We know that students learn more when they are in school regularly.
For more on HB 410 and the importance of good attendance, try these links:
COMING UP THIS FALL?
PTO FALL FUNDRAISER
fundraiser kicks off with a school assembly on Wednesday, 9/6, and ends on
Wednesday, 9/20. Proceeds from Crossroads candles and jams support field trips,
special assemblies/activities, technology for students and much more! Please
consider participating. Attend our next meeting in the JIS library on
Wednesday, 9/6, at 6:00 PM to meet some parents, have some fun, and help our
FALL PICTURE DAY
HR Imaging will
be at JIS on Tuesday, 9/12, to take individual student pictures. Look for
information regarding purchasing your fall portraits. A reminder will be sent
home on Monday, 9/11, as well.
PTO DAWES FAMILY NIGHT
Save the date for
PTO’s annual family night at Dawes Arboretum on Thursday, 10/5, from 6-8 PM.
Stories by the fireside, hayride, food, and more! More details as the date
BOX TOPS FOR JACKSON
Our Box Tops
Back-to-School Challenge ended 9/28. The Box Top Hero will win a cool Nike
Backpack! The first classroom contest begins 9/25. Melissa Wellman is our school
coordinator. This year, our goal is to raise
$1600. Funds raised from Box Tops are used for physical education supplies,
Field Day activities and supplies, playground equipment and other things that
make our school a much better place for our students. Keep clipping those Box Tops!
PT Conferences occur three evenings in
October (10/10, 10/12 & 10/17), but you don’t have to wait until October to
have a conversation with your child’s teacher! If you have a question, concern,
or issue of any kind, please contact the school and request a meeting or phone
GRADE READING GUARANTEE
All third graders take the Ohio State Test
in English Language Arts as part of Ohio’s Third Grade Guarantee Law, which
requires students to demonstrate a level of reading proficiency before being
promoted to fourth grade. This year, students will take the state reading test
the week of October 30th. This is the first of three opportunities
your child will have to achieve a passing score and satisfy the promotion
requirement. Read more about it on Ohio Department of Education’s website
Once again this year, we’re pleased to
partner with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Licking County and their Lunch Buddies
School-Based Program. Sarah Ewing is our new Program Coordinator. Sarah is a
retired schoolteacher and she’s ready to make matches for some of our students!
Big Buddies volunteer from LHS and Denison University. “Bigs” spend
lunch/recess times each Thursday mentoring, reading with, supporting, and
caring about their “Littles.” Contact
your student’s teacher if you think a Lunch Buddy would benefit your child.
Our LEAD Team, led by Guy Williams, our
assistant principal, is a group of JIS teachers focused on helping Jackson
staff and students work together to create a positive and supportive learning
environment for all. Team members are Ellen Cook (Art), Kalie Debevoise (3rd
Grade Inteventionist), Kristen Hankins (4th Grade), Austin Jackson
(PE), and Jennifer O’Bruba (5th Grade). With their help, all
students and teachers rotated through common areas of the school to learn how
things work at JIS. Students spent time learning positive behaviors for
arrival, cafeteria, recess, hallway, hill, restrooms, and bus times. Jackson Lancers LEAD!!
and be kind
the responsible thing