Jackson Jaguars ROAR 2021-2022
TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR TODAY! ¡Retrocede tus relojes 1 hora hoy!
Thank you to everyone who attended parent/teacher conferences in October. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families and we are almost there. Whether in person or virtual, conversations held between families and teachers is absolutely essential for the success of students throughout their academic career.
If you haven't had your conference yet, please respond to your child(ren)'s teacher(s) through Class Dojo, email, phone call, etc. before the end of the week to set up a time to meet.
If you don't know this already, MOST of our communication comes through ClassDojo, the D11 Loop, and In student's planners. We do not often send home copies/flyers.
Please make sure your ClassDojo is updated. If you are not receiving any messages through ClassDojo, you may need to reinstall your app.
ClassDojo is a phenomenal tool to support communication between you and your child(ren)'s teacher, as well as be in the know about all that is going on in the school!
Cold Weather (Inclement Weather Policy)
The cold weather is coming! Please write your child's name in their coats/jackets. Every year we end up with many coats/jackets not claimed. We go out for recess at 18 degrees and above. On cold days, we ask all students to take their coats/jackets outside even if they don't want to wear them, just in case they need them. So, please remind your child(ren) to bring a coat/jacket to school during cold months.
If you are in need of a coat/jacket for your child, please read Mrs. Ruiz's message below.
Band and Orchestra Concert-December 3, 2021 at 6:00pm
This year's concert will be on December 3rd at 6:00pm. We are really looking forward to hearing live music once again.
As always, if you still have some questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Principal, Jackson Elementary
November 4th at 12:15
- 1st grade Tale Tellers (performance in the classroom)
- Jersey Day (all students and staff wear a jersey)
- Veteran's Day observed at school
- 5th grade Musical
- 5th grade Starbase Field Trip
A SPECIAL thank you to our families and staff members for the wonderfully creative trunks!!!
Thank you to the staff who volunteered to help run Trunk or Treat...Linda Wilson, Sandi Smith, Adrienne Cooper, Pam Struckel, Megan Duran, Becky Hemphill, Tricia Shirola, Leslie Ruiz, Kate Essick, & Sam Volker
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Ruiz
We continue to teach The Zones of Regulation at Jackson. I hope you all enjoyed the Zones activities during conferences. I am available at Jackson to teach social emotional learning, for educationally based counseling, and to support student's socio-emotional/behavioral needs. However, if your child needs therapy for family and private matters, we do not provide that at school. Please contact me if you need resources for outside therapy.
Also, there is exciting news! Every youth in Colorado is now eligible for 3 free therapy sessions. "I Matter", a program that pairs youth with mental health professionals, has launched. It’s a great place for your child to find someone to talk to for free. Visit IMatterColorado.org to learn more.
As the weather turns colder...
Also, regardless of temperature, students walk back and forth to home/the bus/your car, and Drama and Music in the modulars. If your child needs a winter coat or shoes, please let us know as we do have some in our closet.
Here are some additional resources for the upcoming holidays...
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Avenue (southwest corner of Constitution and Murray) is offering Thanksgiving baskets for our community on Saturday, November 20 at 11 am. The full Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey, will be available for the first 160 families on a first come, first served basis. We cannot reserve your dinner, but there will be plenty for everyone.
Crossfire Ministries will have a Thanksgiving food give-away on Monday, November 22. (Details will follow on Dojo.)
(Applications are distributed to local human service agencies.) JACKSON DOES NOT HAVE APPLICATIONS. Parents/Guardians can sign up by filling out a simple application and returning it to the agency. The act of submitting the application guarantees the family is eligible for assistance. 2021 Toy Distribution dates coming soon. Clients will be notified of their scheduled shopping appointment. Call 2-1-1 (or 719-955-0742) to find the closest location where an application is available. http://www.christmasunlimited.org/holiday-toy-distribution/
Bob Telmosse Bike and Toy Giveaway
December 18th, 2021
Doors open at 8:30am
Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Bvld
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need anything.
Please feel free to send me a dojo message, call me, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Leslie Clinite Ruiz, LCSW, MA
District 11 School Social Worker Department Chair
School Social Worker
Jackson Elementary School
Colorado Springs School District 11
Se Habla Español
(719) 328-5836 Desk
(719) 328-5800 Jackson Main office
(719) 328-5813 Attendance
Thank you to our Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch volunteers!
Christine Sandoval & Matthew Landin (Safeway donation)
All Area Garage (Sheryl and Tom Austin)
Chelsea Barajas & Jamie Stafford
Treat Bags for all K
Christina & Mitchell Britcher
Media Center Moments
We had a great time with the Scholastic Book Fair last week! It is always fun to see the excitement the books create with our students. Thanks to our supportive Jackson community, we were able to raise money for the Media Center. We hope your students discovered some new books!
Thank you to Mrs. Struckel for sharing her collection of cool rocks and feathers in the Collection Display Case. We have openings for the display case for the rest of the year, so please sign up with Mrs. Sobecki.
To sign up call Mrs. Sobecki (328-5824) or send an email to email@example.com. Please help make this a special way to let your child share their interest or hobby at school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Sobecki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 719-325-5824) in your Media Center.
Rhonda.email@example.com or 719-328-5824.
2nd grade Puppet Show-Students created their own puppets and the screenplay.
Box Tops for Education (BTFE)
Dear Jackson Families,
I just wanted to remind everyone of our efforts to use Box Tops for Education for extra money for our school.
BTFE has been phasing out the original way of clipping the logo off any
participating products and they now prefer everyone using the QR code (below) that you need to download onto your phone.
It is very simple to use. Simply download the App by using the QR Code provided here. You follow the directions to connect it to our school. After shopping all you do is scan your receipt from the store. It will immediately credit each item to our school!
Thanks for helping your school!
Jackson Contact Information
Attendance Line: 719.328.5813
Mrs. Sara Miller, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Tricia Shirola, Administrative Assistant: email@example.com
Mrs. Becky Hemphill, Staff Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Leslie Clinite-Ruiz, Social Worker: email@example.com
Mrs. Rhonda Sobecki, Library Technology Teacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jennifer Johns, Teaching & Learning Coach: email@example.com
Mrs. Taryn Wynkoop, Teaching & Learning Coach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff contact information can be found here: https://www.d11.org/domain/733