Beginning in October, our school participated in the statewide reading challenge to see who read the most, Clemson or USC fans. For the past six weeks, students were encouraged to read six books and record them on reading logs. We held a reading football game between Clemson and USC. For every reading log returned, that student's favorite team would earn 10 yards. On November 6th logs were counted and a total of 99 logs were returned; 66 for USC and 33 for Clemson. The score was 18-0 with a Carolina Win! Ms. Clay(USC) and Ms. Jayroe (Clemson) were our cheerleaders and had a contest that if their team lost, the other person would wear the team jersey of the winning college. Ms. Jayroe looked great in garnet and black! Ninty-nine entry cards were sent in for a drawing for Palmetto Bowl football tickets. We are keep our fingers crossed for a Jackson winner.
There is a Canned Food Drive being held November 2nd - November 24th. This canned food, and other nonperishable items, shall go to United Way to feed the hungry people that do not have food to eat. This Canned Food Drive is brought to you by the Community Service Club at Jackson Elementary School.
What can you donate? Canned vegetables/soups/meats, peanut butter, rice, noodles, sugar, grits, cereal, jelly, etc...
I love when the seasons change and Fall is definitely my favorite season. This is the time of year where everyone is settled into their routine, it’s great football weather and I love watching the leaves change colors. I think of Fall as a time of self-renewal. The weather is cool enough for you to take a walk in the middle of the day or spend some extra time outside when you come in from work. I challenge our parents to be reflective this Fall season and think about how you will spend quality time with your children.
During the month of October we will have a few activities at the school where you can participate with your child. On October 15 we will host our Fall...Fun...Fair. This will be our annual 7 Habits night for families. We will also have our school book fair from October 12 - 16. You can come in and purchase some books that you can read with your children at home. We will also celebrate our grandparents during our book fair week. Grandparents are invited to come and have lunch with their grandchildren and visit our book fair, if they would like to. Finally, we will have our All Pro Dads meeting on October 20. This is a good time for Dads to come in and have breakfast with their child and work with Mr. Oden.
Enjoy the Fall season and make sure you drop in at Jackson School where we Lead, Encourage, Achieve and Dream. Educationally yours, Mrs. Goodwin