A new shipment of Jackson T-shirts just came in.  

 Order yours today!   


Support Jackson PTA-Order Dennis Lee Products Online!


Thank you to the Jackson PTA for hosting Dennis Lee and his entertaining puppets on September 12.   The children truly enjoyed this show and now you can take a piece of this program home!  Order puppets, DVDs, and CDs from Dennis Lee and 25% of the order will come back to Jackson!  Click here to order: DENNISLEEORDER  Please make sure to put Jackson Elementary School in the company line at checkout.


Geography Awareness Posters-Due October 17


The Geography Awareness Poster Contest is going on now.  In this year's theme, Geography of Food, students explore how what we eat connects us to many different people and places.  Posters due to teachers by October 17.  Click here for detailed rules and instructions: GEOGRAPHYCONTEST and in Spanish: GEOCONTESTSPANISH


5th Grade Camp October 6-8


The 5th graders are so excited to be heading to camp on October 6-8.  Parents, please make sure to pack according to the weather.  All Jackson Parents-campers are in need of FLASHLIGHTS, so if you have an extra one to donate, please drop off to the office!  Thank you!


We need your pictures!


Yearbook pictures needed (yes, we’re thinking about the yearbook already!) Follow the directions below to submit your pictures or burn them to a CD and leave in the Jackson office clearly marked “Yearbook Pictures”. We especially need pictures of any big events such as class parties, Thanksgiving Feast, assemblies, College Week, or any other special days or events. For questions, contact Cara Prentice at caralprentice@gmail.com  


  1. Point your web browser to: images.balfour.com
  2. Enter our project number 525394 and leave the password field blank.
  3. Enter your contact information (if we need to contact you about your photos)
  4. Browse and select one or more images from your computer to upload 
  5. Add captions to each photo (who is in each, what grade level, what was happening)
  6. Click Begin Upload to upload your images


Drama Kids at Jackson on Thursdays 

Is your child interested in acting and theater?  Drama Kids is a fantastic program right here at Jackson that offers weekly classes to help children build confidence and self-esteem, practice speaking and creative movement while having a fabulous time.  Classes are on Thursdays from 2:50-3:50 , so click here to sign up today! DRAMAKIDS


  Volunteers Needed for 2014/2015


Would you like to help out with all the exciting programs and events at Jackson?  How about being part of the planning and organizing?  Or just helping out behind the scenes?  The Jackson PTA needs you.  Positions  for the PTA Board for the 2014/2015 school year.  It is a great way to meet other parents and really feel part of your child's school experience.  Contact Lea Harbour if you are interested: lea_harbor@verizon.net.  Click here for more information: Volunteer Flyer 




Free Breakfast at Jackson!


Jackson is now serving free breakfast to ALL students every day.  There is no need to sign up and there is no charge.  Your child can come to the cafeteria starting at 7:00 a.m. and get a breakfast for free!


WatchDOG Dads Needed!



WATCH D.O.G.S.®, a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s school. WatchDOG volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with carpool, morning and afternoon bus duty, monitoring the lunch room, and helping in the classroom with a teacher's guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, or flashcards. 


*For Additional Information, contact Mike Gill:  mikecgill@gmail.com 

**If you would like to schedule your volunteer day, contact: Kamili Carthledge kamili.carthledge@pisd.edu 



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