Jackson Jetliner

A.K.A. Thursday Folder for 2/7/2019


Signup online to meet with your student's teacher for a student-led conference

Designated conference times are below but each teacher's time available may differ. You may also contact your student's teacher directly to arrange a conference time.

Tuesday, February 12th & Thursday February 21st

4:00 - 8:00pm


Weather-Related Delays/Early Release

CRCSD Parents/Guardians,

If there is a weather-related two-hour delay on a Friday, our early release schedule will be suspended for that day and classes will dismiss at the regular Monday through Thursday dismissal times (H.S. - 3:00 PM, M.S. - 2:50 PM and E.S. - 3:50 PM).

Please plan for this to be the case for the remainder of the year.

The information below is also available on our website here.

Every weather-related event is unique and requires the consideration of multiple factors in determining whether a delay of classes, early dismissal, or cancellation might be necessary. The final decision is made by the Superintendent/designee.

When hazardous weather threatens:

  • The Superintendent/designee will consider input from the Transportation Manager, Custodial and Grounds Manager, area superintendents, and information from local meteorologists and online weather resources.

When a late start is deemed necessary:

  • A decision is usually determined by 5:30 a.m.

  • Late start times may vary depending on the weather conditions.

  • There will be no morning early learning preschool or morning alternative kindergarten classes.

  • If there is a weather-related two-hour delay on a Friday, our early release schedule will be suspended for that day and classes will dismiss at the regular Monday through Thursday dismissal times.
    (H.S. - 3:00 PM, M.S. - 2:50 PM and E.S. - 3:50 PM)

When a cancellation of classes is deemed necessary:

  • A decision is usually determined by 5:30 a.m.

  • All District schools, preschool/early learning program sites, and before- and after-school programs will be closed.

  • Decisions regarding high school activity and athletic events will be made by the building administrator. As a general rule, elementary and middle school activities are cancelled.

  • All weather-related cancellations must be made up. Make-up dates are part of the District calendar.

When an early-dismissal is deemed necessary:

  • A decision is generally made by 10 a.m.

  • Early-dismissal times may vary depending on the weather conditions.

  • There will be no afternoon early learning preschool or afternoon alternative kindergarten classes.

  • Children normally transported on buses will be returned by bus according to the early dismissal schedule unless other arrangements have been previously made and communicated to the child’s school.

  • Decisions regarding high school activity and athletic events will be made by the building administrator/designee. As a general rule, elementary and middle school activities are cancelled.

Announcements of District weather-related decisions are communicated by the Community Relations Office through local media outlets and multiple District communication platforms.

Announcements of school activity and athletic event decisions are communicated by the building administrator/designee.

The District must make one decision that is appropriate for more than 16,000 students. We recognize that this decision may not always fit with individual circumstances. Therefore, we support parents/guardians in making the decision that is best for their family.

Jackson Staff Conference meal sign up

Please follow the link below to sign up for Conferences meal sides.

Jackson Staff appreciates you!



Please submit all of your Box Tops to Jackson by Thursday, February 28th. Thank you for supporting Jackson!

Date Change for a Jackson Event:

Please note that the Jackson Skate Day at Super Skate March 9, has been cancelled, and we are working on an alternative event for that date. More information to come!

Spring Book Fair 2019

The spring book fair will be Feb 18 (preview day) through Feb 22. Volunteers are needed for before and after school sales Feb 19-22. We will also sell during the Parent Teacher Conferences on Feb 21.

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084facaa2da0fe3-spring

Hy-Vee Receipts

Don't forget to turn in your Hy-Vee receipts.

For every $200 spent at Hy-Vee, Jackson Elementary gets $1!! It doesn't seem like much, but every receipt adds up.

The deadline to turn in all of your Hy-Vee receipts is March 15th, 2019 for the 2018/2019 school year.

Receipts can be turned in by the office.


To access breakfast and lunch menus, visit https://cr.nutrislice.com or
Download our free mobile app. (search “Nutrislice”)

For more information, including a Nutrislice FAQ go to http://www.cr.k12.ia.us/department…/food-and-nutrition-menu/

Cooler Weather

With cooler temperatures upon us, please send coat, gloves & hat with your student as they will be going outside for recess if temperature with windchill are above 10 degrees.

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

It’s time for our community’s youngest learners to register for Preschool or Kindergarten! If you wish to enroll a student in the District’s Early Learning Preschool program or Kindergarten, please read the following information carefully.

