Jackson eNews

May 4, 2016

Hello Jackson Families!

Jackson teachers and staff are certainly feeling the love this week! Students have delivered flowers, fruit, and cards to their teachers with heartfelt appreciation! The week began in a delightful way with donuts delivered to the staff on Monday while PTA moms delivered coffee and tea. Jackson's Latino parents treated the staff to a delicious luncheon on Tuesday and PTA is providing lunch from Campisi's on Thursday. The love flows both ways, and Jackson teachers and staff are certainly grateful for their students and families!

Also, we are asking our wonderful Jackson parents to please take a moment to answer the brief survey below regarding parent involvement at Jackson. The results will help Plano ISD understand some of the ways in which parents are engaged in the education of their child and guide us in providing support to the parents in our community. Thank you for your participation!


2016 Plano ISD Bond Election

Election Day is this Saturday, May 7. If approved, the bond initiative will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate and will impact all Plano ISD campuses through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. For more information, including specific project allocations and voting locations, visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond.

PEP Summer School-- It's a Blast!

Registration is currently underway for the Plano Enrichment Program (PEP I)!

PEP I is housed at Memorial Elementary School and Bowman Middle School. The PEP I program offers a variety of enrichment as well as review courses for Kindergarteners to Fifth Graders in a safe, caring, and fun environment.

We offer something for everyone! STEM, Art, Acting, Sports- we have it all!

The program dates are June 8- June 30, Monday-Friday.

Tuition is $150 for one two-hour course; $300 for our half-day program consisting of two courses.

PEP I Program hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

We'll do the driving for you. Free PISD school bus transportation is offered to and from your home school campus to our PEP I summer school site.

For more information please visit our website: www.pisd.edu/summerschool, or call 469-752-8003. Come join the fun at PEP!

Information from Food and Nutritional Services Regarding Student Meal Accounts

Please see the attached letters from FANS (in English & Spanish) with important information regarding student meal accounts.

Parent EOY Letter - English

Parent EOY Letter - Spanish

News from Jackson PTA

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase through the Jackson PTA website, Store tab, for $30 until May 26. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school, but quantities are limited, so DON'T wait!

PTA Communications

Visit us at http://Jacksonpta.com or "Like" us on Facebook to view the latest updates for events and school happenings.

This year the Jackson PTA will also send a monthly eNewsletter with additional information. To receive the eNewsletter, simply login to the site and accept the terms & conditions for electronic communications.

Class of 2016 Jackson Elementary Senior Reception

2016 Seniors who graduated from 5th grade at Jackson in 2009 are invited to share memories with old friends and former teachers at Jackson's Senior Reunion! Please see invitation below for more details.
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May 2 - May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week. Please see attached flyer for daily suggestions on ways your student can thank their teachers for all they do.

Teacher Appreciation Flyer - English

Teacher Appreciation Flyer - Spanish

Monday, May 9 - STAAR Testing - 3rd and 4th Gr. Math; 5th Gr., Math retest - no visitors during testing, please!

Tuesday, May 10 - STAAR Testing, 3rd and 4th Gr. Reading; 5th Gr. Reading retest - no visitors during testing, please!

Wednesday, May 11 - STAAR Testing, 5th Gr. Science - no visitors during testing, please!

Friday, May 13 - Up and Active Day! (Rain Date - May 20)

Tuesday, May 17 - PTA General Meeting, Jackson Library, 6:00 pm. It's the last one for the 2015-2016 school year. Meet the New board members, committee chairs, and coordinators. Talk about ideas you have for next year and say good bye for the summer.

Thursday, May 19 - Kindergarten Program, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Performance at 8:15 am for the school and at 6:00 p.m. for family and friends.

Friday, May 20 - All library books due back to Jackson Library.

Thursday, May 26

  • Jackson Senior 2016 Reunion, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Jackson Library
  • Roll into Summer Skate Night! Summer is almost here, and who wants to celebrate? Lace up your skates and join our Jackson family for the last BIG event of the school year. 6:30-8:30 pm, Thunderbird Roller Rink, 3200 Thunderbird Lane, Plano. $7 per skater.

Friday, May 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day/Professional Development)

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (Student/Teacher Holiday)

Thursday, June 2 -

  • Yearbook Signing
  • 5th Grade Graduation, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Gym and Cafeteria

Friday, June 3 -

  • Last day of school!
  • Elementary Early Release. Class dismissed at 12:00 noon.


Plano Senior High School Wildcat Soccer Clinics

Plano Senior High School is hosting their annual Wildcat soccer clinics for boys and girls (1st - 9th grades) on June 13 - 17 and for boys (5th - 9th grades) on July 18 - 22. Please see the flyer below for more details!
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2016 Plano West Wolfpack Soccer Camp

Plano West (aka Blue Nation) is hosting their annual Soccer Summer Camp June 6-10. This camp is for both boys and girls entering grades Kindergarten through 9th. Participants learn skills, play fun soccer games and have themed dress up days! Spots are usually limited to 150 so sign up quickly! See flyer below for more details.

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Kendra Scott Give-Back Event to Benefit Planoettes

Kendra Scott celebrates the opening of their Allen store in Watters' Creek with a "Give Back" event to benefit PSHS Planoette's Drill Team. What a great way to buy yourself or a special someone a little bling and benefit the Planoettes at the same time. See flyer below for more details!

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Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to Support PSHS Planoettes

Support PSHS Planoettes Drill Team and enjoy an Applebee's Flapjack Breakfast on Saturday, May 14, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 3141 Preston Rd., Frisco; Tickets are $10.
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Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal