Jackson eNews

December 17, 2015

Hello Jackson Families,

Excitement is in the air here at Jackson! Tomorrow our students will enjoy a Winter sing-along before Winter class parties begin. School will be dismissed at 12:00 noon and report cards will be coming home. During the break, we hope your students will continue to read and participate in the Jackson Winter Reading Challenge - "Snow" Better Time to Read.

On behalf of the entire staff at Jackson Elementary, we wish you and your family a wonderful Winter Break and Happy New Year!


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Jackson Science and Engineering Fair

It is time again for Jackson 4th and 5th graders to prepare for the Elementary Science and Engineering Fair!

If your child is interested in participating, a form will be coming home to be completed and returned to their teacher. When the completed interest form has been returned, your child will receive a Science and Engineering Fair Student Handbook with information and instructions. Students may begin working on their projects November 30, 2015.

Jackson Elementary's Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016. We want to encourage interested students to take advantage of this opportunity to exhibit their science and engineering knowledge!

Jackson Winter Reading Challenge - "Snow" Better Time to Read!

Our Winter break is just around the corner and there is “snow” better time to read a good book! Our Jackson Winter Reading challenge will keep your mind filled with imagination, facts and learning. Not only is it easy and fun, but you will also be invited to the library for a popcorn party if you meet this year’s challenge! See the attached flyers for more information. “Snow,” will you meet the challenge?

Winter Reading Challenge Flyer - English

Winter Reading Challenge Flyer - Spanish

Career Day at Jackson Elementary

On Friday, January 15, we will have Career Day at Jackson Elementary for our 4th and 5th grade students. We would like our 4th and 5th grade parents and/or community members to join us that day as our guest speakers. If you or someone you know are willing to come in and share your job experience with our students, please contact our school counselor, Ms. Hall at andrea.hall@pisd.edu by December 4th . Guest speakers please plan on being here for 2 hours to present to the classes. If you are not able to join us, but know someone who could, please pass this information along to them.

Important Dates

Friday, December 18 -

  • Winter Class Parties
  • Report Card Day
  • Elementary Early Release Day - school dismissed at 12:00 noon.

December 21 through January 4 - Winter Break, no classes for students!

Monday, January 4 - Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, January 5 - Classes resume for students.

January 11-15, College and Career Week Celebration at Jackson

Tuesday, January 12 - Jackson Spelling Bee

Wednesday, January 13 - Jackson Science Fair

Monday, January 18 - MLK Birthday Observance (Student/Teacher Holiday)

Overdue Library Books Automated Phone Message

The Jackson Library is now using the School Messenger system to call parents regarding overdue library items or fines. Students who have overdues are contacted as well as students who owe money to the library. The system will be making phone calls once a month on Mondays, and Jackson's librarian, Monika Walker, will receive a report of who was called. If you have any questions, please give Mrs. Walker at call at 469-752-2127 or e-mail her at monika.walker@pisd.edu.


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Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal