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Esther Jackson Elementary wins school grant to support summer reading

Keeping kids reading during the summer is often a challenge of inclination, but for some students, it’s a challenge of access. For some kids, they read less during the summer because they don’t have reading and learning materials easily accessible. Johns Hopkins researchers found that the “reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during elementary school.”

Esther Jackson Elementary decided to do something about the dip in reading progress during summer vacations. They started Project SOAR (Summer of Accelerated Reading) to expand the literacy focus they strive for into a year-round effort. Project SOAR will combat summertime reading regression with increased reading opportunities, including providing access to reading materials to students as well as parent training resources and meetings.

This grant will allow us to create a community of readers in a supportive environment away from the classroom.” -Jennifer Cassidy, Esther Jackson Elementary principal.

“We are thrilled that we have received a grant to fund a summer-slide prevention reading program,” says Jennifer Cassidy, principal of Esther Jackson Elementary.

Project SOAR has received a $7,000 Innovation Fund Tiny Grant to establish a reading program at the River Crossing apartment complex, home to nearly 130 Fulton County students. There will be a library in the leasing office and weekly lessons with teachers. All student residents will have access to reading materials and lessons, and parents will be able to take advantage of their own training materials to support their children’s summer learning efforts.

Innovation Fund Tiny Grants, awarded by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), provide traditional public schools, charter schools, and school districts between $1,000 and $7,000 to implement innovative projects that deeply engage students and have a large and lasting impact on the academic environment.​

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​​2017 College & Career Ready Performance Index Survey 


​Please take a minute to complete the following CCRPI survey at the following link​:  CCRPI P​arent Survey​

CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students​.

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​​​This year all students have been placed in a house.  The house names are a positive character trait in English and Latin and are tied to a color.  

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Students can earn points for their house throughout the month by following the rules and being a good role model.  At the end of each month, the house points are tallied, and a winner is declared!  The winning team is awarded the House Trophy and the cafeteria is decorated in their house color for the month.  ​

blue paw.jpg​​  ​Visitor/Volunteer Procedures

​​We welcome visitors and volunteers to our school! Many procedures have been put into place by our school district to ensure the safety of all students when a visitor or volunteer is on campus. Sometimes these processes can seem cumbersome, but we appreciate your patience in helping us maintain our number one focus; the safety of our children!​​

 Principal: Jennifer Cassidy

Assistant Principal: Beth Poole

April 19, 2018

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The purpose of this video(click on photo above) is to provide parents with a basic tutorial of the most commonly used elementary apps in the Launchpad portal of Fulton County Schools.


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4/27/2018 4:00 PM Spring Carnival  
4/30/2018 12:00 AM Teacher Appreciation Week  
5/3/2018 5:00 PM Title 1 Community Input Meeting  
5/3/2018 6:00 PM Spring Chorus Concert  
5/11/2018 12:00 AM All Library Books are DUE 
5/11/2018 7:10 AM Morning with Mom  
5/17/2018 3:00 PM Kindergarten Roundup for RISING Kindergarten Students 
5/21/2018 12:00 AM Book Fiar in the Media Center during school day  
5/21/2018 8:30 AM Kindergarten Awards Day  
5/22/2018 8:15 AM 1st Grade Awards Day  
(More Events...)

Welcome to Esther Jackson!  Click on the Welcome Banner above to take a tour of Esther Jackson! 

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Click on link above to see a list of parent workshops available here at EJES and across the district.

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