August 12, 2022
Hello Jackson Families!
Congratulations to Ms. Killion's 4th grade class and Mrs. Cox's 1st grade class for winning the PTA membership drive contest! 38% of the students in Ms. Killion's class had a friend or family member join our PTA and 31% of the students in Mrs. Cox's class had a friend or family member join PTA. They will get to celebrate with a pizza party and each teacher will receive a $100 gift card!
We are also excited to announce that PTA is partnering with Mabel's Labels for a fundraiser that will run through the month of November. You can purchase personalized labels, name stamps, tags and more to label clothing, school supplies, backpacks, lunch containers, water bottles, etc. What a great way to get everyone in your house organized and help your student keep track of their belongings! The best thing---20% of all purchases will come straight back to Jackson! Please see the flyer below for more details.
Jaguar of the Month is a student reward program (students grades K-5 only) that incorporates character traits from the website/program Character First Education. This program has proven to be very effective at Jackson, and we will begin the program for this school year on September 1st. The character trait for September is Respect. Teachers will be discussing the trait in class and watching for Jaguars that exhibit respect throughout the month of September. Students will be recognized for their efforts. For more information regarding this program, please see Counselor's Corner below.
Tomorrow, Friday, September 2, is a student holiday (no school) and Monday, September 5, is a student/teacher holiday in observance of Labor Day.
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Crystal Roach, Principal
Dear Jackson eNews Subscriber,
Plano ISD’s current eNews application is being retired by the district. Schools will no longer be able to use the eNews application after September 19. Parents will continue to receive school news and information via email using the SchoolMessenger system. For SchoolMessenger, we use the email address that parents provide during the enrollment process (which can be updated through Parent Portal). If you are a parent and are not currently receiving emails from our campus or the district, please visit www.pisd.edu/schoolmessenger for technical assistance.
Community members can still view school news and updates by visiting our website at www.pisd.edu/Jackson. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter at @Jacksonplano and Instagram at jacksonelementaryplano.
Thank you for remaining engaged with our campus.
Dr. Crystal Roach
- Friday, September 2 - Student Holiday, no school
- Monday, September 5 - Staff/Student Holiday, no school
- Friday, September 9 - Spirit Assembly, 1:50 p.m., Gym
- Monday, September 12 - Progress reports go home (for 3-5th graders not passing)
- Tuesday, September 13 - Fall Pictures
- Thursday, September 15 - 5th Grade Camp Chaperone Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Library
- September 19-24 - "Education Go Get it Week " - students are encouraged to participate in Theme Days for this week to highlight higher education, workforce, and military options after high school.
- Friday, October 7 - Spirit Assembly, 1:50 p.m., Gym
- Monday, October 10 - Student/Teacher Holiday
- Tuesday, October 11 - Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
- Wednesday, October 12 - Fire Prevention Poster Contest entries due
- Thursday, October 13 - PTA Fall Picnic, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 21 - PACE referrals due by 5:00 p.m.
- October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week
Click HERE for 2022-23 PISD District Calendar
School Picture Day
Tuesday, September 13, is Fall picture day! Order forms were sent home last week.
You can also order online at mylifetouch.com using our Picture Day ID - EVTB9Q9T7.
Dress nicely and wear your best smile!
Fire Prevention Poster Contest 2022
In partnership with the City of Plano, it's time for the 2022 Fire Prevention Poster Contest! The purpose of this contest is to help children become aware of fire safety practices, to provide motivation for this awareness, and to promote application of these practices in real-life situations. This year's theme is "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape." Posters are due at school on Wednesday, October 12. Please click on the link below for contest rules.
SEPTEMBER FITNESS CALENDAR
Our awesome P.E. coaches are sharing a monthly calendar with fitness challenges and other activities that promote the development of motor skills, physical fitness, and social skills. These activities can be done at home with family or friends. Have fun with fitness!
2022-23 Jaguar of the Month Program
Hi Jackson Jaguars!
We are excited to announce that we will begin our 2022-2023 Jaguar of the Month Program on September 1. For new families, Jaguar of the Month is a student reward program (students grades K-5 only) that incorporates character traits from the website/program Character First Education.
