JACKSON JOURNAL/JANUARY WEEK 2

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

JANUARY


6 CYCLE DAY 3

PBIS Meeting 7:35

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9


7 CYCLE DAY 4

BLT Meeting 7:35


8 CYCLE DAY 5


9 CYCLE DAY 6


10 CYCLE DAY 7

I-Team Meeting 7:30

UPCOMING EVENTS


13 K packets will be mailed

14 Staff Meeting/Gifford Cluster 7:30

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30-8

15 4th Grade Breakfast/Gifford Cluster 7:45-8:15

PBIS Meeting 2:30

16 Field Trip for Altonen & Knutson to Carver Wildlife Refuge 8:40-11:15

17 I-Team Meeting 7:30

20 No School - MLK Jr. Day

21 BLT Meeting 7:30

23 First Semester Ends

Staff Potluck

Two Hour Early Release Day K-12

24 No School - Teacher Planning Day

25 Optional 3rd Grade to sing National Anthem at Varsity hockey game/12:00

28 Prof Dev/Gifford Cluster 7:30

31 I-Team Meeting 7:30

Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9

Kid's Dance 5:30-7:30


FEBRUARY


3 Send Report Cards Home

PBIS Meeting, 7:35

4 BLT Meeting, 7:30

4th Grade Field Trip to HS/Jack Brass Band 10:30-11:15

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7:00

6 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7:00

Optional: 3rd Graders to sing at Varsity wrestling match/7:00

7 I-Team Meeting 7:30

11 Staff Meeting (Gifford Cluster) 7:30

12 Kindergarten Field Trip to Stages Theater 9:00-11:15

13 Valentine's Day Party

O'Brien Dental presenting to 2nd Grade 10:00-11:00

14 NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

17 NO SCHOOL (President's Day)

18 BLT Meeting, 7:30

Field Trip for 4th Grade to Mill City Museum 8:50-2:00

PTO Meeting (Parents/Board/GRANTS), 6:30-8:00p

19 PBIS Meeting 2:30

21 I-Team Meeting 7:30

1st Grade Music Program 2:00

25 Prof Dev (Gifford Cluster) 7:30

No Activities Scheduled 6:00-8:00 (Ok for Marcos per Kevin)

24-26 Marco Fundraiser Nights

27 5th Grade Field Trip to The Ordway 11:00-1:30

28 I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35

4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9:00

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STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*Thank you Mrs. Leonard for organizing a group of kids to un-collate math sheets for my class! So appreciative!

*THANK YOU Chris and Kevin for all your help with the “new to us” projector!!! My class and I appreciate it very much!

**Thanks Rhonda and Diane for your flexibility Thursday.

*Thanks Kathy for the pick-me-up Thursday morning ☺

*Thanks Kira for sharing Ms. Belle with me

*Thanks for jumping in and helping Thursday afternoon Belle

*Thanks Natalie for helping solve my Seesaw issue

*Thanks John for getting my desk light up and running

*DeAnn thanks for stopping down on Thursday to check-in (even though we were busy learning)

*Thank you Wendy for helping me with the Budget! I would be lost without your guidance 😊

*Thank you to my kindergarten team for being willing to share with us your guided reading techniques…I learned so much!

DLC QUICK TIP

DLC QUICK TIP.....

I was at a conference this week and two of the most impactful sessions I attended related to cybersecurity and data security for young people today.


One of the things that the internet security expert suggested so keep people from using your identity for new lines of credit was to voluntarily FREEZE your (and your children's) credit at the 3 major credit reporting agencies: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. It is fairly quick and easy to put a freeze on the accounts. You will need to keep track of a password or PIN for each account. If you decide to take out a line of credit, you can temporarily UNFREEZE the account.


Additionally, the security experts spoke about password security. He said that the industry gave really bad advice at the onset of the internet. The OLD standard was to have 8 characters with a capital letter, number, and special character. The NEW standard is to use a pass-phrase that consists of 3-4 words that you will easily remember. You may still need to add in a number, special character, or capital letter to comply with the password restrictions set by the website you are logging into.


I am not an expert on this field. But when the internet security expert told us that over 50% of children will have their identity stolen before they are 18, I thought starting the conversation with you was important.


You can find more information about cybersecurity, data privacy, and more at commonsensemedia.org.



Hope you all have a wonderful break. Merry Christmas!


~Natalie

STAFF BIRTHDAYS


1/2 Jeanne Meyer

1/4 Sandy Boyce

1/13 Rachael Schweigert

1/17 Jeff Casey

1/18 Kelsey Angell

1/21 Matt Malaske

1/22 Emily Adams

1/24 Sari Flatness

2/2 Natalie Weatherman

2/8 Steph Masloski

2/12 Tim Olene

2/15 Danielle Bauman

2/18 Becca Kay-Lewis

2/19 Amanda Lymangood

2/21 Kristi Boumeester

2/21 Barb Weierke

2/26 Mel Altonen

2/26 Sue Tanberg

2/28 Katie Beckrich

3/1 Mandy Knutson

3/4 Kaitlin Wermerskirchen

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