PTA  Progress Report

Hello All

Wow, October has flown by in a flash.  I just wanted to give everyone a quick peek in to what your PTA has been up to this month.

10/6   Heidi Phillips and Gizmo visited the Library for an author visit and book signing

10/10  PTA Catered lunch for Teachers and Staff during parent/teacher conferences

10/12   PTA hosted the 3rd Grade Field trip to Dallas World Aquarium

10/13   McDonald’s Night raising $770 in tips and proceeds.  WAY TO GO.  Thank you Teachers!

10/21   James Wand Assembly to kick off Red Ribbon week

Spirit Wear should be delivered next week to your child’s classroom if you placed an order.    

Boxtops:  If you have been collecting, please send in with your child by the end of the week for this year’s submission deadline of November 1st.  If you really want to help, bundle your tops by 50’s, this cuts down on the work by our coordinator. 

Whew….busy month, huh?  Thank all of you; parents, caretakers, teachers, and community members for the continued support you give to Jackson Elementary.

 Coming up in November:

11/8  PTA hosts 4th Grade Field trip to the Perot Museum






11/8  PTA hosts 4th Grade Field trip to the Perot Museum


Bookaneer Book Fair

14-18  Bookaneer Book Fair open daily 9a-3:30p*
15       Grandparent Lunch
17       Donuts with Dads 7-7:45a
Dads are invited to enjoy donuts, after browse the book sale with their student

17       Turkey Show  6p
            Book Fair open 5:30-7:30p

18       Book Fair ends 12p

Please don't send students to school with credit cards. 

Book Fair Volunteer
If you want to volunteer to help, please use the Sign Up Genius link below.


Thanksgiving Holiday Break

November 21-25




Did YOU take any photos at the Fall Picnic? Have you been on a field trip and taken any photos? If so, PLEASE share them. We rely on YOUR pictures to make the Jackson yearbook. Submit photos from any class/school activity. If you see parents taking pictures, encourage them to submit them. It is easier than ever to submit those cute pics!
  • Download Balfour Imageshare app to your phone or tablet (Apple App Store or Google Playstore)
  • Enter project number 725394
  • Enter your name
  • Enter your email address (only for verification, it will not be published or shared with anyone)
  • It will ask you for a password, but there is NO password necessary, just skip this.
  • You can take pictures on your device that will automatically upload, or you can upload from your gallery
Burn a DISK
  • Burn your photos to a disk, label it YEARBOOK and send it to your teacher. They can get it to the right people. 
  • Include the grade level for picture info!
  • Pictures needed: Special “days”, events, field trips, parties, assemblies, and just everyday pictures in the class and around the school
**Please note, submission does not guarantee inclusion in the yearbook 

State and Federal School Report Cards

The State and Federal 2014-2015 School Report Cards for Jackson Elementary has now been released, and posted to the Jackson Elementary website at These reports are required by the Texas Legislature and Federal Department of Education. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is briefly described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” If you have any questions concerning the School Report Cards, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Jackson Elementary.


Update Your Volunteer Status with PISD

Each year the district shall obtain the criminal history record of prospective volunteers who will be working with students, including mentors, tutors, field trip sponsors, any volunteers who will have access to student information, and volunteers who work on a regular basis with students. 

All volunteer records are inactivated June 30 of each year.  All volunteers must reapply after July 1 of each year to be considered for volunteer opportunities. Click here to apply today. is the best way to stay informed on what’s happening at your child’s school!  Create an account today and: 

  • Receive emails about upcoming Jackson programs and events
  • Find your child’s friends on the online directory
  • Have easy access to the lunch menu and parent’s portal
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities
  • Purchase spirit wear and year books
  • ‚Ä®Become a member of the PTA 
  • And much more