Each month, a new trait will be announced on JagTube. Throughout the month, teachers will reinforce this character trait and look for students that demonstrate the trait throughout the month. Each teacher will select a student from their class to be recognized for their efforts. Below are a few of the ways that nominated students will be celebrated.
- Winners will be announced on JagTube at the end of each month.
- Student will receive a certificate, keychain, and a Jackson Jaguar pencil.
- Grade level group photos will be displayed on the bulletin board near the front office.
- Jaguars of the Month will attend a popsicle party with Mrs. Roach, our principal!
The character trait for September is Respect. We look forward to watching our students build on their character traits!
Counselors' Corner Google Classroom
Interested in learning what your child is learning with the Counselors? Join the Jackson Counselors’ Corner Google Classroom! CLICK HERE to join! In this Google Classroom, you will find lesson topics, resources, contact information, and so much more! Thank you for your partnership!
Michelle Hardy, Counselor
Nicole Sollie, Counselor
NEWS FROM NURSE WHEELER
Hello Jackson Families,
We need your assistance as we work together toward the common goals of prioritizing public health and protecting our students and staff. You can help us by encouraging behaviors we teach at school and by following a few guidelines for keeping your children home when they are not feeling well.
Please take a moment to review the following information from Plano ISD's District Health Department. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Jill Wheeler, Nurse
Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE)
Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) is a program for students who require gifted services designed to meet the needs of a different kind of learner. If you have a child that you believe may need PACE services, please view the presentation below for more information. For more specific details about the PACE program, please contact the campus gifted specialist: Betty Fancher at firstname.lastname@example.org
PACE referrals are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 21.
We are excited to tell you about our current PTA fundraiser and give you a sneak peek at a fundraiser that will start at the end of September. We have partnered with Mabel's Labels NOW through the month of November for a terrific fundraiser that will help families label and keep track of their child's (or anyone's) belongings. These labels, stamps, and tags make great organizing tools PLUS 20% of all purchases will come straight back to Jackson! Please see the flyer below for product and ordering details!
Then, we will kick-off our Butter Braid Pastry fundraiser on September 28th! Who doesn't love the smell and taste of freshly baked pastries?! These delectable braided pastries and the pastry rolls come in a variety of flavors. Having company for the holidays? Impress them with your baked pastries! The pastries can remain frozen until ready to bake and they come with baking directions.
Be on the lookout for more information about this fundraiser!
We appreciate the interest in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program and we hope to see a lot of dads at Jackson this year! To get started, fill out a PISD Volunteer Application online. Once approved, use the PTA WATCH D.O.G.S. Calendar link (https://www.jacksonpta.com/volunteer/94352) to select your volunteer time.
Jackson PTA is also looking for Room Parent Volunteers! If you are interested in helping to coordinate volunteer efforts for your students' teacher and class, please reach out to email@example.com to sign up!
Jackson's PTA website is a great resource for YOU! You can find updated PISD, Jackson, and PTA dates on our calendar. You can find ongoing and new volunteer opportunities, How you can help fundraise for Jackson, and much more! Visit www.jacksonpta.com to explore our site!
Be sure you are following us on social media for reminders of upcoming events! We are on Facebook "Jackson Elementary School PTA"
Your Jackson PTA Executive Board
Join Jackson PTA!
We know many of our Jackson families have been struggling financially and emotionally during these unprecedented times, but that's why it's even more important to support our students by joining the Jackson PTA. The funds raised this year will go a long way to providing field trips, author visits and other educational programs for next year. We can't do this without your support!
Please visit our website to become a member of the Jackson PTA.
WE NEED YOU!
Whether giving of your time, your resources, or just providing a little encouragement to those in our Jackson Community, we LOVE our volunteers!
We want to thank all of our volunteers who assisted with the beginning of the year events and Meet the Teacher night. We couldn't have done it without you! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Jackson, please scan the QR code below and complete the volunteer form.
2nd VP of Volunteers
Jackson Elementary PTA
Free Meals Waiver Set to Expire
The United States Department of Agriculture waiver that allowed Plano ISD to provide free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired.
- Plano ISD will resume charging for meals during the 2022-23 school year based on student eligibility for meal benefits.
- Families who may qualify are encouraged to complete a federal meal application for free and reduced-price meals.
- Please visit Plano ISD’s Food and Nutritional Services page for more information.
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