Jackson Family Weekly Update

April 3, 2022

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This Week is National Assistant Principal's Week.

We celebrate Mrs. Huntley for her hard work, dedication, commitment to education, but most of all for her love of students. No one has a heart for kids like she does. Thank you, Mrs. Huntley, for all you do to serve the students and families of Jackson. You are valued and appreciated! You are the BEST!!
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Rescheduled Parent Teacher Conference Date - April 14

Parent-Teacher Conferences that were scheduled for March 10 (cancelled due to weather) have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 14, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Your child's teacher will reach out to you to schedule a conference if they have not yet conferenced with you.
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ALL 5th Grade All City Choir Concert

The ALL City 5th Grade Choir Performance is a very special event. This Wednesday, April 6, ALL 5th Grade students from all 17 elementary schools in Norman participate in the concert at Lloyd Noble Center at 7:00 PM. A special guest conductor is brought in to conduct the performance. All 5th Grade students will attend the rehearsal on Wednesday during the school day to prepare for the concert that evening.


  • Permission Slip Needed: Please return the permission slip for students to attend dress rehearsal on Wednesday. All 5th Grade students at Jackson will attend.
  • Student Dress: Students wear All-City T-shirts or a solid yellow T-shirt if a shirt was not able to be ordered. Boys should wear dark slacks or clean jeans free of holes and patches. Girls should wear dark skirts, slacks, leggings, or jeans free of holes and patches. Students should not wear large accessories, such as bows, headbands, necklaces, scarves, or hats.
  • Wednesday Evening Performance Details:

  • Parents provide transportation for students.

  • Students should arrive between 6:30 – 6:45 p.m. and east. Parents and guests will to ticket trailer for admissions. *Those parents not attending the concert should make arrangements to have their students picked up at the upper east entrance of Lloyd Noble no later than 7:45.

  • Lloyd Noble is a handicap accessible facility.

  • Admission - Adults -$5.00 CASH Staff and Students (Preschool - 12th) are free

  • You can buy tickets online at https://ok-norman-lite.intouchreceipting.com/ Please show your receipt for ticket or email

  • Please allow extra time for OU personnel to conduct security checks at the entrance (similar to security checks at OU football and basketball games).

  • No outside food or drink is permitted in Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Cameras will be permitted.

Pre-K Enrollment Deadline

We have approximately 700 students participating in the drawing process. All families that participated in the first round drawing must confirm by the end of the day on April 7th to hold their PreK spot. The second round drawing results will be posted on Thursday, April 14th.
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April 5 - PTA - Jackson Cafeteria - 6:00 PM

April 6 - 5th Grade All City Choir at Lloyd Noble Arena - 7:00 PM

April 9 -- Outdoor Classroom Work Day - 10:00 AM

April 11 - 15 - Book Fair

April 12 - All City Art Show

April 14 - Rescheduled Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 PM

April 14 - Parents Night at the Book Fair 3:00 - 7:30

April 20 - State Testing Begins for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

April 29 - No School - Professional Day


COMING SOON:

May 3 - Bicycle Rodeo - Time TBA

May 4 - Bike/Roll to School Day

May 9 - Retirement Celebration for Susan Allgood 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Jackson Library

May 10 - Kindergarten Program

May 17 - Honor Choir Performance - 2:00 PM

May 19 - Senior Celebration for former Jackson students who are Seniors this year

May 20 - Super Kids Day

May 24 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

May 25 - 5th Grade Field Trip - Hey Day

May 26 - 5th Grade Picnic - Rotary Park

May 27 - 4th and 5th Grade Talent Show

May 27 - Last Day of School

Stop Finder App Testing

If your child rides bus numbers 5, 7, 13, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 44, 54, 56,66, 68, 81 or 93, you have been selected to BETA test an app called Stopfinder. Parents of the listed bus routes were randomly selected and sent an email from the Transfinder Corporation inviting them to subscribe to the Stopfinder app. This app is currently being BETA tested in our district with the anticipation for full release next school year. This app will enable parents to receive text notifications when the bus arrives at their bus stop, school and when the bus leaves the school and arrive at their afternoon stop. Please check your email. If you have not received the email, please check your spam folder or call Transportation Services @ 405-366-5965.

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Opportunities for FUN this Summer with NPS Summer Programs

We are excited to announce that NPS is offering 9 different summer programs for K-12 students. The purpose of our summer programs is to extend educational and enrichment opportunities throughout summer to all students.


Each program is designed to meet the diverse needs of students from remediation to enrichment. Our Enrichment and camp sessions also provide students the opportunity to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) related activities. All summer classes are taught by certified teachers and class sizes are limited.


Listed below are short descriptions for each program along with details such as dates, times, and registration information. If there is a cost for a program and you have a financial need, please reach out to the program principal/director. We do not want program costs to be an obstacle and want all students to have an opportunity to attend!


If you have any questions about our summer programs, please contact the principal or director overseeing the program or hollym@norman.k12.ok.us.


