Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter



5/20 Cycle Day 8

5/21 Cycle Day 9

BLT 7:30

5/22 Cycle Day 10

Field Trip for 4th Grade to Faribault Energy Park 8:50-1:50

5/23 Cycle Day 1

Field Trip for Kindergarten to MN Landscape Arboretum 8:55-12:45

5/24 Cycle Day 2

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Henke and Fischer to Tahpah Park 11-1:10

All books are due to the Learning Commons



NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day


Prof. Dev. (Gifford Cluster) 7:30


Field Trip for 3rd Grade to the Science Museum 8:45-2:35


I-Team Meeting 7:30

Field Trip for First Grade to the MN Zoo 8:30-2:30

Field Trip for 2nd Grade to the MN Landscape Arboretum 9:30-2:15

Last Day of School for Seniors


Yearbook Signing 2:15-2:45


School Picnic

Talent Show 1:30

Seniors to walk through Jackson after rehearsal (11:30 ish)


Last Day of School for Students

Field Trip for 5th Grade to Como Park Zoo 9:20-2:00

Staff Picnic at Jackson Town Hall 3:30


Teacher Work Day




Report Cards Mailed Home


A HUGE congratulations to the Jackson staff at the retirements and recognition event!

Tammy - Chef of the year!

Marti A. - Jackson teacher of the year!

Marty S. - Congratulations on the retirement!

Nice job guys!


*Rachael and Steph- Thank you for helping us transfer our CEUs from Keep Certified to Frontline. Now I know it has been completed correctly.

*Thank you Jeanne for helping me come up with awesome and creative ideas to help our little kindergartener make some more academic growth! I’m so glad I got to work with you this year!

*Huge thank you to our PTO for a wonderful Staff Appreciation Week!

*Well done, PE team! Track and Field was so much fun!

*Thank you, Kevin, Pete, Kira, Kathie, and Jen for lending a hand and sharing your expertise. We're all in this together and I am grateful you answer so many of my questions with professionalism and kindness!

*Sari, Julie, and Carrie thank you for an amazing 5th grade music performance!

*A huge thank you to all who volunteered to be a member of my ‘audience’!!

*Thank you to Charlotte for inviting me into her classroom to observe while she was teaching using ENVoY. It was a great reminder and refresher on how powerful ENVoY is in the classroom. Kim did a great job explaining what was taking place and how powerful those things are.

*Thank you Jenny L. for picking my kids up from recess on track and field day.

*Thank you to Wendy for always being SO supportive and having the "family first" mentality! You are always so caring!

*Thank you for the kind words Keller! You are always so positive!

*Wendy, thank you for being so cheerful every morning when we come in the door! You brighten up the office!

*Kathy you do such a great job of speaking with parents! I overheard you calmly helping a new kindergarten parent over the phone in such a kind and patient manner!

*Thank you, Charlotte for the cookies! It was a joy to watch you ROCK the EnVoy!!!

*Thank you, Jody for the sight word list! It looks like it took a lot of work, thank you!

*Thank you, Becca for being so helpful and kind! You are always willing to help a teacher in need!

*Thank you, Sarah for your enthusiasm and sharing student growth with students and parents! Our student’s confidence has gone through the roof in reading! Thank you for your encouragement!

*Thank you to Charlotte for turning in the TIF so promptly! And for her thoughtful report on speech progress.

*Thank you to Nurse Andrea and Nurse Candace for being awesome!

*THANK YOU CHARLOTTE for helping with my procrastination problem!

*Thank you JV softball players for assisting in my classroom ☺

*Thank you to the SpEd staff who was able to take time out of their day to attend the kindergarten transition meetings. We know this requires schedules to change for you and your students, but the kindergarten team appreciates you as we get ready to kick start the fall with a new group!

*Thank you to all of you who have helped cover my classroom at different points throughout the season--Becca, Jody, Jen, Amy + Pete--I appreciate you! Until next spring...

*Thank you for being such a great day brightener, Barb; I look forward to seeing you each day at lunch! Your kids are ever so lucky to work with you!

*Thank you for organizing the engineer for all grade levels, Kristen. The kindergarteners loved it!

*Thank you for helping a girl out in the morning when she frantically looks for her keys with three bags and coffee in her hands, Wendy!

*Thank you Barbi + Stephanie for organizing schools to come in for demonstration teachers to become certified, writing plans to be out of your own classrooms and giving advice to teachers to enhance their own instruction--THANK YOU!

*Thank you, Barbie, Charlotte, Sarah, Becca and Steph for coming to my room to be my envoy volunteers - I really appreciate it!!

*Thank you, Jeff, Kelly and Susan, for a great track and field day!

*Thank you, Becca, for always being so willing to help out whenever you can!

*Thank for to our wonderful paras for being so flexible this week with all the schedule changes for track and field, you are all amazing!

*Thank you, Wendy for working extra hard to find a substitute teacher from another school! Your persistence and dedication is so appreciated!

*Fabulous band and music concerts thanks to our fabulous music and band teachers!

DLC Quick Tip

What is MackinVIA?

Online library that houses eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), databases for research, and digital audiobooks that can be accessed from any location that has WIFI connections.

Who can access MackinVIA?

Currently students in grades 3-5 know their login information for MackinVIA and the entire staff can use their normal username and password to gain access.

What resources are available?

  • Fiction books
  • Nonfiction books (with unlimited copies)
  • Databases for research and non-fiction articles (Britannica School Edition, Explora, Kid InfoBits)
  • Source citation within MackinVIA for most books and articles

If you would like more information on these resources, please reach out to either your DLC or your media specialist. Both are able and willing to help.

Need help logging in to MackinVIA? Watch this video to see the sign in process and how to use Britannica School Edition.

Did you know that you can find Scholastic New magazine articles for free using the Explora Kids and Explora Teacher databases? Watch this video to learn how.


  • 5/25 Alex Fischer
  • 5/29 Rhonda Yeiter
  • 5/31 Kelly Voigt
  • 6/4 Carrie Beckler
  • 6/6 Jaron Aune
  • 6/13 Chris Walberg
  • 6/16 Jenny Larsen
  • 6/19 Julia Perez
  • 6/22 Kirk Rosholt
  • 6/26 Martie Anglin
  • 6/30 Jen Bieniek
  • 7/12 Ann Van Brocklin
  • 7/14 Julie Lund
  • 7/19 DeAnn Gendlin
  • 7/23 Anne Braun
  • 7/23 Bristol Evasco
  • 7/29 Wendy Bauer
  • 7/30 Evelin Hernandez Morales
  • 8/6 Erica Casey
  • 8/8 Steph Blad
  • 8/10 Becky Fisher
  • 8/11 Kristi Schleper
  • 8/17 Abbie Perron
  • 8/17 Aimee Riley
  • 8/21 Becky Bernard
  • 8/22 Rebecca Fobes
  • 8/23 Steph St. Peter