Jackson Jetliner

A.K.A. Thursday Folder for 5/2/2019


Teacher Appreciation Week Volunteers

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10. We are looking for volunteers to bring in snacks, lunch and take over recess duty. If you would like to drop off food or help during recess sign up below.

Food sign up

Recess duty sign up

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 3

May 10

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 3

June 4

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

Save money, time, and hassle by ordering your school supplies for next year, now. Supply packs will be delivered to your child's classroom on supply drop off day.

Online orders are due by June 16th:

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID: JAC139
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
  4. 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.

Green Team

Check out the Green Team kids wearing white T-shirts with their own designs they created. Job well done with promoting and practicing recycling!
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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.

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.

Classroom Discussions

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

Upcoming 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 klmalcolm2001@gmail.com.

Happy Running!

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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.)


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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:

If you already have a current meal benefit, no action is needed.



Join PTA

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 jacksonjetspta@gmail.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 jacksonptascrip@gmail.com or 551-5584 with any questions about SCRIP

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Virtual Backpack

Virtual backpack includes community events such as sports signup, family events, music and art classes and more. Each week we'll showcase a few items in the newsletter, the full listing can be found here.


Rainbow Picture 2018

PBIS Celebration for reaching 20,000 school-wide tickets - way to go Jets!
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Jackson has a PTA facebook page with formal announcements and also a Jackson parent group. The group serves as a forum for questions, concerns, reminders and to share opportunities in the community that are not school related.

Jackson PTA Page

Jackson Parent Page