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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

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
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org


Jackson PBIS PAWS Expectations

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Jaguars Looking Forward to Thanksgiving

November 20, 2015

Dear Jackson Families, 

Thank you to all of you who supported our Family Reading Night and our PTA book fair the past few days through volunteering or buying books.  We had a fun evening last night celebrating literacy as a Jackson community and enjoying our laser show set to music.  At the book fair, students have been excited to be searching for books of interest.  We greatly appreciate the support of our PTA in making it possible for every student to select at least one book.  Reading is such a great path to a child’s heart for learning and opening new interests.  If you haven’t been able to visit the book fair yet, it’s open one more day on Mondaythroughout the school day and evening conferences (Nov. 23rd from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm).

The students’ progress reports came home with students today, and it will be great to have many parents at Jackson on Monday and Tuesday for parent-teacher conferences.  This time provides a structured opportunity to review the progress of your child, as well as to plan for the future.  This is one pre-established time in the calendar for focused discussions to accomplish this valuable contact.  While you are here, please check our foyer for lost and found items.  After next week, we will be donating all remaining clothes.

Jackson School families are to be thanked for supporting so many special programs and activities at Jackson. Students and staff appreciate the time invested to plan and coordinate special contributions, such as classroom/library volunteers, Junior Achievement, Thanksgiving feast, book fair, fall fest, our PTA clubs and many more. Students so value these special opportunities and look forward to their participation. Staff members not only recognize the importance of parent involvement and support but also appreciate the extra resources provided by the Jackson PTA.

It’s hard to believe, but snow is on its way.  Please be safe over the weekend.  Also, thank you for having your Jaguar dressed for the winter weather forecasted for Monday.  During the winter months, we are outside for morning lineup and recess unless the temperature is below zero with the wind chill or the conditions outside are possibly dangerous.

There will not be a weekly update next week.  Enjoy the time with family and friends.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Ryan D. Anderson

Jackson News

Focus 205 Session 4 on December 2 - 21st Century Facilities
The next Focus 205 community engagement session is fast approaching! We've talked about future ready students and classrooms; now we'll be discussing future ready schools. Did you know that the learning environment itself can either enhanc... Continue

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences - Post-Conference Survey
Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary students are being held on Monday, November 23, from 4:30 to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, November 24, from noon to 8 PM. There will be no school for elementary students ONLY on Tuesday. School will be closed f... Continue

Elmhurst Firefighters Organize Holiday Toy Drive
Elmhurst Firefighters from International Association 3541 have organized a toy drive to benefit children at Elmhurst Hospital this holiday season. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages will be collected at Fire Station #1, 404 N. York Stree... Continue

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

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

Plan to Attend Focus 205 Session 4 on December 2nd
The next Focus 205 session is fast approaching! We've talked about future ready students and classrooms; now we'll be discussing future ready schools. Did you know that the learning environment itself can either enhance or impede learning?... Continue

When to stay home from school
Recommendations for when Should Your Child Stay Home from school


Any illness which is accompanied by decreased energy and an inability to sustain usual daily activity level.


Diarrhea or Vomiting:  until illness is ov... Continue

Next Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
Our next student late arrival day is Wednesday, December 2nd.

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 time ... Continue

Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 23 & 24
Parent-Teacher Conferences are set for Monday, November 23rd & Tuesday, November 24th, by pre-scheduled appointment.

Teachers and staff at Jackson School are looking forward to the opportunity to sit down with parents an... Continue

Jackson Moms’ Night Out – Paint, Relax and Socialize!
Tuesday, December 8th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Lezza Spumoni & Desserts, 544 Spring Rd, Elmhurst


Come join other Jackson moms for a fun night out!  Artist Janet Long of Mona Lisa & Merlot will guide the group step-by-step throu... Continue

Save the Date for Summer Rec Open House - Jan. 27
Save the Date


District 205 PTA

Summer Recreation Open House


Wednesday, January 27, 2016


York Community High School

355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst


See attached for more information. Continue

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

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!!

Enrollment: 420

District Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates


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 .