Jackson Jetliner

A.K.A. Thursday Folder for 5/16/2019


Confirmation of Make-Up Dates - Changes to the School Calendar

Regarding the weather-related changes to our calendar, please make plans informed by the details available here:

May 17, 24, and 31 remain as early dismissal days, dismissing at 2:20pm.

The following designated make-up days at the END OF THE YEAR will become FULL instruction days:

June 3

June 4

June 5 * Last day for preschool*

June 6 – Last day of school; EARLY DISMISSAL day, dismissing at 2:20pm

Event Committee sign up

We need volunteers to sign up to run some of the events for next year. Please sign up before May 31st.


Order School Supplies for Next School Year

Save money, time, and hassle by ordering your school supplies for next year, now. Supply packs will be delivered to your child's classroom on supply drop off day.

Online orders are due by June 16th:

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID: JAC139
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Or return the attached order form with your payment by June 7th (checks payable to Jackson PTA), to the Jackson office.

Join Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack Picnic Saturday, May 18th

All students going into K-5th grade welcome. Come see what scouting is all about! See attached flyer for details.

Jackson Spring Carnival

Come celebrate all that the Jackson community has to offer while raising funds for PTA. Volunteers make this event work and keep it FUN! Signup to help at the below link.

05/17/2019 (Fri.)
Time: 2:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Location: Jackson Elementary


Big picture

Take Away Hunger (TAH)

May 28: Take Away Hunger Packing Day: Wear a hat and your TAH or Jackson shirt. We will gather by classes in the gym working together doing so much good for so many starving people! “Our hearts will not sit down” until we have helped stop world hunger.

Reminder: donations are gladly accepted until May 22 at school with coins, cash or checks.

Adults, please consider volunteering on May 28th to help the students as they pack. We can really use your help. Plus, it is an unforgettable experience joining together for a common cause to help others. Here is a link to the signup genius. It has slots for set-up, cleanup, and specific classroom help.



May 17 : Jackson Carnival - Bring your quarters and join in the Take Away Hunger BINGO fun,
And: Washer Bracelet sales -Only $5 for this one-of-a-kind bracelet, demonstrating your support of Take Away Hunger!

May 23: You are all Hunger Heroes! Celebration recesses as we meet our goal—we can do it together!

May 28: Take Away Hunger Packing Day: Wear a hat and your TAH or Jackson shirt.

Together We Can Take Away Hunger!

Big picture

Field Day Volunteers

Field Day is Thursday, June 6th! We need several hands to help run stations. Come join the end of the year fun. Please arrive 15 minutes before your session begins. We'll assign you a spot when you arrive....because that is how we roll!




Jackson Night at the Kernels - Star Wars Night

Saturday, May 25th, 6:30pm

950 Rockford Road Southwest

Cedar Rapids, IA

Please join us for Jackson Elementary Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! This fun and exciting event will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM.

The Kernels will take on the Peoria Chiefs - Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. It's Star Wars Night and fans can meet their favorite characters and bid on game worn Star Wars Themed Jerseys! The first 1,000 fans through the gate will also receive a pair of Star Wars Character Socks! The night caps off with a spectacular post-game fireworks show, as well!

Tickets are just $8.00, a savings of $4.00 off the regular box office price. Tickets can be purchased using the flyer distributed at school, OR online by using the special URL below: (This special link will be active until Friday, May 24th at Midnight. If you do not want to buy your tickets online, you may also purchase them by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560. Please select the special JACKSON area in section 113 when ordering online and over the phone.)


Big picture

Jackson Adopt the Garden Summer Program

We’re looking for families to adopt the Jackson Learning Garden over the summer months! This is a great opportunity if you are unable to have a garden at home, travel extensively over the summer or have never gardened and need a simple introduction. Our garden is chemical free and kid friendly!

How It Works:
Families adopt the garden for one week (Sunday-Saturday).
All gardening levels welcome! We supply the checklist and are always around to answer questions and take care of the big problems.
Responsibilities will include watering, weeding, staking and reporting disease or bugs.
All tools are provided and water is on site.
Commitment is 2-5 hours (2-3 hours June/July, later in the summer more time is required).
During your week, families are welcome to take home any produce that is ready!

Weeks fill up quickly! Sign up is below. Questions? Contact Emmaly at fenren03@gmail.com


Attention 5th Grade Families - Save the Date!

What: 5th Grade Recognition Celebration

When: Tuesday, June 4

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm with a brief ceremony at 11:00-11:30am

Where: Cherry Hill Park Pavilion



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.



Signup to Help Head PTA Events Next Year

Jackson PTA needs volunteers to commit to heading some of our activities next year. Please sign up BEFORE May 31st!


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. Last scrip order will be Mon, May 20th.

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

Big picture


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.


Rainbow Picture 2018

PBIS Celebration for reaching 20,000 school-wide tickets - way to go Jets!
Big picture



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