Walter Jackson Elementary School

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Grandparent's Day

Friday, September 11, is Grandparent’s Day! We are extending our reservation date to Wednesday, September 9. Adult lunches are $3.25 and tickets are being sold this week. You may send an envelope marked “Grandparent’s Day Lunch” with your payment and the student’s name. Tickets will be sent home with the students in their communication binders. Each class will have a special Grandparent activity in the classroom prior to lunch and PTA will be making family pictures in the auditorium after lunch. The pictures cost $5.00 and that covers PTA dues and a picture. Due to the number of visitors on this day the lunch schedule will be as follows:


  • Mrs. Alfano’s Class-- Auditorium 10:30; Lunch 10:45—11:15
  • Ms. Dutton’s Class-- Auditorium 10:30; Lunch 11:00—11:30
  • Mrs. Wegrich’s Class-- Auditorium 10:30; Lunch 11:15—11:45
  • Mrs. Summerford’s Class-- Classroom 11:10; Lunch 11:30—12:00
  • Mrs. Brecher’s Class-- Classroom 11:20; Lunch 11:40—12:10
  • Mrs. Clairday’s Class-- Classroom 11:30; Lunch 11:50—12:20
  • Mrs. Mathew’s Class-- Classroom 11:40; Lunch 12:00—12:30
  • Mrs. Wallace’s Class-- Classroom 11:50; Lunch 12:10—12:40
  • Mrs. Adams’ Class-- Classroom 12:00; Lunch 12:20—12:50
  • Mrs. Keown’s Class-- Classroom 12:05; Lunch 12:25—12:55
  • Mrs. Payne’s Class-- Classroom 12:15; Lunch 12:35—1:05
  • Mrs. Youngblood’s Class-- Classroom 12:2; Lunch 12:40—1:10
  • Ms. Lockhart’s Class-- Classroom 12:25; Lunch 12:45—1:15
  • Mr. Wakefield’s Class-- Classroom 12:30; Lunch 12:50—1:20

Upcoming Events

  • Walter Jackson PTA’s fundraiser also ends Friday. This is our largest fundraiser and most of the money is used for updated technology for our classrooms. Thanks for all that you do to make sure our students have what they need!
  • Open House is Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00 pm. We will meet in the auditorium for a brief welcome and introduction of the faculty and PTA officers. We will then dismiss to the classrooms.
  • Spirit Day at ZenBeri’s is September 17 from 3:00 – 9:00. Wear your green and yellow and enjoy some great ZenBeri frozen yogurt! Part of the proceeds go to WJES PTA!

Mighty Fine Media

Want to keep the reading going all the time? Try an e-book! Walter Jackson students have access to 40 e-books on a variety of reading levels and subjects. By supporting the PTA fundraiser we are able to purchase more e-books.


To access the e-books from home you can visit the library's website here and click on the e-books button. You will be directed to our e-bookshelf. There you may read or listen to any of the available titles. Multiple users can access them at once and there is never a due date! If it asks for a username or password, you may use "wjes" for the username and "read" for the password.


There is also an app you can use to access our e-books using iPads or iPhones. Download the Capstone Interactive app on the Apple App Store or by clicking here. You may use the same username and password information provided above to access our e-collection.


Please contact todd.mcdonald@dcs.edu if you have any questions.