Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter




PBIS Meeting 7:35

Fundraiser Kick Off/Gym

K-2 8:45

3-5 9:30


Staff Meeting/Gifford Cluster 7:30

Field Trip for Kindergarten to Fire Station #1 8:55-10:45

12:15-2:15 Photographer/Scott Streble in Building taking photos for the District


Wedding Shower for Sarah Hartman 7:45-8:15/O'Dowd Cluster



I-Team Meeting 7:30

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Fire Station 8:35-10:00


14 Hearing & Vision Screening 1, 3, 5

Field Trip for 1st Grade to The Landing 8:45-11:30

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30-8

15 BLT Meeting 7:30

Vision and Hearing Screenings 1, 3, 5 (Nurse is aware of Fun Run and will work around it)

Fun Run

K, 1 9-10


K, 1 9-10:00

4, 5 10:30-11:30

2, 3 1:15-2:15

16 No School - Teacher Staff Development Day

PBIS Meeting 2:30

17-18 No School - Fall Break

21 Pablos Fundraiser Night 4-8:30

22 2nd Grade Field Trip/Gunderson

23 2nd Grade Field Trip/Gunderson

24 Climb Theater Date K-2 8:40

25 I-Team Meeting 7:30

K Breakfast/Music Room 7:30-8:15

28 4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9

29 Prof Dev/Gifford Cluster 7:30

30 2nd Grade Hearing Screening,

8:40-2:00 (Conference Room B)

31 Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35


It is amazing to watch the impact of Grandparents/Special Friends day. What an incredible turnout. Thank you teachers and staff for sharing your classrooms and making these fine folks feel so welcome. All I see is smiling faces as these folks leave the school, it makes a huge impact.


*Kristi B......DAY WAS MADE with the coffee, thank you so much!

*Thank you to Rachel S for covering part of my Kindergarten music class on Thursday! You ROCK!

*Thank you Martie for organizing the Jackson Pride Assembly for 4th grade.

*Thank you 4th team for working together so well to get things accomplished.

*Thank you, Wendy for always helping in so many ways!

*Sandy thank you for your help with a new student!

*Rachel S. thank you for being our Guest Reader in 4th grade for our character trait on Cooperation. We love getting more people involved!

*Boumeester – thanks for getting up the ‘You Be You’ school picture so fast in the 4th grade showcase in the hallway. It looks awesome!

*Thank you Sari for letting me borrow a Ukulele to teach my students a new rhyming song! They loved it!

*Thank you to Mrs. Tanberg for not punching me when I spilled my hot coffee all over her.

*Thanks for the great science activity, Barbi!

*Thank you, Amy Scott, for sharing all of your fun teaching ideas!

*Rachael S., thank you for identifying our YS kids! We are so excited to have you work with our second-graders!

*Kathy, thank you for always encouraging with me with kind words and a smile!

*Jen Rothstein, thank you for helping us get Tier Time up and running successfully! You are amazing!

*Thank you Stephanie for holding my hand when I got my flu shot!!! You are so amazing. ❤

*Thank you to PBIS for planning Peaceful Bus. It went smoothly (even with the weather related change in plans).

*Thank you to everyone for their wishes of congratulations! We can’t wait to welcome Baby St Peter this March!!

*Thank you Jane for putting together our first grade directory.

*Jen Rothstein for doing such a fantastic job at managing so many students and teachers with ease!

*Thanks to Jaron for skipping his prep to lead the Bus D Peaceful Bus lesson!

*To John Baumann, thank you for being such a kind soul and sitting to talk to the kids at the allergy table at lunch..your kindness makes their time there less lonely.

*Thank you Amy and Stacy for coming up with a new way to improve our Non-Fiction matrix with kindergarten!

*Thank you John for cleaning up the mess in my kindergarten bathroom and helping me to make it a learning opportunity for my students

*Thanks to Keri, Sandy, Brian and Jeff for helping with patrol this week

*Kailey thank you for your work in looking at where to place our kids for guided reading

*Lexie thank you for your way to format our DRASs

*Steph M. thank you for putting together the buddy activity.

*Thank you, Jane, for setting up our field trips and for doing our first grade directory! Very much appreciated!

*Thank you, Char, for representing our team as the grade level rep. You’re doing a fantastic job!

