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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM


AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM


Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule


AM Kindergarten 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

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Office Contacts

Trendel, Christine
Chaidez, Veronica
Assistant Secretary
Kragel, Jenna
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


Our Jackson Jaguars had a fantastic week! Next week will wrap up our first six week block of acceleration.  The week of 10/29, teachers will be reviewing progress and making plans for changes to any groups as needed.  Our readers have been working so hard! The best thing you can do at home to support your reader is to help foster a love of reading at home.  It’s important to let your child choose what they read each night. Don’t forget that it’s also great practice to read to your child as well.

Students Leaving For Lunch
When students are going home with a friend for lunch, the office needs written permission.  Please send an email to Mrs. Lawrence (jlawrence@elmhurst205.org) in the office so that we are aware of the change.     

Halloween and Boo Bash
We hope to have many families join us at our PTA sponsored Boo Bash on Friday, October 26 at 6:30pm.  Students are encouraged to wear their costumes to this event. On Halloween, we do NOT wear costumes to school.  We will have a fun assembly on 10/31 in the afternoon (students only) for our annual pumpkin raffle. At the pumpkin raffle, we raffle off pumpkins created by the staff for students.  Students will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets earlier in the week at lunch. The proceeds from the raffle will help us purchase our all school kindness t-shirt for this year.  

Lost and Found
Our lost and found is filling with new jackets, sweatshirts, and hats, gloves, etc.  Please put your child’s name on their cold weather gear and come take a peek and see if anything belongs to your child. After parent teacher conferences, all items in the lost and found will be donated.

Hawthorne to Host Author Dr. Katie Martin
Hawthorne Elementary is pleased to welcome Learner Centered Innovation Author Dr. Katie Martin on October 23, for a day-long series of workshops for D205 elementary teachers and parents, designed to help foster a continued love of learning in children and adults. For more information, contact D205 Instructional Coach Effey Nassis at enassis@elmhurst205.org.

Referendum Updates
The Elmhurst PTA Council will host “Referendum 101” at 7 p.m. October 24 in York High School Commons. D205 Board President Kara Caforio and Supt. Dr. David Moyer will be on hand to answer questions about the referendum.

Aidan Shea Foundation Event
The Aidan Shea Foundation is hosting Greek Gods in the Gutter on December 1 at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst.  As many of you know, Aidan was a former Jackson student who passed away suddenly in December of 2015. His twin brother Connor is a 7th grader at Bryan and younger brother Liam is a 5th grader at Jackson (and your student council President!).  The Foundation raises funds for charities Aidan supported and/or inspired and has contributed thousands of dollars to Jackson's Library renovation project and book collection. The Foundation plans to help Jackson again this coming year, details TBD!  Those that attended last year can attest to the fact that it is a family friendly night of bowling, crafts, music, auction, kids prizes and food and drink fit for Greek Gods! Jackson has donated principal and librarian for 1/2 days for the silent auction !  Don't miss your chance to bid on these popular items!! Tickets ($75 adults, $30 kids) can be purchased through http://www.aidansheafoundation.org.  The Foundation is also accepting donations of unused toys, gift cards in any denomination or auction items.  All donor info is also available on the Foundation's website. Please support this amazing Elmhurst and Jackson event!  

Information From Last Week:

Parent Teacher Conferences
You should receive information about signing up for Parent Teacher Conferences in the next week.  Sign up for conferences will take place online like last year. Conferences take place on November 19 from 4:30-8:00pm and November 20 from 10:00am-6:00pm.

PowerSchool Accounts Needed  
In order to sign up for conferences AND to view your child’s online report card (available November 16), you will need to create a PowerSchool account.  Please make sure you have done that prior to conference sign-ups.

Vision and Hearing Screenings
Vision and hearing screenings for students will take place on November 15.  For more information about which students will participate, please read this letter.  

Master Facility Plan
I encourage the Jackson community to be informed regarding the D205 Master Facility Plan and upcoming referendum.  Please visit theMaster Facility Plan Website to learn about the plan for our district and Jackson specifically.  Informational videos about the needs of all schools can be seen in the informational video section.  The third video on this page showcases needs at Jackson. In addition to looking at the resources above, please consider  inviting neighbors and friends in the community to Jackson School Community Tours the eveningof  25 at 6:00pm and 6:30pm hosted by myself and Dr. Moyer. The purpose of these tours is to help to community learn more about our needs.  Please see here for more information for tour information for Lincoln, Field, and Churchville tours. 

Guidelines for Sending Sick Children to School
Please see here for guidelines of when and when NOT to send your child to school.  These are the guidelines our district uses for sending students home sick as well.

Parent Handbook
Please review our 2018-2019 parent handbook for important information regarding policies and procedures. You can find it online on the district website. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Parenting Presentation on October 30
There is a presentation coming up on Tuesday October 30 at Sandburg Middle School.  This presentation is about setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with your children.  You can find more information here.

Upcoming Dates

  • October 24: Student Late Arrival

  • October 25: Jackson Community Tour at 6:00pm and 6:30pm

  • October 26: PTA Boo Bash at 6:30pm

  • October 31: Halloween and Pumpkin Raffle

  • November 16: Standards Based Reports Cards available online

  • November 19: Parent Teacher Conferences (4:30-8:00pm)

  • November 20: Parent Teacher Conferences (10am-6pm)

  • November 20-23: No School


Christine Trendel



2018-2019 Bus Schedules

Please see below for the 2018-2019 bus routes. Please arrive at your stop about 10 minutes early until the routes are fully established. 


Bus 1 

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4


2018-2019 Late Arrival Bus Schedule

Jackson School Student Council collects Box Tops for Education

Each year student council collects Box Tops for Education as a way to raise money. The funds we raise are then used to purchase a school gift and donate to a charity.  Please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/  to see a list of participating products.  Remember, each box top is worth $0.10!  It all adds up!! Thank you for your support and SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS!!

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Jackson School Mission Statement

"The Mission of Jackson School is to work and learn together to reach our goals and to provide an education that empowers all students to succeed in a rapidly changing world."

Online Resources for Students in Reading and Math

The following are websites that we feel can be very useful for students to use as they work from their MAP RIT scores to help meet their individual skill levels. Each of the sites below links to ...more