HAPPENING THIS MONTH AT JACKSON

  • October 9th-13th: Teacher Professional Days and Fall Break – NO SCHOOL
  • October 15th, 21st, 22nd: Fall Family Photos (5th grade fundraiser) – click here for form
  • October 17th, 9:30: Coffee Talk: Technology & Internet Safety – Titania Jordan, CPO of Bark
  • October 18th, 5:00-8:00pm: Spirit Night at Southern Bistro
  • October 18th, 7:00pm: NAPPS Meeting at Sutton Northside Campus
  • October 20th 7:30am: 2nd Grade Father & Friends Morning
  • October 20th: Deadline to Sign Up for the Fall Festival Fun Run (click here for Fun Run sign up link)
  • October 22nd-24th: Swoozies Shop Days – mention WT Jackson and receive 20% off your entire purchase
  • October 23rd-28th: Book Fair, Main Campus
  • October 25th, 5:00-8:00pm: Spirit Night at Tacos & Tequilas
  • October 28th, 9:00am-1:00pm: Fall Festival and Fun Run, Main Campus
    (don’t forget to bring any extra, unwrapped gifts for the Present Pantry)
  • November 3rd, 7:00pm: Patron Party at the home of Oliver and LaDana Carter
  • November 3rd-15th: 15th Annual Read-A-Thon


NEWS & EVENTS:

PTA SPONSORED COFFEE TALK – Join us for a cup of coffee and hear our special guest, Titania Jordan (CPO of Bark), share her expertise about Technology and Internet Safety. Bark is an app that helps parents work with their children to keep them safe from the dangers lurking on the internet. Bring a friend and join us on October 17th at 9:30am in the Main Campus Media Center.

PATRON PARTY – On November 3, 2017, Jackson will host its annual Patron Party at the home of Oliver and LaDana Carter. Families who have made an Annual Fund contribution of $500 or more will be invited to attend this fun evening of good food and conversation. We are extremely grateful to the sponsors of this year’s Patron Party. Their generous and combined donation allows us to host this wonderful evening while ensuring Annual Fund dollars go directly to our school and to our students. If you would like to participate in this evening, please make your contribution by visiting the Annual Fund webpage.


PLANT SALE BENEFITING JACKSON 
– Pansies, Violas, Annuals, Perennials, Succulents containers and more!  25% of each sale will be donated to Jackson.  Just log onto www.horticult.com and place and order before November 22nd.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT MATERIALS

2017-18 School Year
Each child needs to purchase both School Supplies & Classroom Enrichment Materials for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. This process is handled differently at each campus.

Click HERE to be directed to the WTJ website for updated information on purchasing school supplies. An overview of the process is below:
Kindergarten & 1st Grade:
The PTA purchases ALL School Supplies & Classroom Enrichment Materials for K & 1 students, for $120 per child. All you have to do is pay once and be done! Everything will be delivered to their classroom before the first day of school.
2nd-5th Grade:
Two separate payment steps required:
(1) Pay for Classroom Enrichment Materials ($80/child) and
(2) Purchase School Supplies (cost varies by grade).

The PTA uses the $80/child fee to purchase the Classroom Enrichment Materials in bulk for the Main Campus students, while parents are in charge of purchasing School Supplies separately. There are two options for purchasing school supplies: (a) order a pre-packaged, customized supply kit online that will be mailed to your home or (b) shop on your own to purchase the specific items on the supply list.

GO TEAM UPDATES

For regular GO Team updates and to review the meeting minutes, please visit the Jackson  GO TEAM WEBSITE.

PARTNERS

Be sure to purchase a WT Jackson Partners Key Tag for $20 and receive 10% off all year long! 100% of card sales go to support our school! You can purchase at Primary or Main Campus or click here to purchase your card.

JACKSON SPIRIT WEAR

Spirit Wear is available for purchase. Purchase logo shirts, shorts, baseball caps, socks, and stretchy half zip pullovers in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes. Car magnets, water bottles and jaguar stuffed animals are also available. Spirit Wear is a great gift for teachers, kids and all the Jaguar fans in your life. Show your school pride while supporting our school!

2018 FRENCH TRIP

Announcing the 2018 French trip to the monuments of PARIS, the canals of Strasbourg, France, and the famous SOUND of MUSIC tour in Salzburg! Open to energetic Smith, Jackson, and E.Rivers 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and their friends and family, ages 8-88! Departing Atlanta SUMMER 2018– July 9-17 and returning from Munich, with options of going early and staying later. Contact Madame Franchot, current Smith French teacher and former Jackson French teacher for more information at mfranchot@atlanta.k12.ga.us.

ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR FIELD TRIPS : 

This year, the PTA has again elected to enroll Jackson into the Atlanta Public Schools Online School Payments (OSP) portal. The OSP is provided to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services—including Field Trips and other pass through expenses. The system is currently offered to a select number of schools, including Jackson and Morris Brandon. We believe this system will be a convenience and benefit to parents, teachers and administrators. Instructions can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact the Main Office or email Astrid Moyer at amoyer@atlanta.k12.ga.us.  Access the portal at http://osp.osmsinc.com/atlanta/.