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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


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 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Trendel, Christine
Chaidez, Veronica
Assistant Secretary
Kragel, Jenna
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


This has been a great week for our Jackson Jaguars!  The summer weather looks like it might be leaving us.  Some are sad to see it go and others are happy to bring cooler temperatures to our building!

Our students are working hard in classrooms and acceleration.  During our thirty minute acceleration time, students are receiving targeted instruction based on their needs and have opportunities to work with different peers and teachers.  Students are diving into fiction text throughout Jackson.

Master Facility Plan
I encourage the Jackson community to be informed regarding the D205 Master Facility Plan and upcoming referendum.  Please visit theMaster Facility Plan Website to learn about the plan for our district and Jackson specifically.  Informational videos about the needs of all schools can be seen in the informational video section.  The third video on this page showcases needs at Jackson.

Jackson Community Tours
In addition to looking at the resources above, please consider and inviting neighbors and friends in the community to Jackson School Community Tours the evenings of October 11, 18, and 25 at 6:00pm and 6:30pm hosted by myself and Dr. Moyer.  The purpose of these tours is to help to community learn more about our needs. Please see here for more information for tour information for Lincoln, Field, and Churchville tours.

D205 Community School Finance Night
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 invites the community to participate in Community School Finance Night on September 24 at 7pm at Lincoln School.  For a deeper understanding of D205 school finances, join school officials for this special session.

  • Tour of Lincoln Elementary School – 6 p.m.

Hear Insight on Special Education Resources and Curriculum

The Special Education Resource Group (SERG) is thrilled to present an informative, insightful session showcasing the resources available from Pre-K to Post High School. Come hear valuable information from this not-to-be-missed meeting.

  • State of Special Education in D205, presented by Dr. Kosteck
  • Insight into Curriculum and Programming Process, presented by Dr. Cohen and Dr. Kosteck
  • Teacher Collaboration Between General and Special Education, presented by Dr. Kosteck
  • Special Education Updates in the upcoming Referendum, presented by Emily Bastedo

Meeting Details:
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7pm
District Administration Office at 162 S York on 2nd floor
If any parents would like to be added to the SERG mailing list, please click here to complete our simple form.

Jackson PTA Oktoberfest Bags Tournament Fundraiser
Today is the last day to register for Oktoberfest as a non-player!  We would love for you to join in on the food, fun, and Oktoberfest games.  If you are interested, please turn in the registration form TODAY.  If you didn't get a chance to send the registration form to school this week, you can drop it in the mailbox listed on the attached form today. We still have sponsorship opportunities available for families, businesses, or groups.  More information here. Registration form here. Questions, please contact Andrea Gambill at andreapesce7@yahoo.com.

Information From Last Week:

Guidelines for Sending Sick Children to School
Please see here for guidelines of when and when NOT to send your child to school.  These are the guidelines our district uses for sending students home sick as well.

Parent Handbook
Please review our 2018-2019 parent handbook for important information regarding policies and procedures. You can find it online on the district website. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Strong Schools – Stronger Community
As many of you know, the District 205 Referendum will be on the November 6th ballot.   There will be many opportunities for you to hear more about the facilities plan and ask any questions you may have.  Dates and details about those meetings will be coming soon. The Political Action Committee has asked us to share the information below:

The PAC is looking for volunteers who would like to help educate community members about the referendum. There are so many ways that you can help! If you are interested in being a part of those efforts, please click here to find out how you can get involved.If you’d like more information, or to contact someone directly, you can email Emily Bastedo (chair) and Courtenae Trautmann (volunteer coordinator) at YESforD205@gmail.com

Morning Arrival Update 
Jackson Street is closed during school hours next week due to the retention pond construction.  Please use Adams to travel eastbound to Mitchell Avenue. I know that the construction makes morning traffic a little tricky.  Please be patient. When you are travelling southbound on Mitchell, turning left (or east) on Van Buren is illegal.

Parent Night Follow-up
Thank you to all that came to Parent Night!  At Jackson School, we appreciate our partnership with parents and believe that it is essential for the success of students.  Here are last night’s slides and a link to the Parent Math Site for your reference.  

Parenting Presentation on October 30
There is a presentation coming up on Tuesday October 30 at Sandburg Middle School.  This presentation is about setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with your children.  You can find more information here.

Upcoming Dates

  • September 26: Student Late Arrival
  • October 5: No School
  • October 8: No School
  • October 11: Jackson Community Tour at 6:00pm and 6:30pm
  • October 18: Jackson Community Tour at 6:00pm and 6:30pm
  • October 18: PTA Meeting at 7:00pm
  • October 24: Student Late Arrival
  • October 25: Jackson Community Tour at 6:00pm and 6:30pm
  • ​​​​​​​October 26: PTA Boo Bash



Christine Trendel


2018-2019 Bus Schedules

Please see below for the 2018-2019 bus routes. Please arrive at your stop about 10 minutes early until the routes are fully established. 


Bus 1 

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4


2018-2019 Late Arrival Bus Schedule

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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District Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates


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