Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter




Gingerbread House Night 6-7:45

A-L 6-6:45

M-Z 7-7:45





I-Team Meeting 7:30


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

17 BLT Meeting 7:30

18 PBIS Meeting 2:30

19 Staff Dodgeball / Gym 3:15

20 ONLY Early Childhood has No School today

I-Team Meeting 7:30

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

Donuts with the Principal 8:35

Winter Party Day



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

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

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Stop.....


*Thank you, Sarii, Julie and Diane, for all the work you did with the second grade music program.

*Thank you to Ms. Drill, Mrs. Hackel, Ms. Leonard, Camilla Wichterman, and Madison Shepherd for coming in to be my audience for my ENVoY certification lesson! I literally couldn’t have done it without you all

*Thank you for running copies for the team, Stacy.

*Thank you for spending extra time to clean the floors and walls of my classroom over break, Matt.

*Thank you for always being flexible in our classroom Rhonda, Diane and Anne.

*Thank you for greeting everyone with a smile each day, Wendy.

*Thank you for being a listening ear and giving advice, DeAnn.

*Thank you Krissy Luce and Natalie for helping me print my 3D projects for my students. I appreciate it so much!

*Thank you to Natalie for helping me wrap my mind around all things coding!

*Thanks Wendy, Kim and Keri for all your help on Monday when I had to leave unexpectedly.

*Thank you, Jody, for your kind words of encouragement when working with a particular student. You are so helpful anytime I pop in to ask a question! You are appreciated!

*Thank you, Ann for being a spring board of new ideas, fresh perspective, and a great support! We are lucky to have you here at Jackson!

*Thank you, Jody, for your kind words of encouragement when working with a particular student. You are so helpful anytime I pop in to ask a question! You are appreciated!

*Wendy & Cathy, thank you for checking in with me.

*Kevin, thank you for your understanding…who knew, modern medicine is sometimes the answer!

*Heather & Jenny, thank you!!

**Thank you, Amy R., for working so hard on the negotiations team this year! Your work is very much appreciated!

*Thank you, Pete, Wendy, and Kathy, for all your work with the preparations for the after-school program!

*Thank you, Steph, for coming into my room to do coaching with me!

*Thank you, Kevin, for taking the time to meet with me during conferences!

*A HUGE thank you to “The Nutcracker Squad” for shedding all of your amazingness on our 2nd graders and for bringing holiday joy to the school!

*Thank you to my awesome 2nd grade team for helping out when I was out sick.

*Thank you, Kevin for being understanding and patient with all of us!

*Jenny, your listening ear is always appreciated!

*Rutter, thanks for being an awesome negotiator! We appreciate your time and effort!

*Kathy, thank you for making it a point to brighten everyone’s day!

*Mel, thanks for renewing Super Teachers for the grade level!

*Patty-Thank you for all of the hanging file folders! Greatly appreciated!!

*Natalie-Thank you for doing hour of code in my classroom! The kids LOVED animating their names!

*Krissy-Thank you for always reminding me about book check out!! ☺

*Thank you, Natalie, for always taking my ideas and helping me create a fun project for my students!

*Thank you, Kathy, for always being so kind and happy to buzz me in each morning, even when you are already doing 6 other things... I appreciate it!

*Thank you to Kevin for joining our PLC and sharing your insight.

*Thanks for the multiplication game, Boumeester!

*Martie, thank you for arranging the recipe slides for my families to prep for our cultural food fair!

*Thank you, DeAnn, for getting the Saber Nation store up and running! It looks really cool.

*Schleper, thank you for including one of my kiddos in your paragraph shrinking group.

*Charlotte, thank you for your funny and honest emails and texts, even when you’re not here at school.

*Ben, Jambo! Thank you for greeting my class as a jellyfish the other day. They were intrigued and excited!

*Thank you Natalie for doing the coding lesson.

*John for hanging the Christmas Tree for holiday cards.

*Stephanie, thank you for the yummy muffin!!

*Keri and Erica, thank you for the yummy cookies!!

*Thank you Boumeester for sharing a fun new math card game with the team! My kids LOVED it!

*Thank you Boumeester for printing off winter copies for the team!

*Thanks Hengel for the after school chats. I’m so glad to be a part of this team!

*Thanks Anglin for your constant mentoring of me this year! I appreciate it greatly!!!

*Thank you Schleper for being an outstanding I Team lead for our team!


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.



12/9 Diane Crist

12/11 Lisa Goodwin-Toller

12/11 Alexa Plouman

12/12 Brooke VonBank

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