Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July Pop-Up for Reading events!

The kiddos had so much fun at the June Pop-Up for Reading events!!  We started with a read aloud story the littles enjoyed and the parents learned techniques to make the reading you share with your child more insightful and how to support the essential reading skills as the kids grow.

Next we moved on to activities and crafts that were based on the book we read.  Adults were asked to work with their kiddos to complete each craft.  As they worked together you could see the joy on everyone's face and how much they enjoyed just being close. The crafts also support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and were downright fun too!  Who doesn't love making a balloon car and wonderful bubble art?

Each child then picked out a book and each family was sent home with their very own copy of the book we read out loud.

Learning and supporting your child's literacy skills can be a lot of fun and what a terrific way stop the summer slid and enjoy reading!  Please bring friends and join us for the July Pop-Up for Reading events!

July 17th at the new Francis Street Primary from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

July 24th at East Jackson Memorial from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

July 31st at Springport Elementary from 9:30 am - 11:00 am.

See you there!!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Phone Apps for New Parents

Would you enjoy connecting with other parents?  Would you like important developmental information at your fingertips?  How about tips on nighttime feedings, healthy growth, when to call the doctor, etc.?  Did you know there are several apps that you can download that will give you all of this, and more?

Here are four to get you started, all of which are available for FREE on iTunes and Google Play.

Peanut - This app allows you to connect with other parents in your area, and also has a community discussion feature called "Peanut Pages" where you can ask questions and gather feedback from other parents who have been in similar situations. 

Today's Parent My Family - Simply plug in your child's age to get personalized content.  This app helps you track naps, assist with breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and even has a storybook feature to help you capture amazing moments you won't want to forget.  Another exciting feature are the how-to recipe and craft videos.

Glow Baby - All aspects of your baby's first year is covered in this app.  Developmental milestones, sleep schedules, when to feed your baby what, and more are all included.  Parenting tips are also delivered daily.

WebMD Baby - Should I call the doctor?  Why was my baby crying all night - could it be an earache, a tooth coming in, or something else?  Sound familiar?  This app provides doctor approved medical information from birth to two years.  It includes emergency symptoms and weekly content specific to your child's age and development. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

FREE Summer S.T.E.A.M. Programs

The Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan is hosting FREE summer S.T.E.A.M. (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) programs this summer.  These programs are open to all girls in Jackson County entering kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall of 2018.  Girls DO NOT need to be a Girl Scout to attend!

Join us at the following locations, (No programs July 2nd-July 6th):

Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch Auditorium — Mondays, 1:30-2:15pm
Ridgewood Vista Apartments — Wednesdays, Noon-1;00pm
Warner Elementary School — Thursdays, 11:00am-Noon
Ashton Ridge Apartments Clubhouse — Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Please RSVP to Laurie Skrzynski at (517) 784-8543 or LSkrzynski@gshom.org

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Little Free Libraries coming to a neighborhood near you!

The Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County was recently awarded a grant through Consumers Energy to support literacy in our community.  We are excited to include Little Free Libraries in the work to support and help prepare children and families be prepared for kindergarten and school success beyond!

Reading out loud with young children as early as infancy is a wonderful activity that keeps us close and can be continued for years and generations to come.  Research shows reading to a child creates important brain stimulation and engages areas of the brain and help babies form connections and mental imagery.  Children start to learn communication and concepts of numbers, letters, colors and shapes and while having fun they build listening, memory and vocabulary skills.

Great Start Families had a wonderfully successful book drive in May to support the libraries and other literacy events on the way.  To learn more about where families would like to see a Little Free Library we have been working with parents in our play groups and MOPS and we have connected with the Jackson Mayor to learn and talk more about the Little Free Libraries he had worked on.

Locations that are set to receive one of the grant funded libraries are Family Services and Children's Aid, Department of Health and Human Services, The Jackson County Health Department and the Falling Waters walking path.

