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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


We have an exciting opportunity to host bestselling author, Andrew Clements onFebruary 12!  Thank you to Scholastic for providing this amazing opportunity for our Jackson students and staff.   This experience will be for students in first through fifth grade.  There will be a 30-45 minute assembly with an opportunity for students to ask questions. Students will be able to pre-order copies of his book(s) and Andrew Clements will personalize and sign them for each student.  An order form for the books will come home next week.  Please visit his website to learn more about him and his books!  

As part of our Choose Kind campaign, students can be referred to the office for showing leadership and/or kindness.  For a positive office referral, they write their name on our Wall of Fame in the multipurpose room!  

Upcoming STEM Workshops
These STEM programs below are scheduled at various schools in D205 over the next three months on Sundays. http://www.centerforgifted.org/elmhurstPromo_link.pdf

Morning Drop Off
Drop off on Mitchell continues to be very busy.  While there are many cars, students are still able to get into building prior to the 8:15am tardy bell.  I continue to monitor the traffic flow and safety.  Please DO NOT turn around in neighbor driveways.  If you are worried about your child having enough time for their morning routine, you may let your child out anywhere along Mitchell Avenue and they can walk to their entrance.  Thank you for your patience!

5 Essentials Survey Information 
Please take the parent survey to provide feedback on our school.  Visithttps://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted through the end of January 31, 2018.  We need at least 20% of parents to participate in order to receive results for our school report card. Please take about 10-20 minutes to complete this online survey!

Summer Recreation Open House
Join the Elmhurst District 205 PTA for its 16th Annual Summer Recreation Open House on Tuesday, February 6th at York Community High School between 6-8pm.Parents: Learn about 100+ summer kids' programs for free during this open-house style event.

Let us help you design a summer full of great activities for your kids (3-18), whether you want to send them to something in Chicagoland or something farther away.

Questions? Email the organizers at sroh205@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!


Information From Last Week:

I Forgot Table
We are trying a new procedure for parents bringing forgotten items to school.  Right outside the office is the “I Forgot Table.”  This is where you may leave forgotten lunches, instruments, snow gear, etc.  You should label the item with your child’s name and we will have them come pick their item up from the table.  We are trying this procedure so that we minimize disruptions to classrooms by calling students down to pick up items.  Thank you for trying this new procedure.

Incoming Kindergarteners
In February, we will be registering new kindergarteners and first graders (new to Jackson). If you have a child who will be 5 on or before September 1st, 2018please call the school office now at 630-834-4544. Also, please relay this message to anyone in your neighborhood that might have a child of this age.

SAVE THE DATE!  Jackson Science Olympiad—Thursday, March 1st
Science Olympiad is an evening of science activities.  Students team up and work with a parent, participating in three different grade-level activities.  These vary from science experiments, hands-on fun, to discovery learning.  The children experience science in a fun way.  There is no advance preparation on the children’s part and love working in groups in an evening of science!Parents helping with this event will only need to give a few hours of time.  Parents can volunteer in these ways:

  • Event facilitators work from scripted text given ahead of time and present this information to students.  
  • Assistant facilitators are on hand to help with experiments and pass out materials.  
  • Parent guides are responsible for groups of three to four children.  They contact their group members before the event, deciding on a team name and stay with this group for the evening.  

 Please consider volunteering when the Sign Up Genius link is sent out. It’s a night of amazing fun and discovery.  We hope to see you there!

 ***Please begin saving paper towel and bathroom tissue tubes for use in one of our activities.  These can be dropped off at the office.***

Create. Innovate. Collaborate. That's the theme of the 2018 Gala. Rise up to the challenge of making a difference in the education of our children. The 2018 D205 Foundation Fundraising Gala, Empowering Futures, will take place on Saturday, February 10th, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook. The evening will feature a plated dinner, beverages, fundraising raffles and games, as well as a terrific mini and live auction. This year, the event has an added bonus with a post party that includes a deejay and dancing. Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

The Foundation's goal is to provide enhanced opportunities for students to learn and practice skills that will better prepare them for their future. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in educational enhancements that bring added resources and creative educational opportunities to the classrooms of Elmhurst District 205.

