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  • Volunteering


    Parent and community volunteers contribute many hours of their time, energy, and talent for the benefit of students and the school.  There are a variety of opportunities to become involved. Requests for volunteers are shared in school and classroom newsletters as needs arise. Volunteers who are able to commit 15 minutes twice a week are especially valued as Reading Mentors for individual students.  Regular assistance in the library is greatly appreciated. Whether at school or at home, any time given to support students in their learning experiences is valuable. Preschool siblings cannot be accommodated in classrooms during learning time.

    All volunteers are asked to check-in at the office on each visit. In the event of an emergency situation, office staff must be aware of and account for all individuals in the school. Volunteers are asked to wear a school volunteer badge to identify themselves to students and staff.


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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Student involvement in clubs, activities of interest, and service options provide opportunities for them to develop valuable citizenship, leadership, and teamwork skills. Co-curricular activities and service options will be determined throughout the year. Staff would welcome parent leadership, involvement, and assistance.

    Character Education

    Qualities of good character and citizenship are taught, modeled, reinforced and recognized.  Students demonstrating our highlighted character virtues will be recognized for their efforts by their teacher or other staff member.  We are a “Leader in Me” school.

    Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.  There are Seven Habits (steps):

    1. Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)

    2. Begin with the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

    3. Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

    4. Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

    5. Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)

    6. Synergize (Together Is Better)

    7. Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Jackson Heights School, as an advocate of lifelong learning, supports students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment. We believe that this goal is realized by emphasizing teaching excellence through development of individual expertise and team collaboration; successful learning where students are challenged to become engaged learners as expressed in a variety of ways; citizenship and healthy living. We strive to create a positive learning environment where students, as responsible global citizens, feel accepted and safe. We feel that a strong sense of community is developed through school-wide events, classes working together, and celebrating our diversity. We recognize that information literacy is essential for students to become life-long learners who ask questions, think critically, and problem solve in our knowledge-based society.


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Principal's Message


Welcome to Jackson Heights School, a community of learners where we are advocates of lifelong learning; supporting students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment.

Children learn best in a safe, secure, child centered environment where learning is a partnership between home, school and the community.  Together we will build academic achievement, positive self-esteem, social and physical well being.  Students learn to take responsibility for their own learning. 

As a Leader in Me school, students are encouraged to be leaders in all they do.  Responsible citizenship is developed in positive, caring, engaging and diverse learning environments.


Welcome to our Learning Community!


Fran Galbraith