Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

February 9, 2022

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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - JUNE 21, 2022

Due to school closure last Friday, the last day of school has been moved to Tuesday, June 21 2022. For your convenience, click the following link for our updated calendar:


2021-2022 School Calendar

FRIENDLY REMINDER.......

As we move through the month of February, we would like to remind our families to kindly refrain from sending food items into school in celebration of Valentine's Day.

A NOTE FROM OUR NURSES ABOUT STUDENT PHYSICAL EXAMS

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 3 Students,


Under Massachusetts General Law, Mansfield Public Schools requires documentation of physical exams in grades Pre K, K, 4, 7, 10 and each year for high school sports eligibility. All students entering Grade 4 in the fall (school, year 2022 - 2023) are required to provide the school with a copy of a recent physical exam.


We will accept any exam done after January 2022 (second half of 3rd grade and any exam taking place during the 4th grade year). Please send a copy to your school nurses’ office after the exam takes place.


If your child is due for a physical, please schedule this as soon as possible. If you need any information regarding the above requirements or would like information about health insurance, please call the Jordan/Jackson Health Office at (508) 261-7520.


Betsy Johnston, BSN, RN, NCSN

Stephanie Holland RN, BSN

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Register for the Forum at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7605458689717032464

Webinar ID

402-808-387


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

MCAS TEST DATES

MCAS testing dates this year at Jordan/Jackson will begin on April 5 and end on May 12. More information to follow.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Thursday, February 17 is the official Random Acts of Kindness day. In honor of this event, J/J has decided to recognize students for the entire month of February who are observed by a staff member or another student for a random act of kindness. Click on the following link to watch last year's Random Acts of Kindness video: Random Acts of Kindness Video


The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has provided a coloring page for students to color. If your student wishes to color and have it displayed at J/J, please have your child bring it into class. Click the following link: Random Act of Kindness Coloring Page

CLICK THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE JUST A FEW OF OUR RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS TREES

Electronic Device Reminder

As we have seen an increase in Smart Phones and Smart Watches in our school, we want to remind families and students of the language in our Student Handbook regarding electronic devices during the school day.


CELL PHONE, ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND VALUABLE ITEMS – #IJNDB The use of electronic communication devices are prohibited in the Mansfield Public Schools during the school day. If a student is using electronic communication devices during the school day, the equipment may be confiscated, secured in the main office and returned to the student or their parent/guardian. Electronic communication devices must be turned off and stored in student backpacks during the school day. Parents/guardians are asked to keep anything of value at home. These items can become a distraction in the classroom and may be lost or damaged. The Mansfield Public Schools will not be held financially responsible if a device or valuable item is lost or stolen.


We realize students have devices to be able to communicate with families for various reasons, particularly around dismissal plans. Please know that students are able to come to the office during the day to use the office phone, if needed.


This does not apply to students who need electronic devices for medical reasons.

ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY

MESA is now taking orders for Jordan/Jackson and Robinson yearbooks. The cost of each book is $25. For an additional $5 you can personalize the cover with your child's name. Orders are due by April 1.


5th grade students automatically receive a free yearbook from MESA, so no need to order. You still have the option to personalize your yearbook cover for $5.


How to Order:

Online at www.yearbookordercenter.com

J/J code is 24905

ROB code is 24906

*Credit card fees apply*


Or in school with cash or check made payable to MESA. Click on the appropriate link below:

Flyer for Grade 5

Flyer for Grades 3 and 4

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

February 19 - February 27, 2022: NO SCHOOL/Winter Break

March 9, 2022: Early Dismissal @ 11:10am

March 18 - March 20, 2022: J/J's Musical - "Big Bad Musical"

March 24 - March 25, 2022: Early Dismissal @ 11:10am for Teacher-Parent Conferences

April 5 - May 12, 2022: MCAS Test Dates

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

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

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MANSFIELD YOUTH BASEBALL

Registration for Spring 2022 season is now open. Click on the flyers below for more information:


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

CHROMEBOOK AND CHROMEBOOK CHARGERS

Please review the Chromebook Use Expectations section in our Student Handbook regarding fees for lost chromebooks and lost chargers. Fees need to be paid in the main office before replacements are provided. Link to the handbook:


Student Handbook/Chromebook Use Expectations, Pages 15-16

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