For Mar. 12, 2017: A Fond Farewell - Lorraine Delannoy is retiring after 18 years! It is with both sadness (for us) and joy (for her) that I am letting you know our beloved secretary, Lorraine Delannoy, will be retiring from Jordan. Her last day is Tuesday -- yes, THIS Tuesday, March 14th! A quick house sale has sped up her plans to relocate to Florida with her husband. We are so grateful for her tremendous service to both Jordan and the district. She has been a calm, constant force in the front office for many students, staff, and community members. Be sure to wish her well! We will have some substitute office help when possible until a permanent replacement can be hired.
Jordan ROCKS - Catching Students Doing GOOD I’m excited to announce that Monday, March 13th marks the launch of a new component of our Jordan ROCKS program. Staff members will now have Jordan ROCKS recognition cards to give to students when we catch them showing one (or more!) of the Jordan ROCKS qualities that embody our community values. This program was driven by staff desire to bring out the very best social/emotional learning capabilities in all our students. Thank you, in particular, to our 7th/8th grade Social Studies teacher, Kyle Hart, who brought this program to fruition along with student input. Students who are awarded Jordan ROCKS cards can enter them into periodic prize drawings. -- Katie Kinnaman, Principal
End of the Year Field Trips
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 be able to assist in a Parkinson’s Assessment at the YMCA.
These Activities (below) 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
“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.” -- Ruby Dee
“I know it's hard for women to tap into that feeling of self-worth. We need to get the message out that you are valued, you are a goddess and don't forget that.” -- Jennifer Lopez