A.K.A. Thursday Folder for 5/2/2019
NOTES & REMINDERS
Confirmation of Make-Up Dates - Changes to the School Calendar
Regarding the weather-related changes to our calendar, please make plans informed by the details available here:
The following Fridays will convert to FULL days:
May 17, 24, and 31 remain as early dismissal days, dismissing at 2:20pm.
The following designated make-up days at the END OF THE YEAR will become FULL instruction days:
June 5 * Last day for preschool*June 6 – Last day of school; EARLY DISMISSAL day, dismissing at 2:20pm
Order School Supplies for Next School Year
Online orders are due by June 16th:
- Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
- Enter the school ID: JAC139
- Follow the directions to complete your order.
- Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.
Or return the attached order form with your payment by June 7th (checks payable to Jackson PTA), to the Jackson office.
Join Cub Scouts
Cub Scout Pack Picnic Saturday, May 18th
All students going into K-5th grade welcome. Come see what scouting is all about! See attached flyer for details.
Jackson Spring Carnival
Come celebrate all that the Jackson community has to offer while raising funds for PTA. Volunteers make this event work and keep it FUN! Signup to help at the below link.
Date: 05/17/2019 (Fri.)
Time: 2:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Location: Jackson Elementary
Take Away Hunger (TAH)
Take Away Hunger 2019: Iowa organization to feed all those in need of food Buying, Building, & Bringing life-saving meals to starving families
All Jackson classes will be volunteers for Take Away Hunger on May 28th.
Take Away Hunger News and Upcoming Events
Thank you, Jackson Jets!
We are close to $1400.00 raised to help the very hungry of our world! You have shown your commitment to hungry people around the corner and around the world through your discussions, strong voice for those less fortunate, and by working hard to raise money for the life-saving TAH food. You are making a difference! Let’s really get the word out about what Jackson is doing and double our dollars in the next week!
Reminder: donations are gladly accepted at school with coins, cash or checks.
Last week, each classroom discussed with Mrs. Stusak what the TAH fundraiser is and how to
Make a Change:
1. Think deeply about the words hungry and hunger. 2. Use your voice to speak about the problem of hunger/food insecurity in the United States and starvation around the world. 3. Be grateful and give thanks for what you have in life. 4. Use your actions to demonstrate care for yourself and those around you.
Bring in Change:
1. Tell others what TAH is and what you will do on May 28 with the money Jackson raises for TAH. 2. Read more; watch tv less to earn quarters. 3. Work to bring in $1.50 a week to helpvery hungry people. That’s a bag of food! 4. Try to find ways to earn money to give to TAH.
5. Support TAH events
TAH t-shirt sales: 4/25-5/7 order forms available in the Jetliner
Friday reward: 5/3 “halfway there” Hat Day
Inspiration bracelet sales: 5/10 donate $5 or more to get a hand-stamped bracelet with a word of inspiration
TAH BINGO at the Jackson Carnival: 5/17 join in on the fun
We can Take Away Hunger!
Take Away Hunger T-shirts
Support the Take Away Hunger project at Jackson Elementary by ordering a t-shirt at the below link.
Shirts will be delivered to your student at school, prior to packing day on May 28th.
T-shirts are 100% cotton, made by Gildan, with 3 color options.
Cost $13/shirt (Adult 2XL + $2.50; Adult 3XL + $3.50)
Order Forms and Payment due by May 7th.
Jackson Running Club Registration!
JACKSON RUNNING CLUB: Spring Running Club will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd from 4pm-4:40pm! We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the black top thru May 16th! Even if you or your child is not a runner, come and walk with us. Just keep moving and have fun!
Use the link below to sign up for the spring, even if you signed up in the fall. We wanted updated information for all student participants.
Contact Kim Malcolm with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson Night at the Kernels - Star Wars Night
Saturday, May 25th, 6:30pm
950 Rockford Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
Please join us for Jackson Elementary Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! This fun and exciting event will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM.
The Kernels will take on the Peoria Chiefs - Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. It's Star Wars Night and fans can meet their favorite characters and bid on game worn Star Wars Themed Jerseys! The first 1,000 fans through the gate will also receive a pair of Star Wars Character Socks! The night caps off with a spectacular post-game fireworks show, as well!
Tickets are just $8.00, a savings of $4.00 off the regular box office price. Tickets can be purchased using the flyer distributed at school, OR online by using the special URL below: (This special link will be active until Friday, May 24th at Midnight. If you do not want to buy your tickets online, you may also purchase them by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560. Please select the special JACKSON area in section 113 when ordering online and over the phone.)
Attention 5th Grade Families - Save the Date!
What: 5th Grade Recognition Celebration
When: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm with a brief ceremony at 11:00-11:30am
Where: Cherry Hill Park Pavilion
Calming Strategies For Kids and How to Deal with Failure
Free & Reduced Meals
Did you know that you can apply for free or reduced meals at any time, not just at the start of school year? If you do not have a current meal benefit, you may:
- Apply online www.lunchapp.com
- Contact the school for a paper application
If you already have a current meal benefit, no action is needed.
It's not to late to become a PTA member! Dues are $15/individual and $25/couple. Check can be dropped off in the office or brought to next PTA meeting.
PTA Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm (free childcare provided).
Box Top Drawing
Parents, please don't forget to have your child fill a BoxTop form for the new monthly competition we have going on at Jackson.
Your child could win a $5 Orange Leaf gift card!
Forms can be found in front of the office, or you can print your own at home (half page is preferred).
Tape or glue 10 BoxTops on the form and return it in front of the office.
Please make sure your child's name and their teacher's name is on the form so we know who to reward.
The winner will be announced at the end of every month during morning announcements.
Contact email@example.com with any questions about PTA
Scrip is looking for someone to help with the program next school year. Please contact Lori Weber at 319-551-5584 if interested or have any questions.
If you need a gift card fast, stop in the office and ask to look in the Cash & Carry Bag. Lots of new cards and plenty of options to choose from. Next order will be Mon, May 6th.
SCRIP is a program where you buy gift cards at face value and a percentage goes back to the school. Fast, convenient and a great way to support Jackson!
SCRIP order forms and info can be found:
Contact Lori Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 551-5584 with any questions about SCRIP