Welcome to MESA - The Parent Organization for Robinson and Jordan/Jackson


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Please add any children entering the school even if you already have other kids already in the elementary schools.  

MESA sends out emails and information targeted for grade specific events.  If you do not add the grade for your new kindergartener (or other student new to our schools), you may miss info on important events like our fall kindergarten social!  You do not need to make any selections or changes for existing students.  All you need to do is input your email/info and select "Incoming Kindergartener". This will be added to your profile.  Thanks!!!

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News and Events:  

MESA

JJ Field Day Volunteers Needed!!
Friday June 13th (Rain Date Mon June 16th)
jumping_schoolkids.jpgThis year's JJ field day is shaping up to be one of the best ever.  Our DJ is back and we have some great new activities that kids and our volunteers are sure to love!

Please volunteer HERE.  The classroom schedule (morning or afternoon) is available on the sign up. You must have a cori form on file with the school to participate.  Please print one here if needed and submit to JJ.

The JJ field day differs from Robinson's in that the kids are free to choose their activities and do not travel from station to station with their class.  This sense of freedom adds to the excitement of the day for the kids, but also requires us to have significant number of volunteers to keep the day organized and safe. The change in lunch schedules to accommodate the day also means that the classroom teachers are often required to take their lunch while the kids are on the field.   With 1000 students all enjoying the same field day (500+ per session) we generally require over 100 volunteers throughout the day.  Volunteers are assigned an activity station to monitor for the duration of their session.
 
Please sign up today.  This event is fun for both our kids and our volunteers and needs your participation to be a success!
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Robinson Field Days Are Coming!  Please Volunteer!!
The end of the year brings many favorite activities, and field day is definitely one of the most anticipated events for our kids.  Make sure all kids get to enjoy this great day outdoors by volunteering to help make it a success.

Individual volunteer sign up forms are available by grade this year. You can sign up for the scheduled date and rain date or just one (scheduled OR rain date) on each form as needed. More info is stated on the forms.  Please contact Stephanie at Robinson.field.day@gmail.com with any questions.

Kindergarten (6/17, rain date 6/19) Sign up HERE

First Grade (6/11, rain date 6/18) Sign up HERE

Second Grade (6/9, rain date 6/16) Sign up HERE
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New MESA Board Is Ready!
We are happy to announce that the MESA Board for the 2014/15 has been elected.  We look forward to working with you and on behalf of all our students next year!

Jenn Walsh - President
Gretchen Kalogeras - VP Robinson
Kateena Almeida - VP Robinson
Stephanie Moore -VP JJ
Stephanie Shanteler - VP JJ
Sue Kucharski - Ways and Means
Yuliya Khodos - Recording Secretary
Suzanne Peavey - Corresponding Secretary
Amy Long - Treasurer
Dianne Richards - Treasurer

It is exciting to welcome five new members to our board, but also a little sad for us to bid farewell to four fantastic women who brought so much energy, awesome ideas, and fun to MESA over the past few years.  Siobhan MacDonald, Amy Walker, Julianne McHardy and Kim Zajac we will miss you next year, but are grateful for your dedication and the good times we have shared.  Thank You!!
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Bring In Your Box Tops!
The end of year is approaching, we need your Box Tops!

Robinson families:  We will be collecting Box Tops for our last Traveling Trophy contest of this school year through June 13th.  Please have your Box Tops in to your child's class or the drop boxes at the entrances of the Robinson by June 13th. 
 
June 13th is also the deadline for collecting Box Tops for the End of Year Classroom contest.   Remember each student in the Robinson classroom that has collected the most Box Tops all year will receive a small end of year prize.    
 
JJ families:  We need your Box Tops too!  Please drop off your Box Tops at the drop boxes at the entrances of the Jordan Jackson by June 13th as well. 

A huge thank you to all our families who have clipped and submitted their box tops this year. You have helped our schools raise $6,261.70 this year!!!  That's right, all those box tops really add up.  Let's see if we can get that number even higher.  Please submit yours today!

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Last Day of School is the Perfect Day For Ice Cream!!



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Have a 6th Grade Student Next Year?
5th grade moms and dads - If you will have a child at QMS this fall, please sign up for the QMS PAC (Parent Advisory Council) email list. Just email the PAC at qms.pac@gmail.com with your name, email address(es) (moms and dads are both encouraged to sign up!), and the grade(s) of your children in QMS and the elementary schools as of September 2014.  
 
Information meeting for incoming 6th grade parents will be held on Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m. in the QMS Auditorium.

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MESA Spring Fling - Now That Was Fun!!!
What an amazing night of friendship, fun & fundraising for Mansfield Elementary Schools at CBS Scene! $11,000 was raised thanks to our 150+ participants, generous sponsors and an amazing committee led by Kasia Frenette and Tracey Grady! 
Additional committee members included Jenn Walsh, Suzanne Peavey, Susan Kucharski, Chelsey Baez, Tammy Loftus, Linda Aber, Pam Rieth and Siobhan McDonald. Thanks to Lou Posner for being a fun emcee for our live auction!! A sell out crowd enjoyed delicious appetizers, oohed & ahhed over the impressive raffle baskets, wildly popular mystery wine grab, exciting silent & live auctions...such a great night! MESA is grateful to all the local businesses who contributed auction items and the other services/products that made this night so successful.  Thank you and hope to see you again next year!
 
A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
 

   

  

                      

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Spring Food Drive Helps Students Give to Our Daily Bread
Many thanks to all our families for their generous contributions of food for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.  In total 1931.5 (1034.5 by JJ and 897 by Robinson) pounds of food were donated. 
At JJ, where contributions are measured by class, the following classes had the largest (heaviest) totals:
Mrs. DeAngelis -  5th grade with 145lbs. 
Mrs. Martes - 5th grade with 88lbs
Mrs. Gentili - 3rd grade class with 63lb
Mrs. Trefethen - 5th grade class with 57lbs
Mrs. Conroy - 4th grade with 54lbs.
 
We also extend a huge thank you to our event chair, Tammy Loftus and parent volunteers Tanya Conway and Cindy Duarte.  All 1.9k pounds were lifted sorted and transported by only four volunteers.  We are grateful to your help.  The food drive would not have been possible without you!
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Thanks for your support!!
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