JACKSON JOURNAL/FEBRUARY WEEK 1

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

FEBRUARY WEEK 1

2/4 CYCLE DAY 2

Report Cards sent Home


2/5 CYCLE DAY 3

Conferences 3:15-7:30


2/6 CYCLE DAY 4


2/7 CYCLE DAY 5

Conferences 3:15-7:30


2/8 CYCLE DAY 6

Field Trip for Altonen and Knutson to the MN Valley Wildlife Refuge 8:40-11:25

1st Grade Music Program 2:00

UPCOMING EVENTS





2/11

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/13

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

2/14

Valentine Day Party

Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser Kick Off

2/15

NO SCHOOL, - Teachers off due to contract settlement

2/18

NO SCHOOL - President's Day

2/19

BLT 7:30

PTO Meeting (Grants), 6:30

2/20

PBIS Meeting (Aune's Room) 2:30

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

2/22

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

2/25

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/26

Prof/Development (Gifford Cluster) 7:30

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/27

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/28 High School Soccer Players in Cafeteria to promote soccer 11-12

3/1

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Move Night (all school) 6:30-8:30

3/4

PBIS Meeting 7:35 (Learning Commons)

3/5

BLT, 7:30

Field Trip for 3rd Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS 9:20-12:40

3/6

Field Trip for 4th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS 9:20-12:40

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Orchestra Hall 10:30-11:15

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

3/7

Field Trip for 5th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS 9:20-12:40

All School Dental Screenings

3/8

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All School Dental Screenings

3/12

Staff Meeting, 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

3/13

2 Hour Early Release

3/15

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

3/18

PTO (Board Only) Meeting 6:30

3/19

BLT 7:30

3/20

Field Trip for Kindergarten to Works Museum 8:50-11:30

PBIS Meeting, 2:30 (Aune's Room)

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

3/22

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kindergarten Music Program 2:00

3/24

AirMaxx Fundraiser

3/26

Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

3/27

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

3/28

3rd Quarter Ends

3/29

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day

NOTES FROM KEVIN....

STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*Thank you, Matt, for getting the marker out of my carpet!

*Thank you, Stephanie, for all of the organizing and communication you put forth for the kindergarten field trip to the Children's Museum.

*Thank you, Angela, for sharing math resources, and for organizing the field trip to The Works.

*Thank you, Amy, for representing the K team at all of the extra meetings you attend; we appreciate you!

*Thank you, Stacy, for letting my class borrow your big book for the week.

*Thank you, Ben, for organizing the field trip to the Arboretum.

*Thank you, Luci, for always being so positive!

*Thank you, Stephanie + Amy, for putting together the Mo Willems literacy unit.

*Thank you, Martie, for all of the time you put forth for our kindness week at Jackson.

*Thank you Martie for all your hard work on the Kindness week!!

*Thank you Natalie for setting me up with Book Creator to teach the Human Body unit.

*Thank you, para educators, for attending the Winning Strategies conference. I'm lucky to be a part of a team that has enthusiasm for continuing learning in order to help our students better!

*Thank you to our maintenance and facilities team. You show up each day and keep our school and students safe, healthy, and running smoothly. You are appreciated.

*A sincere shout-out to Tammy and our food service superstars! It means a lot to me to have a good, hot meal. Your smiles and hard work do not go unnoticed!

*Thank you to all the teachers for communicating with parents on the COLD Days! The kids had a great time with the COLD boards!

DLC Quick Tip


If you use Epic! in your classroom, you will be happy to know that you can create a collection of books for your students to read.


  • Want to share a thematic book collection with your students?
  • Want to target a specific child's reading needs?


Collections is a tool worth checking out.


Example of Using Collections:


2nd grade students just finished a unit about inventors. There are many books about inventors that could be a shared in a collection so that students are continuing to learn about that topic. Or share it with them while you are in the unit. They can learn more about inventors and inventions during their read-to-self time.


Want to learn more about the Collection feature in Epic!? The video below shows you how to make one, or reach out to your DLC if you need help using the Collections feature in Epic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JBtl_AmE

STAFF BIRTHDAYS


  • 2/2 Natalie Weatherman
  • 2/8 Steph Masloski
  • 2/12 Tim Olene
  • 2/14 Dianne Kersteter
  • 2/17 MaryKate Haake
  • 2/18 Becca Kay Lewis
  • 2/19 Amanda Lymangood
  • 2/21 Kristi Boumeester
  • 2/21 Barb Weierke
  • 2/26 Susan Tanberg
  • 3/1 Mandy Knutson
  • 3/4 Kaitlin Wermerskirchen
  • 3/17 Jenni DeShaw
  • 3/17 Mary Ellen Sandberg
  • 3/22 Dena Gregor
  • 3/25 Becky Keller
  • 3/26 Amy Scott
  • 3/26 Ben Thies
  • 3/28 Amy Pass
  • 3/31 Krissy Luce
  • 4/2 Sarah Hartman
  • 4/4 Wendy Derhaag
  • 4/5 Jen Ulrich
  • 4/8 Faye Hames
  • 4/11 Jennifer Klecker
  • 4/13 Barbi Studtmann
  • 4/18 Heather Broden
  • 4/18 Tammy Haugen
  • 4/23 Tammy Youngvorst
  • 4/25 Megan Henke
  • 4/25 Kira Johanson
  • 4/27 Heather Balk
  • 4/27 Bill Folz