JACKSON JOURNAL/FEBRUARY WEEK 3

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

FEBRUARY WEEK 3

2/18

NO SCHOOL - President's Day


2/19 Cycle Day 1

BLT 7:30

PTO Meeting (Grants) 6:30


2/20 Cycle Day 2

PBIS Meeting (Aune's Room) 2:30

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15


2/21 Cycle Day 3


2/22 Cycle Day 4

I-Team Meeting 7:30

UPCOMING EVENTS



2/25

Marco's Fundraiser Night 4-8

2/26

Prof/Development (Gifford Cluster) 7:30

Marco's Fundraiser Night 4-8

2/27

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

Marco's Fundraiser Night 4-8

2/28 High School Soccer Players in Cafeteria to promote soccer 11-12

3/1

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Move Night (all school) 6:30-8:30

3/4

PBIS Meeting 7:35 (Learning Commons)

3/5

BLT, 7:30

Field Trip for 3rd Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS 9:20-12:40

3/6

Field Trip for 4th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS 9:20-12:40

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Orchestra Hall 10:30-11:15

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

3/7

Field Trip for 5th Grade Young Scholars to go to the HS 9:20-12:40

All School Dental Screenings

3/8

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All School Dental Screenings

3/12

Staff Meeting, 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

3/13

2 Hour Early Release

3/15

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

3/18

PTO (Board Only) Meeting 6:30

3/19

BLT 7:30

3/20

Field Trip for Kindergarten to Works Museum 8:50-11:30

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

Saber Squad 3:!5-4:15

3/22

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kindergarten Music Program 2:00

3/24

AirMaxx Fundraiser

3/26

Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

3/27

Saber Squad 3:15-4:15

3/28

3rd Quarter Ends

3/29

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day

NOTES FROM WENDY.......

ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND!

STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*AUNE, YOUR LIFE GOAL HAS COME TRUE.....THANKS FOR HELPING ME SCAN...Kristi :)

*A HUGE THANK YOU FROM MARTY TO KEVIN FOR HELPING SHOVEL SNOW!

*Thank you Marty for all the shoving you have done to keep everyone safe.

*Thank you to my 4th grade team for covering me! Thank you does not seem enough, you all are AMAZING and I am so lucky to be on such a kind and caring team. It is just what I need!

*Rebecca Fobes, thank you for the chair! There was GREAT excitement as children discussed who would get to sit on the new throne!

*Becca Kay-Lewis – you made my heart happy! THANK YOU!!

*Anglin – all your effort into Kindness Week’s chains and activities is appreciated!!

*Chris Walburg, thank you for popping in – to make sure technical issues are well and truly sorted!!

*Thank you to the Jackson staff for your flexibility for the next 2 ½ weeks while the ESL students are in the maker space testing. It takes a village. Sandy

*Thank you to Natalie for all your help with the break out boxes!! My class loved it! Thank you!

*Thank you to Lexie for all the help with the break out boxes! I appreciate all your help!

*Thank you, Drew and Sam, for being such positive and hardworking teachers. It is great to work with you!

*Thank you, Natalie, for helping our grade level prepare for our Breakout for the human body!

*Thank you, Kevin, for taking time to meet with our grade level at our prep time!

*Thank you, ESL teachers, for all the hard work you do with our kids – we know it is tough for you all not meeting with your groups during ACCESS testing, we appreciate you!

*Thank you Jenny and Kim for watching my class at the end of the day!

*Thanks to Angela for driving A home.

*Thanks to Heather for helping cover my class.

*I'm finally doing Jackson Pride statements!!!!

*Huge shout-out to all the teachers for being so awesome and flexible during hearing/vision screening! Everyone was so accommodating and awesome! It's such a big undertaking and the support from everyone made things run smoothly. At least, I think it went smoothly??? Thank you!!!

*Wendy and Kathy - you guys are so incredible. I love coming to work to see your smiling faces. You put up with my shenanigans and you are some of my favorite people!

*Andrea - you are so fun to work with. You do so much for the kiddos and I love getting to work with you!

*Deann - you are so super awesome. It's so nice to have you as a resource. I also love that I have someone to do kegels with!

*Thank you to Kathy and Andrea for the lovely Valentine's Day gift!

*HUGE thanks to Sari for helping set up music sub-plans! You are such a blessing! Thank you!

*Thank you Wendy for finding a sub on short notice!

*Thank you teachers, for all your hard work to help students celebrate the 100th Day of School! We saw lots of “old” people, kids competing in Olympic events, and 100th Day Museums. So cool!

*Thank you Becca Kay Lewis, for testing my student on his sounds and letters. I appreciate your support!

*Thank you Steph, for meeting with our PLC about writing. We appreciate your listening ear and are excited to become better teachers of writing.

*Ben, Kaitlin and Lucy.....you made the 100th day so fun for the kids and staff! :)

DLC Quick Tip


If you use Epic! in your classroom, you will be happy to know that you can create a collection of books for your students to read.


  • Want to share a thematic book collection with your students?
  • Want to target a specific child's reading needs?


Collections is a tool worth checking out.


Example of Using Collections:


2nd grade students just finished a unit about inventors. There are many books about inventors that could be a shared in a collection so that students are continuing to learn about that topic. Or share it with them while you are in the unit. They can learn more about inventors and inventions during their read-to-self time.


Want to learn more about the Collection feature in Epic!? The video below shows you how to make one, or reach out to your DLC if you need help using the Collections feature in Epic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JBtl_AmE

STAFF BIRTHDAYS


  • 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
  • 3/1 Jen Ingerson
  • 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
  • 4/2 Sarah Hartman
  • 4/4 Wendy Derhaag
  • 4/5 Jen Ulrich
  • 4/8 Faye Hames
  • 4/11 Jennifer Klecker
  • 4/13 Barbi Studtmann
  • 4/18 Heather Broden
  • 4/18 Tammy Haugen
  • 4/23 Tammy Youngvorst
  • 4/25 Megan Henke
  • 4/25 Kira Johanson
  • 4/27 Heather Balk
  • 4/27 Bill Folz
  • 5/2 Megan Henke
  • 5/8 Jen Rothstein
  • 5/10 Jessica Hentges
  • 5/12 Jodi Koci
  • 5/19 Ben Foss
  • 5/25 Alex Fischer
  • 5/29 Rhonda Yeiter
  • 5/31 Kelly Voight