Jackson's Weekly Staff Newsletter




Staff Appreciation Week


PBIS Meeting (Learning Commons) 7:35


BLT 7:30

5/8 CYCLE DAY 10

3rd Grade Engineering Assembly (Gifford Cluster) 9:20-10:20

5th Grade Engineering Assembly (Gifford Cluster) 10:30-11:20

4th Grade Engineering Assembly (Gifford Cluster) 1:30-2:20


Como Zoomobile to meet with First Grade 9-1

5/10 CYCLE DAY 2

I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All School Bingo 2-2:45



First Grade Track and Field

5th Grade Band Concert 6:30

PTO Meeting (Board Only) 6:30


Staff Meeting (Gifford Cluster) 7:30

5th Grader to Tour West MS 9:30-10:30 - East kids will be on Thursday time TBD)

Second Grade Track and Field


Third Grade Track and Field

Patrol Kids to the Twins Game/10:15 leave and return after school is out

1st Grade Engineering Assembly (Pike Cluster) 9:30-10:10

2nd Grade Engineering Assembly (Pike Cluster) 10:30-11:10

Kindergarten Engineering Assembly (Pike Cluster) 12:15-12:55


Fourth Grade Track and Field

East MS 5th Graders to tour East MS/Time TBD

Retiree and Staff Recognition at Canterbury Park


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

Fifth Grade Track and Field

Last day to check out books


BLT 7:30


Field Trip for 4th Grade to Faribault Energy Park 8:50-1:50


Field Trip for Kindergarten to MN Landscape Arboretum 8:55-12:45


I-Team Meeting, 7:30

All books are due to the Learning Commons


NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day


Prof. Dev. (Gifford Cluster) 7:30


Field Trip for 3rd Grade to the Science Museum 8:45-2:35


I-Team Meeting 7:30

Field Trip for First Grade to the MN Zoo 8:30-2:30

Field Trip for 2nd Grade to the MN Landscape Arboretum 9:30-2:15

Last Day of School for Seniors


Yearbook Signing 2:15-2:45


School Picnic

Talent Show 1:30

Seniors to walk through Jackson after rehearsal (11:30 ish)


Last Day of School for Students

Staff Picnic at Jackson Town Hall . 3:30


Teacher Work Day




Report Cards Mailed Home

Track and Field - Donation of tents from the Shakopee Lions....

A member of the Shakopee Lions donated 3 shade tents to Jackson. The tents were purchased to provide shade to classes on Track and Field Days. The custodians ask that the boxes be saved so the tents can be put back in the boxes when all classes are done with Track and Field Day. We also ask that the tents be taken down and brought inside the building and reset up each day. All grade levels are welcome to use the tents.


*Thank you to Natalie for helping us with Book Creator for our state projects.

*Marty – thank you a thousand times over for finding a key for my cupboards.

*Pete - your organization, helpfulness, and approachability makes testing season stress-free (well, as stress-free as possible)!

*Kevin – thank you! Stating the obvious, reteaching ‘good/bad for learning’, is what we needed. Sometimes we lose sight of the forest for the trees!! THANK YOU!!

*Thanks DeAnn, Pete and Andrea for watching the front desk for us! It was appreciated!

*Melanie Altonen- Thank you for the supply of brads!

*Thank you, Mary Ellen, for being a rock star and working so extremely hard each day!

*Thank you, Nicole, for running the lunchroom so smooth…you’re amazing!

*Thank you, Dan, for putting together such great artwork for literacy and beyond night!

*Thank you, first grade team, for putting together all the activities for literacy and beyond night!

*Thanks Char for having a volunteer take pictures for the Mother’s Day project!

*Thanks Mary-Ellen for all you do in our classroom each morning!

*Thank you Kristy Schleper for letting us use your i-pads and logging the first graders in for FAST Testing.

*Thank you Erica Casey for gathering up ideas and getting books for the Author Study on Tedd Arnold.

*Thank you 5th Grade Team for all your hard work with the volunteer breakfast.

*Thank you Jennifer Klecker for organizing our volunteers at Jackson. We appreciate you!

*Thank you Marty Schmitt for moving the tents for Track and Field out of the Thole Cluster.

*Thanks for the awesome mini-units in math, second-grade team!

*Kathy, thank you for yet again going above-and-beyond to help me out!

*A huge thank you to Dan, for all of the work you put into Literacy-and-Beyond! Favorite night of the year!

*Sandy Boyce, thanks for sticking with me for another year! I would be lost without you!

*Jen Rothstein, thank you for the encouraging email on a day when I really needed it.

*Sari Flatness…you are a SAINT! Thank you for loving my little guy and encouraging him to pursue his Johnny Cash dreams!

*Kira, thank you for continuing to brainstorm and adapt to help your students see success!

*Thanks Chris for fixing my apple TV! It has worked great this week!

DLC Quick Tip

What is MackinVIA?

Online library that houses eBooks (fiction and nonfiction), databases for research, and digital audiobooks that can be accessed from any location that has WIFI connections.

Who can access MackinVIA?

Currently students in grades 3-5 know their login information for MackinVIA and the entire staff can use their normal username and password to gain access.

What resources are available?

  • Fiction books
  • Nonfiction books (with unlimited copies)
  • Databases for research and non-fiction articles (Britannica School Edition, Explora, Kid InfoBits)
  • Source citation within MackinVIA for most books and articles

If you would like more information on these resources, please reach out to either your DLC or your media specialist. Both are able and willing to help.

Need help logging in to MackinVIA? Watch this video to see the sign in process and how to use Britannica School Edition.

Did you know that you can find Scholastic New magazine articles for free using the Explora Kids and Explora Teacher databases? Watch this video to learn how.


  • 5/8 Jen Rothstein
  • 5/10 Jessica Hentges
  • 5/12 Jodi Koci
  • 5/19 Ben Foss
  • 5/25 Alex Fischer
  • 5/29 Rhonda Yeiter
  • 5/31 Kelly Voigt
  • 6/4 Carrie Beckler
  • 6/6 Jaron Aune
  • 6/13 Chris Walberg
  • 6/16 Jenny Larsen
  • 6/19 Julia Perez
  • 6/22 Kirk Rosholt
  • 6/26 Martie Anglin
  • 6/30 Jen Bieniek
  • 7/12 Ann Van Brocklin
  • 7/14 Julie Lund
  • 7/19 DeAnn Gendlin
  • 7/23 Anne Braun
  • 7/23 Bristol Evasco
  • 7/29 Wendy Bauer
  • 7/30 Evelin Hernandez Morales
  • 8/6 Erica Casey
  • 8/8 Steph Blad
  • 8/10 Becky Fisher
  • 8/11 Kristi Schleper
  • 8/17 Abbie Perron
  • 8/17 Aimee Riley
  • 8/21 Becky Bernard
  • 8/22 Rebecca Fobes
  • 8/23 Steph St. Peter