News from Jacks Creek Elementary School

Winners of the recent Jacks Creek Elementary PTO Membership Drive are Jackson Graham - first, Caitlin Dickey - second and Raelynn Copeland - third place.

By: Becky Hartle

It was a wonderful week here at Jacks Creek Elementary School! Read on to hear what fun things we are learning about!
Kindergarten had a great week. We continued to work on sounds and blending words to read, sight words, counting to 50 without skipping any numbers and addition. Thanksgiving break will be November 25-27. Progress reports will be sent home November 19. 
First grade worked with fairy tales in reading. They enjoyed comparing and contrasting Cinderella, The Girl with the Red Slippers and Billy Peg. In math the boys and girls worked with two and three dimensional shapes. They learned about all of their attributes.
In second grade reading we continued to learn about westward expansion. We learned about the Trail of Tears, the Pony Express and the transcontinental railroad. We continued to learn reading skills focusing on long “oa” vowel sounds. In math we learned subtraction strategies to help us solve problems correctly and fluently. In social studies we learned about laws and voting. 
Third graders finished our unit on space and moved into a study on Native Americans. In math we continued to learn and practice multiplication facts as well as how to use properties to help solve unknown facts. After going on a trip around the world in social studies, we will return to our own country and begin learning more about the United States. These kids are amazing! We are so proud of them and enjoy having the opportunity to work with them each day! 
Our Farmer of the Week goes to Hannah Mitchell, whose favorite book is the Bible and whose favorite food is blueberries. We are proud to have this student shine brightly at our school! Our Staff Farmer of the Week goes to Jennifer Smith. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series, and her favorite food is pizza. We appreciate all that she does as our computer teacher.
As the temperature continues to fall, remember to label your child’s winter clothing items (jackets, coats, hats, etc.). We already have several jackets hanging on our lost and found rack. The Chester County School System is now recognized as a critical infrastructure. This policy now requires students third grade and above to wear masks.
Box Tops for Education: Box Tops are a super easy way to earn money for our school. Clip Box Tops or download the Box Tops for Education app. Scan your receipts to earn free money for our school! It is that easy!
Looking Ahead:
Nov. 19 – Progress Reports
Nov. 25-27 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 7-18 – CASE Assessment Window for K-third
Dec. 18 – Last Day of Second Nine Weeks/School Dismissed at 11 a.m.
Dec. 21-Jan. 4 – Christmas Break