Curious about best practices surrounding adolescent technology use? Have questions about what limits to set, how to monitor, and how to encourage responsible use of technology? Look no further! Attend this FREE event in conjunction with Common Sense Education. Both sessions will be held at Jordan!
Wed, Mar 22, 10 - 11:30 AM & 7 - 8:30 PM, Jordan Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
Free parent/guardian technology education event in partnership between PAUSD and Common Sense Education. This event will cover the realities of parenting in the digital age, bigger issues, and data as well as tools and resources for families. Two identical sessions are available for all PAUSD parents, however, due to adult content, this is an adult only event. Babysitters and translators will be available. Contact Emily Garrison, Coordinator of Educational Technology and Libraries with questions - firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register at: https://goo.gl/kbqhR7 -- Katie Kinnaman, Principal
Book Drive - Jordan's annual book donation drive ends this Wednesday, March 22nd! Students can donate gently used hardcover and paperback books appropriate for grades K-5 in their advisory classroom, and all donated books will go to the Access Books Bay Area project at Taft Elementary School in Redwood City this year! Our goal is to collect 2,000 donated books for the classroom libraries at Taft, a school serving over 95% students living in poverty. The 6th grade advisory that collects the most books will win the chance to duct tape our vice principal, Mr. Smith, to a wall! And the 7th/8th grade advisory that collects the most books will win the chance to throw water balloons at our principal, Mrs. Kinnaman!!
End of the Year Field Trips - Completed forms are due to Advisory teachers by this Wednesday, March 22nd. There are some participation requirements to attend these field trips, so we ask that you please discuss them with your child. Tardies and behavior during the second semester can restrict students from the end of year trip: If students have accumulated 30 or more unexcused tardies during the second semester and/or suspended during the fourth quarter (which begins March 13th), they will NOT be allowed to attend the end of year trip.
California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP) Assessments - As indicated in the Superintendent's Message to parents regarding upcoming state assessments, California students will be taking these assessments this spring. Students at Jordan will be taking the assessments following the schedule below. Please be mindful as you schedule appointments or events for your child(ren).
April 12-14 - 8th Grade California Science Test (CAST)
April 17-20 - 6th Grade Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts and Math
April 24-27 - 8th Grade Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts and Math
May 1-4 - 7th Grade Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts and Math
*If students miss a test, make-up testing will be conducted during our testing window and the week of May 8th.
For additional information regarding the assessments and practice tests, visit www.caaspp.org
For site based questions regarding the CAASPP testing please contact: email@example.com
JORDAN DAY OF SERVICE - March 29
Only 4 Activities left!
Hotel de Zink - Parents Volunteer here On campus - Students will be collecting toiletries and assembling toiletries bags for individuals in the program who will need to move to a new site on the first of the month. This is an on-campus service project.
Open Space: Baylands - Parents Volunteer here Off campus - Students will be assisting rangers with habitat restoration and maintenance, which may include removing invasive species, tracking native species and litter patrol. This is an off-campus service project.
NEW! YMCA - Off campus - Students will assist in a Parkinson’s Assessment at the YMCA.
These other Activities are Full!
Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto - Parents Volunteer here - Students will be assisting with tree care and maintenance on local tree planting project. This is an off-campus service activity.
City of Palo Alto Animal Services - Parents Volunteer here - This year students will be making posters for animals up for adoption. They will be working on these posters with Sachi Hwangbo, the Volunteer Coordinator for Palo Alto Animal Services. She will also be talking with students more about what Animal Services does. This is an on-campus service project.
Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) - Parents Volunteer here - Students will be assisting with a variety of tasks at EHP including: sorting and distributing meals from the food closet and sorting, stocking and hanging the community closet. This is an off-campus service activity.
Ohlone Elementary School Farm - Parents Volunteer here - Students will be assisting volunteers on the farm, tasks may include: animal care, farm work, and more! This is an off-campus service project.
Palo Alto Humane Society - Parents Volunteer here - Students will be participating in the Kiddies to Kitties program, which provides students with the chance to read to cats in the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) to practice their reading skills and help socialize the cats to make them more readily adoptable. This is an off-campus service project.
There with Care - Parents Volunteer here - Students will be working at the There with Care warehouse assembling easy meal packages for families, they will also meet with staff and take a tour of the facility. This is an off-campus service project.
Inspiration: In honor of Women’s History Month
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” -- Anne Bradstreet