Jackson Journal

March Edition

NOTE: School Forest Trip for Kindergarten is Canceled for Tomorrow!

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Family Engagement is Key to Student Success!

Extensive research has shown that family engagement has a positive impact on student success. Here are just some of the benefits of you being actively involved in your child's education at the elementary level:

  1. Improved academic achievement
  2. Decreased behavioral issues
  3. Improved parent-teacher relationships
  4. Improved teacher-student relationships
  5. Improved school environment
  6. Lower drop out rates when they are in high school
  7. More likely to graduate on time

The first step to family engagement is getting involved with your child's education/school. One great way to get involved is to attend PTO meetings. This is a simple way to meet other parents, share input regarding upcoming events, and keep up to date with what's going on at Jackson.

Join us for our upcoming PTO meetings (computer lab).
  • March 14th @ 6pm
  • April18th @ 4pm (featuring Zones of Regulation)

Can't make it in person? No problem. Join us virtually.

Here is the Google Meet Link for Our March Meeting:

Join with Google Meet


Join by phone

‪(US) +1 512-201-8077‬ PIN: ‪443 308 744‬#

Join us for any of the above meetings and get an arm's length of Spring Fest game tickets.

Normally these tickets sell for the following: presale $5 for a $1.00 or during Spring Fest $4 for a $1.00


Safety is a top priority at Jackson Elementary. In order to ensure all of our staff and students are safe, each month we practice a safety drill.


During this safety response all students and staff are to remain indoors. They can move about the building as normal. This safety response is used when there is a potential threat outside of the the building.

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students and staff safe. If you have any questions, please give Mrs. Beatty a call, 920-663-9522.

Zones of Regulation Parent Corner

Jackson Families,

The next two Zones of Regulation lessons that will be taught in your child’s classroom cover the topics of “Triggers” and “Size of the Problem”.

Triggers are things or thoughts that move you out of the Green Zone making it hard to learn. We ALL have triggers-adults and children. When we become aware of our triggers, we can learn to use tools and strategies to control them. A few examples of triggers are: tapping a pencil, loud voices, change of schedules, kids not following directions or game rules. Below is an example of a classroom activity you child will take part in while learning about triggers.

Size of the Problem-This lesson helps to teach students that all problems come in different sizes. All people react to problems differently. The main goal is to learn that the REACTION to the problem fits the SIZE OF THE PROBLEM. The chart below is a great teaching tool for all. The chart allows us to recognize that there are different sizes to problems and how to appropriately respond to these problems.

Kids Heart Challenge Reminder

Kids Heart Challenge donations are due March 10th.

Mr. Deicher also does a T-Shirt club at Jackson. Anyone that raises $50 or more gets a t-shirt and we will do a group picture together on the day they get delivered.

Register online at: http://www2.heart.org/goto/jackson

Forward Exam Coming Soon

The State Forward Exam will be here before we know it; this year's Jackson will be testing during the month of April. The majority of our testing will be completed April 4th- 14th. Fourth graders will have some additional testing after that. Our third through fifth graders will be taking the exam, and more information will be shared in a mailing later this week.

Testing can be stressful for some students, and it is our goal to prepare students in order to lessen their text anxiety. Here are a few resources families can utilize in order to help prepare their student and reduce any anxiety or stress around the exam.

How to Help a Child with Test Anxiety

Make Learning a Priority

"Dig In" to Healthy Breakfast Options at School

Manitowoc Elementary Schools– To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Manitowoc elementary schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) during March 6-10, 2023. The NSBW campaign theme, “DIG IN to School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that healthy breakfast options available at school provide an energizing start to the day for students.

U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program serves more than 14 million students every day.

About National School Breakfast Week-National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare institutions since 1975.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Manitowoc schools offer nutritious school breakfasts, complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day.

Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain a healthy weight

School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast from March 6-10 as the district celebrates NSBW with special menus, activities, and more. Our goal is to promote healthy meals & engage students by promoting nutritious and delicious school breakfast program. We will engage students through themed activities to increase school breakfast participation.

  • When a student chooses to participate in our breakfast in the classroom program, they will be able to take a prize too! We will include the prize items in the breakfast bins that are delivered to the classrooms each morning of the NSBW campaign.

5th grade Band and Orchestra Concerts

Tuesday, April 18th- 5th grade ORCHESTRA concert at Lincoln High School Auditorium, 6:30pm

  • Orchestra (string) students are to report to the Lincoln Orchestra room at 6:10pm "dressed to impress"!

Wednesday, April 19th- 5th grade BAND concert at Wilson Middle School Auditorium, 6:30pm

  • Band students are to report to the Wilson Band room at 6:10pm "dressed to impress"!

Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events


10th - Sewing & Design Class Visit - Kindergarten

14th- PTO Meeting @ 6pm in the Library

20th- 24th - Spring Break


7th- No School for Students

10th- No School for Students

13th- 2nd School Forest Field Trip

14th- Spring Dance 6:00-8:00pm (gym)

18th - PTO Meeting (computer lab)

18th- 5th gr. orchestra concert at Lincoln High School Auditorium 6:30pm

19th- 5th grade BAND concert at Wilson Middle School Auditorium 6:30pm

25th- 5th grade Capital Civic Center (9:30-11:30am)

Author Visit

Local Wisconsin author Brenda Wolff will be hosting a free event to share her workbook "I am a Difference Maker". The event will be held at LaDeDa Bookstore in Manitowoc on March 23, 2023 from 10am - 12pm. Every child that attends will receive a free bookmark and cookie. All ages are welcome.
Jackson Elementary: Student/Parent Handbook

Please take some time to read over our student/parent handbook. Linked in it you will also find a copy of the District's Code of Conduct. Thank you for supporting our students and staff in creating a safe learning environment.