Menu change for 10/21 (due to early dismissal):Sub Sandwich, Baby Carrots w/ Ranch, Apple Sauce, Assorted Goldfish Cracker Pack, Assorted Fresh Fruit and Milk
Menu changes for the week of Oct. 24th:There will be a change to next week's menu: the menus for Monday and Friday will flip flop. The meatloaf for our district and many others was diverted away from schools and given to the Salvation Army to be served in shelters last week and our next shipment does not arrive until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Thank you for your understanding!
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Club Day
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Awards Day
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Awards Day
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Awards Day
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Awards Day
Family Exploration Night
Ms. Thompson Counselors Corner
The upcoming month of October we will been exploring our Character. October will be jammed pack full of information for our Bully Prevention, Character Counts, Red Ribbon week, and Unity day. Jackson School has a zero policy on bullying in and around our schools. It is our goal to ensure each student comes to school in a safe environment. We focus on teaching the different levels and ways to report bullying:
Red Ribbon Week Days
Monday: Pledge to keep my hands off drugs
Tuesday: Exploring our future without drugs (explorer day…dress as your future career)
Wednesday: itune out drugs (Dress like a star)
Thursday: Too smart to start (Nerd day)
Friday: Team Up against drugs (dress in your team attire)
Looking Ahead to October Monthly Theme is Courage Bully Prevention Month National Character Counts Week October 20-26 Red Ribbon Week October 27-31
Looking Ahead to October Monthly Theme is Courage Bully Prevention Month National Character Counts Week October 20-26 Red Ribbon Week October 27-31.
LaTasha Thompson, School Counselor
Tuesday November 1
Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
4th Grade 12:30-1:30
Friday November 4
Awards Day will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room
Palmetto Reading Challenge is Finished at Jackson!
Jackson participated the state-wide reading challenge sponsored by the SC Education Oversight Committee. From September 1st students completed a reading log. They are asked to read six books over the next seven weeks. The last day to turn a card in was October 18th. There will be state-wide drawings for football tickets to the Clemson vs. Carolina football game in November. We also had a school-wide drawing for USC and Clemson Mascot books from the cards turned in at Jackson. A total of 96 cards were returned with USC a clear winner with a card count of 56 to 40. Reine Scott from Ms. Threatt's Kndergarten class won the Night, Night Little Tiger, and Malik Sheppard from Ms. Roger's 3rd Grade class won the #Just aChicken book. Congratulation to our winners and good luck Jackson on getting tickets to the Carolina VS Clemson Game!
Bedford Falls Book Fair
Jackson hosted its first book fair of the year from October 3rd through the 7th. We invited all grandparents to have lunch with their grandchild during the week and to shop at the book fair. This was a new book fair company and they offered many wonderful and enriching books for your children. The total sales were$6,252.00. Jackson received $1,350.46 in profit and received over 14 books to add to the library. New library books will be purchased with proceed for students to checkout. Thank you for your generosity in supporting reading at Jackson!
Congratulations to Laina Shoemake, our new 2016- 2017 Jackson School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Shoemake is a 4th grade teacher at Jackson. She is an extraordinary educator and we are thankful that she is a member of Jackson School Family.
We need your help to get the word out! Our new app is a terrific way for our families and students to keep informed about what’s happening in our school. To stay up to date with breaking news from our district, you can go to the app store and download the Kershaw County School District app.
Think Win-Win is the habit of mutual respect. When we think Win-Win, we make sure everyone leaves the situation feeling like a winner. For example, if we think Win-Win with school assignments, we make sure our work is completed. It's a win for the student because they are staying on task and it's a win for the teacher, because they know the student is putting forth their best efforts. This situation is a win for the parents too, because they know they are producing the future leaders of tomorrow and all parents want successful, hard working students. So, this month, think about some different ways that you can create some WIN-WIN situations.
I want to thank everyone for an excellent beginning to the 2016—2017 school year. Your children have been busy learning school expectations and all about how we are Exploring the “Leader In Me” this school year. We are excited to announce that we have google chrome books in the hands of all 1st—5th grade students. We will also have I-pads and Laptops available for Kindergarten student use. We are excited about all of the technology options we are able to offer our Jackson School Leaders. Please remind your child that this equipment is expensive and they need to take care of it and practice appropriate procedures when handling all technology. Safety is always the number one goal at Jackson School, please make sure that you send a written note to your child’s teacher if there is a change your child’s transportation. During morning arrival times, please drive through the car rider line and refrain from walking across the street unless you are bringing items inside. We want to keep everyone safe at all times. We appreciate all of your support.