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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

Parent Links

Quick Links

Office Contacts

Anderson, Ryan
Principal ryananderson@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jaguars Kick Off the Year

August 22, 2014

Dear Jackson Families,

Just a few days ago, we had 410 Jaguars and their families enter our school house doors to kick off our school year!  The first day of school marks the start of a new adventure for students and their families.  There are new opportunities, new and familiar friendships, and much learning and growth ahead.  Thank you to our parents and families for joining us throughout that day.  Also, thank you to our PTA and volunteers for your support of our welcome back coffee and afternoon shaved ice social!  Building a school community here at Jackson is one of our goals.

We thank you for choosing Jackson as the place to have your child learn and grow during his/her elementary years, as you do have multiple options.  Your trust in us as your educational system is greatly valued.  A positive school experience and reaching the learning potential for your child takes the collective and coordinated work of three parts: the school, the parents/guardians, and the student.

A critical aspect to making each day of school a great day is how it begins and being on time.  School starts in the classrooms at 8:15 am each day.  Students may gather around the building starting at 8:00 am.  Afternoon Kindergarten starts at 12:05 pm, and students may start assembling on the east sidewalk at 11:55 am.  Of course, arrival and dismissal from school are busy times around the school building.  If you are driving, please use caution.  If you can walk to and from school, we highly encourage it for you and your child.  We look forward to seeing your Jaguar each and every day!

As we look to develop strong communication methods with our families, we believe our 
Jackson website will serve a number of information needs.  You will be able to find the upcoming dates for events in the calendar, in addition to various school and district news items.  Along the left-hand side are more static pieces of information and links to access other related information, such as our PTA website.

What a great year we will make this for our Jaguars!

Have a wonderful 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 

Bus Routes 2014-2015

Late Start Bus Schedules

Jackson News

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
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

Curriculum Night - Thursday, August 28th
Our important curriculum night is coming up on Thursday, August 28th. The Jackson Curriculum Night will be a great opportunity to learn all about your child's academic and school experience, as well as other school information first hand.
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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

Picture Day - August 28th
Picture day will be on Thursday, August 28th.  Be sure to have your student’s hair combed and pearly whites shining!  This is a proof program in which you choose your picture pose after a proof envelope is sent home a few weeks aft... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 8/22/14

Reminder of 2014-15 School Immunization Requirements
Many health care providers are seeing Illinois students for school physicals and immunizations for the upcoming fall. This is a reminder to make sure you understand the code changes and how they may impact your child. The new requirements are spel... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 7/1/14

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

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 .