Volunteer Positions for 2016-17!

Volunteering in your child’s school makes a real difference. Studies show parental involvement has a measurable impact on children’s performance. Please review the list of open positions. If you're interested in any of the positions described here, contact us. 

Please note to Volunteer or participate in any school event/function, you must have background checks on file with PISD http://pisd.edu/about.us/partners.volunteers/volunteer.application.shtml 

 

Important Dates 

Monday, April 11 & 12 - Author Visits

     Monday, April 11

  • Author Michelle Staubach Grimes will visit Kindergarten, First and Second grades.
  • PTA Board Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Library

    Tuesday, April 12 - Author Polly Holyoke will visit Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades.

Wednesday, April 13 - Combined PTA and Parent Meeting

  • PTA General Meeting, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Library
  • Parent Meeting, Understanding Temperament, "Are We Born that Way?," 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Library. Refreshments will be served and childcare will be available. Click on link below for more details. April 13 Parent Meeting Flyer

Friday, April 27 - Save the date for Jackson's Spring Family Picnic, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at the Jackson playground area/Longhorn Park!

May 2 - May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week. Please see attached flyer for daily suggestions on ways your student can thank their teachers for all they do.

Teacher Appreciation Flyer - English

Teacher Appreciation Flyer - Spanish

 

2015-16 Jackson PTA Earns Awards!

Great News--The Texas PTA has awarded Jackson Elementary's PTA with the 100+ Club Award, the Fall Increase Award, and the 2015 President’s List Award!

 

Jackson's PTA earned the 100+ Club Award by increasing PTA membership over last year and hitting the significant milestone of 224 members by October 31, 2015!

 

Our PTA's efforts to recruit more than 100 percent of last year’s total membership before November 30, 2015, earned the Fall Increase Award!

 

The significant President's List Award represents that by December 19, 2015, Jackson's PTA had achieved Active Status with Texas PTA and recruited more members than Jackson's PTA had all of last year!

 

Earning these awards reflects that Jackson's PTA engages and empowers families and the community to advocate for all children in the community! In honor of these accomplishments, Jackson's PTA will be recognized on Texas PTA’s social media outlets and will be given special recognition in this year’s Superintendent’s PTA Report Card.Congratulations!!

 

 

Field Trip Fundraiser

The Jackson PTA will be sponsoring a Field Trip Fundraising campaign to raise money for grade level field trips for the 2016-17 school year. Field trips have a big impact on Jackson students and we know we can count on our Jackson community for support. Please see flyer below for more details!

 
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Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase through the Jackson PTA website, Store tab, for $30 until May. Order your yearbook now!

 

Yearbook Pictures

Your pictures are still needed for the jackson yearbook and it is easier than ever to submit those cute pics!

  • Just go to the Apple App Store or Google Playstore and download Balfour Imageshare to your phone or tablet
  • Enter the project number 625394
  • Enter your name
  • Enter your email address (Your name and email address is only for verification, it will not be published or shared with anyone)
  • It will ask you for a password, but there is NO password necessary, just skip this.
  • Please be sure to include the grade level for picture info!
  • You can take pictures on your device that will automatically upload, or you can upload from your gallery
  • Pictures needed: Special “days”, events, field trips, parties, assemblies, and just everyday pictures in the class and around the school
  • Pictures can also be emailed to Cara Prentice at caralprentice@gmail.com

**Please note, submission does not guarantee inclusion in the yearbook

  

 

State and Federal School Report Cards

The State and Federal 2014-2015 School Report Cards for Jackson Elementary has now been released, and posted to the Jackson Elementary website at http://k12.pisd.edu/jackson-elementary-school/tapr. These reports are required by the Texas Legislature and Federal Department of Education. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is briefly described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Jackson Elementary.

 

Overdue Library Books Automated Phone Message

The Jackson Library is now using the School Messenger system to call parents regarding overdue library items or fines. Students who have overdues are contacted as well as students who owe money to the library. The system will be making phone calls once a month on Mondays, and Jackson's librarian, Monika Walker, will receive a report of who was called. If you have any questions, please give Mrs. Walker at call at 469-752-2127 or e-mail her at monika.walker@pisd.edu.

 

Update Your Volunteer Status with PISD

Each year the district shall obtain the criminal history record of prospective volunteers who will be working with students, including mentors, tutors, field trip sponsors, any volunteers who will have access to student information, and volunteers who work on a regular basis with students. 

All volunteer records are inactivated June 30 of each year.  All volunteers must reapply after July 1 of each year to be considered for volunteer opportunities. Click here to apply today. 

   

JacksonPTA.com is the best way to stay informed on what’s happening at your child’s school!  Create an account today and: 

  • Receive emails about upcoming Jackson programs and events
  • Find your child’s friends on the online directory
  • Have easy access to the lunch menu and parent’s portal
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities
  • Purchase spirit wear and year books
  • ‚Ä®Become a member of the PTA 
  • And much more