January 15, 2021
This has been a busy week at Jackson with two Spelling Bees and College and Career Week! Congratulations to Oluwatoyin Odumosu, Jackson's Spelling Bee Winner, and Alan Eduardo Flores, Jackson's Spanish Spelling Bee Winner. This year's Scripp's National Spelling Bee was online, and it was our first year to participate in Region 10's Spanish Spelling Bee. Please read more about our winners below.
It has also been fun to see our students get excited about their future during College and Career Week, and we want to thank the parents and members of our Jackson community who submitted a career presentation video!
Picture Day has been rescheduled for Monday, February 1, for Jackson's Face2Face students and Tuesday, February 2, for School@Home students. Please see the link below for our School@Home students to sign up for a picture time. It would be great to have all of our students' pictures in the 2020-21 yearbook!
This Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and a student/teacher holiday. We hope you enjoy the long weekend!
Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal
2021 Jackson Spelling Bee Winner
2021 Jackson Spanish Spelling Bee
State and Federal School Report Cards
The 2019-2020 School Report Card for Jackson Elementary has now been released, and posted to the Jackson Elementary website, www.pisd.edu/Jackson_ar. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is described in the “School Report Card Definitions.”
The Federal Report Card is also available at https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/accountability/academic-accountability/performance-reporting/federal-report-cards. If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Jackson Elementary.
Español:Los boletines de informe del gobierno del Estado de Texas del 2019-2020 para la escuela Jackson Elementary han sido publicados en el sitio de internet Jackson Elementary, www.pisd.edu/Jackson_ar. El reporte proporciona información sobre el rendimiento de los estudiantes en la prueba STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) que es el nombre del programa de evaluación académica para los estudiantes en las escuelas públicas de Texas, así como información sobre estudiantes inscritos, tamaño promedio de la clase y gastos financieros.
La información contenida en el reporte de progreso de la escuela es requerida por la ley estatal y se describe en las "definiciones del boletín de informe de la escuela". Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca del boletín de informe de la escuela, por favor háganoslo saber. Gracias por su apoyo continúo en la escuela Jackson Elementary.
Jackson 5th Graders Planning to Attend 6th Grade at Frankford MS
- Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school)
- Wednesday, January 20: Zoom Meeting for Parents of 5th Graders attending Frankford MS next year, 6:00 pm.
- Wednesday, January 27: Jackson Science and Engineering Fair
- Monday, February 1: Jackson Picture Day for Face2Face students
- Tuesday, February 2: Jackson Picture Day for School@Home students
- Thursday, February 11: Jackson PTA Spirit Event at Chili's, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday, Feb. 15: President's Day - Student/Teacher holiday
Tuesday, Feb. 16: Student holiday/teacher work day
Jackson Picture Days (Rescheduled)
Jackson School@Home students can sign up for a time to have their pictures taken on Tuesday, February 2, from 7:30 am - 12:45 pm. The link to sign up for a time is below. Pictures will be taken in the Jackson cafeteria and all safety protocols will be followed.
Jackson Science and Engineering Fair
The Jackson Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 27. Due to the nature of COVID-19, all student projects will be submitted electronically using the PISD Elementary Science and Engineering Fair Virtual Project Slide Template. All projects must be submitted on/or before Friday, January 22, by 3:00 p.m.
Though participation in this annual event is voluntary, we want to encourage interested students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade to take advantage of this opportunity to exhibit their knowledge. The Student Handbook is attached for your reference. Elementary Science fairs are limited to the campus this year as the Regional Science Fair has been cancelled.
If your child would like to participate in the Jackson Science and Engineering Fair, please use the link(s) below to register for the fair.
Link to form in English:
Link to form in Spanish:
Once the information is received, your child will receive a code to join the Jackson Science Fair Google Classroom. All information for the fair and the virtual templates will be available in the classroom. All projects are due in the Google Classroom by the end of the day on Friday, January 22.
If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Goldsticker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes from Nurse Wheeler
Parents are reminded to please take a moment each day to monitor your children’s health and do not send them to school if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.
Health Screening Reminder for Families - January 14 Update
The district has also prepared a series of “Stay Safe and Be Smart” videos to give families a glimpse into what a day in the life of a classroom student looks like in Plano ISD during COVID-19. While protocols for in-person instruction may vary slightly from campus-to-campus, we want to give you a general overview of what safety protocols to expect in our schools. Here are the links to the videos:
- Stay Safe, Be Smart - On the Bus
- Stay Safe, Be Smart - In the Cafeteria
- Stay Safe, Be Health Smart
- Stay Safe, Be Smart - Stop Germs
- Stay Safe, Be Smart - Sanitize
- Stay Safe, Be Smart - All Day
Changes to Close Contact Definition and Quarantine Period - January 1 - December 14 update
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you for all your efforts to keep our Jackson community healthy and safe.
Jill Wheeler, Nurse
Parents make the difference! - Parenting Newsletter from The Parent Institute
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.
SCHOOL STARTS EARLIER THIS YEAR!
Jackson PTA Spirit Event at Chili's
YOU'RE INVITED! Chili’s will give 15% of its sales back to your Jackson PTA when you dine with us from 11 AM to 10 PM on Thursday, February 11th! Orders for dine in or pick up must mention flyer to be included in donation.
Taking place at your local Chili's:
COIT ROAD-CHILI'S 16623 COIT ROAD
DALLAS, TX 75248-2367
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.
Jackson Spirit Wear Now Available!
We now have spirit wear on the Jackson PTA website! There are adult and child size masks with our Jackson Jaguar logo. You can purchase one for your child and donate one to the school so every Jaguar can have one! Order online at https://www.jacksonpta.com/shop. Let’s show our school spirit Jaguars!!
Plano ISD 2021-2022 Academic Calendar
Free and Reduced Meal Benefits Extended
Free Meals For All Plano ISD Students Extended
The United States Department of Agriculture has extended nationwide flexibilities which allow all Plano ISD students to receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year.
Federal Meal Application
Households are still encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals. There are many other resources and benefits to students and the district when students qualify for the federal meal program.
To complete a federal meal application, please visit SchoolCafe.com/PISD. Allow 10 business days for application processing.
Paper applications are available in the Jackson office.
Free Weekly Meal Bundles for School@Home Students
Weekly meal bundles for School@Home learners will be available every Tuesday at the following locations:
- Clark HS
- McMillen HS
- Shepton HS
- Vines HS
- Williams HS
Service begins/ends promptly 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Remember to bring needed documents (school-issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate) if student is not present. For more information, visit: www.pisd.edu/grabandgo
Paquetes de comidas semanales gratuitas para los estudiantes de School@Home (Escuela en Casa) están disponibles para ser recogidos al borde de la acera cada martes en Clark HS, McMillen HS, Shepton HS, Vines HS, y Williams HS. El servicio comienza/termina puntualmente de 9:30 a.m. a 10:30 a.m. y de 4:45 p.m. a 6:00 p.m. Si el estudiante no está presente, recuerde traer los documentos necesarios (identificación emitida por la escuela, reporte de calificaciones, formulario de resumen de asistencia del portal de padres o certificado de nacimiento). Más información: www.pisd.edu/grabandgo.
January Zoom Classes Offered by the Mobile Computer Lab
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