If you have an idea about a good location for a Little Free Library, please comment below and share your idea.  Any location within Jackson County is welcome and rural community locations where the libraries can be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week are terrific!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Growing Families

Having a new baby is an exciting time for the entire family.  Children awaiting the birth of their new baby brother or sister will watch in wonder as your belly grows, find happiness "talking" to their new sibling through your belly, giving your belly kisses, and feeling baby move.  Seeing and holding the new baby for the first time is also exciting for all involved - especially for the older children who finally get to meet their new sibling.
After a few weeks, though, you may quickly notice the happy feelings in your older children fade and replaced with resentment.  The new baby cries, wakes up in the middle of the night, and demands your attention.  Mom and dad are now being shared, and that can feel unfair to other children in the home.  You may find older siblings upset, acting out, and clingy.  How can you help?

1.  Listen.  Listening to your child is one of the best ways to reconnect and ease the stress associated with this new situation.  Try not to problem solve.  Just be open to all that they want to communicate.  Even when they are mad, validate their anger - say, "I can tell you are angry!" This will make them feel open to talking about their feelings.  Listening shows empathy and understanding, and this will make your child feel loved and safe.

2.  Special Time.  Yes, you are busy with a new baby in the house!  Special time doesn't mean planning a trip to Chuck E. Cheese or any other extravaganza.  Simply spend 10-15 minutes a day giving undivided attention to each of the older children in your life.  You can read books, cuddle on the couch and talk, or get on the floor and play.  Let them be the guide!  

3. Hug.  Everyone loves a hug! Anytime you hug, squeeze, pat, or hold hands with your child, you are displaying your love!

4.  Assign Tasks.  If you child is old enough, give them the role of helper with the new baby.  They can pack the diaper bag, grab a burp cloth when you need it, pick out an outfit for baby to wear, or simply sit with baby.  Thank your child for his/her help - no matter how small the task was or even if they goofed!  

5. Read Books.  There are many great options for parents to read children before and after the new baby arrives. Visit here for a great list provided by CS Mott Children's Hospital. You will also find other great tips for welcoming a new baby into your home!  

Monday, April 30, 2018

Supporting Resilience in Children

We all know that life is full of both ups and downs.  There are days we feel extremely happy and days we feel sad.  Some days our friends and family are getting along and other days not so much. Some days we feel confident and other days worried.  We all have emotions, and though we want to save our children from the bad ones, they need these experiences in order to grow into healthy, resilient adults.  
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, resilience is defined as having an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.  Thinking about this definition, I understand that much of childhood is spent learning resilience and how important resilience is for our entire life - our social/work lives and our emotional well-being.  Through playing with other children, learning to share, and identifying feelings, children are learning resilience on a daily basis.  
Families also play a big role in forming their child's resilience and ability to cope with the world at large.  Learning from what they see, children watch parents/caregivers tackle stress and negative feelings.  By coping with setbacks in a calm way, children learn to handle problems of their own in a calm manner as well.  
In addition, by showing children unconditional love, understanding and acceptance, children learn that they are safe, secure and supported, not matter what feelings crop up in their lives.  It is through these secure relationships, that we help children understand different emotions and how to regulate them when they arise.  

Tracy Trautner, from Michigan State University Extension, recently wrote an article on the subject, which includes several suggestions for building caring relationships with children and the importance of resilience-building.   

As much as we want to build positive resilience in children, prolonged stress has the opposite effect.  If you are interested in how you can empower children to manage the stressors in their lives, consider attending the following free workshop:

The Resilience Toolbox
May 10th, 2018
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Washington Street Education Center
500 Washington Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
open to the public

Monday, April 23, 2018

Supporting Early Math Skills

When my children began school and I realized that math was being taught in a completely different way than when I was a child, I was frustrated.  Math was never my strong suite, so I always felt nervous when one of my children came home needing help with a math assignment.  Seeing as math was being taught in a new way, I also wondered if my old school ways would confuse my kids in their learning.  

Having a quick talk with my child's teacher helped put me on the same page, but I also found that one of the best ways I could support my children was to have a good attitude about math from the start.  I do privately complain (not perfect by any means), but when I am within earshot of my children, I try my best to keep a positive attitude about math.   I know they will mimic my actions and behaviors, so if they overhear me complaining about math being taught in a way I cannot understand, they will feel the same frustration and complain about doing it altogether.  If I am positive, they will be too, and I want to help keep them motivated and encouraged even when they feel challenged!

