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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630/617-2363

Hours

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

Parent Links

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Office Contacts

Anderson, Ryan
Principal randerson@elmhurst205.org
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org
Guerino, Michelle
Assistant Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org
Glassi, Juanita
Nurse jglassi@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Curriculum Night - Wednesday, Aug. 24th

Our curriculum night is coming up on Wednesday, August 24th. The Jackson Curriculum Night will be a great opportunity for parents/guardians to learn all about your child's academic and school experience, as well as other school information first hand.
 

Our schedule will be as follows:

* 5:30 pm - teacher presentations  

* 6:05 pm - whole school presentation to parents in multipurpose room

* 6:30 pm - teacher presentations


Teachers will present the same presentations at 5:30 and at 6:30, so that you have some options.


For our kindergarten and 1st grade presentations, these will be located in your child's specific classrooms.


For our other grades, they will be in the following locations:  

2nd- music room

3rd- library

4th- gym

5th- multipurpose room

 

Mrs. O'Leary will be presenting in room 204, and the specials teachers will be presenting together in the art room.  Other staff and specialists will be available to talk about their programs.

 

 

Jackson News

8/20/16

District 205 elementary schools are seeking caring, out-going individuals to serve as lunch and playground supervisors. The main job duties are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can eat, play and socialize in positive and productive ways. Expectations include the development of professional relationships with students, as well as teaching and reinforcing the behavioral expectations for the playground, lunchroom and transitions in between. Effective communication and management strategies are required to be successful in this position. This role functions as a part of a team of staff members who support students.

Regular daily hours for the position involve one two-hour shift (to be determined by each building) on all full school days when students are in attendance. The rate of pay for a lunchroom supervisor is $13.31 per hour. Lead lunch supervisors are paid $15.19 per hour. For more information or to complete an application, visit www.elmhurst205.org/employment.

 

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8/20/16

The City of Elmhurst is now hiring part-time School Crossing Guards. Open positions are available for Regular and Relief Crossing Guards during the 2016-17 school year. Lead a safe environment for our children and become a staff member of the Elmhurst Police Department.

The safety of our school children is a concern for the City of Elmhurst, District 205 school personnel, all parents and citizens. Training and safety equipment are provided. Applications may be obtained at the Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E. First St, Elmhurst, IL or interested candidates may apply online at 
this link. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen/physical. The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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8/19/16

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.

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8/19/16

Jackson School and District 205 place an emphasis on healthy snacks with a focus on fruits and vegetables. A list of acceptable snacks will be provided for those students in an allergy-aware classroom. The list of acceptable snacks will be created by the certified school nurse. Teachers will communicate with parents if snacks will be allowed in their classrooms.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: Does my child’s fruit need to be fresh?

A: No, fruits and vegetables do not need to be fresh. We ask that they truly be fruits and vegetables such as fresh fruit, dried fruits, fruit cups, applesauce, etc. and not items such as fruit snacks. When bringing in items that are not fresh fruits or vegetables, they must adhere to any allergen-safe food list provided for your child’s classroom.

 

 

Q. Why is it important to follow the these food guidelines?

A: Our school is required to comply with Public Act 96-0349. We developed procedures that promote prevention and management of life threatening allergic reactions. While these new procedures may initially seem restrictive, we have the responsibility to keep all children safe while they are in school.  Also, promoting healthy food choices is an important habit for our students to learn and practice. Healthy food gives students the ability to do their best in school.

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8/19/16

Intramurals is a program offered to 4th and 5th grade students. It provides the opportunity for students to expand on knowledge and skills learned in PE class.  There will be two sessions throughout the school year.  Students sign up one session at a time.  Permission slips will be linked on the front page of my website prior to each session.  Paper copies will be available in the gym for students to take home as well. 

 

 

10 week Fall Session includes: Concepts of Invasion games such as capture the flag, basketball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, football etc.

 

Students should sign up as soon as possible, as there are limits to the number who can enroll.  

 

Permission forms are due by 3:00pm on Friday 8/26 to Mr. Fijor

 

There are no tryouts and sessions are non-competitive.  All that is required is a permission slip, a $10 fee and a willingness to participate with a sportsmanship attitude and a desire to have fun.

 

1. There will be a $10.00 activity fee for each 10 day session.

2. There will be a limit of 40 students on each day.  This will be on a first come first serve basis.*

3. Students will be notified only if they do not make it into the session of choice.

 

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8/19/16

Picture day will be on Thursday, August 25th.  Be sure to have your student’s hair combed and pearly whites shining!  This is a proof program in which you choose your picture pose after a proof envelope is sent home a few weeks after picture day, and then you return the envelope with money if you desire to order pictures.

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8/19/16

Our curriculum night is coming up on Wednesday, August 24th. The Jackson Curriculum Night will be a great opportunity for parents/guardians to learn all about your child's academic and school experience, as well as other school information first hand.
 

Our schedule will be as follows:

* 5:30 pm - teacher presentations  

* 6:05 pm - whole school presentation to parents in multipurpose room

* 6:30 pm - teacher presentations


Teachers will present the same presentations at 5:30 and at 6:30, so that you have some options.


For our 1st and 2nd grade presentations, these will be located in your child's specific classrooms.


For our grades, they will be in the following locations:  

2nd - music room

3rd- library

4th- gym

5th- multipurpose room

 

Mrs. O'Leary will be presenting in room 204, and the specials teachers will be presenting together in the art room.  Other staff and specialists will be available to talk about their programs.

 

 

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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 2016-2017

Bus 1 (Revised 8-17-2016)

Bus 2

Bus 3

Bus 4

 

Enrollment: 420

District Events Calendar

District 205 News

8/24/16
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Board Meeting Dates

Forms

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

The Fittest Brains - Article written by Gretchen Reynolds

With this week being the international Walk & Roll to School Day (Oct 6th), this attached article is particularly germaine to the concept of using excercise and physical movement in the learning process and development of children's brains. 

 

Click here to access the article .