After School Program Update

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM UPDATE After-School Starts September 23, full schedule on September 30

Late buses for the 2019-20 school year will start on Monday, September 23rd.  The week of September 23-26 is for academic work with teachers, as well as fall play auditions and a few specific club interest meetings.  The full schedule of after school clubs and activities will then begin on Monday, September 30th.

A signup form for the week of September 23-26 is available on the After School Website now.  Please keep in mind that students planning to stay to work with a teacher must make an appointment with that individual teacher ahead of time.  Students planning to ride the late bus home should also sign up for a B session study hall option.

Signups for the month of October will be available on that same site starting on September 23rd.  The deadline for signing up for after-school is the END OF D-LUNCH (12:42pm) on the day your student wishes to stay after school.

Parents, this is a reminder that after-school programs end at 4:40pm.  If you plan to pick your student up at kiss-n-ride, you must be here by 4:45pm, or we will ask them to get on a late bus.

Clubs to hold interest meetings September 23-26 Clubs to hold interest meetings September 23-26

The following clubs will have an interest meeting the week of September 23-26 during A session. Use the signup form on the after school website to let us know you plan to attend, and to sign up for a B session option.

Monday 9/23:  LJ Ambassadors (Cafeteria)

Wednesday 9/25:  Model UN (402), Student Council (310)

Thursday 9/26:  Technology Student Assoc. (418A), MathCounts (402)

Friday 9/27:  NO LATE BUSES

The following clubs will have an interest meeting the wee

Fall Play Auditions next week

Auditions for the fall play, A Night of One Acts, will happen on Monday, September 23rd and Thursday, September 26th during A and B sessions.  Plan to ride the late bus home, or get picked up by 4:45 pm.  See Ms. Stacey in room 419 for a specific audition schedule, and be sure to sign up online if you plan to participate.  Email Ms. Stacey with questions.

Fall Pep Rally THIS FRIDAY!

Our first school pep rally will be this Friday, September 20th, during Advisory.  We are going to flip the schedule around that day:

The student schedule will be: 2, 8, 6, A/A. 

7th graders will attend the pep rally during the first advisory period, and 8th graders will attend during the 2nd advisory period.  We will have guest performances from the Falls Church HS cheerleaders and drum-line as well as a message from the Falls Church varsity football team.  Students should wear their red and black to school that day!

LJMS Tailgate at FCHS this Friday!

Friday, September 20th is "Middle School Night" at the Falls Church HS varsity football game.  We'll have a Luther Jackson tailgate on the tennis courts at FCHS starting at 5:30pm.  Bring your whole family to celebrate #jacksonpride with some food and tailgate games leading up to kickoff!

The LJ After Hours office is located in room 401. 

Questions?  Contact: Matt Hoffert, After School Program Specialist

Follow us on twitter @LJ__AfterHours

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Jackson Journal 9.15.19

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Message from Principal Magliola 

Dear Jackson Families,

Seeing you at Back To School Night this year has been a memorable highlight to the great start of this school year. I hope you had many opportunities to speak and connect with your child's teachers throughout the course of the evening. Our teachers took tremendous pride in making our phone call invitations, and having you in the building on Tuesday was an affirmation that we all have the same vision; to ensure our students have every support they possibly need to have success. Thank you to our volunteer translators and we look forward to seeing all of you throughout the year.

I apologize this Jackson Journal is getting to you a little later than in my previous editions. Beginning this evening, you can expect the Jackson Journal to be delivered on Sunday evenings between 8 to 8:30 pm in preparation for the coming events each week. Our goal is to keep you up to date with as relevant as possible information regarding academic and social events taking place at Jackson MS. Please make sure you read our full edition and see all of the wonderful events coming up. You will begin receiving updates from Mr. Hoffert regarding our LJMS After Hours program beginning at the end of September. As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. 

Finally, you may have heard our teachers share their "why" with you this week during your time in the building. In reflecting this week on my "why," the connections I have made with our students during classroom visits remind me that our commitment to building strong relationships is the key driver in our work and will lead to greater outcomes for our school. Our students present us with an incredible opportunity to ignite a lifetime of learning for each of them as they spend over 1000 hours with us each year. Now that we have taken our next steps in further establishing a culture of belonging at Jackson, we will guide our students in embracing that vision for themselves.

 

Sincerely,

Michael Magliola, Principal

 

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Important News & Information

Tiger Time Packet Forms - Due September 16: It’s not too late! Please return Tiger Time packet forms to the Main Office.  The forms below are due as soon as possible. Students will not be allowed to request a locker or go on field trips with the these forms.

  • Emergency Care Card
  • Health Information Form
  • After-School Form
  • SOL Retake Form 
  • Digital Citizenship Form

For the emergency care card, please take time to look over the card, make any necessary changes, sign the card and return it with your student to school. If there are no changes that need to be made, the card still needs to be signed and returned to school. Thank you for taking time to review and update this important information.

 

Science Olympiad Meeting 9/16 @ 7 pm

Science Olympiad is a national academic competition in multiple areas relating to Science. Teams of 15 students’ practice and learn with their partners for their 2 or 3 events they will compete in at regional and possibly state competition. 

For Luther Jackson’s Science Olympiad team, we are looking for 7th or 8th graders who:
 

  • enjoy science
  • work well with partners and teammates
  • are responsible
  • manage time well (schoolwork and extra curriculars)
  • have time to add 2 to 3 hours of Science Olympiad work per week to         his/her schedule
  • are available on Friday afternoons for practice
  • could use a little extra challenge above and beyond what they are             learning in the classroom

If you think your child would do well in a Science Olympiad setting, and would like more information about the team, please join us Monday, September 16th from 7-8pm in the Luther Jackson Cafeteria.

 

 

  CogAT Testing Window Opening 

The CogAT is a group-administered test that measures general intellectual ability. In Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the CogAT is used in grades 2-7 as a part of the screening process for Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services. Information from the assessment also may be considered when making instructional decisions for student differentiation needs, such as access to advanced mathematics coursework in elementary school and middle school.

In Grades 3-7, the CogAT can be administered to:

o Students who have no abilities test score on file

o Students whose parents/guardians elect to use their one-time retest option

If you are interested in your student taking the CogAT, please contact your student’s school counselor by September 23.

