Jackson Journal

Welcome Back, Braves!

Student Focused-World Class

We have had a wonderful first week back at school. Thank you for making the transition so smooth and seamless. There is an exciting list of upcoming activities and dates, so please make sure you read this newsletter closely, as well as stay updated with your child's classroom news.

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, August 14 - First full day for k students

Monday, August 14 - Girl Scout representative at Jackson, 2:30

Wednesday, August 16 - Boy Scout representative at Jackson, 11:00-1:00

Thursday, August 17, Parent meeting for Girl Scouts, Jackson Elementary, 6:00 (please rsvp 378-2241)

Monday, August 21 - dental clinic begins at Jackson

Monday, August 21 - Solar Eclipse

Wednesday, August 23 - Jackson Spirit night at Kingsport Mets (5th graders sing!)

Friday, August 25 - Birthday with the Principals!

Friday, September 1 - First day for clubs

September 22 - health screenings for k, 2nd, and 4th grade students

November 8 - system-wide career fair for all 4th graders

Am Drop off, 7:20-8:15

Parents - Please use Jackson Street each morning for student drop off. The main entrance is to be used by Jackson faculty and buses only. If your student arrives after 8:15, please park in "visitor" parking and walk in to the main office. Thank you!

Counselor's Corner

Have you ever thought to yourself, “There has got to be a logical consequence for every one of my kid’s misdeeds? The experts must be hiding the list somewhere.” It might make you feel better to know that there is often no logical consequence available. Or, if there is one, its effect won’t show up for several years. Racking our brain to find a consequence usually means that a logical consequence is not available.

We often reject the best consequence.

We often recognize the correct consequence in a split second. Then we tend to reject it in hopes of finding something that will teach the lesson in a gentler way.

Sometimes there is no logical consequence available.

If the words, “Oh, I don’t want…,” just don’t come to mind, don’t waste time looking for a logical consequence. You have just recognized that there is probably no reasonable consequence. This is the time to apply the Love and Logic generic consequence, known as the Energy Drain. Parents who learn to use the Energy Drain technique don’t need a list of consequences. They simply use the technique as a generic consequence. Kids can make a logical connection between their deeds and the need to make restitution.

An example would be: “Son, you lied to me about turning in your homework. Worrying about lying drains my energy. I think you can restore that energy by raking the lawn for me on Saturday. Thanks.”