Weekly Update

Jackson Jetliner Week of 03/5/2020


At A Glance

* Picture Day March 26th

* Hy-Vee Receipts

* Jackson Enrichment Mini-classes Friday - Doors open at 5:40pm

* Spring Carnival Information- We Need Volunteers!

* Counseling Corner- new info

* Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

* Wanted: Running Club Head Volunteer

* Orange Leaf Fundraiser

* All City Music Contest form

Enrichment Mini-Class Friday Night!

Friday, March 6th, 6-8pm

Doors open at 5:40.

Parent Cyber Class from 7-8pm (registration not needed and little ones are welcome)

We still have a few spots open if you did get signed up.

Questions or to sign up - Emmaly at fenren03@gmail.com or 319-431-0103

Spring Picture Day is Thursday March 26th, 2020

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Calling All Hy-Vee Receipts!!!

March Madness is here and we need you to send all of your HyVee receipts to Jackson by March 31, 2020!

Please send Hy-Vee receipts dated April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020 to school!

Hy-Vee will give Jackson $1 for every $200 collected in receipts!

This fundraiser is easy and does not require you to do anything

beyond what you already do by shopping at Hy-Vee.

Qualifying Receipts must be from Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee locations and can include: Grocery, Catering, Pharmacy, Fuel, Hy-Vee Starbucks and Caribou, Wine & Spirits, Market Grille and more!

Please help Jackson earn money for our school!

Receipts can be sent to school with your child or drop them off at school! The Hy-Vee receipts collection bin is located right outside the main office at the top of the stairs!

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Spring Carnival is May 8th

Spring Carnival is May 8th (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FROM SCHOOL CALENDAR) and is rapidly approaching. This event is a popular and fun event for families and a huge fundraiser for our school, but also a very big undertaking. We need lots of volunteers and help with planning.


**We are in desperate need of forming our committee for Carnival first and foremost before we can move forward with approving that we will hold this event!!**

Please fill out the following form if you would like to help in any way with this event. Thank you!!


Volunteer Opportunity - Running Club

We are looking for some volunteers to work running club this spring. I am willing to help coordinate sign ups and schedule a run-event, but my family will have VERY limited availability to run with the kids after school due to senior year commitments and soccer games.

What are we looking for?

  1. Who: 2-3 adults (or responsible teenager) to supervise running club students.
  2. When: After school from 4-4:40 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting after spring break thru Mid-May.

All of the above was crafted with our schedule in mind, so if there are other times volunteers would like to propose that is fine.

Please email me at klmalcolm2001@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions.

This is also an awesome opportunity for high schoolers to gain volunteer hours.

Counseling Corner

Research shows that up to 30% of children have been affected by anxiety, and that number is only going up. When presented with these numbers, many people cite the spike in technology use, especially social media. Having 24/7 access to everyone else’s “highlight reel” can cause a whole host of problems.

But, thankfully, there are some ways that technology can be used for good purposes when it comes to anxiety. Today, I want to share with you three free apps that support people with anxiety.

Woebot is an app that gives you the opportunity to talk through and process some of your feelings of anxiety and depression. The woebot, a computer coach, uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) practices to walk people through calming exercises, and can give them someone to talk to. Woebot can also check in on you daily to see how you are doing and give you support. This is a great app to recommend for parents to help their children, and actually has been supported by research.

Sanvello is also an app that has roots in CBT and is designed to support people with anxiety. It includes guided meditations, a daily mood tracker, and other activities and videos. It can be set to alert you daily so that you can check in and work through any anxiety you might be feeling. This is a great app to recommend for parents to help their children.

This simple app is perfect for helping people practice deep breathing. It includes visuals that you can follow as you breathe. It also can be customized to the breathing pattern that you would like. The calming voices and imagery make this app perfect to use when working with students who are feeling upset or anxious.

These apps are great to recommend to teachers and parents and to use with older students. By no means should these apps replace therapy, but they can be a great additional tool for students to use. Each of the apps is available for free download on Google Play and in the App Store.
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Orange Leaf Fundraiser on March 10th and April 2nd

Orange Leaf (2300 Edgewood Rd SW) will give a portion of sales back to Jackson the nights listed above on purchases from 4-10pm each night. Make sure to mention Jackson Elementary to ensure we get credit for sales that night. The dates above are the same nights as the Spring concerts at Taft which will be from 6:30-7 pm.

Easy Fundraising - SCRIP

Check out the information below about the BoxTop and SCRIP programs to raise money for Jackson. Full PDFs can be download at the bottom of this newsletter. If you have any questions about SCRIP please email amberjohnson@hotmail.com.

Box Tops

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Volunteer Registration

Yellow volunteer cards have been replaced with RAPTOR. Anyone volunteering at the school this year in ANY capacity, classroom, club or event, needs to register. This system also tracks volunteer hours so please be sure to always check out of the office when you are one volunteering.

Steps to sign up to volunteer at Jackson Elementary:

  1. Click on this link: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTE5OTplbi1VUw==

  2. Fill out the Application completely, with your legal name

  3. You are able to select schools that you would like to volunteer at - include any/all buildings that you will be a volunteer in/with

  4. You will receive an email to confirm you access to Raptor - please set up your online portal at that time

  5. The next time you arrive at Jackson - have your ID scanned to finalize your information in the system. Then you no longer need your ID as everything will remain on file.

  6. Be sure to check-in and check out with the office when coming and going as a volunteer.

  7. Through your portal, you are able to log any at-home volunteer hours at your convenience.

Contact amberdawnblomme@hotmail.com if you have any questions. THANK YOU!

All City Music Contest form