August 13-17


Wednesday, 8/15 -- Curriculum Night @ Main Campus 6 - 8 PM

Thursday, 8/30 --House Competition - Wear your favorite Jackson Spirit Wear!


Monday, 8/20- SS Quiz - Cattle Drives, Black Cowboys, & Inventors *NEW DATE*

Friday, 8/31 - SS Quiz - Spanish American War & Panama Canal

Friday, 9/7 - ELA Test - Greek & Latin Roots

Friday, 9/14 - SS Test - Turn of the Century (Cattle Drives, Black Cowboys, Inventors, Spanish American War, Panama Canal, & Immigration)

*All dates are tentative and are subject to change.


Students are encouraged to use the following tools when preparing for the Social Studies Quiz on 8/20...

- Map (In SS Notebook)

- Cowboy & Cattle Drive Notes (In SS Notebook)

- Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Chart (In SS Notebook)

- Vocabulary (In SS File Folder & on Google Classroom)

- Study Guide pg. 1 (In SS File Folder & on Google Classroom)


STAR testing will begin this week. This assessment, along with Fountas & Pinnell, will be used to determine your child's reading comprehension level. This data will be used to differentiate in the classroom so that students' individual needs are met.


All students now have access to Google Classroom. Students can log on at home using their APSusername@apsk12.org and their computer password. Assignments, videos, discussions, study guides, and vocabulary will be posted on Google Classroom. Students will use Google Classroom both at home and at school on a weekly basis. Parents will also have access to Google Classroom. More information to come at Curriculum Night.


If your child would like to learn more about the Jackson Reading Bowl Team. Plan to have them stay after school on Monday, Aug. 20th from 2:30-3:30. ONLY 4th and 5th graders are invited. They will need to meet in the media center at 2:30 for orientation. Orientation will be over at 3:30. Ms. Mak and Ms. Maguire will be waiting under the awning (where the Jackson carpool line picks up and drops off) for parents to pick up their children.

Click the link to learn more about the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition and see the 2018-2019 Reading Bowl book list.


To ensure students receive adequate time for Social Emotional Learning (SEL), our schedule has adjusted slightly.

If your child is in Mrs. Akin's homeroom, refer to the updated schedule below or go to our class website.

Ms. France's homeroom has a similar schedule. The main difference is that these students have ELA and Social Studies first thing in the morning. Also, Ms. France's homeroom has different days for their Specials. Everything else is the same for both classes.

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