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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


Jaguars Take a Break

December 19, 2014

Dear Jackson Families,

It’s been an exciting time for our Jaguars.  The anticipation of reaching winter break has arrived.  As often happens in schools, our days contain very symbolic acts/events.  Traditions and rituals fill our lives and help to fulfill the cycle of the seasons.  School traditions are no exception.  Holiday sing assemblies, decorations, and festive clothing all change the mood in a school.  At this time of year, gift giving, a sense of break/rest, a feeling of accomplishment, singing familiar tunes, and more are all related to the final days before winter break.

What a great time we had this week, which was complete with class parties, festive activities, and our whole school winter sing.  Also, our 5th graders produced a very creative talent show today.  Students played instruments, sang songs, danced to various tunes, performed magic, told jokes, and more.  Their talents were very creative!

The Jackson staff wish all of our Jaguars and families a memorable holiday season. The winter break begins on Monday, December 22, and students will return to school on Monday, January 5Please encourage your Jaguar to read during their winter break. Independent reading builds fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  The Elmhurst Public Library is open many days during our winter break.  If you happen to travel or are a part of any unique events, they can write about their experiences and then bring those back to share with classmates!

There will not be another regular update until we are back in session in 2015.

Have a great, safe holiday season, and we will see you in the new year!
Ryan D. Anderson


Jackson News

Letter of Thanks from D.A.R.E. Officer Mike Reiman
Dear Families,

I wanted to inform staff, students and parents of both Lincoln and Jackson School of my retirement from the Elmhurst Police Department. I have faithfully served the police department and citizens of Elmhurst for more than... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/19/14

Next Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, January 14
Our next student late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, January 14th.

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 deve... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/12/14

Kindergarten and New First Grade Students for 2015-2016
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners and new first grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Eligible kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015.  If you have a child who may ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/12/14

Jackson Dad's Club Fundraising Event - January 10th
The Jackson Dad's Club is holding its first annual fundraising event.  It will be held on Saturday, January 10th from 5:00-9:00 pm at Doc Ryan's.  Enjoy good times, food, and drink while mingling with other Jackson parents. ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/12/14

Winter weather clothes needed to play in snow
Whether it's sooner or later, snow is bound to come to the area.  When it does, students typically enjoy playing in it during the recess times.

We only permit students to play in the snow (given other safe conditions) if they are weari... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/5/14

York ECO Club Sponsors Holiday Lights/Cord Recycling Program
York High School’s ECO Club will again coordinate a holiday lights recycling drive in conjunction with several other schools in District 205. Broken or old Italian mini lights, traditional rope lights, LED lights from any holiday are accepte... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 12/5/14

Weather-related Late Start or School Closures
Several years ago, District 205 implemented a Late Start plan as an alternative to cancelling school for an entire day due to an emergency, such as inclement weather. A Late Start schedule (not to be confused with Student Late Arrival da... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 11/21/14

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

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

Peg Lewis Named Star Educator for September 2014

On October 8, 2014, Peg Lewis was recognized by Kickoff for Kids as the "Star Educator" for September. Peg, the Librarian at Jackson School, was presented with a plaque and gift card for classroom ...more

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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 .