Jackson eNews

May 13, 2022

Hello Jackson Families!

It may be Friday the 13th, but it was the culmination of a good week at Jackson! Our students were able to have some fun outside today during Jackson's Field Day! Students participated in challenge games with the coaches, took turns competing on an inflatable obstacle course, and signed yearbooks when they weren't outside! Big thanks to our coaches, PTA, all of the volunteers and our staff for putting together this awesome event. A special shout-out goes to the Gallegos family who donated the inflatable obstacle course.

Jackson Fourth and Fifth grade students successfully completed Reading and Math STAAR testing this week--whoo-hoo! There will be more STAAR testing next week and our campus will be closed to visitors on the following days:

Monday, May 16 - 5th Grade Science STAAR

Tuesday, May 17 - 3rd Grade Reading STAAR

Wednesday, May 18 - 3rd Grade Math STAAR

You can help ensure a successful testing experience by making sure your child is rested, eats a nutritious breakfast and arrives at school on time. This is a chance for our students to show what they have learned, and I know they will shine!

We need your help with planning for next year! Please take a moment to complete the Parent/Family Interest Survey below. Results will be discussed at our next SBIC (Site Based Improvement Committee) meeting.

Thank you and enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary


Dear Jackson Parent/Guardian:

Please take a few moments to complete the Spring Title I survey below to help us better understand our families' needs and improve planning for next year. Thank you!

Estimado padre/tutor de Jackson:

Tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta de primavera Título I a continuación para ayudarnos a comprender mejor las necesidades de nuestras familias y planificar para el próximo año.

Parent Survey/Encuesta Para Padres

Statewide Family Engagement Spring Newsletter - Region 16


  • Monday, May 16 - STAAR testing, 5th Grade Science
  • Tuesday, May 17 - STAAR testing, 3rd Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, May 18 - STAAR testing, 3rd Grade Math
  • Thursday, May 19 - Jackson Senior Reunion, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Jackson Library
  • Thursday, May 26 - 5th Grade Graduation
  • Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 12:00 noon

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

Click HERE for 2022-23 PISD District Calendar, adopted by the board of trustees at their November 3 meeting.

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Dear Jackson Parents:

All medications kept in the school clinic must be picked up no later than Friday, May 27, at 12:00 noon. Medications cannot be sent home with students--a parent or guardian must pick them up.

All medications not picked up will be discarded according to the PISD Medication Disposal Guidelines.

Thank you,

Nurse Wheeler

2022 Jackson Elementary Senior Reunion

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Our awesome P.E. coaches are sharing a monthly calendar with fitness challenges and other activities that promote the development of motor skills, physical fitness, and social skills. These activities can be done at home with family or friends. Have fun with fitness!

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Order 2022-2023 School Supplies Now!

2022-2023 school supplies are now available through EPI! You can fill out the order form (more information below) and return with cash or check to school by Friday, May 20, or order online through May 30!
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School Supplies - Wilson M.S.

If you have an incoming 6th grader at Wilson for the 2022-23 school year, below are details to purchase school supplies thru the PTA!
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2021-22 Yearbooks - SOLD OUT

Update: We are sold out of 2021-22 Jackson Yearbooks. Thank you to all of our families who purchased this awesome keepsake!

Parent Volunteers--We Need You!!

Jackson teachers and staff are looking for parent volunteers to help during all Jackson lunch and recess periods. Your help will give back precious time to our Jackson teachers, and allow for additional planning to prepare high quality instruction for our Kiddos!


World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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Free Meals Waiver Set to Expire

The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year is set to expire at the end of this school year.

Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits. Families who may qualify are encouraged to complete a federal meal application for free and reduced-price meals. The 2021-22 meal application will be honored for the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year. The 2022-23 meal application will be available after July 1, 2022. Visit Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services page for more information.

Families Are Asked to Complete an Intent to Return Form

In order to help campus staff appropriately and schedule classes for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, families are asked to complete an Intent to Return form online. Please complete the form as soon as possible since planning for the upcoming school year is already underway. If your family does not plan to return, families are asked to notify us as well since that information also helps with planning.

Thank you for your assistance in helping schools with planning for the upcoming school year.

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Online enrollment for new students to Plano ISD begins on March 21. Enrollment is for the 2022-2023 school year and is for all grade levels, except preK, which begins registration on April 4.

  • New Student Enrollment (kindergarten-12th grade): Begins March 21, 2022
  • Head Start Roundup: March 21 and 22, 2022
  • PreK Enrollment: Begins on April 4, 2022

Head Start is holding a roundup event on March 21 from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and on March 22 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Appointment-only visits will be available from March 23-27. Head Start is located at 1600 Rigsbee Drive in Plano, TX 75074.

To register or for more information, visit www.pisd.edu/enrollment. Students currently in the district should not enroll. Annual registration occurs in the summer through Parent Portal.

