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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
Traxler, Kathleen
Assistant Secretary ktraxler@elmhurst205.org


Jaguars Bring Warm Weather Back from Spring Break

April 11, 2014

Dear Jackson Families,

Whether you traveled far from home or had a great time right here in the Elmhurst area, I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break.  It’s hard to believe, but there are less than two months left in the school year.  Students are back in the swing of learning and excited to be back at school with their friends.  We have many great events planned for these last weeks of the year.  Be sure to check out the Jackson website for details.

It was neat to hear about so many of the students’ adventures.  In second grade, this came to life in a literacy project called, “Flat Stanley.”  Flat Stanley is a fictional character who is known for his adventures near and far.  In our second grade classrooms, students were talking about what locations and events their Flat Stanley characters were able to attend.  Jaguars also wrote about Flat Stanley’s travels, which helped to make their spring break plans turn into a very authentic writing activity.  Such narratives often are deep learning experiences for children, helping them to uncover their writing talents.  In some cases, students and parents also created video montages set to music to reconstruct fun memories of Flat Stanley’s travels.  It was very creative, indeed!

We look forward to celebrating Literacy Week at Jackson in the coming week as we participate in engaging activities.  We’ll even have dress-up days and various surprise events during the days.  We are using the Pete the Cat series as the back drop for our plans.  Our goal is to show Jaguars how reading comes alive!

As a friendly reminder, there is no school on Friday, April 18th.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan D. Anderson


Jackson News

All BOYS (K-4th Grade) + Families: FREE Cub Scouts Event
For all boys (Kindergarten-4 th grade) and their families:   You are warmly invited to join the Cub Scouts of Pack 17 for a FREE Event at Jackson School on Friday, April 25 th @ 7:00pm .  Come enjoy the entertainment of jump rope extraor... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 4/11/14

BRAG Night – Thursday, April 24th @ 5:30-7:00 pm
Bring Relatives' Attention to Growth (BRAG) Night is an event designed to showcase the work of preschool and elementary students in Elmhurst CUSD 205.  The purpose of the evening is to provide an opportunity for parents to visit their chi... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 3/28/14

Soles for Africa Shoe Drive
Jackson School is supporting the York High School Key Club who is again sponsoring a “Soles for Africa” shoe drive this year, and we are asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Over the past three years, through the ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 3/21/14

Spring Music Performances
We have finalized details for our music class performances. We have scheduled the music class performances in two different formats to be differentiated for the needs of differently-aged learners. o Grades 4-5 – These students will present t... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 3/14/14

Time For Kindergarten and New to First Grade Enrollment for 2014-15
If you have a child ready for kindergarten (five before September 1, 2014) or a new student enrolling in first grade for 2014-15 and did not attend the recent District 205 new student enrollment days, please enroll now. It is important that the Di... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 2/21/14

Kindergarten Students for 2014-2015
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners for the 2014-2015 school year.  Eligible students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2014.  If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the Jackson office.  I... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/13/13

Jackson Singers Entertain Hockey Fans

Bus Routes 2013-2014

Some of the bus routes have changed slightly. Times are approximate, please arrive at your bus stop 10 minutes prior to scheduled time until bus driver can get used to the route and the ridership.

Bus Route 1 Schedule

Bus Route 2 Schedule

Bus Route 3 Schedule

Late Arrival Days in 2013-2014

Late Arrival Bus Route #1
Late Arrival Bus Route #2

Late Arrival Bus Route #3

This school year will be structured very similarly to last year as far as our student late arrival days. These are ...more


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: 381

Paula Berger Named Star Educator for January 2014

On March 12, 2014, Paula Berger was recognized by Kickoff for Kids as the "Star Educator" for January. Paula, a Spanish 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.

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 .