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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 to Celebrate Earth Week

April 18, 2014

Dear Jackson Families,

Our Jaguars enjoyed the literacy week activities, especially with all the dress-up days themed with the Pete the Cat books.  There were so many original outfits that students enjoyed.  The extra emphasis on literacy, particularly with students demonstrating their creativity in mystery readings, caused many books to come to life.  I encourage you to ask your Jaguar about the fun they had with literacy this week.

We move into another very full week next week, as we will celebrate Earth Week 2014!  As you can see from our Earth Week plans, there are multiple opportunities to recycle and support green efforts, including students choosing a Brookfield Zoo animal to adopt.  Thanks for your support of showing our students how they can make a difference in their eco-choices.

Our spring music performances begin this coming week, with some of our younger grade informances, which are showcases of our music class activities to demonstrate what is being learned.  Part of learning music skills involves the experience of performing the acquired abilities.  Please check out our schedule of music performances for all our students.

Then, our fun, year-end reflection event arrives on Thursday, when we have our BRAG night on April 24th.  This is very validating evening of a year of hard work and student growth.  It runs from 5:30-7:00 pm in an open house type of format. 

As a friendly reminder, there are two different surveys we are asking parents to complete.  First, as part of our school’s school report card, the state of Illinois is utilizing a 5Essentials Survey, which parents can complete.  Additionally, though the Safe Routes to School Grant, we will be able to have aspects of our passage ways to school analyzed by an independent company, which is collecting information from parents through their survey.

I hope all of you enjoy this long weekend with family.

Ryan D. Anderson


Jackson News

Spring MAP and AIMSweb Testing Begin
As we do each spring before the year ends, we need to assess how each student is progressing on critical skills. However, there are some changes from previous years in which tests are being used for which students. The NWEA MAP tests (re... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 4/18/14

Earth Week 2014 - Plans at Jackson
Our Got Green? team has a great week of activities planned for our Jaguars to help get involved with saving our planet.  The entire week starting Monday, April 21-25 we are welcoming all students to take part in "waste free lunches"... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 4/18/14

All BOYS (K-4th Grade) + Families: FREE Cub Scouts Event Next Week
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 next Friday, April 25 th @ 7:00pm .  Come enjoy the entertainment of jump rope extra... 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

Last Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, May 7
Our next student late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, May 7th. 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 ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 9/27/13

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 .