Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter



12/17 CYCLE DAY 7

12/18 CYCLE DAY 8

BLT 7:30

12/19 CYCLE DAY 9

Men's Club Breakfast for Staff/ Dean Cluster 7:40-8:15

Optional Choir Concert/WMS 8:50-9:20

PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)

12/20 CYCLE DAY 10

Winter Party

Jackson Elementary Men's Club Christmas Party

3:30 at the Brewhall (124 First Ave E)


NO SCHOOL/Winter Break



Lockdown #4 2:30


I-Team Meeting 7:30

All School Bingo 2:00-2:45


PBIS Meeting 7:35 (Learning Commons)


Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


Field Trip for 4th Grade to Mill City Museum 8:50-2:00


I-Team Meeting 7:30


PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30


BLT Meeting 7:30


PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)


I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kid's Dance 6:30-8:30


NO SCHOOL/Teacher Staff Development


I-Team Meeting 7:30

1st Semester Ends

Lockdown #5, 10:30


NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day




Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)


Field Trip for Kindergarten to Children's Museum, 8:30-12:30


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 H.S., 7:00


Report Cards sent Home


Conferences, 3:15-7:30


Conferences, 3:15-7:30


1st Grade Music Program, 2:00


Conferences, 3:15-7:30


Valentine Day Party

Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser End Date


NO SCHOOL, Teachers off due to contract settlement


NO SCHOOL, President's Day


BLT, 7:30

PTO Meeting (Grants), 6:30


PBIS Meeting (Aune's Room), 2:30


I-Team Meeting, 7:30


Marco's Fundraiser Night


Prof/Development (Gifford Cluster), 7:30

Marco's Fundraiser Night


Marco's Fundraiser Night

Notes from Kevin

  • West Middle School choir concert here next Wednesday, December 19th. This is an optional activity so attend if you wish. Featured on the piano is Sari Flatness!
  • We know things get tough for some kids close to holidays. Thanks for holding on the last 4 days before the well earned break!


*Thank you Jen R for covering my class! Thank you K Team for being awesome and supportive! *Thank you Barb, Bev, Alexa, Dena, Tammy, Ann and Kathy R for being amazing at what you do – both for our students and for me!!!

*Thank you Kindergarten teachers for blessing me with such a great class this year! All of you are very much appreciated!

*Thank you, Kira, for working with me to help our student be successful both in the classroom and in small group. The work you do is amazing!

*Thank you, Keller, for helping me figure out how to set up my account with the new printers. I appreciate it!

*Thank you, EL teachers and intervention teachers, for working with our team every other week. We really appreciate and value our conversations at our PLC meetings!

*Thank you to all who helped cover the art room while I was out! Dan

*Jen Bieniek – I SO appreciate your super quick turn around on necessary forms despite an earlier oversight.

*Thank you 4th grade team for splitting my class when I needed to be gone. Your teamwork is amazing!

Thank you Noel for working so hard to get important paperwork signed by a parent of mine. It will help so much for the future!

Thank you Sandy Boyce for making Spanish voacb math cards for my two newcomers. We use them all the time!

*Thank you Kaitlin and K-team for sharing your festive wear schedule for next week!

*Boumeester, you make teaching science so much fun!

*Steph Blad, thanks for coming in to help me RETEACH this week. Your support is VERY appreciated!

*Thank you so much to all the paras that worked with students while I was subbing. You are so amazing! Your hard work does NOT go unnoticed—you are appreciated! Thank you for all you do while maintaining such positive attitudes!!

*Thank you Marty for delivering my book order to me!

*Thank you Kevin for being such a great principal. We ALL appreciate you! Your humor has perfect timing!

*Kaitlin- Thank you for sharing your fun K dress up days with the rest of the school! I’m excited for them!

*Martie left the best sub notes when we had to split her class. Everyone knew what to do! THANK YOU!

*Nicole, thanks for working late like me so I can bounce ideas off you. :)

*Schleper has continued to offer ideas (and resources) about Guided Math. Thank you!

*Thank you Jen Rothstein for helping with subbing in K this week and helping assess some students for us! You are AWESOME!!!!

*Thank you to Amy Pass for being so organized and passionate! You are truly appreciated by the 3rd grade team. ☺

*Jackson Men’s Club – thank you for ALL you do for the ladies! We appreciate you!!

*Heather Balk, EVERYDAY you deliver practice for my student. THANK YOU!!

*Kevin & Pete – thank you for your support, quick wit, & understanding!

*A huge thank you to Barbi for being our ENVoY coach and setting up the observations/certifications on Thursday.

*Thank you to Wendy + Kathy for helping the staff with the new printer; we appreciate your patience and guidance!

*Thank you to Dan for allowing kindergarten to use some paint for our parent gifts.

*Thank you to Stephanie for getting reindeer eyes and noses!

*Thank you to Kevin + Pete for being supportive leaders in our building.

*Thank you to Jen for subbing in kindergarten for the afternoon; we appreciate you!

*Thank you to Erica for being the staff representative at the PTO meetings.

*Thank you to Sandy for organizing the Christmas gift program so our Jackson families have a wonderful holiday season with less stress!

*Thank you to Amy for having volunteers organize Jackson Pride bags for the kindergarten group.

*Thank you to Marty, Matt + Jessica for keeping our building clean for our students and staff.

*Thanks to Char Konietzko for being so helpful by organizing the first grade closet with our upcoming Phonics units!

*Thanks to Erica Casey for offering her volunteer and helping us get things done!

*Sandy – You write up an incredible comparison chart for our EL students.

DLC Quick Tip

Only Mother Nature knows when CoLD Day may happen. :-)


  • 12/16 Luci Drill Mellum
  • 12/18 Lexie Schilling
  • 12/24 Noel Reinke
  • 12/25 Brandie Rush
  • 1/1 Bev Wuollet
  • 1/2 Jeanne Meyer
  • 1/4 Sandy Boyce
  • 1/13 Rachael Schweigert
  • 1/17 Jeff Casey
  • 1/18 Kelsey Angell
  • 1/21 Matt Malaske
  • 1/24 Sari Flatness
  • 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