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October 1, 2021

Hello Jackson Families!

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized as Jaguars of the Month for September by demonstrating the trait of Self-Control! Research has shown that exhibiting self-control at a young age can be a predictor of future success in school, work, and relationships! I predict Jackson students will have a lot of future success!

Kindergarten: Hayden Mah, Mayameen Saleh, Diego Sanchez, Aashvi Sindhwani, Damian Torres

1st Grade: Landon Butler, Danna Ferrera, Austin Hammond, Carter Hopkins,, Jeremy Lira-Quintanilla, Alejandro Ruiz Bonilla

2nd Grade: Neha Lam, An Nguyen, Yessenia Perez, Valentina Romero, Joshua Solis

3rd Grade: Gabrielle Grupp, Fiorella Gamarro, Sazya Marf, Yamilet Rangel, Nate Taylor

4th Grade: Kate Del Pesce, Santiago Lagunas, Elizabeth Mubanga, Valentina Oduber, Vincent Tsai

5th Grade: Eliangy Paz Rodriguez, Ja'Kayla Smith, Rital Samoud, Allison Rivas, Amy Tinoco

Our September Jaguars of the Month received recognition on JagTube and attended a breakfast this morning with Mrs. Roach, our Principal. Students also received a certificate, keychain, and a Jackson Jaguar pencil. Names will be displayed on the bulletin board near the front office.

The character trait for October is Obedience. We look forward to watching our students build on their character traits!


Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary

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Title I Program

Jackson Elementary receives federal funds for Title I programs, which are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To find out more about the Title I Program or to view the Campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy, School/Family Compact, and Notice of Qualifications, please visit the Jackson Title I web page or the PISD Title I web page. Translation services are available upon request. If you would like to request a document to be translated in a language other than Spanish or English, contact your child’s principal so the request can be made to the district translator/interpreter for translation.


La escuela Primaria Jackson recibe fondos federales para programas de Título I, que son parte de la ley Cada Estudiante tiene éxito “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA). Para obtener más información sobre el Programa Título I o para ver la Política de participación de los padres y la familia en la escuela, el Acuerdo entre la escuela y la familia; y el Aviso de Calificaciones , visite la página web del Título I de Jackson o la página web del Título I del PISD. Los servicios de traducción están disponibles a solicitud del interesado. Si desea solicitar que se traduzca un documento en un idioma que no sea español o inglés, comuníquese con el director de su hijo para que se pueda hacer la solicitud al traductor / intérprete del distrito para su traducción.

Title IX Campus Coordinator

Crystal Roach is the Campus Title IX Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Roach will address employee and student concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment.

Reports can be made at any time and by any person, including during non-business hours, by mail, email or phone. During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.

Contact Information

Crystal Roach




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

Parents Make the Difference! - Parenting Newsletter from the Parent Institute

Hello Parents,

We are excited to let you know that we have purchased a school subscription to a parenting newsletter from The Parent Institute. This newsletter, Parents make the difference! is published monthly in English and Spanish and contains great articles to help parents support their child’s learning and to help build parent involvement and student achievement. We will provide links to each month's issue below.

Parents make the difference! - October 2021

Los padres ¡hacen la diferencia! - Octubre 2021

Important Dates


  • 9/15 - 10/15, Hispanic Heritage Month

  • 10/3-9, Fire Prevention Week
  • Wednesday, October 6 - Fire Prevention Contest entries due to Ms. Shaffer
  • Monday, October 11 - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Student Holiday; Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, October 13 - Kindness Card Contest entries due
  • 10/25-29 - Red Ribbon Week
  • Thursday, October 28 - Multicultural Night, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Longhorn Park/Jackson Playground

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

National PTA Reflections Program

The Reflections Program is America's oldest and largest arts education program of its kind and welcomes students of all grade levels and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts.

The official theme for the 2021-2022 school year is

I Will Change The World By...

Entrants have the potential to advance to area wide and national level to be recognized for their artwork! Top entries will advance to Plano ISD Council of PTAs at the beginning of December for the next level judging with potential to advance to the Texas PTA and National PTA levels.

The arts – and the National PTA Reflections program – support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

Key points:

• There is no limit on the number of entries per student!

• Remember to reflect the theme in the work!

• Guidelines and requirements must be met, or your entry will not be judged.

• We will be accepting digital and physical entries this year! Entry deadline is Thursday, November 11th, 2021.

• All entrants must have at least one current Jackson PTA member in their household for this school year prior to October 31st.

More information can be found on Jackson PTA’s Reflections website:



National Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd - 9th. This year’s Fire Prevention Poster contest theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” The purpose of this contest is to help children become aware of fire safety practices, to provide motivation for this awareness, and to promote application of these practices in real-life situations.

Posters should be turned in to Ms. Shaffer, Jackson's Art Teacher, by Wednesday, October 6th. Grand Prize award posters from each school will advance to the District Contest. District winners will go on to compete in the City contest, and there will be an Awards Ceremony for City contest winners on October 27th. Contest rules are below.

Fire Prevention Poster Contest Flyer - English and Spanish

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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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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Plano Families First Fall Fair

Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair which will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plano Chamber of Commerce will also present a job fair to help Plano residents get back to work. The job fair will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required. For more information, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.

Elementary Coding Club Opportunity – Fall 2021

Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering again to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Detailed information in English and Spanish, including a link to register, can be found here.


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:

Plano ISD Parent Education Engagement Program (PEEP)

PEEP Education builds parents' capacity to support and nurture their child(ren)'s physical, social-emotional and academic development through the acquisition of knowledge and parenting skills. The workshop classes are offered Monday through Thursday in-person and virtually. We ask parents and families to sign up for the classes prior to attending.

Click here to access PEEP classes, information, and registration.


Educación para padres

La educación PEEP desarrolla la capacidad de los padres para apoyar y nutrir el desarrollo físico, socioemocional y académico de sus hijos a través de la adquisición de conocimientos y habilidades parentales. Nuestras clases de taller se ofrecen de lunes a jueves en persona y virtualmente. Les pedimos a los padres y familias que se inscriban en las clases antes de asistir.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a nuestras clases de PEEP, información e inscripción.

Community Activities and Resources

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PSHS Planoette Dance Clinic

Calling all Future Planoettes! Come dance with the Planoettes at our dance clinic and perform with the Planoettes at a Wildcat football game. The Planoette officers and sergeants will be teaching you spirit lines and a fun dance to perform at a football game. Open to girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration is now open. Go, Future Planoettes!

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