Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

April 7, 2022

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BULLYING OR PEER CONFLICT

JORDAN/JACKSON SPECIAL EDITION MARCH 25, 2022 NEWSLETTER

MCAS BEGAN THIS WEEK - HERE'S SOME TEST TAKING TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD

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To Reduce Test Anxiety

Parents and families can do several things to create a positive test-taking experience and help students prepare for tests. “Test anxiety” is worrying too much about doing well on a test. It can keep students from doing their best. Some ways to help reduce anxiety are:


● Talk about the test in a positive way.

● Encourage best effort.

● Encourage your child to focus on his or her strengths, such as a good memory or strong analytical skills.

● Assure your child that the test is only one measure of academic performance.

● Assure your child that their teacher has provided them with excellent strategies to help them have a successful test experience. Remind your child to be confident and use these strategies.

● Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and has a good breakfast.


Remember—you are very important to your child’s success in school and in life. Your interest and support let your child know you believe in them and that you value education. We hope these suggestions help you help your child have a positive testing experience.

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GRADE 5 STUDENTS - Parent/Guardian Orientation April 27

When: April 27 at 7:00pm

Where: Qualters Middle School


For more information, please see QMS Principal McGovern's letter:

5th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation

Mrs. Norige's 4th grade class: ENGINEERING, EXPLORATION, AND ELECTRONICS, OH MY! We had fun creating with Snap Circuits in the Science Lab after learning about circuits.

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DISTRICT WIDE ART SHOW - MAY 12

The district-wide art show is coming Thursday, May 12 to the high school. More information coming soon!

VISION/HEARING SCREENINGS

As a reminder, Vision Screenings for all students and Hearing Screenings for 3rd graders are continuing to take place at Jordan/Jackson by the school nurses. Please contact the school nurses if you have any questions or concerns.

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

April 5 - May 12, 2022: MCAS Test Dates

April 16 - April 24, 2022: Spring Break

April 27 - QMS Parent/Guardian Orientation for Grade 5 Students

May 12 - District Wide Art Show at MHS

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

June 20 - NO SCHOOL/HOLIDAY

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

Mrs. Conroy's 4th Grade Class recently finished a book club. The students are making iMovie trailers as a culminating activity and are learning to use green screen technology.

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BENTLEY BREAKFAST

This is the second year Bentley, Officer Wright and Officer McCune have come to visit with us for breakfast and shared with us some of the things Bentley does every day for students in Mansfield. Students also had an opportunity to estimate the number of dog biscuits in a container; we had 3 winners:


Liam Mikasa, Mrs. Gentili 3rd Grade

Samik Bansal, Mrs. Parent 4th Grade

Jake Ings, Mrs. Ouwinga 5th Grade

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Did you know that 43% of children in Massachusetts live in a household struggling to afford their usual household expenses right now?


Mansfield Ambassador Andrew Fleischmann to Project 351 is running a clothing drive in partnership with Cradles to Crayons this April! There will be collection bins at the Jordan/Jackson West and East entrances/offices (and Robinson School, as well as the entrance of the Mansfield Public Library). Donate your gently used clothing, sizes Newborn to Adult Small, from April 4 - 8! Clothing must be in relatively good condition (no rips, stains, or excessive dirt), must not contain any sports teams references (besides New England sports teams), and cannot contain any holiday or family references. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram too! @project351_mansfield


REMEMBER: You can donate clothing from April 4th to April 8th, 2022! Let's see how much we can donate, J/J Families!!

Ms. Ulrich and Ms. O'Connell's 5th Grade Class Projects

Math project to design a robot out of rectangular prisms and calculated the total volume of their robot

Biographies of Famous Historical People

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MESA NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 1: Deadline to order a Yearbook

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

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


Click: MESA's April 4, 2022 Newsletter

15th ANNUAL GREAT MANSFIELD CLEANUP - APRIL 30

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 30 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 at Town Hall.


Join with your classmates, friends, family, and neighbors and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating.


The deadline for registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is April 15. The first 500 people to register will receive free tee shirts. Volunteers can sign up at www.keepmansfieldbeautiful.com.

MANSFIELD YOUTH FOOTBALL

Registration for youth football and cheer is now open. Click on the link below for more information:

Mansfield Youth Football and Cheer

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

SMARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE

Started in 1986, the SMARTS Summer Institute offers students grades K-8 an opportunity to focus intensively on the arts, working under the guidance of working artists and art educators. The SMARTS experience is about the creative process, imagination and dynamic opportunities to discover your own vision and voice. If you would like to register for this summer's institute, please click on the information below:


Summer Institute July 5 - July 29 Flyer

Registration Link

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