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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


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

Trendel, Christine
Chaidez, Veronica
Assistant Secretary
Kragel, Jenna
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


Dear Jackson Families,

We kicked off our week with a Kindness is the New Cool assembly!  Our focus is working as a team in the lunchroom by helping each other with the three lunch expectations: Use a level 1 voice, Be kind, and Clean-up!  Each classroom has set a goal for the week. Each classroom has set a goal for their lunchroom behavior. We have three stuffed jaguar friends; Jazzy, Jedi, and Joy that will visit classrooms throughout the week to celebrate and recognize classrooms meeting their goal and working as a team in the cafeteria.  

5Essentials Survey
The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes.Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name.

A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted November 15 through January 18, 2019. I hope you will participate as this information is required for our state report card!

Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 School Year
If you have a student entering kindergarten or 1st grade (new) next school year, please contact Jacki Lawrence in the Jackson office at jlawrence@elmhurst205.org.  This will help us make sure you get information regarding kindergarten registration which will take place in February.  Your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2018. Also, spread the word to any neighbors that might be new to the Jackson community.

Square 1 Art orders have been shipped!

Square 1 Art orders have been shipped.  Thank you to everyone who ordered Square 1 Art products. Expected arrival date of all ordered art products is December 20th.  All orders will be shipped to the school and will be passed out to your child to take home in his/her backpack.  If the order is too large to fit into your child’s backpack, a note will be sent home instead asking you to pick up your order from the front office at Jackson School.Did you miss out on ordering useful gifts that display your child's artwork? It's not too late to order.Jackson Elementary school will still benefit from your order for the rest of 2016!  Shop online anytime during the year atwww.square1art.com/shop.  You may also call Square 1 Art Customer Care at 888.332.3294 to order by phone.  Remember, your child’s access code is located on their catalog. Together, we can help support Jackson Elementary school, build your child’s self-esteem and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.

REACH Parent Group Monthly Meeting
FRIDAY 12/14, 9:15 – REACH Parent Group Monthly Meeting at the Elmhurst Public Library, (The Kossmann Room.) ALL D205 parents are invited to join us. Deb Lee, D205 Director of Curriculum and REACH Coordinator will be in attendance.

Information From Last Week:

Morning Arrival
The safety of our students in our top priority.  We will not tolerate cars driving around buses with the stop sign out while unloading students.  Driving around a bus with the stop sign displayed is illegal and could result in a $500 ticket.  Please be patient and cautious along Mitchell Avenue in the morning. You can help keep the drop off line short by staying in your car and dropping your child anywhere along Mitchell, not just near the door.  

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!!

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Please review the following  for further information on seasonal influenza.  

CDC Seasonal Influenza :  



Late Arrivals
We have many students late on Wednesdays unsure if it is a late arrival.  Our late arrivals for the rest of the year are:

  • December 12
  • January 16
  • February 6 and 20
  • March 6 and 20
  • April 3 and 24
  • May 8

There is a calendar on the D205 website that has a great, quick way to see holidays, late arrival, etc.

Students Leaving For Lunch
When students are going home with a friend for lunch, the office needs written permission.  Please send an email to Mrs. Lawrence (jlawrence@elmhurst205.org) in the office so that we are aware of the change.     

Upcoming Dates

  • December 12: Student Late Arrival
  • December 18: Bryan Area Band Concert
  • December 20: Bryan Area Orchestra Concert
  • ​​​​​​​December 24-January 4: No School; Winter Break


Christine Trendel



2018-2019 Bus Schedules

Please see below for the 2018-2019 bus routes. Please arrive at your stop about 10 minutes early until the routes are fully established. 


Bus 1 

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4


2018-2019 Late Arrival Bus Schedule

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