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Regular School Hours:

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

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

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
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org


Jackson PBIS PAWS Expectations

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Jaguars Encouraged to Walk to School

October 9, 2015

Dear Jackson Families,

We kicked off our walking to school season this week with the participation in International Walk and Roll to School Day. We really hope it continues to reinforce this type of healthy way to get to/from school for many Jackson Jaguars.  Especially every Wednesday this year, weather permitting, we want the students to see this as a very beneficial method of getting to school to the point where it just becomes the regular routine.  Research is clear that having physical activity before a child learns aids in student learning.   

For many of our non-bus riding students, this can be such a simple way for them to begin their school day in a healthy pattern.  Even for those who ride the bus, they can still spend a little time walking out to their bus stop and expend some energy before boarding the bus.  Additionally, thank you to our police officers, crossing guards, and 5th grade patrol students for their contributions every day to making our Jaguars’ walk to school safe. 

Thanks to the support and involvement of many families, the PTA's Orange Ruler Fundraiser is doing well, and we look forward to meeting our goal this coming week.  We are planning for our fun run at the end of next week to culminate the great teamwork of our classes.  Parents will be welcome to attend and cheer on their children. 

There is no school for Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th, and then our next late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, October 14th.

Enjoy your weekend!
Ryan D. Anderson

Jackson News

Orange Ruler Fundraiser Getting Close to Goal
The PTA's Orange Ruler Fundraiser is raising money for our school playground resurfacing and Mr. Anderson's New Hair Reality is Getting Closer! 





It's not to late to participat... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 10/8/15

Next Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, Oct. 14th
Our next student late arrival day is Wednesday, October 14th.

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 development time ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 10/2/15

Erin's Law Parent Information
Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, became Illinois law in 2013. This legislation requires schools to teach age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention for grades Pre-K through 12. In Elmhurst, we already have personal safety ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 10/2/15

CogAT Testing Information
During the week of October 5th, all second and fifth grade students and select third and fourth grade students will take the CogAT. The CogAT is a nationally standardized and norm-referenced test measuring reasoning and problem-solving skills... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 10/2/15

International Walk to School Day is October 7th
Jackson is participating in this global event on October 7th that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.  We will join with thousands of schools across America to pro... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 10/2/15

'James and The Giant Peach' Advanced Ticket Sales Begin October 8
York High School has been honored with the rights to produce and perform the very first high school production of the brilliant musical, James and the Giant Peach based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl. This musical features a captivatin... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 9/28/15

2015 Reflections Program - Due Oct. 30th
Reflections is back!  The world needs to know your inner artist! Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: “L... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 9/25/15

Nurse Notes on Food Allergies
In an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, we are providing you with information to help students with food allergies avoid exposure to allergens.  A food allergy is a very serious issue.  Exposure to... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 9/25/15

School Pictures - Make-up Picture Day
If you would like your child to participate in school picture day, that will be on October 13th.  You do not need to order pictures in advance, as you will receive a proof from this. Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 9/24/15

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: 8/21/15

Orange Ruler Fun Run
Get Ready Parents! On behalf of our Jackson PTA, we are excited to announce our fall fundraiser, the Orange Ruler Fun Run. This program will last for approximately two weeks beginning with our kick-off assembly on 9/28/2015. The Orange Ruler team ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/21/15

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

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 .