Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter




30 Cycle Day 8

4th Grade Assembly


1 Cycle Day 9

BLT Meeting 7:30

Bus Safety/Peaceful Bus 9:00

Flu Shot Clinic (STAFF ONLY),

Conf. Room B, 3:00-4:00

Flu Shot Clinic (FOR FAMILIES)

Howard Cluster, 4:30-7:30

2 Cycle Day 10

Picture Day

3 Cycle Day 1

4 Cycle Day 3

I-Team Meeting 7:30

Grandparents/Special Friend Day

K, 1, 2 9:30-10:45

3, 4, 5 1:30-2:45



7 PBIS Meeting 7:35

Fundraiser Kick Off/Gym

K-2 8:45

3-5 9:30

8 Staff Meeting/Gifford Cluster 7:30

Field Trip for Kindergarten to Fire Station #1, 8:55-10:45a

9 Wedding Shower for Sarah Hartman 7:45-8:15/O'Dowd Cluster

12:15-2:15 Photographer/Scott Streble in Building taking photos for the District

11 I-Team Meeting 7:30

Field Trip for 3rd Grade to Fire Station, 8:35-10:00

14 Hearing & Vision Screening 1, 3 5

Field Trip for 1dt Grade to The Landing, 8:45-11:30

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30-8

15 BLT Meeting 7:30

Vision and Hearing Screenings 1, 3, 5 (Nurse is aware of Fun Run and will work around it)

Fun Run

K, 1 9-10

4, 5 10:30-11:30

2, 3 1:15-2:15

16 No School - Teacher Staff Development Day

PBIS Meeting 2:30

17-18 No School - Fall Break

21 Pablos Fundraiser Night 4-8:30

22 Prof Dev/Gifford Cluster 7:30

2nd Grade Field Trip/Gunderson

23 2nd Grade Field Trip/Gunderson

24 Climb Theater Date K-2 8:40

25 I-Team Meeting 7:30

K Breakfast/music room 7:30-8:15

28 4th Grade Assembly 8:35-9

30 2nd Grade Hearing Screening,

8:40-2:00 (Conference Room B)

31 Doughnuts with the Principal 8:35



*Thanks Martie for the BEAUTIFUL 4th Grade Mural!

*Thank you, Jody, for sharing part of your lunch with me!!

*Thank you, Jen Rothstein for always having a positive attitude!

*Thank you, Pete and Stephanie, for all your support through all the endeavors student services endures!

*Thank you, PBIS KINDNESS COMMITTEE for all your work behind the scenes and helping prepare for a great week!

*Thank you, Dan Olson for helping with the KIND sign, you did a great job on the letters!

*Thank you, Flatness for participating in the assembly and practicing the kindness song with the students.

*Thank you, Noel for a great start to the beginning of the year with all the fires you put out and due process work you had to get done!

*Thank you, Kathy and Wendy for all your wonderful communication regarding attendance concerns!

*Thank you, Kevin Bjerken for supporting the kindness week with pictures on the announcements!

*Thank you, Steph Blad for always being so calm and promoting positive energy, I am so glad you are at Jackson!

*Thank you, teachers for being so positive and engaging during Kindness week!

*Altonen – thank you for taking the time to teach me your sewing technique! My mum is going to love her top!

*Anglin – WOW, the You Be You mural is AMAZING!!! Thank you for all your dedication and hard work. AND – thanks for making fish for the rest of us!!

*Balk – You are now the Pike Printer Person (P3)! Thank you for getting our printer up & going!

*Schleper – let’s hope our SEEF request is approved! Thank you for the help!

*Boumeester – thanks for being you!

*Hengel – listening to what we have to say…then presenting it to BLT!

*Drill – thank you for the form, now I’ll be ready for the 24th!!

*Schleper – your brother-in-law’s presentation was a great way to introduce our Shakopee students (to our students). Thank you!!

*Wendy, thank you for your help with the poster maker.

*Chris Walberg – we can see clearly now, the fuzz(iness) is gone! Thank you for fixing our LCD projector!!

*Rutter – thank you for representing us!!

*Thank you for all the kind words regarding my son being sick. Jackson is truly full of kindness!

