Jackson Journal

Goodbye November!

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, December 7 - 4th and 5th grade Holiday Musical, 6:00

Friday, December 15, 7:30-8:15 - Family Leadership Team meeting, Mrs. Morrison's classroom - THIS IS A RESCHEDULED MEETING!

Holiday celebrations in the classroom, Thursday, December 21

Winter Break - Begins with an Early Dismissal on Thursday, December 21. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 9.

Friday, January 26 - The Seven Habits Parent Booster and Luncheon - More details coming!

How To Train Your Reindeer To Fly

Thursday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

600 Jackson Street

Kingsport, TN

Santa's reindeer have completed their schooling and now is the time for the big moment - LEARNING TO FLY! Join our 4th and 5th grade students on Thursday evening for a special performance!
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Counselor's Corner - Chronic Absenteeism and Its Effects on Students

Dear Families,

Several of our faculty and staff have started participating in an attendance mentoring program here at Jackson. You may have seen us at your home or doorstep, or received a letter or phone call recently. While we are often sharing our concerns about your child's attendance, we are also celebrating when students meet and achieve attendance goals. I hope that you will work with us in partnering to improve our overall school attendance rates.

Please take a moment and read some interesting information from school leader Bob Cunningham, in his article, "What to say when students with attention and learning issues don't want to go to school."

Missing school in the early grades can have a snowball effect. It sets kids up to fall behind in the fundamental reading skills needed to move to more complicated work.

Research shows how great that impact can be. A study in California looked at students who were chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade. By the time these students were in third grade, only one in six were reading proficiently. But of the students who missed less than five percent of school, two-thirds were proficient readers.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Consider what you hear your child say and how you react to those words. Be on the lookout for appropriate responses in upcoming newsletters!

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