Find some fun activities to share with your child that focus on math.  This not only allows another method of teaching (which helps us parents out), but also hones in on the fun aspect of the subject - which will encourage learning.  There are several opportunities both locally and within a short driving distance that focus on math - and science - that I've listed below, as well as a few websites to get you started on ideas to try at home. 

What is S.T.E.A.M. ?  Locally, the Jackson District Library offers a S.T.E.A.M. & Stories program meant for children ages 0-5 and Super S.T.E.M. Stations daily across the county.   For a day trip, visit Impressions 5 in Lansing, MI.  

Pick up a pair of dice and check out this website full of game ideas to play with your child.  All are super fun, easy, portable, and highly educational.  

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

Have fun!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Great Start Collaborative Monthly Meetings!

Since 2006, the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County, has been working to ensure children
within our community are born healthy, ready to succeed when entering kindergarten, and are reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

Do you want to help make a difference in our children's lives and future outlook?  Do you have ideas for improving early childhood outcomes?  Then the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County needs you!  The more voices we have, the stronger our impact in Jackson County will be.  We have several committees that meet monthly - with descriptions listed below.  

Great Start School Readiness - It takes a community to ensure children are ready to enter school.  This group, made up of teachers, parents, volunteer and social service agency members, meets to discuss social-emotional, physical, and academic topics of school readiness.  Input and guidance regarding community services designed to improve readiness in all areas in encouraged!  

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday
Next meeting:  May 16th, 2:00-3:00 PM

Great Start Family Support - Made up of parents, community service agency members, and educators, this group meets to develop a plan that ensures parents have access to resources, training's, and all other information needed to provide for the needs of their children.

Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday
Next meeting: May 10th, 1:00-2:00 PM

Please visit our calendar for more the most accurate location information and future meeting dates!  Hope to see you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

STEM activities at playgroups

Thank you to the Jackson District Library! 

They are providing STEM activities to our little ones at playgroups!  The first series is all about exploring how our bodies work.  

Check out these fun activities during an upcoming playgroup!

My Body:
Monday, April 9 - 10 am - Brooklyn
Thursday, April 12 - 10 am - Parma
Monday, April 16 - 10 am - JDL East
Friday, April 20 - 10 am - Baker College
Friday, May 11 - 10 am - JDL Carnegie

Construction and Building:
Monday, May 23 - 10 am - Brooklyn
Thursday, May 26 - 10 am - Parma
Friday, May 4 - 1 pm - Baker College
Monday, May 7 - 10 am - JDL East

Visit the Jackson Playgroups Facebook page for all of the dates, times, and locations for 2018:

Here is a little one enjoying some of the STEM activities on My Body:

Monthly Meetups for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding is a simple and natural process, but you may need support and information on how to get started and for overcoming any difficulties that may occur. Together with other women who have had experience breastfeeding their babies, the La Leche League of Jackson is here to help you! 

At the La Leche League monthly meetings, you will network with other mothers and learn about topics such as: correct positioning of the baby at the breast, working and breastfeeding, and avoiding problems.  During meetings mothers share their questions, concerns, advice, and joys.  

Meetings and any help received from La Leche League leaders are free of charge, and babies are always welcome.  Mark your calendars for these upcoming classes!

The Advantages of Breastfeeding
Monday, May 14, 2018   7:00 pm

The Birth of Your Baby and Baby's First Weeks  
Monday, June 11, 2018 7:00 pm

The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties
Monday, July 9, 2018 7:00 pm

Breastfeeding Beyond
Monday, August 13, 2018 7:00 pm

All meetings are held at First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson 49201

Please park in the lot behind the church and enter the door at the bottom of the driveway.  Follow the signs up the stairs.  Meetings are held in the Westminster Room.  

If you have a breastfeeding question, call any of the following La Leche League Leader(s):

Jessica 795-0129
Katie 812-3280
Melissa 740-7797
Nancy 787-2814

Monday, April 9, 2018

Great Start Families Book Drive!!

Keep Jackson kiddos reading this summer!!!

Make sure this years Spring Cleaning includes the kids bookshelves!  Great Start Families is getting ready to sponsor a Book Drive to benefit Pop Up Reading events this summer and numerous Little Free Libraries and we need your help!