 

Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) - Signature Sheet Required

All students received a copy of the Fairfax County Public Schools Student Rights & Responsibilities booklet on Tuesday, 9/3, during their 5th period.  Please complete the signature sheet at the front of the booklet and have your student return it to their 5th period teacher next week.  

  LJMS is going to SPAIN! Want to Come?

Please come join us on 9/19 at 5:30 in our library to get information about our upcoming trip to Spain.  LJ has traveled with EF Tours to Ireland and Costa Rica and are super excited about our next adventure. 

 

Free and Reduced Price Meals Application

Did you know that free and reduced price meal application forms need to be completed EVERY year? We encourage you to apply online using this link. Applications are also available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog, French, and Vietnamese. To change the language of the application click on the Language link in the top right of the screen. For more information, please click here.

 

Every Day Counts! Absences Add Up

FCPS is looking forward to a great school year! Regular attendance is essential for students to form positive peer and adult relationships and to learn. In fact, when students miss significant amounts of instructional time, they tend to lose momentum academically.

We do monitor each child’s attendance daily and will contact a parent if a child does not arrive at school or class as expected. Of course, there are times that students may have health or other concerns that may prevent them from being present. Please call the attendance line at 703-204-8282, for Spanish press 2. You can also report an absence by using this online form or emailing the attendance office at LutherJacksonMiddle.Attendance@fcps.edu 

More information about FCPS’ attendance expectations is available online.

Important Dates

September 16th - Science Olympiad Parent Meeting

September 19th - EF Spain Trip Info Meeting

September 23rd - After School Programs Begin

PTA News and Updates 

Thanks so much to parents who were able to attend our first PTA meeting of the year! We’re excited to be able to continue to support our LJ Tigers and the teachers who give so much of their time and talents to make our school a success! If you’d like to join PTA or if you’d like to make a Top Tiger donation to help support our many programs, you still can. Please visit https://ljmspta.org. Questions, ideas or comments, please email president@ljmspta.org

  Spirit Wear

CORRECTION: The FREE fall shipping period for the new Luther Jackson spirit wear runs until September 23. You may purchase spirit wear online throughout the year, but the special free shipping period ends Monday, September 23. Please email spiritwear@ljmspta.org if you have any questions.

 

Enter the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Competition

Calling all Artists - explore the arts and express your creativity through literature, film, music, dance, photography, or visual arts. Pick up an official rules guide and entry form in the library. The theme for this year is LOOK WITHIN. Submissions are due by Monday, October 21, and there will be a celebration for all participants on Monday, November 18.

 

See the GREAT @ Jackson!

We have some awesome images from Padres en Accion, Learning Innovation Team Training, BTSN, PTA, Heritage Advisory Activity, and other photo ops. Take a look!

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Lockdown Drills & Other Safety Announcements

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     Practice Safety Drills at LJMS

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Every school facility in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, such as fire and tornadoes, and we practice these drills regularly. Currently, we participate in a fire drill once a week within the first twenty instructional days of the new school year and once a month thereafter. We also participate in a tornado drill in March. Additionally, all Fairfax County Public Schools participate in a drill called a lockdown drill.

The purpose of this drill is to practice our procedures in the event of an actual emergency and typically lasts no longer than 10 minutes. Clear announcements and communications will go out within the school building during the drill.  Here is a general overview of our Lockdown Drill Procedures:

 

● All areas in the building must be secured 

● Teachers must remain in place with students 

● Once the announcement has been made, staff will scan the halls and gather students into their classrooms. 

● Classroom doors must be locked, windows covered, blinds closed, and lights off. 

● Staff and students will move away from doors and windows, sit on the floor, and remain quiet. 

 

Please know that we will be conducting the first of our mandatory Lockdown drills on September 12, 2019 at 1 PM. The second one is scheduled for September 26, 2019 at 1PM.

 

Thank you,

 

Michael Magliola, Principal

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After-School and Student Activities Information

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Late buses start Monday, Sept 23rd

After School Programs are set to begin in just a few weeks, with late buses for academic work with teachers beginning on Monday, September 23rd, and the full schedule of clubs, activities and sports beginning on September 30th.  Check out the LJ After Hours website for details and a full schedule.

This year, thanks to some extra funding from the school board, we have late buses FOUR days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Students will need to sign up ahead of time (online) for clubs, activities, sports, and study halls, and need to sign up with their individual teachers to stay for extra help.  Keep in mind, if a student plans to stay with a teacher, they still need to sign up online for a B session activity if they plan to ride the late bus home.

Free healthy snacks are provided every day, and the list of activities will likely change a little each quarter, depending on the activities being offered by teachers.  Contact Mr. Hoffert, After School Program Specialist, for more information.  Follow us on twitter for updates! @LJ_AfterHours

Youth Cheer Clinic- Saturday, September 14th

Students in 1st-8th grade are invited to attend the Falls Church HS Cheer Clinic this Saturday, September 14th, from 9:00am-12:30pm at the high school.  The cost is $40 and includes a bow and a t-shirt.  The registration form can be found HERE... contact Coach Zee Herb for more information 

Middle School Night at FCHS Football- Friday, September 20th

Parents and Students, join us at the Falls Church HS football game vs. Annandale on Friday, September 20th for Middle School Night!  We'll have a Luther Jackson tailgate party on the tennis courts at FCHS starting at 5:30pm, where you can play tailgate games, buy some pizza ($1/slice), and get your ticket for the game.  Kickoff is 7:00pm, and we'll cheer on the Jaguars as they take on the Annandale Atoms.  Come join us for a fun night of football and Luther Jackson Pride!

Falls Church Homecoming Parade- Friday, October 25th

Once again this year, we're planning for a Luther Jackson entry in the Falls Church High School Homecoming Parade, helping to celebrate the 75th year of FCHS!  We'd love to have a bunch of LJMS students, decked out in red and black, walking behind our truck in the parade while carrying the LJMS banner!  Jackson the Tiger will be there too!  Keep an eye out for details as we get closer to that date!

