Jackson Family Weekly Update

October 2, 2022

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Fall Break - No School - Thursday, October 6 - Friday, October 7

Counselor's Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Wednesday, October 19th is Unity Day! On this day, we will Wear and Share Orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.

This movement is led by the National Bullying Prevention Center

Order a Unity Day Bullying Prevention shirt HERE.

Deadline to order a shirt is Friday, October 7th.

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Tiger Trot Information

Jackson families, it’s that time of year again for our annual Tiger Trot (jog-a-thon)!! Tiger Trot 2022: A Trot Through the Park, will be run on Friday, October 14. This is our big fundraising event of the year. Our goal is $20,000! Help us achieve our goal! (if you wanted to include that we are at the $7,000 mark, that'd be fine)

On the day of Tiger Trot, your student will run as many laps as they can for 20 minutes and will then receive a snack and drink to celebrate their hard work. Students also receive prizes based on the amount of money raised. Due to a very generous sponsor, all students will also receive a Tiger Trot t-shirt. Information along with envelopes for collecting donations should have come home in your child's backpack a couple weeks ago. Extra envelopes, additional information, and collection envelopes are on the PTA bulletin board in the entry hall at school. Volunteers for the day of will absolutely be needed. A sign up sheet for volunteers will be sent closer to the event. If you have any questions, please email jacksontigertrot@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for Tiger Trot

Click here to sign up to help with Tiger Trot.

6th Annual Jackson Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Mrs. Phillips will be collecting entries for the 6th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 10 & 11. Students will decorate a pumpkin to represent their favorite book or book character.
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Second Step

We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, children also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, manage strong emotions, and get along with others.

Please see below to learn more about what your child is learning next week and find guiding questions to assist with continuing the conversation at home. Families can also visit The Second Step Family Webpage to view full lessons and student handouts.

PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

Free Virtual Parent Training - PAX TOOLS!

Several NPS 1st and 2nd grade classes are implementing PAX Good Behavior Game! This classroom intervention has proven outcomes in mental health promotion and improvement in on task behaviors! Parents can learn the same tools from PAX Good Behavior Game to use at home for FREE! Register for PAX Parent Tools training on October 6th at the QR code below! Learn more about PAX Tools here.

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Oct. 5th: National Walk to School Day

Oct. 6th and 7th: No School - FALL BREAK!!!

Oct. 14: Tiger Trot

Oct. 18 - Family Reading Night - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Oct. 25 - 3rd Grade Music Program 2:00

Oct. 26: Chuy's Restaurant Night

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 -Scholastic Book Fair at the Jackson Library

Nov. 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Nov. 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nov. 4 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 21 - 25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29: Ted's Restaurant Night

Jackson Parent and Student Handbook

Click here for the Jackson Parent Student Handbook