Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
March 22, 2023
THIS WEEKEND - MARCH 24 AND MARCH 25
J/J ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5TH GRADERS AND MISS STEINBACH
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!
LUNCH MENU CHANGE FOR MARCH 27 AND MARCH 28
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
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.
Did you know that the blue whale can grow to more than 100 feet long and can weigh as much as 30 elephants?! Grade 5 students recently completed mixed-media collages in Mrs. Kanevski's art class. Artists repurposed discarded books into bold whales. Watercolors and colored pencils provided a colorful space for these inspiring marine mammals.
Click below to see these beautiful watercolor pictures!
Save the date!
Please join us on Thursday, May 18
at Mansfield High School for the district wide art show!
Register Now For The 16th Annual Great Mansfield Cleanup on April 29
Spring is here and that means it’s once again time for Keep Mansfield Beautiful’s annual Great Mansfield Cleanup. This year’s cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, followed by a volunteer-appreciation pizza party for volunteers on the South Common in front of Town Hall.
Join with your classmates, friends, or family, and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating!
The deadline for pre-registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is Friday April 14. Visit www.keepmansfieldbeautiful.com to volunteer and help keep Mansfield beautiful and litter-free.
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 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
May 18 - District Art Show @ MHS
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.
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:
MESA Spring Fling - May 12
Join us on Friday, May 12th at the Guild in Pawtucket for a fun night of live music & dancing, food trucks & desserts and some amazing auction items and raffle prizes! All proceeds go to programs that support students and teachers in Robinson & Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools.
Tickets can be purchased through our website: Tickets to MESA's Spring Fling
The MESA Spring Fling raises money to fund critical enrichment activities and programs not covered by the Mansfield Elementary school budget for the two elementary schools. This includes literacy programs, in-school field trips, teacher appreciation, teacher grants, school improvement initiatives, and much more. In addition, funding supports school social events like the Kindergarten Social, 5th Grade Graduation Celebration, and Hornet Harvest.
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!
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCOUNT CODE FLYER