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News: Friday, January 10th, 2020

Jackson News - January 10

January 10, 2020

Happy New Year!
Welcome back! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday season, and that you were able to relax and spend some time together as a family. I know that I appreciated the time with my family and being able to do activities together! January, as the new year begins, traditionally brings about a "fresh start" and resolutions. At school, January signals the middle of the year and the continuation of learning! Most classes have taken some time this week to re-establish routines, set goals and make plans for moving forward, learning never stops! 

Welcome Mrs. Plantinga!
Next Monday to Thursday I will be away. In my absence Mrs. Tara Plantinga will be at Jackson. Mrs. Plantinga is currently the Vice Principal at McMillan Elementary School. I have no doubt that she will be given a warm Jackson welcome while she is here.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins on January 20th. If you or anyone you know has a child turning 5 in 2020, it is time for Kindergarten! Registration packages are available at the office, you are welcome to pick one up in advance, but they cannot be accepted until January 20th. Please find more information on the website. https://jackson.abbyschools.ca/kindergarten

PAC Movie Night – Lego Movie 2!
The Jackson PAC will be hosting a movie night on January 17th and will be showing Lego Movie 2. All information and pre-order forms are available at : https://jackson.abbyschools.ca/events/pac-movie-night-lego-movie-2. Pizza Pre-Orders are due on January 13th.We are looking forward to a fun family night!

White Spot Hot Lunch
Orders for the White Spot Hot Lunch are due on January 14th. Order forms were sent home yesterday. Additional forms are available in the office or online at https://jackson.abbyschools.ca/events/pac-white-spot-hot-lunch

Swimming
We are excited to be able to offer 4 days of swimming to our students this year. We must extend a huge thanks to our PAC for making this possible as they help offset the cost, each student will only have to pay $5.00. Forms for swimming levels have been sent home. Those are due back to school by Monday January 20th. Permission forms with exact dates and times will be send home next week.

Winter Clothing
Winter is here – as much as we might want to pretend it isn’t. We are asking for parents help in ensuring your child is coming to school with a warm rain coat, boots and on cool days a hat and mittens. Students have a much more successful day when they are warm and dry and get some fresh air. We will be going outside in the rain – unless it is a down pour or there are high winds.

Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is full! Please come by and take a look at what is there. Anything that has not been claimed by January 20th will be donated.

Christmas Festivities
A recap of our Christmas Festivities can be found at  https://jackson.abbyschools.ca/news/amazing-christmas-concert and https://jackson.abbyschools.ca/news/festive-fun What a fun time we had!

Coming up the next 2 weeks…
All dates are current on the website – https://jackson.abbyschools.ca/events/calendar
Some important dates to note over the next couple weeks:
13 – Pizza Orders for Movie Night Due
14 – White Spot Hot Lunch Orders Due
17 – PAC Movie Night – LEGO MOVIE 2, Doors open at 5:30
20 – Swimming Forms Due
23 – White Spot Hot Lunch