Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
October 12, 2022
MASS HEALTHY SMILES - OCTOBER 14
MASS Healthy Smiles are dental professionals that provide important preventive services to children and families that may not regularly see a dentist. Our services include screenings, cleanings, fluoride, sealants against cavities and referral to a local dentist if needed.
MASS Healthy Smiles will be at Jordan Jackson on 10/14/2022. Information and consent forms have been sent home with your child.
ANNUAL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY - OCTOBER 18
Jordan/Jackson will be participating in the Annual Safe Routes to School Day on Tuesday, October 18th (rain date will be October 20).
Students are encouraged to participate with a family member and walk, bike or roll to school from home, a neighbor's home, or join Jordan/Jackson Students and Administrators at one of two central locations to come to school as a group. School Administrators will be leading the way along with Resource Officers Wright and McCune and Bentley.
Plan to meet at 7:30 am at the following central meeting places:
1. The Municipal parking lot on North Main Street (next to Bluestone Bank).
2. The Public Safety Complex at the corner of East Street and Route 106.
Show Your Spirit! Showcase your iWalk day by posting photos and videos (be sure to tag us!) to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #MASRTS, #iwalked2022, & #irolled2022.
FALL FOOD DRIVE - OCTOBER 17 THROUGH OCTOBER 21
Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools will collect food during the week of October 17-21 for Our Daily Bread, Mansfield’s food pantry. Your contributions make a big difference for local families during the holiday season. MESA is providing a list of suggested items by grade that the pantry especially needs, but any non-perishable, unexpired food item is welcome. Donations can be sent in with your students; each classroom will have its own collection box.
Please note that the pantry has an ample supply of canned vegetables (except corn), canned fruit, and chicken noodle soup and does not need these items at this time. Please do not send candy.
Grades 3, 4, 5: Chef Boyardee canned pasta (beef ravioli, SpaghettiOs), canned corn, brand-name cereal (please no jumbo or double packs), full-size boxes of kid-friendly snacks, Hormel Dinty Moore microwavable meal kits, baking mixes (brownies, muffins, etc.)
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.
Community Service Awards - Youth Category
The Town of Mansfield Community Service Award is presented annually to citizens of Mansfield who exemplifies the spirit of public service by sharing their time, talent, and energy for the betterment of our community. Awardees will be presented with an honorary plaque and will have their names listed on a plaque at Mansfield Town Hall.
Please consider nominating a candidate for the Youth Category who possesses the qualifications above. To nominate someone for this award, please use the following link to complete the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2022. Click: Nomination Form
In the past, the following students have received this award:
2021: Ryan Morley
2020: Catherine Fitzgerald
2019: Caroline Kanevski
2018: Nicole Penney
McLEAN HOSPITAL WEBINARS FOR FAMILIES
October 12, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Blaise Aguirre, M.D.
Multitasking is considered a skill that many parents recognize as a capacity. The problem is that all evidence shows that the brain cannot efficiently multitask. In multitasking, rather than doing lots of things well, we end up doing lots of things not as well as we could have. Bouncing back and forth between tasks when caring for children can be distracting and stressful. Mindful parenting is another approach.
For more information and upcoming events, click the following link:
Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety
Below is a video of the workshop held last week regarding Supporting Children Experiencing Anxiety. This workshop provided some background information on childhood anxiety and discussed specific ways to support your anxious child.
Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember
October 14 - Healthy Smiles
October 17 - October 21 - MESA's Fall Food Drive
October 18 - Annual Safe Routes to School (rain date: October 20)
October 19 - Early Release Day at 11:40am
October 19 - Family Flu Clinic at High School
October 26 - Family Flu Clinic at High School
November 4 - Picture Retake Day
Click the following link for their latest newsletter: October 11, 2022 Newsletter