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630/617-2363

Hours

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 randerson@elmhurst205.org
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Jaguars Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2016

Dear Jackson Families,

We are getting closer to the end of the year, and that means BRAG night is just around the corner.  This is always such a fun event, as students get to show off many artifacts from their year of hard work.  We look forward to seeing your Jaguar and you on Thursday, April 28th between 5:30-7:00 pm. 

Then, please mark your calendars.  Our 1st through 5th graders will have their music performances on the evening of May 6th.  Click here to see the schedule.  This is the time of year for our students and staff to showcase all of their work.

As we move into late April, Earth Week is upon us.  We thank you for your support of our students’ learning and practicing ways to improve the environment around us.  Teaching them to be good stewards of our resources is an important goal as they move through their childhood.

The City of Elmhurst has begun the construction projects on Jackson Street, but their progress has been slowed from the original plans.  At this point, we anticipate Mitchell Avenue being blocked during the week of May 2nd.  For several weeks, the traffic patterns nearby Jackson School will be affected.  We will keep you updated, including the change in routes for buses and car traffic in the morning and afternoon.  We appreciate your patience through this construction work and the extra time it will take to drive on certain days.  For those families who live within a walking distance, we strongly encourage you to walk to and from school.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan D. Anderson
Principal


 

Battle of the Books, Jackson takes Bronze

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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!

 

Jackson News

4/29/16

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.

For the character pledge of making wise choices, our lunch staff nominated the following students for our lunch PAWS award:
 

First Grade:

 

 

Second Grade:

 

 

Third Grade:

 

 

Fourth Grade:

 

Fifth Grade:

 

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!

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4/27/16

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. 
 

May 23

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior last day of school at the conclusion of exams.

May 26

  • Last day of attendance for early childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students.
  • Last day of attendance for 8th grade

May 27

  • Last day of school for grades 1-5.  Early dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
  • Last day of school for grades 6 and 7.  Early dismissal at 11:35 a.m.
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4/26/16

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.

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4/22/16

Our last student late arrival day is Wednesday, May 4th.

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 for our staff. These will work as follows:

  • Once per month on the first Wednesday in September through May except October 14th, school will start later than normal. On these days, the bell to start school will ring at 9:15 am. In most cases, students should start arriving to Jackson for morning line-up at 9:00 am.
  • Kindergarten will have a modified schedule on these days, with AM kindergarten from 9:15 am to 11:40 am and PM kindergarten from 12:40 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Before school care will be provided by the Elmhurst Park District from 7:00 - 9:15 AM (one additional hour) on these scheduled District 205 Student Late Arrival Days for Rec Station participants who are registered for Wednesday morning Rec Station. For more information about the Rec Station program, please call the Park District's Program Manager Angela Perry at 630-993-8678.
  • The Student Late Arrival Schedule for 2015-16 will be as follows:

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

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4/22/16

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!

 

Respectfully,

 

Jacquie Discipio

Principal

 

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4/22/16

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. 

All students are welcome to make a donation to their favorite animal. 

This event takes place on April 27, 28, and 29 during lunch times. 

Students can earn a pin for a donation that makes a difference in the care of the animal. Collect all pins or just donate to your favorite animal. This year we have selected these animals:

 

Rainbow Boa

Bald Eagle 

Baby Gorilla

Red Panda

Okapi

The winner will be announced after the collection.  We encourage all students to make a difference in the lives of the animals that depend on our ecosystem. 

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4/22/16

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.

 

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She was nominated by a parent who said:

Sharon Holt is an amazing teacher! My daughter has special needs and from day one, Sharon has gone out of her way to find ways to help her learn and grow. She has spent extra time outside the classroom coming up with strategies to help my daughter in the classroom and with peers (late night phone calls and emails which are far beyond the call of duty). For the week my daughter was "star of the week," Sharon reached out to me in advance to see what I thought would help so that she could be successful in her own way. She does'n't use "cookie cutter" approaches, but instead looks at each situation with an open mind and creative approach. For a parent of a child with special needs, it is truly a gift to have a  teacher like Sharon for your child. It's also worth noting that my older son (without special needs) had Sharon as his first grade teacher and she took the same approach for him as I see her take with my younger daughter. So regardless of the ability, she takes the time to get to know the student and find a way to help them learn. That is why she is amazing.



The award was presented by Karin Dochoff, Project Manager for Kickoff for Kids. Kickoff for Kids (KoK) is an Elmhurst-based charity that raises funds for initiatives that support children in our community. This initiative seeks to recognize local educators whose hard work makes a difference in the lives of children.

This award was established to recognize the outstanding service of local public and private school elementary educators. Award recipients are nominated by community members, parents, students or peers and are selected based on performance, including the demonstration of exceptional commitment to children. Nominations are due by the 10th of each month.

 

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4/8/16

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.

 

Grade Levels

Arrival Time

(Please drop off students at the Jackson gym)       

Performance Time

(Jackson School Multi-Purpose Room)

1st and 2nd Grade

 

    4:45 PM

5:00 PM

3rd and 4th Grade

 

    5:45 PM

6:00 PM

Jackson Singers and 5th Grade

    6:45 PM

7:00 PM

 

Show times will be approximately 30 minutes and will feature individual and combined grade level performances. We hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Schopp and Mr. Mitchell

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3/24/16

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.

 

 


 


 

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3/22/16

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.

Last year, the PARCC assessment was given during two separate testing windows. This year it has been consolidated into a single testing window and the total assessment time has been reduced by approximately 90 minutes. The assessment is still aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and maintains its focus on critical thinking, concept mastery, and writing skills.

The Illinois State Board of Education expects to receive PARCC assessment scores more quickly than last year. We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program.

If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact your child’s principal.

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3/18/16

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.


Last year the PARCC assessment was given during two separate testing windows. This year it has been consolidated into a single testing window and the total assessment time has been reduced by approximately 90 minutes. The assessment is still aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and maintains its focus on critical thinking, concept mastery, and writing skills.

The Illinois State Board of Education expects to receive PARCC assessment scores more quickly than last year. We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall.  We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program.

 

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 .

If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact Mr. Anderson.

 

Attached you will find a letter from the Illinois State Superintendent, Dr. Smith.

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3/13/16

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 Summer Instrumental Music Program will run from June 6 through July 8. (No class on Monday, July 4)
  • NEW this year, incoming 9th grade band and orchestra students may also register and participate in the sessions at York High School.
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Sessions for current elementary students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Sandburg Middle School. Each session is one hour. The final performances for the elementary sessions will be on FRIDAY morning, July 8.
  • Sessions for current middle school students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. The sessions at York also include an opportunity for students to participate in Jazz Band. See the attached program description for more details.

 

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.

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8/21/15

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.

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Bus Routes 2015-2016

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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. 

 

Click here to access the article .