Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter



12/10 Cycle Day 2

12/11 Cycle Day 3

Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

12/12 Cycle Day 4

12/13 Cycle Day 5

Steve Olsonoski - Focus Financial/Staff Lounge 7-8:15

Field Trip for 4th Grade to Friendship Manor

9:40-11:30 for Haake, Schleper and 1/2 of Boumeester's Class

1:10-2:40 for Hengel, Anglin and other 1/2 of Boumeester's Class

12/14 Cycle Day 6

I-Team Meeting 7:30

First Grade Oatmeal kBar/Thole Cluster 7:45-8:15



Chipotle Night 4:00-8:00


BLT 7:30


Optional Concert/WMS 8:50-9:20

PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)


Winter Party


NO SCHOOL/Winter Break


Lockdown #4 2:30


I-Team Meeting 7:30

All School Bingo 2:00-2:45


PBIS Meeting 7:35 (Learning Commons)


Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


Field Trip for 4th Grade to Mill City Museum 8:50-2:00


I-Team Meeting 7:30


PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30


BLT Meeting 7:30


PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)


I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kid's Dance 6:30-8:30


NO SCHOOL/Teacher Staff Development


Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


I-Team Meeting 7:30

1st Semester Ends

Lockdown #5, 10:30


NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day


Great Kindness Challenge Week


Field Trip for Kindergarten to Children's Museum, 8:30-12:30

Notes from Pete...

Active supervision is a big part of our job. Not just looking out for our own kids, but for others as well has always been a big part of our culture here. I have noticed it more than ever lately. Thank you for consistently looking around and embracing this. I have never once heard "that is not my job". Whether it be in the lunchroom, recess time or in the hallway, thanks for looking out for our kids and making Jackson such a safe place.



*Thank you to Anglin for stopping the snowball throwers on the playground…I spied your good work from the window.

*Thanks to the specialist for supplying me with the most delicious cookies!

*Thank you to Char for getting the coupon donation!

*Thank you Deann for always checking up on me to see how I am doing and feeling.

*Thank you to Sandy and Becca for continuing to work so hard with my buddy. He is making progress!

*Thank you so much to Nicole, Julia, Theresa, and Wendy for being such fabulous support!

*Thank you Natalie for coming in to do hour of code with my students.

*Thank you to all staff that helped during Gingerbread House Night!

*Thank you to the 1st grade team and Becca Kay-Lewis for helping out when I was absent!

*Thank you Amy for the awesome newsletter for 3rd grade!

Thank you Natalie for all of your “techy” enhancements to our grade level

*A huge thank you to Jaron, Charlotte, and Betsy for letting 2nd grade borrow some of your students to help out at the 2nd grade Jackson Pride Assembly!

*Steph, thank you for the sweet treat and encouraging note!

*Sari and Julie, thank you for all of your work on The Nutcracker Suite. You sure had your hands full this time around!

*Natalie, thank you for coming in and sharing your knowledge on coding with my class! They loved it!

*Rachael, thank you for looking up data and taking on one more kiddo!

*Jeanne and Sandy, thank you for being flexible with groups so service all of our ESL kiddos!

*Trudy, thank you for being an amazing I-Team rep. for 2nd grade! You are amazing!

*Becca, Jen, and Jody, thank you for helping our students continue to grow!

*Big thank you to the PE staff for all their help and support with the Nutcracker show! We really appreciate it! Sari and Julie.

*Thank you, Wendy for the lunch from Zuppa!!!

*Thank you, Bristol for being the district rep in an IEP in such a short notice!

*Thank you, Jen Rothstein for being so wonderful!

*Thank you, Stephanie Masloski for putting all the PBIS packets together- I know how much time and energy you spent on this and I DO very much appreciate all your efforts!

*Thank you, Keller for always having a smile on your face.

*Thank you, Leonard’s class for packing the Good to Go Kids food on Thursday’s! I love how you are building community and responsibility within your class!

**Thank you, Kevin, for addressing all BLT items and for following up after our meetings!

*Thank you, Wendy Pete, and Kathy, for helping me prepare for after school saber squad!

