Jackson eNews

March 30, 2016

Hello Jackson Families,

The results are in!

PTA raised $3,800 through their "Write the Check" fundraiser to provide field trips for Jackson students next year.

Thanks to everyone who contributed and made this happen! The Jackson PTA and our families are the best!

Also, Field Day T-Shirt orders are due on Friday, April 1. T-shirts will be delivered to classrooms just prior to Field Day on Friday, May 13. This year's theme is "Go for the Gold!" Ordering is easy! Just submit the attached order form with payment -- cash or check payable to Jackson PTA.

2016 Field Day Shirt Order Form

2016 Plano ISD Bond Election

2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Binggeli, will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:

  • March 28 (Monday) - Williams High School (auditorium), 1717 17th Street, Plano, TX 75074
  • April 4 (Monday) - Clark High School (library), 523 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
  • April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.

Bond Proposal Resources

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

News from Jackson's Nurse, Mrs. Wheeler

Please visit the district website at: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/index.shtml for the latest links and information regarding the flu. Remember that flu season runs thru mid- May!

News from Jackson PTA

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase through the Jackson PTA website, Store tab, for $30 until May. Order your yearbook now!*

*We apologize if you tried to order a yearbook and received a "Sold Out" message. The problem has been fixed, and we hope you will try to order online again!

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.

PEP Summer School-- It's a Blast!

Registration is currently underway for the Plano Enrichment Program (PEP I)!

PEP I is housed at Memorial Elementary School and Bowman Middle School. The PEP I program offers a variety of enrichment as well as review courses for Kindergarteners to Fifth Graders in a safe, caring, and fun environment.

We offer something for everyone! STEM, Art, Acting, Sports- we have it all!

The program dates are June 8- June 30, Monday-Friday.

Tuition is $150 for one two-hour course; $300 for our half-day program consisting of two courses.

PEP I Program hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

We'll do the driving for you. Free PISD school bus transportation is offered to and from your home school campus to our PEP I summer school site.

For more information please visit our website: www.pisd.edu/summerschool, or call 469-752-8003. Come join the fun at PEP!

On Line Numbering System for Elementary Transfer Requests

The On Line Numbering System for ELEMENTARY transfer requests will be available beginning April 11th at 6:30 am. Parents must log in beginning April 11th to receive a number to hold a place in line for them on the April 18th transfer day. See flyers below for more details.

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Tuesday, April 5 - STEM WARS! - Science/Math Night at Jackson

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, April 5th, from 5:30-7:00 for STEM Night (science, technology, engineering and math)! You will experience a fun, educational night filled with STEM games, activities and technology! From 6:30-7:00, students from an engineering club at SMU (Southern Methodist University) will be performing science demonstrations in the gym!

Wear your favorite Star Wars t-shirt and earn a “no homework” pass just for attending! See flyer below for more details.

Friday, April 8 - Cici's Pizza Night, 2220 Coit Rd. (at W. Park Blvd.), 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

STAAR testing is over, so let's do pizza! Come hungry, and don't forget your quarters! OR, call ahead and pick up a pizza pie on your way home! Either way, a portion of your proceeds comes back to Jackson - just say you're with Jackson Elementary. It's a great way to give back to our school!

Monday, April 11 -

  • Author Michelle Staubach Grimes will visit Kindergarten, First and Second grades.
  • PTA Board Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Library

Tuesday, April 12 - Author Polly Holyoke will visit Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades.

Wednesday, April 13 -

  • PTA General Meeting, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Library
  • Parent Meeting, Understanding Temperament, "Are We Born that Way?," 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library. Refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Click on link below for more details.

April 13 Parent Meeting Flyer

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Plano West Royales Spring Show

Royales Spring Show - Celebrate with the Royales - Plano West Royales invites the Plano West Community to our Royales Spring Show April 7, 8, and 9 (7PM) in the Plano West Auditorium. Tickets will be available for purchase online starting April 1st at Plano West Royales (royale.booktix.com).

Plano West Basketball Clinics

Please see flyer below (or click on link) for information about Plano West Summer Basketball Clinics for boys and girls entering 1st - 8th grades in the Fall of 2016. Registration is through the City of Plano.

2016 Plano West Summer Basketball Clinics Flyer

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Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal