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Mark Your Calendars!

Picture Day - Friday, September 28 (We can always use more volunteers! Parents who help out on this day receive a free picture package. Call 378-2250 ext 2241 to find out more.)

If you haven't already, there's still time to order school pictures on mylifetouch.com. Please submit your portrait order before Friday, Sep 28.
Andrew Jackson Elem School
Picture Day: Friday, Sep 28
Picture Day ID: AA468077Y0


No School, teacher inservice day - Friday, October 5



Field Day AND Parent Leadership Team meeting - Friday, October 12 (PTA meets at 7:30-8:15)


Fall Break - Monday-Friday, October 15-19


RCAM Family Field Trip - For all 3rd-5th grade families - Monday, November 5 (Families will choose one session, 3:30-4:15 or 4:15-5:00.)


Career Fair for all 4th graders - Thursday, November 15th


Barter Players visit Jackson - Thursday, January 10

Don't miss out!

Be on the lookout for these weekly updates every Thursday!

If you have questions or need more information, please call our Family Liaison at 378-2250 ext. 2241.

Picture Day

Friday, Sep. 28th, 8am-2pm

600 Jackson Street

Kingsport, TN

Volunteers are still needed to assist our students. Please call 378-2250 ext 2241 if you are interested in receiving FREE pictures in exchange for your volunteer time!


Andrew Jackson Elem School
Picture Day: Friday, Sep 28
Picture Day ID: AA468077Y0

Tomorrow is Picture Day! If you haven't already, there's still time to order school pictures on mylifetouch.com. Please submit your portrait order before Friday, Sep 28.

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Family Field Trip Day, 3rd-5th graders

Monday, Nov. 5th, 3:30-5pm

305 West Main Street

Kingsport, TN

Be sure to add this date to your calendar and look for a special invitation for all 3rd-5th grade students and families. You are invited to choose one session, 3:30-4:15 or 4:15-5:00. As a guest at RCAM, you will learn about this important community partner, tour the facility, and leave with a to-go bag of goodies. Snacks will be included at this event for all participants.

Mrs. Morrison's Love & Logic Tip

DEAR JACKSON FAMILIES,

I COULDN'T PASS UP THIS GREAT TIDBIT FROM JIM FAY, CO-FOUNDER OF THE LOVE AND LOGIC INSTITUTE. PLEASE READ AHEAD!




I know a loving mom who does just about everything to make sure her kids are happy every second of the day. If there isn’t the type of food they like in the fridge, she runs to the store to buy it. Whenever the newest electronic device comes out, she makes sure they’re the first to own it.

Of course, she refrains from requiring any chores out of them, because she knows they work hard at school. Besides, it upsets them when she asks them to help.

Unfortunately, and unintentionally, Mom is stealing from her children. They are two of the most miserable human beings on earth. They walk around (actually they sit around) most of the time with scowls on their faces. Because Mom has stolen their self-esteem and gotten them hooked on stuff, nothing seems to bring happiness or contentment. Everything is “stupid” or “boring.”

When we train our kids to believe that getting stuff is the key to happiness, might we be stealing their lifelong joy and sense of fulfillment? In our audio, Parents are Not ATMs, we teach that true contentment comes from earning things rather than being showered with them.

To protect your children from this type of insidious theft, experiment with the following:

• The next time your child wants something, ask, “How do you think you might earn that?”

• Instead of taking on the problem of affording the item, say, “You may have that as soon as you can afford it.”

• Give them some ideas about how they might earn the required cash, and give yourself a pat on the back for not giving in.

• Notice how proud they are when they earn things through good old-fashioned perspiration.


Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend.

Jim Fay