Jackson Elementary School


Jackson Weekly Wrap Up

Jackson Weekly Wrap-up

November 30, 2018

Dear Jackson Families,

We had a great week back to school after a short break!  I am so proud of our Jaguars for writing about 630 letters to the troops!  These letters will be sent by the USO to active service members around the world over the holidays.  We participated in letter writing through US99.5’s 10,000 Letters to the Troops campaign on the Stylz and Roman morning show.  They gave Jackson School a radio shout out earlier this week!

This week also we saw some changes in morning and lunch supervision.  At arrival, you may have noticed additional staff to help supervise students and manage morning routines.  We also have two teachers in the lunchroom each day to help with supervision and to remind students of our three lunchroom expectations: Use a level 1 voice, clean-up, and be kind to others.   On Monday, we will have a special assembly to review lunch expectations, set classroom goals, and unveil our new Kindness t-shirts. Be sure to check out our social media for pictures!

Morning Arrival
The safety of our students is 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 :  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

Information From Last Week:

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.     

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! 

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

Posted by: Jacki Lawrence Published:11/30/18
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