Secret Rocket Launch Site Found At Jacobson Elementary In Chandler AZ.

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Secret Launch Site Found
It's a bird, it's a, not a plane.  Oh, wow, it's a jet, a Jacobson Jet and you can see them being dropped off and picked up every day in Chandler.  You might be wondering why  there are so many Jacobson Jets, but the intrigue doesn't stop there.  Every year lots of high tech building and assembly is rumored to be taking place at Jacobson Elementary School, the home of all the Jacobson Jets.  There have even been strange lights and sounds along with mounting evidence that verifies Jacobson Elementary is defiantly a rocket launch site!



This School Is Amazing!
Jacobson Elementary School has a 10 out of 10 score at GreatSchools and a 5 star rating at Schooldigger! This  school is located at 1515 NW Jacaranda Parkway in Chandler and home to 862 KG through 6th grade students.  In the Chandler School District Jacobson Elementary is #4 out of 27 schools and ranked better than 95.9% of elementary schools in Arizona.   This school enjoys a 4 star online community rating with reviews like this one that says "This school is amazing! After having my daughters at a private school for several years, I can honestly say the academics at Jacobson are more challenging and well rounded. The teachers really care about the students and the principal knows every student by name. My oldest daughter was in the advanced program and my youngest daughter needed speech therapy, both were easy to access and valuable. I LOVE this school and feel very fortunate that my children have an opportunity to attend a great school right in our own neighborhood.--a parent."  This school has been reviewed over 50 times by parents and community leaders.  Listen to what another parent writes about her son's experience at this school "This has been my son's first year at Jacobson and I could not have been more pleased. He's gifted with fairly severe ADHD. Other school districts had wanted to put him in a special needs classroom. Only Chandler agreed with us that he should be put in the gifted program where he would be challenged academically and socially. Jacobson has given him the support he needed to succeed in the gifted program. They have been responsive to all our concerns and usually were way ahead of us. I don't think we could have had a better experience. The teachers and resource teacher have been phenomenal--a parent."  Arizona Department of Education gives letter grades to all schools based on an achievement formula calculated through annual testing.  Schools are graded by the number of students who pass and the amount of educational progress made during the year.   The Arizona Department of Education has issued Jacobson Elementary School an "A" letter grade.


Celebrate Good Grades!
Did you know that many companies hand out free rewards for students with good grades?  Let your kids get the community “high-fives” and a freebie for all their great focus and hard work at school.  Before you visit any of the businesses listed below, give the store manager a call and verify that are participating in the good report card rewards program. 

·         Applebee’s – The A is for Apple Program gives kids a certificate for a free kid’s meal.

·         Baskin Robbins – Earn a free scoop of ice cream!  Just bring in your report card showing good grades to get your freebie scoop.

·         Chick-fil-A – A report card with A’s and B’s earns either a free 8-pack of chicken nuggets or a free ice cream cone.  Chick-fil-A also offers a program for schools and kids can earn a free kid’s meal for good grades, perfect attendance or other student achievements.  Your child’s school will need to contact the restaurant to get started. 

·         Chuck E. Cheese – Kids earn game tokens for their grades.  There is a 15 token limit allowed per child and a food purchase is required.

·         Cold Stone Creamery – Kids can earn free ice cream for good grades.  Students must earn a straight A report card.  Kindergarten students up to 5th graders can participate.

·         Justice Stores – This Tween girl retail store will give you $5 off your purchase.  Bring in a good report card that’s been issued within the past 30 days.

·         Krispy Kreme – Get a free doughnut for an A when you visit a Krispy Kreme shop.  The limit of doughnuts handed out for A’s depends on the store, but can be as high as 6 per report card.

·         McDonald’s – Straight A report cards for kindergarten through 5th grade students can earn a free Happy Meal when they bring in their report card.  Older grades 6th through 12th get a free Value Meal.

·         Pizza Hut – If you have 3 A’s on your report Card, you get a free Personal Pan Pizza and a small soda or milk.  This dine-in offer is good for elementary and middle school students only.

·         Wendy’s – Report cards with A’s and B’s earns a delicious treat.  Show the cashier your report card before ordering.


Space Explorers Club
Developed by NASA's Young Astronaut Club, the Space Explorers Club at Jacobson Elementary is a program that introduces and reinforces a variety of space and earth science-related subjects.  Volunteers interact with students using a combination of verbal discussion and lots of hands-on activities.  Students will explore the 8 major planets in our solar system, their moons and the Sun.  They will learn about visible light, volcanoes and the earth's natural resources.  Using fun hands-on activities they will demonstrate Sir Isaac Newton's 3rd law of motion which states "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction".   The best part for many students is the assembly and launch of their own model rocket.  Rockets are usually assembled in the month of February and launched in March.  Sixth grade students participate in a simulated mission at the Arizona Challenger Space Center in Peoria during the 3rd and 4th quarter.  This program varies by grade level and becomes increasingly more challenging for students as they progress.


