Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter



4/29 Cycle Day 3

4/30 Cycle Day 4

Staff Meeting/Gifford 7:30

Field Trip for 5th Grade to Japanese Drumming Performance at the HS 10:10-11:40

5/1 Cycle Day 5

5/2 Cycle Day 6

Literacy and Beyond Night 5:00-7:00

5/3 Cycle Day 7

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Volunteer Appreciation Event 7:30-8



Staff Appreciation Week


PBIS Meeting (Learning Commons) 7:35


BLT, 7:30


3rd Grade Engineering Assembly (Gifford Cluster) 9:20-10:20

5th Grade Engineering Assembly (Gifford Cluster) 10:30-11:20

4th Grade Engineering Assembly (Gifford Cluster) 1:30-2:20


Como Zoomobile to meet with First Grade 9-1


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All School Bingo 2-2:45


First Grade Track and Field

5th Grade Band Concert 6:30

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30


Staff Meeting (Gifford Cluster) 7:30

5th Grader to Tour West MS 9:30-10:30 - East kids will be on Thursday time TBD)

Second Grade Track and Field


Third Grade Track and Field

Patrol Kids to the Twins Game/10:15 leave and return after school is out

1st Grade Engineering Assembly (Pike Cluster) 9:30-10:10

2nd Grade Engineering Assembly (Pike Cluster) 10:30-11:10

Kindergarten Engineering Assembly (Pike Cluster) 12:15-12:55


Fourth Grade Track and Field

East MS 5th Graders to tour East MS/Time TBD

Retiree and Staff Recognition at Canterbury Park


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Fifth Grade Track and Field

Last day to check out books


BLT 7:30


Field Trip for 4th Grade to Faribault Energy Park 8:50-1:50


Field Trip for Kindergarten to MN Landscape Arboretum 8:55-12:45


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All books are due to the Learning Commons


NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day


Prof. Dev. (Gifford Cluster) 7:30


Field Trip for 3rd Grade to the Science Museum 8:45-2:35


I-Team Meeting 7:30

Field Trip for First Grade to the MN Zoo 8:30-2:30

Field Trip for 2nd Grade to the MN Landscape Arboretum 9:30-2:15

Last Day of School for Seniors


Jackson Pride Assembly and Yearbook Signing 1:45


Award Ceremony (K-2 8:45-9:30 and 3-5 9:45-10:30)

School Picnic

Talent Show 1:30

Seniors to walk through Jackson after rehearsal (11:30 ish)


Last Day of School for Students


Teacher Work Day




Report Cards Mailed Home

Track and Field - Donation of tents from the Shakopee Lions....

A member of the Shakopee Lions donated 3 shade tents to Jackson. The tents were purchased to provide shade to classes on Track and Field Days. The custodians ask that the boxes be saved so the tents can be put back in the boxes when all classes are done with Track and Field Day. We also ask that the tents be taken down and brought inside the building and reset up each day. All grade levels are welcome to use the tents.


*Thank you Schleper for always being so understanding and helpful!!!

*Leonard, Thank you for always making me laugh!

*Thank you Martie for organizing Youth Teaching Youth!

*Thank you Dan for all of your HARD WORK for our ‘State Fair’

*Nicole, YOU ROCK!!! You are an amazing teacher and friend!

*Hengel, thank you for sharing your mints with my class

*Megan and Alex, thanks for always being there to help out with students and for keeping the STAR room going!

*I would like to give a shout out to Kevin Bjerken for showing amazing Jackson Pride. On Friday while mostly everyone had the day off. I got to see Kevin Bjerken help Marty outside with some tasks and it was really cool to see how he is literally willing to help with whatever that is needed. That to me speaks volumes of the amazing leader he is.
*Also thank you so much to Kathy, Wendy, Kevin and DeAnn for being so helpful and quick to help me find a place to meet with one of my families and someone else. It definitely made mom feel more at ease to meet at the school which a safe place that she knows.

**Thank you, Kevin, for helping me with a student while his case manager was testing!

*Thank you, first grade team, for helping get everything prepared for our early release day!

*Thank you, Nicole, for everything you do with kids each day – in the lunchroom and classrooms – you are very much appreciated!

*Barbi, thank you for literally taking my student under your wing so he wouldn’t get lost on the field trip!

*Thanks for planning a great field trip, Trudy!

*Thank you, Pete for coming in to have a chat with my class!

*Evaluation Team, thank you for working so hard to get testing done before the end of the school year!

*Evelin, you are amazing! Thank you for being so prompt and on top of communication with families!

*Intervention team, thank you for working with our team to get our second graders to move in reading! The growth we have seen is amazing!

*Jen-thank you for dismissing my class at the end of the day!!

DLC Quick Tip

What is MackinVIA?

Online library that houses eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), databases for research, and digital audiobooks that can be accessed from any location that has WIFI connections.

Who can access MackinVIA?

Currently students in grades 3-5 know their login information for MackinVIA and the entire staff can use their normal username and password to gain access.

What resources are available?

  • Fiction books
  • Nonfiction books (with unlimited copies)
  • Databases for research and non-fiction articles (Britannica School Edition, Explora, Kid InfoBits)
  • Source citation within MackinVIA for most books and articles

If you would like more information on these resources, please reach out to either your DLC or your media specialist. Both are able and willing to help.

Need help logging in to MackinVIA? Watch this video to see the sign in process and how to use Britannica School Edition.

Did you know that you can find Scholastic New magazine articles for free using the Explora Kids and Explora Teacher databases? Watch this video to learn how.


  • 5/2 Megan Henke
  • 5/8 Jen Rothstein
  • 5/10 Jessica Hentges
  • 5/12 Jodi Koci
  • 5/19 Ben Foss
  • 5/25 Alex Fischer
  • 5/29 Rhonda Yeiter
  • 5/31 Kelly Voigt
  • 6/4 Carrie Beckler
  • 6/6 Jaron Aune
  • 6/13 Chris Walberg
  • 6/16 Jenny Larsen
  • 6/19 Julia Perez
  • 6/22 Kirk Rosholt
  • 6/26 Martie Anglin
  • 6/30 Jen Bieniek
  • 7/12 Ann Van Brocklin
  • 7/14 Julie Lund
  • 7/19 DeAnn Gendlin
  • 7/23 Anne Braun
  • 7/23 Bristol Evasco
  • 7/29 Wendy Bauer
  • 7/30 Evelin Hernandez Morales
  • 8/6 Erica Casey
  • 8/8 Steph Blad
  • 8/10 Becky Fisher
  • 8/11 Kristi Schleper
  • 8/17 Abbie Perron
  • 8/17 Aimee Riley
  • 8/21 Becky Bernard
  • 8/22 Rebecca Fobes
  • 8/23 Steph St. Peter