Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter




PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30-8:00


Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

Steve Olsonoski/Focus Financial/Staff Lounge 2:45-3:45



No Activities Scheduled 6:00-8:00


Field Trip for 3d Grade Young Scholars to Red Oak for Robotics Fun 9:45-11:00

Dress Rehearsal for K 1:15-1:45


Soccer players to assist in lunchroom 11-12:45


I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kindergarten Music Program 2:00


17 BLT Meeting 7:30

18 3rd Grade Field Trip to Orchestra Hall 10:30-12:30

PBIS Meeting 2:30

20 I-Team Meeting 7:30

Parent Input Forms Due

Young Author's Conference (preselected 4th & 5th Grade/Angell) 8:30-3:10

21 All District Band Concert/HS 4

22 PTO Fundraiser, Bingo at O'Brien's 3-5:00

24 Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

25 Doughnuts withe Principal 8:35

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9

Staff Potluck

26 3rd Quarter Ends

Two Hour Early Release Day

27 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day

30-31 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break


1-3 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

6 PBIS Meeting 7:35

All School Bingo 2:00-2:45

7 BLT Meeting 7:30

First Grade to Shakopee Celebrates Reading/HS 12:30-1:30

8 Spring Picture Day (only those who bring forms in)

10 I-Team Meeting 7:30

13 Send Report Cards Home

PTO Meeting (Parent/Board/Grants/Voting) 6:30-8

14 Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

15 PBIS Meeting 2:30

16 Severe Weather Drill 1:45

17 I-Team Meeting 7:30

4th Grade Music Program 2:00

21 BLT Meeting 7:30

23 Kindergarten Round-Up Night 5-6:30

24 I-Team Meeting 7:30

Zoomobile to visit 1st Grade 9-12

27 Youth Teaching Youth to 4th Grade 1:30-2:30

28 Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

Kindergarten Round-Up 5-6:30

30 Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Mpls. Institute of Art, 9:00-2:15


1 NO SCHOOL (E-5 Off/6-12 Staff Dev Day)

4 PBIS Meeting 7:35

4-8 Staff Appreciation Week

Youth Teaching Youth to 4th Grade 1:30-2:30

5 Staff Dev Meeting 7:30 (was BLT, but changed to Staff Dev on 2/10/20)

6 National Bike/Walk to School 7:50-7:55 (if inclement weather it will NOT be rescheduled)

7 Literacy and Beyond Night 5-7:00

8 I-Team Meeting 7:30

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9:00

10 Twins Game 1:10/PTO Event (Kansas City Royals)

11 Youth Teaching Youth to 4th Grade 1:30-2:30

PTO Meeting (Board ONLY) 6:30-8

5th Grade Music Program 6:30

12 BLT Meeting 7:30 (was Staff Dev, but changed to BLT 2/10/20)

Field Trip for 4th Grade to Faribault Energy Park, 10:00a-2:45p

15 I-Team Meeting 7:30

18 1st Grade Track and Field 9-1:15

K Track and Field 12-2:15

19 BLT Meeting 7:30

2nd Grade Track and Field

20 PBIS Meeting 2:30

3rd Grade Track and Field

21 4th Grade Track and Field

22 I-Team Meeting 7:30

5th Grade Track and Field

25 NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

26 Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

27 All School Assembly (tentative time 2:00)

29 I-Team Meeting 7:30

Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

1st Grade Field Trip to the MN Zoo 8:35-2:40


1 PBIS Meeting 7:35

2 BLT Meeting 7:30

Yearbook Signing 2:15-2:45

3 4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9:00

All School Picnic

Talent Show 1:30

4 Last day of School

Staff End of Year Party

5 Teacher Work Day

6 Graduation

15 Send Report Cards Home


*Tammy.....THANK YOU for the yummy egg salad sandwich a day early!!

*Thank you Miss Kaitlin for the YUMMY treat!

*Thank you Keller for the wonderful morning coffee!

*Natalie, THANK YOU so much for the adorable clothes

*Hengel, THANK YOU SO MUCH for teaching PLTW to the 4th grader’s. They LOVE it because of you!

*Martie Schmidt, thank you for escorting (last minute) a new student to his bus so he was safe and felt secure.

*A HUGE thank you to Amy Rutter, Lucy Drill, Kathy Clarke, Wendy Petersen, Krissy Luce, and Kevin Bjerken for being Mystery Readers in our classroom! The class enjoyed seeing all of you and hearing you read!

*Erica, Angela, and Amy Scott- Thank you for letting me borrow your Shine A Light books! My students LOVED them!!!

*Thank you Pete for being an extra set of hands to carry cupcakes on Monday, and for covering my 5th grade class on Wednesday morning.

*Thank you, Becca for the support! You are such a blessing!

*Thank you, Krissy for letting me vent while waiting 20 minutes for a bus… At least neither of us fell on the ice like the kids!!!

*Thank you, Jody for putting up with the random way my brain works when brainstorming and planning! Your patience is so appreciated!

*Thank you to all those helping with the coffee cart!!!

*Thank you, Heather, Becky and Charlotte, for the chats!

*Thank you, Sandy, for all the comparison charts you do!

*Thank you, Rachael, for meeting with our kids at a different time so you could still work with them!

*Thank you, Jody and Jen, for all your hard work with our intervention students!

*Thank you, Diane C., for your dedication and hard work!

*Thank you Betsi Arvin for being you. I am always blown away at how well you corral your 1,500 students between 2 buildings, yet remain so calm and positive while LITERALLY “doing it all”. Even with that many students, you still know how to make each kid feel important and manage to know the small quirks and needs of each student. You are an amazing teacher, coworker and mama- and I am so lucky to work with you!

