Jackson eNews

June 1, 2016

Hello Jackson Families!

It's hard to believe that this is the last week of the 2015-16 school year! Fifth grade graduation is tomorrow night from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Jackson gym followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. It is always a little bittersweet as we bid our Fifth Graders goodbye! Friday is the last day of school, spirit assemblies, and report cards. Classes are dismissed at 12:00 noon.

You can still order school supply packs for the 2016-2017 school year online until June 10. You will also want to note some of the important dates below for the 2016-2017 school year!

Please check out Jackson's 2016 Summer Reading Challenge (below) and take a look at the Summer Reading Lists that are full of suggested titles to help your students meet the reading challenge. Recreational reading is not only fun; it is also vital for educational growth. Studies prove that continued reading during the summer months is important for preventing "summer slide" when the next school year begins!

We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing summer!

A Message from Nurse Wheeler

The following is a friendly reminder and follow up to the letter recently sent home with students. Parents, please do not forget to pick up any unused medications from the clinic on or before June 3rd. Any unused medications will not be sent home with a student and will be destroyed.

Thank you,

Nurse Wheeler

News from Jackson PTA

2016-17 School Supply Packs

School Supply Packs for the 2016-2017 school year are now available for sale! Don't miss this opportunity to save time and money, avoid shopping hassles, and have your student's supplies waiting for them in their classrooms at Jackson's Meet the Teacher event! You can order securely online starting May 16th through June 10th or return the order form (link below) with payment to school by Wednesday, June 1. See copy of flyer below or click link for a printable copy of flyer for more details!

2016-2017 School Supply Pack Order Form

PTA Communications

Visit us at http://Jacksonpta.com or "Like" us on Facebook to view the latest updates for events and school happenings.

This year the Jackson PTA will also send a monthly eNewsletter with additional information. To receive the eNewsletter, simply login to the site and accept the terms & conditions for electronic communications.

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Plano ISD to Host Summer Free Meal Program at Several Schools

Plano ISD Food and Nutritional Services sponsors the Summer Food Service Program which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). All children 18 years of age and under are eligible to receive free meals. Meals are also available to people with disabilities up to age 25 who participate in school programs for the mentally or physically disabled. There is no need to sign up or apply for the program. This summer, four elementary school sites will serve summer meals.

June 6 - August 5 (off July 4)
Meadows, 2800 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074

June 6 - July 5 (off July 4)
Mendenhall,1330 19th Street, Plano, TX 75074
Sigler, 1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075
Weatherford, 2941 Mollimar Drive, Plano, TX 75075

For information about the National Summer Food Service Program, visit this Plano ISD website and this USDA website. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Thursday, June 2 -

  • Yearbook Signing
  • 5th Grade Graduation, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Gym and Cafeteria

Friday, June 3 -

  • Last day of school!
  • Elementary Early Release. Class dismissed at 12:00 noon.

Important Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year

Monday, August 1 - The online enrollment process opens for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents can complete the following online:
  • Yearly enrollment forms through Parent Portal
  • Yearly volunteer application
  • Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch

Monday, August 8 - New student registration at Jackson from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 9 - New student registration at Jackson from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 10 - Forms Fair at Jackson for families that do not have access to a computer. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Jackson Library.

Thursday, August 11 - Forms Fair at Jackson for families that do not have access to a computer. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Jackson Library.

Wednesday, August 17 - Parent Information Meeting for Pre-K and Kinder Students, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 18 - On Thursday morning, you can find out who your student's teacher is before the Meet the Teacher event if you completed the yearly enrollment forms online. Log into Parent Portal to see this information. If you did not complete the yearly forms, you can fill them out at the Meet the Teacher event and find out who your student's teacher is at that time.

Meet the Teacher

  • Pre-K and Kinder: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
  • 1st - 5th: 4:30 -5:30 pm

Monday, August 22 - First Day of School!

Jackson Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Jackson is once again challenging your student to read over the summer with "Tic-Tac-Toe, Read Three in a Row!" There is a challenge for students entering grades 1-2 and a separate challenge for students entering grades 3-5. Please click on the link below for this year's summer challenge!

2016 Summer Reading Challenge

2016 Plano ISD Summer Reading Lists

Experience the power of self-selected reading this summer! Just click the appropriate link below to view reading recommendations prepared by Plano ISD Librarians and Learning Media Services staff members.

Entering 1st Grade Reading List
Entering 2nd Grade Reading List
Entering 3rd Grade Reading List
Entering 4th Grade Reading List
Entering 5th Grade Reading List

Plano Public Library Summer Reading Program and Free Classes

Engage with the Plano Public Library this summer – come to a program, read for fun and learn something new! From June 1 through August 31 you can sign up for Summer Reading and set your own goal.

Plano Public Library Summer Reading Program (K-2) promotional video

Plano Public Library Summer Reading Program (3-5) promotional video

Find out about the new 18st AIRSpace at Harrington Library where you can interact with the artist and come to a workshop. Take advantage of classes and programs to learn something new with 3D printing, expand your mind with Minecraft for Adults, or experiment as a family at Super Science. Flip through the pages of our brochure, Engage, to learn about more programs and classes; all free at the library!

Engage - Summer 2016


Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal