Awards Day Dates and Times
Wednesday, January 22
3rd Grade 9:00
5th Grade 12:30
Thursday, January 23
2nd Grade 9:00
Friday, January 24
4th Grade 9:00
1st Grade 12:30
The PTO will be sponsoring the Daddy Daughter Dance on the evening of February 7, 2020 from 5:30-7:00. Please watch for the flyers to come home next week to purchase your tickets and photo package in advance.
"Put Your Heart in It" Jackson School
Get Ready! Kids Heart Challenge kickoff assembly is happening Friday, January 17th. 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 12:45. K, 1st, and 2nd at 1:30. The Kids Heart Challenge event is happening February 10th through the 14th. We are excited to learn about heart health, have FUN, and SAVE lives! Sign up today so you don't miss out! heart.org/kidsheartchallenge join Jackson School.
Golden Apple Award
The Golden Apple Award is an award that teachers and staff give to recognize and honor their peers for a job well-done. The January Award recipients are Kiara Wilson, 5th Grade Teacher and Ms. Eric Martin, Cafeteria Assistant, Congratulations and we honor you for always going the “Extra Mile.”
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Betsy Horton for being Jackson School's Teacher of the Year for 2020! She is the Reading Coach.
2019-2020 Reading Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Nicole Hart, 2nd Grade Teacher, who will represent Jackson School as the Reading Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020.
Delayed Start Wednesdays:
Beginning August 21, 2019, KCSD will have their first delayed start for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is implementing a delayed start schedule on Wednesdays to provide additional professional development time for teachers without disrupting families’ schedules.
Bus routes, car rider lines and breakfast times will not be changed. Students can arrive at the normal start time or choose to come at the delayed start time, which will generally be 30 minutes later. Students who arrive on time will be supervised by adults and able to participate in learning activities.
Delayed start Wednesdays allow teachers to evaluate data and collaborate on lessons on a consistent schedule. As we develop our Professional Learning Communities, this weekly time will allow us to be more effective in improving our students’ academic achievement.
Instruction will begin at 8:10 am and students will be tardy at 8:10 am on Delay Start Wednesdays.
Parents'/Guardians Rights Notification: 2019-2020 School YearParents/Guardians in the Kershaw County School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a schoolwide Title I program. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the principal by calling 803-425-8965 or by sending a letter of request to Principal Estelle Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood
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.
Relay for Life Events for 2019-2020
18 - Hat Day $1
Oct. 28-Nov. 1 - STAFF JEAN WEEK $5
1-22 - Emoji Keychains $5
15 - Pajama Day $1
31 - Pajama Day $1
2-6 - STAFF JEAN WEEK $5
13 - Hat Day
Please send all money to Ms. McLeod in ROOM D110!
All money needs to be sent in a ziploc bag, labeled with the Teacher’s name.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4th Grade Awards Day
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 1st Grade Awards Day
January 31, 2020
February 5, 2020
February 7, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Daddy Daughter Dance
February 12, 2020
February 17, 2020
February 19, 2020
February 26, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 5, 2020
March 11, 2020