It’s Time to “RockEnroll(ment)” for PreK

Plano Independent School District begins accepting online applications for PreK on April 4. Enrollment is for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

To enter PreK, students must be four years old by September 1 and meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Unable to speak or comprehend the English language

  • Eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program

  • Is homeless

  • Is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care)

  • Child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States or is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty

  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award

Students who don’t meet eligibility for free PreK can enroll in tuition-based PreK at select schools.

For more information, visit www.pisd.edu/AboutPreK or download this flyer.


Es hora de rocanrolear "RockEnrollment" las aplicaciones para PreK

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Plano comienza a aceptar aplicaciones en línea para preK el 4 de abril. Las aplicaciones son para el próximo año escolar 2022-2023.

Para ingresar al preK, los estudiantes deben tener cuatro años de edad para el 1 de septiembre y cumplir con al menos uno de los siguientes requisitos de elegibilidad:

  • No poder hablar o comprender el idioma inglés

  • Ser elegible para participar en el programa nacional de almuerzo gratuito o a precio reducido

  • No tiene hogar

  • Está o ha estado alguna vez bajo la tutela del Departamento de Servicios Familiares y de Protección (cuidado de acogida)

  • Es hijo de un miembro de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos en servicio activo o es hijo de un miembro de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos que fue herido o murió mientras estaba en servicio activo

  • Hijo de una persona elegible para el Premio Estrella de Texas como: un oficial de paz, un bombero o un socorrista médico de emergencia

Los estudiantes que no reúnen los requisitos para el PreK gratuito pueden inscribirse en el PreK de pago en determinadas escuelas.

Para más información, visite www.pisd.edu/AboutPreK o descargue este folleto.

Plano ISD Parent Education Engagement Program (PEEP)

PEEP Education builds parents' capacity to support and nurture their child(ren)'s physical, social-emotional and academic development through the acquisition of knowledge and parenting skills. The workshop classes are offered Monday through Thursday in-person and virtually. We ask parents and families to sign up for the classes prior to attending.

Click here to access PEEP classes, information, and registration.


Educación para padres

La educación PEEP desarrolla la capacidad de los padres para apoyar y nutrir el desarrollo físico, socioemocional y académico de sus hijos a través de la adquisición de conocimientos y habilidades parentales. Nuestras clases de taller se ofrecen de lunes a jueves en persona y virtualmente. Les pedimos a los padres y familias que se inscriban en las clases antes de asistir.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a nuestras clases de PEEP, información e inscripción.


Summer at the Plano Public Library

Summer is the perfect time to explore the Plano Public Library and discover your world! Sign up for a library card (free for Plano residents) to check out items and use the computers. Programs are free and open to anyone, no library card needed. See our full schedule on the library’s website.

Here are some highlights:

· Davis Library Grand Reopening is on Sunday, May 15 from 1-5pm. Join Mayor Muns for a ribbon cutting at 1pm and a variety of fun activities to follow

· Enter the Bookmark Contest until June 15. Entry forms are available online and at all five library locations. For ages 5+

· Celebrate your learning goals at the Summer Kickoff on Saturday, June 4 at all five library locations: Harrington & Parr 10am-12pm; Davis 12-2pm; Haggard & Schimelpfenig 2-4pm. Learn more about the Summer Learning program at Plano Public Library with this video

· Pick up a Passport at the Kickoff or any of the libraries starting June 4, and turn in August 1-14 to get a prize

· Visit the nationally touring Thinking Money for Kids interactive exhibit at Haggard Library beginning July 13

· Workshops like Movie Maker Camp, Website Development and Youth Entrepreneurship Academy are perfect for teens

· The Buy a Bag of Books Sale, June 11-19 at Davis Library, features books, movies and more for only $10 a bag

We look forward to seeing you this summer at a Plano Public Library!

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Plano West Summer Tennis Camps

Plano West will be hosting 2 tennis camps this summer, and we’d love to have your children involved.

  • Our first camp is May 30 – June 3
  • Our second camp is July 18 – 22
  • Each camp will run Monday-Friday from 8am-11am
  • The cost for the camp is $250 and includes a camp T-shirt
  • Registration is open….you can register at www.highpointtennis.com/tennis-camp/ …..Scroll down until you see the Camp Dates. The Green tabs are for the PW camps.
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Important Links:

Make Sure Your Communication Preferences Are Up To Date!

Visit www.pisd.edu/schoolmessenger to choose how you prefer to receive communications from Jackson and Plano ISD.

Jackson Elementary is a Title I Campus

Click on the link above to find out more about the Title I Program at your school. Haga clic en el enlace de arriba para obtener más información sobre el Programa Título I en su escuela.

Jackson Title IX Campus Coordinator

Click on the link above for contact information for Jackson's Title IX Campus Coordinator. Haga clic en el enlace de arriba para obtener información de contacto del Coordinador del Campus del Título IX de Jackson.

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