HAPPENING THIS MONTH AT JACKSON

  • Monday, February 5th: Winter Auction Paper Raffle Tickets & Money Due (online sales continue until 2/10)
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 4-7pm: 4th Grade Spirit Night at Chicken Salad Chick (Roswell Road)
  • Friday, February 9th: Engraved Bricks – Last Call Orders DUE
  • Saturday, February 10th, 7:00pm: Winter Auction at Park Tavern (click here to purchase tickets)
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 11:30am: PTA Lunch & Learn – Dual Immersion Program, Main Campus
  • February 19th-23rd: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

NEWS & EVENTS:

WINTER AUCTION – FEBRUARY 10TH – PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! 

The 2018 Winter Auction will be an amazing event that you will not want to miss! Please purchase your tickets or become a family sponsor by this weekend through the Auction Website or by going to: https://www.501auctions.com/2018winterauction. This is a wonderful night where you will be able to connect with other Jackson families and teachers, enjoy a night of good food, cocktails and dancing, all while raising money for our school.

The Auction kicks off with this week with the Silent Auction going LIVE on Monday!  With over 200 items ranging from vacation homes, dining, jewelry, teacher time and art along with activities for everyone in the family, start looking it over and make your bids!

We can’t wait to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our Auction Chairs at wtjauction2018@gmail.com.

Thank you to the following Family Sponsors:

  • Sliver Medal:  Dana & Obi Ugwonali, The Kennedy Family, David & Emily Fournier, Kate & Brad Peterson, The Schaumburg Family, The Shaughnessy Family, and Gordon & Cary Bainbridge
  • Bronze Medal:  The Gober Family, Katherine & Matt Wirth, The Rolle Family, The Vise Family, Robert & Chisako Barker, The Igoe Family, Angela & Michael Graff, Andrea Malik Roe & Steven Roe, The Newsome Family, The Pribish Family, The Rubinas Family, Michael & Natalie Aide, Andrew & Christine Lindsay, The Tidwell Family, Mindy & Brian Kaplan, The Curran Family, The Ruen Family, The Williams Family, The Scott Family, The Rodgers Family, Dr. Kyle Hammond-Emory Sports Medicine, The Watkins Family, The Schmidt Family, The Clayton Family, The Noronha Family, Wes & Christy Mahaffey, The Eaton Family, LaDana & Oliver Carter, Ken & Angel Tittle, Connell Cummings, LLC., Rebecca & Rob Strang, Rob & Kathryn Spencer, Katie & Rusty Cullens, and The Sonoda Family

ENGRAVED BRICKS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2/9

Commemorate your child’s time at Jackson with an engraved brick in the outdoor amphitheater at Main Campus. Orders can be sent in to the school office at either campus and will be taken through Friday, February 9th. Order forms are on the school website or you can download an order form here.

DUAL IMMERSION – PTA LUNCH & LEARN on 2/13

What is Dual Immersion? What are the benefits to a Dual Immersion program? Are there any downsides? How will it affect my child? If you are interested in learning more about the Dual Immersion program, please be sure to attend our Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 13th at 11:30am at the Main Campus.

This will be an informative session led by Dr. Margaret McKenzie (Coordinator, Office of ESOL & World Languages, APS). Dual Immersion implementation for Jackson Elementary will be voted on by our GO-Team in the spring, so this is the perfect time to learn more about the program and make sure your questions are answered. If you know other families who are interested in this program (particularly with rising Kindergartners), please encourage them to attend.

BOX TOPS COLLECTION 

Box Tops winter collection is underway. Collect the Box Top symbols found on General Mills products and our school will receive $0.10 for each top submitted. Box Top mailboxes are located in the lobbies of both campuses. Send in your Box Tops by February 23rd.

JACKSON AFTER SCHOOL (JAS) MAKE UP PLAN

JAS will make up extracurricular program time missed so that it will not affect the release times of any JAS extracurricular classes. Starting this week, JAS extracurricular classes will begin as close to 3:00pm as possible once school has released and roll has been taken by instructors.

After the APS class day extension period has ended, JAS Extracurricular programs will add 10 minutes on at the front end of class time. This will begin the week of April 9 (after Spring Break) and continue through May 18th. Each session we have a 15 minute buffer built in between school release time and actual extracurricular class start time. JAS will also extend the Winter-Spring 2018 session by an extra week (May 14th- May 18th), adding a full extra day of programming.

Please contact Beth Geurin with any questions.

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.

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/.