Art Masterpiece is Here!
Chandler Unified School District offers a national art enrichment program called Art Masterpiece.  Every month, students have an opportunity to create their own “masterpiece” after they receive a lesson about a master artist.  These lessons include a PowerPoint presentation that showcase biographical information about the artist along with samples of their masterworks.   The students try and implement that artist’s particular style and technique as they create their own masterpieces.  Jacobson Elementary also has a very popular after school club called "Battle of the Books".  This club is sponsored by Chandler Schools, Chandler Public Library and is open to 5th and 6th grade students.  Student are formed into teams of 1 to 3 students and participate 3 times per year in competition.  Team members will read 4 books for each competition and then must answer questions on the assigned books as a team.  Teams with the highest score have the chance to compete with other schools within the Chandler district.


It's Good To Be Green!
Teaching your children to participate in recycling just became a lot easier because Jacobson Elementary participates in a "green" program.  Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, school papers, notebooks, folders, junk mail, envelopes and phone books are all collected in a bin located on campus.  The recycle bin is located to the east of the office and cafeteria. It is green and yellow and labeled “Paper Retriever”.  The PTO  also collects Capri Sun pouches as an ongoing fund raiser.



Resources For Parents!
If you are new to the state or just the area, below is a list of extremely helpful resources for parents in Chandler Arizona.

  1. The Arizona Parent Teacher Association provides parents and families with a powerful voice to represent each and every child with tools to help families help their child  become a successful student.
  2. The No Child Left Behind Guide provides information and resources for parents on this program.

  3. Here is a site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that provides useful homework tips which include setting up a schedule, interacting with your child's teachers,  providing guidance, and monitoring your child's progress.

  4. Motivational strategies, Parenting tips, and a large number of additional Web sites to help your elementary-aged child in all content areas.
  5. An excellent resource for parents involving health and safety issue for Maricopa County residents.
  6. For Dental Health, Immunizations, Vision and Hearing screenings, Nutrition and Special Health Care Needs, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Before and After School Programs
Kids Express is a program for school-aged students between the grades of Kindergarten through Sixth grade.  Available both before and after school to provide your child with enrichment opportunities including study time.  Kids Express is located at 25 Chandler Elementary School sites on regularly calendared school days, and specific sites for intersession, holiday, and summer.  Intersession programs target activities that include science, technology, engineering and math.    The Kids Express staff engage students through high interest on-site and off-site experiences.  The staff is licensed by the school district with background checks and finger printing..  They are DHS licensed facilities and DES approved and attend ongoing training with professional development.  With a minimum of 13 center-based activities going on at all times, Kids Express becomes an extension of the classroom providing art, music, sports, drama, computers, creative play, science, active games and homework assistance.

















Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs Available For Homes Near Jacobson Elementary School!
Homes for sale near Jacobson Elementary School have a wide and diverse selection of homes, many which are perfect for the first time home buyer. Median household income for homes in Jacobson Elementary  85248 zip code is $68,248 with 675 households earning between $35,000 to $40,000 annually. Arizona has first time home buyer down payment and closing cost assistance programs as well as grants.  The "Dream Home Search Team" has partnered with Bill Borkowski of Academy Mortgage.  Find out which mortgage programs you qualify for and how to buy a house with a low down payment.  Find out about VA ZERO Down, Conventional Loan with 5% down and FHA.  Get free community and neighborhood reports and view nearby restaurants and shopping here.


Business Is Good!
Chandler is quickly becoming a leader in cutting edge high-technology and bio-science and is the reason why so many companies call Chandler home.  A growing manufacturing sector employs more than 45,000 well-educated, skilled employees.  Over 75% of these workers are employed in high technology fields--compared to the national average of 15%.    Freescale, Microchip Technology, Orbital Sciences, Avnet, Amkor, Marvell Technologies and Intel Corporation have all discovered that Chandler is a great location for technology companies to do business.  Additional employers include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Verizon Wireless, PayPal, Microchip Technology, Bashas' Distribution Center and Chandler School District to name a few.  Chandler's responsive and progressive pro-business attitude makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live, do business or find a great career!  Homes in Chandler are centrally located with easy access to the US10, US60, 101 and 202 loops.  Just minutes away from Sky Harbor International Airport, and conveniently close to downtown Phoenix.


You will absolutely fall in love with the city of Chandler Arizona.  Home to a flourishing, walk-able, downtown hot spot full of boutique shops, eclectic art galleries, local eateries and wineries along with monthly community events held the third Friday evening of each month.  With world-class golf facilities, fabulous restaurants, shopping and fun activities it’s no wonder why people want to live here!  Factor in our 330 sunny days per year and an average temperature of 85 degrees and you begin to understand why people eat, live and love Arizona!  Find out how to buy a home with a low down payment!


Amazing Opportunities Await!
With about 330 sunny days per year and Arizona's famous outdoor lifestyle, its no wonder people love, love, love to move here!  Job re-locations, retirements, military transfers, new home buyers,  first time home buyers (like Joshua and Samantha JO Mackle) and any reason home buyers, I would love to help you find your perfect dream property here in the Valley of the Sun!  And if you're looking for a good school check out Jacobson Elementary School in Chandler.  View all Chandler homes for sale here!  Thanks for reading about Jacobson Elementary School.  Here is more useful information for this and other surrounding areas.


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Chris Griffith
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Sounds like an exciting learning environment for your son.  Sounds like he's focused and enjoying the rewards of being involved with a school that challengees him.

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