Jackson Jetliner

A.K.A. Thursday Folder for 1/10/2019


Date Changes for Jackson Events:

Please be advised that the Jackson Skate day at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena is Jan 18, NOT Jan 25, as it is shown in the school calendar.

Please note that the Jackson Skate Day at Super Skate March 9, has been cancelled, and we are working on an alternative event for that date. More information to come!

Gymnastics Volunteers!

Each year Jackson students get to experience a gymnastics unit. k-2nd grade will be assisted by the older kids but we need dozens of volunteers for the 3rd-5th grade. There are 96 volunteer spots, each is 40 minutes.

Dates are

Wed. January 16

Thurs. January 17

Tues. January 22

Wed. January 23

Fri. January 25

Mon. January 28

Signup here:


Hy-Vee Receipts

Don't forget to turn in your Hy-Vee receipts.

For every $200 spent at Hy-Vee, Jackson Elementary gets $1!! It doesn't seem like much, but every receipt adds up.

The deadline to turn in all of your Hy-Vee receipts is March 15th, 2019 for the 2018/2019 school year.

Receipts can be turned in by the office.

Jackson Elementary ESSA Designation

Dear Jackson School Community,

The state has released new information on school performance as required by a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). You have received background information on ESSA in recent days.

Based on this new system of school accountability and support under ESSA, some schools in Iowa have been identified for additional support and improvement (Comprehensive or Targeted).

Jackson Elementary has not been identified for either Comprehensive Support and Improvement (which is based on overall performance) or Targeted Support and Improvement. However, our school still receives scores on these accountability measures, and these are updated annually. You can locate our scores and results on the Iowa School Performance Profiles site: www.iaschoolperformance.gov.

We have many things to celebrate in our school:

· Office referrals are at a 5 year low

· Student surveys report high levels of positive student to student and student to adult relationships

· Based on our performance, Jackson Elementary is the highest ranked school in the entire Cedar Rapids Community School District and one of the highest in the Cedar Rapids metro area- including Linn-Mar and College Community!!!

We also continue to work toward improvement in the following areas: readiness for the next grade level, discovering areas of passion and interest, and improving our overall reading and math scores.

We view this new system for accountability and support as an opportunity to review our strengths and areas for improvement and to build on the great things we have going on.

Thank you for your continued support of our school, our staff, and our students. We have an awesome school and we love working with your child!

For more information about the Iowa School Performance Profiles and ESSA, visit the following website: www.iaschoolperformance.gov

It’s a great day to be a Jackson Jet!

-Mr. Duffy

Lost & Found

Please check Lost and Found area (bottom of stairs)!

We will donate all unclaimed items to an organization in need of clothing items on January 11, 2019!


To access breakfast and lunch menus, visit https://cr.nutrislice.com or
Download our free mobile app. (search “Nutrislice”)

For more information, including a Nutrislice FAQ go to http://www.cr.k12.ia.us/department…/food-and-nutrition-menu/

Cooler Weather

With cooler temperatures upon us, please send coat, gloves & hat with your student as they will be going outside for recess if temperature with windchill are above 10 degrees.

No School For Students On:

Monday, Jan 14

Monday, Jan 21



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Free & Reduced Meals

Did you know that you can apply for free or reduced meals at any time, not just at the start of school year? If you do not have a current meal benefit, you may:

If you already have a current meal benefit, no action is needed.



Popcorn Fridays

Popcorn Fridays needs your help!



TIME: 8:50-11AM


Please contact Nicole at nicole.duncantell@gmail.com if you can spare an hour or two this Friday!

Thank you in advance, and I hope to see you there.

Nicole Duncantell

PTA President



Join PTA

It's not to late to become a PTA member! Dues are $15/individual and $25/couple. Check can be dropped off in the office or brought to next PTA meeting.

PTA Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm (free childcare provided).

Box Top Drawing

Parents, please don't forget to have your child fill a BoxTop form for the new monthly competition we have going on at Jackson.
Your child could win a $5 Orange Leaf gift card!

Forms can be found in front of the office, or you can print your own at home (half page is preferred).

Tape or glue 10 BoxTops on the form and return it in front of the office.

Please make sure your child's name and their teacher's name is on the form so we know who to reward.

The winner will be announced at the end of every month during morning announcements.

Contact jacksonjetspta@gmail.com with any questions about PTA



Scrip is looking for someone to help with the program next school year. Please contact Lori Weber at 319-551-5584 if interested or have any questions.

If you need a gift card fast, stop in the office and ask to look in the Cash & Carry Bag. Lots of new cards and plenty of options to choose from.

SCRIP is a program where you buy gift cards at face value and a percentage goes back to the school. Fast, convenient and a great way to support Jackson!

SCRIP order forms and info can be found:


Contact Lori Weber at jacksonptascrip@gmail.com or 551-5584 with any questions about SCRIP


Virtual Backpack

Virtual backpack includes community events such as sports signup, family events, music and art classes and more. Each week we'll showcase a few items in the newsletter, the full listing can be found here.


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PBIS Celebration for reaching 20,000 school-wide tickets - way to go Jets!
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Jackson has a PTA facebook page with formal announcements and also a Jackson parent group. The group serves as a forum for questions, concerns, reminders and to share opportunities in the community that are not school related.

Jackson PTA Page

Jackson Parent Page