Help us keep books free and easily accessible for every child to enjoy. Please contact Jennifer Ganzel at (517) 745-9544 to donate new or gently used children's books.    

 You can also drop books off at:

Jackson County Intermediate School District (JCISD)
Parking Lot A Main Entrance
6700 Browns Lake Road
Jackson, MI 49201

Stay tuned for more book drop off sites
 or call/text Jennifer at 
517-745-9544 today!  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Routine eye exams are extremely important for detecting vision problems in young children.  As children reach school-age, they will begin to face increasing demands on visual abilities.  The size of print in books will become smaller and the amount of time spent reading will increase significantly.  Vision changes can occur in children without your child even noticing them.  This is why yearly exams are so important.  The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the better. 

Did your child just have his yearly well-child visit and you found out it's time for eyeglasses?  Did you recently find out that your child failed his school eye exam?  Are you worried about the cost involved?  If you have Healthy Kids, MIChild, or traditional Medicaid - you can get your child the eye exam and glasses they need.  If your child accidentally breaks or loses their glasses, a replacement pair is also covered once per year. 

For information of Vision Providers that accept Medicaid, or for more general information of vision coverage, please call your individual plan (look on the back of your card for the phone number), visit here, or call MDHHS at 517-780-7400 to speak to your case worker. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

32p Early Childhood Program Grant Applications Now Being Accepted!

The Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 grant funding year.  Do you have a program that serves children in Jackson County and aligns with the four early childhood outcomes of the Great Start Collaborative?  If so, your program may qualify!  Completing the Letter of Intent is the first step in the application process, with a submission deadline of Friday, June 8th at 12:00 P.M.  Upon submission of the Letter of Intent you will receive an email requesting a general budget of how the Great Start Collaborative funding will support your program.  Complete applications (Letter of Intent and program budget) will be accepted through Friday, June 22nd at 12:00 P.M.

The four Early Childhood Outcomes of the Great Start Collaborative:

  1. Children are born healthy.
  2. Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade.
  3. Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at time of school entry.
  4. Children are prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade. 
Children with the greatest need of not achieving these outcomes must be served first, and programs serving these children are given highest priority.  Programs must also serve children or parents of children ages 0-8 , but cannot solely target 4 year olds.  In addition, programs must collect demographic information on each child served/impacted by the program.

Please visit our website to find out more information and to start the application process by completing the Letter of Intent.  Best of luck to those who apply!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Friday, March 16th Great Start Families Community Fair!

Join Great Start Families for a Community Fair this Friday, March 16th from 2:30pm - 6:30pm at Baker College on Springport Road in Jackson.

The focus of this fair is Summer fun for kids, family literacy and smooth transitions to preschool and kindergarten.

Preregister for the event and be entered to win Meijer gift cards!!  See you there!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

What do I need to bring to the preschool fair?

The Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs are having a preschool fair Friday, March 16th from 2:30-6:30 P.M. at Baker College 2800 Springport Road. If you have already applied using the online interest form, you can complete step 2 of the enrollment process at the preschool fair.

If you are ready to complete step 2 please bring the following:

  • Your child's birth certificate (affidavit of parentage or other hospital documentation with child's name and date of birth can be substituted for the birth certificate.)
  • Your family income information for 12 months. The easiest method is your most recent 1040 tax form. Other income documentation can be used such as w-2s, unemployment, child support, and pay stubs for the last 12 months.

If you are unable to attend the preschool fair there will be additional opportunities to complete income verification throughout the spring and summer. If you have any questions, please leave a message on the preschool hotline 517-768-5130.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Free Transportation to Medical Appointments

Did you know that you might be able to get free rides for yourself or your child's medical appointments?  Recipients through Medicaid are eligible for transportation through their managed care plan.  Most medical plans include rides to and from several varieties of appointments, including: mental health, vision, pharmacy, classes (child birthing and health education), labs, and  x-rays.

Medicaid Transportation Lines:

  • Aetna Better Health Plan: (800) 947-2133
  • Blue Cross Complete: (888) 803-4947
  • McLaren: (888) 327-0671
  • Meridian: (800) 821-9369
  • Molina: (888) 898-7969
  • UnitedHealthCare: (877) 892-3995
  • Medicaid only: Call the phone number provided on the back of your member card. 

