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December 13, 2017December 13, 2017
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Jackson Street Giving Tree

The Giving Tree The Giving Tree is an annual JSS tradition in December and January. We decorate a branch and surrounds with donated hats, mittens, gloves and scarves and donations of canned/boxed food goods are placed under the tree.   All donations are brought to The Northampton Survival Center.

December 13, 2017December 13, 2017
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Jackson Street School Report Card 2017

The full Right to Know Cover Letter can be accessed here and can be read below. The full Jackson Street School Report Card Overview can be accessed here and can be read below.   Right to Know Cover Letter Dear Parent or Guardian: We are pleased to enclose the 2017 Massachusetts Report Card Overview – our school’s...

December 11, 2017December 11, 2017
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JSS News 12.8.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. WHAT HAVE STUDENTS BEEN DOING IN PE CLASS? GRADES K-2 students are often exploring the same thematic areas. These include actual physical skill areas, called “skill themes,” and all of the ideas and expressive/creative opportunities connected to those ideas, called “movement concepts.” We recently concluded what we call THE...

December 4, 2017December 11, 2017
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JSS News 12.1.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. HOLIDAY GIVING/RECEIVING/GIVING TREE The Giving Tree is up! Please send/bring in hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and canned/boxed goods for under the tree! The PTO Emergency Fund needs donations – please consider giving to this with a check to the JSS PTO – in the memo line: “Emergency Fund”. This...

November 27, 2017November 28, 2017
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Jackson Street Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga

New Yoga Video for Jackson Street Jackson Street Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Instructor Rebeca Allessi has a new resource for students, teachers, and families on her website.  The current video demonstrates a few key yoga positions to help center the mind and body.  Ms. Allessi will continue to update her page and add more resources...

November 17, 2017November 17, 2017
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JSS News 11.17.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. What We’re Thankful For  Here is a small sample of what students at Jackson Street are thankful for. Ms. Carlton’s 1st grade classroom 102 We are thankful for: My teacher, family and friends Being artistic The slide at JSS Ice-skating and hockey The whole world My school The earth...

November 9, 2017November 9, 2017
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JSS News 11.9.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. GRATITUDE Tis the season – for giving and for giving thanks. Special ways we at JSS show our gratitude are: • Our “I AM THANKFUL FOR” annual newsletter – to be published on Friday, November 17 (no newsletter on Nov. 22). Students and staff contribute to the list of...

November 3, 2017November 3, 2017
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JSS News 11.3.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. Mindfulness at JSS There are many ways and places that we practice mindfulness at JSS. I lead the school, on the intercom, on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8:50 (ish) AM in a Mindful Meditation. Students, of course, have a choice whether to do this or not – the...

November 2, 2017November 2, 2017
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JSS News 10.27.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter.  THANK YOU, JSS GARDENERS! We had an energetic and amazing crew of parents, children and teachers last week at our fall Harvest Festival and Garden Work Day! About 35 people worked together to get our school garden ready for the winter. We weeded and raked; spread wood chips on...

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