Jackson Family Weekly Update

October 3, 2021

PARA VER ESTE MENSAJE EN OTRO IDIOMA, VAYA A LA PARTE SUPERIOR DE LA PÁGINA Y HAGA CLIC EN “TRADUCIR.” DESPUÉS SELECCIONE EL IDIOMA DESEADO EN EL MENÚ. LA PÁGINA SE ACTUALIZARÁ AUTOMÁTICAMENTE.

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TIGER TROT PACKETS SENT HOME ON FRIDAY

Tiger Trot is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Students run/walk laps to earn money for our school. This year's event is scheduled for October 29. Student win prizes based on the number of laps they complete, the amount of money raised, etc. Please check your child's backpack for the large Tiger Trot envelope and more information.


Tiger Trot is an outdoor event and we would like to encourage all parents to attend. There are opportunities to volunteer to help count laps, work in the concession stand, and just to cheer our students on.

Fall Parties

Fall Parties are scheduled for October 29 at 2:00 PM. Students may bring their costume to school and will change in to them prior to the party. Costumes must be school appropriate and cannot have blood, weapons of any kind, or full facial masks.

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 numbers we will not be able to allow visitors into the building for our fall parties. We are hoping that as the numbers continue to trend downward, we will be able to have visitors in the building for our winter parties.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS

  • Please DO NOT drop off your children in front of the school. It is a no loading or off loading zone and you could potentially receive a traffic ticket. More importantly, it is dangerous for your child and we simply do not want anyone to get hurt.
  • During car rider pick up, please have your hanging name tag visible. This helps speed up dismissal, particularly on rainy days.

ROTARY READING CHALLENGE


Congratulations to our $10 WalMart gift card winners in the Rotary Club Reading Challenge for the last three weeks:

Week of September 13 - 17 - Leela Hoffman

Week of September 20 - 24 - Neftali Mendoza

Week of September 27 - October 1 - Gabriel Aristondo


The Rotary Clubs of Norman are supporting reading at Jackson Elementary by offering weekly incentives and rewarding growth on FAST assessments.


Weekly Drawing - reading incentives

  • When a child reads a book (independently 2nd- 5th or read aloud PK - 1st), they will fill out a slip w/ their name, teacher, title of book and put it in a box in the library. You may get the slips from your child's teacher.

  • The students will put the slip in the designated box in the library.

  • Every Friday, a drawing will be held for the $10 gift card to Wal-Mart.

Bike Give-a-way

  • Based on reading growth, measured through FAST progress monitoring and benchmark assessments, every student showing growth will be entered in a drawing to win a bicycle.

  • One boy bike and one girl bike will be given once per semester (Fall and Spring)


Keep on READING!!

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM WORK DAY - TODAY FROM 1:00 - 3:00

Work day goals:

-Moving the pathway stones back into their spots

-Cutting down some bamboo to clear the maze path (volunteers will need to provide pruners)

-Weed-whacking (a volunteer will need to provide the gas or battery-powered weed-whacker/trimmer)

-Weeding the pollinator gardens

-Cutting out trumpet vine throughout the ODC

-Removing weed tree saplings throughout the ODC

-Clearing off part of the fence

JOIN PTA - Next meeting is October 5


If you have not yet joined PTA, I would invite you to become a part of the organization that supports our students and staff. They are instrumental in providing classroom resources and fun activities for your children to enjoy while they are at Jackson. Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. We will meet in the Jackson cafeteria. You do not have to be a member of PTA to attend. Come and check it out and see how you can support our students.

Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Assistance

Beginning September 20th, the Salvation Army will accepting online applications for Angel Tree Christmas Assistance. This is an annual program that provides assistance for Christmas to families with children ages birth through age 12. Applications will be accepted September 20-October 15 or until they reach capacity. Please see the attached flyer for a code to register your online application.


Flyer: Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Assistance

Upcoming Dates and Events

October 3 - Outdoor Classroom Work Day - 1:00 - 3:00 PM

October 5 - PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m. Jackson Cafeteria

October 6 - Teacher Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL

October 7- 8 - Fall Break NO SCHOOL

October 12 - McFarlin Mobile Food Pantry at Jackson 5:30 - 7:00 PM

October 13 - Walk To School Day - More info to come

October 22 - End of the First 9 Weeks

October 29 - Tiger Trot and Fall Parties

November 4 - Picture Retake Day

November 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences Evening

November 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences - NO School

November 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break