24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Jaguars Celebrate Earth Day
April 22, 2016
Battle of the Books, Jackson takes Bronze
Congratulations to the Jackson Battle of the Books team who tied for third place at the annual Crosstown Classic on April 11, 2016. Team members read five books in two weeks to prepare for the competition. The books were First Team by Tim Green, Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen, Rain Reign by Ann Martin, and The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann. Kudos to the team members and their supportive families and classroom teachers. We are proud of you!
Each day at school, our students recite the Jackson School Pledge following the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a new character pledge which has connections with the our PBIS initiative to help students be successful.
At Jackson School, we:
* Are prepared
* Have a positive attitude
* Make wise choices
* Work and play safely
This year, our staff has continued its work with our students to try to help them operationalize this pledge; students need to understand what these statement look and sound like.
Some of these teaching efforts occur in common areas and during the lunch hour. Throughout the year, we will be recognizing some students who step up to demonstrate these characteristics during the lunch hour.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients and thank you to all students who step up to make wise choices during their days at Jackson!
The last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are required to be built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar.
The Elmhurst Art Museum hosts an annual K-8 exhibit of student work from District 205. Each elementary and middle school submits 12 works in a variety of media, selected by the art teachers. Coinciding with Art in the Park, this year’s exhibit will be on display April 29 to May 2, with an opening reception on Friday, April 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Avenue.
Our last student late arrival day is Wednesday, May 4th.
Wednesday, September 2 Wednesday, February 3
Wednesday, October 14 Wednesday, March 2
Wednesday, November 4 Wednesday, April 6
Wednesday, December 2 Wednesday, May 4
Wednesday, January 6
Attention parents of incoming Bryan Middle School 6th graders:
It may be hard to believe, but middle school is right around the corner and we are getting excited to welcome your students to Bryan Middle School in the fall!
Bryan Middle School would like to invite you to our Open House that takes place on Thursday, May 12th starting at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Parents will hear a short presentation made by 6th grade teachers followed by a question and answer session with students and staff. Afterwards in the cafeteria, PTA members will be selling spirit wear and Viking staff will be on site to purchase PE uniforms.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 630-617-2350.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
It is time again for the Jackson ECO Club to encourage all Jackson students to make a difference in the future of our world. Once again, we will adopt an Animal from the Brookfield Zoo in the Share the Care Program. This program is designed to assist in the care of a specific animal which our students will decide. At the end of the week, the animal with the most money will win the adoption. All money will go to the Brookfield Zoo. Our adopted animal will be pictured in the hall near the office.
Congratulations to Ms. Sharon Holt, Jackson School First Grade teacher recognized as Star Educator for April. On April 6, Ms. Holt was surprised to learn that she was nominated by a parent for the Star Educator Award from Kickoff for Kids.
She was nominated by a parent who said:
We are excited to announce that we will have a Jackson All Sing after school on Friday May 6th, 2016. This event will give our 1st-5th grade students the opportunity to perform and showcase their amazing talents! Please find the arrival times and performance times listed by grade level below. Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to perform during the school day on different times and dates. Kindergarten teachers will send home performance details soon.
Show times will be approximately 30 minutes and will feature individual and combined grade level performances. We hope to see you there!
Mr. Schopp and Mr. Mitchell
As a result of sanitary sewer system improvements, Jackson Street is being closed in sections. We believe that the intersection for Jackson Street and Mitchell Avenue will be restricted soon.
See attached and below from the City of Elmhurst for some details.
Please be prepared for alternative routes for car traffic likely starting during the week of May 2nd.
The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.
The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. Jackson will be administering the assessments beginning on April 11.
You may enjoy sitting down with your child to take the PARCC practice assessment. This is a good opportunity for you and your child to go through what will be expected and become more familiar with the format before your child takes the assessment. You may access the PARCC practice assessments atwww.parcconline.org/assessments/practice-tests .
Attached you will find a letter from the Illinois State Superintendent, Dr. Smith.
The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students in order to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year round!
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.
Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.
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 absence will be considered unexcused if this procedure is not followed. Students approved for a vacation will be expected to complete missing class work after returning. Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work. Teachers will not provide class work or assignments in advance.
Bus Routes 2015-2016
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!!
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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
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.