Jackson School Creed
I believe in doing my best.
I will be honest.
I will respect others.
I am responsible for my learning.
For I know learning is the key to my success.
Dates to Remember
Oct 29-Nov. 2--Red Ribbon Week--See info. below.
Nov. 6--Election Day
Nov. 9--Fall Carnival 5:00-6:30 See info. below.
Nov. 11--Veteran's Day
Nov. 21-23-Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL
Dec. 24-Jan. 7--Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL
Jan. 8--First day back from Christmas Break
Feb. 14--Happy Valentine's Day!
Feb. 18--President's Day; Snow Make-Up Day #1
March 15--End of 3rd quarter
March 17--Happy St. Patrick's Day!
March 18-22--Spring Break: NO SCHOOL
April 19--Good Friday: Snow Make-Up Day #3 or NO SCHOOL
April 21--Happy Easter
April 22--Snow Make-Up Day #2 or NO SCHOOL
May 12--Happy Mother's Day
May 23--Last Student Day
May 24--Snow Make-Up Day #4 or NO SCHOOL
Other Important Information
Red Ribbon Week
The National Red Ribbon Week Celebration is October 29th-November 2nd, 2018. The goal of Red Ribbon Week is to come together to keep children, families, and communities safe, healthy and DRUG FREE! At Jackson Elementary we want to make a stand against substance abuse and show our school’s commitment to maintain a DRUG FREE lifestyle. During Red Ribbon Week, ALL students at Jackson Elementary will be encouraged to dress up for our theme days.
Red Food Monday-“Red”-y to Be Drug Free. Wear Red from shirt to shoes!
Tuesday- Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up! Wear Mismatched/Crazy Clothing.
Wednesday-Say Boo to Drugs! Wear orange/black.
Thursday-Hats off to Being Drug Free. Wear crazy hat or hair!
Friday-Anything is PAWS-IBLE when you’re drug free! Jackson Spirit Day. Blue from ears to paws!
*Daily Classroom Contest- Each classroom will choose a winner for best dressed each day. Winner to receive a prize!
Friday November 9th 5:00-6:30
We will have food (chili-dog, chips, cookie, drink), games, cotton candy, popcorn, and raffle baskets. We will not be doing pre-sale food tickets this year. Families will be able to purchase meals, game tickets, and raffle tickets at the door. Cotton candy and popcorn will also be available for purchase.
Meal - $5.00
Game Tickets - 5 for $1.00
Raffle Tickets - 1 for $1.00, 6 for $5.00, 15 for $10.00
Games - 1 ticket
Popcorn - 3 tickets
Cotton Candy - 5 tickets
***Please send in $1.00 to school in an envelope with your child by Friday, Nov. 2nd. Money will go towards the 1st grade "Pets" themed raffle basket for the Fall Carnival. We will be purchasing pet supplies to put in the basket. Thank you for your support!***
Lexia: Your child is working on the year-end goal of reaching level 10 (completing Level 9) using the Language Arts program, Lexia. Please help your child go to this website at home so that he/she may obtain this goal! We will also be working to reach this goal here at school. Go to Lexiacore5.com. You will need my email address, email@example.com for the first time that you sign in. Your child's username and password for this program are on a label on the first page of his/her agenda. Below I have broken the levels down by month. If your child completes each level listed by the end of each month, he/she should have no problem reaching Level 10 by the end of the year. Many children continue to work towards higher levels to better prepare them for 2nd grade!
September--Level 2 January--Level 6
October--Level 3 February--Level 7
November--Level 4 March--Level 8
December--Level 5 April--Level 9
I-Ready: This is a math program your child will be using that is similar to Lexia. It teaches your child at his/her "just right" level. Click on the link to the right. Your child's login information is on the front page of his/her agenda.
IXL: This is a math program that we use for enrichment or when your child has complete his/her 45 minutes on i-Ready. Your child's login information is on the front page of his/her agenda.
Spelling City: When a student reaches Level 10 on Lexia, he/she may choose to use this program to play games and do activities with spelling words.
myOn: When a student reaches Level 10 on Lexia, he/she may choose to use this program to read online books at his/her individual reading level.
Happy October birthday to: Reace--31st.
Students may bring treats to school for their birthdays on a Friday. We have a little more flexibility with time on Fridays!
Treats must be store-bought with ingredients listed on a label to prevent allergic reactions. Please let me know a couple of days in advance if your child wants to bring a birthday treat so I can plan accordingly. Thanks! Just a suggestion: Smaller is better! Mini cupcakes, small cookies, or small treats work great with this age group. Some students will only take one or two bites and throw the rest away. Currently we have 22 students.
Story for the Week: A Fox and a Kit
Genre: Literary Nonfiction
Phonics focus: Inflected Endings -s and -ing
Fluency Skill: Accuracy and Rate
Text-Based Comprehension: Main idea and Details; Important Ideas
Phonemic Awareness: Segment and Blend Phonemes; Count Syllables; Segment and Blend Onset and Rime
Spelling: her, eat, too, this, four, five, sit, sits, win, wins, fit, fits, hit, hits, naps
Amazing Words: observe, wild, screech, reserve, parent, canopy, million, native
**Reading and Spelling tests on Friday!**
Mon: Read "A Fox and a Kit"; Spelling words 1-5 3 times each.
Tues: Read "A Fox and a Kit"; Spelling words 6-10 3 times each.
We will be writing using numbered lists. This will lead us into using transition/temporal words to show order.
Skill this week: Number Partners for 8 and 9
There will occassionally be math homework, but we will do our best to complete work in class. Please check your child's agenda and red folder to see if there is any math homework for the day.
Test on Friday.
Our special classes are 12:20-1:00 every day.
Tuesday: Computer Lab
Thanks so much for reading the webpage/newsletter! It is important to me that you are informed of what is going on in our classroom. To show my appreciation, I will reward your child with a small treat if you write this word: Leaves in your child's agenda above your initials on Monday, October 22nd.
(812) 522-5709 ext. 2305