Jackson Journal

February - Plans are being made for Spring Fling!

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, February 23 - Yearbook orders due ($17)

Families can even order on-line! Use the link: www.inter-state.com/yearbook Code: 24113F

Monday-Friday, February 26-March 2 - Read Across America Week & School-wide Attendance Incentive - We are striving to be here every day and on time this week for a special school-wide celebration!

Thursday, March 8, 7:30-8:15 - Family Leadership Team meeting, Room 213

*All parents are welcome to attend this meeting. We will be planning the Spring Fling at our next meeting. Be sure to participate and give input for the event! Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Inservice Day - No school - Friday, March 16

Monday-Friday, March 19-23 - Spring Break

Monday, April 2 - Walk of the Warrior event at JSMS (for all upcoming middle school students!)

Tuesday, April 10 - Spring Fling

YMCA anyone??

If you are interested in our on-site YMCA program, please email krlane@k12k.com for more information. This program operates every day until 6:00 pm. Financial assistance is available and child care certificates are accepted.

Counselor's Corner

What makes a truly happy person? Ah, the age-old question! Is it lots of stuff and lots of entertaining activities? Or... could it possibly be something that resides inside the person?

Truly happy people learned early in their lives how to be content

whatever the circumstances.

Yes! Sincerely joyful people understand that basing one’s happiness on the acquisition of material possessions and participation in exciting activities leads to ever-increasing unhappiness and stress. Because of their wisdom in this matter, they focus on finding contentment in healthy relationships.

Do you want your kids to spend their lives searching for the pot-o’-gold at the end of the rainbow? Do you want them spinning their wheels, racing toward something that doesn’t exist? If you care enough to spend time reading tips from the Love and Logic Institute, I’m sure that you don’t!

As early in life as possible, start teaching them that happiness

comes from having loving relationships with people...

rather than things.

Because of the materialistic culture we live in, I think all of us are finding this a bigger challenge than ever. That’s why it’s more important than ever to do two things:

• Spend loving time with our kids.

• Say “No” when they ask for lots of stuff.

It's important to know how to deal with any arguing that may come as a result. One strategy involves calmly repeating, “I love you too much to argue with you about stuff,” as you hold firm to the limit you’ve set!