Clubs for Kids

Chess Club


Chess Club will be starting on Friday November 8, 2019 during lunch recess.  Chess Club is open to all students in grades 2 – 5 and will meet on Fridays during lunchtime in the library.The first 2 weeks will be instructional, for those children learning to play chess. If your child is already proficient in chess but would like to help their classmates learn, they are welcome to attend and help! The remaining classes will be practice games (beginning November 22nd), as we prepare for the optional Elmhurst Chess Tournament, held at York High School in March 2020 (date TBD). 

The Chess Club committee is looking for one parent helper to attend the weekly meetings and help out. Knowledge of the game of Chess is not required. Your job will mostly entail overseeing the students and helping with set up and clean up. Please sign up for a spot today here.

Click here for a short informational video for both new and returning Chess Club members. 

Your chess co-chairs, 
Dan Murphy,
Greg Kutza,


The NEW Jaguar CLAW Club (Cultural Learning & Awareness) will promote awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the diverse cultures within our school community and beyond.  CLAW will meet one a month, after school (3:15-4:15) in the library.  During these interactive meetings, students will learn about the day-in- a-life of a student from various countries. We will have country-specific crafts, music and movement activities as well as movies, and guest-speakers from relevant countries, when available.

If you would like to present your culture to our club members– please contact Kristin Owen at:

CLAW Club Info & Permission Form

Eco Club

This group is designed to educate our students about science and the environment. We will talk
about things kids can do now to improve the health of the world we live in. In past years, our big
projects have included adopting animals at Brookfield Zoo, collecting plastic caps for the benches in front of school, and selling reusable straws to raise money for the Jackson garden. Our kids can make a difference and they can begin right here at Jackson!!

If your Jaguar is interested, please fill out the permission slip. Contact Bridget Butterly at with any questions.
Eco Club Permission Slip

We meet monthly on the following late start Wednesdays from 9:00 to 9:30 am (Please note that
we don’t meet on every late start):

September 25
October 23
November 20
December 11
January 15
February 19
March 18
April 22
May 6

Lego Club


Jackson Lego Club registration is CLOSED for this year.  If you have interest, please watch back at the beginning of the next school year to be a part of the 2020-21 team!

The Jackson Lego Club is building for the future, one brick at a time!

Several Jackson parents, supported by the Jackson PTA, are coordinating an interactive, fun, and 

educational US First Junior Lego League program. Check out for more 

details. We will be focusing on the Junior US First Lego League Program.  We are excited to

Introduce the Boomtown Challenge this year.  

Our Junior US First Lego League Challenge Season will meet weekly 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Monday evenings in the Multipurpose Room from December 2, 2019 to March 16, 2020 on days when school is in session.   

The cost to join the Lego Club is $85 per new student club member and $20 for returning members. This cost covers the required US First Lego WeDo/Education 2.0 STEM sets, storage containers, craft supplies, printing costs etc. Payment and information were due no later than Friday, November 1, 2019. 

Contact Maria Flynn 630-935-6368 or Brooke Williams 773-771-3986 with any questions.

The Jackson Lego Club had a great time this year learning about the Moon in our US First Lego League Jr challenge, Mission Moon. Thank you to all the coaches who made this season a success! Melissa Ehmann, Dominic Perri, Patricia Kelly, Heather Cross, Lance Skinkys, Alisha Venetis, Mike Venetis, and Jon Sata!

Click on the links below to review our past seasons and learn about the Lego Club!

2018-2019 Jackson LEGO Club Summary
2017-2018 Jackson LEGO Club Summary

2016-2017 Jackson LEGO Club Summary

Running Club

Jackson Running Club this Fall will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday October 1 - Thursday November 7. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be able to participate during the 11:25 - 11:55am time slot -- they will eat lunch immediately following Running Club. Please click the link below for more info and the student/parent contract. Parents, if you are interested in volunteering along the course or as a parent runner, please check out this Sign Up Genius link and sign up. Please sign up and join us!Download the Running Club Permission Slip