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This website connects our families, our many partners, and our supporters - yes, our whole community! Thank you for working with us. We get better because you care and help. Let's keep growing together. Andy Tuite, Principal
 ▶   Reminders to our community:
 Free tutoring for your child is available. Learn more here.
 Boston 2030 is having a week of public discussions about medium-to-long-term city planning on a variety of issues.  On Saturday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00 there will be a discussion at the Brighton Music Hall about development in north Brighton. Info on these and other discussions on other topics at other times/places is here:
 
http://imagine.boston.gov/blog/join-us-for-imagine-boston-2030-week/

▶ Boston College's art museum has recently relocated to 2101 Comm Ave, which is on the Brighton campus, basically across the field and through the trees from the Edison school playground.  They have programs for elementary age children the second Saturday of every month; the next will be Saturday, December 10. Admission is free. Some programs require preregistration. Info on the museum is here: www.bc.edu/artmuseum
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The Jackson | Mann School received national recognition for its Extended Day Program and school improvement!
 [Go here, scroll down, read the news]
    Planning ahead...December 2016 
▶ December's breakfast and lunch menus posted.
An important message from Superintendent Chang:
  • Recently we hosted the first-ever BuildBPS Open House, an exhibition of the current state of our school infrastructure and how it limits the educational experiences of our children. Please share your thoughts on how you imagine our future school buildings and programs.
  • We need your help. We want to know your hopes and expectations for improvements in the future. Your input will help inform our analysis of our school facilities, and by filling out our community engagement survey you will be entered into a drawing for a Nook electronic reader. Please encourage your faculty, parents, and students to participate. The survey is available in multiple languages.
  • For more information and to complete the survey, please visit bostonpublicschools.org/buildbps or read one of our latest blog posts featuring Chief of Staff Makeeba McCreary at bostonpublicschools.org/bpsthisweek

  Learning Never Ends   at the Jackson | Mann 

Our staff invite you to visit all the pages in this website to read about and to watch the learning of our talented students.
With your help, we grow learners every day!
⨠ Lots of wonderful and worthwhile events at the Harvard Ed Portal. Please check out this link for all sorts of events and happenings!



 Our school's Instructional Focus  
On Wednesday October 19th, the Instructional Leadership Team revised our Instructional Focus, the new wording is:

Teachers will engage students in writing tasks of varying Depth Of Knowledge levels across all content areas.

While the wording has changed some, we will continue to focus on writing and much of our professional development and team planning around improving writing instruction and student writing products. As you can see by last year's instructional focus (at left), student writing involves a wide range of tasks from lengthy research work to shorter, daily tasks like responses in student notebooks. We welcome your feedback on the instructional focus and please ask your child(ren) to share their written work with you. Andy Tuite, Principal

 The Grade Six Team enjoyed a fabulous 
field trip at Blue Hills recently!

Middle School Cross Country Meet
Here is a photo of the Jackson Mann team! 
track team - October 2016

     You and your children make a difference at the J | M! 
 ❏ Watch our brief slide show about the opening of school. (click here)
 City Councilor Tito Jackson visited school recently as part of the Big Cheese Reads program. Councilor Jackson engaged our eighth grade students in a spirited discussion about the city budget and the rights and responsibilities needed to ensure success for all citizens of Boston.
  
   Our Parent Council works with our school community
Please keep your eyes on this Community Website for the work,
opportunities, and events of our Parent Council. 
Thank you.
    • Chanel Bryant-Alexander, Co-Chair | Andy Tuite, Principal, Co-Chair
    • Elba Mireya Vasquez-Tenjo, Co-ChairIlyitch N. Tabora, Secretary
    • Keith Maddox, Treasurer
        ⨠ Please send an email with your suggestions and ideas to: 
  Co-Chair Chanel Bryant-Alexander ⇒ JMSParentCouncil@gmail.com
 ⨠ Learn more about your Council's on-going support of our school (here)

 Students and Staff honor all learners at a TIGER assembly
  TIGER values 2
Our school embraces all learners. We all live by our TIGER values. Join us. Learn more about our program to create a school community
where everyone belongs and is respected. (Learn more about our TIGER program-here)




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