Thank You for Supporting the Follett Book Fair!
The Jackson School Library hosted their first Follett Book Fair the 1st Week of October and it was a great sucess! Ms. Myles would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents, teachers and students who purchased books from the book fair. The total sales were over $5,640 and the library will be able to purchase $1,500 worth of new books for our students to read and enjoy. We will host another Follett Book Fair in the spring during the month of April.
Jackson School will be rocking out October with a lot of fun daily activites for students and teachers can participate in. Join in the fun!
BLUE OUT Day!
Wear Blue to begin our Bully prevention month!
Who are we?
Come dressed in your favorite JES t-shirt to show your JES pride!
Chuck It UP! (or hit the ground running)
Come dressed in Converse sneakers or your favorite tennis shoes!
10 Parent conferences
Come dressed in Pink attire! We support the cure!
11 Parent conferences-no school for students
Give Negativity the BOOT!
Come wearing your favorite boots
TWIN IT TO WIN IT!
Choose a partner & dress in twin attire
Come dressed mismatched clothing
THROW BACK THURSDAY!
Come dressed in your favorite decades attire!
Fire prevention assembly @1:30
We Got Game!
Come dressed in Favorite Team Shirt
Come dressed in MOTIVATIONAL T-SHIRT
Rep’ your grade level team #squadgoals
SHINE YOUR LIGHT!
Come dressed in Yellow!
SAVING THE DAY!
Come wearing your favorite Superhero t-shirt!
Hats off to a wonderful Friday!
Wear a hat or cap today!
28 Red Ribbon
SOCK IT TO DRUGS!
Wear your craziest socks!
29 Red Ribbon
I’m too Bright for Drugs!
Wear bright/NEON colors
30 Red Ribbon
My Character Counts!
Dress up as your favorite book character
31 Red Ribbon
TEAM UP AGAINST \
Wear your favorite college team gear!
1 Red Ribbon
Proud to be Drug Free!
Wear Red to show you are drug free
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.
Join the Food for the Soul Challenge
Join the challenge and make a difference as the elementary school students of Kershaw county "Set the Table" for the hungry and homeless in our communities. Food for the Soul is a non-profit organization that provides a soup kitchen and homeless shelter in Kershaw County. We would like to invite every child to become a sustainer of this vital community organization and service. "Set the Table" is a youth supported program that teaches our young people about real problems and needs that exist not only in our county but nationwide. It is crucial that we teach our children and future generations to be proactive, empathetic, and caring.
Please consider taking adantage of this unique opportunity that not only teaches our children, but helps the less fortunate in Kershaw County. Chaging even one life can make a difference. $2.00 sets the table and $5.00 sets the table and provides the meal. Even one dollar makes a difference. How many tables can Jackson School set? Bring all donations to your homeroom teacher by Friday, November 22nd.
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 September Award recipients are Jennifer Lott, 3rd Grade Teacher and Tommi Barngrover, Reading Interventionist, Congratulations and we honor you for always going the “Extra Mile.”
Read Your Way to the Big Game- USC vs Clemson
Beginning September 23rd, Jackson students can participate in a state-wide reading challenge. Each student will need to read 6 books and complete a reading log by October 28th. Students who return their reading logs to the library will be entered into a drawing for family tickets to the USC vs Clemson Football Game in late November. There will also be a school drawing for USC and Clemson items. Parents must sign the reading log prior to it being turned in. Good Luck and Happy Reading!
A House Divided Comes Together to Read!
Watch D.O.G.S Program
We are excited to announce that we are implementing the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a family and community engagement educational initiative. There are 2 primary goals:
1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
The program is in full swing and we have some amazing men signed up to mentor our Jackson School Leaders! If you are a father, grandfather, uncle or neighbor of a Jackson student and are interested in volunteering a day of your time, please contact the office.
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.
New Box Tops for Education Information
Dear Families, The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now. The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs! BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP OR UPDATE YOUR EXISTING APP: LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE CHANGES AT NO MORE CLIPPING SCAN YOUR RECEIPT SEE HOW AT BTFE.COM SEE THIS... CLIP IT SEE THIS... SCAN YOUR RECEIPT BTFE.COM
Car Rider Drop-Off Instruction
This school year our car rider line in the morning will be a little different than years past. Doors will open at 7:00 am each morning with school beginning at 7:30 am. All car riders will enter the school building at the end of the 2nd & 3rd grade hallway closet to the k-2 playground. Please pull all the way down to the last pole of the awning to let your child out of your car at this location. Several teachers will be on duty to assist your student as they get out of their car. Pre-K, Kindergarten and special education students will report directly to their classrooms in the morning. All other students eating breakfast will report to the cafeteria, while those not eating breakfast will report to the multi-purpose room. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to a great 2019-20 school year!
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 email@example.com
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Kristen Dodson for being Jackson School's Teacher of the Year for 2019! She is a 3rd Grade teacher.
School Safety Feature: We have a safety feature in our front office area! Once you walk in the front door at the school, you will have to sign in before proceeding to the front desk. Parents will also be able to sign students in and out from the front lobby holding area. As always, please make sure that anyone that comes to sign a student out early has a driver's license or an identification card and they are listed as a contact in our Powerschool database. Our number 1 goal at Jackson School is to always ensure student safety. Thank you for your support!
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.
October 24, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PTO Meeting
October 25, 2019
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