Jackson Journal

February Edition

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School Counselors Week: Feb. 6-10!

Please take a moment during the week of February 6-10th to recognize our school counselors, Amy Wiesner and Bobbi Jo Johnson during School Counseling Week. This year's theme is, "Helping Students Dream Big." We are so blessed to have these two amazing counselors supporting our staff, students, and families at Jackson. Thank you for all you do to support our students' learning.

School Resource Officer Day: Feb. 15th

Please help us in recognizing School Resource Officer, Kayla Rocklewitz on February 15 for School Resource Officer Day. She does a great job connecting with our staff, students, families, and the community. We appreciate her efforts to support all of us in helping our students to be the best they can be.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday, Feb. 16th

Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 16th, from 8:00a.m.-7:00 p.m. Your child’s February conference time will be scheduled at the same time as their fall conference. In Friday Folders last week, you received a reminder of your schedule time.

If you need to reschedule the conference, please call the Jackson office or contact your child’s teacher directly.

If no time is listed on your child's form, this indicates that a fall conference was not scheduled. Please contact our main office or your child’s teacher directly to schedule a conference.

In order to allow time to prepare materials for conferences, scheduling/rescheduling will close on Feb. 14th at 4pm.

We Need Your Help! Staff Luncheon Feb. 16th

Click here to see how you can help with the Staff Potluck Luncheon during Family-Teacher Conferences on Feb. 16th.

Message from PTO

On Feb. 27th, we are having a Reading Lock In as part of Read Across America/ No TV-Electronics Week. As part of this event, we would like to give each participant a book to take home, and we need your help. If you would like to donate a gently used or new book for this event, please drop them off in the main office. Any books appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are needed. Examples include picture books, early readers, or chapter books.

Parking During Drop Off & Pick Up

We need your help. When dropping off your child in the morning or picking them up after school please do not park in the area highlighted in red in the photo below. When parking in this area, you risk the safety of our students who are crossing in the crosswalk because it causes a blind spot for the crossing guard and may block our staff from being able to enter/exit the parking lot. Thank you!
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Safety is a top priority at Jackson Elementary. In order to ensure all of our staff and students are safe, each month we practice a safety drill.

February Safety (SRP) Drill: HOLD

This safety response requires all staff and students to clear the hallways and stay in their assigned area. This allows staff to assist students and/or staff who are requiring additional support, and if needed allows emergency responders to move through the halls quickly to respond to any medical need.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students and staff safe. If you have any questions, please give Mrs. Beatty a call, 920-663-9522.

Zones of Regulation Parent Corner

The Jackson staff are working hard to teach the Zones of Regulation lessons to students. The Zones of Regulation curriculum is a proactive teaching approach that builds awareness of the unique feelings we each have, gives us a common language for connecting and communicating these feelings and provides us practice with tools and strategies to take care of ourselves. The 4 different Zones, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, RED, represent our feelings. Students are being taught how different feelings fit within different Zones. In the next few months, teachers will be teaching students about different tools that can be used to help self regulate your body to be ready to learn. Below you will see a few of the different tools that we can use to help us self regulate. The Zones and tools can also be used at home when your child is struggling with their feelings.

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Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope For Heart) is starting this week. Mr. Deicher is beginning to explain to classes that the challenge is a Fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Each child had a paper sent home on Friday in their Friday Folders about how to register and basic information. Here are the basics:

  • Our celebration will take place in class with a variety of jump activities in PE class from Feb. 24th to March 3rd .
  • Kids can begin collecting donations as soon as they want. Mr. Deicher would like donations to be wrapped up by March 10th. Then he will order any of the thank you prizes (it usually takes 4-6 weeks for delivery).
  • Mr. Deicher also does a T-Shirt club at Jackson. Anyone that raises $50 or more gets a t-shirt and we will do a group picture together on the day they get delivered.

Register online at: http://www2.heart.org/goto/jackson

Read Across America & No TV/Electronics Week

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Manitowoc Public Library: Winter Reading Challenge

Click here to learn more about the MPL's Winter Reading Challenge.

Forward Exam Coming Soon

The State Forward Exam will be here before we know it; this year's testing window is March 20-April 28. Our third through fifth graders will be taking the exam, and more information will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks.

Testing can be stressful for some students, and it is our goal to prepare students in order to lessen their text anxiety. Here are a few resources families can utilize in order to help prepare their student and reduce any anxiety or stress around the exam.

How to Help a Child with Test Anxiety

Make Learning a Priority

Training Opportunity: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adolescents ages 12-18. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

Training Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid

This session teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You'll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events


6-10th - Penny Wars & School Counseling Week

6th- School Forest Field Trip for 3rd Gr. (rescheduled to this day)

8th- 100th Day of School: Dress like a 100 year old!

9th- Dental Clinic

13th- Dental Clinic

14th - PTO Meeting @6pm

15th- Dental Clinic

16th- Parent Teacher Conference- No School for Students

17th- No School for Students
18th - Ice Skating (5pm - 7pm)

20th- No School for Students

24th- School Forest for 5th Gr.
27th & 28th - Read Across America Week& No TV/Electronics Week (see activities above)


1st-3rd- Read Across America Week & No TV/Electronics Week (see activities above)

14th- PTO Meeting @ 6pm in the Library

Jackson Elementary: Student/Parent Handbook

Please take some time to read over our student/parent handbook. Linked in it you will also find a copy of the District's Code of Conduct. Thank you for supporting our students and staff in creating a safe learning environment.