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  • Kindergarteners Welcomed! On Thursday, September 15th MESA welcomed our newest students at our annual kindergarten social. Music, dancing, bubbles and giggles were enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who came out to ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 10:05 AM by MESA Secretary
  • MESA General Meeting Thank you for all of those parents who came to our MESA General Meeting this past Thursday!  We were so overwhelmed and thrilled by how many joined us, both familiar ...
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FEW NOTES...

*Fall fundraiser continues this week with Charleston Wrap -- shop, shop, shop! 

*Robinson curriculum night is on Thursday September 29th.  

*Yearbook photographers and volunteers are needed -- see below on how you can help!  

*Stay tuned - 5th Grade One Book One Grade -- starting the week of October 3rd our 5th graders will be reading Pax.

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Fall Fundraiser -- Charleston Wrap! 
 
Charleston Wrap continues this week! 
 
Due to overwhelming positive feedback we are continuing with Charleston Wrap as our vendor for our Fall Fundraiser.  Look for the catalogs coming home in your students backpack around September 19th.  Please get your orders in by October 10th!!! 


 
Last week, we kicked off our major Wrap/Gift Fundraiser with our fabulous Charleston Wrap collection.  Please look for these forms/catalogs in your child's back pack and shop, shop, shop!  MESA's operating budget is over $50,000 for the 2015/16 school year. A student body our size means that even spending $25-30 per student per year adds up fast.  In-class visits from local museums, field days, one book one grade, technology and classroom supplements all rely on our raising these funds and we need your help.  While we try to add additional popular fundraising tools to help reach our goals, we are still looking to have a GREAT response to this fundraiser to support our kids and our schools.  

Please consider this as you choose your purchases and share the catalog info (available online by clicking HERE, to share with family and friends).  

Really don't need wrap, chocolate or fun gadgets?  We enthusiastically welcome direct tax-deductible donations to MESA!  You can find our donation button on the left side bar of this newsletter or HERE.


J/J Lunch Arts & Crafts Volunteers Needed  

Last year at the J/J during lunch, Mrs. McCracken started a program where the students can do arts and crafts during recess.  She is looking for some parent volunteers for this program.  The program runs every day, rain or shine from 10:45-1:15.  You could come in once a month, once a week or every day.  You could come in for an hour or stay the duration.  Your volunteerism is quite flexible and she is thrilled to have volunteers for any amount of time!  The arts and crafts will be provided.  

Stop by the East Office at J/J any day you have time to volunteer or please contact her at sarah.mccracken@mansfieldschools.com for any questions or if you want to schedule a time to come in.  


J/J and Robinson Yearbook Photographers Needed! 

The J/J and Robinson Yearbook committees are looking for photographers to help capture those special elementary school memories that last a lifetime. We need one primary and one back-up photographer for each class to take pictures throughout the year of the activities and special events your child enjoys. In addition, we are also looking for a general back-up photographer. No experience necessary to be a classroom photographer. All you need is your own camera to take photos.  

Please contact the J/J Yearbook Committee atjjyearbook1@gmail.com or the Robinson Yearbook Committee at  Robinsonyearbook1@gmail.com and include:
  • Your name
  • Your child's name
  • Child's classroom
  • Your preference as to lead or back-up photographer
The J/J Yearbook Committee will be hosting an informational meeting for prospective photographers.  Please join us on Thursday, October 6th at 9:30 a.m. in the J/J East Cafeteria to find out more. 

**Children are always welcome**

Thank you! - The J/J and Robinson Yearbook Committees


Take Out Tuesdays 

Thank you to all those who attended our first Take Out Tuesday of the year at Bertucci's -- MESA earned $288.20! 

Stay tuned for October's Take Out Tuesday which will be at Cold Stone Creamery! 


iCARE Reading Volunteers Needed

The iCARE Disability Awareness program is looking for volunteers who can 
read books about special needs to all the classrooms at Roland Green, Robinson and J/J to help teach our typically developing kids about their special-needs peers. If you are interested in volunteering, it can be very
rewarding and takes as little as half an hour of your time. 

Please contact  
Kim Piro at  kimpiro20@gmail.com or at 508-339-1409

Readings start in late 
October and go through January at all three schools. 

Jordan/Jackson Elementary School Presents:
International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5  
Jordan/Jackson and The Hockomock Area YMCA encourage you to join thousands of other families around the world and walk to school on October 5!

Students are encouraged to walk with a parent from home, a neighbor's home, or join J/J and YMCA staff at a central location and walk to school as a group.

There will be two meeting places this year:

1.  The Municipal Parking Lot on North Main Street (next to Mansfield Bank).
 
2.  The grassy area on the corner of East Street and Route 106, across from the DPW.
 
Meet at either location at 7:30 am and begin the walk to school at 7:45.  Parents, guardians, and families are encouraged to join!  

The rain date for this event is Thursday, October 6.


SEPAC Information

The Mansfield Special Education PAC (SEPAC) will hold its first meeting of the school year on 
October 3rd at 6:30pm in the Jordan/Jackson Multipurpose Room. Meet our SEPAC Board, members of the SPED Administration and other parents while you learn about upcoming SEPAC speakers, workshops and initiatives. For more information on SEPAC, "like" our FACEBOOK  page or email mansfieldsepac@gmail.com.