Jackson Family Weekly Update

April 24, 2022

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This Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. Thank you Ms. Ronda and Ms. Gabby for all that you do to welcome families and take care of students and teachers! We would be lost without you. YOU are amazing and we are thankful for you.

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Teacher Appreciation week is May 2- 6. The PTA would like to show our teachers and staff some love by showering them with them with snacks, treats, and meals. Please use this Sign Up Genius Link to contribute. Please deliver items to the office by this Thursday, April 28. Thank you for supporting our teachers and staff. They truly are the BEST!

State Testing Continues

We got off to a great start with State testing last week and we will continue this week. Our teachers and students have been preparing all year for these exams. Please be sure your child gets a good night's rest, has a healthy breakfast, arrives to school on time, and encourage them to do their best. Please click the links below for more information regarding the specific test your child will take. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher, Mrs. Schulze, Mrs. Huntley, or myself. We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns.



Parent, Student, Teacher Guides (PSTG): Parent, Student and Teacher Guides provide a list of test-taking tips, objectives covered in the test, and practice tests. Parents/guardians are encouraged to discuss these materials with their child to help prepare them for the tests.

2021-22 Parent, Student, Teacher Guides

2021-2022 Parent, Student, Teacher Guides SPANISH


2022 JACKSON TESTING DATES/TIMES BY GRADE LEVEL


3rd Grade

Wednesday, April 20th @ 8:30am: ELA part 1

Thursday, April 21st @ 8:30am: ELA part 2

Monday, April 25th @ 8:30am: MATH part 1

Tuesday, April 26th @ 8:30am: MATH part 2

Make-Up Testing will take place as needed


4th Grade

Monday, April 25th @ 8:30a,: MATH part 1

Tuesday, April 26th @ 8:30am: MATH part 2

Wednesday, April 27th @ 8:30am: ELA part 1

Thursday, April 28th @ 8:30am: ELA part 2

Make-Up Testing will take place as needed


5th Grade

Thursday, April 21st @ 8:30am: ELA part 3 (Writing)

Wednesday, April 27th @ 8:30am: ELA part 1

Thursday, April 28th @ 8:30am: ELA part 2

Tuesday, May 3rd @ 8:300am: MATH part 1

Wednesday, May 4th @ 8:30am: MATH part 2

Thursday, May 5th @ 8:30am: SCIENCE part 1

Friday, May 6th @ 8:30am: SCIENCE part 2

Make-Up Testing will take place as needed


RESOURCE, 504, AND EL TESTING TIMES WILL VARY THROUGHOUT TESTING

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Calls for transportation changes regarding the how your child will go home from school should be made before 2:00 PM.

Jackson's Annual Bike Safety Rodeo

Jackson's Annual Bike Safety Rodeo is back! After a pandemic break the past two years, we are joining together again outside Jackson Elementary School from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, May 3rd to have fun and teach kids about bicycle safety! The event will include helmet fittings, bicycle mechanical checks by local bike shop mechanics, a review of the bicycle rules of the road, a fun bicycle skills course to ride through, and an optional neighborhood ride led by Norman Police officers! We'll also have snacks and helmet decorating. Participants should bring their own bicycle and helmet. A limited number of free helmets will be available for those in need. Free helmets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. If you don’t have a bicycle, you can bring a scooter instead. Adults are welcome to bring their bikes and helmets and participate too!


Contact Michelle Carr with any questions (405-664-2678). If you can volunteer to help at the Jackson Bike Safety Rodeo, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA72BA7FA7-jackson1


Wednesday, May 4th is National Bike and Roll to School Day! Join kids around the country riding and rolling to school. You can ride straight from your home or meet the Jackson group to ride to school together! The group will meet at the Norman Investigation Center east parking lot at the corner of Wylie Rd. and Lindsey St. at 7:00am. We will roll out at 7:10am and ride north up Wylie Rd. to the school with a Norman Police escort. Parents are welcome to join the ride! Don’t forget your helmet!


NPS Summer Enrichment Camps

Our NPS Summer Enrichment Camps are now open for enrollment. You can enroll your child by visiting our webpage or using the links in the newsletter. Also, the enrichment camp flyers have a description of each camp class. If you have any questions, please call Student Services at 405.366.5844. There are scholarships available so that all students may attend a summer camp. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Student Services.


Elementary Enrichment Camp Flyer

Middle School Enrichment Camp Flyer

Enrichment Camp Registration Form

Website: NPS Summer Programs

NPS Updated Covid-19 Protocols

COVID-19 ProtocolsI wanted to make you aware of some adjustments to our COVID-19 protocols in our schools. Some notable updates include making masks optional for anyone in our buildings (including visitors) and ceasing contact tracing and quarantining. You can find complete details at normanpublicschools.org/ReturnToLearn.

Thank you for all that you and your students have done and continue to do to help keep each other and our teachers and staff safe.

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April 29 - No School - Professional Day


COMING SOON:

May 3 - Bicycle Rodeo - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Jackson Drive and Playground

May 4 - Bike/Roll to School Day

May 9 - Retirement Celebration for Susan Allgood

May 10 - Kindergarten Program 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM

May 17 - Honor Choir Performance - 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM

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

May 20 - Super Kids Day

May 24 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

May 27 - 4th and 5th Grade Talent Show

May 27 - Last Day of School