Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
November 3, 2022
It’s hard to believe that we are in the month of November already. The end of November marks the end of Term I for the academic year. The distribution date for report cards is Friday, December 2nd.
With that being said we are unrolling a revised version of our student report card this year. This revision has been a result of comprehensive work completed over the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. That process culminated with a recent presentation to our School Committee. If you would like to view the full presentation, please click here. In the coming weeks we will share additional reference documents to support families in understanding the revisions.
One of the most important things to consider when reviewing your child’s report card is that teachers are assessing student progress towards meeting end-of-year grade-level standards.
Lastly, we will be returning to full in-person family conferences this year. Teachers will be reaching out to families to schedule conferences. Conference dates are as follows:
December 8th - Afternoon and evening conferences
December 9th - Afternoon conferences
5th GRADE MUSICAL - AUDITIONS ARE NEXT WEEK!
Dear Edwina Jr. Auditions are next week! All auditions are held in Miss Steinbach's classroom after school. Pick up will be at the East entrance doors (Door 1).
Monday, November 7 from 2:30-4:30 (Singing, all students who have signed up must attend)
Wednesday, November 9 from 2:30 - 4:30 (Acting and Dancing, all students who have signed up must attend)
If you are interested but still have not signed up, please visit my website (see link below). I cannot take sign-ups later than this Friday, November 4, 2022.
ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS
Notification of Vision, Hearing, & BMI Screening
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:
November 18 - Grade 3
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.
A NOTE FROM MANSFIELD'S FOOD PANTRY CLICK ON THE LETTER BELOW
A Note From Dr. Freedman's 5th Grade Class
Thank you to Our Daily Bread and Mrs. B for giving the #jjsecretagents a presentation about our local pantry. We raise money all year through saving cans and bottles to help our community.
CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW.
Our science lab & innovation station are buzzzing 🐝with activity. Check it out!
MRS. CONROY'S fourth grade students are working to code Dot and Dash. They had a chance to have the robot bowl, shoot hoops, and deliver packages to houses. Lots of great problem solving happened. Click on the following link: Coding Dot and Dash
MRS. TIGHE'S fifth grade class dissected owl pellets.
Mrs. Tighe's fifth grade class dissecting owl pellets
There's a lot to learn about pumpkins when it comes to science!
Third grade students in Ms. Fox, Mrs. Lagerstedt and Mrs. Shevlin’s classes used pumpkins grown in the Jordan Jackson Garden to complete a Pumpkin Investigation in the Science Lab. Students found similarities and differences in traits, measured and compared circumference and mass, and made predictions & tested whether the pumpkins would float or sink. Did you know that pumpkins are fruits?
Mrs. Shevlin's Class
Ms. Fox's Class
Mrs. Lagerstedt's Class
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 email@example.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.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
November 4 - Picture Retake Day
November 8 - No School
November 11 - No School
November 18 - Health Screening Grade 3
December 2 - Health Screening Grade 3
December 6 - Health Screening Grades 3 and 4
December 9 - Health Screening Grades 4 and 5
December 12 - Health Screening Grade 5
December 16 - Health Screening Grade 5
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