Attendance Call Change
Effective Feb 2nd, in an effort to increase
safety of our students, the attendance calls will be going out to parents
beginning at 9:15 am. What does this
mean for parents? If you call the attendance
line after 8:45 am, we will be updating the absence but you may still get an
attendance call. We appreciate your
patience during this transition. If
students arrive to school after 8:00 am, they need to check in at the front
office and receive a pass to class.
Artist in Residency
We are so excited to welcome singer-songwriter, Mo Phillips to Jackson! We are kicking off the year with our Right Brain Artist in Residency, featuring this high-energy artist who believes in empowering students through musical expression and unlocking the songwriter in all of us!
Mo explains that his goal as a teaching artist is "to inspire students to explore the limitless possibilities of creative writing and expression through songwriting." Each class will have five sessions with Mo, where he will teach songwriting techniques and connect to curriculum topics, as well as explore the idea of what it means to be a part of the Jackson community.
You can learn more about this engaging artist by checking out his website http://www.mophillips.com
- We are proud to have two student authors at Jackson. Helena Macalino, a 2nd grader, published her first book “The Reflection” in July. Damien Macalino, a fourth grader, published “What if an Alligator Ate an Avalanche” a little over a year ago and is now working on a graphic novel about a cow with super powers. Graphic novels are similar to comic books because they use sequential art to tell a story. Helena and Damien’s books are available in our school library for students to check out.
- Congratulations to Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Cutburth, Mrs. Rice, and Ms. Lam for receiving I Pad tablets thru DonorsChoose.org
- Thank you to Mrs. Hall, in partnership with Ed Dennis, for their leadership in procuring donation funds from Rockwell Collins for our Project Lead the Way science program.