Jackson School News

August, 2017

Upcoming Events

August 30, 6 PM - Grounds Clean-Up

Bring your whole family and your gardening gear! The Wilson Family has arranged bark chips to be delivered and we will work pulling weeds, spreading chips, and picking up trash until it gets dark.

August 31, 6:30 PM - Ice Cream Social

The PTA provides ice cream for an evening of reuniting with friends, meeting new teachers and classmates, and dropping off supplies.

September 5th, 7:50 AM - First day of school for 1st - 6th grade

September 7th, 7:50 AM - First day of school for kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers will arrange a time on the 5th or 6th for you to bring your child in to do a pre-assessment and visit the classroom space.

September 7th, 8 AM - Principal Coffee Chat

These occur on the first Thursday of every month. All are welcome!

September 19th, 2:30 PM - PTA Meeting

All are welcome!

September 22nd, 6 PM - Back to School Night

Learn about your child's teacher(s) and what to expect in class this year.

School Supplies

Click this LINK for the district school supply list. Please note: although the supply list calls for lined paper, we have plenty from last year so you can cross it off the list. We will always take copy paper.

Remember you can bring supplies to the Ice Cream Social on August 31st, if you'd like!

17-18 School Calendar

Please click this link to see next year's calendar.

New Teachers

Please join us in welcoming our new teachers this year!

John Patron will teach 2nd grade. He is a veteran teacher from the district who is making an exciting transition from high school to elementary school. He will be taking Mrs. Goldmann's place on our staff, as she chose to move to Lincoln Street Elementary.

Beverlee Byers will be an additional English Language Specialist and here half days (we share her with Indian Hills). Ms. Byers will be adding to Jackson some great expertise from Free Orchards for our students and families, as well as our teachers.

Melissa Kuehnel will be our new Speech and Language Pathologist. She is a new clinician, with an educational background in adaptive communication. Ms. Prevost moved to Las Vegas over the summer for a new opportunity outside of schools.

Mrs. Shotts is taking a one year leave so that she can help a school in Qatar begin a special education department - so exciting! We are currently in the process of finding a temporary replacement.

Ma Kecai is our new Confucius Institute Teacher for Chinese classes. She has been in the United States working at a middle school in Wilsonville for a year and is excited to begin working with younger students at Jackson.

Tina Feldhaus was introduced in a spring newsletter last year; she will be joining our 3rd grade team!

Playground Update

The new playground has been ordered and is en route!! Soon the old stuff will be taken away, the drainage will be added in, and the new materials will arrive. We will need volunteers to help with the install and building; district staff will direct, supervise, and help. We anticipate an arrival around the 2nd week of August and will send out messages when we have a more firm date and time for volunteers.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this happen for Jackson students!

Text Reminders

Would you like to get texts or emails about upcoming events at Jackson School? Simply text @jelem to 81010. We try to limit texts to 1 per week.

You can also go to this link to sign up: https://www.remind.com/join/jelem .

AmeriCorps Recruitment

If you or someone you know is looking for a way to help kids, make some money, and earn college credit, AmeriCorps may be for you! For more information, contact:

Jeri Lerwick, Program Director 503-359-8110 ext. 4537 jlerwick@fgsd.k12.or.us

16-17 Jackson PTA Board

President & Co President: Kerry Stock and Amy Meiers presidentjacksonpta@gmail.com

Vice President: Mindi Forrest vpresidentjacksonpta@gmail.com

Treasurer and Co Treasurer: Tricia Fanning treasurerjacksonpta@gmail.com

Secretary: Sara Tanz secretaryjacksonpta@gmail.com

Website! https://jacksonschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home


Please use your skill set to help the Jackson students!

*Fall Fest Committee Members

*Auction Chair & Committee Members

*Spring Fling Chair & Committee Members

*Volunteers for ice cream social, fun run, movie night, bingo night, and more!

Please email presidentjacksonpta@gmail.com if you want to volunteer. If sending an email is not an option, text or call 503-475-1769, or leave a note for the PTA in the mailbox at the school.

Attendance Matters!

Help your child's grade level win the popcorn party for the best attendance! The goal for every child is to only miss 9 or fewer days in the whole year.

Unexcused absences include vacations, colds, and fatigue.

Want more information?

Remind texts or emails: text @jelem to 81010

Principal coffee chats - First THURSDAY of each month (note change from last year)

Check the school website for live Twitter feed, announcements, calendar of events, school flyers, videos, and more!

Jackson School Mission

At Jackson, we are a family community which embraces a tradition of excellence that fosters emotional, social, and academic growth in a culture where everyone is happy, welcomed, included, and challenged.

Removal from listserve

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