North Elementary Newsletter

March 2021

Inclement Weather Plans

In the event that school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, please have a plan in place for your child(ren). The school phone will be needed to stay in touch with emergency personnel. Students will not be allowed to use the phone to contact parents for instructions.

A message from Dr McClard

Hello from Dr. McClard,

Check out his video for all of the helpful information for the next coming months!


The Read-A-Thon has officially begun! The dates are from March 1st through March 12th. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to encourage our students to read more as well as earn some money for our school and fun rewards for your student. The best part about it is, it’s easy. If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late!

You can set up your child’s account, if you haven't yet, by going to or by scanning the QR code from the reader sheet. If you need another sheet, please send an email to or through See-Saw. Friends and family from all over can make donations to your child online. You can also share your Read-A-Thon page on social media! We will have reading sessions here at school, but you can encourage your child to read more at home during this time as well. The more students raise, the more options and prizes they will receive through Read-A-Thon. The class that raises the most will earn a pizza party. The top two classes that read the most minutes will earn an extra recess.

The money earned from the Read-A-Thon will be used to provide books for the summer reading program and help purchase reading materials for our school!

If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you for supporting our school and helping our students become better readers!

Brittany Limbaugh

North Elementary

Summer School

We are happy to be thinking about SUMMER and WARM days! Below you will find information regarding our Elementary Summer School Program at Jackson R-2.

Jackson R-2 Elementary FREE Summer School Program for INCOMING kindergarten through 4th-grade students, will be hosted June 1-June 22, 2021. This applies only to our PK students entering Kindergarten in the Fall.

It is our goal to open the following buildings for summer school:

  • East Elementary: Any students that attend East Elementary will attend East Elementary Summer School.
  • West Lane Elementary: Any students West Lane and Millersville Elementary will attend West Lane Summer School.
  • South Elementary: Any students that attend South and Gordonville Elementary will attend South Elementary Summer School.
  • North Elementary: Any students that attend North Elementary will attend North Elementary Summer School.
  • Orchard Elementary: Any students that attend Orchard Elementary will attend Orchard Elementary Summer School.

*Please note: Incoming fifth-grade students (2021-22 school year) will attend summer school at Jackson Middle School. JMS will be sending out information regarding summer school in the next few weeks! If you have any questions, please call 573-243-9543.

If you are interested in additional childcare opportunities following summer school, we will be sending out a separate email with information about our Camp Kids Club which will run
June 28 -August 13, 7:30 am-5:45 pm, hosted at South Elementary. CKC tuition is $27 for the first child and any siblings after $22 per child. More information will be emailed in the following days.

Thank you for trusting us with your children! We look forward to a fun filled safe summer with our students!
Mandee Hite, Kids' Club Director and K-4 Summer School Director

Full Day Kids Club

Our Kids’ Club program will be offering childcare preschool - 6th grade on certain days that the district is off of school. You must enroll and pay for your child to attend Full Day Kids’ Club by the deadlines set for each date. The cost is $27 per day, (any additional children are $22). ALL enrollment and payment is due before 4:30 PM on the designated due date. All students must bring a sack lunch, water bottle and a mask. We provide an afternoon and morning snack. No walk-ins allowed. To enroll, please click here.

Full Day Kids’ Club is hosted at South Elementary 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. on the following days that the district is off school:

  • April 1, 5, and 6 DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY for ALL of the full days during spring break is March 19

For more information, please email the Kids’ Club Assistant, Samantha Cavaness

Thank you,

Mandee Stricker, Kids Club Director

Counselor's Corner

This month we will be talking about test taking skills, study skills, and preparing for our standardized testing that is coming up. Our MAP dates are:

Monday, May 10 4th grade ELA Session 1

3rd grade ELA Session 1

Tuesday, May 11 4th grade ELA Session 2

3rd grade ELA Session 2-3

Wednesday, May 12 4th grade ELA Session 3-4

3rd grade Math Session 1

Thursday, May 13 4th grade Math Sessions 1-3

3rd grade Math Sessions 2-3

Please try to schedule upcoming appointments around these dates. Thank you.

Mrs. Isaac

Notice from our Nurse

Please be sure that your student is properly dressed for the weather. Coats, hats and gloves are still needed when the temperature dips. Please label all items with your student's name.

As a reminder, according to the District’s guidelines regarding flu and other illnesses, students exhibiting influenza symptoms should stay home from school and should not return until they are generally feeling well and are fever-free for at least 48 hours.

“To decrease the spread of potential communicable diseases, students exhibiting symptoms of impending illness may be sent home at the discretion of the school nurse. Factors considered before sending students home include a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, vomiting, or other symptoms that affect their ability to be productive at school. Students should not return to school until they are symptom-free (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or unusual or unexplained rash) for 48 hours without medication.”

The CDC recommends the following tips to prevent influenza:

  • Get vaccinated for the flu yearly (ages 6 months and older).

  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.

  • Practice good hygiene (sneeze and cough into your elbow) and frequently wash hands with soap.

  • Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be

contaminated with germs.

  • Seek medical evaluation for chronic health issues and/or

severe symptoms.

The health and well being of our students and staff are priorities in the Jackson R-2 School District. We appreciate your support and help as we work together to keep our community safe and healthy. Please feel free to reach out to us or your school nurse with any questions.

Nurse Kimber

Art Remarks

Hi North Families! Third quarter is flying by, and your young artists have been hard at work! We have been diving into self-portraiture and different drawing techniques. We will be tackling printmaking in March, and learning about different artists that have used printmaking and stamping as their primary choice of an artistic medium. We are slowly creeping upon the spring season, so we are hopeful in getting to be able to venture outside to work on our masterpieces!

Artfully yours,

Miss Hopson

Music Notes

Happy Music in our Schools Month, Can you believe it's already March? We would first like to thank everyone who was involved with our Case of the Missing Mother Goose premiere. It was a huge success with close to 500 viewers within the past couple of days!! Yay!! Our next set of concerts are slated to be presented virtually, May 14th. 3rd grade will perform Treasure Island, 4th Grade is doing a Wild West Movie and Kindergarten will present, the Day in the Life of a Young Musicians. Let's rock out the next few months by making it our best.

Musically yours,

Joseph Moore

Music Teacher at North, Millersville and Gordonville Elementary

"Check Out" What's going on in the Library

Lots of exciting things happening at North this month. The Read-a-Thon is from March 1- March 12th. More information was sent home with your student.

The first week in March is going to be exciting as we dress up each day to celebrate Dr. Seuss

Monday - 3/1 Wear college or career attire

Tuesday - 3/2 Hat day

Wednesday - 3/3 PJ Day

Thursday - 3/4 Dress up as your favorite book character.

On March 12, 4th graders that completed 3 Mark Twain award books will celebrate at the 3rd quarter Mark Twain Party.


Lisa Hooe


Stay "On Track" with Physical Education

Hello North Family! We are having a lot of fun in PE right now as we are finishing up our basketball unit. Heading into March we will be learning some fitness concepts and finishing up the month with our dance unit. I am excited to see what kind of moves the students show off as we learn some popular folk and line dances that the students will be able to enjoy for years to come. It has been a great semester so far and I am looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring!


Coach Bard


Monday, March 1st, 8am to Friday, March 12th, 10am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 12th, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Kindergarten Online Enrollment Week

Monday, March 15th, 4pm to Friday, March 19th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Report Cards Emailed Home

Friday, March 19th, 9am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

If you would rather have a paper copy, please let your student(s) teacher know.

PTO Bingo Night

Friday, March 19th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Spring Pictures with Cheekwood

Monday, March 29th, 8:15am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

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