January 22nd - 25th


Monday, 1/21 -- MLK Jr. Day (No School)

Wednesday, 1/23 - Friday, 1/25 -- Jekyll Island Trip

Monday, 1/28 -- Sutton Visit at Jackson @ 8:30-9:30 AM

Wednesday, 1/30 -- "They Came for Me" performed by the Georgia Assemble @ 8:30-9:30 AM

Friday, 2/1 -- House Competition -- Wear your favorite NFL t-shirt or jersey

Friday, 2/1 - READ-A-THON Kick Off Assembly

Friday, 2/1 - Monday, 2/11 -- Read-A-Thon

Friday, 2/8 -- House Huddle @ 7:40-8:00 AM

Thursday, 2/14 -- Class Valentine's Day Party & House Competition -- Wear Red or Pink

Monday, 2/18 - Friday, 2/22 -- Winter Break (No School)


Friday, 2/8 -- Social Studies: WWII Quiz



5RI8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which point(s).


5W1a: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose. (Opinion Writing)


5L5c. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

Social Studies

SS5H4d: Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.

SS5H4b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.


I will not be offering tutoring after school this Wednesday since we will be at Jekyll Island.


APS has received a new tutoring service funded by Chick-fil-A, so it does not cost anything for students. It is available for all K-12 students from 4PM - 11PM for EVERY SUBJECT offered. The tutors can even review papers! To access, students should select the TutorATL app in My Backpack.


Students should arrive to Jackson no later than 5:15 AM on Wednesday, 1/23. We should return around 6:00 PM on Friday, 1/25.

I will send updates out on DOJO throughout the trip, and will also send out DOJO messages as we get closer to school on Friday in case we arrive earlier or later than expected.

Please do NOT allow students to bring cell phones or any other electronic devices. If any child needs to contact their parents due to sickness or injury, they can use my phone or another adult's. However, most students shouldn't need to contact their parents because they will be having a blast!

Please do NOT send your child on the Jekyll trip if he or she is sick, even if it's just a cold. As you can imagine, when 100+ students are in close proximity, it makes it much easier for illnesses to spread.

Last year we had many parents parked along the entrance way, which meant that buses could not enter. So, when picking up your children on Friday, please do NOT block the entrance. Instead, park in an allotted parking space.

Finally, please read through the packing list carefully to ensure your child has everything he or she needs to enjoy the trip.