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Week 10: October 26 -October 30, 2020

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Dear Jackson Parents/Guardians,

Title I Family Activities

All students have a new "Course" on their Schoology account. Look for the Jackson logo (as seen to the right) and complete all of the activities to have your child(ren) receive a new book of their choosing.We are hoping these activities provide new strategies for families to support students in their learning.

Once you have completed these simple activities, I will get an alert that you child(ren) can now pick out a book. Mrs. Sobecki, our Library Technology Teacher, and I will make sure that your child(ren) receives the book of their choice.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Don't forget to sign up with your teacher for a parent/teacher conference via WebEx. Afterward, you will be able to engage in virtual family activities where students will earn a book of their choosing. Conferences will be held October 22-November 6.

**Please note that paper copies of report cards will NOT be sent home. You will be able to access students' report cards through Q Parent Connect!**

Morning/Afternoon Drop Off/Pick Up

If you are dropping off or picking up from the front of the school, please follow the expectations below:

  • REMAIN in your car while in the Kiss N Go Lane
  • PULL all the way FORWARD and do NOT stop in front of the walkway
  • Obey all SAFTY PROTOCOLS (keep low speed, music should be turned down, and absolutely NO smoking is permitted while in the parking lot)
  • REMEMBER that the STAFF are there to maintain safety for ALL. Please treat them with respect, as they are very hardworking employees and only want to make sure everyone is safe!
  • Keep LANGUAGE appropriate. Cussing, yelling, and obscene gestures are not valued nor acceptable, at Jackson.

Thank you for your continued support and patience throughout this school year. There are many unknowns and we know you are eager for answers. Please know we are getting them to you as soon as possible. Call the office at (719) 328-5800, your classroom teacher, or me (719) 328-5802, if you have any questions!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you,

Sara Miller



(719) 328-5802

Upcoming Dates

Red Ribbon Week:

Monday, October 26, 2020

  • Be Happy: Dress in something that makes you happy (please keep appropriate) such as crazy socks, your favorite shirt, pajamas, favorite hat, etc.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

  • Be Brave:Dress as your favorite superhero or someone who is/was brave.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  • Be Drug Free: Wear red

Thursday, October 29-Friday, October 30, 2020

  • No School due to Parent/Teacher Conferences

Sunday, November 1, 2020

  • Daylight Savings-Set Clocks Back One Hour

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Mrs. Ruiz's Counseling Corner

Dear Jackson Parents/Guardians,

This week we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

The theme is– Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free™

Monday 26th - Be Happy--Wear something that makes you Happy (hat, crazy socks, pajamas etc)

Tuesday 27th- Be Brave- Dress like your Favorite Superhero or someone who is/was Brave

Wednesday 28th-Be Drug Free: Wear Red for Drug Free

Watch this video for the history behind Red Ribbon Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDkvX9yZz34&feature=youtu.be

Halloween is this Saturday. If you celebrate, but do not feel comfortable with traditional trick or treating due to COVID-19, look for different options. Some churches are having "Trunk or Treat" drive throughs. You can also carve pumpkins together, hide candy around the house for the kids to find, read scary stories, have a virtual costume party online with friends or family, or decorate Halloween cookies or cupcakes. You can also watch movies like Coco, which highlights the celebration of Día de Los Muertos. Children like to decorate, so let them make decorations for the windows or their doors. You tube is full of great videos. Pull up some old school Halloween songs and dance to ‘Thriller’ or ‘Monster Mash.'

Don’t forget: Daylights Savings Time falls on Halloween this year! Keep your routine on track by following these helpful sleep tips. (Some ideas from Kayla Bowman, M.S., M.A.Ed., Family Engagement Manager for the Kohl’s Healthy at Home initiative at Alliance for a Healthier Generation)

Please contact me if I can be of support.

Leslie Clinite Ruiz, LCSW, MA

School Social Worker/Counselor

Jackson Elementary School

Colorado Springs School District 11

Se Habla Español

(719) 328-5836 Desk

(719) 328-5800 Jackson Main office

(719) 328-5813 Attendance

Media Center Moments

Jackson Elementary Online Book Fair with a Virtual 360 View!

