Jackson eNews

May 20, 2022

Hello Jackson Families!

2022 STAAR testing is officially completed at Jackson. Testing went smoothly this year without any technology glitches, and we know our Jackson Jaguars "rocked" their tests!

We need your help with planning for next year! Please take a moment to complete the Parent/Family Interest Survey below. Results will be discussed at our next SBIC (Site Based Improvement Committee) meeting.

Our PTA is ready to plan for next year too! If you are interested in volunteering with PTA via a board position, chair position, or just volunteering as the needs arise, please complete the Google form in the PTA section below, and they will get in contact with you soon! Volunteering makes the magic happen!

It's hard to believe that next week is our last week of school for the 2021-22 school year! It will be a busy week with 5th grade graduation and end-of-year parties. Friday, May 27, is an early release day and school will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. Many wonderful memories were made this year and, while we are sad that this school year is coming to a close, we are already looking forward to a great 2022-2023!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary

Jackson Office Manager Receives Top 100 PISD Paraprofessionals Award

Lorena Shields, Jackson Office Manager, was presented an award by District personnel for being one of the Top 100 Paraprofessionals in PISD! Jackson 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders participated in the celebration. Pictured below, left to right: Dr. Crystal Roach, Lorena Shields, and two representatives from the Human Resources Department. Congratulations, Mrs. Shields--WE LOVE YOU!
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Dear Jackson Parent/Guardian:

Please take a few moments to complete the Spring Title I survey below to help us better understand our families' needs and improve planning for next year. Thank you!

Estimado padre/tutor de Jackson:

Tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta de primavera Título I a continuación para ayudarnos a comprender mejor las necesidades de nuestras familias y planificar para el próximo año.

Parent Survey/Encuesta Para Padres

Statewide Family Engagement Spring Newsletter - Region 16

Free Meals Waiver Set to Expire

The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year is set to expire at the end of this school year.

Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits. Families who may qualify are encouraged to complete a federal meal application for free and reduced-price meals. The 2021-22 meal application will be honored for the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year. The 2022-23 meal application will be available after July 1, 2022. Visit Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services page for more information.

Families Are Asked to Complete an Intent to Return Form

In order to help campus staff appropriately and schedule classes for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, families are asked to complete an Intent to Return form online. Please complete the form as soon as possible since planning for the upcoming school year is already underway. If your family does not plan to return, families are asked to notify us as well since that information also helps with planning.

Thank you for your assistance in helping schools with planning for the upcoming school year.


  • Thursday, May 26 - 5th Grade Graduation, End-of-Year Parties
  • Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 12:00 noon

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

Click HERE for 2022-23 PISD District Calendar, adopted by the board of trustees at their November 3 meeting.

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Dear Jackson Parents:

All medications kept in the school clinic must be picked up no later than Friday, May 27, at 12:00 noon. Medications cannot be sent home with students--a parent or guardian must pick them up.

All medications not picked up will be discarded according to the PISD Medication Disposal Guidelines.

Thank you,

Nurse Wheeler


Our awesome P.E. coaches are sharing a monthly calendar with fitness challenges and other activities that promote the development of motor skills, physical fitness, and social skills. These activities can be done at home with family or friends. Have fun with fitness!

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Order 2022-2023 School Supplies Now!

2022-2023 school supplies are now available through EPI! You can fill out the order form (more information below) and return with cash or check to school by Friday, May 20, or order online through May 30!
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School Supplies - Wilson M.S.

If you have an incoming 6th grader at Wilson for the 2022-23 school year, below are details to purchase school supplies thru the PTA!
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Jackson Elementary relies on its PTA for so much in an effort to make the school experience something special and truly enjoyable for all of the students and staff. We can do some great things for the school together, but we need volunteers to really make the magic happen. We want to start planning for next year early and really get some fun activities on the schedule for all.

Our students and teachers have been through the ringer these last two to three years, and we want to do everything we can, AS THEIR PTA, to help them bounce back and experience school in a positive light, as a place of fun, learning, refuge, and resource!

