Jackson Journal

Welcome Back, Braves! August 2017

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, August 21 - dental clinic begins at Jackson

Monday, August 21 - Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, August 23 - Jackson Spirit night at Kingsport Mets (5th graders sing!) Please call 378-2241 for FREE student tickets and coupons for adult tickets.

Friday, August 25 - Birthday with the Principals!

Thursday, August 31 - PTA fundraiser kick off day

Friday, September 1 - First day for clubs

Thursday, September 7, 4:00 - Elementary race at Warrior's Path Park

Friday, September 8 - Individual Picture Day!

Friday, September 22 - health screenings for k, 2nd, and 4th grade students

Friday, September, 29 - Field Day

Wednesday, November 8 - system-wide career fair for all 4th graders

Building hours and entrances

Parents - In the event that you need to leave a message with a teacher, make an appointment for a conference, or submit important forms, our main office is open each morning at 7:30. You can reach someone or leave a message by calling 378-2250.

Please use Jackson Street each morning for student drop off. The main entrance (Stone Drive side of the building) is to be used by Jackson faculty and buses only. If your student arrives after 8:15, please park in "visitor" parking and walk in to the main office.

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Meet your Child’s counselor:

Hello, My name is Marla Morrison and I am the school counselor at Jackson Elementary School. This year will be my 18th year at Jackson! I graduated from ETSU with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. I love working at Jackson Elementary, and I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I am actually starting to have children of former students, which is amazing to see some of my former students in the role of parent!

My role as the school is to support students through individual counseling, refer children and/or families to outside counseling, small group support for students, as well as whole group instruction in “Counselor Connection” where students learn about internet safety, being safe around strangers, what it means to be a leader, career exploration, problem solving, friendship issues, what to do about bullying, and various other topics. Besides working directly with students, I am also available to speak with parents regarding any concerns you may have about your child. My direct line is 378-2252 or you can email me at mmorrison@k12k.com. I look forward to an AMAZING school year!

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