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24-Hour Attendance Line


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


Jackson News


So far this year, each week brings more and more learning to Jackson School.  Our teachers have been busy planning and preparing for Acceleration, which is thirty minutes per day in grades 1-5.  During this time, each student receives targeted literacy instruction based on their needs and may work with a different teacher other than their classroom teacher. Acceleration will begin on Monday, September 17. 

I hope to see many parents on Thursday, September 20 at 6:15pm for “Treats with Mrs. Trendel” in the library.  I will be reviewing a few key points about Standards Based Reporting, our School Improvement goals, and answer questions from parents.  The PTA meeting will begin at 7pm in the library. Dr. Moyer will be joining our PTA meeting to share information about how the Master Facility Plan benefits Jackson School.

Jackson Community Tours
Jackson will be hosting a few community tours of our building in October.  The purpose of these tours is to help to community learn more about our needs.  Please see here for more information.

D205 State of the Schools Address & Community School Finance Night
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 invites the community to participate in two upcoming forums:

  • September 17 – 2nd Annual D205 State of the Schools Address, 7 p.m. @ York High School Commons.  Superintendent Dr. David Moyer will address the community, providing a financial, academic, and extracurricular overview of the state of the school district.
  • September 24 –D205 Community School Finance Night 7 p.m. @ Lincoln Elementary. For a deeper understanding of D205 school finances, join school officials for this special session.
    Tour of Lincoln Elementary School – 6 p.m.

Guidelines for Sending Sick Children to School
Please see here for guidelines of when and when NOT to send your child to school.  These are the guidelines our district uses for sending students home sick as well.

PTA Oktoberfest Bag Tournament
Please consider joining us for our Oktoberfest and Bags Tournament fundraising night on October 13th. This event is replacing the fundraisers our children have done in the past few years such as Read-A-Thon and Orange Ruler. There are many ways to contribute and join in what is sure to be a fun adult night out.

For more information, please click here. PTA representatives will be collecting registration forms on Saturday morning from 8:30am - 10:30am (see location on registration form).  We have space for the first 32 teams that sign up to be in the bags tournament. Please sign up as a team! Everyone else is welcome to register as a "non-player" or volunteer and come celebrate Oktoberfest.  We will have lots of food, fun, and games. To attend the event, pre-registration is required. Hope to see you there!

Any questions, please contact Andrea Gambill at andreapesce7@yahoo.com.

Information From Last Week:

Parent Handbook
Please review our 2018-2019 parent handbook for important information regarding policies and procedures. You can find it online on the district website. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Strong Schools – Stronger Community
As many of you know, the District 205 Referendum will be on the November 6th ballot.   There will be many opportunities for you to hear more about the facilities plan and ask any questions you may have.  Dates and details about those meetings will be coming soon. The Political Action Committee has asked us to share the information below:

The PAC is looking for volunteers who would like to help educate community members about the referendum.  There are so many ways that you can help! If you are interested in being a part of those efforts, please click here to find out how you can get involved. If you’d like more information, or to contact someone directly, you can email Emily Bastedo (chair) and Courtenae Trautmann (volunteer coordinator) at YESforD205@gmail.com

Morning Arrival Update
Jackson Street is closed during school hours next week due to the retention pond construction.  Please use Adams to travel eastbound to Mitchell Avenue. I know that the construction makes morning traffic a little tricky.  Please be patient. When you are travelling southbound on Mitchell, turning left (or east) on Van Buren is illegal.

School pictures proofs
Your student should have brought home their school picture proof. If you wish to order, please send in cash/check in the proof envelope or order online.  Make-up pictures will be done on September 21st for those students who were originally absent or for those who wish a retake. If you want your child’s photo retaken, please indicate this on the proof envelope and return to the school before September 17th.

Parent Night Follow-up
Thank you to all that came to Parent Night!  At Jackson School, we appreciate our partnership with parents and believe that it is essential for the success of students.  Here are last night’s slides and a link to the Parent Math Site for your reference.  Treats with Mrs. Trendel and PTA Meeting On September 20

Please join me at 6:15pm in the library for a brief presentation and additional Q and A in follow-up to the Standards Based Reporting Presentation on Parent Night.  I will share more about our school goals and focus areas for the 2018-2019 school year. The PTA Meeting will begin at 7pm and Dr. Moyer will join us to share more information about the Master Facilities Plan. I hope to see many parents attend in support of PTA and our school!

Parenting Presentation on October 30
There is a presentation coming up on Tuesday October 30 at Sandburg Middle School.  This presentation is about setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with your children.  You can find more information here.

Upcoming Dates

  • September 20: Treats with Mrs. Trendel at 6:15pm, and PTA Meeting at 7:00pm
  • September 21: Photo Retakes
  • September 26: Student Late Arrival
  • October 5: No School, Institute Day
  • October 8: No School, Columbus Day 
  • October 18: PTA Meeting at 7:00pm
  • October 24: Student Late Arrival

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