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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


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
Kragel, Jenna
Lawrence, Jacki
Lead Secretary jlawrence@elmhurst205.org


Jackson News


Dear Jackson Families,

Each day, Jackson is filled with exploration and learning.  This week, students were practicing recorders, recording themselves, and reflecting on their growth as a musician.  Students in some classes are participating in book clubs; discussing text with peers. Many classes focused on doing something “sweet” for someone else on Valentine’s Day and are setting new WOW goals for lunch time.    Each day brings our students something new and exciting!

**Please remember there is no school on Monday because of President’s Day.

Eco Club Straw Sales
EcoClub wrapped up lunchtime sales of the reusable straws this week. There are still straws left so if you would like to buy one or more, reach out to Bridget Butterly (bridgetbutterly@mac.com). Thanks to everyone who bought straws. We raised a lot of money for the Jackson garden!

Band Concert Rescheduled
The 5th-8th Band concert make-up on will be on Monday, February 25th at 7:00pm at Bryan Middle School.  7th and 8th grade students will need to arrive and rehearse at 6:30pm. 5th and 6th grade students will need to arrival by 6:50pm.

Art Display in Representative Mazzochi’s Office
We have some Jackson artwork on display at our local state representative’s office!  Thank you, Mrs. Neigel, for continuing to find opportunities to display our artwork in the community!  For a list of artwork on display, click here.

Pi Day
Pi Day is traditionally one of the only days that “officially” celebrates mathematics. Historically, Pi Day has been celebrated by asking students to memorize the non-repeating digits of Pi and reciting those on Pi Day, often in a competitive environment. In our 21st century, technology-rich society, memorization of digits is not only unnecessary, focusing on memorization detracts from the power of mathematics in our world.

Elmhurst teachers who plan Pi Day activities starting this year and moving forward will be highlighting the problem-solving nature of mathematics by guiding students in investigations with and around Pi. Why is the number made of non-repeating digits? What role has Pi played in mathematics, engineering, and society over the centuries? What other applications are there for Pi outside of calculating circular area and spherical volume? There are so many interesting ways to celebrate mathematics’ most famous constant. Moving forward, we choose to celebrate the wonder, beauty, and power of mathematics on Pi Day in powerful ways that go beyond the memorization of digits.

Information from Last Week:

PTA Sponsored STEM ADVENTURE NIGHT on Tuesday, March 5
Get ready for our exciting STEM ADVENTURE NIGHT for families on Tuesday, March 5.  
* Tons of hand-on opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
* A thrilling assembly called "Get Excited About Science!" by Steve Belliveau

Date: Tuesday, March 5th
Time: 6:00-6:30pm  - Explore STEM Materials in the Multipurpose Room
         6:30-7:15pm  - "Get Excited About Science!" Assembly in the Gym
         7:15pm-8pm  - Explore STEM Materials in the Multipurpose Room

Volunteers needed - check it out here!  

** This event is replacing Science Olympiad
** Hands on materials provided by the Elmhurst Public Library
** All students should be accompanied by an adult

New Student Registration for 2019-2020 Has Begun!  
If you have an incoming NEW student for 2019-2020, please call our main office to arrange a time to register for next year.  This week, we started kindergarten registration and are looking forward to welcoming our newest, littlest Jaguars! 

Thank You PTA!
Thank you PTA for hosting a very successful (and fun!) Trivia Night!  Our staff and students are very lucky to have such dedicated parents! We appreciate all that you do!

Morning Drop-off on Mitchell- Please Help!
The safety of our students is the highest priority.   On cold weather days, there is higher traffic volume and parents needs to be patient and safe.   To keep our line moving and to keep STUDENTS SAFE, please follow our drop off guidelines.

  • Please only use Mitchell going SOUTH.
  • Move up in the line as space allows.
  • Have your child the car on the passenger side- closest to Mitchell Avenue for safety reasons.
  • Do NOT drop your child off while travelling north and have them cross the street.  
  • Do NOT drive past busses unloading students.  This is against the law and an immediate $500 fine.  It also puts students in DANGER.
  • Do not exit your car.  There is no stopping or standing on Mitchell.  Follow posted signs. If your child needs help exiting the car, please park on a side street and walk them to the sidewalk.  We have staff outside to help with supervision.

Swain and Van Buren at Pick-up
Please do not park or stop in the crosswalk on Swain and Van Buren during pick-up.  The car line does get backed up but it is ILLEGAL to stop in a crosswalk.  This also puts our students in danger. Please leave the crosswalk clear for our students and families to safely cross the street after school.

2019-2020 REACH Identification
For families of current 2nd- and 5th-grade students: REACH notifications will be sent via SchoolMessenger on February 1. Only families of students who are identified for REACH in the 2019-2020 school year will receive email communication from District Office.

Application for REACH Appeal
Application for REACH Appeal is currently live and will close after February 15, 2019. Appeal is open for students currently in grades 3-7.

District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence is looking for  community members and parents who would like to help make a difference for all students in District 205. If you value quality education and understand the importance of providing resources and opportunities above and beyond what tax dollars can deliver, consider volunteering as a Foundation Board Member.

Board members serve a three-year term with renewal options and work with other dedicated volunteers to raise funds that support district initiatives, innovations in education, the annual Thiems Educational Grants, Study Skills Programs, and much much more.Consider joining the Foundation Board! Click here for an application or call 630-617-2328 for more information.

REACH Parent Group Meeting
Wed. Mar. 13, 7 pm REACH Parent Informational Meeting  The presentation, held at Sandburg's Auditorium, will cover the program (REACH) overview, identification, expectations, appeals process, and more with an added focus on those families who received notice that their student will be joining REACH on March 1st (or for parents who want to understand the identification and appeal process better.) Invited speaker is Deb Lee, District Coordinator for Professional Learning–REACH.

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!!

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Please review the following  for further information on seasonal influenza.  CDC Seasonal Influenza :



Late Arrivals
We have many students late on Wednesdays unsure if it is a late arrival.  Our late arrivals for the rest of the year are:

  • February 20
  • March 6 and 20
  • April 3 and 24
  • May 8

There is a calendar on the D205 website that has a great, quick way to see holidays, late arrival, etc.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 18: No School (President’s Day)
  • February 20: Student Late Arrival
  • February 21: PTA Meeting; 7pm in Library
  • March 5: STEM Night from 6:00-8:00pm
  • March 6: Student Late Arrival
  • March 20: Student Late Arrival
  • March 21: PTA Meeting, 2:00pm in Room 120
  • March 25-29: Spring Break


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