North Elementary Newsletter

April 2022

Message from the Principal

As we head into 4th quarter, we have several items I would like to bring to your attention! But first, I would like to thank Jessica Keen, Janna Clifton, Michelle Bell-Wilson, Alicia Green, Lindsey Hecht, Jessica Kinder, Payton Jones, and other members of our PTO who make our Bingo Night possible. A lot of hard work goes into this event and proceeds will go towards our Play Day!

We would like to spread the word to families that kindergarten enrollment is open. Having accurate enrollment numbers early helps us make staffing decisions. So, if you know of a family that has a school age child, please pass this information along to them and have them call the office at 243-9590. Please see the link for more information: Kindergarten enrollment flyer.

Additionally, our incoming kindergarten-4th grade students have the opportunity to enroll in FREE ALL DAY summer school hosted at North Elementary June 1-22. We are offering FREE breakfast and lunch to all students. We would love to have everyone sign up and attend! Summer School Enrollment form: click here.

Below is a list of our tentative special dates.

April 1st - Spring Pictures with Cheekwood Studios

April 2st - Family FUNdraiser BINGO

April 6th - Night of the Arts

April 7th - Jackson R2 Libraries "Read In The Park"

April 13th - 4th Grade Field Trip to the Bonne Terre Family Fun Center

April 25th - April 29th Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair

April 29th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Red House, Old St. Vincent's Church and Conservation Center

May 9-13 State testing (MAP) week for 3rd and 4th grade

May 12th - 1st Grade Field Trip to the Conservation Center.

May 18th - JHS seniors will walk the halls.

May 19th - 4th grade talent show at 1:30 followed by the 4th grade farewell party at 2:15. The audience will be limited to 3 guests per student.
May 20th - Play Day at the Civic Center. Guests will be limited to 2 per student.
May 23rd - Awards K=8:15, 1st=9:00, 2nd=9:45, 3rd=1:30, and 4th=2:30. Outside audiences will be limited to 4 per student. 4th grade clap out will be at 3:05.

May 24th - Dismissal at noon!

Dr. McClard

Online Registration

We have opened online enrollment for the 22-23 school year. Therefore, parents can now go in and update all of the online forms. Click on:


Please attend and/or help with the Family FUNdraiser-Bingo Night. One of the key components to the FUNdraiser success is the silent and live auction. We appreciate all your help by way of donating, helping and attending!

It is going to be sooo much FUN!


Full Day Kids’ Club will be offered April 14, 18, 19. The DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY is April 4 before 4:30 p.m. This is hosted at South Elementary 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. All students must bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. We provide an afternoon and morning snack. No walk-ins allowed.

You must enroll and pay for your child to attend Full Day Kids’ Club by April 4th for each date. The cost is $27 per day, (any additional children are $22 each). ALL enrollment and payments are due before 4:30 p.m. on the designated due date.

To enroll, please click on the link below to the Full Day Kids’ Club tab (if link does not work, please type the link in your browser)

Any questions, please email the Kids’ Club Assistant, Samantha Cavaness or call 243-9576

Please Note Full Day Kids' Club is NOT offered April 15 (Good Friday)


Jackson R2 Libraries - MORE THAN BOOKS

On April 7, 2022 bring your family and friends, a book, blankets/lawn chairs to gather with your school and community. This event will occur at the Jackson City Park near the lower tennis courts and pavilion from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. (In the event of inclement weather, activities may move to the Jackson Civic Center at 381 East Deerwood Drive.)


Book Swap (bring a book/take a book)

Storytellers/Guest Readers

Local authors

Food Trucks

Snacks provided by First State Community Bank

Click on this flyer.

#jacksonreads #jr2libraries

Read A Thon

North really got in the game and READ! Our school read a total of 33,541 minutes! We have also raised $5,270!! That’s amazing!!! We will use the money raised for purchasing books for the summer reading program and other literacy needs for our school.

Every student that created a Read-a-Thon page earned a bookmark. Students that had a sponsor earned an extra recess.

