Principal's Weekly

posted Feb 13, 2017, 2:46 PM by jsmith@pausd.org   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 2:46 PM ]
For February 12, 2017:  

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Elective Selection for 6th and 7th grade students - closes Feb 22
If your student has not registered for their Elective Choices for the 2017-18 school year, please have your student register through Infinite Campus.
For more information about Elective classes and how to register for your classes, please go to the Jordan webpage or click the following link

Jordan Elective and Course Registration Information  

  • Course Selection Video
  • Course Selection Directions (step by step color PDF)
  • Jordan Course Catalog 2016-17

In case you missed the Jordan Service Fair on Thursday, February 9
Jordan and Youth Community Services (YCS) partnered for Jordan’s first Service Fair on February 9th in the MPR! We have a list of organizations attended this event along with contact information, in case you or your student would like to follow up. Each of these organizations has opportunities for middle school students specifically, but would also love to have your entire family participate! If you would like more information about YCS, you can visit theor homepage here http://youthcommunityservice.org/

On March 29, students will have a chance to participate in Jordan’s Day of Service. Students will be able to sign up for a variety of service projects both on-campus and off-campus. There will be more information in upcoming weeks as we confirm with our community partners

Renaming Schools Advisory Committee (RSAC) Upcoming Dates
The Renaming Schools Advisory Committee (RSAC) will be holding several Q & A Sessions at Jordan Middle School to provide an opportunity for questions and comments.  All members of the Palo Alto Unified School District and community members are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb 15 from 8:00-9:00am - Room N-1
Wednesday, Feb 15 from 3:00-4:00pm - Room N-1
Wednesday, Feb 22 from 3:00-4:00pm - Room N-1
Thursday, Feb 23 from 8:00-9:00am - Room N-1

Jordan's Annual Ice Skating Party Is HERE! Feb 15-7th and 8th. Grades and Feb 22-6th Grade.
Save the Date!  Loved by the school community, come join your friends at the Winter Lodge.  Your ticket includes skates, pizza and hot cocoa and cookies.  7th/8th grade party is Feb 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  6th grade party will be held Feb 22 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.   Glide over to the following website and complete the waiver and buy your tickets.    https://jordanptaweb.wordpress.com/ice-skating-party/

Jordan Spring 2017 BOGO book fair (Buy One Get One Free)
Dates are Monday, Feb 13th to Wednesday Feb 15th. This is due to a shorten week (Staff Development and Presidents' Long Weekend Holidays). Teachers, Staff and Students can browse and purchase books in the morning in the Library Classroom. The Book Fair will be outdoors in front of the school near N. Cal Ave. Bike Cage after school ends. Go support Jordan Library and get books for your Spring Break and Summer reading, too.

Jordan Climate Committee School Events
The Jordan Climate Committee would like to inform you about events during the second semester. The following Presentation link has information on Challenge Day, Day of Service, and the Service Fair - all great opportunities for students to connect with one another and the community.  All of these programs support our focus on social-emotional development. 

Jordan held two Challenge Day sessions this year on January 17 and February 2. Challenge Day is an experiential social and emotional learning program for students in grades 7 and 8. The aim of the program is to ignite a shift toward greater school connectedness, empathy, and inclusivity. 

Jordan and YCS (Youth Community Service) are organizing Jordan’s first Service Fair for students on February 9. This event will be held during lunch in the MPR. Students can learn more about middle school service opportunities when they talk to community partners. Jordan students can also participate in Jordan Day of Service on March 29. Last year Jordan and YCS coordinated service opportunities with 11 local service partners.

Jordan Climate Committee Events

Inspiration:
“Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker
"“I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”― Frederick Douglass