Sincerely,

Holly McKinney

Executive Director of Elementary Student Services and Curriculum


Academics

Elementary Summer School

What: Teachers will teach whole group and small group reading instruction while using the prescribed curriculum. Teachers will also use FAST to progress monitor individual students weekly.


Who: Qualifying K-3rd grade students as well as EL & SPED 4th/5th students

Cost: Free

Dates:

  • June 9 - 30
  • July 11- 29
  • Monday - Friday

Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Where: Kennedy Elementary School

Transportation is provided

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Principals: Patty Thomason & Amber Bui

Enrollment: Qualifying students will receive enrollment information from their teacher.



High School Credit Recovery

What: High school students who are behind in credits or need to retake a failed class. Teachers will supervise and facilitate individual tutoring and small group instruction as students use Odysseyware to complete their coursework.


Who: 9th - 12th grade students

Cost: Free

Dates:

  • June 6 - July 28
  • Monday - Thursday

Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Where: Norman High School

Transportation is provided from Norman North HS to Norman HS

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Principal: Paul Tryggestad

Click Here for Enrollment: 2022 High School Credit Recovery Summer Enrollment


ExpandED High School Credit Advancement

What: Students who would like to take high school courses for original credit can enroll in virtual classes. Teachers will teach virtually using Edgenuity curriculum.


Who:

  • 7th -8th grade students who have taken prerequisite courses
  • 9th - 11th grade students

Cost: $250 per credit per student

  • Discounts and scholarships available
  • June 6 - July 28
  • Online Only

Principal: Kevin Hogan

Click Here for Enrollment: 2022 ExpandED Online High School Credit Advancement Enrollment


Enrichment and Camps


Elementary Enrichment Camp

What: Weekly camp classes that focus on enrichment and hands on activities (STEM, ARTS, Sports/recreation). Teachers will create and submit highly engaging and inspiring lessons for a 1 week (15 hours) unit. Teachers can apply for (1) one or more weeks by submitting multiple units or repeating the same unit.


Who: Currently enrolled K-5th grade students

Cost:

  • $20 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • $100 per week/ per student
  • Discounts and scholarships available

Weekly Camp Dates:

  • June 13 - 17
  • June 20 - 24
  • June 27 - 30 (4 days)
  • July 11 - 15
  • July 18 - 22
  • July 25 - 29

Time: 12:30 - 4:30 (teachers) 1:00 - 4:00 (students)

Where: Kennedy Elementary School

Free Lunch Available

Principals: Hannah Stinson & Stephanie Lowery


Enrollment Opens the end of March


Middle School Enrichment Camp

What: Weekly camp classes that focus on enrichment and hands on activities (STEM, ARTS, Sports/recreation). Teachers will create and submit highly engaging and inspiring lessons for a 1 week (15 hours) unit. Teachers can apply for (1) one or more weeks by submitting multiple units or repeating the same unit.


Who: Currently enrolled 6th - 8th grade students

Cost:

  • $20 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • $100 per week/ per student
  • Discounts and scholarships available

Weekly Camp Dates:

  • June 13 - 17
  • June 20 - 24
  • June 27 - 30 (4 days)
  • July 11 - 15
  • July 18 - 22
  • July 25 - 29

Time: 1:00 - 4:00

Free Lunch Available

Where: Irving Middle School

Principals: Julia Prise & Jamie Rentzel


Enrollment Opens the end of March


Camp Invention

What: Camp Invention® is a nationwide grades 1-6 STEM program providing creative, open-ended learning opportunities. This hands-on experience aligns to standards. The lesson plans and materials are supplied to teachers in advance. Click here for informational flyer and discounts.


Who: Students currently enrolled in 1st - 6th grades

Cost: $255 (before discount)

Date: July 5 - 8 (4 days)

Time: 8:00 - 4:00

Location: Kennedy Elementary

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Director: Erin Carpenter

Click Here to Register: INVENT.ORG/CAMP


Invention Project

What: The Invention Project® is a nationwide program that provides a series of Innovation Exploration KitsTM that delivers the fun of Camp Invention®, elevated for 7th to 9th graders. Innovators will learn the value of perseverance and build goal-setting skills as they complete each exciting challenge. Click here for an Informational flyer.


Who: Students currently enrolled in 7th - 9th grades

Cost: $220 per student

Date: July 5 - 8 (4 days)

Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Location: Irving Middle School

Director: Jeff Patterson

Click Here to Register: INVENT.ORG/CAMP


Special Education


Elementary Extended School Year (ESY)

What: Special services are provided to students who need extended educational services as stated in their IEP.


Who: PK - 5th grade Special Education students who have an identified summer need

Cost: Free

Dates:

  • June 14 - 30
  • July 12 - 28
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Location: Kennedy Elementary School

Transportation is provided

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Director: Erin Crimmins

Enrollment: Qualifying students will receive enrollment information from their special education teacher.