To be enrolled in preschool, your child must be turning 3 or 4 years old by September 15th, 2019.
To be enrolled in kindergarten, your child must be turning 5 years old by September 15th, 2019.

Preschool and Kindergarten registration is on February 25, 2019, and we are offering several options to register your child on this date:

  • Register online HERE starting at 7:00am on registration day.
  • Visit your residing area school between 8:00am and 4:00pm on registration day.
  • Visit the CRCSD offices (located at 2500 Edgewood Rd NW) between 8:00am and 4:00pm on registration day.

When applying for preschool, you will need to have a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of income to qualify for certain programs.

When registering a child for kindergarten, you will need to have:

  • proof of residency (this can be a utility bill, lease agreement, building contractor documentation, or a mortgage statement), and
  • a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

With questions about Kindergarten/AK, contact the Office of Learning and Leadership at 319-558-2247.
With questions about Preschool, contact the Office of Early Learning at 319-558-2549.

Calling all Enrichment Volunteers

Join us on Friday evening April 5th for a night of exploration and fun activities from 7-9pm. In the past Enrichments have been held on Saturdays but we are moving to a Friday night because of busy weekends. We are looking for volunteers to share their favorite hobby or interests with students. Volunteers choose the class size, ages, and activities. Classes will be 45-60 minutes long.

We are looking for 10 volunteers to lead classes. Class ideas include art, knitting, engineering, sports, dance, drama, languages, music, computer programming, gardening, cooking. Share what you are passionate about! If interested contact Emmaly at Fenren03@gmail.com. You don't need to know exactly what you will be leading to sign up. This is to be a fun relaxed night.





Transition to Middle School

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to 2019, 2nd semester and your student’s last semester as an elementary student! Transition opportunities will be offered this spring to support the promotion to middle school. Traditionally in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, a student’s attendance zone elementary school determines their attendance zone middle school. This year your student has multiple options to consider for 6th grade! The CRCSD is excited to offer a variety of school choice for parents in addition to their attendance zone middle school, including two middle magnet schools.

See attachment for more details.

Tricia S. Hansen, MA, LMHC

School Counselor

Jackson Elementary School

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Office: 319-558-2492

Cell: 641-485-0985

Email: TrHansen@cr.k12.ia.us

Free & Reduced Meals

Did you know that you can apply for free or reduced meals at any time, not just at the start of school year? If you do not have a current meal benefit, you may:

If you already have a current meal benefit, no action is needed.



Popcorn Fridays

Popcorn Fridays needs your help!



TIME: 8:50-11AM


Please contact Nicole at nicole.duncantell@gmail.com if you can spare an hour or two this Friday!

Thank you in advance, and I hope to see you there.

Nicole Duncantell

PTA President



Join PTA

It's not to late to become a PTA member! Dues are $15/individual and $25/couple. Check can be dropped off in the office or brought to next PTA meeting.

PTA Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm (free childcare provided).

Box Top Drawing

Parents, please don't forget to have your child fill a BoxTop form for the new monthly competition we have going on at Jackson.
Your child could win a $5 Orange Leaf gift card!

Forms can be found in front of the office, or you can print your own at home (half page is preferred).

Tape or glue 10 BoxTops on the form and return it in front of the office.

Please make sure your child's name and their teacher's name is on the form so we know who to reward.

The winner will be announced at the end of every month during morning announcements.

Contact jacksonjetspta@gmail.com with any questions about PTA



Scrip is looking for someone to help with the program next school year. Please contact Lori Weber at 319-551-5584 if interested or have any questions.

If you need a gift card fast, stop in the office and ask to look in the Cash & Carry Bag. Lots of new cards and plenty of options to choose from.

SCRIP is a program where you buy gift cards at face value and a percentage goes back to the school. Fast, convenient and a great way to support Jackson!

SCRIP order forms and info can be found:


Contact Lori Weber at jacksonptascrip@gmail.com or 551-5584 with any questions about SCRIP


Virtual Backpack

Virtual backpack includes community events such as sports signup, family events, music and art classes and more. Each week we'll showcase a few items in the newsletter, the full listing can be found here.


Rainbow Picture 2018

PBIS Celebration for reaching 20,000 school-wide tickets - way to go Jets!
Big picture



Jackson has a PTA facebook page with formal announcements and also a Jackson parent group. The group serves as a forum for questions, concerns, reminders and to share opportunities in the community that are not school related.

Jackson PTA Page

Jackson Parent Page