Jackson eNews

October 14, 2015

Hello Jackson Families!


We hope that Kindergarten and First Grade parents will be able to join us tonight for a READYROSIE (foundation skills program) parent meeting from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library. Pizza and childcare will be provided. Please see attached flyer for more details and R.S.V.P. form. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_ReadyRosie_Flyer_ENGLISH_and_SPANISH.pdf


During Red Ribbon Week, October 26 - 30, Jackson students are encouraged to participate in daily events that highlight the theme of committing to a healthy, drug and alcohol free lifestyle. Please see attached flyer for more details! http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Jackson_RRW_15-16.pdf


The school-wide PTA membership drive is still going on and First Grade has taken over the lead going into the final week of the membership drive! The grade levels are competing against each other for a 45 minute free recess monitored by the Principal and myself! We are tracking progress in the hallway next to the library until October 21. Parents, teachers, adult family members and community members can join by going to the Jackson PTA website, http://jacksonpta.com. When you join the PTA, everyone's a winner!

NEWS FROM JACKSON PTA

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.

Your Pictures are Needed for the Jackson Yearbook!

We want your pictures for the 2015/2016 yearbook and now pictures are easier than ever to upload! Please don’t wait, you can submit anytime. Designing and printing a yearbook takes time and some deadlines are early in the year (before the winter break!), so please consider submitting as you go.


· Just go to the Apple App Store or Google Playstore and download Balfour Imageshare to your phone or tablet

· Enter the project number 625394

· Enter your name

· Enter your email address (Your name and email address is only for verification, it will not be published or shared with anyone)

· It will ask you for a password, but there is NO password necessary, just skip this.

· Please be sure to include the grade level for picture info!

· You can take pictures on your device that will automatically upload, or you can upload from your gallery

· Pictures needed: Special “days”, events, field trips, parties, assemblies, and just everyday pictures in the class and around the school

· Pictures can also be emailed to Cara Prentice at caralprentice@gmail.com


**Please note, submission does not guarantee inclusion in the yearbook

PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM - Update

Students are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Interested students and parents should visit www.txpta.org/programs/reflections/participate/ for official guidelines and entry forms. All projects are due by October 28 to the student's homeroom teacher. Reflections Flyer - http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Reflections_2015-2016_Jackson_Flyer_Eng_Sp2.pdf

YOUNG REMBRANDTS DRAWING CLASS

The Jackson PTA sponsors Young Rembrandts, drawing classes for kids held at Jackson Elementary. Young Rembrandts provides all classroom supplies and a trained instructor. Classes are held immediately after school. Parents are responsible for transportation at class end unless the child attends PASAR. Registration is now open for the next session of classes--October 27 through December 8, 2015 (no class 11/24). Please see flyer for more details.

English Flyer - http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Young_Rembrandt_Flyer_2015_eng.pdf

Spanish Flyer - http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Young_Rembrandt_Flyer_2015_span.pdf

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, October 14 - READYROSIE (foundation skills program) parent meeting for Kinder and First Grade parents from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library. Pizza and childcare will be provided. Please see attached flyer for more details and R.S.V.P. form. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_ReadyRosie_Flyer_ENGLISH_and_SPANISH.pdf


Thursday, October 15 - There will be a meeting for Fifth Grade parents to discuss details of Collin County Adventure Camp at 6:30 p.m. in the Jackson Library and Art Room. If your student is in Fifth Grade, you don't want to miss this meeting!


Friday, October 16 - End of First Nine Weeks' Grading Period


Friday, October 23 - Student assembly and report card day


October 26 - 30 - During Red Ribbon Week, Jackson students are encouraged to participate in daily events that highlight the theme of committing to a healthy, drug and alcohol free lifestyle. Please see attached flyer for more details. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Jackson_RRW_15-16.pdf


Thursday, October 29 - You don't want to miss Jackson Night at McDonald's (Coit and George Bush) on Thursday, October 29, from 4-7pm. You can visit with your friends, have dinner, and see your teachers! Best of all, a portion of the sales will be donated to Jackson. See you there!

Mobile Computer Lab

PISD is offering free computer classes for parents that have children in PISD schools in their state-of-the-art Mobile Computer Lab. Classes will be held on the following Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.:


November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7, and 14


The Mobile Computer lab will be located at the AgriLife RESEARCH Center, Texas A&M, 17360 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75252 (Coit and McCallum). If interested, please contact Jeannette Toledo at 469-752-2112 for registration information, See flyer for more details about programs offered.

http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Mobile_Computer_Lab_Flyer_2015-16_English_and_Spanish.pdf

Jackson Library Page

Take a look at Jackson's Library Catalog, Research Tools, eBooks, and more!


http://101.catalog.pisd.edu/


For home access to sites and databases:

login: planoisd

password: discover

Jackson "Specials" Newsletter - Oct. 2015

Please click on the link below to read the October edition of the Jackson "Specials" Newsletter and stay up-to-date on what your student is doing in Art, Music, PE and Library.

http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Jaguar_Specials_Newsletter_-_October_2015.pdf

ACTIVITIES

Have a delicious meal at Raising Cane's on Friday, October 23, anytime from 10am - 10pm and support the Plano High School Planoettes! Mention the fundraiser at the register and Cane's will donate 15% of sales to the Planoettes. See flyer for more details. http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Planoettes_Oct_23rd.pdf


The Vines High School Vikette Drill Team is hosting their annual garage sale on Saturday, October 24, 2015. It will be held in the parking lot on the west side of the building from 8am - 2pm. What a great way to get rid things you don't need and/or pick up things you do need at a great price all while helping the Vikettes! Please see flyer for more details! http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Vines_Rummage_Sale.jpg


Shop for seasonal items, gourmet foods, home, fashion, jewelry, toys, candles, spirit wear and more at the Plano West Snowflake Bazaar sponsored by the Plano West Band! Admission is free and times are:

Saturday, Nov. 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, Nov. 8, noon - 5:00 pm at Plano West Senior High School, 5601 W. Parker Road

See flyer for more details: http://elist.pisd.edu/eNews/S_Snowflake_bazaar_flyer_II.pdf

Twitter

Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal