Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

May 15, 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.
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Jordan/Jackson Remote Learning Site

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR REMOTE LEARNING SITE

Principal's Message

Dear Families,


I hope you are all well. As with everything in life, we continue to move forward in the here and now, while preparing for the next transition. This week and moving forward, the remote learning plans have and will focus on a blend of new material and previously learned concepts, in order to address the Prerequisite Standards. As the plans evolve to meet those grade-level requirements, we are mindful of what remote learning means to families at home. Just prior to the updated guidance, the majority of families who responded to the Remote Learning Survey felt the workload was “just right” or “too much”. As we have been introducing new learning we are trying to strike the right balance between expectations and workload management.


If the workload is a concern for your family, please make your student’s teacher(s) aware of your challenges. As a staff, we are in routine communication, focused on how to best support families and students and guide them to ensure the learning is manageable. Student and family overall well-being is most important.


We will be providing communication regarding more routine, annual transitions, such as second to third-grade and the overall placement process for the 2020-2021 School Year. We are working through that planning and making necessary revisions to some procedures.


Mr. McGovern has asked us to add a letter to this newsletter regarding transition for our Fifth-Grade Students (see below).


Speaking of Fifth-Grade Students - we are “workshopping” some ideas of how we can have some fun with them to celebrate their transition. Just like all planning, we have to remain flexible. Stay tuned!


Take care and stay healthy.


John Nieratko

John.Nieratko@mansfieldschools.com

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"

MAY 27, 2020 - 5th GRADE TRANSITION LETTER

PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO VIEW PRINCIPAL McGOVERN'S LETTER REGARDING ORIENTATION FOR FAMILIES OF CURRENT FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS

HOW ARE OUR FRIENDS KEEPING BUSY?

Mrs. Franklin's Class

SHOUTOUT TO MRS. FRANKLIN'S CLASS FOR COMPLETING 100,000 QUESTIONS ON IXL!! CLICK THE BUTTON TO ACCESS MRS. FRANKLIN'S SLIDESHOW

IN OUR READING CORNER

Mrs. McCarthy's Weekly Booktalk

Now it's your turn! 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 323 students guess the number of apples in the bowl and we had 45 winners! Answer: 15 apples


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.

Oh Baby, Look How Big They're Getting!

Check out how big the babies are getting and how they're beginning to explore their surroundings!


Polar Bear Cubs in the Netherlands Live Webcam (Cubs almost 6 months old)

Eagle Live Webcam in Decorah, Iowa (Eaglets are about 5 weeks old)

Great Horned Owls in Charlo. Montana Live Webcam

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

CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO VIEW THE VIDEO

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 8, 2020

May 1, 2020

April 30, 2020 Poem In Your Pocket

April 24, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 30, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 23, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 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