Jackson Family Weekly Update

May 1, 2022

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Jackson teachers and staff are so very committed to your children.They live our motto of, "Every Child, Every Day, No Matter What!" They pour out their hearts for your children every day, meeting them right where they are so they can help your child grow academically and emotionally. They spend endless hours creating creative lessons, projects, and activities that will make learning come alive to your child. They are the heartbeat of Jackson. Please show your child's teacher some love and appreciation this week. A sweet card, a hand drawn picture, or hand written note to let them know you notice their hard work and commitment to your child would be an incredible gift. Thank you, Jackson teachers and staff, for all you do to make Jackson such an amazing place for students to learn and grow.

Last Week of State Testing

Our students have worked very hard on their State assessments. This is the final week for testing with Fifth grade taking their math and science exams. Third and Fourth Grade Students have finished their tests.

5th Grade Test Schedule for May 3 - 6

Tuesday, May 3rd @ 8:300am: MATH part 1

Wednesday, May 4th @ 8:30am: MATH part 2

Thursday, May 5th @ 8:30am: SCIENCE part 1

Friday, May 6th @ 8:30am: SCIENCE part 2

Make-Up Testing will take place as needed this week and through next week if necessary.


Counselor's Corner

Please click on this link for this week's Counselor's Corner Newsletter from our school counselor, Mrs. Schulze.
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AlphaBest The New Before & After School Program will Host an Open House at Jackson May 4

AlphaBest will be providing an engaging and innovative before and after school program at all NPS elementary and middle schools next year. Registration is now open!! Click here to register your child(ren).

Also, bring the whole family to our AlphaBest Open House events this week! There will be activities for students, information about the program, time to ask AlphaBest questions, and employment opportunities. The Open House events will be come and go 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the following sites:

May 3 - Monroe Elementary & Longfellow Middle School

May 4 - Jackson Elementary & Kennedy Elementary

Click Here for informational Flyer

Jackson Bike Safety Rodeo this Tuesday - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Jackson's Annual Bike Safety Rodeo is back! After a pandemic break the past two years, we are joining together again outside Jackson Elementary School from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, May 3rd to have fun and teach kids about bicycle safety! The event will include helmet fittings, bicycle mechanical checks by local bike shop mechanics, a review of the bicycle rules of the road, a fun bicycle skills course to ride through, and an optional neighborhood ride led by Norman Police officers! We'll also have snacks and helmet decorating. Participants should bring their own bicycle and helmet. A limited number of free helmets will be available for those in need. Free helmets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. If you don’t have a bicycle, you can bring a scooter instead. Adults are welcome to bring their bikes and helmets and participate too!

Contact Michelle Carr with any questions (405-664-2678). If you can volunteer to help at the Jackson Bike Safety Rodeo, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA72BA7FA7-jackson1

Bike and Roll to School Day Wednesday, May 4

Wednesday, May 4th is National Bike and Roll to School Day! Join kids around the country riding and rolling to school. You can ride straight from your home or meet the Jackson group to ride to school together! The group will meet at the Norman Investigation Center east parking lot at the corner of Wylie Rd. and Lindsey St. at 7:00am. We will roll out at 7:10am and ride north up Wylie Rd. to the school with a Norman Police escort. Parents are welcome to join the ride! Don’t forget your helmet!
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NPS Summer Enrichment Programs - Scholarships Available

Our NPS Summer Enrichment Camps are now open for enrollment. You can enroll your child by visiting our webpage or using the links in the newsletter. Also, the enrichment camp flyers have a description of each camp class. If you have any questions, please call Student Services at 405.366.5844. Scholarships are available for families who may need assistance with tuition for these programs.

Elementary Enrichment Camp Flyer

Middle School Enrichment Camp Flyer

Enrichment Camp Registration Form

Alcott Parent Orientation for Next Year's 6th Grade Students

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Former Student Receives Gold Award for Service Project at Jackson

The Gold Award is the Girl Scout's top award given for service. This prestigious award was given to only 6 women in the OKC area. Erin Williams, a former Jackson student, received this award for creating sensory paths in the kindergarten hall and 3rd & 4th grade wing and a book display about students with disabilities in the library hall. Congratulations to Erin for her hard work and service to Jackson students.
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PTA will meet this Thursday, May 5, at 6:00 in the cafeteria. All parents are invited to attend.

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The final popcorn Friday is this Friday. Popcorn is $1.00 per bag.

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May 3 - Bicycle Rodeo - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Jackson Parking Lot and Playground

May 4 - Bike/Roll to School Day

May 4 - AlphaBEST Open House - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Jackson Gym

May 5 - PTA - 6:00 PM Jackson Cafeteria

May 6 - Popcorn Friday

May 9 - Retirement Celebration for Susan Allgood - 3:30 - 5:30 PM - Jackson Library

May 10 - Kindergarten Program 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM

May 10 - McFarlin Mobile Food Pantry - 5:30 - 7:00 PM

May 17 - Honor Choir Performance - 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM

May 19 - Senior Celebration for Former Jackson Students who are Seniors this Year - 7:30 - 9:00 AM - Jackson Library

May 20 - Super Kids Day

May 24 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:00 PM - Jackson Gym/Auditorium

May 27 - 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Talent Show 9:00 AM - Jackson Gym/Auditorium

May 27 - Last Day of School