Jackson eNews

April 13, 2016

Hello Jackson Families,

We want to personally remind you about the important PISD Bond Informational session at Shepton HS on Thursday, April 28 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Our superintendent Dr. Binggeli will present information and answer questions about the upcoming Bond Election (http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/index.shtml).

To celebrate National Library Week, author Michelle Staubach Grimes (daughter of Roger Staubach, former Dallas Cowboy quarterback) read her new book, Pidge, to First and Second grade students. Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students were treated to an awesome presentation and writer's workshop by Polly Holyoke, author of The Neptune Project and The Neptune Challenge. Both authors did a fabulous job! Students will also have an opportunity to design a bookmark, write a acrostic poem using the word "Library," and have 15 minutes of D.E.A.R. time--Drop Everything and Read time! Thanks to Mrs. Walker for coordinating and our wonderful PTA for funding!

Jackson's Principals - Then and Now!

Jackson's first Principal, Dan Murry, and his wife, former Jackson Counselor Ruby Murry, are pictured with current Jackson Principal, Andrea Cockrell, and Counselor, Andrea Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Murry are the proud grandparents of Jackson students Abigail and Ava Van Volkenburgh (3rd and 1st graders).

Class of 2016 Jackson Elementary Senior Reception

2016 Seniors who graduated from 5th grade at Jackson in 2009 are invited to share memories with old friends and former teachers at Jackson's Senior Reunion! Please see invitation below for more details.
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2016 Plano ISD Bond Election

2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Binggeli, will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:

  • March 28 (Monday) - Williams High School (auditorium), 1717 17th Street, Plano, TX 75074
  • April 4 (Monday) - Clark High School (library), 523 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
  • April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.

Bond Proposal Resources

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

News from Jackson PTA

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase through the Jackson PTA website, Store tab, for $30 until May. Order your yearbook now!*

*We apologize if you tried to order a yearbook and received a "Sold Out" message. The problem has been fixed, and we hope you will try to order online again!

PTA Communications

Visit us at http://Jacksonpta.com or "Like" us on Facebook to view the latest updates for events and school happenings.

This year the Jackson PTA will also send a monthly eNewsletter with additional information. To receive the eNewsletter, simply login to the site and accept the terms & conditions for electronic communications.

PEP Summer School-- It's a Blast!

Registration is currently underway for the Plano Enrichment Program (PEP I)!

PEP I is housed at Memorial Elementary School and Bowman Middle School. The PEP I program offers a variety of enrichment as well as review courses for Kindergarteners to Fifth Graders in a safe, caring, and fun environment.

We offer something for everyone! STEM, Art, Acting, Sports- we have it all!

The program dates are June 8- June 30, Monday-Friday.

Tuition is $150 for one two-hour course; $300 for our half-day program consisting of two courses.

PEP I Program hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

We'll do the driving for you. Free PISD school bus transportation is offered to and from your home school campus to our PEP I summer school site.

For more information please visit our website: www.pisd.edu/summerschool, or call 469-752-8003. Come join the fun at PEP!

The MealViewer Mobile and Web App is Now Available!

PISD Food and Nutritional Services presents the "MealViewer" Mobile and Web App! Access school menus anytime, anywhere. Search for "Meal Viewer to Go" in the App Store or scan the QR code on the attached instructions. Also attached are instructions for the web version, at http://Schools.mealviewer.com.

MealViewer Mobile

MealViewer Web


Wednesday, April 13 -

  • PTA General Meeting, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Cafeteria. Pizza will be served.
  • Parent Meeting, Understanding Temperament, "Are We Born that Way?," 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library. Refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Click on link below for more details. April 13 Parent Meeting Flyer

Friday, April 22 - Bring a blanket and picnic dinner for Jackson's Spring Family Picnic, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., at the Jackson playground area/Longhorn Park!

May 2 - May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week. Please see attached flyer for daily suggestions on ways your student can thank their teachers for all they do.

Teacher Appreciation Flyer - English

Teacher Appreciation Flyer - Spanish

Friday, May 13 - Up and Active Day! (Rain Date - May 20)

Thursday, May 19 - Kindergarten Program, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Performance at 8:15 am for the school and at 6:00 p.m. for family and friends.

Thursday, May 26 - Jackson Senior 2016 Reunion, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Jackson Library

Friday, May 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day/Professional Development)

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (Student/Teacher Holiday)


McMillen HS Dazzlers' Spring Show

McMillen High School presents...Dazzlers Spring Show – Believe!

April 22-23 at 7:00pm

Student- $5 Adult- $10

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Plano Senior High School Wildcat Theatre Summer Workshop

The Plano Senior HS Wildcat Theatre department is offering the third annual summer theatre workshop for elementary students June 6-9, 2016. Students having just completed Grades 2nd through 5th are encouraged to attend. Theatre subjects such as acting, mime, mask making, make-up, improvisation, musical theatre and production will be taught by high school theatre students under the direction of professional theatre personnel Lance Morse and Cassidy McQuiston. Classes will be taught in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center on the PSHS campus. This year’s hours have been extended to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to better serve parents’ schedules. We hope to see lots of young performers!

PSHS Wildcat Theatre Kitty Camp Flyer


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Plano West Basketball Clinics

Please see flyer below (or click on link) for information about Plano West Summer Basketball Clinics for boys and girls entering 1st - 8th grades in the Fall of 2016. Registration is through the City of Plano.

2016 Plano West Summer Basketball Clinics Flyer

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Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal