Weekly Update

Jackson Jetliner Week of 11/07/19


Events & Activities

Jackson Day of Service

Friday, Nov. 15th, 10:30am-12:45pm

1300 38th Street Northwest

Cedar Rapids, IA

Students rake yards of neighbors and participate in a day of community service projects. Please watch for a class email or paper for donation items. Classes who are raking include:

Mrs. K and Rubocki together




Patterson and Wertz


Please bring a rake that day!

Jackson Running Club Return of the Turkey Trott 5k/8k

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 9am

675 South 15th Street

Marion, IA

Jackson Day of Service

Friday, November 15, Jackson students will reach out to volunteer in the community.


Some classes will be raking yards for neighbors. Please watch for an email from your teacher next week with instructions. We ask students to bring rakes, labeled with a name. All rakes are set outside next to the Jackson sign.

Waypoint Supply Drive

All students can bring in supplies to support Waypoint Women's Shelter. Donations can be brought to the school anytime next week. See the image below for needs.

Willis Dady Supply Drive - Mrs. Karr and Mrs. Kitzmiller (Preschool)

See List Below

Firehouse #3 Drive - 2nd Grade Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Scheuerman

Ronald McDonald House Drive - Mrs. Schalk & Mrs. Reid Kindergarten

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Counseling Corner

Free Thanksgiving Meals Offered in Our Community

Central Church of Christ

Call ahead to notify of attendance – 319-362-1540

Saturday, November 17th at 12 PM

1500 1st Ave NW

Salvation Army

No need to call ahead, but for additional information 319-364-9131

Wednesday, November 21st from 11:30 – 1 PM

1000 C Ave NW

First Church of the Open Bible

Call ahead to 319-363-3117, can assist with transportation if requested

Thursday, November 22nd from 11- 1 PM

1911 E Ave NW

Adopt a Family for Christmas

If you or someone you know needs assistance this year, please see the Attached PDF below called Adopt a Family application. Applications need to be submitted by November 20, 2019.
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Clickstop Cares Holly Jolly Christmas Application

If you are a family in need or know a family that is having a hard time right now. Please see the application below for assistants with Christmas.


Hy-Vee Coupon Books! See flyer below. The Coupon Books cost $10 and Jackson receives $8 profit from each book. You can order via the scrip order form sent home with your child or email Amber, at JacksonPTAScrip@gmail.com with your order.

Easy Fundraising

Check out the information below about the BoxTop and SCRIP programs to raise money for Jackson. Full PDFs can be download at the bottom of this newsletter.
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Box Tops

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Register for PTA, Volunteer Opportunities and Student interests

Missed the PTA table at the Open House? No worries! Follow the link below to:

1. Register for PTA

  • Dues can be paid to Jackson Office or at the PTA meeting in October
  • Dues are $8/ Individual or $15/Couple
  • PTA meetings are the 1st of every month at 6-7pm, in the cafe. Free childcare provided.

2. Volunteer Interests

Please know that signing up for an event DOES NOT fully commit you to it. We are just generating an interest list and as these events draw closer we will send out an email to those who show interest through this survey to see who is available and in what capacities. Volunteers are what makes Jackson such a great community and there are opportunities for both working parents, stay at home parents and both with a boatload of little tagalongs or big middle and high school helpers.

3. Student Groups Interest

The survey also lists extra circular activities at Jackson. Again this does not sign up students, but we will pass along the contact information so the group leader can reach out to those who are interested.

Click here for PTA Registration, volunteer opportunities and student groups.

Volunteer Registration

Yellow volunteer cards have been replaced with RAPTOR. Anyone volunteering at the school this year in ANY capacity, classroom, club or event, needs to register. This system also tracks volunteer hours so please be sure to always check out of the office when you are one volunteering.

Steps to sign up to volunteer at Jackson Elementary:

  1. Click on this link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTE5OTplbi1VUw==

  2. Fill out the Application completely, with your legal name

  3. You are able to select schools that you would like to volunteer at - include any/all buildings that you will be a volunteer in/with

  4. You will receive an email to confirm you access to Raptor - please set up your online portal at that time

  5. The next time you arrive at Jackson - have your ID scanned to finalize your information in the system. Then you no longer need your ID as everything will remain on file.

  6. Be sure to check-in and check out with the office when coming and going as a volunteer.

  7. Through your portal, you are able to log any at-home volunteer hours at your convenience.

Contact amberdawnblomme@hotmail.com if you have any questions. THANK YOU!