Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter




4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9


Prof Dev/Gifford Cluster 7:30



Staff Trick or Treating 7:30-8

Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

All School Assembly 2:30



I-Team Meeting 7:30

Harvest Party



4 PBIS Meeting 7:35

5 BLT Meeting 7:30

Retake Picture Day

No activities scheduled 6-8

7 First Quarter Ends

Staff Potluck

Two Hour Early Release Day K -12

8 No School - Teacher Planning Day

12 Staff Meeting/Gifford Cluster 7:30

PTO Meeting (Parent/Board/GRANTS) 6:30-8

13 3rd Grade Dress Rehearsal 11-11:30 (all classes invited)

15 I-Team Meeting 7:30

3rd Grade Music Program 2:00

18 Send Report Cards Home

19 BLT Meeting 7:30

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7:30

20 PBIS Meeting 2:30

Culvers Fundraiser Night 5-8

21 Costco in Staff Lounge 7:15-8:15

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7:30

22 I-Team Meeting 7:30

25 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7:30

26 Prof Dev/Gifford Cluster 7:30

Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

5th Grade Pow Wow Music Trip 10:10-11:30/HS

Jackson Pride Bingo 2-2:45

27-29 No School - Thanksgiving Break

Happy Fall Y'All


*Thank you Learning Commons team for being awesome! Love working with you all each day!

*Thank you Sarah REIERSGORD for great conversation.

*Kristi Schleper love your growth mindset! Thanks for trying something new. ❤️ working with you!

*Charlotte, love the community that is being built in your classroom. It is a safe space for students to ask questions, learn together, and be themselves.

*Jeff Triest….you are a rockstar! Thanks for trying some new things in your classroom, providing honest feedback, and your guidance on getting things to work better and more efficiently.

*Kristi Schleper and Charlotte L. – Thanks for completing the Teacher Input Forms prior to IEP meetings!

*Thank you, Jody, for helping me set up interventions for a couple of my students!

*Thank you, Jen, for being so flexible and working so har with our students and our team!

*Thank you, Sandy, Becky F., and Kristin, for working so closely with our team to help our students continue to improve!

*Krissy, thank you for being flexible and letting my class come to check out books when I forgot about our extra check out time AGAIN!*Thanks to Keri, Jeff and Sandy for helping out with school patrol this week.

*Thanks, Jody, for sharing your treats!

*THANK YOU Jenny Larsen for helping me with my sick student!!! I needed the extra hands very much!

*Thank you, Jenny for going to the PTO Board Meeting for me last week! I appreciate you!

*Thank you, Char for being a fearless leader in first grade!

*Thank you, Dena, Diane, and Rhonda for being great supports to my classroom!

*Thank you, Jackson Staff for supporting an amazing fundraiser! Kevin and Pete…when are we doing the ice cream sundaes?

*Thank you Krissy for the “What If” book, my students LOVED it!

*Thank you Schleper for the awesome Book Creator slides!

*Thank you Jenny, for staying on top of our phonics papers. It is greatly appreciated!

*Thank you Kevin, for coming to our PLC meeting to help guide us.

*Thank you, Heather for sharing that wonderful missing number resource.

*Thank you, Erica for sharing resources on visualization and story elements.

*Thank you Kevin, for taking time to come to my classroom to have a discussion with my class.

*Thank you John, for getting rid of the old gross clothes to wash the tables. LOVE The new tool!

*The Physical Education Staff would like to thank Patti Moening for organizing our gym shoes.

*A BIG THANK YOU to Wm Chris Walberg for providing a seamless transition when upgrading my computer to Windows 10! I’m always nervous when software changes are required because there are so many things that usually need to be fixed. This upgrade has been much easier than any that I’ve been through. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

*Thanks also for sharing your honeymoon pictures of the UK. They are wonderful and I’m honored to have been able to see them.

*Thank you custodial staff for switching out my tables so quickly – it’s much appreciated!

*Aune – thank you for making the long trek to the pop machine for me!

*Lexie – thank you for sharing your poster idea and document with me! Excited to try it.

DLC Quick Tip

Conferences are a great way to highlight what students are doing in your class and set goals. Giving your students a chance to share their voice during conferences can be very powerful as well.

Some teachers have used Book Creator in the past with students to reflect and goal set.

Click on this link on your iPad and open it in Book Creator for an example of what some teachers did last year.

Click on the link below ⬇️to see a Kindergarten example.

As always, if you have ideas or want to collaborate, please reach out. Happy to help in anyway that I can.


10/28 Charlotte Leonard

10/31 Betsi Arvin

11/1 Wendy Petersen

11/2 Angie Siplinger

11/8 Jeff Triest

11/13 Jeff Hager

11/23 Dan Olson

11/30 Tiffany Hall

12/3 Kathy Clarke

12/3 Kathie Rue

12/4 Carolyn Apfelbach

12/8 Kim Hackel

12/8 Marty Schmidt

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

1/24 Sari Flatness