Dear Boston Public Schools Community,
We want all of our families and staff to know that we will continue to stand up for all of our students and families, regardless of their immigration status. We will welcome and teach every single student who enters our classrooms. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values as a school system and as a city. We are a “Culture of We,” and we are one BPS family.
We will work with families to help students remain focused on learning, both academically and emotionally, especially during these uncertain times. As Mayor Martin J. Walsh said yesterday, we will not retreat one inch from welcoming diverse, global communities into Boston because they make us stronger.
The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement is organizing “Know Your Rights” workshops for students and families. If you have any questions about resources for immigrant families, please call the Mayor’s 24-hour constituent services call center for non-emergencies at 311.
Thank you for your trust in us. We will continue to provide safe environments for learning, and we will do everything in Boston to protect our families. As educators, it is our responsibility to work for all of our students in Boston.
Respectfully, Tommy Chang, Ed.D., Superintendent
▶ Reminders and Updates for our community:
▶ Free tutoring for your child is available. Learn more here.
▶ Information from our School Site Council - January 2017
SSC met to review and vote on funding for next year.
Council's meeting report is here. To learn more about the Council's work go to its web page. Our Council needs your help and ideas.
▶ The Jackson Mann was recently featured in the Boston Partners in Education blog. Please see this important story here.
▶ The Jackson | Mann School received national recognition for its Extended Day Program and on-going school improvement!
[Go here, scroll down, read the news]
| ▶ Planning ahead...February 2017 |
▶ February menus are posted: Breakfast | Lunch
▶ NAEP testing for Grade 8 on March 3.
▶ Spring Recess - February 20 - 24 - No school - ( J | M calendar )
▶ Class picture day - Wednesday, March 1
▶ Check out an Art Activity to participate in during February Vacation: (here)
- activities for children!
❆ Everyone belongs at the Jackson | Mann. We welcome and value our students, our families, and our community. We learn and build together every day. Watch.
▶ It's cold many days. Winter has arrived. Coats, hats, shoes, and gloves make a difference in this cold. We can help with having warm clothing. Let Mr. Tuite know.
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! The Harvard Ed Portal offers many events for children and families throughout the year. Find events here.
Coming soon...February 28, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
➠ Growing Up In A Media World...special presentation ⬇
⨠ Boston College's art museum has recently relocated to 2101 Comm Ave., which is on the school's Brighton campus, basically across the field and through the trees from the Edison school playground. They have programs for elementary age children the second of every month. Admission is free. Some programs require preregistration. More information on the museum is here: www.bc.edu/artmuseum
| 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
❏ 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 communityPlease keep your eyes on this Community Website for the work,
opportunities, and events of our Parent Council. Thank you.
Students and Staff honor all learners at a TIGER assembly
Our school embraces all learners. We all live by our TIGER values. Join us. Learn more about our program to create a school communitywhere everyone belongs and is respected. (Learn more about our TIGER program-here)