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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


Communication is the Foundation

August 29, 2014

Dear Jackson Families,

Thank you to all parents/guardians who attended our annual curriculum night last evening. The staff and I hope you found it very informative and beneficial to understanding what your Jaguar experiences on a regular basis. This event is simply one of our strategies for communicating with our parents and families early in the school year.

The school-to-home connection is a critical element to a successful school year for a student. I equate it to a three-legged stool. For the stool to be securely planted on the floor, all three legs must be strong and working together to support it. The three legs (parents, student, and school) work with each other to produce the solid foundation (student learning and success). An important part of a positive working relationship for us is getting to know our families. This involves developing effective communication strategies and mutual trust over time. As we work to communicate with you, please contact us with questions you may have.

There are ways for you to become more connected with the aspects of Jackson. Besides volunteering in several ways, one of them is our great Parent-Teacher Association. Our PTA is a strong and wonderfully supportive element of our parent community here at Jackson. For all parents new to our school, we hope that you will join the PTA and look forward to various events with which to become linked. In fact, our first PTA meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm in our Jackson Library. Please feel free to visit the
Jackson PTA page for more information.

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 12th in the evening.  Our PTA will be hosting a pep rally event to celebrate the start of the year.  With good weather, we hope to be outside!  More information will be coming.

As we work to maintain safe arrival and pick-up procedures, thank you for driving slowly around the school block, as well as following the various signs, crossing guards, and 5th grade patrol students. For safe, efficient entrance into our Jackson parking lot, please do not enter by traveling east-bound on Van Buren and turning left into the lot during the time before and after school.  Also, in the morning, Mitchell Street is only a southbound drop and go area – no standing or parking.  With everyone's help, these busy times can work well.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Ryan D. Anderson

Welcome to start of 2014-2015 School Year

Dear Jackson Families,

Welcome back to another great school year at Jackson!  

Please click here to access a welcome back letter and start of school information.

Please click here to access information regarding the bell schedule and drop-off/pick-up information. 
If you have any questions, you can reach the Jackson Office at 630-834-4544 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing all of you very soon.

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: 9/2/14

District-wide Student Late Arrival - September 10
District 205 is scheduling professional development time for the purpose of school improvement planning in smaller and more frequent intervals throughout the year. This time is critical to the pursuit of exceptional student achievement and continu... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 9/2/14

Your Child as a Peer Buddy for Social Skills Groups
Throughout the school year I form small social skills groups that focus on helping children develop social skills that are called on in everyday situations. Social skills are very important skills for everyone and vital for intellectual growth and... Continue
Posted by: Katherine Schroeder
Published: 8/29/14

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

Join Cub Scouts Pack 17- Coming Up Next Week!
For all 1st-5th grade boys AND their families:  Come see what fun and learning is in store when your boy joins Cub Scouts!  We are having an informational meeting for those parents who are new to scouting&nb... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/22/14

Fall MAP and AIMSweb Testing Begin
As we do each fall shortly upon returning to school, we need to assess student's achievement on critical skills.


The NWEA MAP tests (reading and math) are provide a more diagnostic evaluation of a child's skills. The... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/22/14

Healthy Daily Classroom Snacks
Jackson School and District 205 place an emphasis on healthy snacks with a focus on fruits and vegetables. A list of acceptable snacks will be provided for those students in an allergy-aware classroom. The list of acceptable snacks will be created... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/22/14

What’s for Lunch? District 205 Elementary Schools Information
Welcome to the District 205 Food Services Department.  The Food and Nutrition Services Department is committed to providing a variety of foods that taste great and provide the proper nutrition needed for the growth and development of the chil... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 7/28/14

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 .