Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

May 5, 2022

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BULLYING OR PEER CONFLICT?

JORDAN/JACKSON SPECIAL EDITION MARCH 25, 2022 NEWSLETTER

Dear Families,


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:


  1. Request a link to the Family Placement Letter Form by emailing robinsonplacement@mansfieldschools.com (Grades 1 and 2) or jjplacement@mansfieldschools.com (Grades 3, 4 & 5).

  2. Once we receive your email request we will send you a link to the Form.

  3. 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 robinsonplacement@mansfieldschools.com or jjplacement@mansfieldschools.com. You may also mail the letter to the appropriate school.

We kindly ask that all placement requests be submitted by Friday, May 21st.


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.


Sincerely,

Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Administration

ATTENTION FAMILIES OF 4TH AND 5TH GRADE STUDENTS - MAY 10, 2022

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

During the period of May 23 through May 31, our fourth and fifth grade students will participate in a lesson on growth and development taught by our physical education and health teachers. The students will watch a film discussing growth and developmental changes. The boys will be taught by Mr. Adam Lambert and Mr. Matthew Chase, while Ms. Jennifer Memoli will teach the girls.


Prior to these lessons, parents are invited to attend a presentation of the film on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jordan/Jackson's multipurpose room. Our school nurse, Mrs. Betsy Johnston RN, will also be available to answer questions. Students should not attend on this evening.We hope that you will be able to join us for this preview.


Under Massachusetts law and the Mansfield Public School Committee Policy, you may exempt your child from any portion of the curriculum that primarily involves human sexuality education or human sexuality issues. Please send a letter to request an exemption for your child to Principal Nieratko at jjnews@mansfieldschools.com. Students who are exempt from the curriculum will not be penalized and will be provided with another assignment.


Below are a few pamphlets you may want to review with your student prior to May 23.


Growth and Development for Girls

Growth and Development for Boys

TRANSITIONING TO 3RD GRADE

Where: Jordan/Jackson's Multipurpose Room


When: May 18, 2022

6:30pm - 7:30pm


Are you ready for third grade? We know that parents can have just as many questions about a new school as their children. Please join us to learn about the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School and a typical day in a 3rd grader's life. Ask questions, share your concerns, and meet some of the staff. This program is for parents only.

J/J, QMS and MHS Joined Their Choirs Together to Sing the National Anthem at Last Week's MHS Varsity Baseball Game

Chorus National Anthem

GRADE 6 PARENT/GUARDIAN ORIENTATION - VIRTUAL EDITION

If you missed last week's presentation of QMS Principal McGovern's transitioning to sixth grade, please click on the following link for the virtual recording:


QMS Orientation to 6th Grade

DISTRICT WIDE ART SHOW - MAY 12, 2022

SAVE THE DATE! CHORUS CONCERT

Where: Mansfield High School Auditorium

When: June 9, 2022 @ 7pm


More information to come!

Another Successful Mansfield Cleanup Day!

Eight students and families participated in the Great Mansfield Clean Up on Saturday, April 30. We cleaned the school grounds including the baseball/soccer fields as well as the wooded areas. They did a great job to help clean up our environment!

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

UPCOMING MCAS DATES

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The Jordan/Jackson Garden is Sprouting!

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Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

May 5, May 10, May 24: 4th Grade Field Trip/Patriots Place

May 10 - Growth and Development Parent/Guardian Night

May 12 - District Wide Art Show at MHS

May 16-17 - Book Worms

May 18 - 3rd grade orientation

June 6 - Field Day (Rain date: June 7)

June 9 - Chorus Concert at the high school

June 15 - Fifth Grade Celebration (Rain Date: June 16)

June 20 - NO SCHOOL/HOLIDAY

June 21 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:10am

BOOK WORMS IS BACK!

Bookworms is a program sponsored by MESA and funded through Scholastic Dollars. Every student will have the opportunity to visit the multipurpose room to pick out a book of their choice. There will be a variety of reading titles, genres and levels to choose from. Bookworms will run during the school day the week of May 16.


If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact MESA at info@mesa4parents.org

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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

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MESA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

May 6: Spring Fling at The Guild in Pawtucket, RI

May 16-May 18: Book Worms

June 6: Field Day (June 7 - rain date)


Click: MESA's May 2, 2022 Newsletter

MANSFIELD YOUTH SPORTS

Registration is open in several of Mansfield's youth sports programs. Click on the links below for more information:


Youth Spring Cheer

Youth Soccer

Youth Softball

Youth Baseball 9 - 12 Year Olds

Youth Baseball 5 - 8 Year Olds

Mansfield Youth Football

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