The District 205 Foundation is selling 100 Golden Raffle tickets that offer a choice of three fabulous trips to a single winner. The winning ticket will be drawn at the 2018 Gala on February 10th, but the winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 each. Consider splitting the cost with friends then have your own contest to determine the winner should you hold the winning ticket! This is a great way to support the Foundation with decent odds for a chance to ski in Lake Tahoe, sun in the Dominican Republic or golf at Pebble Beach. Vsitwww.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala for details.

Upcoming Events:

  • January 22: No School; Teacher Institute Day
  • February 14: Student Late Arrival
  • February 19: No School; Presidents’ Day
  • February 21: PTA Meeting; 7pm

On Wednesday, January 31, the Elmhurst Public Library will offer Google Classroom for Parents from 7 to 8:30 PM. Google Classroom is a tool often used by District 205 teachers for grades 3-12 to distribute and grade assignments. Come to this class to learn more about how your student uses Google Classroom in school. Details and registration are available at http://elmlib.org/googleclassroom.


District 205 Foundation's 2018 Thiems Grant Application deadline is fast approaching. The application has been streamlined to make it less labor intensive to apply. District 205 teachers, students, administrators, parents or community members 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/innovation.

Applications are due on Monday, February 12. Applicants requesting technology (including hardware, software, digital subscriptions, and audio/visual equipment) should review the Multimedia Recommendations and Computer Tech Options forms prior to drafting their proposals and must include the submission of a completed Thiems Grant Technology Review Form. Please review the Thiems Grant Application Guidelines and contact Executive Director Lisa Fanelli at ext. 2770 or lfanelli@elmhurst205.org with questions.


With one member absent, the D205 Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. There was extensive discussion on the Dual Language program before the final vote. Jane Bailey, Principal at Conrad Fischer Elementary, discussed the issue of space. She said they are planning for five kindergarten sections for next year; the school currently has four sections. Mrs. Bailey said many rooms at the school are allocated for “resource rooms,” which is nothing more than office space. If those rooms were allocated to kindergarten classes, resource personnel who previously used those rooms could partner with a classroom teacher and co-teach and/or provide acceleration.

"No implementation is without growing pains, and this will be the growing pain, but I do think it will be worth it at the end of the day,” Mrs. Bailey said.

According to Principal Bailey, it is difficult to plan for potential space concerns further down the road than the first year of the program because it is still unknown how many students will participate. If there are too many Dual Language students to fit into Fischer, plans can be made to add a second location.

Regarding impact to the Fischer community, Dr. Henderson said the District will look to collect feedback from parents, students and teachers in a similar fashion to the way feedback is currently being collected for the Standards-Based Reporting system.

“It’s not something to be fearful of, because we have to think differently,” Ms. Bailey said. “If you're talking about opportunities in a global economy, then you need to be bilingual."

Dr. Moyer added that “There are benefits for both the native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in this program, even though the rationale focuses more on native Spanish speaking students. It’s a phenomenal enrichment opportunity to truly allow all students to graduate bi-lingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural.”

Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program planned for 2018-19 and Dual Language in general.


The D205 Foundation is proud to announce Jill Riecker as this year's “Friend of the Foundation.” Jill's 20-year dedication to volunteerism and tireless commitment to providing Elmhurst students across all levels with opportunities and experiences both in and outside of the classroom are unparalleled. Jill's award will be presented as part of the festivities at the Foundation Gala -Empowering Futures to be held on February 10 at The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

This promises to be an amazing evening with the goal of raising funds that will enhance education and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools.
Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider supporting the Foundations efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about Mrs. Riecker's contributions, Gala and Raffle details and tickets are available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.


Congratulations to Jacquelyn Discipio, Principal of Bryan Middle School, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region. Ms. Discipio was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout the DuPage County region. She was honored by the District 205 Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

She was nominated by Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, who stated in his nomination that “Ms. Discipio has been asked to lead monumental and transformative change in a short period of time, examples of
which include: a successful one-to-one personalized learning implementation utilizing Chromebooks in year one; implementation of a new English Language Arts curriculum and the addition of instructional coaches in year two; ongoing development of common assessments in all grade levels and content areas; and a major overhaul of the schedule to include dedicated time for interventions and enrichment and increased co-teaching for the 2017-18 school year.”

Ms. Discipio will be honored at the DuPage IPA’s annual Spring Student Recognition Breakfast on April 23. She will now be considered for a State award from among 20 nominees representing the other regions of the Illinois Principals Association. The state winners will be announced in the spring.


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 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


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Bus 3 LATE ARRIVAL Schedule 

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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