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PTA News and Other Information

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PTA News

Luther Jackson Spirit Wear

The FREE fall shipping period for the new Luther Jackson spirit wear has begun! Go to www.lutherjacksonspiritwear.com and check out the cool LJMS designs you can add to the many clothing and gear options. Free shipping period runs until Monday, September 9, and your orders will be sent directly to your home. Questions? Email spiritwear@ljmspta.org.

 

 

Thursday, September 12th –

Education Celebration Honoring Luther Jackson MS

at McDonald's, 3009 Gallows Road, Falls Church

The school will earn 5% of sales all day!  Dine-in Or Drive Thru

Students will receive a free cone from 3-5 pm

 

 

Enter the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Competition

Calling all Artists - explore the arts and express your creativity through literature, film, music, dance, photography, or visual arts. Pick up an official rules guide and entry form in the library. The theme for this year is LOOK WITHIN. Submissions are due by Monday, October 21, and there will be a celebration for all participants on Monday, November 18.

 

Join LJMS PTA

Check out the new PTA website at https://ljmspta.org. You can join the LJMS PTA online. The PTA helps fund student planners, field trips, school clubs, teacher appreciation, and more. Our first general PTA meeting will be held at Back to School Night and will begin @ 5:30 pm.

You can donate online too! The primary PTA fundraiser is one-time donation (no selling door to door!)

 

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected this first week of school? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

Form Collection: Please have your student return the following forms to your student’s 1st period teacher. It is important these forms are turned in. Students will not be issued a locker if all forms have not been turned in. 

  • Emergency Care Card (will be going home on Tuesday)
  • Health Information Form
  • After-School Form
  • SOL Retake Form
Breakfast and Lunch 

Parents may access the MySchoolBucks app to add money to student breakfast and lunch accounts, see menu options, check ingredients and allergen information, and much more. The official FCPS mobile app is available for iOS and Android at no cost. Lunch menus can be viewed online at https://fcps.nutrislice.com/menu/glasgow-middle-school.

ransportation

New App - "Here Comes the Bus" - Here Comes the Bus app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone. The FCPS school district code is 28982. Click here for more information about Here Comes the Bus.

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Jackson Journal 9.6.19

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Message from Principal Magliola

Dear Jackson Families,

As I have visited classrooms during instructional periods this week, I have been greatly encouraged and inspired by seeing our students fully engaged in their learning. "The Jackson Experience" is so meaningful for our students and is the core of our school culture and vision. I am very proud of the continued preparation and thoughtful planning from our teachers and have seen it lead to our students being genuinely excited for the material they will learn, as well as the community they will build here at Jackson. It is in these relationships with their teachers and each other that our students will discover more about themselves as members of a larger community. 

Please continue reading below for important information and updates. We look forward to seeing you at Back To School Night on September 10th @ 7:00 pm

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Magliola, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Twitter:  @MagliolaMinutes                                                                                  Email:    mjmagliola@fcps.edu                                                                              Website: https://jacksonms.fcps.edu/                                                             

Important Information  Back to School Night is on September 10th

A reminder that our Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm.

 

Message from LJMS PTA

Our first general PTA Meeting will be held at Back to School Night and will begin @ 5:30 pm. Did you know you can support school activities by joining the PTA?  The PTA helps fund student planners, field trips, school clubs, teacher appreciation, and more. Also, the main PTA fundraiser is an armchair fundraiser (no selling door to door!) and you can donate online too! Check out the new PTA website at https://ljmspta.org. You can join the PTA online. More details to follow  

  AVID Grams on Back to School Night

Luther Jackson’s AVID program will be holding a fundraiser during our Back to School Night, September 10 at 5:30 pm in the front lobby. For only $1, you can purchase an AVID Gram that will help put a smile on your child’s face. With each AVID Gram you will have the opportunity to write an encouraging message to your student, which will be hand delivered with a pencil and a piece of candy. All proceeds will benefit the AVID program, which helps to provide students with opportunities to visit local universities and prepare for global readiness.

  Book Fair is coming! 

This is an opportunity to put books in your students’ hands and support the library at the same time. All proceeds from the Book Fair will benefit Luther Jackson’s school library. The Book Fair will be held in the library during school hours from Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th. The Book Fair will also be open during Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 10th from 5:30 PM-8 PM.  Prefer to shop online? No problem! Visit Jackson’s online Book Fair. Books will be delivered to the school and we will get them to your students. Please contact the librarians if you have any questions.

Library Phone: 703-204-8148

Jenny Betten: jlbetten@fcps.edu

Bob Hassett: rehassett@fcps.edu

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Preview on BTSN

Hello Jackson Parents,

In November, students in 7th & 8th grade will be starting our Health lessons through their H&PE class. Below, you will find some important dates and links that will help guide you as you make decisions about whether or not to opt-out your child from all/some/none of the Family Life Education (FLE) lessons. Below is a more detailed calendar of when these lessons will be taught.

Please read through the FLE material on your FCPS 24/7 ParentVUE account. There, if you choose to opt your student out of any lessons, you can download and fill out the appropriate form. The same form was also included in your Welcome Packet. Please return the completed form to the office of Student Services as soon as possible for our planning purposes, but no later than November 7th. The FLE lessons and presentations in our Human Growth & Development(HGD) and the Emotional & Social Health(ESH) units are all accessible through ParentVUE on FCPS 24/7.

There is also a FLE Parent Preview night happening on Sept. 10 in the MPR. This is an opportunity to look through the material and ask questions with the PE Department. We will give you general information and help guide you to the material online.

7th Grade & 8th Grade

FLE Parent Preview Night: Sept. 10 @ 6:00 pm in the MPR – Letter with details to come home with your student

Human Growth & Development(HGD): Nov 12-15

7th Grade

Emotional & Social Health (ESH): Nov 18 – Dec 16

8th Grade

Emotional & Social Health (ESH): March 10 – April 3

 

Forms:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710   This form only needs to be completed if you are choosing to opt-out your child from any/all of the HGD or ESH lessons.

If you have already turned in an Opt-Out form, there is no need to do so again. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact your students’ PE teacher, preferably through email as we are rarely near a phone. We look forward to working with you to help your student live a healthier life.

 

Thank you,

LJMS H&PE Department

 

Important Dates

September 10th - Back to School Night!

