Click to see how we are making safety glasses safer for K-2!!
NASA video on glasses safety & what you will see
Learn more about SPARK Day here!
Small Fry to Go at Jackson!! The Trout (like Winter) are coming!!
SOLAR ELCIPSE: AUG 21 As many of you know, there will be a pretty substantial event occurring Monday Aug 21st. Atlanta is in the path of a near total solar eclipse. The school day on Aug 21st has been extended by 30 minutes so that we can share this event with our students. The school will provide students who are in attendanceduring the eclipse on Monday Solar Eclipse Glasses that have been ISO certified. Our glasses were manufactured by American Paper Optics and Rainbow Symphony. Both of these manufacturers are on the American Astronomical Society’s reputable vendor list (verify manufacturing information HERE). Jackson's plan is to take students out on the field to observe the eclipse using the eclipse glasses. In preparation for the eclipse, we ask that you please use the link for the resources below and speak with your child about the importance of following the safety protocols that are set. For parents who wish for their students NOT to participate in the viewing, we ask that you please complete the form below. Students who are in attendance will participate in the viewing unless the school receives notification that they may not participate. Those opting out will live stream the eclipse inside. Resources teachers are using to prepare students for the event: 1. Eclipse Simulator 2. Live Streaming 3. NASA Solar Eclipse Book PDF 4.LINK TO ECLIPSE RESOURCES
LINK TO ECLIPSE OPT OUT FORM **Students are not allowed to wear glasses from home. They must wear the glasses that have been verified by the district. We cannot verify glasses brought in from home so they will not be allowed.
2-5 CURRICULUM NIGHT: AUG 23 The format of Curriculum Night will be a little different this year. Curriculum Night will begin at 5:30 and will consist of three rotations. The rotations begin at 5:30, 6:05 and 6:40, the rotations will last for 30 minutes with a 5 minute transition between sessions. At curriculum night you can expect to gain a better understanding on the level's curriculum, classroom procedures, STEM program, IB Signature Program, PBIS Program and other topics the classroom teacher feels are important to discuss. Curriculum Night is not a time for individual parent teacher conferences as there is limited time available on that evening. Levels will hold individual fall conferences in October after teachers have had a chance to gather academic data on their classes. Please plan on joining us for this informative evening.
IB\STEM PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE: AUG 24 Thursday, August 24th @ 9:30 - Main Campus (STEAM LAB) Please join our IB Coordinator - Ms. Pete and our STE(A)M Coach - Ms. Dostie as they discuss how these two programs will impact Jackson this year! Ms. Pete will explore the concept and inquiry based direction our teachers are taking within their curriculum to challenge our students, and Ms. Dostie delve into STE(A)M to better explain our vision of STE(A)M education. K-2 SPARK DAY: AUG 23-25 K-2 students will be visited by the STE(A)M truck on the 23rd-25th. The STE(A)M truck will SPARK our Jags interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! After seeing all of the amazing STE(A)M activities that our 3rd-5th graders participated in, I'm sure that this SPARK will turn into an INFERNO!!
THE TROUT ARE ON THE WAY, THE TROUT ARE ON THE WAY!! The trout are arriving this week!! Want to know how the trout supports STE(A)M and teaches our students about life cycles, ecosystems and ecology?? Check out the video about Jackson's newest resident.
IB STARS BREAKFAST: Each month we will recognize an IB STAR from each class to participate in our IB STARS Breakfast. August's IB Attitude is RESPECT and the IB Learner Profile is RISK TAKER: a risk taker approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs. This is just one way that we celebrate our students at Jackson!!
UPCOMING EVENTS of INTEREST: August 23 - Curriculum Night 5:30-7:15 (three sessions with sessions begin each 30 minutes). August 23-25 Primary SPARK DAYS August 24 - Principal's Coffee: Topic - IB and STEAM programs a Jackson September 4 - Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) September 7 - 3:00 GO TEAM Meeting @ Main Campus