24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Jaguars Jump for Heart Health
February 5, 2016
The annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The State will only provide survey results for individual schools if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, District 205 asks that you complete the survey for each school. Each survey takes about ten minutes. All survey responses will be kept confidential.
1. Visit Parent Survey Illinois 5Essentials at
2. Begin typing and then select Dupage County as the location.
3. Begin typing the school's name into the school field and then select your child’s school from the drop-down box.
Thank you in advance for your participation in supporting our schools' continuous improvement process. The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016.
As a friendly reminder, the Jackson PTA is providing a fun lunch for all the students on Friday, February 12th. There will be no district hot lunch meal served on this day.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 27th and plan to attend a fun filled afternoon. The PTA will sponsor a free family event to be held in the Bryan Middle School auditorium. A surprise musical performance will start off the afternoon followed by a professional Magic Show. Magic Matt's Family Fun Shows are fun for the whole family, shows you don't want to miss!! http://www.mattthemagician.com/Pages/Promotions.html Doors open at 3:30pm and show runs from 4pm - 5:30pm. See you there!
Our student council is making one final push to collect Box Tops from families. If you have some at home that you want to turn in to us, that would be appreciated. After Feb. 19th, please feel free to save the Box Tops for next year.
Our Jackson Student Council is able to earn important money to support Jackson from these each year.
Science Olympiad is an evening of science activities. Students team up and work with a parent, participating in three different grade-level activities. These vary from science experiments, hands-on fun, to discovery learning. The children experience science in a very fun and non-threatening way. There is no advance preparation on the children’s part and love working in groups in an evening of science!
Parents helping with this event will only need to give a few hours of time. Parents can volunteer in these ways:
Event supervisors work from scripted text given ahead of time and present this information to students.
Assistant supervisors are on hand to help with experiments and pass out materials.
Parent guides are responsible for groups of three to four children. They contact their group members before the event, deciding on a team name and stay with this group for the evening.
Please consider volunteering when registration information is sent home.
The children experience science in a very fun and non-threatening way. It’s a night of amazing fun and discovery. We hope to see you there!
***Please begin saving paper towel and bathroom tissue tubes for use in one of our activities. These can be dropped off at the office.***
As a fundraiser for our Jackson Student Council, they will be organizing a fun experience for students. Students will have the opportunity to purchase glow necklaces, bracelets, etc. in advance. Then, on Feb. 18th (3rd and 4th grade) and Feb. 19th (1st, 2nd, and 5th grade), students will wear their glowing items while eating with the main lights off in the lunch room (and stage lights on to ensure safety). Forms are being sent home with students or please print this attached order form. They are due back with payment by Feb. 5th.
We now have set the dates/times for kindergarten and new student enrollment:
This year, with unprecedented community support, students in District 205 are benefiting from $108,000 in funding from the District 205 Foundation. (Click here for more information). A portion of those dollars represent Thiems Grants that were awarded to teachers and students from our longest running program named in memory of Dr. Russell Thiems, Superintendent of District 205 from 1983 to 1992.
This year's Thiems Grant application deadline is February 10, 2016. Teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members in District 205 are eligible to apply. The programs, projects, activities or materials applied for must be designed to enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and/or help deliver relevant curriculum and ideally represent a creative or innovative approach to education.
Several years ago, District 205 implemented a Late Start plan as an alternative to cancelling school for an entire day due to an emergency, such as inclement weather. A Late Start schedule (not to be confused with Student Late Arrival days) would be used if weather conditions are expected to improve and/or clear up following an overnight storm, allowing students and staff to travel to school safely.
Whether it's sooner or later, snow is bound to come to the area. When it does, students typically enjoy playing in it during the recess times.
We only permit students to play in the snow (given other safe conditions) if they are wearing all five of the following pieces of clothing:
* Snow pants
* Winter coat
* Hat or a hood to fully cover their head
Thank you for having your child ready to tackle winter weather.
Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays. In instances where absences are requested for vacation, parents and guardians must submit a written request to the principal two weeks in advance. The absence will be considered unexcused if this procedure is not followed. Students approved for a vacation will be expected to complete missing class work after returning. Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work. Teachers will not provide class work or assignments in advance.
Bus Routes 2015-2016
Student Late Arrival Bus Schedules
Jackson School Student Council collects Box Tops for Education
Each year student council collects Box Tops for Education as a way to raise money. The funds we raise are then used to purchase a school gift and donate to a charity. Please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ to see a list of participating products. Remember, each box top is worth $0.10! It all adds up!! Thank you for your support and SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS!!
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Jackson School Mission Statement
"The Mission of Jackson School is to work and learn together to reach our goals and to provide an education that empowers all students to succeed in a rapidly changing world."
Online Resources for Students in Reading and Math
The following are websites that we feel can be very useful for students to use as they work from their MAP RIT scores to help meet their individual skill levels. Each of the sites below links to ...more
Student Handbook and Technology Signature Forms
Thank you parents for reviewing the Elementary School Handbook with your child, as well as completing both sides of the form that was sent home today and returning it next week.
The Fittest Brains - Article written by Gretchen Reynolds
With this week being the international Walk & Roll to School Day (Oct 6th), this attached article is particularly germaine to the concept of using excercise and physical movement in the learning process and development of children's brains.