We had a FALL-bulous week here at Jacks Creek Elementary School!

Our Fall Festival was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped make that event a great one! We were blown away with all the support that was given! We raised more than $10,000 with our royalty winners alone! This will help our school in so many ways. This event would not have been possible without our wonderful PSO officers, President - Brandy Cherry, Vice-President - Melissa Cherry, Secretary - Tiffany Young and Treasurer - Jennifer Foster! Thank you!

Kindergarten loved studying all about pumpkins and Fall. Your child is reading lots of CVC words and doing great blending. Please continue to practice sight words nightly as part of homework. We are counting to 100 and adding. WOW! We have some smart cookies! Please continue to check folders daily. Thank you to all of the parents who donated for our fall basket. We could not do it without you! 

First graders worked hard last week preparing for our Fall Festival. They practiced their songs for their Fall Festival performance. Their favorite song that they performed was “Crunchy Leaves.” They also did their part in preparing their class project for the Silent Auction that took place at the festival as well. Their project was a canvass with a painted nest on a tree branch that that had each class member’s finger print that represented blue eggs. The fingerprint eggs had the students’ names on them, and the canvass said, “Good Eggs, Ms. Vicki’s Class, 2018-2019.”

Second grade had the best field trip to Donnell Century Farms. The weather was beautiful. Thanks to PSO for making the trip possible. We would like to thank everyone who made our Fall Festival possible and who attended.

Ms. Nancy and Mrs. Hailey would like to thank you to all the families that came out to our Fall Festival to support our school. We are blessed. Also, our grade level had an awesome basket! Thank you, parents, for donating! Our third graders worked hard on completing their reading unit on Light and Sound. Last Monday, we began a new unit. This unit is on Native American Regions and Cultures. In math, we learned about distributive property. Parents, continue to work on multiplication facts!

We ended Red Ribbon Week with students and staff members dressing in red. Everyone was given their own bottle of bubbles, and we all enjoyed a bubble celebration on the playground. All students met with Mrs. Carrie, our School Counselor, and learned about the dangers of smoking cigarettes as well as secondhand smoke. We also learned how medicines and other products can look similar to candy and how important it is to only take medicine given to us from people we trust. Each classroom made a poster for Red Ribbon Week and Ms. Kailey’s second grade class was the winner of the poster contest!

Student Ranger of the Week goes to Dravin Hemby. His favorite books are the “Magic Tree House” series. His favorite hobby is exploring, and his favorite food is hamburgers. Our Head Ranger goes to the fabulous Mrs. Melinda Carroll, whose favorite hobbies are walking and reading. Her favorite foods are fruit and veggies! Her favorite book is Pollyanna. We appreciate all she does for our school as our School Librarian!

Community connection: special thanks to all who have donated new and/or gently used jackets and coats. We will continue to collect these items through Nov. 15.

It is coat/jacket season. Believe it or not, students do not always keep up with their jackets. With that in mind, please take a moment to write your child’s name on the tag so that it can be easily identified and returned to the rightful owner.

Parent Involvement Night will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13. They will begin at 5 p.m. with snacks provided, and at 6 p.m., the Parent Involvement Activities begin in classrooms.

Looking Ahead:

Nov. 13 – Progress Reports/Parent Involvement

Nov. 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break School Dismissed at 11 a.m.

Nov. 25-Dec. 14 – i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment Last Day of Second nine weeks

Dec. 19 – Class Christmas Parties at 8 a.m./Christmas Concert at 9 a.m.

Dec. 20-Jan 3 – Christmas Break for Students