September 10th - First PTA Meeting!

September 23rd - After School Programs Begin

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Monday Update

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Good Afternoon Jackson Families,

I hope you were able to enjoy a restful and relaxing long weekend over the holiday weekend. Please see below for a few updates to last Friday's News You Can Choose. We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on 9/10/19 @ 7 pm. 

 

Michael Magliola, Principal

 

 

SR&R Booklets are Coming Home Today

Students received this year's Students Rights & Responsibility (SR&R) booklet. Please review this information with your student tonight. Also, please instruct your student to return the signed “Parent / Guardian Signature Sheet” located on page 1 of the booklet on Wednesday, September 4th.

 

Advisory Parent Volunteers Needed

As Back to School Night approaches, our staff at LJMS would like to personally invite our families to attend with a phone call from their child's Advisory teacher. We believe Back to School Night is a very important evening for all of our families and view this as a great opportunity for parents to meet teachers, as well as receive meaningful school information as the year begins. Beginning next week on 9/4 and 9/5, lasting from 2:20 pm to 3:15 pm, we are inviting our parent volunteers who are interested in helping us with making these calls in the various primary languages of our families to fill out the link below and join us at school. Your involvement really helps and we appreciate your support. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084fa4aa28a2f94-translators

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Jackson Journal 8.29.19

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Message from Principal Magliola

Dear Jackson Families,

Thank you for a great opening to our 2019-2020 school year! Our students did a wonderful job of learning their way around the building, establishing community, and connecting with their teachers and peers in their classes. Throughout the week, I was able to spend time in many classrooms as a participant and was thoroughly impressed with our student's level of engagement in their learning. It has been a true honor to serve at Luther Jackson Middle School and this week was a preview of the many great things ahead for our students. As this was my first school opening in FCPS, I want to thank all of you for your support and kindness over the summer and into this school year; Jackson Middle School is truly a culture of belonging. Please read below for important upcoming details and dates. 

 

Sincerely,

Michael Magliola, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Twitter:  @MagliolaMinutes                                                                                  Email:    mjmagliola@fcps.edu                                                                              Website: https://jacksonms.fcps.edu/                                                             

  Important Information  Back to School Night is on September 10th

A reminder that our Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm.

The Physical Education Department will also host a FLE (Family Life Education) preview in the Multi-Purpose Room at 6 pm. Parents are invited to preview HGD (Human Growth and Development) and ESH (Emotional and Social health) lessons and talk with school staff about the program. All program material will be viewed via SS ParentVue. Please make sure to have your account set up prior to the 10th. More information to come next week. 

Message from LJMS PTA

Our first general PTA Meeting will be held at Back to School Night and will begin @ 5 pm. Did you know you can support school activities by joining the PTA?  The PTA helps fund student planners, field trips, school clubs, teacher appreciation, and more. Also, the main PTA fundraiser is an armchair fundraiser (no selling door to door!) and you can donate online too! Check out the new PTA website at https://ljmspta.org. You can join the PTA online. More details to follow  

  AVID Grams on Back to School Night

Luther Jackson’s AVID program will be holding a fundraiser during our Back to School Night, September 10 at 5:30 pm in the front lobby. For only $1, you can purchase an AVID Gram that will help put a smile on your child’s face. With each AVID Gram you will have the opportunity to write an encouraging message to your student, which will be hand delivered with a pencil and a piece of candy. All proceeds will benefit the AVID program, which helps to provide students with opportunities to visit local Universities and prepare for global readiness.

  Book Fair is coming! 

This is an opportunity to put books in your students’ hands and support the library at the same time. All proceeds from the Book Fair will benefit Luther Jackson’s school library. The Book Fair will be held in the library during school hours from Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th. The Book Fair will also be open during Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 10th from 5:30 PM-8 PM.  Prefer to shop online? No problem! Visit Jackson’s online Book Fair. Books will be delivered to the school and we will get them to your students. Please contact the librarians if you have any questions.

Library Phone: 703-204-8148

Jenny Betten: jlbetten@fcps.edu

Bob Hassett: rehassett@fcps.edu

 

Family Life Education (FLE) Preview on BTSN

Hello Jackson Parents,

In November, students in 7th & 8th grade will be starting our Health lessons through their H&PE class. Below, you will find some important dates and links that will help guide you as you make decisions about whether or not to opt-out your child from all/some/none of the Family Life Education (FLE) lessons. Below is a more detailed calendar of when these lessons will be taught.

Please read through the FLE material on your FCPS 24/7 ParentVUE account. There, if you choose to opt your student out of any lessons, you can download and fill out the appropriate form. The same form was also included in your Welcome Packet. Please return the completed form to the office of Student Services as soon as possible for our planning purposes, but no later than November 7th. The FLE lessons and presentations in our Human Growth & Development(HGD) and the Emotional & Social Health(ESH) units are all accessible through ParentVUE on FCPS 24/7.

There is also a FLE Parent Preview night happening on Sept. 10 in the Library. This is an opportunity to look through the material and ask questions with the PE Department. We will give you general information and help guide you to the material online.

7th Grade & 8th Grade

FLE Parent Preview Night: Sept. 10 @ 6:00 pm in the MPR – Letter with details to come home with your student

Human Growth & Development(HGD): Nov 12-15

7th Grade

Emotional & Social Health (ESH): Nov 18 – Dec 16

8th Grade

Emotional & Social Health (ESH): March 10 – April 3

 

Forms:

https://www.fcps.edu/node/31710   This form only needs to be completed if you are choosing to opt-out your child from any/all of the HGD or ESH lessons.

If you have already turned in an Opt-Out form, there is no need to do so again. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact your students’ PE teacher, preferably through email as we are rarely near a phone. We look forward to working with you to help your student live a healthier life.

 

Thank you,

LJMS H&PE Department

 

Picture Day Volunteers Needed

Picture Day is coming up and we need volunteers! We are looking for  volunteers on Thursday and Friday, September 5th and 6th. Each volunteer will receive a $20 coupon towards pictures.  

If you are interested, please review the available slots in this link and click on the button to sign up. Leave your name and we will call you to verify your interest. Thank you!

