Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

September 19, 2022

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Please Enter Through the Visitor Entrance on Curriculum Night

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SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU

CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR THIS MONTH'S STUDENT LUNCH MENU

PICTURE DAY IS COMING - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Picture day is coming! Pictures can be ordered before picture day on Lifetouch's website. Here's the link: Jordan/Jackson Picture Day


Use Jordan/Jackson's Picture Day ID: EVTVKMNFC


Picture day makeup date: November 4

4TH AND 5TH GRADE CHORUS

It is that time of year again for the 4th and 5th grade chorus to begin. Last week, permission slips went home. If your student is interested in participating in chorus, please fill out the permission ASAP. Chorus will begin this week on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for 2nd and 3rd lunch and Thursday, Sept. 22 for 1st lunch.


Here is the link to the information/permission slip just in case you still need it.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RYzXqSCloL4PyFZsqzEi8nEao4BBww-BnhkA_iomyNw/edit?usp=sharing


If you have any questions please feel free to email Mrs. Holster or Miss Steinbach

FIRST DAY PACKET FORMS AND PERMISSION/HANDBOOK GOOGLE FORM

Please complete and return as soon as possible the forms included in the packet your student arrived home with on the first day of school as well as the link sent out this morning for this year's Permission/Handbook signature Google form. Please complete all forms and return to school no later than September 23.


Link: Permission/Handbook Signature Google Form

Link: Jordan/Jackson and Robinson Student Handbook

TRANSITIONING YOUR CHILD BACK TO SCHOOL

In last week's newsletter, we included links to the following which many people found helpful. If you missed them, we've included them again for your convenience:


Fun First Week of School Traditions

Helpful Ways to Talk to Your Children About School

The Importance of Sleep

Promoting Healthy Media Use Habits

5 Ways to Help Your Children Have a Better Year

COME JOIN US FOR MESA's FIRST HORNET HARVEST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

MESA IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS FRIDAY'S HORNET HARVEST

MANSFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (MESA) is the parent organization for Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools. Please take a moment to read their newsletter to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved with MESA! Here is a link to their newsletter:


To volunteer for the Hornet Harvest: Volunteer Sign-Up


MESA's September 14, 2022 Newsletter

MCLEAN HOSPITAL LAUNCHES THEIR "LEADERS IN YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH" WEBINAR SERIES FOR FAMILIES

Our first annual School Consultation Service “Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series” has launched. As noted as part of our partnership, we are offering four free parent webinars for the parents in your school district.


All information for the parent webinars, including dates/times, Zoom links, presenter information and learning objectives can be found here on this website: https://healthcare.partners.org/streaming/Live/McLean/McLean_SCS.html


Important information:

1. All parents of school aged children K-12 are invited to attend. Please note that the webinars are restricted to SCS partnerships only and should not be distributed outside your district.

2. Webinars will be hosted live on their scheduled date and time with closed captioning. If you are unable to watch it live, they will be recorded and available “On Demand” shortly afterwards. The On Demand videos will be found on the same website link above.

3. No pre-registration is required for the webinars.


First webinar:

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Our first parent webinar took place Sunday, September 18th. The topic was Understanding Self-Harm for Parents” presented by Michael Hollander, Ph.D. Description and Zoom link can be found on the website above.


Next webinar: October 5, 2022

Taming the Perfectionistic Drive
Nathaniel Van Kirk, Ph.D.

Description:
1. Learn about the different forms perfectionism may take and how to differentiate between adaptive/functional perfectionism and mal-adaptive perfectionism.
2. Recognize signs of maladaptive perfectionism and it's impact.
3. Learn strategies for combating maladaptive perfectionism and supporting high school students struggling with perfectionism.

A Note from One of Our Student Teachers.......

Hello! My name is Colleen McAuliffe and I am a Music Education student from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. At UMass I played the clarinet in the Wind Ensemble and sang in the University Choir. This fall I will be working with Mrs.Holster’s music classes. I am so excited to spend this month and a half with your students teaching them and learning with them!


-Miss.Colleen McAuliffe

THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING? FILL OUT A 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

IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE........

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

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A FEW REMINDERS.............

School Hours at Jordan/Jackson

Breakfast/Student Supervision: 8:05am
Regular School Day: 8:15 am - 2:25 pm
Early Dismissal: 11:40 am (New release time effective September 6, 2022)

Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome Window/Visitors Entrance

Please note that you will need to utilize this entrance whenever you need to:


  • drop off your child, if they are late
  • pick up your child, if they are dismissed early
  • drop off any item your child may have left behind at home
  • attend a meeting
  • visit the school for any other reason


If you are familiar with the Jordan/Jackson Building, the entrance is located right at the front of the building and in between our East and West doors. Please see photos below.

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AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

We would like to make you aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a U.S. government program that will save you up to $30 a month on your home Internet. For many households, this benefit can make your internet access free. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.


For more info, please visit: https://acpbenefit.org.

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