JACKSON JOURNAL/OCTOBER WEEK 5

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

October Week 5

10/29 Cycle Day 6


10/30 Cycle Day 7


10/31 Cycle Day 8

Staff Trick or Treating 7:40-8:10

Harvest Party


11/1 Cycle Day 9

Field Trip for Altonen, Gunderson and Knutson to Lowry Nature Center 8:45-2:40


11/2 Cycle Day 10

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kindergarten Hosted Breky 7:45 (Pike Cluster)

3rd Grade Music Program 2:00

UPCOMING EVENTS




11/5

PBIS Meeting/Learning Commons 7:35

PTO Meeting (Grants) 6:30

11/6

BLT 7:30

Picture Retake Day

Election Day

11/8

First Quarter Ends

11/9

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day

11/13

P.I.L.O.T. Assembly from River Valley (K-2 8:45-9:30 and 3-5 9:45-10:30)

Conferences 3:15-7:30

11/15

Conferences 3:15-7:30

11/19

Conferences 3:15-7:30

Report Cards Sent Home

11/20

5th Grade to High School for Native American Performance 10:30-11:15

Culvers Fundraiser Night 4:00-8:00

11/21-11/23

No SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Break

11/27

Prof. Dev./Gifford Cluster 7:30

11/28

Two Hour Early Release

11/30

I-Team Meeting 7:30


December

12/3

PBIS Meeting 7:35 (Learning Commons)

Lockdown #3 9:00

Gingerbread House Night 6-7:45 (M-Z 6-6:45, A-L 7-7:45)

12/4

BLT 7:30

12/6

Climb Theater 8:40 (3,4,5)

12/7

I-Team Meeting 7:30

2nd Grade Music Program 2:00

12/11

Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

12/14

I-Team Meeting 7:30

12/16

Chipotle Night 4:00-8:00

12/18

BLT 7:30

12/19

PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)

12/20

Winter Party

12/21-1/1

NO SCHOOL/Winter Break

Something to think about...

Mr. Bjerkin and I have really enjoyed giving tips on how to teach our Jackson Pride Matrix on the announcements. We have gotten some great suggestions and we would like for them to keep coming. Please feel free to continue emailing us more ideas on things we can brush up on at school for behavior, your input is super valuable. It really helps us with good behavior instruction and maintaining our PBIS standards.


Pete

STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*Thank you to Charlotte! Shopping in your room was the best way to start a Monday!

*Thanks to Schleper for answering my tech questions!

*Pete, we are LOVING the Jackson Pride Tips of the Day! Keep them coming!

*Kristine, thanks for planning a Buddy Day activity for us! I’ll get the next one. :)

*Thank you to all staff for supporting the Boosterthon Fundraiser! Erica

*Kevin and Pete-Thank you for making the announcements so fun for the kids!

**Thank you, Kira, Wendy, Bill, Jenny, and Mary for working tirelessly with our students each and everyday! Wow, I appreciate you!

*Thank you, Sandy, for the tip to help my student in writing!

*Thank you, Charlotte, for sending some of your kids to help load apps on our iPads. VERY much appreciated!

*Mr. Orchard, thank you for being the man in front of the camera for the Jackson Pride Tip of the Day!

*Thank you to the PTO for putting on such a fabulously fun fundraiser!

*Thanks to Kathy for the special treat left on my desk!

*Thank you Ms. Drill for being such a kind hearted Kinder teacher- the way you talk to a crying child is so sweet J

*A huge thank you to Kirk for always stepping in to help out with students who you don’t even work with!

*Thank you Barbi for writing a SEEF Grant for 2nd grade!

*2nd grade team, thanks for putting things in perspective and for keeping me laughing!

*Thank you, specialists! You make school so fun for all students!

*Megan Henke, I admire the patience and perseverance you have with your students…all while keeping that smile on your face! You are an amazing child whisperer!

*Jenny, thanks for always being a listening ear and problem solver!

*Thank you Ben Thies for always making me smile with your fun e-mails

DLC Quick Tip

Did you know that you can find nonfiction articles using databases in MackinVIA for FREE? They could be valuable resources to use with your students in reading and writing workshop.


For example, many of the Scholastic News magazines are available in the databases (student and teacher editions).


DLCs would love to show you how student can access those articles in Seesaw. Once online, students can also underline/highlight digital articles on the iPad and submit them back to you using Notability and Seesaw. Additionally, DLCs would love to learn more about the reading and writing in your classroom and help you implement efficient and meaningful literacy tools.


DLCs love to work with you on any learning or projects in your classroom. Submit a DLC Request to ideate, plan, or co-teach.

STAFF BIRTHDAYS

  • 10/31 Betsi Arvin
  • 11/1 Wendy Petersen
  • 11/8 Jeff Triest
  • 11/13 Jeff Hager
  • 11/23 Dan Olson
  • 12/3 Kevin Bjerken
  • 12/3 Kathy Clarke
  • 12/3 Kathie Rue
  • 12/8 Kim Hackel
  • 12/8 Kristine McGuire
  • 12/8 Marty Schmidt
  • 12/9 Diane Crist
  • 12/11 Lisa Goodwin-Toller
  • 12/11 Alexa Ploumen
  • 12/12 Brooke VonBank
  • 12/16 Luci Drill Mellum
  • 12/18 Lexie Schilling
  • 12/24 Noel Reinke
  • 12/25 Brandie Rush