*Thank you, Erica, for always sharing your instructional ideas with the entire team. It is very much appreciated!

*Thank you so much, Becky K., for getting all the first grade finances in check!

*Thank you, Heather, for being willing to help dismiss my kids at the very end of the day when I have coaching. I am so grateful!

*Thank you, Jen, for working so closely with one of my students and for helping me figure out how to instruct her most effectively! I appreciate you!

*Thank you, EL teachers, for being willing to meet with our team each month. We appreciate your collaboration.

*Thank you, Jody, for helping our team implement Rime Magic in our classrooms. It has been so influential for us!

*Pete – your guidance and humor re: “The Trade Gone Wrong” is appreciated. My little man felt respected and heard. THANK YOU!

*Drill – thanks for sharing the idea for Word Study! I will be borrowing your spinner!!

*Anglin – Another Amazing Assembly!

*Boumeester – Thank you for sharing your parent newsletter/e-mails!

*Schleper – Super idea! Book Creator – for students’ to share what they have learned about Shakopee. Social Studies, Lang. Arts, Sequence of Events, research, & technology!! WOW!!!

*Hengel – Thank you for keeping our PLCs focused!!

*Rachel Schweigert – thank you for being our mystery reader!

*ELL team & Jen Rothstein – thank you SO much for working and reworking your schedules so two of our students could get extra help!

*Wendy, thank you for being such a patient banker!

*Phy. Ed. Team - Thank you for the loan of the steps!!

*Jessica Schriever – thank you for the chairs and raising the tables!

*John Bauman – thank you for delivering my parcels and the tables to me!

*Gendlin – It’s always lovely to see you, thank you for swinging by to say ‘hello.’

*Thank you to Kirk for such an awesome Be You! Picture for Kindness WeeK.

*Thank you to Boumeester for the video and character education activity.

*Thank you to Martie Anglin for organizing another superb 4th grade Jackson Pride assembly. You are a hero.

Thank you to PBIS and all the other Kindness Week organizers. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year.

*Thank you to Luci Drill who shared a dice game with the team so kids can build their math fact fluency!

*Kristi Schleper—thanks for sharing that Book Creator idea at PLC this morning. I can’t wait to try it with my kiddos.

*Martie, thanks for organizing the guest reader/character education activity for our classes!

*4th grade team, thanks for rolling with our new Shakopee unit. You are real troopers to go ahead and try something new like this!

*Charlotte, I appreciate your ideas for flex math moving forward. I am excited that you will have a chance to challenge our students!

*Kim, thank you for dismissing my class so I could get my flu shot!

*To Mrs. Moonen, thanks for being a teacher my kiddo wants to see every day. He can’t wait to go to your class!

*Charlotte, thank you for sharing the Quick(ly) chart—this will come in handy for two of my students.

*Boumeester, it was nice of you to prep the Grandparents Day materials for us—THANK YOU!

*Ben, I am not in your kindergarten class but your letter-of-the-day outfits crack me up! Thanks for inspiring the littles to learn and for inspiring us to laugh!

*Aimee, thank you for always pausing to let me check in with a student we share. I don’t get to see him much and you are always so kind to encourage our interactions. Thank you!!!

*Jen R., thank you for working with the 4th grade team to come up with a Tier schedule that works for all of us. We appreciate the work you do!

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9/30 Magaret LaPlant

10/2 Char Konietzko

10/4 Amy Rutter

10/4 Keri Vold

10/5 Jane Rosholt

10/6 Deb Arterbury

10/7 Angela Gehlhoff

10/15 Pete Orchard

10/18 Trudy Gunderson

10/20 Kailey Otting

10/25 Nicole Lightfoot

10/28 Charlotte Leonard

10/31 Betsi Arvin

11/1 Wendy Petersen

11/2 Angie Siplinger

11/8 Jeff Triest

11/13 Jeff Hager

11/23 Dan Olson

11/30 Tiffany Hall

12/3 Kathy Clarke

12/3 Kathie Rue

12/4 Carolyn Apfelbach

12/8 Kim Hackel

12/8 Marty Schmidt

12/9 Diane Crist

12/11 Lisa Goodwin-Toller

12/11 Alexa Plouman

12/12 Brooke VonBank

12/16 Luci Drill Mellum

12/18 Lexie Schilling

12/24 Noel Reinke

12/25 Brandie Rush