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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

Trendel, Christine
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


Today closes out another busy week at Jackson! This week brought us Running Club, a PTA meeting, and the start of our new third grade teacher. As we continue to increase academic demands, our staff is thinking about fostering growth mindset in ourselves and our students. Growth mindset fosters a love of learning, perseverance, and a belief that we can continue to improve and learn.

We are working on parent teacher conference online sign up. This will be a two-step process. The first step is for all parents to sign up for PowerSchool. The email with information for signing up has been delayed a few times and was supposed to go out yesterday. Our Wifi across the district was down almost the entire school day yesterday, which delayed this information coming out. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this process for the first time!

If your child will be going home with a friend for lunch, we must have permission in order to send them. Please email the office with permission or send a note. Also, our lost and found is FULL of sweatshirts and jackets. Please check for any missing items at Boo Bash next Friday. All items will be donated the week of October 30. 

District 205 is hoping to get input from parents about the implementation of a Dual Language program. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/D205dualsurvey to take a very brief survey. 

Is there is a District 205 educator who you feel merits nomination for a 2018 Golden Apple Award? Nominations are now open for awards in excellence in teaching and leadership. This year, Golden Apple is honoring teachers and leaders currently working in a public or non­public elementary schools at the Pre-K-3rd grade levels. The deadline to nominate an educator for the 2018 award is December 15, 2017. Click here for the online nomination form.

If you drop off along Mitchell Avenue in the morning. please pay attention to posted signs on Mitchell Avenue and DO NOT park on Mitchell Avenue during drop off. Students need to exit cars and cars need to pull forward and exit the lane immediately to keep traffic flow going. If you would like to watch your child walk into school, you must park on another street. I am reviewing our morning traffic patterns and considering options for improvement. 

On November 1st, we will start a NEW PTA fundraiser and community activity! The Jackson Read-A-Thon Fundraiser which will run from 11/1 through 11/17. Our goal is for our Jaguars to read and raise money for 2,500 books for our classroom libraries. Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

The Aidan Shea Foundation's 2nd Annual Event - "Greek Gods in the Gutter" - is being held from 7-10 p.m.December 2nd at Fitz's Spare Keys. All in the Jackson Community are invited to attend and bring friends to this special night remembering Aidan and raising funds in his honor. The night will feature bowling, kids prize room, silent auction, gift card grab bag and food and drink fit for Greek Gods! We have some really great Jackson auction items - Principal and Librarian for 1/2 day in the silent auction so come ready to bid! Tickets ($75 for adults and $30 for kids) are available on EventBee (search for Aidan Shea Foundation or Greek Gods in the Gutter). All kids tickets come with a free event t-shirt! Proceeds will benefit Lurie Children's Hospital Project IGNITE, the Jackson Library, and Gift of Hope Organ/Tissue Donor Network. For more information or to donate something to the event, check out our Facebook page or email info@aidansheafoundation.org

Please see below for a message from Student Council:

Hello Parents,

As some of you may know, we are having a staff pumpkin raffle. The pumpkin raffle is when you buy raffle tickets, sold by student council, for a dollar a ticket. Then you put your ticket in a bag for a pumpkin you like that is made by a staff member. On Tuesday, October 31, Halloween, there will be a big assembly for the whole school. Finally, Mrs. Trendel will draw a name out of the bag and whoevers name it is will win the pumpkin. You may even win multiple times. Ticket sales will be during the lunch hours on Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31. 

Written by 
Sophia Amendola: President
Alison Poku: Secretary
Avery Orel: Treasurer 

Upcoming Events:

  • October 25: Student Late Arrival- No Eco Club!
  • October 27: 6:30-8:00pm, PTA Boo Bash
  • October 30 and 31: Pumpkin Raffle tickets for sale at lunch
  • November 7: PTC sign up opens online. More information coming soon! Please see Thursday’s email to create a PowerSchool Account.

District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.


The purchase of an outdoor or beautiful indoor tree will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group scheduled for delivery on November 25th, or ordered individually and picked up (or delivered for a $20 fee) on December 2nd.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block or to purchase a tree. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees for more information or to place an order. Orders are due by Friday, October 27th. 


In his latest Superintendent's column, Dr. David Moyer chronicles the many positive things happening in District 205 this school year. From Acceleration Time to Instructional Rounds to Eureka Math and a Growth Mindset - there are many new initiatives designed to increase rigor and relevance that lead to more highly-engaged students and future-ready learning.

You may also follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com. Follow Elmhurst District 205 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElmhurstD205.


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 2017-2018

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Jackson Late Arrival Bus Schedules

The following dates are Student Late Arrival Days: 

8/30. 9/20,10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 1/17, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9


Bus 1 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 2 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 3 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

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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