Jackson Family Weekly Update

October 9, 2022

Tiger Trot is this Friday!!

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Tiger Trot Information

Jackson families, it’s that time of year again for our annual Tiger Trot (jog-a-thon)!! Tiger Trot 2022: A Trot Through the Park, will be run on Friday, October 14. This is our big fundraising event of the year. Our goal is $20,000! Help us achieve our goal!


On the day of Tiger Trot, your student will run as many laps as they can for 20 minutes and will then receive a snack and drink to celebrate their hard work. Students also receive prizes based on the amount of money raised. Due to a very generous sponsor, all students will also receive a Tiger Trot t-shirt. Information along with envelopes for collecting donations should have come home in your child's backpack a couple weeks ago. Extra envelopes, additional information, and collection envelopes are on the PTA bulletin board in the entry hall at school. Volunteers for the day of will absolutely be needed. A sign up sheet for volunteers will be sent closer to the event. If you have any questions, please email jacksontigertrot@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for Tiger Trot

Click here to sign up to help with Tiger Trot.

Schedule for Tiger Trot

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Counselor's Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Wednesday, October 19th is Unity Day! On this day, we will Wear and Share Orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.

This movement is led by the National Bullying Prevention Center


Order a Unity Day Bullying Prevention shirt HERE.

Deadline to order a shirt is Friday, October 7th.

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This Wednesday Morning Participate in Walk or Bike To School Day

Wednesday, October 12th, is National Walk and Roll to School Day! The PTA Healthy Kids Committee will not be leading group walks this year, but we encourage all students who live in the neighborhood to walk to school with friends and family. Students who are not able to walk from home can still get their steps in by joining a group walk around Rotary Park at 7:20am. Students who walk from home or who participate in the group walk may stop by the table in front of Jackson to get a sticker and a breakfast snack before heading into school. We hope to see lots of walkers on Wednesday!

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Jackson Sonic Night at the Lindsay location this Wednesday night from 4:00 - 8:00. Let them know you are with Jackson Elementary School.

6th Annual Jackson Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Mrs. Phillips will be collecting entries for the 6th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 10 & 11. Students will decorate a pumpkin to represent their favorite book or book character.

Family Reading Night is October 18- 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Enjoy dinner from the Chick Fil A food truck while you are here.

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Second Step

We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, children also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, manage strong emotions, and get along with others.


Please see below to learn more about what your child is learning next week and find guiding questions to assist with continuing the conversation at home. Families can also visit The Second Step Family Webpage to view full lessons and student handouts.


PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th


Free Virtual Parent Training - PAX TOOLS!

Several NPS 1st and 2nd grade classes are implementing PAX Good Behavior Game! This classroom intervention has proven outcomes in mental health promotion and improvement in on task behaviors! Parents can learn the same tools from PAX Good Behavior Game to use at home for FREE! Register for PAX Parent Tools training on October 6th at the QR code below! Learn more about PAX Tools here.

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Oct. 12: Walk and Roll to School Day

Oct 12: Jackson Sonic Night - Lindsay location - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oct. 14: Tiger Trot

Oct. 18 - Family Reading Night - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Oct. 25 - 3rd Grade Music Program 2:00 and 6:00

Oct. 26: Chuy's Restaurant Night

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 -Scholastic Book Fair at the Jackson Library

Nov. 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Nov. 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nov. 4 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 21 - 25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29: Ted's Restaurant Night

Rotary Road Rally to Support Rotary Success Cycle Program for Norman Public Schools

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When: Saturday, October 22 registration opens at 7:30am. The 50-mile and 40-mile rides begin at 9am.

Where: Start and finish at Little River Marina, 13801 Marina Rd at Lake Thunderbird, Norman, OK

What: Bicycle tour through the scenic roads of Lake Thunderbird and Lake Draper

Distances: 28 miles, 40 miles, and 50 miles

Why: To support the Norman Rotary Success Cycle, a partnership with Norman Public Schools to strengthen reading education in several of the district's at-risk elementary schools

Cost: Pre-registration is $40 per person and day-of-event registration is $45

Preregistration deadline: October 17, 2022

Ride Includes: T-shirt, SAG support, and rest tops as well as free lunch, local craft beer and live music. The first beer is on us, and lunch will be served by Midway Deli and The Meating Place food trucks.

Packet Pickup: Packets can be picked up the day of the event

For more Info: Call Chip Minty: 405-219-9944

5th Annual Rotary Road Rally Set for October 22

The Rotary Road Rally is returning for another run this fall, so circle Oct. 22 on your calendars and plan to head back to Norman for a great ride, great food and even more.

The bike ride will start at Little River Marina, overlooking beautiful Lake Thunderbird and will follow new 50- and 40-mile routes. Riders will tour rural east Norman and the Draper Lake Trail before heading back to the marina on tree-lined roads.

The ride will be fully supported with rest stops and SAG vehicles. Back at the marina, riders will be treated to a free lunch from two of Norman's best food trucks - Midway Deli and The Meating Place. There will also be craft beer from Lazy Circles and BIG breweries, as well as live music from The Mystery Dates and Mike Hosty.

Day of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the ride will start at 9 a.m. Food will be served and bands will be playing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Email chipminty1961@gmail.com for more information or follow link to preregister: Welcome | Rotary Club of Norman (normanrotary.org).

Jackson Parent and Student Handbook

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