*Keller.....Thank you for checking in with me during a tough week, I appreciate you!

*Thanks, Sarah, for wiping tables for me as I took care of a situation. I appreciate you!

*Thank you Drill for teaming with my class to teach the water cycle.


*Thank you “DOT fairy” for the two boxes of DOTS you left on my chair!

*Bristol-Thank you for answer all of my phone calls and emails regarding a student we share! I admire your calm demeanor and how you can always find the right words in working with these students!! And thank you for teaching us how to use the breakroom with our friend too!

*Thank you everyone who reached out to me during school social work week through words of affirmation, cards, coffee, homemade lunch, Zuppa and gifts! I am so so grateful to work with so many talented, amazing staff!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

*Thank you, Keller for the addicting chocolate eggs!

*Thank you VB for sharing a K-cup when I was coffeeless and sad…

*Gendlin.....thank you for always being there and just being your GREAT YOU!

*Thank you Natalie for buying me a chocolate milk so I could put it in my coffee to make a “mocha”…

*Thank you Sari for letting me use your Keurig machine to make my coffee! You ladies saved me on a rushed morning! It takes a village somedays!

*Thank you Kaitlyn for the most amazing cupcake!!!!

*Charlotte, thanks for getting our class’ pictures ready for our buddy project!

*Charlotte, thanks for taking care of me in my times of need – whether it be for crisps or for tea ☺

*Thanks Kaitlin for always offering nummy treats to the team.

*Angela, Zebra Cake Rolls still count as Zebra Cakes in my book! I appreciate them! Speaking of which, let me have one right now!

*John Bauman, thank you SO VERY MUCH for taking the time to build the perfect quilt frame for the children! We are impressed by your ingenuity and creativity!! THANK YOU!!

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We are proud to introduce The Good Stuff fulfilling orders every Friday morning. Thank you for your interest and support.

Beverage Choices:

Medium Roast

Light Roast

Hot Chocolate

Earl Grey Tea

Green Tea

Add Ins: Please denote how many of each you need


Sweet n’ Low


Half & Half

French Vanilla creamer


Payment options:

Cash/Change upon delivery .75¢

Prepaid punch card for 10 beverages $7.50

[We will only be accepting Cash & Change to facilitate financial/life skills lessons]

Order forms will be in a basket on a cart in the staff lounge. If you prefer a disposable cup place your form in the green basket on the cart. If you are willing to use a personal mug please leave your mug w/ the completed order form in your cup and leave cup/order form on the cart.

We have a delivery route planned and patience will be appreciated.

If you have any questions or suggestions please reach out to Bristol. Kira, Megan or Alex.

Again, we appreciate your support while we work through the start up. Staff not located within a cluster would be encouraged to pick up their beverages from the case manager's classroom. Pick up March 6th will be in Evasco's room #110.


Canvas for Grades 3-5

The district DLCs have been busy adding curricular content into Canvas for grades 3-5. Currently all grade levels can access the MCA samplers in Canvas. These assessments are tied to standards and the data can be reviewed for each segment of the test or broken down into the standards.

Additionally, we are putting in the CSA assessments (long and short versions) for grades 3-5 into the corresponding grade level's reading master class so that you can use these resources in your teaching of skills and strategies in reading class.

The reading passages can be opened in Notability for students to practice highlighting, annotating, and finding text evidence to support their thinking. Simultaneously on their screens, they can have the Canvas app opened to the quiz to submit their answers.

Please be in touch if you want to use any of these resources. Also if there are more resources that you would like to see built into Canvas, we will work diligently to build those resources up for you as well.

Hope you have a great weekend and week ahead!



3/17 Mary Ellen Sandberg

3/22 Dena Gregor

3/25 Becky Keller

3/26 Amy Scott

3/26 Ben Thies

3/31 Krissy Luce

4/2 Sarah Reiersgord

4/4 Wendy Derhaag

4/5 Belle LaBarre

4/5 Jen Ulrich

4/6 Lori Proehl

4/8 Faye Hames

4/11 Jen Klecker

4/13 Barbi Studtmann

4/18 Heather Broden

4/18 Tammy Haugen

4/23 Tammy Youngvorst

4/25 Kristen Hengel

4/25 Kira Johanson

4/27 Heather Balk

4/27 Bill Folz

4/28 Joshua Miller

5/2 Amy Cole

5/2 Megan Henke

5/7 Emma Baer

5/8 Jen Rothstein

5/10 Jessica Hentges

5/12 Jodi Koci

5/25 Alex Fischer

5/29 Rhonda Yeiter

5/31 Kelly Voigt

4/6 Vatoua Yang

6/6 Jaron Aune

6/16 Jenny Larsen

6/19 Julia Perez

6/22 Kirk Rosholt

6/25 Andrea Richards

6/26 Martie Anglin

6/30 Jen Bieniek

7/4 Dan Koeniig

7/5 Nicole Barrett

7/12 Ann Van Brocklin

7/14 Julie Lund

7/19 DeAnn Gendlin

7/23 Bristol Evasco

7/23 Anne Braun

7/30 Evelin Hernandez Morales

8/6 Erica Casey

8/8 Steph Blad

8/10 Becky Fisher

8/11 Kristi Schleper

8/17 Aimee Riley

8/20 John Bauman

8/21 Patty Moening

8/21 Becky Bernard

8/22 Rebecca Fobes

8/23 Stephanie St. Peter