Academic and Career Plan-8th grade Parents/Guardians

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Academic and Career Plan-8th grade Parents/Guardians

This spring, your 8th grade student worked on his or her high school four-year course plan in Naviance Student as part of the Academic and Career Plan (ACP). Other ACP plan lessons include:

  • results of the strengths and career surveys
  • goals
  • Resume Builder

You and your student can view the ACP in Naviance Student by either logging into your Blackboard Parent View account or by having your student log into his or her Blackboard account and then clicking on Naviance Student. Once in the Naviance Student account, click on the “about me” tab, scroll down, and click “portfolio”.

 

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpO0hnNyVVJw9gs1_s-6tOoc6zkVaDCUPu3e6ORbxBY8UJZw/viewform?usp=sf_link or this Google form to complete the verification form. The completion of this form will serve as your signature. This must be completed by Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 

 

For more information about your child’s ACP, visit https://www.fcps.edu/academics/graduation-requirements-and-course-planning/ or the ACP website.

 

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Volunteers needed, summer programs still available

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Help needed with Food For Neighbors Red Bag Program

Luther Jackson Middle School has started a Weekend Snack Program and family food pantry. We have partnered with Food for Neighbors to help feed our local students who deal with food insecurity. Even in a county as wealthy as Fairfax, one in four kids in our area are struggling with hunger.

 

Food for Neighbors is a local organization addressing this problem by collecting food from our community via the Red Bag Program and donating directly to Jackson. Then the food will be distributed to our students on Friday afternoons.

 

We hope you will consider participating in the Red Bag food collection program. You can make a difference in a local student’s life by simply adding a few extra items to your shopping cart every 2 months.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Request a reusable Red Bag here and Food for Neighbors will drop it off at your house.
  2. Fill the Red Bag with food items that are listed on a tag on that bag.
  3. Put the Red Bag outside your front door in the morning on the next bag collection day, which is Saturday, September 7th. (Collection dates are also listed on the tag.) And don’t worry, they send reminders.

 

Your Red Bag is picked up from your house and the food is delivered to Jackson and then distributed to students in need through a Weekend Snack Program. As an added benefit, you can get a tax deduction for the food that you donate!

 

With your help, our local kids can be fed. For more information on the Red Bag program click here.

 

Other critical volunteer opportunities include Driving to pick up filled Red Bags and Sorting the donated food during the Red Bag Day events. Visit the FFN FAQ page to find out more about and to sign up to volunteer in these 2 very important roles.

 

If you’re already participating in the Red Bag Program, THANK YOU! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Angela Niblett (school social worker) acniblett@fcps.edu or Karen Joseph  karen@foodforneighbors.org

 

Thanks for helping us provide food to students who need that extra support!

Summer Transition Programs still open

It is NOT TOO LATE to sign your student up for either "How to Survive MS" (rising 7th grade transition program) or "Jaguar Jumpstart" (rising 9th grade transition program at Falls Church HS)... click on the link below to register today!

SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION PAGE

 

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Survey about after school programs

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ASP Survey Window Open

Parents,

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.   This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal  Approval  Number 19225.

Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLDCGM2

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New Principal Announced at LJMS

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Luther Jackson MS Welcomes Principal Mike Magliola

Mr. Magliola is currently an assistant principal at the Winston Churchill International Baccalaureate Middle School in the San Juan Unified School District in California where he has been helping to lead the school since 2016.   In addition to his experience at Winston Churchill Middle School, he honed his administrative skills as an ESY principal in both the San Juan Unified School District, as well as the Palo Alto Unified School District.  Prior to his work as an administrator, he worked as a resource specialist teacher, co-teacher and coach in the San Juan Unified and Palo Alto School Districts in California with a focus on curriculum development, instructional strategies, and special education.  Mr. Magliola has been an educator since 2004. 

 

Mr. Magliola will begin in FCPS on July 10th and plans to schedule several parent coffees over the summer in late July and early August.  Confirmed dates will be communicated shortly after July 10th. He is looking forward to meeting with parents in the community.

