JACKSON JOURNAL/JANUARY WEEK 5

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

JANUARY WEEK 5



1/28-2/1

GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE WEEK


1/28

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day


1/29 Cycle Day 8

Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


1/30 Cycle Day 9

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15


1/31 Cycle Day 10

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

Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off


2/1 Cycle Day 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

UPCOMING EVENTS




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 PETE...

Please make sure you have good behavior and activity plan for our indoor recesses. It is important that the students know the expectations and that they are ready to listen to the supervisor when they come in to help you with your class. The PBIS packet that was given to you should be hanging by your door and should have these plans available for a supervisor to confirm. Thank you for setting these folks up for success.

STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*Thank you Becca Kay Lewis for ALL you do at Jackson! My little guy loves you!

*Thank you Natalie for taking time, while at home with sick kids, to help me with Canvas!

*Thank you to everyone who helped out while I was out sick last week. Jaron

*THANK YOU Marty and Kevin for getting the ukulele wall up so quickly! The kids are so excited!

*Thank you, first grade team, for discussing our next theme/reading unit together!

*Thank you, Char, for putting plans together for our next unit of science teaching!

*Thank you, Becca, Jody, Jen, Sydney, Becky, Sandy and Jeanne, for meeting with our grade level every other week to discuss progress of students in your groups. We really appreciate it and find it to be such meaningful conversations!

*Thank you, Jen B, for keeping me sane and always having a listening ear! I so appreciate you and your humor!

*Thank you, Abbie, for all you do! Your knowledge and insightfulness is always appreciated!

*Schleper-Thanks for always being supportive!

*Hengel-Thanks for always answering all my questions and giving me direction!

*Anglin-Your organization skills are amazing!

*Boumeester-Thanks for always being so positive and upbeat!

*Thanks,Jeanne, for always being so willing to help in any way.

*Thanks to the great people of Table #8 who made Monday entertaining!

*Thank you Melanie for the cough drops!

*Martie Anglin, thanks for being my buddy classroom! Your help and creative ideas are always appreciated!

*Barbi, thank you for your support as our amazing ENVoY leader and coach!

*Kathy, thank you for the pick-me-up in my mailbox!

*PBIS, thank you for planning such a thoughtful and meaningful ‘Kindness Week!’

Intervention and ESL…you ladies are amazing! Thank you for pouring all of your hard work, determination, and love into our Jackson students!

*Jenny and Kelly, thank you for taking on Saber Squad this year!

*Thank you to Nicole Scheu for sharing a bunch of SeeSaw activities. Can’t wait to try them with my class next week!

*Thanks Schleper, for helping us stay organized and taking initiative to find some resources to use with our new engineering PLTW.

*Boumeester, I am learning so much from you while you teach social studies! Thank you for teaching me AND my class!

*Martie Anglin has gone above and beyond to help us get ready for Kindness Week! Thank you!

*Thank you to the 1st grade team for switching their prep schedules so the 4th graders could have specials on Tuesday. We appreciate it!

*Thanks to Jeff and everyone else who organized the staff potluck. Yum!

*Kindness Week is upon us and I am so excited! Thank you to the PBIS team and others who have put in so much effort and time to promote this!

*Thanks so much to the group who put together the Great Kindness Challenge activities for the week!

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