Category: Jackson Street School

October 20, 2017October 20, 2017
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JSS News 10.20.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE (SOMETIMES!) It’s finally feeling like fall – ish – so here’s a reminder about how we determine whether we stay inside for recess or go outside. If it’s raining, we stay inside – and we hang the “I” (for inside) banner on the front of the...

October 16, 2017October 13, 2017
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Jackson Street Seed Investigation

Click here to see a panoramic view of the students’ work. The Jackson Street second grade investigated how seeds become new plants.  One part of the process is the dispersal of the seed from the plant.  The teacher’s explanation is below. Follow the link above to see the students’ full work.  

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017
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JSS News 10.13.17

Click here for Gwen’s full letter. Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children’s Executive Functioning When children spend more time in structured activities, they get worse at working toward goals, making decisions, and regulating their behavior, according to a study. Click here for the full article.

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017
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4th Grade Investigates Puerto Rican History

From Mr. Strouse’s 4th grade class.  Find the full album of pictures here. Mr. Strouse’s 4th graders studied the history of Borinquén, or Puerto Rico, through the book “Parrots Over Puerto Rico.”  This illustrated timeline tells the history of the Puerto Rican parrots and people!

Jackson St. School Garden Provides Hands-On Education
October 12, 2017October 12, 2017
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Jackson St. School Garden Provides Hands-On Education

Diego Irizarry-Gerould, a garden educator with School Sprouts, talks to a fourth-grade class at Jackson Street School in Northampton about what they are going to do during their garden period on Thursday. GAZETTE STAFF/CAROL LOLLIS – Buy this Image NORTHAMPTON — On a sunny fall afternoon, the children at Jackson Street School go outside to weed plants...

New JSS Greenhouse Construction
October 9, 2017October 13, 2017
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New JSS Greenhouse Construction

Work has begun on the new Jackson Street Greenhouse!  Many volunteers showed up over at the kick off work party to help with tools, encouragement, and their awesome skills.  If you’d like to help please reach out to Mary Bates (mbates@northampton-k12.us) or Nick Ames (names@northampton-k12.us).  

October 9, 2017October 9, 2017
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JSS News 10.6.17

To access the full letter click here. The Power of Our Words We hope that you’ve had a chance to see the bulletin display in the front hallway – and perhaps have been able to read the legend explaining what’s behind it. If not, here it is: This display is a result of an NEF-funded...

October 9, 2017October 9, 2017
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JSS 5th Grade Prepare for Nature’s Classroom

The JSS 5th graders go to Nature’s Classroom next week. It is a 4-day, 3-night science and nature experience in Becket, MA. For many students this is the first time they are away overnight from their families- they are both excited and nervous. Ms. Agna is carrying on her tradition of reading them a “bedtime...

September 28, 2017September 28, 2017
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Help the JAX Greenhouse

Hi Families, On Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st from 9am-4pm, we will be erecting our school greenhouse. We need volunteers to help with this momentous project! We are looking for anyone who can provide their time, experience and patience to help us in this endeavor.  Below is a list of tools we will...

September 25, 2017October 2, 2017
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JSS News 9.22.17

JSS News FROM MS. AGNA PLEASE NOTE – we’ve changed the date of the 4th grade Family Dinner to Wed. Nov. 1 And PLEASE NOTE THE MISTAKE IN THE “MARK YOUR CALENDAR” section: The EVENING Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Tuesday, Oct. 24 & Thursday, Oct. 26 (not Oct. 25 as was mistakenly listed in the...

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