Jackson eNews

September 9, 2015

Hello Jackson Families!

I hope to see you all tomorrow night, Thursday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library for the first Jackson PTA meeting of the school year. It is a great way to get involved in your child's academic life!

Spirit Wear

Our students are proud to be Jackson Jaguars and they can show their Jackson spirit by wearing Jackson spirit wear on Fridays. For the latest selection of spirit wear, please see the attached order form: http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Spirit_Wear.pdf.

Orders for spirit wear will be collected until Friday, September 18. Spirit wear is not being sold online at this time, so don't miss this opportunity to order the latest spirit wear styles!


Jackson's wonderful PTA supports students, teachers, parents, and family programs at Jackson. Please support our PTA by becoming a member and/or signing up for one or more of the many volunteer opportunities on their website, http://jacksonpta.com. A large portion of the membership fee you pay goes directly back to the students at Jackson to help fund exciting events such as grade level field trips, author visits, an annual Book Fair, and many other wonderful programs. What a great way for families to get involved and make a difference in their child's academic life! Hope to see you all at the PTA meeting on Thursday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library. Please see flyer for more information. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0101_48_Join_Jackson_PTA_English_and_Spanish.pdf


September 10 - First PTA general meeting of the 2015-16 school year, 6:00 p.m., Jackson Library
September 14 - Cub Scout Night, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
September 15 - Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-off Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
September 25 - Fall Picnic, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Jackson Park/Playground.
September 30 - Parent Workshop, "Whose Homework is It?," 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Library. See flyer for more details. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0101_48_Jackson_9-30-15_Whose_Homework_is_it__ENG-SPAN.pdf

Picture Day is Coming!!!

Individual portraits will be made for each student at school on Thursday, October 1, 2015. This is the photograph that will appear in the year book. Reasonably priced packages are available for parents to purchase. Photographs make wonderful keepsakes for grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. They also make great holiday gifts. Please complete the form your child brought home this week and return it to school or you can purchase your photograph package online at https://MYLIFETOUCH.COM using Jackson Elementary Picture Day ID: DO205102Q0. Additional forms are available in the Jackson Office for your convenience.


Beginning August 1, parents can visit PISD's Parent Portal site, https://parentviewer.pisd.edu, to complete mandatory student registration forms, update contact information, update student health information, select restrictions and sign the 2015/2016 Emergency Form.


Please take a moment to read the latest Jackson Carpool Guidelines and Transportation Change Requests attached. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0101_48_carpool_info2.pdf

Parents can find bus route information on the following site:


The Shepton High School Cheerleaders are sponsoring a cheerleading clinic for Grades Pre-K - 8 on Saturday, September 19. See flyer for details. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/0101_48_SHScheerclinicflyer2015.pdf

Plano West Lady Wolves Volleyball is hosting their annual "FUTURE LADY WOLVES VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP" on Saturday, October 3rd, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The camp will be held at Plano West and is open to any potential elementary or middle school volleyball player (participants will be separated by grade). Complete and mail in the attached registration form with payment. This is a great opportunity for elementary school volleyball players to receive outstanding volleyball instruction and work with the Lady Wolves players! Please see attached flyer for details. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_West_Future_Lady_Wolves_Camp_2015.pdf


Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal