8:00 AM - 9:00 AM South Carolina Books Award Voting Complete
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM All-Pro Dads
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Scholastic Book Fair
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Scholastic Book Fair
Recently, Marsha Hough, a 3rd grade teacher at Jackson School received a $450.00 Dollar General Kids in Need Grant to be used to purchase Nonfiction books for her classroom. This is the third grant Ms. Hough has received this year, the others from USA Today for site licences for students to read the newspaper and First Book for books in her classroom.
Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood means that it is better to listen first and then talk second. Listening is a skill and we must teach children how to listen. Have children practice listening without interrupting. They can also practice listening with their eyes, ears, and heart. Simply put, we have two ears and one mouth, so we can spend more time listening with the intent to understand. Activities to do at home: Often times body language can be even more important than words. Play a game with your kids, where you both try to guess the others emotion (happy, sad, angry, bored, frustrated) without using any words, only body language. Then discuss how some body language may make you feel. This is a good way to spark some conversation with your children about the habits and how we should always seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Jump Rope for Heart is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association. It teaches kids:
*the importance of developing heart- healthy habits;
* that being physical active can be fun;
* that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education helps save the lives in their community and across the country.
We will kick-off this event with an assembly on Friday, Feb. 12th. The Jump Rope for Heart event will take place the week of February 22-26, 2016. Last year we raised $1,515.
The goal this year is to raise $1,800! We are counting on you for this very worth cause, so “Put your heart in it” Jackson School!
Save the Date
Friday, March 4, 2016
The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to JES and it is Going to be “Groovy!”
The book fair will be open to students and their families beginning on February 19th and will run through February 27th . The hours of operation will be 7:30-3:00 daily. Students will also have an opportunity to preview the book during their regularly scheduled library times. Family members are also invited to shop anytime that the book fair is open. Teachers will be previewing the book fair prior to its opening, and they will be creating a classroom wish list in hopes that students and parents will purchase a book and donate it to their classroom libraries. All profits from the book fair go directly back to the library program to purchase additional books for the students to checkout. We hope to see you there!
Jackson School WIGS:
WIG #1: 400 of 500 Jackson Students (80%) will show improvement in math by May 2016.
WIG #2: 400 of 500 Jackson Students (80%) will show improvement in reading by May 2016.
WIG #3: All Jackson Students will help prepare for leadership day by February 17, 2016.
We have made great stride in reaching our goals! Checkout the 2nd Quarter School-Wide Scoreboard
We have a lot to celebrate this school year. At the end of the 1st semester at our school went from 57% to 77% in Math Fluency and 45% to 71% in Reading Comprehension. We will have a school wide popcorn celebration to acknowledge our success from the 1st semester. I am so proud of our Jackson School Leaders and I look forward to the growth in the 3rd nine weeks. Please continue to discuss goal setting and strategies used to achieve goals with your children.
We have a few leadership events that will take place very soon. We will celebrate our Moms on Wednesday, 2/3. Our Leadership Pageant will take place Friday, 2/5 and we are preparing for our annual leadership day that will be held Friday, 3/4. We do appreciate your support at the various events.