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G Suite for Education Summer Access

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G Suite for Education Summer Access

G Suite for Education is available to students over the summer. All files created by, or shared with, students will continue to be available to them. Explore what your student is working on in G Suite for Education by having your student log in to his or her FCPS G Suite for Education account at home. Your student will use his or her network login credentials to access G Suite for Education. Students have the ability to reset their password using the Account Recovery service, even over the summer. However, recovery options must be set up in advance. Your student can set up those options by logging into the FCPS Account Manager. Summer is also the perfect time to revisit the rules in your household for technology and media use, and set clear expectations for your child. The FCPS Digital Citizenship website has Device Contracts and Family Media Agreements that can help you guide family conversations. There is also a free online Digital Citizenship course available for parents and their children to work through together. More information on G Suite for Education can be found on the FCPS Website.

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New Principal Announced!

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New Principal Announced for LJMS

The Region 2 Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Magliola has been named the new principal of Luther Jackson Middle School.  His official start date will be July 10, 2019.

Mr. Magliola is currently an assistant principal at the Winston Churchill International Baccalaureate Middle School in the San Juan Unified School District in California where he has been helping to lead the school since 2016.   In addition to his experience at Winston Churchill Middle School, he honed his administrative skills as an ESY principal in both the San Juan Unified School District, as well as the Palo Alto Unified School District.  Prior to his work as an administrator, he worked as a resource specialist teacher, co-teacher and coach in the San Juan Unified and Palo Alto School Districts in California with a focus on curriculum development, instructional strategies, and special education.  Mr. Magliola has been an educator since 2004. 

Mr. Magliola brings many years of experience and knowledge in the areas of instructional leadership, staff professional development, ELL program support, PBIS, and collaboration. Mr. Magliola has a wealth of experience in getting academic results in schools with high levels of poverty; therefore, raising the academic bar for all students. He believes strongly in transparency, effective communication, and building partnerships with the community he serves; he understands the importance of building consensus across multiple levels in order to achieve school-wide and district-wide goals.  Mr. Magliola’s excellent communication skills and inclusive approach will be assets to the Jackson community.

Mr. Magliola holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, as well as a Master's Degree in Education from the California State University, Sacramento. He has also attained multiple endorsements in Educational Administration & Leadership and Autism.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Magliola as the new principal of Luther Jackson Middle School.

Fabio Zuluaga, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent, Region 2

 

PTA to Host Meet and Greet

Parents and staff: please join us at 2:30pm TODAY (Wednesday, June 5th) in the cafeteria for a chance to meet our new principal.

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News from LJMS

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Schedule for Last Day of School

Information for the last day of school (Thursday, June 13th) schedule has been updated on the standard school year calendar posted online – (https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2018-19-standard-school-year-calendar)

We will operate on the "3 Hour Early Release" Schedule:

PERIOD

TIME

Announcements

P2 Lessons

7:20 - 7:30

1

7:30 – 7:50

2

7:55 - 8:15

3

8:20 - 8:40

5

8:45 - 9:05

7

9:10 - 9:30

8

9:35 - 9:55

6/Lunch

10:00 - 11:15

*LUNCH SCHEDULE

Period

10:00 – 10:15

(15 Minutes)

10:20 – 10:35

(15 Minutes)

10:40 – 10:55

(20 Minutes)

11:00 – 11:15

(15 Minutes)

6 A

Lunch

Class

Class Class

6 B

Class

Lunch

Class

Class

6 C

Class

Class

Lunch

Class

6 D

Class

Class Class

Lunch

A,B,C Lunch students will dismiss to the buses from 6th period.

D Lunch will dismiss to the buses from the cafeteria.

 

Volunteer and Donation Needs for 8th Grade Semi-Formal

The Luther Jackson Middle School SCA is busy planning the 8th Grade Party.  They are planning a fun-filled dance celebration to be held on Friday, June 7 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the school gym. All 8th grade students are invited to attend this “Dancing With the Stars” Hollywood and celebrity-themed social event. In order to keep the cost of the event low for students, the SCA has reached out to the PTA for the following:

1) Donations.  Any money received will be used to help offset the cost of pizza, party rentals (snow cone machine, etc.), DJ, and decorations.  Cash or checks (made payable to “LJMS” with “SCA Dance” in the memo line) can be delivered to Mrs. Maggee Albertson in the office by Monday June 3rd.  

