Dear Jackson Families,
Short weeks are always action packed! This week, our teachers had dedicated professional learning time at our Late Arrival. We spent time reading and discussing what experts in the field of education say about teaching writing. We also spent time reviewing some standards based reporting and Illinois Assessment of Readiness data together. These steps will help us determine specific strategies to support continued improvement of our writing instruction and student achievement in the area of writing.
Some of our Jackson teams have already begun implementing new strategies for teaching writing. In 5th grade, our students practice ideation and on demand writing in their writer’s notebook daily. Our first grade team is launching writer’s workshop and discussing what it means to be a writer and why writing is important as first graders. Fourth grade is starting to develop small groups for writing instruction based on student goals. We are excited to continue to refine our instructional practices in the area of writing.
Communication with Jackson Nurse
If you need to contact our school nurse for any reason, please use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch Menu For the Week of September 13
Please note that school lunches are free of charge for all students this year. Your child will need to order lunch each morning in their classroom. You can find next week's lunch menu here.
Information from Last Week:
Parent Night Follow-Up
If you missed our Principal/Assistant Principal presentations, you can view the information that was shared here. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
D205 Fall Open Plan
As cold season approaches, please refer to District 205’s re-open plan here, specifically, “Students do not have to self-certify each day. However, families are asked to commit to safe practices at school each day (i.e. not coming to school with COVID symptoms, quarantining when required, etc.).”
Dismissal Carline-Keep Crosswalks Clear
If you are picking up your child in the parking lot car line, please be mindful of the crosswalks at the intersection of Van Buren and Swain. DO not block these crosswalks as our students and families use them to safely cross the street. We appreciate your cooperation!
Message from Mrs. Walton- Library
The Jackson Library would like to make its makerspace a little bigger this year. We are hoping that you may have some materials laying around your house that we will happily take off your hands.
Do you have any extra...gluesticks, scissors and markers?
We are also looking to collect any paper towel/toilet paper cardboard tubes. These tubes are great for makerspace projects. If you have any of these materials, please send them to the Jackson Library! If you have any questions or would like to donate other makerspace type items, you can email me at email@example.com.
Reporting an Absence
If your child will be absent from school. Please remember to call the school attendance line at 630-617-2363. Please call any time before 8:15am to leave a message on the voicemail. If you do not call your child in absent before 8:15 am, we will be trying to contact you. Please attempt to schedule any appointments for your child outside of the school day to lessen absences. However, if you will need to pick up your child during the school day for an appointment, please call the office, send a note to the office, or email Jacki Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details so that we may arrange for this ahead of time.
Christine Trendel Caity Collins
Principal Assistant Principal