Attached you will find several descriptions of our PTA board and chair positions. If you are interested in volunteering with us via a board position, chair position, or just volunteering as the needs arise, please complete the google form found at the link below, and we will be in contact with you soon to begin our planning for next year!

Jackson PTA 2022-2023 Board and Chair Position Descriptions


Thank you in advance for supporting our great Jackson Family!

Andrea Versher

2nd VP of Volunteers

Jackson Elementary PTA

2021-22 Yearbooks - SOLD OUT

Update: We are sold out of 2021-22 Jackson Yearbooks. Thank you to all of our families who purchased this awesome keepsake!

World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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Plano ISD Parent Education Engagement Program (PEEP)

PEEP Education builds parents' capacity to support and nurture their child(ren)'s physical, social-emotional and academic development through the acquisition of knowledge and parenting skills. The workshop classes are offered Monday through Thursday in-person and virtually. We ask parents and families to sign up for the classes prior to attending.

Click here to access PEEP classes, information, and registration.


Educación para padres

La educación PEEP desarrolla la capacidad de los padres para apoyar y nutrir el desarrollo físico, socioemocional y académico de sus hijos a través de la adquisición de conocimientos y habilidades parentales. Nuestras clases de taller se ofrecen de lunes a jueves en persona y virtualmente. Les pedimos a los padres y familias que se inscriban en las clases antes de asistir.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a nuestras clases de PEEP, información e inscripción.


Summer at the Plano Public Library

Summer is the perfect time to explore the Plano Public Library and discover your world! Sign up for a library card (free for Plano residents) to check out items and use the computers. Programs are free and open to anyone, no library card needed. See our full schedule on the library’s website.

Here are some highlights:

· Davis Library Grand Reopening is on Sunday, May 15 from 1-5pm. Join Mayor Muns for a ribbon cutting at 1pm and a variety of fun activities to follow

· Enter the Bookmark Contest until June 15. Entry forms are available online and at all five library locations. For ages 5+

· Celebrate your learning goals at the Summer Kickoff on Saturday, June 4 at all five library locations: Harrington & Parr 10am-12pm; Davis 12-2pm; Haggard & Schimelpfenig 2-4pm. Learn more about the Summer Learning program at Plano Public Library with this video

· Pick up a Passport at the Kickoff or any of the libraries starting June 4, and turn in August 1-14 to get a prize

· Visit the nationally touring Thinking Money for Kids interactive exhibit at Haggard Library beginning July 13

· Workshops like Movie Maker Camp, Website Development and Youth Entrepreneurship Academy are perfect for teens

· The Buy a Bag of Books Sale, June 11-19 at Davis Library, features books, movies and more for only $10 a bag

We look forward to seeing you this summer at a Plano Public Library!

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Plano West Summer Tennis Camps

Plano West will be hosting 2 tennis camps this summer, and we’d love to have your children involved.

  • Our first camp is May 30 – June 3
  • Our second camp is July 18 – 22
  • Each camp will run Monday-Friday from 8am-11am
  • The cost for the camp is $250 and includes a camp T-shirt
  • Registration is open….you can register at www.highpointtennis.com/tennis-camp/ …..Scroll down until you see the Camp Dates. The Green tabs are for the PW camps.
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Important Links:

Make Sure Your Communication Preferences Are Up To Date!

Visit www.pisd.edu/schoolmessenger to choose how you prefer to receive communications from Jackson and Plano ISD.

Jackson Elementary is a Title I Campus

Click on the link above to find out more about the Title I Program at your school. Haga clic en el enlace de arriba para obtener más información sobre el Programa Título I en su escuela.

Jackson Title IX Campus Coordinator

Click on the link above for contact information for Jackson's Title IX Campus Coordinator. Haga clic en el enlace de arriba para obtener información de contacto del Coordinador del Campus del Título IX de Jackson.

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