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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
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org


March Madness Around the Corner

February 27, 2015

Dear Jackson Families,

For those of you who are basketball fans, you know the excitement that March brings.  Hopefully, there will be warmer weather to accompany the new month!  We look forward to a busy time ahead!

Starting on Monday, we begin the new state testing system this year for 3rd-5th graders, called PARCC.  Because this exam is computer-based, not all students will be taking it on the same day (click here to see the schedule).  Thank you for having them rested, well-fed, and ready to go.  We know they will perform well.  As we have been telling them, this isn’t something that should cause them any added stress or concern.  The Jaguars will give their best effort, just like all of their other school days at Jackson.

On Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm here at Jackson, we look forward to our Jackson Singers Choir performing for family and friends!  They have been hard at work, especially with their recent District 205 Festival event that was a great success.

Additionally, we just concluded the second trimester of the school year; there’s only one more to go!  The student progress reports will go home on March 13th.  As well, yesterday, your child brought home his/her AIMSweb and/or MAP report from the winter test administration.  These provide a great opportunity to sit down with your Jaguar to discuss his/her progress.  With three months remaining, there are still tons of learning and growth to occur!

Have a great weekend.
Ryan D. Anderson


Jackson News

Next Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, March 11
Our next student late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, March 11th.

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: 2/27/15

Coffee with Superintendent - Thursday, March 19th at Jackson
As part of Superintendent Dave Pruneau’s ongoing pledge to make himself accessible to parents and community members, he will again be available for once–a–month coffees at different locations around the District. These ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 2/27/15

Soles for Africa Shoe Drive
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Africa” shoe drive this year. Over the past four years, through the generosity of District 205 families, they successfully collected over 5,500 pairs of shoes. The drive wi... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 2/27/15

19th Annual District 205 Chess Tournament - March 18
York High School’s Commons will be the scene of an intense district-wide chess tournament, the 19th annual event, on Wednesday March 18, with check-in beginning at 5:30 PM. 

Students will compete in the following categories: 2nd grad... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 2/27/15

Community Input Sought for Superintendent Candidate Profile
The District 205 Board of Education has recently begun the process of selecting its next superintendent, due to the recently announced retirement of Superintendent Dave Pruneau. An important early step in the process is the creation of a unique ca... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 2/23/15

Outdoor Recess Guidelines for Elementary Students
Parents: a reminder that during winter, the guideline for staying inside for recess is zero degrees. When the “feels like" (windchill) temperature or the actual temperature is zero or below, ... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 2/19/15

Parent Input Form for 2015-2016
To parents of current K-4th grade students,


Please click on the attachment below to see the parent input form for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you choose to complete this optional form, it should be submitte... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 2/13/15

Measles Information from DuPage County Health Department
In light of the recent news regarding measles outbreaks, parents are encouraged to become familiar with the symptoms of measles. Linked below is information from the DuPage County Health Department (in both English and Spanish) which pro... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 2/6/15

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... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/23/15

PARCC Testing Dates and Testing Schedule
Starting this year, the state-wide standardized tests taken by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders has changed to PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).  For a number of reasons, these tests will look different fr... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/16/15

Kindergarten and New First Grade Students for 2015-2016
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners and new first grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Eligible kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015.  If you have a child who may ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/12/14

Winter weather clothes needed to play in snow
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 weari... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/5/14

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

Peg Lewis Named Star Educator for September 2014

On October 8, 2014, Peg Lewis was recognized by Kickoff for Kids as the "Star Educator" for September. Peg, the Librarian at Jackson School, was presented with a plaque and gift card for classroom ...more

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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 .