2) Volunteers.  Many volunteers are needed to sell tickets, setup and decorate, and chaperone the party,  If you can donate some time, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845aaae23a1fe3-8thgrade1

  3) Snacks, candy, drinks, paper products, and Wal-mart gift cards to help purchase any items still missing.  If you can donate an item, please sign-up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845aaae23a1fe3-8thgrade

4) Other ways to get involved.  If you would like to help the SCA plan for or know of anyone who would like to help with creating decorations for the dance, please let us know!  In addition, if you know of anyone who has life-size cardboard cutouts of celebrities (such as characters from Harry Potter, the Avengers, etc.) please ask if they would be interested in letting us borrow them for the dance. We’re hoping to provide students with multiple opportunities to take photos so they can remember this night!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email Holly Dubbeling at ptaljms@gmail.com

LJMS Book Drive Happening Now

Help us to fight the "Summer Slide" by supporting our 3rd Annual Book Drive!  Donate gently used middle school appropriate books of various reading levels.  The sill be distributed to our rising 8th graders during the last week of school.  You can drop off books in the Main Office, or ask your students to bring them to Room 414A.  We will collect books through Tuesday, June 11th.

Email Rosanne Tempesta at rftempesta@fcps.edu with any questions.

Athletics information for future Oakton High School Cougars

Calling any rising Oakton High School freshman interested in Cheerleading. Come to the interest meeting on June 5th at 6:30pm at Oakton High School Room 174. Come hear about a great way to be involved at Oakton! Parents and rising freshman are invited. 

 

Oakton HS Football is having a Parent Only Meeting for interested players including Rising 9th graders. Please send one parent to the meeting on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 PM in the school Library. 

Players do NOT need to attend.

 

Space Available in C.O.R.E. Tennis Camp this Summer

This tennis camp is great for beginner and intermediate players wanting to learn, develop skills and have FUN! We have designed the camp to cover the basic skills forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overheads. Additionally, we play games, introduce match play, and team competition. All equipment is scaled to the size and ability level of the player.  Our small student/coach ratio guarantees personalized attention. Camp is instructed and supervised by USPTA and USPTR certified coaches.

Click here to see the registration form for more details!

 

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After School ending, Summer Programs, Rising 9th Grade Night @ Falls Church HS, and more...

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS END THURSDAY, MAY 30th

The last day for late buses this year is Thursday, May 30th, so all after school activities will end that day.  Any students needing to make up work or get extra help should make an appointment with a specific teacher, and plan to get picked up by a parent when they are finished working with that teacher.  We won't have any staff here to supervise students outside of those individual appointments.

 

8th GRADE SEMI-FORMAL... HELP NEEDED!

As we get ready to wind down the school year, it is time to celebrate our 8th graders. Their semi-formal dance is on Friday, June 7th. In order to make the dance as memorable as possible, but also as affordable as possible, we are working with the PTA to collect donations for food and paper products.

We have a link to a sign up genius here:  CLICK HERE TO DONATE to sign up for donations. We are also looking for volunteers to help with selling tickets, as well as for chaperoning and setting up the dance. The link for volunteering is here: CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER.

Thank you in advance to all of you who can help out!

  SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN SUMMER PROGRAMS!!

You can still sign up for some of our fantastic summer program opportunities, including the new "Summer Bridge Program" as well as "TJ Prep Camp"... see details below!

TJ PREP CAMP

Dates:  Session 1-- July 15-19     Session 2-- July 22-26

Times:  8:00am-3:00pm

Location: Luther Jackson MS

Eligibility: must have completed or be enrolled in Algebra I or above and be a rising 8th grade student.

Cost:  $300 (checks and cash accepted; make payable to Luther Jackson PTA)

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

TJ Prep Camp will focus on test-related mathematical and verbal reasoning, essay writing and study strategies. Students will practice skills through group work, interactive instruction, and participation in web casts. There will be 20 hours of mathematical preparation and 20 hours of verbal reasoning, essay writing and study strategies preparation. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation are provided.

