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The Official Newsletter of Jacobson Elementary School

Friday August 5th, 2022

About Jacobson

Jacobson Elementary School is part of the Chandler Unified School District serving grade K-6

Letter for our Principal

Jacobson-Buddies are back in Action!

After nearly 2 years being absent, we are bringing Cross-age buddies back… better than ever!


A successful buddies program lets our students know they are capable of showing care and of building relationships with their buddy partners. It provides the motivation for the students to create similar relationships with other students, family members and adults throughout the school community. This program creates intentional caring relationships ~ students might hear us say, “Lets all be nice to each other,” or “It’s not nice to pick on others,” and they may even repeat these norms, while simultaneously having neither the skills nor the motivation to act on them. Students need REAL opportunities to practice helping and caring for others and to experience being part of a community BUILT upon these values.

Redefining the Dynamics of Older and Younger:

What if young students could experience their older schoolmates as a kind, approachable and trustworthy? What if older students could feel that it is not only respectable but also “cool” to be caring and responsible? The buddies program helps students of all ages feel like they belong to peer groups that value kindness, collaboration, fairness, and empathy.

#JetsFlyWith Pride

Welcome back to Lunch with your student!

Starting in October, when the weather is cooler, Fridays will be days that families can come have lunch with their child, if they wish. Many of our families are excited to come to campus to eat with their child once again. We are happy to offer this to our community once again. School lunch lasts 40 minutes for each grade level and our students eat the first 20 minutes. The following is when each of our classes have lunch! Feel free to have lunch with your child in the designated family-section in the east courtyard on picnic tables. Parents will not eat with their child’s class, inside. A shady picnic area will be provided for each family!

  • Kindergarten: 10:50-11:10
  • Fifth grade: 11:05-11:25
  • First grade: 11:20-11:40
  • Fourth grade: 11:35-11:55
  • JGP: 11:35-11:55
  • 2nd grade: 11:50-12:10
  • Third grade: 12:05-12:25
  • Sixth grade: 12:30-12:50

Lunch-On-the-Lawn is BACK!!!

We are excited to host our wonderful families to picnic with their child for Lunch on the Lawn. Lunch on the Lawn is a dedicated day where students eat picnic style in our courtyards and families may come to eat with their child. Most families bring lunch for their child IF they are attending, as we only have 20 minutes to eat and then 20 minutes for recess. We also will have the Bogle Jazz Band playing for our enjoyment and they are amazing! Our first Lunch on the Lawn is:

Friday November 4th 2022

A special thank you goes out to three fourth grader JETS who are flying with Pride!

Jackson Whitton, William Armstrong and Aubrey Welker volunteered to raise and lower the flag each day for the school.

Each year Hamilton ROTC cadets train our older students to learn proper flag etiquette and how to raise and lower the flag daily. Until our school training date, these JETS have taken on the job and do a beautiful job honoring the flag each day.

Jacobson-Buddies are back in Action!

Pictured are Mrs. Garcia’s fifth graders and Mrs. Johnson’s first graders, making a double bubble map of similarities and differences between themselves and their buddy😊 Ahhh great pictures!

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Mrs. Nikolaus and Mrs. Coking's classes are hard at work

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A special note from Mrs. Lockett

"I grew up in Iowa. But in AZ we stop class and watch it rain. But oh that thunder!"

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A Message from the Jacobson Health Office:

We are in need of clothing donations for student use in the health office. We are most in need of NEW underwear (all sizes) and pants/shorts for girls and boys (mostly sizes small and medium),but will gladly take any donations. You can drop donations off at the health office located just off the front office. Thank you so much for your help!

Way to go to our Jacobson Reading~Benchmark Team. This group of educators benchmark tested nearly 400 students in TWO days, after attending summer trainings. #JetsFlyWithPride 😊

Upcoming events


  • 5th- Spirit wear orders DUE TODAY
  • 24th and 25th – Early Release 11:30 am

Parent teacher conferences


  • 14th Fall Picture Day
  • 26th Picture retake

Lost and Found

Has your child come home from school missing their water bottle? Lunch box?? sweater??? If so please make sure to have them check the lost and found!!
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Letter from Mrs. Merrilat

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Art Masterpiece

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Important PTO information

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Welcome back Jet Families! Ready to earn some money for Jacobson?

Scan your store receipt with the Box Tops app and instantly add cash to Jacobson’s Box Top earnings. You can find a list of participating products on the app home page.


1/ Install/open the Box Tops for Education app. Create an account.

2/ Within 14 days of purchase, take a photo of your receipt through the app by using the “Scan” button located on the app home page.

3/ Make sure the retailer name/logo, purchase date, transaction total, and product information for your Box Top items are all included in the photo.

4/ If your receipt is too long, use the “Section” button.

5/ When scanning is complete, click “Confirm” and give credit to your grade level. In the note section below the grade level list, include your teacher’s last name as there will be class competitions!

6/ Submit!

Here are some helpful Box Top informational videos for your viewing pleasure 😊

1/ How to Scan Receipts: https://youtu.be/v-bNcykyK5Y

2/ How to Submit Digital Receipts: https://youtu.be/ZfUGb_3JzZg


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Parent Portal Creation and Log-in

The Parent Portal for Infinite Campus is where parents can see everything: grades, attendance, assignments, pay fees, bus routes, etc. If you have not already created an account, please do so before the first day of school.

How to create a parent portal:

Go to www.cusd80.com

Click on the computer with the A+ icon (grades portal)

Then click on the dark blue box that says create parent portal

Follow the directions on how to create

See below on how to log into parent portal once created

Logging into the parent portal:

Go to www.cusd80.com

Click on the computer with the A+ icon (grades portal)

Click on the green box that says log into portal

Click on the parent line to log into the parent portal – use the username and password you created.

If you have trouble logging into your parent portal please contact Areli Santiago Morales at Santiagomorales.areli@cusd80.com. She handles all the parent portal password resets.

CUSD Food and Nutrition

Jacobson Parents,

We are making some changes to our dining program to enhance the dining experience for your student(s).

In addition to offering hot or cold breakfasts ($2.00) and lunches ($3.00) daily, we are expanding our A La Carte menu. In addition to their breakfast or lunch, students will be able to purchase water, milk, juice, chips, cookies, and fruit snacks. Please note that items are subject to availability and not every cafeteria will offer every product. We recommend contacting your cafeteria manager to find out what is available for your student.

Students may bring cash with them or use money from their account to purchase snacks. As always, we ask that you visit www.myschoolbucks.com to keep up with your student’s lunch money account. You may also visit www.cusdnutrition.com to find up to date menus and more.

Chips, Water, Cookies, and Fruit Snacks will be offered daily to our 1st – 6th grade (we will not offer A La Carte items to our Kindergartens). If you prefer not to have your student purchase from the A La Carte menu, please let us know. You can email me at leon.zulema@cusd80.com

Thank you

Have a healthy day

Zulema Leon

Café Manager


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