JACKSON JOURNAL/JANUARY WEEK 4

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

JANUARY WEEK 1

1/21

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Staff Development


1/22 Cycle Day 4


1/23 Cycle Day 5

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15


1/24 Cycle Day 6

Staff Potluck


1/25 Cycle Day 7

I-Team Meeting 7:30

1st Semester Ends

Lockdown #5 10:30

UPCOMING EVENTS



1/28

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day

1/28-2/1

GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE WEEK

1/29

Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

1/30

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

1/31

Field Trip All of Kindergarten to Children's Museum 8:30-12:30

Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off

2/1

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

4th Grade Jack Brass Field Trip to H.S., 9:50-11

3rd Graders to sing Anthem at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game at the HS 7:00

2/4

Report Cards sent Home

2/5

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/7

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/8

Field Trip for Altonen and Knutson to the MN Valley Wildlife Refuge, 8:40-11:25

1st Grade Music Program, 2:00

2/11

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/13

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

2/14

Valentine Day Party

Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser End Date

2/15

NO SCHOOL, Teachers off due to contract settlement

2/18

NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2/19

BLT, 7:30

PTO Meeting (Grants), 6:30

2/20

PBIS Meeting (Aune's Room), 2:30

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

2/22

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

2/25

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/26

Prof/Development (Gifford Cluster), 7:30

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/27

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

Marco's Fundraiser Night

3/1

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Move Night (all school), 6:30-8:30

3/4

PBIS Meeting, 7:35 (Learning Commons)

3/5

BLT, 7:30

Field Trip for 3rd Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS, 9:20-12:40

3/6

Field Trip for 4th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS, 9:20-12:40

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Orchestra Hall, 10:30-11:15

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

3/7

Field Trip for 5th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS, 9:20-12:40

All School Dental Screenings

3/8

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All School Dental Screenings

3/12

Staff Meeting, 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

3/13

2 Hour Early Release

3/15

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

3/18

PTO (Board Only) Meeting, 6:30

3/19

BLT, 7:30

3/20

Field Trip for Kindergarten to Works Museum, 8:50-11:30

PBIS Meeting, 2:30 (Aune's Room)

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

3/22

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Kindergarten Music Program, 2:00p

3/24

AirMaxx Fundraiser

3/26

Professional Development, 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

3/27

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

3/28

3rd Quarter Ends

3/29

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day

NOTES FROM KEVIN...


Enjoy your weekend!

STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*Thank you to the 3rd grade team for splitting my class and to those who helped get my lesson plans put in place!

*Thank you, Angela and Ben, for sharing your iPads with us for testing!!

*Thank you, Marty, for the desk and chair for my student teacher!

**Thank you for coming in to share a science experiment in our classroom, Pete!

*Thank you, Jane, for managing and washing all of our tye-dye tshirts! You are amazing!

*Thank you, Charlotte, for being a good listener!

*THANK YOU 4th grade team for always being SO flexible about “family first!” You are truly amazing co-workers!!!

*Thank you for our friendship Becky Fisher! It means the world to me!

*Thank you Marty for fixing my pencil sharpener! What would I do without you?

*Thank you Hengel for organizing our fun field trip to Mill City!

*Thank you Schleper for always being so understanding!

*Thank you Martie and Dan for organizing our Clay Projects!

*Thank you Nicole Scheu for bringing laughter and joy to our team.

*Thank you Kevin for ALWAYS finding time to be involved in any situation that comes your way!

*Thank you Wendy for being so understanding and such a supportive friend!

*Thank you Balk for just being YOU!

*Shout out to Char who always puts students first!

*A huge thanks to Steph for being the ‘muscle’ and helping me move desks around during my lunch/your break!

*Thank you Barbi, Amy, and Sandy for collaborating in math!

*Martie, thank you for letting my class borrow your kids and their iPads for easier Fast testing!

*Natalie, thank you for making your way downstairs to check in on me regularly!

*2nd Grade Team, thank you for making the day-to-day chaos into something less stressful and more comical!

*Thank you Jeff Casey for your support of positive student behavior inside and outside the classroom!

*Kelly, thanks for subbing for 2C in media! They loved having a guest teacher!

*Kira, thank you for your communication and patience!

*Barb W., Ann, Mary Ellen, and Rhonda...my classroom would not function without you amazing ladies! *Thanks for ALL that you do!

**Thank you, first grade team, for your honest and open communication. It’s a pleasure to work on this team with you!

*Thank you, Kira, for problem solving with me and thinking of ways to help our students!

*Thank you, Wendy, Bill, Mary Ellen, Brooke, Theresa for working so passionately with the students in my class – you’re amazing!

*Thanks so much to Martie Anglin’s class for setting my class up for the FAST test on their Ipads!! So convenient and so helpful!

*Way to go, my good friend (you know who you are!), for not getting squirted by peach juice at lunch!

*Thank you, Jody for answering a running record question.

*Thank you, Becca Kay-Lewis for just being awesome and always willing to help out!

*Thank you, Kaitlin for the extra supplies!

*Thank you, Wendy for opening the door when my hands were full and one of the kiddos was crying.

*Thank you to both nurses for your help before official school hours when my kiddo fell in the parking lot. You diffused a painful situation with your kindness and humor! Thank you!

*Thanks Steph Blad for helping me out of a crappy situation! Your flexibility was greatly appreciated!

*Thank you, Natalie Weatherman for helping us get our technology pieces scheduled for our Human Body PLTW Unit. The students love the app Mr. Body, Book Creator, and the breakout box. Thank you!

*Thank you, Charlotte Leonard and class for logging into FAST Testing for us! It was a huge help to my firsties! I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH!

*NICOLE does an amazing job multitasking during watching one of her students during lunch and helping in the cafeteria! Thank you for always helping and doing above and beyond your job!!!! It doesn’t go unnoticed!!

DLC Quick Tip


If you use Epic! in your classroom, you will be happy to know that you can create a collection of books for your students to read.


  • Want to share a thematic book collection with your students?
  • Want to target a specific child's reading needs?


Collections is a tool worth checking out.


Example of Using Collections:


2nd grade students just finished a unit about inventors. There are many books about inventors that could be a shared in a collection so that students are continuing to learn about that topic. Or share it with them while you are in the unit. They can learn more about inventors and inventions during their read-to-self time.


Want to learn more about the Collection feature in Epic!? The video below shows you how to make one, or reach out to your DLC if you need help using the Collections feature in Epic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JBtl_AmE

STAFF BIRTHDAYS


  • 1/21 Matt Malaske
  • 1/24 Sari Flatness
  • 1/25 Sydney Mason
  • 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
  • 3/1 Mandy Knutson
  • 3/4 Kaitlin Wermerskirchen
  • 3/17 Jenni DeShaw
  • 3/17 Mary Ellen Sandberg
  • 3/22 Dena Gregor
  • 3/25 Becky Keller
  • 3/26 Amy Scott
  • 3/26 Ben Thies
  • 3/28 Amy Pass
  • 3/31 Krissy Luce
  • 4/2 Sarah Hartman
  • 4/4 Wendy Derhaag
  • 4/5 Jen Ulrich
  • 4/8 Faye Hames
  • 4/11 Jennifer Klecker
  • 4/13 Barbi Studtmann
  • 4/18 Heather Broden
  • 4/18 Tammy Haugen
  • 4/23 Tammy Youngvorst
  • 4/25 Megan Henke
  • 4/25 Kira Johanson
  • 4/27 Heather Balk
  • 4/27 Bill Folz