 

SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM

Dates:  July 8-26

Times:  8:00am-3:30pm

Location: Luther Jackson MS

Eligibility: any rising 7th, 8th or 9th grader who attended LJ this year (2018-19), or will attend LJ next year (2019-20)

Cost:  Tuition Free ($20 supply fee for specific afternoon electives)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

NEW this summer… fight off the summer academic “slide” with this engaging new program that gives middle school students a chance to review and/or enrich the math and English skills they learned during the school year and also try a fun new enrichment activity in the afternoon.  Rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will work with current Jackson MS teachers on academics in the morning, and then choose from a selection of week-long afternoon electives like: Algebra Boot Camp, Lego STEM Lab, Master Chef Cooking, Multicultural Art, Computer Science/Coding, CORE Tennis, Creative Writing, or Team Sports.  Register Now!

 

JAGUAR JUMPSTART

Dates:  July 30-Aug 1

Times:  8:00am-2:30pm

Location: Falls Church HS

Eligibility: rising 9th Graders who will attend FCHS next year

Cost:  $10

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Are you going to Falls Church High School next year?! This is your opportunity to get a jump-start on what it means to go to high school. Come and get to know the school building, teachers and hang out with other students who will also be joining the jaguar community this August. There is lots of fun to be had and great opportunities to get ahead of the game and feel prepared for your first few days of high school.

 

FALLS CHURCH HS RISING 9th GRADE NIGHT

FCHS Rising 9th grader Night is Monday, June 3rd (there is a general information session, an opportunity to get a sports physical, and meet the FCHS  coaches).   Check out the attached flyers for more information!

 

Noche informativa para los estudiantes nuevos de 90 de Falls Church High School  “Jaguars”  sera el Lunes 3 de Junio 

(Habrá  una sesión  de información general, oportunidad para obtener examen físico para deportes y podrán conocer los entrenadores de FCHS). Echa un vistazo a los folletos adjuntos para más información!

 

 

Important PTA message

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Required Position still vacant on the 2019-2020 LJMS PTA Board

The LJMS PTA is still seeking a Secretary and Treasurer for the next school year.  According to the Fairfax County PTA, we cannot have a PTA without a Treasurer.   The Secretary is apparently not a required position but having a Secretary in place will take a lot of the duties off of other Board members.

Mahesh Patil and Barbara Hamill were elected to the positions of PTA President and PTA Vice-President, respectively.  They have both had prior experience in a PTA Presidency role, Barbara's at LJMS a couple of years ago, and Barbara is returning for a second year as PTA Vice-President.  Not only will you have experienced people on the Board with you next year, you will have access to the outgoing Secretary and Treasurer to help transition the materials and processes to you before the school year kicks off.   Please note that parents of rising 7th graders are welcomed to serve as officers in the PTA.  It is a great way to meet people and get involved as a new parent at the school.  

The PTA also seeks a Staff Appreciation Chairperson.  Our other key Chairpersons (Spirit Wear, Restaurant Night, and Communications) have agreed to return next year so you will be joining a solid team of volunteers to get the school year off to a good start.  

We need to submit our new list of officers to the Virginia PTA by June 15th so please, reach out to anyone you know who will have a child at LJMS next year and would be a potentially good fit for one of these positions or consider volunteering yourself.  If you have any questions or leads, or are interested in one of these roles, please contact Holly Dubbeling at ptaljms@gmail.com and help us build on a great year.

 

Volunteer and Donation Needs for 8th Grade Party 

The Luther Jackson Middle School SCA is busy planning the 8th Grade Party.  They are planning a fun-filled dance celebration to be held on Friday, June 7 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the school gym. All 8th grade students are invited to attend this “Dancing With the Stars” Hollywood and celebrity-themed social event. In order to keep the cost of the event low for students, the SCA has reached out to the PTA for the following:

1) Donations.  Any money received will be used to help offset the cost of pizza, party rentals (snow cone machine, etc.), DJ, and decorations.  Cash or checks (made payable to “LJMS” with “SCA Dance” in the memo line) can be delivered to Mrs. Maggee Albertson in the office by Friday, May 24th

2) Volunteers.  Many volunteers are needed to sell tickets, setup and decorate, and chaperone the party,  If you can donate some time, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845aaae23a1fe3-8thgrade1

3) Snacks, candy, drinks, paper products, and Wal-mart gift cards to help purchase any items still missing.  If you can donate an item, please sign-up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0845aaae23a1fe3-8thgrade

