Jackson eNews

March 23, 2016

Hello Jackson Families,

Last night, 3rd Grade's performance of Spaced Out, was definitely "out of this world!" Way to go 3rd Grade! Just a reminder that this Friday, March 25, is a district holiday and there will be no school! We hope you and your family enjoy the three-day weekend!

Next week, STAAR testing begins and to ensure a successful testing environment for our students, we ask that there be no visitors (volunteers, lunch visitors, etc.) on campus Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30. We know our 4th and 5th graders will shine on their STAAR tests!

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2016 Plano ISD Bond Election

2016 Bond Information Meetings to be Hosted by Superintendent at Six High Schools this Spring
Plano ISD community members are invited to attend any of six information meetings to be hosted this spring about the district’s May 7 bond election proposal. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Binggeli, will present information and answer questions. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the district’s high schools on the following dates:

  • March 28 (Monday) - Williams High School (auditorium), 1717 17th Street, Plano, TX 75074
  • April 4 (Monday) - Clark High School (library), 523 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
  • April 6 (Wednesday) - McMillen High School (cafeteria), 750 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
  • April 13 (Wednesday) - Jasper High School (presentation room), 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024
  • April 25 (Monday) - Vines High School (presentation room), 1401 Highedge Drive, Plano, TX 75075
  • April 28 (Thursday) - Shepton High School (library), 5505 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

About the May 7 Bond Election
On May 7, Collin County voters residing within the Plano ISD attendance zone will be asked to consider a single proposition to provide $481 million toward eight major project areas with no increase to the tax rate. If approved, all Plano ISD campuses will be impacted by district-wide security updates, renovations and facility upgrades, as well as technology improvements. Visit www.pisd.edu/2016bond for more information.

Bond Proposal Resources

Website: www.pisd.edu/2016bond

FAQ: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/FAQ.shtml

Video: https://youtu.be/kwMOd0qX8-s?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHXldsZ4Ky972k98pN7D3nfI

Presentation: http://www.pisd.edu/news/bond.programs/2016bond/documents/Bond_2016_Presentation.pdf

News from Jackson's Nurse, Mrs. Wheeler

Please visit the district website at: http://www.pisd.edu/parents/health/index.shtml for the latest links and information regarding the flu. Remember that flu season runs thru mid- May!

News from Jackson PTA

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase through the Jackson PTA website, Store tab, for $30 until May. Order your yearbook now!*

*We apologize if you tried to order a yearbook and received a "Sold Out" message. The problem has been fixed, and we hope you will try to order online again!

PTA Communications

Visit us at http://Jacksonpta.com or "Like" us on Facebook to view the latest updates for events and school happenings.

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.


Thursday, March 24 - Report Cards!

Friday, March 25 - Spring Holiday (Student/Teacher Holiday)

Tuesday, March 29 - STAAR testing

  • 4th Grade Writing
  • 5th Grade Math

Reminder – No Visitors (volunteers, lunch visitors, etc.) on STAAR Testing Days!

Wednesday, March 30 - STAAR testing

  • 5th Grade Reading

Reminder – No Visitors (volunteers, lunch visitors, etc.) on STAAR Testing Days!

Tuesday, April 5 - STEM WARS! - Science/Math Night at Jackson

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, April 5th, from 5:30-7:00 for STEM Night (science, technology, engineering and math)! You will experience a fun, educational night filled with STEM games, activities and technology! From 6:30-7:00, students from an engineering club at SMU (Southern Methodist University) will be performing science demonstrations in the gym!

Wear your favorite Star Wars t-shirt and earn a “no homework” pass just for attending! See flyer below for more details.

Friday, April 8 - Cici's Pizza Night, 2220 Coit Rd. (at W. Park Blvd.), 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

STAAR testing is over, so let's do pizza! Come hungry, and don't forget your quarters! OR, call ahead and pick up a pie on your way home! Either way, a portion of your proceeds comes back to Jackson - just say you're with Jackson Elementary. It's a great way to give back to our school!

Monday, April 11 - Author Michelle Staubach Grimes will visit Kindergarten, First and Second grades.

Tuesday, April 12 - Author Polly Holyoke will visit Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades.

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Plano ISD Full Day Pre-K Registration, 3/23-24

Plano ISD's new full day Pre-K program will serve young learners who live in the attendance zones of Christie, Huffman, Jackson, Memorial and Thomas Elementary Schools. Beaty, Isaacs and Pearson Early Childhood Schools will serve the remainder of Plano ISD. The classrooms will be balanced and there is limited available. Children must qualify based on household income. Please see flyer below or visit http://www.pisd.edu/schools/early.childhood/ for more details.

Registration will be held on March 23 and 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at:

  • Beaty Early Childhood School, 1717 Nevada Drive, Plano, TX 75093 | (469) 752-4200
  • Isaacs Early Childhood School, 3400 East Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75074 |(469) 752-3480

Registration will be held on March 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at:

  • Pearson Early Childhood School, 4000 Eagle Pass, Plano, TX 75023 | (469) 752-4300

If you miss these registration dates, registration will continue on a first-come, first-served basis at all Early Childhood Schools and the following five elementary school locations:

  • Christie Elementary School, 3801 Rainier Road, Plano, TX 75023,(469) 752-0800
  • Huffman Elementary School, 5510 Channel Isle Dr, Plano, TX 75093 (469) 752-1900
  • Jackson Elementary School, 1101 Jackson Drive, Plano, TX 75075 | (469) 752-2100
  • Memorial Elementary School, 2200 Laurel Lane, Plano, TX 75074 | (469) 752-2500
  • Thomas Elementary School, 1800 Montana Trail, Plano, TX 75023 | (469) 752-3500
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Planoettes Fundraiser

Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere with your family and friends while supporting Plano Senior High Planoettes Drill Team on Wednesday, March 23, at the BJ's location in Plano! Present flyer below and BJ's will donate 15% of food and soft beverage sales to the Planoettes!
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Jackson is now on Twitter! Follow us @JacksonPlano.

Thank you,
Kamili Carthledge
Assistant Principal