*Thank you to Sandy for organizing all of our grade level meetings. You amaze me with your organizational skills!

*Thank you to Steph Blad for being a listening ear when I really needed someone who understood my struggles.

*Thank you, Char for the Kindness poster idea. Thank you, Dan for making it.

*Thank you, Sarah for the kind words and sweet treat! It brought sunshine to my day!

*Thank you, Jody for the awesome lunch/dinner! What an awesome, thoughtful surprise!

*Thank you, Amy and Ann for being listening ears when one was desperately needed! Thank you for your patience!

*Thank you, Nicole for keeping the lunchroom a positive place!

**Thank you, Kelly Voigt, for helping get my class and dismiss them when I have away matches!

*Thank you, Char, for getting our tier time meetings set up and going!

*Thank you to all EL, intervention, speech, sped teachers for being so accommodating with your scheduling and for getting groups up and going so quickly!

*Thank you to everyone who had a hand in putting our kindness week together, it’s been a great week of activities for the kids!

*Martie thank you for putting together the awesome mural!

*Thank you Schleper for organizing our history presenter.

*Thank you Hengel for all the time and effort you put into our new Shakopee unit to teach during social studies.

*Thank you Drill for all the pistachios at lunch time.

*Thank you Charlotte for helping hang the big paper in the hallway for the bulletin board.

*Thank you Boumeester for finding cute new resources for grandparents day.

*Thank you, Jane for doing a great job with phonics units in Seesaw!

*Thank you, Kristi for organizing our first “classroom buddy” activity.

*Thank you, Jen R for being flexible to collaborate with first grade.

*Thank you Hengel for beign an awesome leader and keeping us organized!

*Thank you Kirk Rosholt for helping assist with the pictures and bringing your cool drone!

*Thank you Martie for creating the BEAUTIFUL You Be You mural in the hallway- it brightens up my day every time I walk past it.

*Thank you Hengel for being so wonderfully organized and creating such awesome PLC plans!

*Thank you Schleper for arranging for your brother in law to teach our fourth graders about Shakopee history!

*Thank you Charlotte for always sharing your fun school supplies with me!

*Thank you Boumeester for always making me laugh.

*Thank you TEAM for answering my endless fourth grade questions- (especially math)


*Thanks to Mandy and Rachel for helping me solve a technology connection problem!

*Thanks to John and Jessica for helping me to move teaching spaces in such a speedy manner!

*Thank you Kailey for compiling our math data!

*Thank you Rachel and Kelsey for working together to look at YS and HP.

*Thank you, Andrea, for cutting apart my labels!

DLC Quick Tip - Teaching Tolerance

As we wrap up Kindness Week, I was hoping to send you some resources that would help you keep the conversation going in your classes.

I encourage you to check out the Teaching Tolerance website. They have articles, videos, lesson plans, and FREE film kits. All of their resources are completely FREE. They also have a free magazine that they send out to educators to provide us insight into the world of our students, their lives, and the struggles that some of them may face.

A few of us attended the Teaching Tolerance workshops this summer. They were incredibly insightful.

if you are interested, go to Teaching Tolerance and look around. I think there is truly something for everyone there.



9/30 Magaret LaPlant

10/2 Char Konietzko

10/4 Amy Rutter

10/4 Keri Vold

10/5 Jane Rosholt

10/6 Deb Arterbury

10/7 Angela Gehlhoff

10/15 Pete Orchard

10/18 Trudy Gunderson

10/20 Kailey Otting

10/25 Nicole Lightfoot

10/28 Charlotte Leonard

10/31 Betsi Arvin

11/1 Wendy Petersen

11/2 Angie Siplinger

11/8 Jeff Triest

11/13 Jeff Hager

11/23 Dan Olson

11/30 Tiffany Hall

12/3 Kathy Clarke

12/3 Kathie Rue

12/4 Carolyn Apfelbach

12/8 Kim Hackel

12/8 Marty Schmidt

12/9 Diane Crist

12/11 Lisa Goodwin-Toller

12/11 Alexa Plouman

12/12 Brooke VonBank

12/16 Luci Drill Mellum

12/18 Lexie Schilling

12/24 Noel Reinke

12/25 Brandie Rush