*Thank you, Kelly, for prepping and teaching saber squad with me!

*Thank you, Sandy, for putting together and organizing Giving Tree at Jackson. I know it’s a lot of work but it is such a great program!

*Thank you Jen for getting my class going in the morning.

*Thank you 3rd grade team for taking my class during Climb theater.

*Kevin and Pete – You did a wonderful job stepping into classrooms to teach Hour of Code. I have heard from staff and students about how much they enjoyed their experiences. Thanks for taking it on with me to get all of the classes involved. ☺

*Krissy – Thanks for always being willing to step up and help out! We appreciate you!

*Chris – You are doing a great job and we are all so excited at Jackson that you are with us! Welcome to the team!

*Classroom Teachers – Thanks so much for inviting us into your classrooms for Hour of Code. The students were engaged in their learning and making some great connections with sequencing, loops, and problem-solving as they investigated and worked in a variety of apps this week.

*Sari – The time and energy you put into the grade-level music programs is appreciated and admired. It is so much fun to see the students making connections between music, games, reading, and patterns.

*Sarah and Sandy – Your dedication to your students is very evident in the love, patience, and high expectations you have in your classroom. Thankful for you both!

*Thank you to the ESL team for doing so much for our students! You guys ROCK!

*I am so Thankful for Wendy Petersen for going above and beyond and driving to Wal-Mart to pick up first grade supplies.

*Thanks to Becky Keller for confirming with my volunteer that I REALLY DO need 400 yellow stars.

*Thanks to Erica Casey and Char Konietzko for always being able to talk through the plans and find amazing lessons to teach!

*Thank you Kelly for covering my class Thursday morning.

*Schleper, thank you for running numbers with me for our field trip. So glad we can go!

*Nicole, welcome (back) to 4th grade! We are so happy to have you here!

*Thank you to Boumeester for sharing the math snowball activity. My students were engaged and loved it!

*MK, you are not here but I hope you know how much we still think about you and how happy we are for you and your family! Congrats on the birth of Peter!

*Martie offered great ideas for an upcoming writing meeting and helped me sound good in my email—thanks!

*Congratulations to Rebecca Fobes on being recognized for all of the great work you do!

*Sari Flatness and Julie Lund are flipping rock stars. Every year they work their mouse tails off to get the 2nd graders ready to perform the Nutcracker and every year it turns out fantastic. You guys, we have the best music teachers in the whole state. And for future reference, Sari likes both red and white wine.

*Third grade team, thank you for splitting my class without warning when I got sick

*Hartman, thank you for getting my sub plans and room ready when I was sick

*Sari, Julie, and second grade teachers-thank you for letting us watch your dress rehearsal! So fun to watch the kids perform!

DLC Quick Tip

Ready to send kids to the makerspace? Looking to checkout a Chromebook cart? Need to use some extra classroom space? Here's a quick video on how to use the Room Booking System to reserve the resources you need.


  • 12/8 Kim Hackel
  • 12/8 Marty Schmidt
  • 12/9 Diane Crist
  • 12/11 Lisa Goodwin-Toller
  • 12/11 Alexa Ploumen
  • 12/12 Brooke VonBank
  • 12/16 Luci Drill Mellum
  • 12/18 Lexie Schilling
  • 12/24 Noel Reinke
  • 12/25 Brandie Rush
  • 1/1 Bev Wuollet
  • 1/2 Jeanne Meyer
  • 1/4 Sandy Boyce
  • 1/13 Rachael Schweigert
  • 1/17 Jeff Casey
  • 1/18 Kelsey Angell
  • 1/21 Matt Malaske
  • 1/24 Sari Flatness
  • 2/2 Natalie Weatherman
  • 2/8 Steph Masloski
  • 2/12 Tim Olene
  • 2/14 Dianne Kersteter
  • 2/17 MaryKate Haake
  • 2/18 Becca Kay Lewis
  • 2/19 Amanda Lymangood
  • 2/21 Kristi Boumeester
  • 2/21 Barb Weierke
  • 2/26 Susan Tanberg