From printer ink to laminating film and from poster paper to school supplies, it takes a lot to get Jackson Elementary School ready to welcome its Cubs back for an exciting year of learning, according to Principal Megan Phillips.

“In order to start our school year right, we are in need of some extra help this year from our friends, family, community and supporters,” Phillips said.

“Our school is a rural, community school, and 96 percent of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch. Due to very limited funding, our district is unable to provide us with any money to purchase classroom supplies for teachers or students,” she said.

Phillips said public donations can help reduce the amount of money that teachers have to spend out of their own pockets to make the school a welcoming learning environment.

The school has set a fundraising goal of $2,000. Donations can be made online at Checks can be mailed to 3505 La. 10, Jackson, LA 70748.

All donors will be recognized in the school’s newsletter and social media outlets.

Individuals donating at least $25 will earn recognition as a Silver Cub and receive a letter of thanks from a Cub scholar. Those donating $50 will be named Gold Cubs and receive a Cub magnet. People donating $100 will be named Platinum Cub donors and will receive a Cub bumper sticker.

To see the school’s students, visit