The Jackson Elementary Scholastic Book Fair is online this year. Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book only purchases over $25. The link for the Book Fair is listed here and it is attached to the book fair flyer that was sent home this week.

The Online Book Fair will be open from October 21st – November 3rd. Click on this link to shop at our Book Fair. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jacksonelemsch

Please create an account so that Jackson will get credit for your purchases. Our Library will be given 25% in rewards for all books purchased. What a great way for the Jackson Elementary Library to get new books for the students!

If you have any questions, please email rhonda.sobecki@d11.org. Thank you for helping to instill a love of reading!

Free Book!

After Parent/Teacher Conferences and family activities are completed, students will receive a free book to add to their home libraries. We have put together an amazing choice of books for the students to take home and keep. The kids will tell you, giving the students free books is my favorite part of working in the library.

Library Check Out!

It has been so fun to have the students checking out books this week! Preschool – 3rd grades are coming into the library and choosing a book to take home with the “You Touch, You Take, You Try” theme. 4th and 5th graders will be placing holds in Destiny Library and receiving their requested books the next day. Keep on Reading!

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you need technology support. I can be reached at rhonda.sobecki@d11.org

Rhonda Sobecki

Library Technology Educator at Jackson

King Soopers Rewards Program

Dear Jackson Friends and Families,

We have created a Community Rewards program through King Soopers. The only thing we are asking is for families to link their loyalty card (King Soopers card) to the Jackson account. Then, swipe or enter the phone number associated with the card at checkout.

Funds are earned based on program participation, not dollars spent. These funds will be used with honesty and integrity to benefit all students.

Thank you in advance,

Jackson Elementary PTO

To Use the King Soopers or City Market Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit the appropriate link below..

· For King Soopers Stores - go to http://www.kingsoopers.com

· For City Market Stores - go to http://www.citymarket.com

Once logged into their King Soopers or City Market account they can search for Jackson Elementary School PTA either by name or CG822 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a loyalty card.

*Customers must have a registered King Soopers or City Market loyalty card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any King Soopers or City Market



Please provide feedback on a short survey about changes needed at our building.

ENGLISH VERSION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D11FMP

SPANISH VERSION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D11FMPEncuesta


We need EVERY voice to make strategic, comprehensive, and considerate decisions as we move into the next step of the Facilities Master Plan, which is development of the 20-year plan.

Q Parent Connection (app)

Please take a few minutes to verify or update the information we have on file for each of your student(s) through the Q Parent Portal. You can do the update either:

Information to verify/update:

  • phone numbers
  • email addresses
  • military status
  • health concerns
  • emergency contact information

If you do not know your PIN and password, click the “Need Your Login Information” link on the sign in page, enter your email address, and you will receive an email containing your PIN and password. Once logged in

  1. Click on Information Update
  2. Review each section
  3. Submit

Once you have completed the update process, you should receive a verification email for each student. If your school has a registration event, you can show them this email as proof you have updated your information, saving you the time of filling out paper update forms.

If you need assistance, there is a help video on the left side of the ParentConnection home page. If you need additional assistance, please call Sue Lesar, Jackson's Staff Assistant at 719-328-5811.

At-Home Symptom Screening for Families


Please make sure to screen your child(ren) at home BEFORE they come to Jackson's LAB Days or on campus. Please keep your child(ren) at home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher, feeling feverish, having chills
  • New or unexplained persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose or congestion
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Keep Collecting those Box Tops for Education

There are 2 ways to do this:

1) As you shop in your grocery stores, look for the logo on the boxes. They do not need to be clipped. Simply scan your receipt once you download the APP to your phone. Register Jackson Elementary to receive the points. We will earn 10 cents per item. You can also see the list of products and specials they are running.

2) Send in any clipped out Box Tops you may have saved over the summer with your student to their classroom. I will collect these from each classroom.

Thanks for supporting Jackson Elementary. Every Box Top helps!

Jackson Contact Information

Please remember that all teacher phone numbers and email addresses can be found on Jackson's website under "Staff Directory." (link below) If you call your teacher's work phone number, you will be directly connected to them! Also, feel free to email them or use Remind/Dojo.