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Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer joins more than 400 school chiefs from across the state, representing 1.35 million students, in calling for the Illinois General Assembly to immediately pass a state budget. The grassroots initiative - called “Pass Illinois’ Budget!” - also urges lawmakers and Governor Rauner to improve the state’s education funding formula, and pay school districts millions of dollars owed in unpaid bills this year.
While K-12 education has benefited from a partially-funded state budget, Illinois schools, students, families, and communities will continue to suffer without a full state budget. Districts will continue to struggle if “Mandated Categoricals,” state payments which support special education, bilingual education, transportation, and other important services, do not get paid this year. District 205 has not received three categorical payments this year. Here are the largest funds due:
State revenue accounts for about 8.13 percent of District 205’s operating budget or $9,341,790. The General State Aid payments, which support general operating expenses, are being paid on time, however, the categorical payments are not. District 205 has not received any categorical payments this year with the exception of one late quarter payment from last fiscal year.
The final student council fund raiser is right around the corner. The Jackson staff raffle will be held on Friday, May 5. Students will have a chance to win prizes donated by Jackson's generous teachers and staff. Tickets are $1 per chance and will available for purchase Wednesday, May 3 during BRAG night, as well as at lunch time on Thursday and Friday, May 4th and 5th.
Proceeds from our fund raiser are split equally between a donation to Jackson School, and a charity. This year's charity is Lurie's Children's Memorial Anthony Rizzo Foundation.
Each day at school, our students recite the Jackson School Pledge following the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a character pledge which has connections with the our PBIS initiative to help students be successful.
At Jackson School, we:
* Are prepared
* Have a positive attitude
* Make wise choices
* Work and play safely
This year, our staff has continued its work with our students to try to help them operationalize this pledge; students need to understand what these statement look and sound like.
Some of these teaching efforts occur in common areas and during the lunch hour. Throughout the year, we will be recognizing some students who step up to demonstrate these characteristics during the lunch hour.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients and thank you to all students who step up to have a positive attitude during their days at Jackson!
Congratulations to 5th graders Delaney Butterly and Arthur Nowak for being selected as the Jackson School recipients of the DuPage County Illinois Principals Association Student Recognition Award, which they will receive on April 24th. They are being recognized at this county event for consistently displaying exemplary leadership, citizenship, academic performance. Great job, Delaney and Arthur!
Bring Relatives' Attention to Growth (BRAG) Night is an event designed to showcase the work of preschool and elementary students in Elmhurst CUSD 205. The purpose of the evening is to provide an opportunity for parents to visit their child's classrooms as their child shares his or her learning experiences. Parents and families will be able to visit Jackson anytime between 5:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
The tradition continues with this year’s sixth annual Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst on April 27, from 5:30-7:30 PM in the York High School Commons, sponsored by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence. Elmhurst restaurants and pizzerias will be showcasing their traditional, specialty varieties and gluten-free pizza pies. The $10 entrance fee allows attendees to taste the variety of vendor offerings and vote for their favorites. The event will also feature raffles and musical entertainment.
The RevTrak Web Store is getting a makeover. This new mobile-friendly design will simplify end-user experience when making payments from any device. Visit the Web Store through any web browser on the device of your choosing – it’s that easy. In addition to the responsive design, the following features have been added:
As we do each spring, our students will be excited to perform for their families at our school sing events.
For grades 1-5, students will perform on the evening of Thursday, May 11th in the multipurpose room:
Grades 1-2: 5:00pm
Grades 3-4: 6:00pm
Grade 5/Jackson Singers: 7:00pm
For our kindergarten students, we have scheduled informances for families to observe the learning process in the music classroom. Those are scheduled for:
Mrs. Sgarbossa's PM class - Monday, May 8th, 12:55pm
Mrs. Engbers' AM class - Wednesday, May 10th, 10:25am
Mrs. Sgarbossa's AM class - Thursday, May 11th, 10:25am
The Elmhurst History Museum reminds second graders and their schools that the annual Ruth Strand Poster Contest will soon begin. Packets with contest information and entry forms will be sent to all District 205 second grade teachers during the first week of April. The 2017 deadline for poster entries is Friday, May 5, by 5:00 PM. Schools with ten or more participants will earn a $100 grant for the school’s library from the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, so please be sure to take advantage of this special opportunity. For more information or to download entry forms, visit the History Museum’s website.
Winners and their families will be honored at a reception in the Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center on Wednesday, May 24, at 4:00 PM. In addition, the contest winners will be invited to march in the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29 and be recognized by the City Council on Monday, June 5. Posters will be displayed at the museum throughout the summer months, and winning entries will be exhibited at Elmhurst City Hall.
The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Bryan Middle School is excited to welcome our incoming 6th grade parents on Thursday, May 18th. All current 5th grade families who will be attending BMS are welcome to attend.
Our program will start promptly at 7:00 in the auditorium. 6th grade teachers, support staff, current students, and administrators will be there to help support the transition to the middle school.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Bryan Middle School! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at 630-617-2350.
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8.
In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th grade, and high school biology. At Jackson, the Illinois Science Assessment will be administered on Monday, March 13. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.
We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact Mr. Anderson.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and they are asking for your support with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, the Key Club has successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will start Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Jackson will collect shoes to support the Key Club. Collection will occur through our main office.
Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa as well as Indian Reservations in the United States. Many times families in these places need to pick between shoes and food, so we aim to provide the shoes for free.
For more information on the charity itself, such as where the shoes are going or how they are getting there, we’ve attached the link of the Soles for Kids website for your convenience.
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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"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