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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 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Anderson, Ryan
Principal randerson@elmhurst205.org
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org
Marincic, Erin
Assistant Secretary/ Educational Assistant emarincic@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org


Jump Rope for Heart 2017

Jackson News


This year, the DuPage Region of the Illinois Principals Association will be offering new and exciting opportunities for your students to earn scholarships to camps, enrichment programs, colleges and universities that your students plan on attending.


They will be offering up to three scholarships this year, and the students chosen will be honored at our Student Recognition Breakfast on April 24, 2017.  Students enrolled in Kindergarten through eighth grade have the opportunity to earn up to $250 to a camp or enrichment program they plan on attending in the Spring/Summer of 2017, and high school Seniors have the opportunity to apply for a $500 scholarship to a college or university they plan on attending in the Fall of 2017. They will be awarding one elementary scholarship, one middle school scholarship and one high school scholarship.


In order for the student to apply, the principal or assistant principal of the building must be a member of the Illinois Principals Association.  All students meeting this and other criteria listed on the scholarship application are eligible to apply.


The scholarship applications are below in two separate Google forms (Elementary/Middle School and High School).  Students will need to fill out the form and answer questions; there are also additional materials that students have to email, all of which are indicated on the application.


Scholarship applications are due by Wednesday, March 8, 2017.



Elementary/Middle School Scholarship Application Form:



High School Scholarship Application Form:




In a couple of weeks you will see your child's artwork on his/her very own personalized catalog!  You’ll be able to order timeless keepsakes to cherish for years to come and at the same time help raise money for Jackson Elementary School.  


Check out www.square1art.com/shop for gift ideas!


All students who attend school in Elmhurst, public or private, are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 8th. The 21st annual Student Chess Tournament will be held on Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school.
receive; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Last year, over 200 students participated in the tournament.

Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slips and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com.


Know an outstanding youth volunteer? The City of Elmhurst’s Commission on Youth is currently seeking nominees for its annual Exemplary Youth Service Awards, the presentation of which will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Sandburg Middle School. Nominations are being accepted for young volunteers who reside within Elmhurst District 205 boundaries or attend an Elmhurst school.


To receive a paper nomination form, call the City of Elmhurst at 630-530-3010 or visit www.elmhurst.org/1291/Exemplary-Youth-Service-Award to access the online form. Nominees must be students in grades K-12; service must be voluntary and unpaid. Nominations must be received by Friday March 10, 2017. Award winners will be personally congratulated by the Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, with a reception following the program. For more information, contact Youth Commission Chair Jackie Tamer at jackietamer@gmail.com.


With a theme of The Future is Now, the 2017 D205 Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, at The Hyatt Lodge on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. Join a community of friends ready to support a learning revolution by raising funds that will help promote future ready learning and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools. The event promises to be an elegant and entertaining evening featuring a plated dinner, beverages, raffles, awesome mini and live auctions, as well as an opportunity to hear about new trends in learning spaces and education. Cost is $175 per person and space is limited; visit www.elmhurst205.org/2017gala to learn more and purchase tickets.

Another way to participate, even if you can't attend the Gala, is to purchase a "Golden Raffle Ticket" for $100. Only 100 tickets are being sold and the winner will get to chose one of the following trips: 4-nights stay in Puntacana, Dominican Republic, Sam Adams Boston VIP Tour, or a 3-Nights Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway - airfare for two included.  To purchase a raffle ticket, please email Pam Hamil at pjhamil@gmail.com.


On Tuesday evening, January 24, the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education approved the appointment of three new elementary principals who will serve Emerson, Jackson and Lincoln Schools in 2017-18. All three will begin work in District 205 on July 1, 2017.

Christine Trendel will be heading up Jackson Elementary School next fall.

 She comes to Elmhurst from Naperville District 203, where she has served for three years as the assistant principal of the highly diverse Mill Street Elementary School. She has served as the point person on special education issues and has direct experience with a Spanish dual language program.

Previously, she was a third and fourth grade teacher in Arlington Heights District 25 for four years, where she also worked as an assistant principal. She was the District’s Teaching and Learning Facilitator for five years, where she led professional development for teachers and administrators. “I am honored and excited to be appointed principal at Jackson Elementary School. I am looking forward to developing positive relationships with each parent and staff member. Working in partnership, I am confident that all students will be challenged, nurtured, and motivated to be innovative learners and leaders,” said Ms. Trendel.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish Teaching from the University of Illinois, Champaign; a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and a General Administrative endorsement from Roosevelt University. "Christine is a natural leader. She has experience with diverse learning populations, a deep understanding of instruction and the effective use of data, and demonstrated success working with students with special needs. Her combination of building and district-level experience will be invaluable in helping us manage the change process. She is the right person at the right time, and we are lucky to have her," said Dr. Moyer.


We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners and new first grade students for the 2017-2018 school year.  Eligible kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017.  If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the Jackson office.

If you know of a family in your neighborhood that may have a child that is eligible, please encourage them to call.  Our number is 630-834-4544. 


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.


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!!

Bus Routes 2016-2017

Bus 1 (Revised 8-17-2016)

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4


Jackson Late Bus Schedules

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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