Jackson School News

November, 2017

Lock Out Today

Parents & Guardians:

Today we had a School Lock Out from 8:20 - 8:30 because of a suspicious car and person reported at Carden Cascade Academy. We have an agreement with Carden that any time one of us has a lock out, we call the other since our neighborhoods are near each other.

The procedure for a lock out is:

* Get all students inside and double check that all doors are locked. (Today the time worked in our favor because it wasn't recess time and class had begun. With 3 adults supervising, we brought in the class from a portable in case the lock out lasted a long time).

* Call the School Resource Officer and the District Safety Liaison.

* No adults out of or into the building until the police give us the all clear. (Today we had a description of the vehicle and the individual, so we would have let parents in the front door one at a time if they had come.)

* Depending on the time of day, we alert the teachers and students. (Today we only alerted the class in the portable and the people who need to ensure doors remain locked and students stay in. If we had gotten to recess time, we would have told everyone. My goal is always to ensure kids feel safe and secure and aren't unnecessarily worried - the worrying is my job!)

One thing I want to add is that the security you all raised money for (the lock door buzzers and video) add an extra layer of calm in these situations because we know doors are locked from the get go. THANK YOU!! Let me know if you have any questions -

Sarah Crane, Principal

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Obo Addy Legacy Project

The Obo Addy Legacy Project is here as our Right Brain residency this year!

Grade Band culminating assemblies will be the morning of October 31st. We will release a schedule soon - check with your teacher next week for more details. Parents welcome!

November School Calendar

November 4; No School

November 7-8; Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please make sure you've signed up!

November 7-10; No School

November 23-24; No School


Lost and Found Goes Every Friday!

Please label all items so that we return them to students instead of sending them to donation.

17-18 Jackson PTA Board

President & Co President: Kerry Stock and Amy Meiers presidentjacksonpta@gmail.com

Vice President: Mindi Forrest vpresidentjacksonpta@gmail.com

Treasurer Tricia Fanning treasurerjacksonpta@gmail.com

Secretary: Sara Tanz secretaryjacksonpta@gmail.com

Website! https://jacksonschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home


Please use your skill set to help the Jackson students!

*Auction Committee Members

*Spring Fling Chair & Committee Members (this event was cancelled last year without a chair or committee)

*Volunteers for fun run, movie night, bingo night, and more!

Please email presidentjacksonpta@gmail.com if you want to volunteer. If sending an email is not an option, text or call 503-475-1769, or leave a note for the PTA in the mailbox at the school.

Attendance Matters!

Help your child's class win the popcorn party for the best attendance! The goal for every child is to only miss 9 or fewer days in the whole year.

Unexcused absences include vacations, colds, and fatigue.

Remember, school starts at 7:50!

September Class Winners - Mrs. Patron's class

Want more information?

Remind texts or emails: text @jelem to 81010

Principal coffee chats - First THURSDAY of each month (note change from last year)

Check the school website for live Twitter feed, announcements, calendar of events, school flyers, videos, and more!

Jackson School Mission

At Jackson, we are a family community which embraces a tradition of excellence that fosters emotional, social, and academic growth in a culture where everyone is happy, welcomed, included, and challenged.

Social Media Awareness Feeder Event

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 6pm

261 Northeast Lenox Street

Hillsboro, OR

Families with students grades 4 - 6 from the entire Glencoe feeder are invited to this FREE event to learn about social media today. Food provided. Parent session and student session.


Friday, Oct. 27th, 6pm


Don't miss this incredible family event! Food vendors, games, prizes, the scary room, and more!

Principal Coffee Chat

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 8-10am

Jackson Library

This month will feature information on the HSD internet protections.

All Jackson parents are welcome to join the principal for a light snack, coffee, and a time for questions and answers!