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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 Habla Espanol!

January 30, 2015

Dear Jackson Families,

Last night, our 5th grade Jaguars demonstrated their multilingual talents, as we hosted Sra. Berger’s Spanish Show.  Students were dressed in many colors, different costumes, and even authentic Bolivian apparel. This grand event demonstrated to Jackson families the type of world language skills they had been learning for the past three years.  There was singing, dancing, royal displays, vibrant props, speeches, fashion shows, and much was had by everyone!  When students experience all of the unique features of learning a world language, they grow as a member of our global society.  The timing of this show fits right in with our 5th graders and parents making world language decisions for next year at middle school.  Thank you to 5th grade parents for returning that form next week.

Next month, we will hold our kindergarten and new student enrollment for 2015-2016.  If you have an incoming student, please contact our office (630-834-4544) to inform us.  Likewise, if you have a neighbor with a student for next year, please pass our contact information on to them. 

Our PTA carnival is coming up on Saturday, February 21st.  We look forward to a great time with our Jackson families being together to enjoy fun times for our students.  For more information about our great upcoming carnival, please see the packet of information your child was given or visit the PTA carnival page

Even though Groundhog Day is Monday, it seems doubtful that spring is coming soon.  Between snow and cold, it’s hard to predict what the conditions might be each morning.  Thanks for having your child ready to go each day.  If you stay connected to the District 205 website, that will provide any important cancellations and updates.  

Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend.
Ryan D. Anderson


Jackson News

Next Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, February 11
Our next student late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, February 11th.

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 dev... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/30/15

Science Olympiad is an evening of science activities.  Students team up and work with a parent, participating in three different grade-level activities.  These vary from science experiments, hands-on fun, to discovery learning.  The... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/23/15

For Parents-Jump Rope For Heart
Thank you parents for your support of Jump Rope for Heart at Jackson. Besides sending out emails and jumping rope, the American Heart Association advocates for a heart healthy lifestyle and offers numerous informational resources to assist pa... Continue
Posted by: Stephen Fijor
Published: 1/21/15

PARCC Testing Dates
Starting this year, the state-wide standardized tests taken by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders has changed to PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).  For a number of reasons, these tests will look different fr... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/16/15

Kindergarten and “New to First Grade” Enrollment Dates
Enrollment for 2015-16 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 10, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 11, from 12:30 to ... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/16/15

Special Message from the Superintendent
After a 42-year educational career, I have made the difficult decision to retire from Elmhurst District 205 at the end of the 2014-15 school year. It has been an exceptional journey, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity ... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 1/14/15

Purchase Silver Ball Tickets Now
The District 205 Foundation's Silver Ball 25th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser will be held at the fabulously refurbished Drake Oak Brook hotel on February 7​th​.

Ticket price includes beverages, plated di... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/9/15

Give Kids a Smile Day
The Dental Clinic at DuPage County Health Department is planning the American Dental Association’s 13th annual Give Kids A Smile Day® for February 6, 2015 (Friday) 9:00 am - 3:30pm.   Give Kid... Continue
Posted by: Ryan Anderson
Published: 1/9/15

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

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

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 .