News Post

Barbara Pisciotto

Dear Jackson Families, 

It is hard to believe that this brings the 2019-2020 school year to a close. Our students have shown us incredible independence and perseverance over the last 10 weeks. We are so proud of all their hard work! This week, we celebrated students with virtual class parties and picnics and recognized our 5th graders with a virtual clap in ceremony with our staff. It is important that even though it is different circumstances, we recognize the hard work and talent of our Jackson Jaguars. 

There are many unknowns as we head into summer. As soon as we have any information to share, I will be reaching out to you. Please keep an eye on your email for messages from myself and/or Dr. Moyer this summer. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Chromebook/iPad Drop-off: Tuesday from 10am-2pm
Please see information here for collection of school issued devices. If you have a school issued Chromebook or iPad for Remote Learning, you need to return it to school on Tuesday using a contactless drop off. If your child is participating in any formal D205 Summer School, please keep your device. 

SBRs Available
Your child’s electronic report card is available today after 3 pm through PowerSchool. Please log in to view.  

Summer Activities Available through SeeSaw
SeeSaw Summer activities will be available for your child! These optional activities will be automatically loaded into your child's SeeSaw account each week beginning June 8th. These activities are created by SeeSaw and not D205 staff. While teachers will not be providing feedback and are not connected during the summer months, these are great activities to help keep your student learning throughout the summer! Here is information about the program SeeSaw Summer Program  and the Family Tracker you can use to motivate your students Family Tracker English Family Tracker Spanish! We hope you have a fun and safe summer!    

D205 and Community Meal Services
D205 Grab-N-Go Meal Service
To assist students, the D205 Food Services Department is offering meal pick-up services during the closure period.

District 205 will supply meals for any students under 18. Pick up will take place at Churchville Middle School-Curb drive-thru and York High School - Curb drive-thru on Mondays and Wednesdays through the end of May 2020. We ask that as you pull through the pick-up line at CMS, please be courteous of our neighboring properties and not block driveways:

  • May 25  No services
  • Wednesday, May 27 from 9:00-10:30 Grab N Go breakfast &/lunches for three days can be picked for each child. 

Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Updates
The Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry is set to be in Bensenville on May 29, 2020 at Fenton High School.

  • 4-5:30 p.m.
    May 29
    Fenton High School. 1000 W Green St., Bensenville, IL 60106

Please enter Fenton from Grove Street and use the farthest east entrance. Pull into the bus lane that is located in the front of the school. Remain in your car and as you get close to the auditorium open your trunk so your food items can be loaded for you.

The mobile pantry will return to Churchville Middle School, 155 Victory Parkway Elmhurst, IL 60126, on the following dates throughout the summer. We are asking that guests not block residential driveways when lining up as a courtesy to our neighbors:

  • June  18 - 2:00-3:30 pm 
    July   15 - 2:00-3:30 pm
    Sept. 12 - 11:00-12:30 pm

Addison Township Food Pantry Meal Services

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday
    8  a.m. to  9 a.m. is reserved for residents 60 and over
    9 a.m.  to 12 p.m. is reserved for all residents

Cars should enter at 401 N. Addison Road. Please remain in your car. The pantry now uses "Curbside Pickup”. Staff will place bags in each vehicle. Accommodations will be made for Seniors, special needs, disabled or residents with unique hardships who cannot make it to the food pantry at the above listed days and hours. Any resident who needs assistance with food will be helped. Caseworkers are working remotely and will assist residents with emergency and general assistance issues.

Please check www.addisontownship.com  or call (630) 530-8161 for more information

Staffing Changes for 2020-2021
Next year brings a few changes to our Jackson team.  

  • Mrs. Brooks will be joining our fifth grade team as we celebrate Mrs. Schneider’s retirement.
  • Mrs. Molidor will be joining Field Elementary as a part-time resource teacher next year.  We will welcome Madeline Collins from out of the district to Jackson as a full time resource teacher.
  • Mrs. Smith will be the assistant principal at Lincoln full time for 20-21.  We will welcome Ms. Caity Collins to Jackson half time to Jackson.  Ms. Collins is currently the assistant principal at Emerson and Fischer.
  • Mrs. Lempke, one of our reading specialists, will be moving on to be assistant principal of an elementary school in Arlington Heights.  We wish her well!  Mrs. Lindsey Fiore, currently teaching fourth grade at Hawthorne, will join our reading specialist team at Jackson. 

