Weekly Update

Jackson Jetliner Week of 11/14/19


Events & Activities

Jackson Running Club Return of the Turkey Trott 5k/8k

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 9am

675 South 15th Street

Marion, IA

Jackson Day of Service

Friday, November 15, Jackson students will reach out to volunteer in the community. The raking portion is canceled due to weather conditions but please consider supporting the following. We ask all items are in by Friday afternoon pickup.

Waypoint Supply Drive

All students can bring in supplies to support Waypoint Women's Shelter. Donations can be brought to the school anytime next week. See the image below for needs.

Willis Dady Supply Drive - Mrs. Karr and Mrs. Kitzmiller (Preschool)

See List Below

Firehouse #3 Drive - 2nd Grade Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Scheuerman (Look in your email/backpack from the teacher for details)

Ronald McDonald House Drive - Mrs. Schalk & Mrs. Reid Kindergarten (Look in your email/backpack from the teacher for details)

Optional Family Project - Dady Emergency Shelter Set-Up (Thursday 1-7pm) - 4th grade and up

With the cold weather arriving early this year, we are hoping to open our winter overflow shelter as soon as possible. We are hoping to open this week, on either Thursday or Friday night. We need a ton of volunteer help to make this happen!

Everything will take place on Thursday, November 14th, between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm -- it might take longer depending on how many volunteers we are able to get. I've included a detailed summary of the day:

Emptying the Fillmore building: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
520 11th St NW
Reporting to Denine once you get there
Moving toys, furniture, et cetera into the all-purpose storage room

Cleaning the Fillmore building: 1:00 pm (after the daycare supplies have been shuffled into storage) – 5:00 pm
Please bring cleaning supplies / gloves if you have them! We are low!
Vacuuming the facility – please bring your own vacuum if you have one!
Cleaning the bathrooms adjoining each room

Loading the cots: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Veritas Church – 509 3rd St SE
Loading the cots and bedding into vehicles – this may take multiple trips depending on the vehicle
Driving cots and bedding to the Fillmore building
Unloading the cots and bedding
Setting up cots in rooms
Putting bedding in the closet
Finishing any last minute cleaning

We would love to see you at all shifts, but if you’re only able to make a certain time, we understand! If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Marcy, our Operations Manager, at marcy@willisdady.org. Please let her or myself know if you are interested and available! If you are only able to come for a certain shift or time, please let us know so I can update Denine. We are hoping to open as soon as we can this year!

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Counseling Corner

Free Thanksgiving Meals Offered in Our Community

Central Church of Christ

Call ahead to notify of attendance – 319-362-1540

Saturday, November 17th at 12 PM

1500 1st Ave NW

Salvation Army

No need to call ahead, but for additional information 319-364-9131

Wednesday, November 21st from 11:30 – 1 PM

1000 C Ave NW

First Church of the Open Bible

Call ahead to 319-363-3117, can assist with transportation if requested

Thursday, November 22nd from 11- 1 PM

1911 E Ave NW

Adopt a Family for Christmas

If you or someone you know needs assistance this year, please see the Attached PDF below called Adopt a Family application. Applications need to be submitted by November 20, 2019.
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Clickstop Cares Holly Jolly Christmas Application

If you are a family in need or know a family that is having a hard time right now. Please see the application below for assistants with Christmas.

Easy Fundraising - HOLIDAY SCRIP

Check out the information below about the BoxTop and SCRIP programs to raise money for Jackson. Full PDFs can be download at the bottom of this newsletter. If you have any questions about SCRIP please email amberjohnson@hotmail.com.
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Box Tops

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Register for PTA, Volunteer Opportunities and Student interests

Missed the PTA table at the Open House? No worries! Follow the link below to:

1. Register for PTA

  • Dues can be paid to Jackson Office or at the PTA meeting in October
  • Dues are $8/ Individual or $15/Couple
  • PTA meetings are the 1st of every month at 6-7pm, in the cafe. Free childcare provided.

2. Volunteer Interests

Please know that signing up for an event DOES NOT fully commit you to it. We are just generating an interest list and as these events draw closer we will send out an email to those who show interest through this survey to see who is available and in what capacities. Volunteers are what makes Jackson such a great community and there are opportunities for both working parents, stay at home parents and both with a boatload of little tagalongs or big middle and high school helpers.

3. Student Groups Interest

The survey also lists extra circular activities at Jackson. Again this does not sign up students, but we will pass along the contact information so the group leader can reach out to those who are interested.

Click here for PTA Registration, volunteer opportunities and student groups.

Volunteer Registration

Yellow volunteer cards have been replaced with RAPTOR. Anyone volunteering at the school this year in ANY capacity, classroom, club or event, needs to register. This system also tracks volunteer hours so please be sure to always check out of the office when you are one volunteering.

Steps to sign up to volunteer at Jackson Elementary:

  1. Click on this link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTE5OTplbi1VUw==

  2. Fill out the Application completely, with your legal name

  3. You are able to select schools that you would like to volunteer at - include any/all buildings that you will be a volunteer in/with

  4. You will receive an email to confirm you access to Raptor - please set up your online portal at that time

  5. The next time you arrive at Jackson - have your ID scanned to finalize your information in the system. Then you no longer need your ID as everything will remain on file.

  6. Be sure to check-in and check out with the office when coming and going as a volunteer.

  7. Through your portal, you are able to log any at-home volunteer hours at your convenience.

Contact amberdawnblomme@hotmail.com if you have any questions. THANK YOU!