4) Other ways to get involved.  If you would like to help the SCA plan for or know of anyone who would like to help with creating decorations for the dance, please let us know!  In addition, if you know of anyone who has life-size cardboard cutouts of celebrities (such as characters from Harry Potter, the Avengers, etc.), please ask if they would be interested in letting us borrow them for the dance. We’re hoping to provide students with multiple opportunities to take photos so they can remember this night!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email Holly Dubbeling at ptaljms@gmail.com

Lunch Incident today

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Parents,

Today at approximately 10:45 AM during our first lunch shift, a student used the microwave in the cafeteria to warm up a sandwich that caught on fire.  The sandwich was wrapped in tin foil and in a paper bag causing it to catch on fire.  Within seconds, the fire was immediately put out with a fire extinguisher and students present in the cafeteria were evacuated to the courtyard.  Once the microwave was taken out and the cafeteria windows were opened up to ventilate the cafeteria, all the smoke dissipated. Students were allowed to re-enter at that time and resume their lunch.  The fire department was also notified immediately and they came out for inspection.  

 

Rohini Tohan
Acting Principal
Luther Jackson Middle School
(703) 204-8150
rstohan@fcps.edu 


 

 

Important info for LJ 8th Graders!

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Jackson Journal Shout-outs

Parents of 8th grader: Want to send your rising high schooler a positive message as they finish the year? Send a shout out to your student or the 8th grade class of 2019 in The Jackson Journal, LJ’s school newspaper. Send any notes to Ms. Lawrence at Brlawrence@fcps.edu or Ms. Betten at Jlbetten@fcps.edu by May 30th.  Feel free to email with any questions!

 

Jaguar Jumpstart

Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2019 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Falls Church High School

Eligibility: rising 9th graders

Cost: $10

Are you going to Falls Church High School next year?! This is your opportunity to get a jump-start on what it means to go to high school. Come and get to know the school, teachers and hang out with other students who will also be joining the jaguar community this August. There is lots of fun to be had and great opportunities to get ahead of the game and feel prepared for your first few days of high school.

We provide: transportation, breakfast and lunch, as well as an official Falls Church Jaguars t-shirt!

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

**Payment information/instructions will be emailed upon completion of the online registration form.**

 

Falls Church High School Sports Physical Night

On Monday, June 3rd from 5:30-8:00pm, rising 9th graders who will attend Falls Church HS in the fall, and who plan to play a sport can take care of the required sports physical, as well as meet the coaches of all of the Jaguar varsity, JV, and freshman teams.  Lots of other important info about Falls Church HS will be shared.  More details are coming soon... in the meantime, check out the FCHS Athletics website or call the Athletic Office (703-207-4025) with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luther Jackson MS Principal Search

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Dear Jackson Middle School Parents and Community Members,

We continue the search for a new principal for Jackson Middle School. An important step in this procedure
is to obtain written input from you. We have extended the time to provide feedback. We invite you to offer your individual, written input (preferably via email) regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Jackson Middle. You might also speak to any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address. Your input is confidential. We welcome your input now, upon receipt of this letter, and are hopeful that many of you will share your thoughts. You can provide this feedback in Spanish or another language. Please e-mail your ideas to APMcGeehan@fcps.edu or mail your suggestions to Adam McGeehan in Human Resources, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042-1203 by Monday, May 6. Suggestions for input are located below.

I look forward to working closely with the Jackson Middle School staff, parents, and community members during the principal selection process.

Sincerely,

Fabio Zuluaga, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Region 2

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LUTHER JACKSON MS PRINCIPAL SELECTION PROCESS

INPUT SUGGESTIONS:

Fairfax County Public Schools mission is to provide creative, knowledgeable, and talented leadership to ensure student success. To determine the best match for the leadership needs at your school, parent and staff perspectives will be used to screen candidate resumes and develop interview questions. Please provide input detailing the skills, experiences, and leadership characteristics needed at your school. Include challenges and issues that the new principal will need to address. Principal professional skills include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources, organizational management, and communication and community relations.

