Jackson eNews

September 15, 2021

Hello Jackson Families!

We were happy to welcome some of our students back from the Temporary Virtual Option this week, but it was also bittersweet to have to say goodbye to students leaving for the Virtual Academy. We certainly understand the hard decisions that our families are faced with during these times and we appreciate all you do to ensure that your child has a successful educational experience!

This week, September 13-17, Texas schools honor Celebrate Freedom Week. Both Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Week focus on September 17, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. The instructional goal of this week is to highlight the values and ideals on which the United States was founded as well as the sacrifices that were made for freedom in the founding of the country. A Celebrate Freedom video created by the District was shown on JagTube (Jackson's closed circuit broadcasting system) on Monday.

September 15 through October 15 has been designated Hispanic Heritage Month and Jackson's wonderful Librarian, Amy Kincaid, has provided many excellent resources below for celebrating the achievements and contributions of our Hispanic American champions. Please be sure to check out her presentation below.

Beginning September 14, Plano ISD’s Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) will host 30-minute ”Lunch and Learn” parent sessions for Plano ISD families on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. on Facebook Live. Log on to join Plano ISD parent educators and other parents to explore evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a community. Please visit the Plano ISD PEEP webpage for more information.


Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary


Please click here to read a message from Jackson's Principal, Mrs. Roach.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15 and Jackson students will be able to celebrate the Hispanic culture with a selection of books in the Jackson Library. Click on the link below for a preview of Library offerings, several read-alouds and other related activities.

Amy Kincaid


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Counselor's Corner

Hi Jackson Jaguars!

Don't forget, your teachers will be watching for students who demonstrate Self-Control, the Jaguar of the Month character trait for September. Some ways that you can demonstrate Self-Control are listed on the poster below. We are looking forward to a very "self-controlled" September!

Thank you,

Andrea Hall, Counselor

Michelle Hardy, Counselor

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Important Dates


  • 9/13-17, Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Week
  • 9/15 - 10/15, Hispanic Heritage Month


  • 10/4-8, Fire Prevention Week
  • Wednesday, 10/13 - Kindness Card Contest entries due
  • Monday, 10/11 - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, 10/12 - Student Holiday
  • 10/25-29 - Red Ribbon Week

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

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Join Jackson PTA!

We know this school year has been financially and emotionally difficult for many of our families, but that's why it's even more important to support our students by joining the Jackson PTA. The funds raised this year will go a long way to providing field trips and other educational programs for next year. We can't do this without your support!

Please visit our website to become a member of the Jackson PTA, order available school supply packs, or to purchase Jackson spirit wear.

2021-2022 Jackson Spirit Wear Now Available!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear is now available! It's easy to order--fill out the attached form and return to school with payment (exact cash amount or check) by Thursday, September 16. Jackson students are encouraged to wear Jackson spirit wear or Jackson colors (black and gold or Jaguar print) on Mondays. Let’s show our school spirit Jaguars!!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear Order Form

World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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Announcing the 3rd Annual Plano ISD SEL Kindness Card Contest. The contest is open to all Plano ISD students in grades K-12 and entries are due to the administration building by October 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. More information about the contest is available through Jackson's art teacher, Valerie Shaffer at valerie.shaffer@pisd.edu, the QR codes on the poster, or the links below:

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Community Activities and Resources

Community Resource Guide

Jackson Parents,

The following link provides a wealth of community resources available in our area.

Click the link or cut and paste the link in a browser to find information on such topics as:

Autism, Behavioral and Psychiatric Services, Boys and Girls Club, Child and Family Guidance Centers, Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), Counseling, Epilepsy, GED Testing, Health Care Services, LifePath Systems, Multiple Sclerosis, Plano Clothing Closet, Special Olympics, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and MANY more.

Community Resource Guide


Stay connected to eNews - Watch for parent trainings offered by PISD.

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Free Dentistry Day - Willow Bend Dental

Willow Bend Dental in Plano will be offering a free dentistry day on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Willow Bend Dental en Plano ofrecerá un día de odontología gratis el sábado 18 de septiembre de 2021.

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