Jackson Jaguars ROAR

Thank you for a great year!

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Jackson Parents/Guardians,

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.

Thank you,

Sara Miller

Principal, Jackson Elementary


5th graders who have attended Jackson since Kindergarten

(Top Row-Left to Right)

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)

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Upcoming Dates

May 21

  • 5th Grade Continuation 9:00am (Students ONLY)
  • Online students return their technology (sign up with your teacher)

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)

August 2

  • School Office Opens 8:00am

August 13

  • Open House, Meet the Teacher, and School Supply Drop Off 4:00pm-6:00pm

August 16

  • 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!

Now Enrolling for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year

We are now enrolling Kindergarten students for the 2021/22 school year. Your child must be 5 years old by October 1, 2021 to be eligible. Please call the Jackson Office 328-5800 for enrollment information.

School Supply List 2021-2022 School Year

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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

Jackson Parents/Guardians,

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 leslie.clinite@d11.org 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/

Pools: https://ppymca.org/locations/downtown/monument-valley-pool


Widefield Parks and Recreation down south has some offerings:


Food, clothing, housing etc. Resources:


Westside CARES provides many services to the community, including:

Food Pantries / The Lord’s Dinner

Financial Assistance

Medical Assistance

Special Seasonal Programs


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 Sobecki

Rhonda.sobecki@d11.org or 719-328-5824.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021

Past Jackson students walked through our hallways on May 17th! As an AVID school we look forward to the next stage in our educational careers. All of these graduates are going to college or have already started. They are going to attend: The Air Force Academy, Grand Junction University, UCCS, Texas A& M, and Nursing School. We are SO proud of them!

(Left to Right- Rain Sorenson, Jailyn Jones, Ella Bowman, Rayna Seats, Maddie Hemphill, Kaitlyn Johnson and Makenzie Noll:not pictured)

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Contact Information

Jackson Office: 719.328.5800

Attendance Line: 719.328.5813

Sara Miller, Principal: sara.miller@d11.org

Sue Lesar, Staff Assistant: susan.lesar@d11.org

Tricia Shirola, Administrative Assistant: tricia.shirola@d11.org

Leslie Ruiz, Social Worker: leslie.ruiz@d11.org

Rhonda Sobecki, Library Technology Teacher: rhonda.sobecki@d11.org

Staff contact information can be found here: https://www.d11.org/domain/733