Jackson eNews

September 24, 2021

Hello Jackson Families!

Congratulations to the students below who will be representing Jackson as our 2021-22 Student Council Officers and Student Council Members. We know the students elected to these positions will demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills as they meet and plan activities to benefit our students and the community. Way to Go Jackson Student Council!!


President - Harper Wooten

Vice President - Zachary Morton

Secretary - Kaitlyn Schoedel

Events Coordinator - Nolan Mah

4th Grade Members

Makenna Arthur, Michele Brandonisio Ochoa, Mae Gorley, Santiago Lagunas, Kimberly Luna, Nolan Mah, Kaylon Mogire, Valentina Oduber, Nicolas Ortiz, and Kaitlyn Schoedel

5th Grade Members

Matilda Button, Alan Flores, Jackie Garcia, Kasen Griffin, Samara Illyin, Zachary Morton, Waseem Roca-Asyoon, Reese Salcedo, Rital Samoud, Harper Wooten, Nicholas Young

Plano ISD's temporary mask requirement expires tonight, Friday, 9/24. The School Board did not vote to extend the temporary mask requirement measure and, therefore, the district will return to the mask protocol described in the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan, which states:

The use of face masks is optional for all students, staff and visitors. It is recommended that individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continue to wear an appropriate face mask while around others. Universal indoor masking is recommended for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status (Collin County Health Care Services | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | American Academy of Pediatrics).

We hope you all are enjoying the cooler weather! It is my favorite time of the year!


Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary


Please click here to read a message from Jackson's Principal, Mrs. Roach.

Important Dates


  • 9/15 - 10/15, Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Wednesday, September 29 - Title I Parent Meeting, Jackson Cafeteria, 2:00 p.m.


  • 10/3-9, Fire Prevention Week
  • Wednesday, October 6 - Fire Prevention Contest entries due to Ms. Shaffer
  • Monday, October 11 - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Student Holiday; Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, October, 13 - Kindness Card Contest entries due
  • 10/25-29 - Red Ribbon Week

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

Title I Parent Informational Meeting

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Parents Make the Difference! - Parenting Newsletter from the Parent Institute

Hello Parents,

We are excited to let you know that we have purchased a school subscription to a parenting newsletter from The Parent Institute. This newsletter, Parents make the difference! is published monthly in English and Spanish and contains great articles to help parents support their child’s learning and to help build parent involvement and student achievement. We will provide links to each month's issue below.

Parents make the difference! - October 2021

Los padres ¡hacen la diferencia! - Octubre 2021


National Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd - 9th. This year’s Fire Prevention Poster contest theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” The purpose of this contest is to help children become aware of fire safety practices, to provide motivation for this awareness, and to promote application of these practices in real-life situations.

Posters should be turned in to Ms. Shaffer, Jackson's Art Teacher, by Wednesday, October 6th. Grand Prize award posters from each school will advance to the District Contest. District winners will go on to compete in the City contest, and there will be an Awards Ceremony for City contest winners on October 27th. Contest rules are below.

Fire Prevention Poster Contest Flyer - English and Spanish

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15 and Jackson students will be able to celebrate the Hispanic culture with a selection of books in the Jackson Library. Click on the link below for a preview of Library offerings, several read-alouds and other related activities.

Amy Kincaid


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Counselor's Corner

Hi Jackson Jaguars!

Don't forget, your teachers will be watching for students who demonstrate Self-Control, the Jaguar of the Month character trait for September. Some ways that you can demonstrate Self-Control are listed on the poster below. We are looking forward to a very "self-controlled" September!

Thank you,

Andrea Hall, Counselor

Michelle Hardy, Counselor

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Join Jackson PTA!

We know this school year has been financially and emotionally difficult for many of our families, but that's why it's even more important to support our students by joining the Jackson PTA. The funds raised this year will go a long way to providing field trips and other educational programs for next year. We can't do this without your support!

Please visit our website to become a member of the Jackson PTA, order available school supply packs, or to purchase Jackson spirit wear.

2021-2022 Jackson Spirit Wear Now Available!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear is now available! It's easy to order--fill out the attached form and return to school with payment (exact cash amount or check) by Thursday, September 16. Jackson students are encouraged to wear Jackson spirit wear or Jackson colors (black and gold or Jaguar print) on Mondays. Let’s show our school spirit Jaguars!!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear Order Form

World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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Plano Families First Fall Fair

Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair which will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plano Chamber of Commerce will also present a job fair to help Plano residents get back to work. The job fair will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required. For more information, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.

Elementary Coding Club Opportunity – Fall 2021

Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering again to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Detailed information in English and Spanish, including a link to register, can be found here.


Announcing the 3rd Annual Plano ISD SEL Kindness Card Contest. The contest is open to all Plano ISD students in grades K-12 and entries are due to the administration building by October 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. More information about the contest is available through Jackson's art teacher, Valerie Shaffer at valerie.shaffer@pisd.edu, the QR codes on the poster, or the links below:

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Plano ISD Parent Education Engagement Program (PEEP)

PEEP Education builds parents' capacity to support and nurture their child(ren)'s physical, social-emotional and academic development through the acquisition of knowledge and parenting skills. The workshop classes are offered Monday through Thursday in-person and virtually. We ask parents and families to sign up for the classes prior to attending.

Click here to access PEEP classes, information, and registration.


Educación para padres

La educación PEEP desarrolla la capacidad de los padres para apoyar y nutrir el desarrollo físico, socioemocional y académico de sus hijos a través de la adquisición de conocimientos y habilidades parentales. Nuestras clases de taller se ofrecen de lunes a jueves en persona y virtualmente. Les pedimos a los padres y familias que se inscriban en las clases antes de asistir.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a nuestras clases de PEEP, información e inscripción.

Community Activities and Resources

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PSHS Planoette Dance Clinic

Calling all Future Planoettes! Come dance with the Planoettes at our dance clinic and perform with the Planoettes at a Wildcat football game. The Planoette officers and sergeants will be teaching you spirit lines and a fun dance to perform at a football game. Open to girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration is now open. Go, Future Planoettes!

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Community Resource Guide

Jackson Parents,

The following link provides a wealth of community resources available in our area.

Click the link or cut and paste the link in a browser to find information on such topics as:

Autism, Behavioral and Psychiatric Services, Boys and Girls Club, Child and Family Guidance Centers, Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), Counseling, Epilepsy, GED Testing, Health Care Services, LifePath Systems, Multiple Sclerosis, Plano Clothing Closet, Special Olympics, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and MANY more.

Community Resource Guide


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