Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
April 7, 2022
MCAS BEGAN THIS WEEK - HERE'S SOME TEST TAKING TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD
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.
GRADE 5 STUDENTS - Parent/Guardian Orientation April 27
Where: Qualters Middle School
For more information, please see QMS Principal McGovern's letter:
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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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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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
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
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)
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.