Jackson Elementary School

Jackson PTA


Volunteers Needed for Fall Running Club!

Check the dates/times and sign-up here!




Fall Adult PTA Fundraiser

Strong Schools – Stronger Community

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 BIC 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


President's Message

September 17, 2018


Dear Parents, 

This Thursday is our first Treats with Trendel at 6:15 pm AND our first PTA Meeting at 7 pm in the library.  We hope to see you! Come hear about the many events being planned this year, club updates, and hear from Dr. Moyer about the Master Facility Plan.  We hope to post an agenda prior to the meeting on our FB page. 

If you haven’t signed up for PTA this year – please do!  Your membership helps the PTA to run all our events throughout the year.  If you are signed up for a board or committee position – you must join. Thanks!

Have a great week!



Important Dates

September 20: Treats with Mrs. Trendel at 6:15 pm, and PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

October 2: Running Club begins

October 13: PTA Oktoberfest Bags Tournament (adults only)

October 18: PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm

October 26: Jackson’s Boo Bash


Jackson Running Club (3rd-5th graders)
Running Club's Fall season begins Tuesday, October 2nd and runs through Thursday, November 8th. We need volunteers to help! Check out the dates/times and sign-up here!


Jackson PTA Oktoberfest Bags Tournament Fundraiser
We had a fantastic turn out for the Oktoberfest Bags Tournament registration on Saturday.  We have all 32 team slots filled plus a few on the waitlist.  Player registration is now closed but registration is OPEN for NON-PLAYERS.  We would love for you to join in on the food, fun, and Oktoberfest games as a non-player.  If you are interested, please turn in the registration form THIS WEEK.  You can send the registration form and a check to school or drop it in the mailbox listed on the attached form. We still have sponsorship opportunities available for families, businesses, or groups.  More information here. Registration form here.  Questions, please contact Andrea Gambill.


Jackson PTA Trivia Night: Coming this January!

Save the Date!  January 26th will be our annual Jackson PTA Trivia Night!  Your kiddos will be bringing home a letter from the Trivia Committee about the exciting donation buy-in party ideas.  Here is the online form that was mentioned if you'd like to donate.  Please feel free to reach out to Heidi Nardini with any questions!



Please sign up for the Jackson PTA for the 2018-2019 school year! Click on this link to the Webstore to easily sign up.  All ONLINE memberships completed by 10/31 will be entered into a drawing for a chance at special prizes!

PTA Myth: I signed up last year so I don't need to sign up again this year. 

Fact: You need to sign up each year! 


Lego Club Registration

The Jackson Lego Club is now accepting registration forms and payment for this year's season. The Registration Forms are due no later than Friday October 26th and the season starts on Monday November 26. Visit http://jackson.elmhurst205.org/legoclub to learn about the club, print the registration form, view this year's challenge "Mission Moon", and take a look at our past Lego Club Summaries. 


Parent Lunchroom Volunteers

Looking for a great way to help out during the school day? Become a "Parent Volunteer" during lunch time!! Click here for more information and to sign  up! 


Strong Schools – Stronger Community

~ Get Educated and Updated ~

~ Show Up ~

  • Join the D205 Schools Campaign Kickoff Party! Wed. 9/19 at 7 pm at Cottage Hill Station. Info and RSVP at http://evite.me/U9prCAEspk.

    • If you have connections to any gift cards, services or other items to donate for the raffle, please let fundraising guru Marion Connors know ASAP at marionconners1@gmail.com or 312-543-8294. Much appreciated.

  • Come see the state of our schools first hand.  Lots of opportunities to get a real-time look at the needs and possibilities.  Offer to bring your elderly neighbors who haven't been inside a school in years.  School tour schedule

Community School Finance Night Sept. 24

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 invites the community to participate in this upcoming forum:

  • 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.



Carey Murphy







Diane Rand



Valeria Gutowski



Kelly Crain


Valeria Gutowski



Keith Palz



Marla Lyon



Kate Cox


Jodi Dalton


VP Ways & Means: (Trivia Night)

Heidi Nardini


VP Ways & Means: (Fall Event TBD)

Andrea Gambill



Betsy Markwald


Next PTA Meeting!

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR PTA Meetings will be on Thursdays!


September 20th 7pm

October 18th 7pm

November 29th 7pm

January 17th 7pm

February 21st 7pm

March 21st 2pm

April 18th 2pm

May 16th 7pm

Join the PTA for the 2018-2019 school year!

Easy and quick.

All ONLINE memberships completed by 10/31 will be entered into a drawing for a chance at special prizes!


Click here to join the PTA online!


PTA Myth: I signed up last year so I don't need to sign up again this year. 
Fact: You need to sign up each year!


Get on the PTA Mailing List!

If you would like to receive emails about upcoming events at Jackson School, get on the PTA Mailing List!  Send an email to jacksonschoolpta@gmail.com and you'll be added to the list.  Please include your name(s) in the email.