the links below for more information.


Family Guide - Grade 3

Family Guide - Grade 4

Family Guide - Grade 5


The following videos illustrate standards-based learning. They provide an overview of how educators are approaching standards-based learning in different content areas and grades.


Elementary English Language Arts and Literacy

Elementary Science and Technology/Engineering

Elementary Mathematics


Click here for the link to the Department's page with more information, along with translated copies of the Family Guides.

SCHOOL DELAY AND SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR SUPERINTENDENT MURPHY'S NEWSLETTER REGARDING SCHOOL DELAYS AND SCHOOL CLOSURES

WEST SIDE HOLIDAY DRIVE


MESA is pleased to partner with West Side Benevolent Circle again this year to collect items for Mansfield families in need during the holiday season. There are two ways to help: Adopt a Family and a Clothing Drive from now through Friday, December 2.


MESA is sponsoring several children as part of West Side's holiday drive. Please use the SignUp Genius: https://bit.ly/MESAWestSide2022 if you would like to purchase an item from a child's wishlist. The SignUp Genius has instructions on how to mark donations so they get to the correct family. Donations should be dropped off at Barrows Insurance Agency (215 N. Main Street) by Friday, December 2.


We are also collecting winter hats, gloves, mittens, socks, and underwear for West Side. Each item should be new with tags attached. All sizes are needed for these items. Please include sizes for older kids as well. Students can bring donations to school until Friday, December 2. Collection bins are located at each school entrance.

DECEMBER LUNCH MENU

CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR THIS MONTH'S STUDENT LUNCH MENU

LOST AND FOUND

Please feel free to stop by our Lost and Found area in the cafeteria when you're visiting next week during family/parent-teacher conferences.

SEPAC MEETING

The Mansfield SEPAC, in partnership with the Federation for Children with Special Needs will be sponsoring a virtual workshop on Transition Planning. This workshop will provide an overview of the transition planning process for youth with disabilities ages 14-22 on IEPs. Please register in advance.


Date: December 6, 2022

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Click HERE for the registration link

Click HERE for the workshop description

ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, vision and hearing screenings will be performed on all JJ students. In addition, all 4th grade students will have their height and weight recorded. If you would like to opt out of any of these screenings, please send in a note to the school nurse as soon as possible. Please include in your note your child's full name and teacher.


Screenings will be on the following dates:

December 2 - Grade 3

December 6 - Grades 3 and 4

December 9 - Grades 4 and 5

December 12 - Grade 5

December 16 - Grade 5


Please make sure your child comes to school with their eyeglasses/contacts.

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

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

Mrs. Battell's 4th Grade Classroom

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

December 2 - Report Cards Distributed

December 2 - Health Screening Grade 3

December 6 - Health Screening Grades 3 and 4

December 8 and 9 - Teacher Parent Conferences

December 8 and 9 - Early Release @ 11:40am

December 9 - Health Screening Grades 4 and 5

December 12 - Health Screening Grade 5

December 16 - Health Screening Grade 5

December 23 - Early Release @ 11:40am

December 24 - January 2 - Winter Break

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iCARE Reading Volunteers Needed

Kim Piro is soliciting volunteers this year to serve as classroom readers to benefit her "iCARE” (Introducing Children to Acceptance through Reading and Education) program began 19 years ago to teach students in grades preschool thru 5 about their special needs peers. Books focus on a variety of different disabilities and are available in the school’s library.


If you are interested in volunteering, it can be very rewarding and takes as little as half an hour of your time. If you are an interested parent who would like to read one of these books to a classroom, please call/text Kim Piro at 781-630-0463 or email her at kimpiro20@gmail.com. You can also register to be a reader online at www.thejamiefund.org. Go to the website and click where it asks you to volunteer. Readings will start in January and go through February/March at all three elementary schools.

Mansfield Elementary School Association (MESA) is our parent organization for the Jordan/Jackson and Robinson Elementary Schools. Check out the events they are working on in their latest newsletter.


MESA's Newsletter

Jordan/Jackson's Teacher Appreciation Dinner

MESA is excited for the return of our traditional teacher appreciation dinners during parent-teacher conferences. We've had to do things a little differently the past two years because of COVID, but will once again be offering a full dinner to teachers to enjoy during evening conferences this fall.

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We are looking for donations of side items, beverages, centerpieces and paper products. Please see the SignUp Genius link below for more information and to sign up.


Appreciation Dinner Thursday, December 8

BE A BOOKFAIR VOLUNTEER

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE BOOKFAIR, CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR MORE INFORMATION

THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING? FILL OUT A 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

HORNET ELECTRONIC BACKPACK

Families are encouraged to view our Hornet Electronic Backpack to view fliers and notices from outside organizations. This link can be accessed on our district home page. We have also placed the websites of several organizations on our website under the Community Tab of our District Home Page.
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