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Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch 11:05 to 12:05

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Anderson, Ryan
Principal ryananderson@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jaguars Celebrate the Start of School

September 12, 2014

Dear Jackson Families,

Despite a rainy evening, we had a great time celebrating as a Jackson Community to kick off our year!  Our Jaguars and families were able to enjoy a very upbeat atmosphere with fun music sounds.  Thank you to our PTAfor hosting this fun event.  For more news from our PTA, please join us for their first meeting of the year onTuesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm in our library.

Often with my own kids, I ask them, “How was school today?”  Typically, I get the standard answer, “Good.”  Of course, as most parents do, I would like a little more information about their day.  One way I encourage you to get children to reflect and share about their day is to ask them something stimulating.  What was the best book read today?  What did you learn in class after first making a mistake?  What was something that caused you to feel excited or pumped up?  What could you ask me from your class that you think I might not know? Engaging your Jaguar in these conversations can give you a great insight on their day!

Many of our school activities are getting started, including several of our extracurricular opportunities for students.  While academic learning and social-emotional growth are important parts of your child’s days at school, participation in school clubs and events help to create a real sense of connection and belonging for students.  It gives a chance to try something new or to improve their skills.  Thank you for all the ways you encourage your Jaguar to grow.

Have a great weekend!
Ryan D. Anderson

Jackson News

Coffee With the Superintendent Dates for 2014-15
As part of Superintendent Dave Pruneau’s ongoing pledge to make himself accessible to parents and community members, he will meet with the public throughout this school year during once-a-month coffees at different locations around the Distr... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 9/12/14

Running Club
Running Club for 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders will begin on Tuesday, October 7.  The club will regularly meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the first half of the lunch hour, 11:05-11:35.  Please click here for the contract/waiver. Th... Continue
Posted by: Jacki Lawrence
Published: 9/8/14

First Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, September 10
Our first student late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, September 10th.

This school year will be structured very similarly to last year as far as our student late arrival days. These are important opportunities for built-in professional d... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/29/14

Parents taking students on vacations during the school year
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... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/22/14

Bus Routes 2014-2015

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!!


Enrollment: 409

Laura Rhoney Named Star Educator for April 2014

On May 7, 2014, Laura Rhoney was recognized by Kickoff for Kids as the "Star Educator" for April. Laura, a First Grade Teacher at Jackson School, was presented with a plaque and gift card for ...more

District Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates



Jackson Second Grade Team Wins Those Who Excel Award

Jackson Second Grade Team Wins Those Who Excel Award

On October 19, 2013, the Jackson Second Grade Team received a Those Who Excel award from the Illinois State Board of Education in the team category. The Jackson Second Grade Team includes Becky Hursh, Lori Jorbin, Cathy Moran, and Sue Latoria.

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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

September, 2012

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.

For accessing the handbook, you may click here.

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. 


Click here to access the article .