Advisory Parent Volunteers Needed

As Back to School Night approaches, our staff at LJMS would like to personally invite our families to attend with a phone call from their child's Advisory teacher. We believe Back to School Night is a very important evening for all of our families and view this as a great opportunity for parents to meet teachers, as well as receive meaningful school information as the year begins. Beginning next week on 9/4 and 9/5, lasting from 2:20 pm to 3:15 pm, we are inviting our parent volunteers who are interested in helping us with making these calls in the various primary languages of our families to fill out the link below and join us at school. Your involvement really helps and we appreciate your support. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084fa4aa28a2f94-translators

Important Dates

 

August 30 - Sept 2 - Labor Day Break

September 5th & 6th - Picture Day

                                 (through gym class)

September 10th - Back to School Night!

 

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Welcome Back LJ Tigers!

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Jackson Middle School Families,

We are off and running to a great start for the 2019-2020 school year! This morning, as students eagerly arrived on campus, LJMS staff members welcomed our new and returning students into the building this morning with joy and excitement! We received a visit from Dr. Francisco Duran, who serves as FCPS' Chief Equity Officer, as well as School Board Member Mr. Ilryong Moon and School Board Member Ms. Dalia Palchik. During our time together, we were able to meet students in classrooms and participate in some great community building activities. 

During our extended lunches today, all students reviewed an SR&R activity intended to help introduce new updates and policies adopted by the school board. Teachers also reminded all students of important first-week information regarding how to get breakfast and lunch at school. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27, is an even day, meaning students will attend the following periods in this order: 2nd, Advisory/1st, 6th, and 8th.

Transportation ran smoothly both during arrival and dismissal today. Students did a great job remembering their bus numbers and working with school staff to find buses in the afternoon line-up. We took good notes on how we can continue to work with FCPS Transportation to optimize logistics and are committed to seeing all students arrive and depart on time. Thank you for your flexibility during this first week.

Parents who drop off up their student to school via Kiss & Ride, should do so by 7:15 am. Announcements and P2 will be at 7:20 am and class begins at 7:30 am. Keep in mind that congestion and backup can be significant, causing your student to be late to their class if you drop off your student after 7:15 am.  

If you have any questions, concerns, compliments, or observations, please let me know. You can also contact the associated teacher, counselor, or administrator.

https://jacksonms.fcps.edu/

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Maglilola, Principal

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Tiger Time is Wednesday!

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Dear Jackson Families,

Below is a quick update on a few items for the next couple of weeks. We look forward to seeing you and having your child return to us for the school year. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – Tiger Time, 3:00-7:00 p.m. This is not a required event, but we welcome you to attend. If you come, both parents and students must attend. You can come anytime between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and should plan to stay about 30 to 60 minutes. You may want to bring multiple checks for payments, however, cash is also accepted. Here is what you can do at Tiger Time:

  • Pick up, fill out mandatory forms, and get a head start on the school year.
  • Bring medications and doctor's orders needed for the school year.
  • Buy your student’s PE uniform.
  • Put money on your student’s lunch account.
  • Sign up for our PTA and meet new PTA Board members.
  • Sign up for ParentView
  • PICK UP YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE if all required forms are completed.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Orientation, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Orientation is for new students (all 7th graders and new 8th graders).  Students can get their schedules at this event or at Tiger Time. If students do not attend these events, they will receive their schedules on the first day of school. 

  • Please be sure to tell your student to bring his/her class schedule to orientation if they have already received it.
  • This orientation is for all rising 7th-grade students and 8th-grade students who will be new to Luther Jackson.  
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk through their schedules and meet their teachers.
  • Students will not have access to their lockers so they should bring only a pencil or pen with a few sheets of loose-leaf paper.
Students Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R)

One important document that schools have not received yet is the 2019-20 Student Rights & Responsibilities. The electronic copy of the document is available at the link, and students will be given hard copies of it to bring home when we receive it at the school. 

Parents have the option of printing & signing the signature sheet to acknowledge receipt of the link, but are also welcome to wait until the hard copy of the booklet has been received. Copies of the signature sheet will also be available at Tiger Time. You may also access the signature page here

 

Supplies and Lockers:

Please visit our website https://jacksonms.fcps.edu/ for an updated supply list. Students may receive a list of additional items from their individual teachers during the first week of school.  

  

Front Office Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Student Services Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

School Year Hours: M-F, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Back-To-School Night 

Wednesday, August 21 Tiger Time, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 22 New Student Orientation – 9:00 a.m  – 11:00 a.m

Monday, August 26 First Day of the 2019-20 School Year

Friday, August 30 Student Holiday 

Monday, September 2 Student Holiday (Labor Day)

Wednesday, September 4 School Pictures through PE classes

Thursday, September 5 School Pictures through PE classes

Tuesday, September 10 Back-to-School Night

Monday, October 14 Student Holiday

 

 

      JACKSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

 

Sincerely,

Michael Magliola, Principal

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Pay for Student Fees Online

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Dear Parents,

 

Some of you with students in classes that have students fees will receive an email at the beginning of the school year from MySchoolBucks to make payment.  This is just an additional option to make the payment online.  You can still make payments by sending cash and checks with the students to the school.  Please disregard the email if you decide to make payment by cash or checks. 

 

Online payment for student fees and school store items (such as PE uniforms) will be available through the MySchoolBucks School Store now.  This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to pay for school-related purchases, without having to stand in line to buy PE uniforms.  You will be able to pay for a variety of school fees using credit/debit cards or electronic checks.  MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web
  • Efficiency - Eliminate the need to write checks and for students to bring money to school
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks
  • Security - MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP

 

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com  or, to the MySchoolBucks link located on your school’s homepage to establish an account
  2. Add your students using the name of the school they are attending, and either their student ID or birthdate
  3. You will receive a confirmation email that your account has been established
  4. Make purchases with your credit/debit card or electronic checks

 

  1. There are no convenience fees for using the online payment system

 

Customer Service:

 

** If you receive a MySchoolBucks obligation email for a course fee you have already paid, please disregard it. **

 

Thank you,

Finance Technician

Luther Jackson Middle School 

3020 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

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Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Reminder: Tiger Time is Next Week!