Before you call make sure you have the following information on hand:
  • Member ID
  • Your date of birth and phone number
  • Address, phone number of doctor's office, doctor's name, and appointment time. 

Please note:  Some plans include car seats and others do not.  Mileage reimbursement is also available. Please visit here to read all of the details on your own individual plan. Most plans require you to call at least three days before your appointment to schedule a ride.  

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018-2019 Jackson County Preschool Interest Form Now Available

The preschool interest form for the 2018-2019 school year is now available. Parents should complete the form for their child if they would like to enroll in Jackson County Head Start, Early Head Start, or Great Start Readiness Programs. Interest forms can be completed here.

Income eligibility is based on family size.

# of Family MembersIncome at or Below

Some spaces may be available for over income families once all of the income eligible children have been enrolled.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Child Care Assistance

Are you struggling with paying for child care expenses?  Is your family looking for care during evening or weekend hours?  Do you need a provider that offers care during holidays or school breaks?  There is help and there are options available to you.

The Child Development and Care (CDC) program offered through the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) provides families with payment assistance for child care.  Based on family size and monthly income, the CDC has the potential to help tremendously with your monthly budget.

MDHHS has set rates based on the age of your children and the type of child care provider (child care center, family/group homes, unlicensed provider).  Once this rate is determined, MDHHS will pay a portion of that rate based on the combination of your family size and income. To get an estimate of how much will be covered, you can view the CDC Income Eligibility chart, but even if you are not sure how much will be covered, you are encouraged to apply.

But what if you need child care during hours when most centers are closed?  Are there any licensed or registered providers that offer care during evening work shifts?  They answer is YES.  There are several opportunities throughout Jackson County that offer care during these non-traditional times and that currently have slots available.  To begin your search for providers closest to your home or workplace, visit Great Start to Quality or call Brittany Nortley or Kristy Storm at (517) 817-0820.  Providers found through Great Start to Quality accept funding awarded through the CDC program.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Jackson County Kindergarten Round Ups

It is time to begin thinking about Kindergarten. Children who will turn five by September 1, 2018 are eligible to enroll in a Michigan Public School for Kindergarten. Parents of children who will turn five by December 1, 2018 who want to enroll their children in Kindergarten should contact the school district for a waiver.

Below you will find a list of Kindergarten Round Up information for Jackson County Schools. Thanks to our friends at Community Action Agency for collecting all of this information. Please check with the school to verify dates and times.

Phone Number
Registration Information & Start Times
Young 5’s
Additional Information
Arnold Elementary  School
4064 Page Ave.
Michigan Center, MI 49254
(517) 764-5700
Parent Meeting/Screening March 22nd
By Appointment – 4:30, 5:30 & 6:15 P.M.
School time – 8:00-3:30 P.M.

Packets online or pickup in office

Bean Elementary School
3101 Noble Rd.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
(517) 841-8400
Parent Meeting – April 12th @ 7:00 P.M.
Round up by Appointment
April 23, 24, 26 @ 4:00-8:00 P.M.
April 25 – by Appointment @ 3:00-8:00 P.M.
School times – 8:27 – 3:27 P.M.

Receive packet and make apt. @meeting

Bennett School
820 Bennett St.
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 841-2730
Round up – April 25 @ 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Columbia Elementary School
320 School St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
(517) 592-6632
Parent Info Meeting – March 21 @ 6:30 P.M.
Meet & Greet – April 27 @ 1:30 P.M.
School times – 8:35-3:49 P.M.

Packet pickup after March 1
Online registration info after March 1
Cascades Elementary School
1200 S. Wisner St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-3900
Round up – April 24 @ 5:30-7:30 P.M.
School Times – 8:35-3:49 P.M.

Round up held at Frost Elementary School
Concord Elementary School
405 South Main St.
Concord, MI 49237
(517) 524-6650
Parent meeting – March 21 @ 6:00 P.M.
Parent meeting located in Cafeteria includes Young 5’s
DaVinci Institute Primary
559 Murphy Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 780-9980
Round up May 11
Call to schedule appointment
(517) 780-9980

Charter School
Dibble Elementary School
3450 Kibby Rd
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-3970
Round up – April 18 5:30-7:30 P.M.
School times – 8:45-3:47 P.M.

