Events & Activities
- Back to School Bash
- Boo Bash
- Fall Assembly
- Field Day
- Giving Garden
- Holiday Cookie Exchange
- Kids Heart Challenge
- Mom & Son Club
- Order School Supplies
- PTA Appreciation Lunch
- School Supply Pick Up / Teacher Meet & Greet / Ice Cream Social
- Spring Fling
- STEM Adventure Night
- Summer Recreation Open House
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Trivia Night
- Welcome Back Coffee
We’re looking forward to our upcoming Family Assembly on November 21 at 6:00pm, featuring the student favorite, Wheel of Wisdom!!
The Wheel of Wisdom game show will feature contestants from each grade level in the crowd! Students will spin the Wheel of Wisdom and answer fun questions to win points for their grade! Some lucky parents will also be selected for a round!!!
We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to check out the Scholastic Book Fair that evening, also!!
Please join us on Tuesday, May 28th for Field Day! We have so many fun and new games planned for this year. (A big thank you to Mrs. Hendersen for so many great ideas) This is such a fun day for the kids and we are in need of many volunteers to help out. Please see all the volunteer opportunities and descriptions at this SignUpGenius link.
The schedule for the day will be:
8:20-10:45am - AM K, 1st and 2nd
12:20-2:45pm - PM K, 3rd, 4th and 5th
Questions? Contact Nikki Manterach at: email@example.com
Jackson students planted and are caring for the Jackson School Giving Garden. Students have the opportunity to work in the garden during school hours and Jackson families will have the opportunity to care for the garden during the summer months. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the Yorkfield food pantry. Planting day was on Tuesday May, 14th.
The cookie exchange is an annual tradition where Jackson families bake cookies and desserts for teachers and staff, who then get to take home a box of delicious treats just before the holidays. Each volunteer is asked to provide at least 2 dozen cookies for the exchange, which will be on Friday, December 13th. Nuts are allowed in the treats.
For more details and to volunteer, please sign up here.
If you have any questions, contact Maria Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Ostendorf at email@example.com. Thanks for your help!
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A big thank you to Mrs. Henderson and all of the parent volunteers that made the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) a big success! The jump rope readiness, eagerness, teamwork and encouragement witnessed throughout the day on March 21 was truly heart-warming. Plus, the kids rocked their crazy socks for World Down Syndrome day, so there was a lot of excitement!
In the days leading up to the Kids Heart Challenge day, students learned practical choices for healthy eating and drinking, being active, how their heart works and fun jump rope skills. Plus they were excited to reach out to friends and family to raise awareness of healthy choices, various heart conditions and the important work of the American Heart Association. Thank you to the Jackson community for raising
over $13,011 for AHA, just shy of our goal! Donations help AHA save and improve lives with research, education and emergency care. To view some of the day's action, follow @hendersond205pe on Instagram or this year's yearbook!
Please join us for the Jackson Elementary School PTA Volunteer Appreciation Lunch! We want to thank you for your dedication and hard work this year to make Jackson the great place it is for our kids.
Tuesday, May 28th from 10:45 - 12:15 pm (during field day)
Grab a blanket and a friend and come join us to celebrate you with lunch from the Tasty Taco food truck - feel free to eat outside if weather permits or the lunchroom/rec room will be set up for dining and dessert should you prefer an actual table and seating. All are welcome!
We will hear from our PTA president, Carey Murphy at 11:05 am.
We hope you will join us!
Questions? Contact Mindi Kaploe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflections deadline is extended to Friday, November 8th! Get those entries in!!
The Reflections program is here again for the 2019-2020 school year. The National
PTA Reflections program is PTA's cornerstone art program, offering students an opportunity
to explore their artistic creativity and earn recognition for the artwork they create.
The theme this year is Look Within.
The six Reflections project categories include:
There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities who receive
services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may
need in order to participate fully in the program.
No experience is required to participate and all grade levels are welcome. Just have fun and
express yourself - draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a
song, choreograph a dance, produce a movie. All students who participate will be
Completed projects must be turned in to the school office by Wednesday, November 6th.
All rules and regulations for each category and downloadable entry forms can be found
If you have any other questions please contact Janice Castillo at email@example.com
Please carefully read the rules for specific categories. Failure to submit a proper entry form
or follow specific arts category rules could disqualify a project.
Special Artist (This is an option for students with disabilities who receive services
under IDEA or Section 504.)
JACKSON SCHOOL ENTRY FORM
Each project submission must include an official entry form. Feel free to attach an extra
sheet if more room is needed for the Artist Statement, etc.
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Spring has sprung and the bees are humming! We are having a party and we hope that you are coming! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm. for dancing, photo booth, games & lots of fun!
Questions? Contact Jill Merritt at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in helping out on the STEM Night committee? The team is looking for 1-2 additional volunteers. Contact Andrea Gambill at: email@example.com if you are interested.
Last year, STEM ADVENTURE NIGHT for families was on Tuesday, March 5th. There were tons of hand-on opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
- This event replaced Science Olympiad
- Hands on materials provided by the Elmhurst Public Library
Mark your calendar! You are invited to attend the 18th Annual Summer Recreation Open House on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. This is a free, one-stop-shop summer learning, athletic, and enrichment registration opportunity. All Elmhurst families and neighboring communities are invited to attend. Browse tables for various summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities.
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In celebration of Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, we are planning a week of VERY SPECIAL surprises and we need your help!! Please join the PTA in thanking our teachers and staff! We are asking that you please sign up to help make this week run smoothly and be an unforgettable one for our entire staff! We are in need of a variety of items to show our staff how much we appreciate them. You can sign up to purchase gift cards, donate cash, paper products, utensils, bottled water, etc. And if you love to cook or bake, there is a spot for that as well!! Thank you for all your help! Please sign up here!
The Jackson yearbook is being lovingly put together, and we want you to be sure you secure a copy for your child! You may begin ordering them online at Treering.com/validate (use the school code 1013807425161094). They only cost $13.49 and include two customizable pages! See link below for details.
Are you great at taking photos? We would love to have additional photographers help us take photos at upcoming school and PTA events to fill the pages of our yearbook with as many memories as possible! Interested parents should email Toni (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mia (email@example.com).
Get more information HERE.
Jackson Elementary School is a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! Since we sold 277 yearbooks, Trees for the Future, will plant that many trees in Jackson's name!!