Events & Activities

Back to School Bash

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Let’s kick off a great year back at Jackson with our popular Back to School Bash event!  Join us August 24th at 6 pm on the blacktop for a DJ and a special treat! 

Boo Bash

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It's everyone's favorite spooky night of the year --- THE BOO BASH!!  The Boo Bash is one of the biggest and most attended Jackson PTA event of the year and we need YOU to make it a success.  Please sign-up to help out during this year's event.  I know you're thinking--it can be difficult to attend the event AND work the event, but all volunteers from previous years have done it!  This event is free to all Jackson students and families.  What a great way to pay it forward by helping out.  Sign up on the link below:

Fall Assembly

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Field Day

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:

Giving Garden


We are looking for families to help with tending to the Giving Garden throughout the summer. Check out the Signup Genius below to find a week that might work in your family’s schedule to volunteer.

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. 

Holiday Cookie Exchange

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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.

 We need a lot of bakers to make this a success!  Each volunteer is asked to provide at least 2 dozen cookies for the exchange, which will be on Friday, December 14th.

 Volunteers will be at Jackson during morning drop-off on December 8th to collect your goodies from 7:45 to 8:15am, or you may bring them to the front office until 10 AM.  Alternatively, you can bring them on December 13th to Tracy Rhoades' house (961 S. Hillside) and leave them in the bin on her front porch.

For more details and to volunteer, please sign up here:

If you have any questions, contact Maria Flynn at or Rachel Ostendorf at  Thanks for your help!

Kids Heart Challenge

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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!

Mom & Son Club

Mom & Son Club is excited to announce the last event of 2018-2019 school year. 

Video Game Truck - 
Date: May 31,2019 
Time: 6-8 PM 
Where: Butterfield Park Shelter 9
Cost: FREE!!! Thank you Jackson PTA!

The kids will take turns playing video games in the truck and we will have fun games & snacks at the park as they play.

Order School Supplies

Order your school supplies for next school year! The deadline to order is June 14th. Click here for more details. 

Questions?  Contact Kristy Weseloh at:

PTA Appreciation Lunch

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 -



The Regional Celebration for Reflections is coming up. You should have received an invitation through Eventbrite.  Please RSVP in Eventbrite if you plan to attend.

DuPage East Region Reflections Ceremony
Glenn Westlake Middle School | 1514 South Main Street | Lombard, IL 60148
Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the State Level:

  • LilyAnn Tompos-Dance Choreography
  • Courtney Kutza-Music Composition
  • Mason Hildy-Film Production

Advancing to Nationals:
Lily Tompos - Dance Choreography - "Hero In You"  

Honorable Mention Acknowledgement:
Mason Hildy - Film Production - "Everyday Heros"

Well done, Jaguars!!!

School Supply Pick Up / Teacher Meet & Greet / Ice Cream Social

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Spring Fling

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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:

STEM Adventure Night


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

Summer Recreation Open House

If you missed the Summer Recreation Open House (SROH), please find a searchable database HERE. The database includes over 100 groups and organizations to keep your student(s) busy this summer! You can sort by program type, registration date, distance, length and more

Teacher Appreciation Week


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!

Trivia Night


Welcome Back Coffee

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Parents please join us for the Welcome Back Coffee hosted by the PTA on Wednesday (8/15) at 8:20am.  You will have the opportunity to sign up and/or volunteer for a variety of PTA and school committees and events.   You will also have a chance to purchase spirit wear!  PM kindergarten parents — there will be sign-ups for you at drop off.


TreeRing Green Yearbook
SchoolJackson 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!!


The yearbook deadline is fast approaching. Don't miss out! Order your child's yearbook before the deadline of April 19th. See the link for instructions on how to order. The yearbook team is in need of pictures so while you are finalizing your two personal pages, please take a look and see if you have pictures for the following events: Meet the Teacher - please send in pictures of your child meeting his new teacher this year for a fun page of excitement. Also highly needed are pictures of 5th grade talent show. Please send pictures by April 12th to Toni Milak at or Mia Nevarez at   

IMPORTANT! If you have already bought a yearbook, or plan to this week, please note that the background on the personalized pages CAN be modified. Right now, it is defaulting to a Monopoly theme, however the overall yearbook theme is "Kindness." If you choose to make this change to your personalized pages, you will need to login, take your book out of print and change it. If you do not mind that it does not match, then you do not have to change it. In past years, the yearbook would default to the yearbook theme, but this year it did not and we cannot go in a change the personalized pages. 

Yearbook Flyer with Jackson Code