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Dear Jackson Family,

I hope this email finds you and your child well and that summer vacation has been enjoyable thus far. In the past two weeks, I have been able to meet with many of our families in the Luther Jackson community to better understand how we can support your student(s) this coming year. Hearing from and meeting with you has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to our continued partnership. Additionally, our staff and LJMS has been working very hard to finalize plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Please be assured that your student will be in outstanding hands when they enter the doors at Luther Jackson on Monday, August 26. A mailer is being sent with more details as we near the start of school.       

At Luther Jackson, we will communicate with you via email, telephone, SMS (text) and the U.S. Postal Service.  We will use the FCPS News You Choose for "non-critical" e-mail communications such as events, news updates, and other topics. If you have any updates or changes to your contact email and/or phone numbers these can be made online through weCare@School, a feature of FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) or contact the student services assistant in our office at 703-204-8122.  To view the News You Choose subscriptions for Luther Jackson or make changes, to the publications you would like to receive, please go to 

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=Luther_Jackson_MS

The first day of school is Monday, August 26, 2019.  Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. Students should arrive at school no later than 7:20 a.m. and no earlier than 7:00 a.m.   

 

Supplies and Lockers:

Please visit our website https://jacksonms.fcps.edu/ for an updated supply list. Students may receive a list of additional items from their individual teachers during the first week of school.  

  

Front Office Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Student Services Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – Tiger Time, 3:00-7:00 p.m. This is not a required event, but we welcome you to attend. If you come, both parents and students must attend. You can come anytime between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and should plan to stay about 30 -  60 minutes. You may want to bring multiple checks for payments. Cash is also accepted. Here is what you can do at Tiger Time:

  • Pick up, fill out mandatory forms, and get a head start on the school year.
  • Bring medications and doctor's orders needed for the school year.
  • Buy your student’s PE uniform.
  • Put money on your student’s lunch account.
  • Sign up for our PTA and meet new PTA Board members.
  • Sign up for ParentView
  • PICK UP YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE if all required forms are completed.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Orientation, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Orientation is for new students (all 7th graders and new 8th graders).  Students can get their schedules at this event or at Tiger Time. If students do not attend these events, they will receive their schedules on the first day of school. 

  • Please be sure to tell your student to bring his/her class schedule to orientation if they have already received it.
  • This orientation is for all rising 7th-grade students and 8th-grade students who will be new to Luther Jackson.  
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk through their schedules and meet their teachers.
  • Students will not have access to their lockers so they should bring only a pencil or pen with a few sheets of loose-leaf paper.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Back-To-School Night 

 

I wish you a safe and relaxing summer.  You will receive further correspondence from Luther Jackson in the coming weeks. 

Sincerely,

Michael Magliola 

Principal

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Volunteers Needed

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TIGER TIME PACKET STUFFING-

Volunteers are needed on August 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., to help with assembling the contents of the packets to be distributed during Tiger Time as well as counting out planners by class for distribution to teachers.  Both parents and students are welcome to help and our 8th grade students are eligible to earn community service credit.  Please remember that all student volunteers must be accompanied by an adult

 A sign- up sheet can be found here 

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Welcome to Luther Jackson Middle School 2019-2020

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Dear Jackson Family,

I hope this email finds you and your child well and that summer vacation has been enjoyable thus far. In the past two weeks, I have been able to meet with many of our families in the Luther Jackson community to better understand how we can support your student(s) this coming year. Hearing from and meeting with you has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to our continued partnership. Additionally, our staff and LJMS has been working very hard to finalize plans for the 2019-2020 school year. Please be assured that your student will be in outstanding hands when they enter the doors at Luther Jackson on Monday, August 26. A mailer is being sent with more details as we near the start of school.       

At Luther Jackson, we will communicate with you via email, telephone, SMS (text) and the U.S. Postal Service.  We will use the FCPS News You Choose for "non-critical" e-mail communications such as events, news updates, and other topics. If you have any updates or changes to your contact email and/or phone numbers these can be made online through weCare@School, a feature of FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) or contact the student services assistant in our office at 703-204-8122.  To view the News You Choose subscriptions for Luther Jackson or make changes, to the publications you would like to receive, please go to 

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/subscriber/new?qsp=Luther_Jackson_MS

The first day of school is Monday, August 26, 2019.  Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. Students should arrive at school no later than 7:20 a.m. and no earlier than 7:00 a.m.   

 

Supplies and Lockers:

Please visit our website https://jacksonms.fcps.edu/ for an updated supply list. Students may receive a list of additional items from their individual teachers during the first week of school.  

  

Front Office Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Student Services Summer Hours: M-F, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – Tiger Time, 3:00-7:00 p.m. This is not a required event, but we welcome you to attend. If you come, both parents and students must attend. You can come anytime between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and should plan to stay about 30 -  60 minutes. You may want to bring multiple checks for payments. Cash is also accepted. Here is what you can do at Tiger Time:

  • Pick up, fill out mandatory forms, and get a head start on the school year.
  • Bring medications and doctor's orders needed for the school year.
  • Buy your student’s PE uniform.
  • Put money on your student’s lunch account.
  • Sign up for our PTA and meet new PTA Board members.
  • Sign up for ParentView
  • PICK UP YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE if all required forms are completed.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Orientation, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Orientation is for new students (all 7th graders and new 8th graders).  Students can get their schedules at this event or at Tiger Time. If students do not attend these events, they will receive their schedules on the first day of school. 

  • Please be sure to tell your student to bring his/her class schedule to orientation if they have already received it.
  • This orientation is for all rising 7th-grade students and 8th-grade students who will be new to Luther Jackson.  
  • Students will have the opportunity to walk through their schedules and meet their teachers.
  • Students will not have access to their lockers so they should bring only a pencil or pen with a few sheets of loose-leaf paper.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Back-To-School Night 

 

I wish you a safe and relaxing summer.  You will receive further correspondence from Luther Jackson in the coming weeks. 

Sincerely,

Michael Magliola 

Principal

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Reminder: Principal Meet & Greet Tomorrow at Graham Rd Community Center

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Dear Jackson MS Families,

 

My name is Michael Magliola and it is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal at Luther Jackson Middle School. I am honored to have been selected to join this amazing school and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. Jackson MS is known across the region for its outstanding Advanced and Academic Program, along with its wide range of electives and extracurricular offerings. I am committed to ensuring our students develop essential skills necessary for navigating this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world.

