Jackson eNews

October 8, 2021

Hello Jackson Families!

Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 11, or Tuesday, October 12! Our students and staff will get to enjoy a much needed break!

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and all grade levels will be participating in some anti-bullying activities prepared by our wonderful counselors when students return next week. As part of a school-wide activity called "Every Step You Take Matters," students will write or draw about something they can do to prevent bullying on a footprint template. The finished footprints will be hung up around the school as visual reminders that we can all take steps to stop bullying. There will also be easy dress up days for Wednesday through Friday (see flyer below), and our Librarian has spotlighted some great books related to anti-bullying. It would be a great time for families to have discussions with their children on how to handle bullying situations. The Pacer Center's website has some good discussion ideas, activities and videos for elementary students.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Jackson's Student Council would like to invite all students to participate in a "Pink Out" to show their support on Friday, October 15. Students are encouraged to wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness or a Jackson shirt/ colors for Anti-Bullying Week on Friday.


Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary


Please click here to read a message from Jackson's Principal, Mrs. Roach.


Masks are recommended at school and although we do have some on hand for students who forget theirs, we are running out quickly and cannot provide them every day. Please be sure to send your child to school with a mask if you prefer for them to wear one. Thank you for your help with this.

Crystal Roach, Principal

Jackson Elementary

Title IX Campus Coordinator

Crystal Roach is the Campus Title IX Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Roach will address employee and student concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment.

Reports can be made at any time and by any person, including during non-business hours, by mail, email or phone. During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.

Contact Information

Crystal Roach



October Fitness Calendar

Our awesome P.E. coaches will start sharing a monthly calendar with fitness challenges and other activities that promote the development of motor skills, physical fitness, and social skills. These activities can be done at home with family or friends. Have fun with fitness!
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Important Dates


  • 9/15 - 10/15, Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Monday, October 11 - Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 12 - Student Holiday; Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday - Friday, October 13-15 - Jackson observes Bullying Prevention Week. Wear as much BLUE as you can on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, October 13 - Kindness Card Contest entries due
  • Thursday, October 14 - Wear a team shirt or jersey to show "We are all on the same TEAM!"
  • Friday, October 15 - Student Council Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness - Wear pink or Jackson shirt/colors for Bullying Prevention Week
  • Friday, October 22 - Fall picture retakes
  • 10/25-29 - Red Ribbon Week
  • Thursday, October 28 - Multicultural Night, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Longhorn Park/Jackson Playground

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15 and Jackson students will be able to celebrate the Hispanic culture with a selection of books in the Jackson Library. Click on the link below for a preview of Library offerings, several read-alouds and other related activities.

Amy Kincaid


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National PTA Reflections Program

The Reflections Program is America's oldest and largest arts education program of its kind and welcomes students of all grade levels and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts.

The official theme for the 2021-2022 school year is

I Will Change The World By...

Entrants have the potential to advance to area wide and national level to be recognized for their artwork! Top entries will advance to Plano ISD Council of PTAs at the beginning of December for the next level judging with potential to advance to the Texas PTA and National PTA levels.

The arts – and the National PTA Reflections program – support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

Key points:

• There is no limit on the number of entries per student!

• Remember to reflect the theme in the work!

• Guidelines and requirements must be met, or your entry will not be judged.

• We will be accepting digital and physical entries this year! Entry deadline is Thursday, November 11th, 2021.

• All entrants must have at least one current Jackson PTA member in their household for this school year prior to October 31st.

More information can be found on Jackson PTA’s Reflections website:


Join Jackson PTA!

We know this school year has been financially and emotionally difficult for many of our families, but that's why it's even more important to support our students by joining the Jackson PTA. The funds raised this year will go a long way to providing field trips and other educational programs for next year. We can't do this without your support!

Please visit our website to become a member of the Jackson PTA, order available school supply packs, or to purchase Jackson spirit wear.

2021-2022 Jackson Spirit Wear Now Available!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear is now available! It's easy to order--fill out the attached form and return to school with payment (exact cash amount or check) by Thursday, September 16. Jackson students are encouraged to wear Jackson spirit wear or Jackson colors (black and gold or Jaguar print) on Mondays. Let’s show our school spirit Jaguars!!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear Order Form

World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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Plano Families First Fall Fair

Plano residents and Plano ISD families are welcome to the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair which will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center (2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy).

Thanks to a variety of community sponsors and partners, the event will provide free health and human services in an effort to alleviate the hardships thousands of Plano families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plano Chamber of Commerce will also present a job fair to help Plano residents get back to work. The job fair will feature a variety of employers looking to fill numerous positions. Fair goers can also get tips on resume development and have a free LinkedIn photo taken by a professional photographer.

While a few of the health services will be indoors, most of the fair will be held outdoors. Masks are strongly encouraged, and social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Proof of residency is required. For more information, go to planofamiliesfirst.com.

Elementary Coding Club Opportunity – Fall 2021

Plano ISD and Finastra are partnering again to offer free, virtual, after school coding clubs for elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 starting Monday, October 25, 2021. Detailed information in English and Spanish, including a link to register, can be found here.


Announcing the 3rd Annual Plano ISD SEL Kindness Card Contest. The contest is open to all Plano ISD students in grades K-12 and entries are due to the administration building by October 13, 2021, at 5 p.m. More information about the contest is available through Jackson's art teacher, Valerie Shaffer at valerie.shaffer@pisd.edu, the QR codes on the poster, or the links below:

Plano ISD Parent Education Engagement Program (PEEP)

PEEP Education builds parents' capacity to support and nurture their child(ren)'s physical, social-emotional and academic development through the acquisition of knowledge and parenting skills. The workshop classes are offered Monday through Thursday in-person and virtually. We ask parents and families to sign up for the classes prior to attending.

Click here to access PEEP classes, information, and registration.


Educación para padres

La educación PEEP desarrolla la capacidad de los padres para apoyar y nutrir el desarrollo físico, socioemocional y académico de sus hijos a través de la adquisición de conocimientos y habilidades parentales. Nuestras clases de taller se ofrecen de lunes a jueves en persona y virtualmente. Les pedimos a los padres y familias que se inscriban en las clases antes de asistir.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a nuestras clases de PEEP, información e inscripción.

Community Activities and Resources

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PSHS Planoette Dance Clinic

Calling all Future Planoettes! Come dance with the Planoettes at our dance clinic and perform with the Planoettes at a Wildcat football game. The Planoette officers and sergeants will be teaching you spirit lines and a fun dance to perform at a football game. Open to girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration is now open. Go, Future Planoettes!

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Title I Program

Jackson Elementary receives federal funds for Title I programs, which are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To find out more about the Title I Program or to view the Campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy, School/Family Compact, and Notice of Qualifications, please visit the Jackson Title I web page or the PISD Title I web page. Translation services are available upon request. If you would like to request a document to be translated in a language other than Spanish or English, contact your child’s principal so the request can be made to the district translator/interpreter for translation.


La escuela Primaria Jackson recibe fondos federales para programas de Título I, que son parte de la ley Cada Estudiante tiene éxito “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA). Para obtener más información sobre el Programa Título I o para ver la Política de participación de los padres y la familia en la escuela, el Acuerdo entre la escuela y la familia; y el Aviso de Calificaciones , visite la página web del Título I de Jackson o la página web del Título I del PISD. Los servicios de traducción están disponibles a solicitud del interesado. Si desea solicitar que se traduzca un documento en un idioma que no sea español o inglés, comuníquese con el director de su hijo para que se pueda hacer la solicitud al traductor / intérprete del distrito para su traducción.

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