May 25, 2016
Kindergarten's performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears last Thursday was "just right"! Way to go Kindergarten! We hope to see a lot of former Jackson students tomorrow afternoon at the 2016 Senior Reunion. Don't forget to "roll on over" tomorrow night to Skate Night at Thunderbird Roller Rink from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30, are student holidays!
Please check out Jackson's 2016 Summer Reading Challenge (below) and take a look at the Summer Reading Lists that are full of suggested titles to help your students meet the reading challenge. Recreational reading is not only fun; it is also vital for educational growth. Studies prove that continued reading during the summer months is important for preventing "summer slide" when the next school year begins!
We hope you and your family enjoy the long weekend!
Teacher vs Teacher Kickball Tournament 6/2
Thursday morning, June 2, Jackson teachers will battle it out in a kickball tournament behind Jackson. We need parent volunteers to watch over students while they watch their teachers in a heated teacher vs teacher game! If you would like to assist during this competition, please sign up using the Signup Genius link. Feel free contact me if you have any questions at email@example.com.
You must already be an approved PISD volunteer to participate.
News from Jackson PTA
2016-17 School Supply Packs
School Supply Packs for the 2016-2017 school year are now available for sale! Don't miss this opportunity to save time and money, avoid shopping hassles, and have your student's supplies waiting for them in their classrooms at Jackson's Meet the Teacher event! You can order securely online starting May 16th through June 10th or return the order form (link below) with payment to school by Wednesday, June 1. See copy of flyer below or click link for a printable copy of flyer for more details!
Don't forget to purchase your yearbook! Jackson 2015-16 yearbooks will be on sale for $30.00 each in the front lobby of the school from 7:00 - 7:30 am on Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1. There is a limited supply available for sale--first come, first served. Preordered yearbooks may also be picked up at this time. Look for the preorder pick-up table.
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.
Cub Scout Pack 1225 - Update
Ryder Short – Tiger
Sam Bustard - Wolf
Brendan Commender – Wolf
Anderson LaQua – Wolf
Alex Terra – Wolf
George Rumery – Bear
Diego Cordon – Weblos
Gabriel Garcia – Weblos
Connor Youngquist - Weblos
2016 Plano Principals Association Golf Classic
The Plano Principals Association is comprised of principals, assistant, associate and administrative interns in the Plano Independent School District. It is a non-profit organization devoted to serving PISD students and our community. Once again, PPA will be hosting its annual golf tournament.
This year we are delighted to announce that Credit Union of Texas as our Title Sponsor to this year’s “Scholarship Scramble.” Proceeds raised this year will go towards awarding:
- Four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors
- Three $1,000 scholarships towards para-professionals earning their teaching certification.
- Three $1,000 scholarships towards aspiring administrators.
- Donations towards local charities that benefit our PISD families
Our CUTX PPA Golf Classic will be on Friday, June 17th at Ridgeview Ranch. It is a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. For more information on how you can participate or donate to this worthwhile cause please contact Patricia Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click on link below for tournament brochure.
Thursday, May 26
- Jackson Senior 2016 Reunion, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Jackson Library
- Roll into Summer Skate Night! Summer is almost here, and who wants to celebrate? Lace up your skates and join our Jackson family for the last BIG event of the school year. 6:30-8:30 pm, Thunderbird Roller Rink, 3200 Thunderbird Lane, Plano. $7 per skater.
Friday, May 27 - Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day/Professional Development)
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (Student/Teacher Holiday)
Thursday, June 2 -
- Yearbook Signing
- 5th Grade Graduation, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Gym and Cafeteria
Friday, June 3 -
- Last day of school!
- Elementary Early Release. Class dismissed at 12:00 noon.
Jackson Summer Reading Challenge 2016
2016 Plano ISD Summer Reading Lists
Experience the power of self-selected reading this summer! Just click the appropriate link below to view reading recommendations prepared by Plano ISD Librarians and Learning Media Services staff members.
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Plano Senior HS Theatre Workshop
The Plano Senior HS Wildcat Theatre department is offering the third annual summer theatre workshop for elementary students June 6-9, 2016. Students having just completed Grades 2nd through 5th are encouraged to attend. Theatre subjects such as acting, mime, mask making, make-up, improvisation, musical theatre and production will be taught by high school theatre students under the direction of professional theatre personnel Lance Morse and Cassidy McQuiston. Classes will be taught in the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center on the PSHS campus. This year’s hours have been extended to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to better serve parents’ schedules. Register at http://www.pshstheatre.com/#!box-office/c8j2 We hope to see lots of young performers!
Plano West Summer Tennis Camps
There will be 2 tennis camps held at Plano West this summer for kids 8-14years old. The dates are June 6-10, and August 1-5. To sign up go to Highpointtennis.com , click on the “Classes” tab at the top, then select “Junior Camps”, then scroll down to find your best option for registration. For more information contact Morgen Walker at Morgen.email@example.com.