Jackson Jaguars ROAR
Thank you for a great year!
Wow! What a year it has been! I cannot believe that this is the end of the school year! We have shared in many ups and downs over the year and I want to share my heartfelt, "Thank You!" to each and every one of you. Thank you for your support! Thank you for your questions! Thank you for your patience! Thank you for your participation! And, thank you most of all, for sharing your children with this staff!
I have seen our students and staff do some incredible things this year. I know the quarantines, the masks, and the on again, off again remote learning has been an emotional struggle for the students, but with your help, we have all managed to get through this year together.
I hope you all have a great summer! We will be back together again in the fall on August 13th for our Open House 4:00pm-6:00pm and our first day of school on August 16th! Until then, have a wonderful time together and we will see everyone back in the fall!
Please continue to communicate with the front office at: (719) 328-5800 if you have any questions.
Principal, Jackson Elementary
5th graders who have attended Jackson since Kindergarten
Alec M., Mariano R., Hayden H., Melanie A. Isaac L., Ethan C., Nicandro V., Gwenyth V., Katelyn O.
(Bottom Row-Left to Right)
Kaelynn K., Natalie M., Damien K. (online), JJ T., Karely L., Belen D., Adrian O. (not pictured), Cody C. (not pictured)
- 5th Grade Continuation 9:00am (Students ONLY)
- Online students return their technology (sign up with your teacher)
- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
May 24-June 10
- Office Hours 8:00-3:00
June 7-July 2
- 7:45am-1:00pm Summer Bridge program at West Elementary (By invitation only)
- School Office Opens 8:00am
- Open House, Meet the Teacher, and School Supply Drop Off 4:00pm-6:00pm
- 8:00am First Day of School Kindergarten-5th grade
Summer Bridge Summer Program-June 7-July 2
Parents/Guardians of students invited to Summer Bridge:
As your child met specific criteria, you were sent an invitation for Summer Bridge Program.
- The summer school program will consist of Bristol Elementary students and Jackson Elementary students only, with a low student to teacher ratio.
- Breakfast will be 7:45-8:00, then school starts at 8:00-1:00pm with a sack lunch.
- Transportation is available, based on need and availability.
If you have any questions, please call the front office!
School Supply List 2021-2022 School Year
Virtual Band/Orchestra and Recorders Concert
The Band/Orchestra and Recorders concert was virtual this year. The link for this concert was sent out on ClassDojo and the D11 Loop during the week of May 10th.
Thank you to Mr. Miller for all of his hard work and innovation in order to continue to allow instruments to be played during this time of restrictions and limits. He has done a fantastic job and we truly appreciate all of you at home who have helped with instruments at home!
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Ruiz
Summertime is almost here! Here are a list of camps, activities, and other resources that you all may need over the summer. Additionally, the food distributions at Mitchell High School will continue every other Thursday from 12-2pm on May 20th, June 3rd, June 17th, July 1st, and July 15th.
Have a great summer break! If you have any questions over the summer, you can email me at email@example.com as I will be checking my email periodically.
If you are in immediate need, please consider contacting one of the below options:
- Safe to Tell 1-877-542-7233 safe2tellco.org
- Aspen Pointe Crisis Walk-in Center is open 24/7 located at 115 S Parkside Dr.
- Aspen Pointe Crisis Line 719-635-7000
- Colorado Crisis Services Hotline at 719-493-8255
Leslie Clinite Ruiz, LCSW, MA
School Social Worker
(719) 328-5836 Desk
(719) 328-5800 Jackson Main office
Guide to Summer Camps/Activities in Colorado Springs
Comprehensive camp guide including Space Foundation, Conservatory, theatre, Humane Society, Athletics & more :
Martial Arts, Team Sports, Creative Arts: https://www.thespringssummercamp.com/?upID=2783984
The Boys and Girls Clubs: https://www.bgcppr.org/locations
The Resource Exchange has a great page of resources for the community.
Here are links to their Summer Camps and Children Activity Resources:
Garden of the Gods: https://www.gardenofgods.com/
Space Foundation Discovery Center:
Tues - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 576-8000 • (800) 691-4000
Adult $10 • Child $5
Discounts for students, seniors, and military
Swimming lessons: http://www.littlefinsswimschool.com/
Widefield Parks and Recreation down south has some offerings:
Food, clothing, housing etc. Resources:
Westside CARES provides many services to the community, including:
211 Phoneline for assistance: https://www.211colorado.org/
Additionally, many local places of worship may have day camp activities and resources:
1st Presbyterian: http://www.firstprescos.org/camps/
All Souls: https://asuuc.net/religious-exploration/
Iglesia Nueva Vida: https://www.iglesiainv.com/nvkids
New Life VBS Camps: https://newlifechurch.brushfire.com/events/496564
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe: http://www.olgcos.org/
Temple Shalom: https://www.templeshalom.com/
Unity Church of the Rockies: https://unityrockies.org/
Media Center Moments
Free Little Library at Jackson Elementary
Great news for the Jackson Elementary community - we have a Free Little Library in front of the school! District 11 has installed this library for us all to enjoy. The library box is full of books for all reading levels. Please come browse the collection and leave a book for someone else to enjoy.
PPLD Summer Reading Program
Pikes Peak Library District presents 2021's Summer Adventure for the Summer Reading Program that begins June 1! Children and teens can win prizes by reading or completing activities (PPLD will have in-person programs this summer as well as virtual!) Starting June 1, kids, ages 0-18, can sign up online at https://ppld.org/summer-adventure, or come into a local PPLD library, or use the Beanstack app available on Google Play or the App Store. Game cards will be available in libraries or participants may choose to play online or use the app. Make sure to have a Summer Adventure with reading a book!
Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-328-5824.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021
(Left to Right- Rain Sorenson, Jailyn Jones, Ella Bowman, Rayna Seats, Maddie Hemphill, Kaitlyn Johnson and Makenzie Noll:not pictured)
Attendance Line: 719.328.5813
Sara Miller, Principal: email@example.com
Sue Lesar, Staff Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tricia Shirola, Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
Leslie Ruiz, Social Worker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhonda Sobecki, Library Technology Teacher: email@example.com
Staff contact information can be found here: https://www.d11.org/domain/733