Please e-mail your input to APMcGeehan@fcps.edu

or send to:

Adam McGeehan
Fairfax County Public Schools
8115 Gatehouse Road
Suite 1114
Falls Church, Virginia 22042-1203

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Apreciados Padres de Familia y Miembros de la Comunidad de la Escuela Luther Jackson,


Continuamos la búsqueda de la nueva director para Jackson Middle school. Un componente crítico en este proceso es que nos exprese su punto de vista. Hemos extendido el tiempo para que usted comparta sus ideas con nosotros. Le invitamos a que nos manifieste por escrito (preferiblemente por correo electrónico) las habilidades, la experiencia y las características de liderazgo que usted cree necesarias en un director para la Escuela Jackson. También puede indicarnos cualquier reto o problema que el nuevo director(a) deba resolver. Sus observaciones son confidenciales y no se discutirán en la reunión. Si se siente más cómodo escribiendo lo que usted piensa en su idioma nativo, por favor no dude en hacerlo. Agradecemos sus comentarios una vez que hayan recibido esta carta y esperamos saber lo que muchos de ustedes piensan y quieran compartir con nosotros. Por favor, envíe sus comentarios a Adam McGeehan a: APMcGeehan@fcps.edu o envíen sus sugerencias por correo regular a Carolyn Haydon en Recursos Humanos, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042-1203, no más tarde del Lunes 6 de Mayo. Incluimos en esta carta algunas sugerencias de comentarios.

Espero con gran interés trabajar muy de cerca con el personal, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad de la Escuela Jackson durante este proceso de selección de director(a).

Atentamente,


Fabio Zuluaga, Ed. D.

Asistente del Superintendente, Region 2

 

ESCUELAS PÚBLICAS DEL CONDADO DE FAIRFAX
PROCESO DE SELECCION DE UN DIRECTOR(a)
SUGERENCIAS DE COMENTARIOS

La misión de Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax es proporcionar creatividad, conocimiento y talento de liderazgo para asegurar el éxito de los estudiantes. Para determinar cuál será la mejor opción de liderazgo para su escuela, las perspectivas de los padres y el personal se utilizaran en la selección de los resumes de los candidatos y en el desarrollo las preguntas para la entrevista. Por favor indique detalladamente las habilidades, experiencias y características de liderazgo necesarias en su escuela. Incluya desafíos o problemas que su director nuevo deberá resolver. Las habilidades profesionales de un director incluyen planificación y evolución, liderazgo de enseñanza, seguridad y manejo organizacional, comunicación y relaciones con la comunidad.

Por favor, envíe sus comentarios al correo electrónico de Adam McGeehan a APMcGeehan@fcps.edu o envíen sus sugerencias por correo regular a:

Adam McGeehan
Fairfax County Public Schools
8115 Gatehouse Road
Suite 1114
Falls Church, Virginia 22042-1203

 

LJMS News and Updates

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Jackson Journal Shout Outs

Parents of 8th graders: Want to send your rising high schooler a positive message as they finish the year? Send a shout out to your student or the 8th grade class of 2019 in The Jackson Journal, LJ’s school newspaper. Send any notes to Ms. Lawrence at Brlawrence@fcps.edu or Ms. Betten at Jlbetten@fcps.edu by May 30th.  Feel free to email with any questions!

Food For Neighbors MAY 4th Red Bag Sorting Event - Falls Church

Our first Red Bag event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th.

We need volunteers for setup, sorting, delivery and cleanup on May 4th. Please sign up to let us know if we can count on your help that morning!

OUR COLLECTION WILL BE HELD AT LUTHER JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL located at 3020 GALLOWS ROAD IN FALLS CHURCH, VA

Please park on the side of LJMS and enter through the side of the building. We will be sorting food in the area right inside DOOR 6.

We appreciate you helping us sort and organize donated food that will feed local teens struggling with hunger in our community. Please use the link below to sign up. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45AFAC29A5FC1-food8

Tickets are now on sale for Hairspray, the spring musical presented by the LJMS Drama Department. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Box office opens 90 minutes before show time. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

Advance tickets may be purchased from iTickets.com for $6 and will also be available in the Cafeteria during lunches and at the door for $7.

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
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New Program for students attending Falls Church HS next year!

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Parents,

Do you remember how beneficial it was for your rising 7th grader to attend "How to Survive Middle School" over the summer to help alleviate some of those "new school" anxieties?  Starting this summer, we are sponsoring a new event for RISING 9TH GRADERS who are leaving LJMS to attend Falls Church High School in the fall:

JAGUAR JUMPSTART

Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2019 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Falls Church High School

Eligibility: rising 9th graders

Cost: $10

Are you going to Falls Church High School next year?! This is your opportunity to get a jump-start on what it means to go to high school. Come and get to know the school, teachers and hang out with other students who will also be joining the jaguar community this August. There is lots of fun to be had and great opportunities to get ahead of the game and feel prepared for your first few days of high school.

