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Birds of Prey with Tom Riccardi

posted Jun 2, 2017, 8:33 AM by Molly McLoughlin

Man holding Golden eagle

The students at Jackson Street had a special visitor this Wednesday in the library thanks to the Jackson Street PTO. Tom Riccardi, of Conway, MA, brought in his Birds of Prey to share with the students. "Does a great horned owl have a good sense of smell?" he asks the students. A few yeses and no's floated up from the group. "No, and do you know why I know that? What's the stinkiest animal in the forest?" "Skunks!" a chorus of first graders call out. "Yep! And they love skunks!"

With seven varying sized boxes filled with birds from a small screech owl to a giant golden eagle, Mr. Riccardi patiently went through each bird, walking around the room so all the students could see up close these fascinating birds. He shared the differences in wing shapes and how that impacted the bird's style of flight. He shared large and small eggs and had the students blinking their eyes to discuss the three eye lids birds have to the one human's have. Students could share their knowledge too, one student offered, "I know that's a boy owl because girl owls are larger." "That's great, and yes, that's right!" Mr. Riccardi shared how his interests in birds stemmed from his forth grade teacher and how all the birds he brought in have been injured in some way. Those that can heal he releases back into the wild. He encouraged the students that if they enjoyed something at their age, they might find a career like he did where they get to do it every day.

Aerial Views of Jackson Street School

posted May 19, 2017, 10:46 AM by Molly McLoughlin

With thanks to students James, Anna and parent Reid W. Bertone-Johnson, we have these wonderful aerial views of our school to see:

Optional Health/Accident Insurance Information

posted Aug 26, 2016, 9:19 AM by webmaster nps   [ updated Aug 26, 2016, 9:19 AM ]

Please see the attached documents.

Concert and Performance

posted Apr 30, 2016, 3:11 AM by webmaster nps   [ updated Apr 30, 2016, 3:16 AM ]

JSS principal, Gwen Agna's son-in-law, Alex Smith will join students in grades 3,4, and 5 for master classes on Friday morning, May 20. He and his band will play a concert for the school on Friday afternoon, the 20th at 1:30pm in the gym.They will perform in the evening at the 121 Club in Eastworks in Easthampton at 7:30pm. Children and grown-ups are invited to any/all!!

Jackson Street PTO Information

posted Aug 25, 2015, 5:32 AM by webmaster nps   [ updated Aug 25, 2015, 5:32 AM ]

The Jackson Street School (JSS) PTO website is the place to find information on what’s going on and how to get involved in the JSS Community. The PTO meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the JSS library. Childcare and refreshments are provided. Come on by!

Ms. Mary Cowhey Recognized!

posted Jun 12, 2015, 3:44 AM by webmaster nps   [ updated Jun 12, 2015, 3:44 AM ]

Our mathematics teacher Mary Cowhey was recognized by state and local education officials as one of six finalists for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. 

Congratulations, Mary!

Nurturing Resilience in Our Children & Schools

posted Jun 6, 2014, 9:52 AM by webmaster nps   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 3:57 AM ]

Please see the documents below!

Free Epi-Pens!

posted May 9, 2014, 5:09 AM by webmaster nps   [ updated May 9, 2014, 5:09 AM ]

If someone in your family needs an EpiPen you can go to this website and apply for a $0 Co-Pay card: www.epipen.comClick on the link for the Co-Pay card and fill out the brief application. Let me know if you have any questions. Cindy Dourmashkin, School Nurse (413) 587-1516 or

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