Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter



16 CYCLE DAY 6 (wear your favorite Holiday Shirt, Sweater, Vest Day)

Cookies for Breakfast/First Grade Cluster 7:45-8:15

17 CYCLE DAY 7 (Tinsel Tuesday, wear something shiny)

BLT Meeting 7:30

18 CYCLE DAY 8 (Wild Flannel Day, wear your favorite flannel attire)

PBIS Meeting 2:30

19 CYCLE DAY 9 (Twisted Thursday, dress in Candy Cane Colors)

Staff Dodgeball / Gym 3:15

20 CYCLE DAY 10 (Long Winter's Nap Day, wear your favorites PJS)

ONLY Early Childhood has No School today

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Men's Breakfast/Dean (3rd) Cluster 7:35-8:15

Staff Holiday Sing Along 8:10-8:25 (Hallway be Gehlhoff's Room)

Donuts with the Principal 8:35

Winter Party Day

Staff Celebrate the Holiday Season/Shakopee Bowl 3:45 - ?




1 No School - Winter Break

3 I-Team Meeting 7:35

6 PBIS Meeting 7:35

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9

7 BLT Meeting 7:35

10 I-Team Meeting 7:30

13 Mail K packets

14 Staff Meeting/Gifford Cluster 7:30

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30-8

15 4th Grade Breakfast/Gifford Cluster 7:45-8:15

PBIS Meeting 2:30

16 Field Trip for 2nd Grade to Carver Wildlife Refuge, 8:40

17 I-Team Meeting 7:30

20 No School - MLK Jr. Day

21 BLT Meeting 7:30

23 First Semester Ends

Staff Potluck

Two Hour Early Release Day K-12

24 No School - Teacher Planning Day

28 Prof Dev/Gifford Cluster 7:30

31 I-Team Meeting 7:30

Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9

Kid's Dance 6-8


3 Send Report Cards Home

PBIS Meeting, 7:35

4 BLT Meeting, 7:30

4th Grade Field Trip to HS/Jack Brass Band, 10:30-11:15

Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:15-7:00

6 Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:15-7:00

7 I-Team Meeting, 7:30

11 Staff Meeting (Gifford Cluster), 7:30

12 Kindergarten Field Trip to Stages Theater, 9:00-11:15

13 Valentine's Day Party

O'Brien Dental presenting to 2nd Grade, 10:00-11:00

14 NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

17 NO SCHOOL (President's Day)

18 BLT Meeting, 7:30

Field Trip for 4th Grade to Mill City Museum, 8:50-2:00

PTO Meeting (Parents/Board/GRANTS), 6:30-8:00p

19 PBIS Meeting, 2:30

21 I-Team Meeting, 7:30

1st Grade Music Program, 2:00

25 Prof Dev (Gifford Cluster), 7:30

No Activities Scheduled 6:00-8:00 (Ok for Marcos per Kevin)

24-26 Marco Fundraiser Nights

27 5th Grade Field Trip to The Ordway, 11:00-1:30

28 I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Doughnuts with the Principal, 8:35

4th Grade Assembly, 8:35-9:00

Dashing through the Snow.....In a one horse open sleigh.....


*Thank you 2nd grade team for taking on my kids when I had the Shakopee Plague!

*Thank you Keller for picking me up an item at Sam’s Club! I appreciate it!

*Thank you Erica for doing an amazing job at tier time with the kids who need you the most!

HAPPY RESTFUL WEEKEND to get ready for the best week of the year!

DLC Quick Tip - Seesaw Activities

When working with students, Seesaw can be a tool that allows students to capture text evidence to identify key details from a text. The benefit of capturing the information in Seesaw is that the text boxes can be rearranged to show students who to write sentences with a variety of sentence structures.

Here is a link to a Seesaw Activity that could be used as like the Summary Assistant. Upper grades, we can easily modify it to work with more complex texts.

Want some open-ended Seesaw Activities? Check out this slidedeck. The first slide is a table of contents that allows you to search through the Seesaw Activities by content area.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Excited to be in your classrooms next week for Hour of Code.



12/16 Luci Drill Mellum

12/18 Lexie Schilling

12/24 Noel Reinke

12/25 Brandie Rush

1/1 Bev Wuollet

1/2 Jeanne Meyer

1/4 Sandy Boyce

1/13 Rachael Schweigert

1/17 Jeff Casey

1/18 Kelsey Angell

1/21 Matt Malaske

1/22 Emily Adams

1/24 Sari Flatness

2/2 Natalie Weatherman

2/8 Steph Masloski

2/12 Tim Olene

2/15 Danielle Bauman

2/18 Becca Kay-Lewis

2/19 Amanda Lymangood

2/21 Kristi Boumeester

2/21 Barb Weierke

2/26 Mel Altonen

2/26 Sue Tanberg

2/28 Katie Beckrich

3/1 Mandy Knutson

3/4 Kaitlin Wermerskirchen

3/17 Mary Ellen Sandberg

3/22 Dena Gregor

3/25 Becky Keller

3/26 Amy Scott

3/26 Ben Thies

3/31 Krissy Luce