Celebrating Mrs. Schneider’s Retirement
After a long and wonderful career as a lifelong educator, Mrs. Schneider will be retiring at the end of this year. Quarantine celebrations are just not enough to honor her commitment and dedication to Jackson School! She is a fierce advocate for our students, making sure each had the opportunity for success. She has been a dedicated sponsor for student council and safety patrol. We will miss her hilarious sense of humor, nicknames, and leadership. We wish you well, Mrs. Schneider.   

Sincerely,

Christine Trendel
Principal

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Celebrating Arbor Day

The City of Elmhurst planted a tree in front of our school in celebration of Arbor Day. The 2nd grade class celebrated by singing songs, presenting cards to the city and putting the finishing touches to plant the tree.

5th graders working in groups on decimal division.

4th graders planning their Nora friend visit!

Our day started with lots of work as readers and writers. 3rd grade researching countries, 2nd graders using non fiction text features, and kindergarten readers’ workshop!

Our kinder cuties explored snow today and discussed what they notice/wonder. One asked, “why is the snow still white even though the sun isn’t shining on it?” (They previously learned snow is clear.) 💚 this problem based learning experience and our teachers for trying something new!

Kicking off passion projects for 2020 in 4th grade! All students are channeling passion focused on a historic event or person. Love this amazing start!

5th graders posing questions they want to answer through their explorer research. Next one was: What was the effect of their trip?

Third graders are sharing their backpack designs in See Saw! Today the class watched one example!

First grade tackling three steps to solve math problems: Read, Draw, Write! One student told another, “Don’t be scared! Think positive!” 💚💚

5th graders find main idea using different strategies and reflect on what works for them as readers.

3rd graders are in the final phases of design on their Defined STEM backpack project!

2nd graders are getting ready for their human body unit! 🤣 We had lots of fun tracing today!

Blended learning in @jacksonartspace! 5th graders watching their next steps on video!

Adding 2 addenda by making a new ten! Conceptual math helps students understand place value and expand number sense!

5th graders posing questions they want to answer through their explorer research. Next one was: What was the effect of their trip?

Learning about Simple machines is so much more fun and engaging when the Dupage Children’s Museum comes to us!! 3rd grade kicks off their unit with some really cool authentic exploration!

Our kinder cuties explored snow today and discussed what they notice/wonder. One asked, “why is the snow still white even though the sun isn’t shining on it?” (They previously learned snow is clear.) 💚 this problem based learning experience and our teachers for trying something new!

Kinder students are predicting which kind of salt will melt the snow first. Making predictions in their inquiry based unit!

3rd graders are learning fractions! Small groups and games are helping build number sense!

What better way to celebrate coming together to meet a goal for Kindness than Fort Reading! 🙌🏻 Ms. Q’s 4th graders were giddy with delight in their cozy spaces. 📚📖📚

Kindergarten got right to work writing today! They will be ready for 1st grade before we know it!

 

Fifth grade has started printmaking in Art and it’s all about those intricate details!! Sketch, transfer, reveal, cut and use...can’t wait to see their finished products!

Fifth grade has started printmaking in Art and it’s all about those intricate details!! Sketch, transfer, reveal, cut and use...can’t wait to see their finished products!

Second graders are activating schema by connecting what they already know about crocodiles to what might happen in their new book 👏🏻📚

4th graders are synthesizing their research into rough drafts for their “Who Was...” passion project and will be writing their own books. Cover art to be done in @jacksonartspace !

Third graders are launching book clubs and setting norms for their meetings!

Third graders are using graphic organizers to curate their country research and draft their informational writing.

 

4th graders playing a game for an organized, indoor recess. All students participate! It’s a great team builder!

5th grade student led discussion using a short article about the controversy of exotic animals as pets.