Jackson Jetliner

A.K.A. Thursday Folder for 10/4/2018

Notes & Reminders

October breakfast and lunch menus have been published.
To access menus visit https://cr.nutrislice.com or
Download our free mobile app. (search “Nutrislice”)

For more information, including a Nutrislice FAQ go to http://www.cr.k12.ia.us/department…/food-and-nutrition-menu/

Family Conferences will be on Thursday, October 18th & Tuesday, October 23rd ---- watch for online sign up instructions soon.


Upcoming Events

Fall Picture Day

Thursday, October 4th

Running Club

Students can join running club at any time!

Running club is for all kids in grades k-5 and open to all abilities. We will run on Tuesday/Thursday 4-4:40 pm. Please make sure kids have running shoes, water and appropriate clothing as the weather begins to cool down. Parents are expected to pick up promptly. It's not too late to signup. Parents and kids are all welcome to attend as you are able.

We play! We run! We dance! And most of all, we have fun! The key is to move our bodies and enjoy the company of one another!

The last event is the Return of the Turkey Trot 5K on November 10. This race is optional but always a fun event. A big thanks to volunteer Kim Malcolm for heading running club this year. If you have any questions contact her at klmalcolm2001@gmail.com.

Running Club Signup


Monday & Tuesday, October 8th & 9th

Book Fair

Monday, Oct.22nd – Friday, Oct. 26th

More details to come!

Trunk or Treat

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 6pm

Jackson Parking Lot/Playground

Join us in the school parking lot for some candy and fun.

We will line the cars up in a large circle in the school parking lot with the trunks facing out. You can decorate your trunk with just a bucket of treats or with a lot of Halloween decor. It doesn’t need to be elaborate to participate.

This is a great time for the kids to show off their Halloween costumes with their friends and have fun.

Halloween Parade of Costumes

Wednesday, October 31st, 3:00pm

ALL costumes must be school appropriate. No scary (blood and gore) or weapon driven costumes. Also please, no hair color, or extreme make-up. All students will be changing into costumes at the same time, so costumes that can be slipped on over the clothes they wear to school would be greatly appreciated.

Classroom Parties will follow the parade.


Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for a few hands to help with vision and hearing screenings in October.

Vision Screening - Oct 10th

Shifts: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3

Vision Sign Up Link

Hearing Screening - Oct 29

Shifts: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3

Hearing Sign Up Link

Questions? Amber at amberdawnblomme@hotmail.com

Book Fair Volunteers

Boor Fair Volunteers are needed to set up, help kids and work sales. There are time slots before, during and after school. Book Fair is Oct 22-26. Thank you in advance for making the Book Fair a success!

Book Fair Volunteer Signup

America Reads Readers

Join us on Friday, Oct 26th to celebrate America Reads Day! Share your favorite book (or favorite chapter) with a class. Costumes are not necessary but welcomed. Jackson alumni who are now high school students are also welcome to come read.

Classes with times who still need readers are below. If you are interested or know someone in the community who would like to come read contact Emmaly at fenren03@gmail.com with class and time.

Here are times when other classes are available:

Rubocki – avoid 11:15 to 12:15 and 1:35 – 2

Meyers – open

Quiles – open

Fritz – 11:05

Krystofiak – 9:30 to 11:30

Eiles – 9:00


PTA Happenings

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 take over the program next school year. Please contact Lori Weber at 319-551-5584 if interested or have any questions.

Next Scrip order is Monday, October 15th.

If you need a gift card before then stop in the office and ask to look in the Cash & Carry Bag. Download the flyer below to see what we have in stock in the bag.

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


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.




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