 

I have been dedicated to the field of education for the last fifteen years and have served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I started my career in the classroom as a high school teacher and then went on to serve as a middle school vice-principal and principal in California. I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection and believe parents are every child’s first teacher. Working together, we can ensure your child’s social-emotional and academic needs are met!

 

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers working together to build meaningful relationships with our students and helping them achieve to their fullest potential. I am committed to listening, collaborating and learning to ensure our students are prepared for high school, college and 21st-century careers.

 

As our school year begins, I will be working closely with our teachers, administration and student services in creating an atmosphere that provides academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and relational while making real-world connections. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Please join me on the dates/times/locations below for a brief introduction and light refreshments. Of course, if you are unable to attend, I can be reached by email at mjmagliola@fcps.edu or by calling the school at (703) 204-8100.

 

 Date

                          Location

    Time

     

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

        3036 Graham Rd, Falls Church

   7-9 pm

  

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael J. Magliola

Principal

Mi nombre es Michael Magliola y con gran orgullo y entusiasmo me presento como el nuevo director de la Escuela Secundaria Luther Jackson. Me siento honrado de haber sido seleccionado para unirme a esta escuela asombrosa y espero colaborar con usted para brindarles a nuestros estudiantes una experiencia de escuela intermedia rigurosa, atractiva y de alta calidad. Jackson MS es conocido en toda la región por su sobresaliente programa avanzado y acelerado, junto con su amplia gama de optativas y ofertas extracurriculares. Estoy comprometido a garantizar que nuestros estudiantes desarrollen las habilidades esenciales necesarias para navegar en este mundo rápidamente cambiante, cada vez más diverso e interconectado.

 

Me he dedicado al campo de la educación durante los últimos quince años y he desempeñado diversos roles de liderazgo docente y educativo. Comencé mi carrera en el aula como maestra de escuela secundaria y luego fui a servir como subdirectora de escuela intermedia y directora en California. Reconozco la importancia de una conexión sólida entre el hogar y la escuela y creo que los padres son los primeros maestros de todos los niños. ¡Trabajando juntos, podemos garantizar que se cumplan las necesidades socioemocionales y académicas de su hijo!

 

Creo que las grandes escuelas son el resultado de excelentes maestros que trabajan juntos para construir relaciones significativas con nuestros estudiantes y ayudarlos a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Estoy comprometido a escuchar, colaborar y aprender para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para la escuela secundaria, la universidad y las carreras del siglo XXI.

A medida que comience nuestro año escolar, trabajaré estrechamente con nuestros maestros, administración y servicios estudiantiles para crear una atmósfera que brinde experiencias académicas para nuestros estudiantes que sean rigurosas, relevantes y relacionales al tiempo que establezco conexiones en el mundo real. ¡Gracias por la oportunidad de servir a sus familias en este rol! No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene preguntas, inquietudes o ideas que le gustaría compartir.

Por favor, únase a mí en las fechas / horas / lugares a continuación para una breve introducción y refrescos. Por supuesto, si no puede asistir, puede contactarme por correo electrónico a mjmagliola@fcps.edu o llamar a la escuela al (703) 204-8100.

 Date

                          Location

    Time

     

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

   7-9 pm

  Mike Magliola 

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Reminder: Principal Meet & Greet Tomorrow at LJMS

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Dear Jackson MS Families,

 

My name is Michael Magliola and it is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal at Luther Jackson Middle School. I am honored to have been selected to join this amazing school and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. Jackson MS is known across the region for its outstanding Advanced and Accelerated Program, along with its wide range of electives and extracurricular offerings. I am committed to ensuring our students develop essential skills necessary for navigating this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world.

 

I have been dedicated to the field of education for the last fifteen years and have served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I started my career in the classroom as a high school teacher and then went on to serve as a middle school vice-principal and principal in California. I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection and believe parents are every child’s first teacher. Working together, we can ensure your child’s social-emotional and academic needs are met!

 

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers working together to build meaningful relationships with our students and helping them achieve to their fullest potential. I am committed to listening, collaborating and learning to ensure our students are prepared for high school, college and 21st-century careers.

 

As our school year begins, I will be working closely with our teachers, administration and student services in creating an atmosphere that provides academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and relational while making real-world connections. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Please join me on the dates/times/locations below for a brief introduction and light refreshments. Of course, if you are unable to attend, I can be reached by email at mjmagliola@fcps.edu or by calling the school at (703) 204-8100.

 

 Date

                          Location

    Time

 7/25

           Luther Jackson Middle School

   5-7 pm

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

   7-9 pm

  

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael J. Magliola

Principal

Mi nombre es Michael Magliola y con gran orgullo y entusiasmo me presento como el nuevo director de la Escuela Secundaria Luther Jackson. Me siento honrado de haber sido seleccionado para unirme a esta escuela asombrosa y espero colaborar con usted para brindarles a nuestros estudiantes una experiencia de escuela intermedia rigurosa, atractiva y de alta calidad. Jackson MS es conocido en toda la región por su sobresaliente programa avanzado y acelerado, junto con su amplia gama de optativas y ofertas extracurriculares. Estoy comprometido a garantizar que nuestros estudiantes desarrollen las habilidades esenciales necesarias para navegar en este mundo rápidamente cambiante, cada vez más diverso e interconectado.

 

Me he dedicado al campo de la educación durante los últimos quince años y he desempeñado diversos roles de liderazgo docente y educativo. Comencé mi carrera en el aula como maestra de escuela secundaria y luego fui a servir como subdirectora de escuela intermedia y directora en California. Reconozco la importancia de una conexión sólida entre el hogar y la escuela y creo que los padres son los primeros maestros de todos los niños. ¡Trabajando juntos, podemos garantizar que se cumplan las necesidades socioemocionales y académicas de su hijo!

 

Creo que las grandes escuelas son el resultado de excelentes maestros que trabajan juntos para construir relaciones significativas con nuestros estudiantes y ayudarlos a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Estoy comprometido a escuchar, colaborar y aprender para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para la escuela secundaria, la universidad y las carreras del siglo XXI.

