24-Hour Attendance Line
Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
We are excited to announce that Jackson Elementary has partnered with Square1 Art again this year! Square 1 Art helps 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 Square1 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.
Please see the attachment below for more details.
Plan to attend Focus 205 Community Engagement Session #6, Vision for the Future, scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, from 7 to 9 PM in the York High School Commons. Results of the fall Thoughtexchange survey will be shared, along with facility scenarios to address District 205's needs for the next 50 years, including a discussion of Lincoln and Field elementary schools, all-day kindergarten and increased STEM opportunities for our students. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Childcare available for ages 3-12.
Our next student late arrival day is Wednesday, January 25th. This school year is structured a little different from last year as far as our student late arrival days. These are important opportunities for built-in professional development time for our staff. These will work as follows:
Wednesday, September 14
Wednesday, October 19
Wednesday, November 9
Wednesday, December 14
Wednesday, January 25
Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday, April 19
Wednesday, May 17
Now that we are back from the winter break, we assess how each student is progressing on critical skills.
The NWEA MAP tests (reading and math) are longer and provide a more diagnostic evaluation of a child's skills. These tests are taken on a computer and are personalized for each child's skill level, which allows students to avoid frustration that sometimes occurs with more traditional testing measures. This test will be administered to all 2nd-5th graders over a few weeks starting January 18th.
The AIMSweb oral fluency measure is a quick (3-minute) assessment to judge a student's fluency and is an indicator of their comprehension skills. This will be administered during the week of January 23rd. This test is given to all students K-2nd grade, as well as 3rd-5th grade students who are receiving reading intervention support.
The District 205 Foundation’s 2016-2017 Thiems Grant application is now available and may be accessed at this link. Since 1990, 596 educational grants totaling over $1.4 million have been awarded through the Thiems Grant Program. Teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members in District 205 are eligible to apply. Requested programs, projects, or instructional resources should enhance the educational experience of students, be clearly in support of and help to deliver relevant curriculum, and ideally demonstrate creativity and innovation.
Enrollment for 2017-18 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).
Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.
For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-617-4783 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.
For families with incoming kindergarten students (or other grades) for the 2017-2018 school year, we will be holding registration on the following dates/times:
Tuesday, February 7 – 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Jackson
Save the Date
District 205 PTA
Summer Recreation Open House
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
York Community High School
355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst
Congratulations to Susan O'Leary, Jackson Reach teacher recognized as Star Educator for December!
The parent said:
Susan O'Leary should be recognized as a Star Educator for many reasons. Generally speaking Ms. O'Leary is a gifted, compassionate and loving teacher who is admired by both parents and students alike. Specifically, for my family, Ms. O'Leary has played a meaningful role in my child's academic success over the past several years at Jackson school and she has not only supported my son, but continues to go above and beyond in her efforts to advocate for my child, challenge him and I truly believe her influences will help to make him a better student and person.
Ms. O'Leary has helped develop and implement a strategic plan for my child that encourages continued academic growth and development. Under Ms. O'Leary's guidance my child is learning skills and experiencing enrichment activities that will shape who he is as a person. These skills and experiences challenge him daily and will continue to positively influence him beyond his years at Jackson. Ms. O'Leary is an amazing teacher and advocate for not only my child, but all of her students. Ms. O'Leary's guidance, support, positive influences and encouragement for my child are true testaments of her commitment to her students.
I am grateful my child is guided and influenced by this kind, caring and talented educator. Jackson School and its students are fortunate to have such a committed teacher advocating for our children's success. Please consider Susan O'Leary for this prestigious award, and honor a truly gifted teacher for sharing her passion for learning with our young children.
Lance Walker presented the award from Kickoff for Kids. Kickoff for Kids (KoK) is an Elmhurst-based charity that raises funds for initiatives that support children in our community. This initiative seeks to recognize local educators whose hard work makes a difference in the lives of children.
We are looking to locate potential kindergarteners and new first grade students for the 2017-2018 school year. Eligible kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017. If you have a child who may be eligible, please call the Jackson office.
Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays. In instances where absences are requested for vacation, parents and guardians must submit a written request to the principal two weeks in advance. The absence will be considered unexcused if this procedure is not followed. Students approved for a vacation will be expected to complete missing class work after returning. Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work. Teachers will not provide class work or assignments in advance.
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