Grandparents' Breakfast September 9
Annual Title I Meeting and Curriculum Night
Welcome North Jackson Parents, Students, and Community:
I am very excited about returning as the new principal to North Jackson Elementary and being a part of the North Jackson Community. I have previous experience as assistant principal from 2001-2008 at North Jackson Elementary working with principal, Ms. Kathy Elrod. During that period we received the National Blue Ribbon School recognition. I see great things ahead at North Jackson and I look forward to meeting each of you over the next few months as we partner for a successful school year.
Research shows that parents play a critical role in the achievement of their children. To ensure student success, I encourage each of you to volunteer. Please see Amy Bell, Family Engagement Specialist, and/or your child’s teacher for details on how to get involved and be active in school events. As a Title One school, we receive additional funds to improve student achievement. Family engagement is a necessary piece of Title One. Please join us on August 30th to provide input for our Title One priorities for expenditures.
To maximize each child’s ability, I ask that we team up in making learning a priority. Working together we can impact the North Jackson Community positively for a generation or more. Below are some good first steps to emphasize the importance of learning:
- Be sure your child arrives to school on time. Our school day begins at 7:45 a.m.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
- Ensure your child does his or her homework daily.
- Check your child’s agenda or folder. This serves as a communication tool between school and home.
- Read to your child or encourage your child to read daily. Reading is crucial to mastery of all subject areas.
- Expect and support positive behavior at school.
Your child wants your attention possibly more than anything else; a few minutes a day will emphasize the importance of learning. I know many of you lead busy lives and it is difficult to be involved, but just by reviewing agendas/folders, encouraging your child to read, and ensuring they are ready for the next day will create a foundation for success.
Applications will be available Monday, March 7 – Friday, April 1.
Children who live in Jackson County and will be four (4) years old by September 1, 2016 should complete an application for Pre-K during this time.
You will need the following items to complete the application process:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Child’s Social Security card
- Child’s immunization record
- Proof of residency in school district (911 address only)
- Photo ID of person registering child
- Form 3300 – hearing/dental/vision
Completion of this application does not guarantee that your child will be enrolled in the Pre-K Program. The Jackson County Pre-K Program is limited to a certain number of students. There will be a drawing in late spring to determine which students will be enrolled. Once the process is complete, all applicants will receive notification by mail. Open House will be announced at a later date. Five year old children are not eligible for the Jackson County Schools Pre-K Program and will only be considered for enrollment in Kindergarten.
Kindergarten Registration will be held on March 30 & 31. Please call 706-693-2246 to schedule an appointment.