We provide: transportation, breakfast and lunch, as well as an official Falls Church Jaguars t-shirt!

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

**Payment information/instructions will be emailed upon completion of the online registration form.**

Volunteers Needed for Tomorrow

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We need front office assistance on Thursday April 25 as we treat our office assistants to lunch for Administrative Professionals Week. We are looking for 2-4 people to answer phones and greet visitors from 11-1pm. We've split the time into two shifts (11:00 - 12:00 and 12:00 - 1:00) but feel free to sign up for both if your schedule allows it. Thank you!

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4eaaa92ba1f49-front

 

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
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Reminder: Community Meeting for Principal Selection Process

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Dear Jackson Middle School Parents and Community Members,

This is a reminder that the county is beginning the search for a new principal for Jackson Middle.  An important step in this procedure is to inform parents and community members about the principal selection process.  Therefore, all Jackson Middle School parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend an important meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Middle School.  

Another critical component to the process is your written input.  You are invited to offer your individual, written input (preferably via email) regarding the skills, experience, and leadership characteristics needed for Jackson Middle.  You might also speak to any challenges or issues that a new principal will need to address.  Input is confidential and will not be discussed at the meeting.  Please e-mail your ideas to APMcGeehan@fcps.edu or mail your suggestions to Adam McGeehan in Human Resources, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA   22042-1203 by Friday, April 26th.  

Thank you!

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
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LJMS Summer Programs

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Summer Program Registration NOW AVAILABLE

 

Program Descriptions

Jackson “Summer Bridge” Program

Dates: July 8-July 26, 2019

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School

Eligibility: Any student in 7th or 8th grade at LJMS during the 2018-19 School Year

Cost: Tuition Free! (Activity fee of $20 for Cooking and Art Elective)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

NEW this summer… fight off the summer academic “slide” with this engaging new program that gives middle school students a chance to review the math and English skills they learned during the school year and also try a fun new enrichment activity in the afternoon.  7th and 8th grade students will work with current Jackson MS teachers on academics in the morning, and then choose from a selection of week-long afternoon electives like: Algebra Boot Camp, Lego STEM Lab, LJ’s Top Chef, Multicultural Art, CORE Tennis, Creative Writing, or Team Sports.  Space is limited, so register now!

 

TJ PREP CAMP

Dates: Session 1:     July 15-19, 2019

             Session 2:     July 22-26, 2019

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School

Eligibility: must have completed or be enrolled in Algebra I or above and be a rising 8th grade student.

Cost: $300 (Checks and Cash accepted; made payable to Luther Jackson PTA)

(DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE)

TJ Prep Camp will focus on test-related mathematical and verbal reasoning, essay writing and study strategies. Students will practice skills through group work, interactive instruction, and participation in web casts. There will be 20 hours of mathematical preparation and 20 hours of verbal reasoning, essay writing and study strategies preparation. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation are provided.

 

 

HOW TO SURVIVE (and thrive in) MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dates: July 29 – August 2, 2019

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Luther Jackson Middle School

Eligibility: rising 7th graders (Jackson MS students only)

Cost: $100

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Are you a rising 7th grader who will attend Luther Jackson in the fall?  This is your chance to get this middle school thing figured out early!  Come and meet students from other elementary schools who will come together here at Jackson as 7th graders, learn your way around the building, get to know some fantastic Jackson teachers, and have a great time!  In addition to the morning HTSMS curriculum, students will get to pick from some exciting electives in the afternoon like sports, art, technology and more! **Payment information/instructions will be emailed upon completion of the online registration form.**

 

VIP CAMP (Holmes, Glasgow, Kilmer, Jackson, Thoreau, Poe)

Dates: July 1, 2017-August 1, 2019 (campers are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks)

Times: 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Holmes Middle School

Cost: $50 plus some field trip fees

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders.  Our camp will be a combination of students from the following middle schools: Kilmer, Glasgow, Holmes, Jackson, Poe, and Thoreau.  Bus transportation will be provided from various pick-up locations which will be communicated in June prior to the start of camp. 

