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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

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 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
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News



As we continue our Choose Kind Campaign, students will continue to engage in activities with their buddy classes.  We will also celebrate “March Kindness Mondays” with students wearing their Choose Kind t-shirts on Monday.   Thank you for your participation in this campaign.  Please discuss kindness at home and the impact your child can have on someone’s day just by showing kindness.


Treats with Mrs. Trendel

I would like to invite you to our next “Treats with Mrs. Trendel” on the evening of Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm in the library.  Topics will include school safety and security and Dave Beedy, Director of STEM will be here to talk more about Eureka math. Please consider joining me!



Over the past few days, we have been notified of several students who have tested positive for the influenza virus.  If your child becomes ill and you take him/her to the doctor, we ask that you please notify the school health office by phone, at (630) 834-4544.  It is very helpful to know if a specific diagnosis has been given, and may help in keeping the spread of the flu to a minimum.  We are also taking extra precautions to clean and sanitize our classrooms to minimize spreading.  


PARCC Testing

For students in grades 3-5, PARCC testing will begin April 3.  Your child’s teacher will send specific testing dates home.  If you choose to opt your child out of testing, information on that process will be coming out soon.

School Drop off and Pick-up Procedures

For the safety of students, there is NO IDLING and NO CELL PHONE use allowed in school zones.  If you get to pick-up early in our parking lot OR on Mitchell Avenue, you may not idle your car.  Please follow posted signage.


Research Grant Participation

Our school is participating in a national professional development process concerning principal use of time.  As a principal, I try to make working with teachers to improve their practice and time with students and to improve their learning, my priority.  

Management duties, however, often get in the way. I am starting the SAM process so I can increase my time with students and teachers.

A data collector will be shadowing me the week of February 20, 2018. Every five minute my "shadow" will take data on what I am doing. The data collector can't talk to me, or anyone else. The data collector will carry a clipboard with a stopwatch and will try to be as "invisible" as possible and not disrupt our work.

I will receive the results of the data collection the following week and will work to increase the percentage of time I spend on instructional tasks.

Please make every effort to interact with me as you do every other day during data collection.

PS:  You can learn more about the SAM process at www.SamsConnect.com


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART 2018     (Grades 2nd -5th Grade)

Jackson School is excited to bring Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) back to our building! It may look a little different than it has in the past. JRFH has become a platform to build enthusiasm and excitement around staying fit and helping others. It culminates with a “JUMP DAY” on March 22. As part of Jackson School’s annual event, our students will be acting as ambassadors for The American Heart Association. With your permission, students are asked to send emails to adult family & friends. The emails will provide education about heart disease & stroke prevention. The emails will also allow the recipients to make a donation, but this is strictly voluntary – the goal is to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke risk (and prevention) in our families and community.  Please help your child send these emails through the AHA kid safe website to adult family, friends, and anyone who could benefit from this life saving information.  

Our goal for Jackson is to send out 1,500 emails as a school. Please help us achieve this goal!  If we attain this team goal, every student will receive a special Jump Rope for Heart t-shirt!  Here is information about the Jackson JRFH program.  You may also like to read the American Heart Association Mission as well!  All Information has been sent home with students this past week.


During “JUMP DAY” on March 22 we need many parent volunteers to help the stations run smoothly. Please consider spending 75 minutes of your day with us! For safety reasons only Jackson students and adult volunteers will be allowed at the event.  If you are able to volunteer, please sign up below. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F094DADAF2BA1FD0-jump


Thank you in advance for your support! Mrs. Henderson (PE teacher) and Chrissy Carlson (parent volunteer)


REACH Identification/Appeal Process
Families of students currently in Grades 2 and 5 who are newly identified for REACH, the District’s gifted program, will receive an email notification from District 205 on Thursday, March 1. Services will begin in the 2018-2019 school year. REACH identification information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/REACH_ID.

Parents, teachers and administrators may appeal REACH placement for students currently in grades 3-7. The Application for Appeal is open between February 1 and March 15, and for which additional testing is required. The application and additional information can be found online at www.elmhurst205.org/Appeal.


Square 1 Art

We are excited to announce that Jackson Elementary has again partnered with Square 1 Art to create a unique opportunity to celebrate your child’s artistic accomplishments while raising funds for the school. Your child has been very busy in art class working on a special one-of-a-kind masterpiece that Square 1 Art will take and make it into fun products for you to purchase such as magnets, t-shirts, mouse pads, ornaments, note cards and much more!  These type of products make perfect memorable keepsakes for family members and friends, especially for mom and dad as a gift on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!  Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines.  View more information here.


Upcoming Jackson Events:

  • February 28: Student Late Arrival

  • March 1: Science Olympiad; 6:30pm

  • March 14: Student Late Arrival

  • March 22: PTA Meeting; 2pm

  • March 26-30: No School; Spring Break

  • April 11: Student Late Arrival

  • April 14: Spring Fling; 2:00-4:00pm

  • April 26: Spring Celebration of Learning


The District 205 Board of Education has approved a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. This program will be applicable to incoming 2018-19 kindergarten students. The deadline for registering is March 1. Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the Dual Language magnet program should click on the link below to complete the application form:

Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019

Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program.

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.

Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada:

Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19


Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), if there is NO announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, that decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.

When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Elementary Schools

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

Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM

High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 

Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\

Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.

Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.

Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.

Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.

Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.


The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com


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!!

Bus Routes 2017-2018

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Jackson Late Arrival Bus Schedules

The following dates are Student Late Arrival Days: 

8/30. 9/20,10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 1/17, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9


Bus 1 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 2 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 3 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

Bus 4 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule  





Enrollment: 440

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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