A medida que comience nuestro año escolar, trabajaré estrechamente con nuestros maestros, administración y servicios estudiantiles para crear una atmósfera que brinde experiencias académicas para nuestros estudiantes que sean rigurosas, relevantes y relacionales al tiempo que establezco conexiones en el mundo real. ¡Gracias por la oportunidad de servir a sus familias en este rol! No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene preguntas, inquietudes o ideas que le gustaría compartir.

Por favor, únase a mí en las fechas / horas / lugares a continuación para una breve introducción y refrescos. Por supuesto, si no puede asistir, puede contactarme por correo electrónico a mjmagliola@fcps.edu o llamar a la escuela al (703) 204-8100.

 Date

                          Location

    Time

 7/25

           Luther Jackson Middle School

   5-7 pm

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

   7-9 pm

  Mike Magliola 

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Updated Welcome Letter to Parents (Spanish version at the bottom)

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Dear Jackson MS Families,

 

My name is Michael Magliola and it is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal at Luther Jackson Middle School. I am honored to have been selected to join this amazing school and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. Jackson MS is known across the region for its outstanding Advanced and Accelerated Program, along with its wide range of electives and extracurricular offerings. I am committed to ensuring our students develop essential skills necessary for navigating this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world.

 

I have been dedicated to the field of education for the last fifteen years and have served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I started my career in the classroom as a high school teacher and then went on to serve as a middle school vice-principal and principal in California. I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection and believe parents are every child’s first teacher. Working together, we can ensure your child’s social-emotional and academic needs are met!

 

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers working together to build meaningful relationships with our students and helping them achieve to their fullest potential. I am committed to listening, collaborating and learning to ensure our students are prepared for high school, college and 21st-century careers.

 

As our school year begins, I will be working closely with our teachers, administration and student services in creating an atmosphere that provides academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and relational while making real-world connections. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Please join me on the dates/times/locations below for a brief introduction and light refreshments. Of course, if you are unable to attend, I can be reached by email at mjmagliola@fcps.edu or by calling the school at (703) 204-8100.

 

 Date

                          Location

    Time

 7/25

           Luther Jackson Middle School

   5-7 pm

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

   7-9 pm

  

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael J. Magliola

Principal

Mi nombre es Michael Magliola y con gran orgullo y entusiasmo me presento como el nuevo director de la Escuela Secundaria Luther Jackson. Me siento honrado de haber sido seleccionado para unirme a esta escuela asombrosa y espero colaborar con usted para brindarles a nuestros estudiantes una experiencia de escuela intermedia rigurosa, atractiva y de alta calidad. Jackson MS es conocido en toda la región por su sobresaliente programa avanzado y acelerado, junto con su amplia gama de optativas y ofertas extracurriculares. Estoy comprometido a garantizar que nuestros estudiantes desarrollen las habilidades esenciales necesarias para navegar en este mundo rápidamente cambiante, cada vez más diverso e interconectado.

 

Me he dedicado al campo de la educación durante los últimos quince años y he desempeñado diversos roles de liderazgo docente y educativo. Comencé mi carrera en el aula como maestra de escuela secundaria y luego fui a servir como subdirectora de escuela intermedia y directora en California. Reconozco la importancia de una conexión sólida entre el hogar y la escuela y creo que los padres son los primeros maestros de todos los niños. ¡Trabajando juntos, podemos garantizar que se cumplan las necesidades socioemocionales y académicas de su hijo!

 

Creo que las grandes escuelas son el resultado de excelentes maestros que trabajan juntos para construir relaciones significativas con nuestros estudiantes y ayudarlos a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Estoy comprometido a escuchar, colaborar y aprender para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para la escuela secundaria, la universidad y las carreras del siglo XXI.

A medida que comience nuestro año escolar, trabajaré estrechamente con nuestros maestros, administración y servicios estudiantiles para crear una atmósfera que brinde experiencias académicas para nuestros estudiantes que sean rigurosas, relevantes y relacionales al tiempo que establezco conexiones en el mundo real. ¡Gracias por la oportunidad de servir a sus familias en este rol! No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene preguntas, inquietudes o ideas que le gustaría compartir.

Por favor, únase a mí en las fechas / horas / lugares a continuación para una breve introducción y refrescos. Por supuesto, si no puede asistir, puede contactarme por correo electrónico a mjmagliola@fcps.edu o llamar a la escuela al (703) 204-8100.

 Date

                          Location

    Time

 7/25

           Luther Jackson Middle School

   5-7 pm

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

   7-9 pm

  Mike Magliola 

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

Parent Letter

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Dear Jackson MS Families,

 

My name is Michael Magliola and it is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal at Luther Jackson Middle School. I am honored to have been selected to join this amazing school and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle school experience. Jackson MS is known across the region for its outstanding Advanced and Accelerated Program, along with its wide range of electives and extracurricular offerings. I am committed to ensuring our students develop essential skills necessary for navigating this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world.

 

I have been dedicated to the field of education for the last fifteen years and have served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles. I started my career in the classroom as a high school teacher and then went on to serve as a middle school vice-principal and principal in California. I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection and believe parents are every child’s first teacher. Working together, we can ensure your child’s social-emotional and academic needs are met!

 

I believe that great schools are the results of great teachers working together to build meaningful relationships with our students and helping them achieve to their fullest potential. I am committed to listening, collaborating and learning to ensure our students are prepared for high school, college and 21st-century careers.

 

As our school year begins, I will be working closely with our teachers, administration and student services in creating an atmosphere that provides academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and relational while making real-world connections. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families in this role! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Please join me on the dates/times/locations below for a brief introduction and light refreshments. Of course, if you are unable to attend, I can be reached by email at mjmagliola@fcps.edu or by calling the school at (703) 204-8100.

 

 Date

                          Location

    Time

 7/25

           Luther Jackson Middle School

   5-7 pm

  8/1

       Graham Road Community Center

   5-7 pm

  

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael J. Magliola

Principal

 

3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042  | Main Office: 703-204-8100
Attendance: 703.204.8282 | Web | Twitter | Instagram

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