24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Jaguars Give Thanks
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 great evening last night celebrating literacy as a Jackson community and enjoying our Bubble Show by Geoff Akins. 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 a key 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 final day throughout the school day and evening conferences ( ).
The students’ progress reports came home with students today, and it will be great to have many parents at Jackson and 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. Of course, there are other times of the year that call for meeting with our parents. We never want our families to view this as the only time for such communication. It’s simply 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 Elementary parents are to be thanked for supporting so many special programs/activities at Jackson. Students and staff appreciate the time invested to plan and coordinate special contributions, such as classroom/library volunteers, holiday parties, Thanksgiving feast, book fair, fall fest, carnival, fun lunch, 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.
Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to show our thankfulness to our parents and families for their continued support in making Jackson a great place for children to learn and grow. You could certainly see how Thanksgiving is approaching in recent days. Between art projects, writing assignments, poetry creations, and more, Jaguars are reflecting on all parts of their lives for what they have to give thanks. The coming holiday provides a wonderful chance for students to share their gratitude with their family.
There won’t be a weekly update next week.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Ryan D. Anderson
Jaguar First Graders Learn about Veterans Day
Next Student Late Arrival Day - Wednesday, December 10
Our next student late arrival day is coming up on Wednesday, December 10th.
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
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
Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 24 & 25
Parent-Teacher Conferences are set for Monday, November 24th & Tuesday, November 25th, by pre-scheduled appointment.
Teachers and staff at Jackson School are looking forward to the opportunity to sit down with parents and to ... 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
Jackson School Pledge and Award Winners
Each day at school, our students recite the Jackson School Pledge following the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a character pledge which has connections with the Character Counts pillars that students have recited for years at Jackson.
At Jackso... Continue
State of Illinois Releases Annual School Report Cards
The State of Illinois released the annual school report cards for 2013-14 on October 31, 2014. They are published on the District 205 website under District -> State School Report Cards or are available through the Illinois Report Card website ... 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 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!!
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
District Events Calendar
District 205 News
Board Meeting Dates
Jackson Second Grade Team Wins Those Who Excel Award
On October 19, 2013, the Jackson Second Grade Team received a Those Who Excel award from the Illinois State Board of Education in the team category. The Jackson Second Grade Team includes Becky Hursh, Lori Jorbin, Cathy Moran, and Sue Latoria.
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
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.
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.