Jackson Family Weekly Update

October 16, 2022

Important Information & Dates for Jackson Elementary

  • This Tuesday is Camp Read S'More from 5:30 - 7:30. The Chick Fil A Food Truck will be here beginning at 5:00. You can purchase your dinner and eat in the gym or Tiger's Den before the fun begins at 5:30.
  • I want to give HUGE THANK YOU and shout-out to our Leigh Heightly and out PTA for a successful Tiger Trot! It was such a fun day! The last day to turn in money and be eligible for a prize is Tuesday, October 18. There is more information below.
  • Please call by 2:00 PM if you need to make changes to how your child is going home. This allows us time to get the message to all teachers and students.
  • This Wednesday is Unity Day, a part of the National Bullying Prevention Month. Students are encouraged to wear orange.
  • We will celebrate Healthy Choices Week October 24th - October 28th. This is a district wide initiative to encourage students to make choices that are healthy for their mind and body. We will have special dress up days for each day during the week of October 24th click on Mrs. Schulze's Counselor's Corner newsletter for more information.

  • Fall Parties will be October 28th at 2:00 PM. Students may wear their costumes or a Jackson shirt to school that day.

  • Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 3 & 4. Your child's teacher will be sending information home soon for you to sign up for a time for conferences.

Please leave all toys, including Pokemon and other trading cards, at home.

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Camp Read S'More....Family Reading Night is October 18- 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Enjoy dinner from the Chick Fil A food truck while you are here.

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Counselor's Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Wednesday, October 19th is Unity Day! On this day, we will Wear and Share Orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.

This movement is led by the National Bullying Prevention Center.


Click this link for this week's Counselor's Corner Newsletter. There is important information regarding Bullying Prevention, Healthy Choices Week, and Counseling Resources;

Tiger Trot Information - Money Due Tuesday, Oct. 18

Tiger Trot was such a fun day watching our Jackson family cheer one another on while we moved our bodies. This annual event would not have gone so smoothly and successfully without our volunteers and community partners. Final money collection day to be eligible for prizes is Tuesday, Oct. 18. If you have misplaced your original envelope, you may send in your own envelope. Please make sure to include the following information: your child's name, teacher name and method of payment. We can take cash, check (made out to Jackson PTA) and memberhub (small fee to process payment) jacksontigerpta.memberhub.com

Reminder of prizes:

Every student received: Tiger Trot Shirt & Chick-Fil-A Meal card

$20- Tiger Trot logo water bottle sticker and Baked Bear ice cream card

$50-ice cream party @ Rotary park

$100- Playpit play card

$200- Tiger monogrammed pencil pouch

The top boy and girl runner for each grade also received a prize on Friday.

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PTA Popcorn Friday - This Friday - $1.00 per bag

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Your Input is Needed

Norman Public Schools is seeking parent/guardian input through a School Perception Survey. This survey aims to understand your opinions about student learning, school safety, and overall school climate in Norman. Your responses will be helpful in improving district efforts to support the mental, emotional, social, and behavioral health of students as well as Norman's readiness to implement prevention practices in these areas. The survey is completely anonymous and brief; it contains 56 questions and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Survey results will be used to inform and develop appropriate strategies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance our school climate. You may access the survey by clicking here or by using the QR code located in the picture above. It will be open for response until November 30th.

Second Step

We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, children also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, manage strong emotions, and get along with others.


Please see below to learn more about what your child is learning next week and find guiding questions to assist with continuing the conversation at home. Families can also visit The Second Step Family Webpage to view full lessons and student handouts.


PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th


Check out Norman Public School’s Prevention Resource library here!

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Oct. 18 - Family Reading Night - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Oct. 19 - Unity Day - Wear Orange

Oct. 25 - 3rd Grade Music Program 2:00 and 6:00

Oct. 26: Chuy's Restaurant Night

Oct. 28: Fall Parties 2:00 PM

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 -Scholastic Book Fair at the Jackson Library

Nov. 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Nov. 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nov. 4 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 21 - 25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29: Ted's Restaurant Night

Rotary Road Rally to Support Rotary Success Cycle Program for Norman Public Schools

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When: Saturday, October 22 registration opens at 7:30am. The 50-mile and 40-mile rides begin at 9am.

Where: Start and finish at Little River Marina, 13801 Marina Rd at Lake Thunderbird, Norman, OK

What: Bicycle tour through the scenic roads of Lake Thunderbird and Lake Draper

Distances: 28 miles, 40 miles, and 50 miles

Why: To support the Norman Rotary Success Cycle, a partnership with Norman Public Schools to strengthen reading education in several of the district's at-risk elementary schools

Cost: Pre-registration is $40 per person and day-of-event registration is $45

Preregistration deadline: October 17, 2022

Ride Includes: T-shirt, SAG support, and rest tops as well as free lunch, local craft beer and live music. The first beer is on us, and lunch will be served by Midway Deli and The Meating Place food trucks.

Packet Pickup: Packets can be picked up the day of the event

For more Info: Call Chip Minty: 405-219-9944

5th Annual Rotary Road Rally Set for October 22

The Rotary Road Rally is returning for another run this fall, so circle Oct. 22 on your calendars and plan to head back to Norman for a great ride, great food and even more.

The bike ride will start at Little River Marina, overlooking beautiful Lake Thunderbird and will follow new 50- and 40-mile routes. Riders will tour rural east Norman and the Draper Lake Trail before heading back to the marina on tree-lined roads.

The ride will be fully supported with rest stops and SAG vehicles. Back at the marina, riders will be treated to a free lunch from two of Norman's best food trucks - Midway Deli and The Meating Place. There will also be craft beer from Lazy Circles and BIG breweries, as well as live music from The Mystery Dates and Mike Hosty.

Day of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the ride will start at 9 a.m. Food will be served and bands will be playing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Email chipminty1961@gmail.com for more information or follow link to preregister: Welcome | Rotary Club of Norman (normanrotary.org).

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