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


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Pictures and Events

  • Jordan/Jackson Walk to School Day Jordan/Jackson's Walk to School Day was a huge hit on Thursday October 5th!  It was great to see so many students and families walking to school.  Thanks to ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 4:54 PM by MESA Secretary
  • Kindergarteners Welcomed! On Friday, September 15th MESA welcomed our newest students at our annual kindergarten social. Music, dancing and giggles were enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who came out to meet ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2017, 1:58 PM by MESA Secretary
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FEW NOTES...
 
*Thursday October 26th is Jordan/Jackson picture retake day!

*Wednesday October 25th is a district-wide early dismissal day.  Jordan/Jackson will be having a Sports spirit day or wear your J/J spirit day!  Robinson will be having a Super Hero spirit day!!

*Please consider donating food items to the annual food drive this week October 23rd - 27th.  Suggestions below!

*Halloween Bingo is Tuesday October 24th and Thursday October 26th 6:30-7:30 in the Robinson Cafeteria.  You MUST be signed up to attend. 


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Halloween Bingo
Tuesday October 24 and Thursday October 26

With apologies the sign up for both nights is full.  Please check back as sometimes spots open up closer to the event.  If your plans change and you cannot make the event, please update your sign-up to allow others to attend.  

Kids are welcome to come in costume (optional) and enjoy an evening of bingo fun and light snacks.  
We will be serving one Oreo and a cup of cider/water to every child, but if your child has special dietary needs, please consider bringing a snack from home.  

This is a free event, but please bring a shelf stable food contribution for the food pantry (no candy please).

RSVP is required and limited to a total number of 250 participants 
(adults and children) each night.  Sign up is required due to the limited space!!



Fall Food Drive to Benefit Mansfield's Food Pantry
Monday October 23rd - Friday October 27th  

We could still use some volunteers, especially driving from the Robinson to the Food pantry after school. 

Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools will collect food during the week of October 23rd - 27th for Our Daily Bread:  Friends Caring and Sharing (Mansfield's Food Pantry). Your contributions make a big difference at the busy start of the holiday season.  We are providing a list of suggested items which are not readily available to the pantry through any other sources.  Please do not feel restricted by the suggestions, as any non-perishable food item is welcome.  PLEASE NO CANDY!!  Collection boxes will be in each classroom and at each office. Please ensure that all donations are within date (not past "best buy" date/not expired).

Kindergarten: Pancake mix and syrup, pasta, mac and cheese, or canned protein items
Grade 1: Brand name cereals, kid friendly snacks (Goldfish, Cheez-It, granola bars, Nutri-Grain bars, cookies)
Grade 2:  Hearty soups (Progresso), jelly (plastic jars if possible), canned fruit
Grade 3, 4, 5: Canned pasta (Beef ravioli, SpaghettiOs), kid friendly snacks, juice, dessert mixes (cake, brownies, cookies, etc), coffee and tea, brand name cereals, hearty soups (Progresso)

We also require several parent volunteers for various shifts on Friday October 27th.  These volunteers sort the food, pack it up for transport to the pantry and help with transportation.  To sign up, please click HERE.   

If you have any questions, please contact  Stephanie Znoj at secretary@mesa4parents.org

A Message from Robinson Nurse's Office -- Volunteers Needed

Our school nurses will be conducting vision and hearing screening and are in need of volunteers.  The screenings will take place Tuesday 11/7Wednesday 11/8Thursday 11/9 and the morning of Monday 11/20.  
    
Volunteers are welcome to sign up for just part of the day or the whole day.  The nurses will provide training for any newcomers and can also do a refresher for anyone who feels they need one.  The nurses welcome help for full day, half day, one hour- whatever people can do! They generally get set up at 9:00 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m. with a break at mid-day.

To volunteer, please e- mail secretary@mesa4parents.org

Jordan/Jackson and Robinson Yearbook Photographers Needed!  

The Jordan/Jackson 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 at jjyearbook1@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.
Robinson Photographers needed: 
Kindergarten: Conley, Lynch
1st grade: Caplan, Cohen, Fitzgerald, Franklin, Sullivan
2nd grade: Gobeille 

Jordan/Jackson Photographers needed:
3rd Grade:  Chiappone, Ewick, Galvin, Reeder  
4th Grade:  Kirk
5th Grade:  Cote, Logan, O'Connell, Ouwinga

*There are quite a few rooms that could use back-up photographers as well.  

Thank you! - The Jordan/Jackson and Robinson Yearbook Committees

Pardo Photo Fall Family Portrait Days 2017
November 4, 5

Back by popular demand Nicki Pardo will be hosting outdoor Fall Family Portrait session on November 4 and 5.  

Click HERE to sign up for various times and outdoor locations!

Package Information -- $75 includes:
*10 minute session
*3 month MESA family proofing website
*$25 print credit
*MESA receives $25/session
**Please pay cash or check only**

You MUST bring THIS FLYER to the mini session for MESA to receive the $25 credit.


Coughlin Holiday Portrait Days 2017
Saturday November 18th 1:00-5:00 p.m. 

Back by popular demand Coughlin Photography will be hosting indoor Holiday Portrait mini sessions on Saturday November 18th 1:00-5:00 p.m. 

Click HERE to sign up for various times and outdoor locations!

Package Information -- $100 includes
*15 minute mini session
*Holiday pj and classic holiday backdrop
*6 Month MESA Online viewing gallery
*3 Digital images
*$25 per session goes directly to MESA

**Please pay cash or check only**

Fall Fundraiser Wrap-Up

Thank you for your participation in our first fundraiser of the year, Meadow Farms! As a result of your efforts, MESA earned about $8,400 to be used for our programming (unfortunately, that is only about half as much as we expected to make based on previous years)! This includes events, such as Halloween Bingo, One Book One Grade, Bookworms, Teacher Grants and so much more!

We would also like to thank those that made direct donations to our organization.  To date, our direct donations total nearly $900! As a reminder, MESA will  accept direct donations at any time (throughout the year or in lieu of contributing to a fundraiser).  Checks can be made payable to MESA and dropped off (or sent with your student) at the Robinson or Jordan/Jackson offices.  Alternatively, direct donations can be submitted through Paypal.  Please use the following link and click on the DONATE button: http://www.mesa4parents.org/support-our-schools.

Direct donations are tax-deductible within the limits allowed by law. For your records, the tax exempt ID is 043-273-013.

MESA funds, earned through fundraising and donations, are put directly back into the schools for various needs and MESA programming.  In 2016, MESA funded the installation of a new A/V system in the Jordan/Jackson school and purchased iPads for the Robinson!

Lastly, since all MESA events and fundraisers are made possible because of our volunteers, we would like to extend a big thank you to all of our volunteers and especially our fall fundraiser chair, Cassie Honda!