February 14 Valentine's Day
February 17 Lincoln's Birthday Observance - NO SCHOOL
February 20 President's Day NO SCHOOL
Please be aware that every WEDNESDAY is an early release day for students, school dismisses at 12:50 PM. School buses run accordingly on Wednesday's. The early release day allows for teacher/school planning time. Please mark your calendars accordingly and make any necessary transportation or after-school care arrangements. Please click on the Champions link to the right for information on our after-school programs. Thank you!
Every year the school lost and found contains many personal items of clothing that are never claimed. These items are donated to local charities twice a year. If your child is missing a sweater, jacket, etc., please check our “Lost and Found” periodically. Please stop by before or after school to check out the lost and found. Please check in at the front office to obtain a visitor badge. Many items remain unclaimed. Remaining items will be donated twice a year to a local charity. ***To avoid losing your valuable clothing, parents are asked to clearly label all personal belongings with the child’s name so that lost items may be returned promptly.
Jackson Elementary is pleased to announce Mrs. Arteaga as Certificated Employee of the Year. Mrs. Arteaga exemplifies every quality any parent or student would request in identifying the ideal teacher. She is kind, nurturing, humorous, hard-working, communicative, structured, organized, prepared and cares deeply for the students and families she serves. She demonstrates a passion for her responsibilities that is apparent in everything she does and says. Her skills in instructional pedagogy are effective, research-based and on target to meet the learning needs of her students. Her skills in instructional pedagogy are effective, research-based and on target to meet the learning needs of her students. She has embraced the shifts in the Common Core State Standards with enthusiasm and models those shifts for colleagues for the benefit of all. Her skills in incorporating technology into everyday instruction not only benefit her own students, but students in her teammates’ classrooms as well. She isn’t afraid to try new things and continually searches for new strategies that support learning. As a result, her second grade students are generating presentations done on Google Slides, are completing projects to demonstrate their concept attainment in a variety of content areas, or are working together in learning groups in a student-centered, highly engaged environment. Mrs. Arteaga is a strong voice and advocate for all the students at Jackson and is a leader among the staff. She has served as Grade Level Team Leader, PTA member, School Site Council member, volunteers for a variety of school committees, such as the Carnival Committee, Jump Rope for Heart, and is always willing to help when needed. Congratulations, Mrs. Arteaga on this well deserved honor!
We are pleased to announce the recipient of the Classified Employee of the Year for the 2015-16 School Year. Mrs. Regina (Gina) Woods is an Instructional Assistant II in our upper grade moderate/severe classroom. She provides support to the students and teacher, helping students as they complete assignments and meet their daily obligations. Mrs. Woods has been at Jackson since and has demonstrated the high quality of work we have come to expect from all our classroom support personnel. She is always cheerful and quick to lend a hand in whatever way she can provide support, both in and outside her classroom. Her expertise is guiding students through a lesson, making good decisions about what students need and supervising students during lunch with a kind and nurturing hand, is greatly appreciated by all who come in contact with her. Mrs. Woods volunteers on School Site Council and other schoolwide events, demonstrating her belief that everyone should work together and pitch in for the benefit of the Jackson students and families we serve. Congratulations, Gina Woods on this well-deserved honor!
Thank you Riverside for helping us to develop our first Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). We now invite you to hear about our progress and to give us input on next steps. Click the headline above for a list of our community engagement meetings. You also can give input online. Visit www.successforstudents.org to learn more. Cliick the headline above for a flyer with more details on meeting dates and times.
Please remember to have your students check our lost and found for any missing items. With the weather becoming colder there has been an increase in jackets and other items being left in the lunchroom and on the playground. Please remember to check yourself or have your students check for anything they may be missing. Jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, hats, etc.
As part of our continuing efforts to provide information regarding your student’s progress and status, parents will be able to view information from our secure school database using the RUSD Parent Portal.
The Jackson staff feels fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who work with our teachers to support achievement. Our volunteers are parents, community members and retired teachers. Volunteers are needed in in all of our classrooms, even in the upper grades! If you are interested in volunteering in a classroom, in our library, or even in the office, contact us! Regular volunteers must be approved by the classroom teacher, library media clerk or office staff and must adhere to a regular schedule. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate volunteers on a drop-in basis. You may volunteer in your child's classroom for single events as well. When volunteers are needed for events such as class parties, chaperoning field trips, or other events, the teacher will send information home to request volunteers. Your child's teacher will then notify you of the details of volunteering for that event, or if the need for volunteers has been satisfied.