HAPPENING THIS MONTH AT JACKSON

  • December 12th, 9:30am: PTA Coffee Talk – Q&A Session with Sutton Principal, Gail Johnson, Main Campus
  • December 13th, 5-8pm: Spirit Night at Urban Cookhouse (Roswell Road)
  • December 14th, 1:00pm: Chorus Winter Concert, Main Campus Gymnasium
  • December 15th: Primary Campus Holiday Sing-Along (parents invited), Primary Campus
    • 10:00am – First Grade
    • 11:45am – Kindergarten
  • December 19th, 5-8pm: Spirit Night at Willy’s (Roswell Road)
  • December 20th, 1:00pm: Chorus Performance at Jackson Primary
  • December 20th: Class Holiday Parties for Pre-K and 2nd Grade
  • December 21st: Class Holiday Parties for K and 3rd Grade
  • December 22nd: Class Holiday Parties for 1st, 4th and 5th Grade
  • December 25th-January 5th: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
  • January 8th: SCHOOL RESUMES


NEWS & EVENTS:

PTA SPONSORED COFFEE TALK
Join us for a cup of coffee on Tuesday, December 12th for an important Q&A Session with Sutton Principal, Gail Johnson. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get any of your questions about Sutton Middle School answered. Invite another Jackson parent and join us at 9:30am at the Main Campus.

BINGO NIGHT – SAVE THE DATE – January 19th
Take a break from your holiday preparations to mark your calendars for Jackson Bingo Night!  This fun-filled family event will be held on Friday, January 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bingo Night is a long-standing Jackson tradition and is a great way to kick-off the new year. Details coming soon about purchasing cards. Bring the whole family and win some fantastic prizes!

WTJ HAWKS NIGHT – January 27th (Order Forms Due by December 9th)
Save the date of January 27th for JACKSON NIGHT WITH THE HAWKS! Come support Jackson and our fabulous chorus students while cheering on the Hawks as they take on the Wizards. This will be a great game and experience that you and your kids won’t want to miss! Click here to download the WTJ Hawks Night Ticket Order Form and submit it to your homeroom teacher by December 9th.

WINTER AUCTION – FEBRUARY 10TH – TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 

Be on the lookout for an invitation to Jackson’s Winter Auction on February 10, 2018, held at the Park Tavern. Spend an elegant evening in a winter wonderland while participating in one of the largest fundraisers for the school. All tickets, registration and bidding will be online this year, and tickets are available for purchase now! Please click here to reserve a spot.

Remember that Family Sponsorships are also available. This allows our amazing teachers & staff to attend at no charge, plus this qualifies as a tax write-off for 2017. Click here for more information for how to become a Bronze or Silver Medal Sponsor.

Please Follow, Like and Share the Jackson 2018 Winter Auction page to stay up to date on what’s happening and get a preview of the exciting live and silent auction items available at the event!

JACKSON AFTER SCHOOL (JAS) WINTER-SPRING REGISTRATION

Winter-Spring 2018 Jackson After School (JAS) EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMS registration is now open! Visit www.myafterschoolprogram.com to register!

Returning families – you will login through the website Parent Portal to begin the extracurricular classes registration process. If you cannot login, please do NOT create a new account. This will make it difficult for you and our staff to view your child’s correct schedules. Please email beth@myafterschoolprogram.com to have your login information reset.

New families – you will begin by clicking Extracurricular Classes tab on our homepage ONCE to begin the registration process. On redirect, follow instructions in the Extracurricular Classes information box.

Questions? Email beth@myafterschoolprogram.com

JACKSON SPIRIT WEAR

New Fall and Winter Spirit Wear designs are available to order and will be delivered before Winter Break. Purchase new Jackson t-shirts, stretchy 1/4 zip pullovers, hoodies in house colors, pajama bottoms, hats, and more 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 — and make the perfect holiday gift! Show your school pride while supporting our school! Download the Spirit Wear Order Form to order!

 

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.

 

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/.