East Jackson Elementary
4340 Walz Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 764-1810
Round up by appointment
March 19 & 20
School times – 8:30-3:43 P.M.

Please contact school for times
Ezra Eby Elementary School
220 West
Napoleon, MI 49261
(517) 536-8667
Open enrollment
Must register online after February 15, 2018 School times 8:30-3:36 P.M.
Click on student enrollment button
School has computer access if needed
Frost Elementary School
1226 S. Wisner St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-2600
Round up April 24 @ 5:30-7:30 P.M.
School times – 8:40-3:54 P.M.

George Long Elementary School
(517) 867-5590
Contact School
School times – 7:50-3:11 P.M.

Hanover Horton Elementary
131 Fairview St
Hanover, MI 49241
(517) 563-0103
Parent Meeting – April 17 @ 6:00 P.M.
Round up by appointment
April 25, 26, 27 @ 8:30-2:30 P.M.
April 28 @ 8:30-11:30 A.M.
School times – 8:45-3:34 P.M.
Parent must attend parent meeting
Hunt Elementary
1143 N. Brown St
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 841-2610
Round up – April 19 @ 9:30-11:30 A.M.

School times – 7:45-2:47 P.M.

Magnet School
JPS Montessori Center
(517) 841-3870
Round up – April 26 @ 5:30-7:00 P.M.
School times 7:45-2:47 P.M.

Northwest Early Elementary
3757 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 817-4705
Round up by appointment
April 17, 18 & 19
School times – 8:25-3:40 P.M.
Parent meeting March 20 contact school for time
Paragon Charter Academy
3750 McCain Rd
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 750-9500
Round up – April 17 & 18
Call for appointment and tour

Charter School – Apply online
Parma Elementary School
385 Elizabeth St
Parma, MI 49269
(517) 841-8600
Round up April 23, 24, & 26 @ 4:00-8:00 P.M.
April 25 by appointment @ 3:00-8:00 P.M.
School times -  8:30-3:35 (Wed 2:35)
Parent meeting – April 12 @ 7:00 P.M. @ Western Community Art Center Receive packet and make appt. @ meeting
Sharp Park Academy
766 Park Rd
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 841-2860
Round up April 19 @ 5:30-7:30 P.M.
School time 8:40-3:42 P.M.

Magnet School
Springport Elementary School
300 W Main St
Springport, MI 49284
(517) 857-3465
Parent meeting – March 13 @ 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Open House – March 27 @ 6:00-7:00 P.M.
School times – 7:30-3:33 P.M.

Kindergarten camp – August
Townsend Elementary School
1005 Floyd Ave
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 784-6133
Round up – April 19 5:00-8:00 P.M.
School time – 7:30-4:00 P.M.
Warner Elementary School
(517) 841-8500
Parent meeting – April 12 @ 7:00 P.M.
Round up by appointment
April 23, 24, & 26 @ 4:00-8:00 P.M.
April 25 @ 3:00-8:00 P.M.

Parent meeting @ high school auditorium
Jackson Christian School
801 Halstead Blvd
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 784-6161
Informational Open House
February 12 @ 5:30 P.M.
April 12 @ 5:30 P.M.
Bring your child
Child Care provided
Private School
5:15 Sign-in for the Corral-children activities
5:30 Parents Meeting
6:30 Tour Campus
Queen’s Catholic School
811 S. Wisner St
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 782-2664
Open House – Feb 8 @ 6:30 P.M.
School times – 8:10-3:10 P.M.
Private School
St. John’s Catholic School
(517) 784-1714
Open House – Feb 1 @ 6:00 P.M.
After Feb 1 – Call for appointment & tour
School times 8:00-3:05 P.M.
Private School
St. Mary’s Star of the Sea
(517) 784-8811
Open House – Feb 1 6:00-7:30 P.M.
School times – 8:00-3:05 P.M.
Private School
Call for Appt if after Feb 9
Trinity Lutheran School
122 W. Wesley St
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 750-2105
Open House – Jan 29 @ 6:00 P.M.
School times – 8:00-3:00 P.M.

Private School