There is a $50 registration fee.  We will take weekly field trips and pricing information for that will be released after we have notified students of acceptance.  Students who do not attend the field trips will not need to pay the field trip fees, but will need to stay home from camp that day as all of our staff will attend the trip.  Students will also have the option of choosing which trips to attend. 

The staff is led by your local After-School Specialists and trained DNCS staff.   Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and exploring concepts in science and technology.

Registration:  Begins on Monday, April 8th, and will close on Friday, April 26th.  All registration fees are due by Friday, April 19th.  Non-paid registrations will be removed from the list and placed on our waitlist at that time.  You can expect to receive notice of acceptance or waitlist status soon after registration closes in April. 

 

JAGUAR JUMPSTART

Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2019

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Falls Church High School

Eligibility: rising 9th graders

Cost: $10

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Are you going to Falls Church High School next year?! This is your opportunity to get a jump-start on what it means to go to high school. Come and get to know the school and some teachers and hang out with other students who will also be joining the Jaguar community this August. There is lots of fun to be had and great opportunities to get ahead of the game and feel prepared for your first few days of high school.

 

**Payment information/instructions will be emailed upon completion of the online registration form.**

 

For more information about summer programs for LJMS students, contact:

Matt Hoffert, After School Program Specialist

mdhoffert@fcps.edu

 

 

LJMS News

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Spring Break - Offices Closed  Offices will be closed over Spring Break. If you have registration questions please call (703) 204-8122.

We hope everyone has a relaxing and restful Spring Break. See you on April 22nd! 

Hairspray is coming soon! Buy your tickets now. Only $6 online now. Tickets will also be on sale during lunches after spring break for $6 & at the door for $7.

 

Tickets are now available online for Hairspray by using this link:

https://www.itickets.com/events/421997.html

 

What We Do

Food for Neighbors is a non-profit organization partnering with your school to help feed students who struggle with hunger after school, on weekends, and during school holidays. We provide local middle and high schools with individual meals and snack items to distribute during these times when students might otherwise go hungry.

Get Involved

All people of all ages are encouraged to volunteer! Businesses, families, and students can lend a helping hand. There are many simple ways to get involved.

  • Fill a Red Bag of food every two months
  • Volunteer to sort the food
  • Drive to pick up Red Bags
  • Organize a food drive
  • Contact your company about sponsorship

These are all great ways for students to earn service hours and give back to the community.

Contact Angela Niblett acniblett@fcps.edu  and learn more by going to www.foodforneighbors.org.

Volunteers Needed

We currently need more Drivers in your area to help pick up the Red Bags once every 2 months. If you can help with this 2 hour commitment on a Saturday morning every other month then please sign up here and select “Driving”: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/get-involved/volunteer/

We also need help on the same morning Sorting the food that is collected. If you’d like to volunteer to help with that, then please sign up by using the same link but select “Sorting”.

Thanks for helping us provide food to students who need that extra support!

ViVa! Vienna! Essay Contest - $750 in prizes to be awarded 1st prize - $450 2nd prize - $200 3rd prize - $100 

This contest is open to 7th and 8th grade students in Vienna area middle schools

Deadline for submissions is April 22

Essay topic:

ViVa! Vienna! is a fun event that you enjoy with your friends every year. But did you know that the money raised by the Vienna Rotary Club during ViVa! Vienna! is donated to many non-profit organizations in our community and around the world, to support the important work that they do? Write an essay on the topic of “service to others”.

Format: 500 words minimum, Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced

Please submit a typed copy of your essay as an attachment to an email sent to: ViennaRotaryClubContests@gmail.com no later than April 22, 2019. Include the subject line “ViVa! Vienna! Essay Competition”. Be sure to include your name, email and phone number with your entry. The entries will be judged by a committee of members of the Rotary Club of Vienna.

The contest winners will be notified no later than May 15.

The first-prize winner of this contest will read the essay and receive the $450 prize at the ViVa! Vienna! Memorial Day Festival on the Vienna Town Green on Monday, May 27.

Shellie Abel

Chair, New Generations

Rotary Club of Vienna

ViennaRotaryClubContests@gmail.com

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Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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