Jackson Journal

Last chance for yearbook orders!

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, February 23 - Yearbook orders due ($17)

Families can even order on-line! Use the link: www.inter-state.com/yearbook Code: 24113F


Monday-Friday, February 26-March 2 - Read Across America Week & School-wide Attendance Incentive - We are striving to be here every day and on time this week for a special school-wide celebration!


Thursday, March 8, 7:30-8:15 - Family Leadership Team meeting, Room 213

***Note this is a change from the normal Friday meeting! All parents are welcome to attend this meeting. We will be planning the Spring Fling at our next meeting. Be sure to participate and give input for the event! Breakfast snacks will be provided.


Inservice Day - No school - Friday, March 16

Monday-Friday, March 19-23 - Spring Break


Thursday, March 29 - Kindergarten screening at Jackson Elementary - Parents, please come by anytime between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm, to register your child for kindergarten!


Monday, April 2 - Walk of the Warrior event at JSMS (for all upcoming middle school students!)


Thursday, April 5 - PreK Screening

Tuesday, April 10 - Spring Fling

Celebrate February!

February is the shortest month of the year, but it's full of special days and events. We have Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, President's day, Chinese New Year, RAK day, American Heart Month, Dental Health Month and more. February is also known as Black History Month. This is the month when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of famous and lesser known African Americans...to reflect on and honor the African American experience from the time of being enslaved people through the present. Black or African American history is part of American history that doesn't have to be celebrated for just one month, but throughout the entire year. Teaching children about the historical accomplishments and struggles of African Americans benefits everyone. By connecting children with history, they'll gain a better understanding of themselves no matter what color they are. And, they'll learn to develop compassion for other people. In the spirit of honoring African American pioneers and landmark events in black history, engage your children in activities that capture their senses. Whether reading books, listening to music or making soulful meals, there are plenty of fun ways for kids to learn about the African American experience. And remember, your children can enjoy these activities long after February is over. Here are a few websites to get you started...

http://www.pbs.org/parents/special/blackhistory.html

http://www.adlit.org/fun/reading_celebrations/african_american_history/

https://teachmama.com/black-history-month-resources-kids-families/

YMCA anyone?? Summer Registration time is here!

If you are interested in our on-site YMCA program, please email krlane@k12k.com for more information. This program operates every day until 6:00 pm. Financial assistance is available and child care certificates are accepted.


Don't forget to register your child for a summer enrichment program. Be on the lookout for great opportunities at YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Kingsport Parks and Rec, and the Kingsport Public Library.

Kindergarten Registration Day

Thursday, March 29th, 7:30am-6pm

600 Jackson Street

Kingsport, TN

Please bring your child's required documents to register!

You will need:

Your child's original birth certificate, social security card, current proof of immunization and physical, and current proof of residency.

For more information, call 378-2250.