Jackson eNews

March 16, 2016

Hello Jackson Families,


It was great to see our students' smiling faces when they returned from Spring Break on Monday! It was a much needed break and everyone came back rested and ready to learn!


STAAR testing dates are quickly approaching and if you are the parent of a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student and would like to gain a better understanding of the STAAR test and what you can do to help your students, you are invited to attend an informational session to be held on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 - 10:00 am, in the Jackson Library. Please click on the link for more details and confirmation of attendance. Hope to see you there!

STAAR Informational Meeting Invitation - English and Spanish

2016 Plano ISD Bond Election

On May 7, 2016, Plano ISD voters will decide on a $481 million bond proposal to fund initiatives recommended by the Plano ISD Facilities and Technology Task Force. Appointed in August, 2015 by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, the task force included citizens, business leaders, teachers, principals and parents. The task force reviewed enrollment trends and projections, established construction and renovation needs, validated costs and sought input from fellow community members. After five months of study, debate and public input, the task force made final recommendations to school trustees which are included in this bond proposal. If approved, the bond initiative will provide funding toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate and will impact all Plano ISD campuses through district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Find out more, including specific project allocations, at www.pisd.edu/2016bond. You may send questions to askpisd@pisd.edu.

News from Jackson's Nurse, Mrs. Wheeler

Please visit the district website at: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/index.shtml for the latest links and information regarding the flu. Remember that flu season runs thru mid- May!

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

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IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, March 17 - Spring Picture Day


Friday, March 18 -

  • Kindergarten Round Up will be held for all campuses on Friday, March 18, 2016. The hours will be 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Round Up is the beginning of our registration process for the 2016-2017 school year. If for any reason you are unable to attend, simply visit the school office any time after the above dates and register. Please see flyer below for more details.
  • End of Third Nine Weeks


Saturday, March 19 - STAAR Information Meeting for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. in the Jackson Library.


Tuesday, March 22 - 3rd Grade Spring Show. You don't want to miss Third Grade's Spring Show, "Spaced Out." It is out of this world! There will be a performance at 8:15 a.m. for Jackson students and 6:30 p.m. for family and friends.


Thursday, March 24 - Report Cards!


Friday, March 25 - Spring Holiday (Student/Teacher Holiday)


Tuesday, March 29 - STAAR testing

  • 4th Grade Writing
  • 5th Grade Math


Wednesday, March 30 - STAAR testing

  • 5th Grade Reading
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Plano ISD Full Day Pre-K Registration, 3/23-24

Plano ISD's new full day Pre-K program will serve young learners who live in the attendance zones of Christie, Huffman, Jackson, Memorial and Thomas Elementary Schools. Beaty, Isaacs and Pearson Early Childhood Schools will serve the remainder of Plano ISD. The classrooms will be balanced and there is limited available. Children must qualify based on household income. Please see flyer below or visit http://www.pisd.edu/schools/early.childhood/ for more details.


Registration will be held on March 23 and 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at:

  • Beaty Early Childhood School, 1717 Nevada Drive, Plano, TX 75093 | (469) 752-4200
  • Isaacs Early Childhood School, 3400 East Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75074 |(469) 752-3480

Registration will be held on March 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at:

  • Pearson Early Childhood School, 4000 Eagle Pass, Plano, TX 75023 | (469) 752-4300

If you miss these registration dates, registration will continue on a first-come, first-served basis at all Early Childhood Schools and the following five elementary school locations:

  • Christie Elementary School, 3801 Rainier Road, Plano, TX 75023,(469) 752-0800
  • Huffman Elementary School, 5510 Channel Isle Dr, Plano, TX 75093 (469) 752-1900
  • Jackson Elementary School, 1101 Jackson Drive, Plano, TX 75075 | (469) 752-2100
  • Memorial Elementary School, 2200 Laurel Lane, Plano, TX 75074 | (469) 752-2500
  • Thomas Elementary School, 1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023 | (469) 752-3500
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Activities

Lady Wolves Youth Soccer Night

The Plano West Lady Wolves soccer program is hosting its first annual Youth Soccer Night, On Monday, March 21st, at Kimbrough Stadium. All youth, 8th grade and younger, wearing a team jersey will get in FREE! Come for a great game, halftime competition, prizes and autographed posters. Please see official event flyer for more details.

Goooooo Wolfpack!

Planoettes Fundraiser

Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere with your family and friends while supporting Plano Senior High Planoettes Drill Team on Wednesday, March 23, at the BJ's location in Plano! Present flyer below and BJ's will donate 15% of food and soft beverage sales to the Planoettes!
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Twitter

Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal