Jackson Family Weekly Update

March 27, 2022

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The 4th is Ours

When my daughters were in high school they participated in a spirit group during athletic events. At the beginning of the 4th quarter they would run onto the edge of the field stand in a large circle jump up and down while holding 4 fingers in the air and chanting, "The fourth is ours!" The idea was to finish strong. That is exactly how I feel as we begin this fourth quarter of the school year.


Our third quarter was interrupted frequently due to Covid and then weather. Good teaching and learning still occurred and students thrived. However, my wish for this last nine weeks is for all of us to finish strong. We have many opportunities for students to continue to grow and shine. State testing begins April 20 for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Our students have prepared ALL year to be ready for these tests and they will do well. Fifth grade has All City Choir and All City Orchestra in April as well as their promotion ceremony at the end of the year. All students will participate in their end of the year FAST assessments. I cannot wait to see their growth in literacy and math. Kindergarten has their music program, we will have a book fair, an author visit, and Super Kids Day for all to enjoy.


With so many fun and exciting things to look forward to,this 4th quarter will pass quickly as we stay in the "game" and finish strong. Thank you for supporting your kids and our teachers as we work together to make the end of this year impactful, meaningful, and fun for everyone.

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The 5th Grade All City Choir performance is now scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 PM at the Lloyd Noble Center. Student will wear an All City T-Shirt. The shirts are $5.00. Please submit the money to Ms. Thomas or Ms. Cleveland.

The Counselor's Corner

Please the link for this week's Counselor's Corner newsletter from our school counselor Mrs. Schulze. This link includes the schedule for state testing for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. https://www.smore.com/rdwp3

Outdoor Classroom Work Day - Parent and Student Volunteers Needed

The next Outdoor Classroom cleanup is Saturday, April 9th at 10:00am. We will focus on getting the area ready for Spring and Summer, and resetting the stone pathway. Bring any garden tools you may have and come join the fun as we make our Outdoor Classroom ready for student use.

Popcorn Friday This Friday, April 1

We are not fooling...this Friday, April 1 is Popcorn Friday. Students may bring $1.00 to enjoy a bag of popcorn.
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April 1 - Popcorn Friday

April 5 - PTA - Jackson Cafeteria - 6:00 PM

April 6 - 5th Grade All City Choir at Lloyd Noble Arena - 7:00 PM

April 9 -- Outdoor Classroom Work Day - 10:00 AM

April 11 - 15 - Book Fair

April 12 - All City Art Show

April 14 - Parents Night at the Book Fair

April 20 - State Testing Begins for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

April 29 - No School - Professional Day


COMING SOON:

May 3 - Bicycle Rodeo - Time TBA

May 4 - Bike/Roll to School Day

May 9 - Retirement Celebration for Susan Allgood

May 10 - Kindergarten Program

May 17 - Honor Choir Performance - 2:00 PM

May 19 - Senior Celebration for former Jackson students who are Senior this year

May 20 - Super Kids Day

May 24 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

May 27 - 4th and 5th Grade Talent Show

May 27 - Last Day of School

NPS Summer Programs 2022 - Extending Educational And Enrichment Opportunities to All

We are excited to announce that NPS is offering 9 different summer programs for K-12 students. The purpose of our summer programs is to extend educational and enrichment opportunities throughout summer to all students.


Each program is designed to meet the diverse needs of students from remediation to enrichment. Our Enrichment and camp sessions also provide students the opportunity to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) related activities. All summer classes are taught by certified teachers and class sizes are limited.


Listed below are short descriptions for each program along with details such as dates, times, and registration information. If there is a cost for a program and you have a financial need, please reach out to the program principal/director. We do not want program costs to be an obstacle and want all students to have an opportunity to attend!


If you have any questions about our summer programs, please contact the principal or director overseeing the program or hollym@norman.k12.ok.us.


Sincerely,

Holly McKinney

Executive Director of Elementary Student Services and Curriculum


Academics

Elementary Summer School

What: Teachers will teach whole group and small group reading instruction while using the prescribed curriculum. Teachers will also use FAST to progress monitor individual students weekly.


Who: Qualifying K-3rd grade students as well as EL & SPED 4th/5th students

Cost: Free

Dates:

  • June 9 - 30
  • July 11- 29
  • Monday - Friday

Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Where: Kennedy Elementary School

Transportation is provided

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Principals: Patty Thomason & Amber Bui

Enrollment: Qualifying students will receive enrollment information from their teacher.



High School Credit Recovery

What: High school students who are behind in credits or need to retake a failed class. Teachers will supervise and facilitate individual tutoring and small group instruction as students use Odysseyware to complete their coursework.


Who: 9th - 12th grade students

Cost: Free

Dates:

  • June 6 - July 28
  • Monday - Thursday

Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Where: Norman High School

Transportation is provided from Norman North HS to Norman HS

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Principal: Paul Tryggestad

Click Here for Enrollment: 2022 High School Credit Recovery Summer Enrollment


ExpandED High School Credit Advancement

What: Students who would like to take high school courses for original credit can enroll in virtual classes. Teachers will teach virtually using Edgenuity curriculum.


Who:

  • 7th -8th grade students who have taken prerequisite courses
  • 9th - 11th grade students

Cost: $250 per credit per student

  • Discounts and scholarships available
  • June 6 - July 28
  • Online Only

Principal: Kevin Hogan

Click Here for Enrollment: 2022 ExpandED Online High School Credit Advancement Enrollment


Enrichment and Camps


Elementary Enrichment Camp

What: Weekly camp classes that focus on enrichment and hands on activities (STEM, ARTS, Sports/recreation). Teachers will create and submit highly engaging and inspiring lessons for a 1 week (15 hours) unit. Teachers can apply for (1) one or more weeks by submitting multiple units or repeating the same unit.


Who: Currently enrolled K-5th grade students

Cost:

  • $20 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • $100 per week/ per student
  • Discounts and scholarships available

Weekly Camp Dates:

  • June 13 - 17
  • June 20 - 24
  • June 27 - 30 (4 days)
  • July 11 - 15
  • July 18 - 22
  • July 25 - 29

Time: 12:30 - 4:30 (teachers) 1:00 - 4:00 (students)

Where: Kennedy Elementary School

Free Lunch Available

Principals: Hannah Stinson & Stephanie Lowery


Enrollment Opens the end of March


Middle School Enrichment Camp

What: Weekly camp classes that focus on enrichment and hands on activities (STEM, ARTS, Sports/recreation). Teachers will create and submit highly engaging and inspiring lessons for a 1 week (15 hours) unit. Teachers can apply for (1) one or more weeks by submitting multiple units or repeating the same unit.


Who: Currently enrolled 6th - 8th grade students

Cost:

  • $20 Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • $100 per week/ per student
  • Discounts and scholarships available

Weekly Camp Dates:

  • June 13 - 17
  • June 20 - 24
  • June 27 - 30 (4 days)
  • July 11 - 15
  • July 18 - 22
  • July 25 - 29

Time: 1:00 - 4:00

Free Lunch Available

Where: Irving Middle School

Principals: Julia Prise & Jamie Rentzel


Enrollment Opens the end of March


Camp Invention

What: Camp Invention® is a nationwide grades 1-6 STEM program providing creative, open-ended learning opportunities. This hands-on experience aligns to standards. The lesson plans and materials are supplied to teachers in advance. Click here for informational flyer and discounts.


Who: Students currently enrolled in 1st - 6th grades

Cost: $255 (before discount)

Date: July 5 - 8 (4 days)

Time: 8:00 - 4:00

Location: Kennedy Elementary

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Director: Erin Carpenter

Click Here to Register: INVENT.ORG/CAMP


Invention Project

What: The Invention Project® is a nationwide program that provides a series of Innovation Exploration KitsTM that delivers the fun of Camp Invention®, elevated for 7th to 9th graders. Innovators will learn the value of perseverance and build goal-setting skills as they complete each exciting challenge. Click here for an Informational flyer.


Who: Students currently enrolled in 7th - 9th grades

Cost: $220 per student

Date: July 5 - 8 (4 days)

Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Location: Irving Middle School

Director: Jeff Patterson

Click Here to Register: INVENT.ORG/CAMP


Special Education


Elementary Extended School Year (ESY)

What: Special services are provided to students who need extended educational services as stated in their IEP.


Who: PK - 5th grade Special Education students who have an identified summer need

Cost: Free

Dates:

  • June 14 - 30
  • July 12 - 28
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 8:00 - 12:00

Location: Kennedy Elementary School

Transportation is provided

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available

Director: Erin Crimmins

Enrollment: Qualifying students will receive enrollment information from their special education teacher.