Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
June 5, 2023
MUSICAL CONCERT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Dear Musical Families, It has been a pleasure working with your children this spring in preparation for our upcoming concert. The students have been working very hard and are excited to share the joy of music-making with you. This year's concert will be a joint concert with chorus, orchestra, band, and keyboards. It will be held in the Mansfield High School Auditorium. The concert will begin at 6:30pm. The auditorium will open up for seating at approximately 6:15.
Participating students should arrive at the high school as follows:
Chorus: 5:45 pm
Orchestra: 5:30 pm
Band: 5:45 pm
Keyboards: 6:00 pm
If students perform in more than one group, they should arrive at the earlier time listed. For example, if your student is in both chorus and orchestra, they should arrive at 5:30pm.
Jaime Steinbach and Kim Holster, Music Teachers
PLACEMENT LETTERS - DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 9
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:
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail the letter to the appropriate school.
We kindly ask that all placement requests be submitted by Friday, June 9.
For more information, please click the following link: Placement for 2023-2024 School Year
FIELD DAY THIS WEEK - JUNE 8 (RAIN DATE: JUNE 9)
A NOTE FROM OUR NURSES.......
Students must wear sneaker and socks for field day. Sneakers provide much more support to the foot and ankle during physical activity. There will be many fun activities such as 3-legged races and obstacle courses; we want everyone to be safe and injury-free!
Please apply sunscreen to your child before they come to school. We are hoping to enjoy a nice, sunny day and want to be sure all students are sufficiently protected. If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us.
FIELD DAY INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE
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:
Math Fact Mentor Appreciation Breakfast
On Friday, May 26th, an appreciation breakfast was held for 49 fifth grade Math Fact Mentors. These students were selected to help third and fourth graders master their multiplication facts because of their consistent achievement in math and demonstrated leadership qualities. The mentors enjoyed breakfast together in the mulit-purpose room, heard words of appreciation from JJ administrators, received certificates and a small gift, and took a chance at winning some fun raffle items. Thank you to all of our Math Fact Mentors for positively impacting the Jordan/Jackson community and to Suzanne Carey and Michael Cripps for organizing and working with our mentors and staff.
JORDAN/JACKSON'S COMMUNITY PROJECTS
STEAM DAY AT XFINITY CENTER
On Wednesday, May 31, 2023 students in Ms. Fox, Mrs. Lagerstedt, Ms. Murphy and Mrs. Shevlin’s third grade classes had the opportunity to participate in a variety of STEAM activities, designed to support the Massachusetts Grade 3 Learning Standards, at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Activities were led by Jordan/Jackson teachers, Mansfield High School students and Xfinity Center staff. Tasks included a math estimation project, kindness rocks, backstage tour, a design challenge, and planting in a dedicated Jordan Jackson School Garden space. Students enjoyed this unique learning experience!
A special thank you to Jason Sandoval (General Manager) and
Sara Shevlin (Operations Manager) from the Xfinity Center for their time and generosity in hosting this event.
Working Together with Our Daily Bread
Dr. Freedman’s 5th grade secret agents spent the school year engaged in a service learning project with Our Daily Bread. With the help of our community, they raised $503! They went to the Big Y to purchase goods that were needed for the pantry.
Dr. Freedman’s secret agents also went on a walking field trip to Our Daily Bread. They brought 171.1 pounds of goods to help their community! They learned about what the pantry does, how it works, and it’s history. Mansfield is lucky to have such an amazing resource to support our community.
IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH
JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE........
Click on the pictures below
Miss Murphy's 3rd Grade Class Decorating J/J's Entry Ways with Words of Kindness
Limbo and Luau Day in Miss Parker's 4th Grade Class
IT'S PLANTING TIME IN THE J/J COMMUNITY GARDEN!
Mrs. Shruhan's 4th Grade Class
Mrs. Norige's 4th Grade Class
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
If You Missed the Presentation "Transitioning to 3rd Grade",
Click the Slideshow and Video Below
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:
MANSFIELD SUMMER INSTITUTE - REGISTER NOW!!
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.
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.
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.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
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 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.
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