JACKSON JOURNAL/JANUARY WEEK 1

Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter

WEEK AT A GLANCE

JANUARY WEEK 1

1/2 CYCLE DAY 1


1/3 CYCLE DAY 2

Lockdown #4 2:30


1/4 CYCLE DAY 3

I-Team Meeting 7:30

All School Bingo 2:00-2:45

UPCOMING EVENTS




1/7

PBIS Meeting 7:35 (Learning Commons)

1/8

Staff Meeting 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

1/9

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

1/11

I-Team Meeting 7:30

1/14

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30

1/15

BLT Meeting 7:30

1/16

PBIS Meeting 2:30 (Aune's Room)

1/18

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Kid's Dance 6:30-8:30

1/21

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Staff Development

1/25

I-Team Meeting 7:30

1st Semester Ends

Lockdown #5, 10:30

1/28

NO SCHOOL/Teacher Planning Day

1/28-2/1

GREAT KINDNESS WEEK CHALLENGE

1/29

Professional Development 7:30 (Gifford Cluster)

1/31

Field Trip for Kindergarten to Children's Museum, 8:30-12:30

2/1

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

4th Grade Jack Brass Field Trip to H.S., 9:50-11

3rd Graders to sing Anthem at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game at the H.S., 7:00

2/4

Report Cards sent Home

2/5

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/7

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/8

1st Grade Music Program, 2:00

2/11

Conferences, 3:15-7:30

2/14

Valentine Day Party

Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser End Date

2/15

NO SCHOOL, Teachers off due to contract settlement

2/18

NO SCHOOL, President's Day

2/19

BLT, 7:30

PTO Meeting (Grants), 6:30

2/20

PBIS Meeting (Aune's Room), 2:30

2/22

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

2/25

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/26

Prof/Development (Gifford Cluster), 7:30

Marco's Fundraiser Night

2/27

Marco's Fundraiser Night

NOTES FROM PETE....

STAFF PAWS-I-TIVES

*Thank you first grade team for a fun and successful Holidays Around the World unit!

*Thank you Kevin for covering my class for me!!!

*Thanks to Natalie Weatherman for helping me find new and exciting ways to enhance my teaching!

*Thanking our marvelous principal and dean for being so upbeat and visible each and every day. You are absolutely amazing! Merry Christmas!

*Thanks to Chris W. for being so persistent in finding an answer to our tech difficulties!

*A very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2019 to the faculty and staff at Jackson Elementary! You are all so very much appreciated!

*Thank you, Bill Folz, for delivering our breakfast! So appreciated!!

*Thank you men's club for the wonderful breakfast!! So sweet of you all!! I wish all the men in the world were as great as our men at Jackson!!

*Men’s Club, thank you for the delicious breakfast! You sure do spoil us!!

*Thank you for the delicious breakfast!! The men’s club is AMAZING!

*Thank you, Men’s Club for the yummy breakfast!!

*Thank you, Kaitlin for the wonderful caramels. I LOVE those things and it was sooo nice of you to share.

*Thank you to all the awesome teachers who allowed the ENVoY “coaches in training” to practice on you. The overwhelming comments were on how calm, quiet, and caring our building is. They had no idea we had almost 900 students here.

*Thank you, Becky Fisher for taking my class for the afternoon when my sub cancelled. I really appreciate it!!

*Thank you, Second Grade team for getting my class from lunch to specials.

*Thank you again Second Grade team, because of you and how wonderful and caring and fun you all are I look forward to coming to school each day. I truly could not do “this” without your shining faces, enthusiasm, and kindness. I love you guys!!

*Thank you to Sarah Hartman for being so reliable and getting the TIF in promptly!

*Rebecca Fobes—Thank you so much for sending a thank you card to my little speech student. Oh my goodness, you’d think my daughter had won the lottery!!! It was SO special! Thank you for going above and beyond!!!

*Thanks to the Men’s Club for the delicious breakfast!

*A HUGE thank you to Evelin and the office staff for their help with the Giving Tree gift pick ups.

**Thank you, first grade team, for putting together great Jackson Pride assemblies for our grade each month. The kids love them!

*Thank you, Kelly V., for working with me for saber squad! I appreciate you!

*Kristen Hengel, thank you for your amazing kindness, for the fancy Chai Tea, and for being the kind of person the world needs more of! You made me smile “for real” on a day when I needed it most.

*Thank you Chexmas Santa, for the TASTY treat.

*Jackson Men’s Club is downright the best! Thank you for the wonderful breakfast… you all rock!

*Nicole Lightfoot, thank you for thinking of me and grabbing me a cup of Chex Mix!

*Kevin, Thank you for being able to lead the building with professionalism, compassion, and humor… your replies to building wide emails never disappoint!

DLC Quick Tip

Want to build community in your classroom? Add in some collaborating and group problem-solving? Reach out to your DLC to bring a Breakout EDU kit to your classroom.


Breakouts can be skill-based, thematic, cross-curricular.

The content of the clues is up to you!


What never changes?


  • Huge emphasis on team work
  • Students' critical thinking
  • High levels of engagement


We can plan one for your classroom or your entire team.


Shout out to Lexie Schilling and Betsi Arvin who used the Elf in a Box Breakout this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyh7nxCS4SA

STAFF BIRTHDAYS


  • 1/1 Bev Wuollet
  • 1/2 Jeanne Meyer
  • 1/4 Sandy Boyce
  • 1/13 Rachael Schweigert
  • 1/17 Jeff Casey
  • 1/18 Kelsey Angell
  • 1/21 Matt Malaske
  • 1/24 Sari Flatness
  • 2/2 Natalie Weatherman
  • 2/8 Steph Masloski
  • 2/12 Tim Olene
  • 2/14 Dianne Kersteter
  • 2/17 MaryKate Haake
  • 2/18 Becca Kay Lewis
  • 2/19 Amanda Lymangood
  • 2/21 Kristi Boumeester
  • 2/21 Barb Weierke
  • 2/26 Susan Tanberg
  • 3/1 Mandy Knutson
  • 3/4 Kaitlin Wermerskirchen
  • 3/17 Jenni DeShaw
  • 3/17 Mary Ellen Sandberg
  • 3/22 Dena Gregor
  • 3/25 Becky Keller
  • 3/26 Amy Scott
  • 3/26 Ben Thies
  • 3/28 Amy Pass
  • 3/31 Krissy Luce