The classes that earned a pizza party were Mrs. Rottler's 1st grade class and Mrs. Bennett's 4th grade class.

The classes that earned a snack and scooters/hula hoops were Mrs. Smith's Kindergarten class and Mrs. Newman's 3rd grade class.

The student that earned a reward for reading the most minutes was Lucas Jackson in Mrs. Newman's class!

Our students had a great time reading and participating in the reading activities at school throughout the Read-a-Thon.

Thank you for all your participation and help for our school! Keep on reading!

Mrs. Limbaugh

Summer School Information

We are happy to be thinking about SUMMER and WARM days! Below you will find information regarding our Elementary Summer School Program at Jackson R-2.

Jackson R-2 Elementary FREE Summer School Program for incoming kindergarten through 4th-grade students, will be hosted June 1-June 22, 2022.

It is our goal to open the following buildings for summer school:
North Elementary: Any students that attend North Elementary will attend North Elementary Summer School.

To enroll your child online, click here:

*Please note: Incoming fifth-grade students (2022-23 school year) will attend summer school at Jackson Middle School. JMS will be sending out information regarding summer school in the next few weeks! If you have any questions, please call 573-243-9543.

Please click on the link below to watch our 100 second promotion summer school video and please “like” Jackson R-2 Elementary Summer School Facebook page. Click here:

If you are interested in additional childcare opportunities following summer school, we will be sending out a separate email with information about our Camp Kids Club which will run
June 27 -August 12, 7:30 am-5:45 pm, hosted at South Elementary. CKC tuition is $27 for the first child and any siblings after $22 per child. For more information click here. If you are interested in enrolling in Camp Kids Club click here.

Thank you for trusting us with your children! We look forward to a fun filled safe summer with our students!
Mandee Hite
Jackson R-2 School District
Kids' Club Director
K-4 Summer School Director

Counselor's Corner


3rd and 4th Grade MAP Testing May 9-12

During testing, it is very important for your child to be here. Please do not schedule doctor or dental appointments that will take your child out of school during test time. It is important that your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good breakfast in order for them to do their best.

Mrs. Isaac

Notice from our Nurse

Please do not send your students to school wearing flip flops. They break easily and are not sturdy enough, which increases the likelihood of injury. Although the warmer weather means sandals are in season, everyone is safer at school in sturdier shoes.

Thank you,

Nurse Kimber

Art Remarks

"Happy April, North Families!

Our young artists are hard at work producing springtime works of art, using watercolor, clay, and more! We are focusing on cherry blossoms, dandelions, and other themes of nature. This year has gone by extremely fast, so I’m excited to tie in the last of our projects with these wonderful students!

Our ART SHOW (for ALL students), will be featured at the Night of the Arts, on Wednesday, April 6th, from 5-7 pm at North Elementary. Please join us for a fun night of featured artwork, music, food trucks, and more! More information will be passed out over time. Thanks, families!

Artfully Yours,

Miss Hopson

Music Notes

Dearest North Families,

Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

I am excited to invite you all to our first ever, Night of the Arts!! This wonderful event will be held on April 6th, here at North Elementary from 5 pm - 7 pm. You will see artwork from K through 4th-grade students all around the school, food trucks, and live performances from our North Select Singers and 4th-grade students.

We hope to see you there!!!

Musically Yours,

Stay "On Track" With Physical Education

In PE this April we will begin with some jump roping, and hopefully the weather will allow us to play some fun outdoor games and prepare for play day at the end of the year. The last couple of months should be fun as we wind down the school year!

Coach Bard


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Saturday, April 2nd, 4pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Doors open at 3:00!


Wednesday, April 6th, 5-7pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Jackson R2 Libraries READS IN THE PARK

Monday, March 7th, 5:30-7pm

Jackson City Park, Jackson, MO, USA

Jackson, MO

National Librarian's Day

Tuesday, April 12th, 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Spring Break - No School

Thursday, April 14th, 8am to Tuesday, April 19th, 3am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Administrative Assistant's Day

Wednesday, April 21st 2021 at 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO


Monday, April 25th, 8pm to Friday, April 29th, 4pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO