Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

May 29, 2020

Contacting J/J During the School Interruption

During this extended school closure, please be assured the administrators can be reached by phone or email. If you call, please leave a voicemail; office staff are regularly checking our voicemails and emails whether working from school or working remotely.
Jordan/Jackson Remote Learning Site

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Principal's Message - Placement Input From Families

Dear Families,


Robinson and Jordan/Jackson teachers and administrators will undergo the comprehensive placement process for the next school year. We realize that there are still many questions regarding what next school year will look like for all of us. However, we will be moving forward with this process at this time and we recognize that families have an important role in helping us understand their student’s needs.


As we work to streamline the process, we are utilizing the benefits of Google Forms to collect your input. We ask families to consider the following option if you would like to share your thoughts regarding your child’s learning experience for the upcoming school year:


  1. Request a link to the Family Placement Letter Form by emailing robinsonplacement@mansfieldschools.com (Grades 1 and 2) or jjplacement@mansfieldschools.com (Grades 3, 4 & 5).

  2. Once we receive your email request we will send a link to the Form to you.

  3. Within the Form, you will be asked to respond to a few brief questions and have the opportunity to submit a detailed response, outlining your considerations.


If you are unable to complete the electronic placement letter form or would prefer to send a letter, please email your letter to robinsonplacement@mansfieldschools.com or jjplacement@mansfieldschools.com. You may also mail the letter to the appropriate school.


We kindly ask that all requests for an electronic placement letter form be submitted by Friday, June 5th. We would like to receive all electronic placement forms or letters by Monday, June 15th.


We would like to clarify that for equity reasons, we will not be able to honor specific requests for placement with a particular teacher and/or students. Therefore, we request that you communicate what you feel is most important for us to know about your student’s specific learning needs as we move forward with this process.


The placement process includes the following:


  • Service providers and classroom teachers are aligned based on the proposed education schedule.

  • Teachers and Administrators review performance data and specific student information.

  • Teams will develop a list of tentative classroom assignments. Information from families will be considered at this point.

  • Early August: Final review of placements.

  • Mid-August: Families will receive placement assignments.


When developing classes, we consider many factors with input from teachers and families including: academic strengths and needs, social-emotional needs, and learning styles. We strive to create environments that will support a variety of learners.


Please note that this detailed process strikes a balance in our schools among classroom teachers and various service providers that are essential to meeting our goal of providing targeted instruction to every student. For these reasons, we may be unable to change student placements after they are communicated to families in August.


Sincerely,


Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Administration

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR NURSES..........

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Growth and Development for 4th and 5th Grade Students

Under "normal" circumstances, our fourth- and fifth-grade students would have viewed a film and participated this month in lessons on growth and development taught by our physical education and health teachers. This curriculum will be covered for each of these grades in the 2020-2021 school year as follows:


The human development unit for the current 5th grade class will be presented at the Qualters Middle School as part of their 6th grade health course.


The human development unit for the current 4th grade students will be presented at Jordan/Jackson as part of their 5th grade health course.

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2019-2020 Yearbooks Available Until June 12

Yearbooks for the Jordan/Jackson and Robinson 2019-2020 school year are available to order. Get yours today, before it's too late! Last day to order is Friday, June 12th.


Use the link below to place your order. Type in the school name you are shopping for, click "shop the store", select yearbook and fill in your information.


All yearbooks are $15 and will ship direct to your home, free of any shipping charges, as MESA has covered that cost!


5TH GRADE FAMILIES!!! You will receive a complementary yearbook from MESA. Please DO NOT place an order for your 5th grader. Refunds will not be available.


THANK YOU TO MESA FOR ALL YOUR WORK AND SUPPORT; IT'S WARMLY APPRECIATED!


Click HERE to order your 2019-2020 yearbook!

RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Through virtual magic, the fifth grade cast of James and the Giant Peach can share the opening of their performances with all of you. Click the button to see these amazing students!

SHOUTOUTS ARE BACK!

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IN OUR READING CORNER

STUDENT BOOKTALKS!

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Ms. McCarthy's Weekly Booktalk

Would your kids be interested in doing a booktalk? Videos should be a maximum of 90 seconds in length, preferably in mp4 format. Please send them to JJNews@mansfieldschools.com with your child's name and teacher. If you would like us to share them in our newsletter, please include a note confirming we have permission to share in our newsletter. You might just be selected to be in Jordan/Jackson's weekly news!

Last Week's Estimation Station Winners

The estimation station had 377 students ( Grade 3 - 84 students, Grade 4 - 191, Grade 5 - 102) guess the number of paper clips left in the box and we had 7 winners! Answer: 76 paper clips


Every week, your child can look for it on the remote learning site in their weekly learning plans. Estimates will be accepted until 3PM on Fridays; winners will be announced the following week.

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A Note from C.H.A.M P.S.


In order to give families time to prepare for childcare for the upcoming school year, we would like to let you know the C.H.A.M.P.S. program for the 2020-2021 school year is full. After registering current families and their siblings, we had limited openings available. We currently have a waiting list; however, with turnovers being very rare, we will not be accepting any more names for our waiting list at this time.

~ Shawna Leary, Director"

Get Up and Move with BOKS' Weekly Bursts

BOKS is a physical activity program designed to get kids active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.


https://www.bokskids.org/boks-at-home/

www.facebook.com/boks

THIS WEEK'S BOKS' BURST

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Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

If you would like to refer back to previous COVID-19 remote learning newsletters, please see the links below.


May 22, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 1, 2020

April 30, 2020 Poem In Your Pocket

April 24, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 10, 2020


You can also access these newsletters through our website. Click on these links:


J/J Website

J/J COVID-19 Website

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Mansfield Public Schools

MPS' latest updates, information and news about the District’s schools, students, faculty, events and accomplishments. Link: Mansfield Public Schools News Blog