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  • 5th Graders Learn About Electromagnatism! On Monday, April 9th, our 5th Grade students learned about Electromagnetism with the Museum of Science.  During this presentation featuring high-tech museum equipment, students explored voltage, current, resistance, and ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:43 AM by MESA Secretary
  • 2nd Grade In-School Field Trip with Discovery Museum Did you know every year, MESA spends more than $15,000 on in-school field trips. We raise this money through our fall fundraiser, spring fling and other fundraisers throughout ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:42 PM by MESA Secretary
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FEW NOTES... 
*We hope our MESA families have a fun and enjoyable April vacation!!!

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Open MESA Board Positions

For the 2018/19 school year, we have three MESA positions open we need your help with!  We didn't have any inquiries last week and we need your help to make the 2018-19 year successful.  As an FYI most MESA board members work part-time or full time jobs.  

Jordan/Jackson VP -- works with administration to coordinate activities such as field day, Bookworms, Book Fairs, Math & Science Nights, Teacher Dinners and One Book One Grade for the Grade 3-5 students.  

Recording Secretary -- takes minutes at meetings, updates the website and Facebook as well as sends out the weekly and monthly newsletters.  Works alongside the corresponding secretary.  

Ways & Means -- oversees all fundraising efforts

Please contact info@mesa4parents.org if you would like information on any of the positions. 


BOX TOP NEWS   
 
Robinson families -- The March winner is Mr. Cohen!  His class will receive the traveling trophy and Box Tops pencils.  Reminder, get your box tops in by April 30th to see who will win the April Traveling Trophy Contest!  Please remember to put your teacher's name on the baggie or collection sheet.  Also if your Box Tops fill up the worksheet and you have more to give, please put them in an envelope or a baggie with the teacher's name. 

Jordan/Jackson families --Congratulations to the 5th GRADE for winning the Battle of the Box Tops during spring conferences.  The 5th Grade class collected 1626 Box Tops (or $162.60 ) to be the winning grade.  Together Jordan/Jackson students collected $333 for the Box Top program. Jordan/Jackson students can continue to bring in Box Tops and place them in boxes by the East and West doors throughout the year!  

Reminder -- as you clip box tops, please check expiration dates and clip around the rectangle!  These two suggestions save our coordinators tons of time!
 
Thanks and keep clipping!
Yvette Politis Cromack, Mary Dalton, Kristen Pierce and Erin Keenan

 2nd Grade In-School Field Trip with Discovery Museum

Did you know every year, MESA spends more than $15,000 on in-school field trips. We raise this money through our fall fundraiser, spring fling and other fundraisers throughout the year! This week our 2nd graders enjoyed a visit from the Discovery Museum! They had a fun time learning about Changes in Physical Matter! It was so cool to see steam from boiling water and ice cubes melt before their eyes! But the best part was being able to play with dry ice (in a safe way) and seeing how liquid nitrogen can freeze a banana to make it hard enough to hammer a nail or to freeze a flower so that it shatters with one small touch! The students had amazing questions and such wonderful guesses!


5th Graders Learn About Electromagnatism!

On Monday, April 9th, our 5th Grade students learned about Electromagnetism with the Museum of Science.  During this presentation featuring high-tech museum equipment, students explored voltage, current, resistance, and the interrelationship between magnetism and electricity. They got to see someone's hair stand on end, create a human extension cord by sending an electric current through several people, and shoot a metal ring to the ceiling of the school!  

Each year MESA spends about $15,000 to provide these in-school field trips to each grade! 



Get your Jordan/Jackson or Robinson Yearbooks! 
Orders are due by May 6th
  • Online orders are preferred.
  • Online orders and all check payments are $25. 
  • Please make checks payable to MESA. 
  • CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
  • Only a limited number of books will be ordered, get yours today!
**ALL 5TH GRADERS ARE GIFTED A YEARBOOK**
5th graders do not need to order online or offline, they will be automatically given a yearbook.

Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com using the browser of your choice. Do NOT add www to the address.

To Order a Jordan/Jackson yearbook, enter code 5099218, in the Yearbook ID code field.

To Order a Robinson yearbook, enter code 5099018, in the Yearbook ID code field. 


Important Info for Yearbook Photographers

Pictures are OVERDUE!  Please upload them ASAP!

Wanted to remind all yearbook photographers for both Jordan/Jackson and Robinson that we would like all pictures to be uploaded to Dropbox by this Friday April 13th.  If you are unable to use Dropbox, please place the photos on a disc or flash drive and leave in the Yearbook mailbox in the West Offices of either school.  

We have found that some photographers have not uploaded any pictures at all for the year and there are some classes that did not have a photographer.  We want to ensure that each class is represented in the yearbook.  

Please let us know ASAP if you are having any trouble taking pictures or uploading them - robinsonyearbook1@gmail.com or jjyearbook1@gmail.com

SUMMER ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY

Looking ahead to summer?

The Summer Achievement Academy is running once again this summer.  This program is designed to provide instruction to students who are struggling in the areas of math and reading.  The program is geared to students entering grades 1-6.  This program reinforces the skills and strategies that were presented in the current grade, which helps students, enter their new grade with added confidence in their skills in both reading and math.  During the Reading program we work on comprehension strategies and fluency.  This is so important to developing a strong confident reader.  In math we work on both computation and concepts.  Many of the math activities are based on games and hands on activities which develop independent thinkers which in turn will become great problem solvers.  The program also helps with the transition from Robinson to JJ with a familiarity with the building and staff.  This helps to minimize some of the anxiety as they head to their new school.

The goal is to keep teacher-to-student ratio small for focused instruction for the students.  We also include fun in this “summer program”. We do not want students to think of it as a summer school but more of a camp.

The program is running July 9- Aug 2. We run Monday through Thursday.
Looking forward to working with your students this summer.  Feel free to email Mrs. Coyne with any concerns or questions -- patricia.coyne@mansfieldschools.com