Jackson Elementary School

Jackson PTA


The 2017-2018 Lego Club Season was a success!

Check out the LEGO Club page for more details about their fun season!



President's Message

Hello Jackson Families,


A huge THANK YOU to Jane Vlahos and her committee and the many volunteers that made SPRING FLING so much fun on Saturday.  It was a cold and dreary day outside, but a sunny beach day inside Jackson! A special thanks to Cupcakes for Courage for donating many of the cupcakes and cookies for the Cake Walk.  And to Jewel for decorating the cookie cakes that were raffled off.


We are pleased to announce that we now have a full officer slate for next years board to present at this months PTA meeting.  Thank you to the many parents that have generously volunteered your time for next years PTA committees. We couldn’t have a PTA without you and your hard work and dedication to Jackson School!  We will be putting together the list of committee chairs this week, so please sign up here by Tuesday morning if you’d like to be considered.


Come to our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 24th, where  Mrs. Trendel will be providing parents with an introduction to Standards Based Reporting, which will be implemented at all district elementary schools next year. Hope to see you there.


Have a great week!

Kathy & Stacy


Upcoming Events:

April 16-20 - Earth Week

April 24 - PTA meeting 7:00

April 26 - Spring Celebration of Learning (formerly BRAG night)  5:30-7:00 pm


Jackson Lego Club-

Click here to learn what the lego club has been up to this year.  

Square 1 Art-

Don’t forget, that throughout the year, you can order more of your child’s keepsakes — for special occasion holidays or those hard-to-buy-for family members — simply go to square1art.com/shop, enter the art access code from your catalog, and select the art and item wanted. Our school will benefit financially from orders all year long! Thanks again!


District News:


Future Care Planning for Children and Adults with Special Needs

Presented by Kirsten Izatt, Attorney and Counselor at Law, The Estate Planning Law Group (TEPLG) on Thursday, April 19th, 7:00 to 8:00 pm at District 205 Admin Office, 162 S. York, Room 216.  Click here for more details. 

Last Superintendent Coffee of the Year

Please mark your calendars for the our last Superintendent Coffee of the year: Wednesday, April 25 at 9:45 a.m. at Lincoln.  It is an all school late start day, but feel free to show up after dropping your kids off at school.

Top Pizza--Taste of Elmhurst

The tradition continues with this year’s seventh Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst event on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the York High School Commons. Local area 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 in a variety of categories. 

This is a great community fundraising event that allows families and friends to enjoy dinner and taste pizzas that are both familiar and new to them. For those students and families trying to juggle sports practices and games on a weeknight, it’s a great way to grab dinner before or after. Proceeds benefit District 205 Foundation programs that enhance education for our EC-12 schools.

For more information and to purchase entrance fee ahead, so you do not need to wait in line, visit www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_pizza.

Elmhurst Children's Theatre Presents Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-29 at Sandburg

See this flyer for more details. 


Next PTA Meeting!


April 24, 2018


Upcoming Events:

April 16-20 - Earth Week 
April 24 - PTA meeting 7pm (please note the change of date)
April 26 - Spring Celebration of Learning (formerly BRAG night)

Jackson Running Club

Running Club will begin its spring season on April 10th and run every Tuesday/Thursday through May 17th.  All students who participated in the fall are automatically included in the spring session and do not have to submit a new permission slip.  


Anyone who DID NOT run in the fall, must submit a permission form  prior to April 10th.


Parents are needed to supervise and cheer on our runners.  Please visit our sign-up here to volunteer for as many dates as your schedule permits.

“Choose Kindness” and help a Jackson family

Jackson Community we are asking you to “Choose Kindness” and help a family that is in desperate need. As you may have heard our Jackson family suffered a loss 2 days before Christmas when Sophia (2nd grade) and Hannah (4th grade) lost their father unexpectedly. Corinne, their mom, is now struggling to make ends meet and we would like to help now. No donation amount is too small. Thank you for generosity!




A meal train is also set up for the family:



Join the PTA!

PTA Myth 241: You only need to join the PTA once.

Truth:  Membership to the PTA is annual and needs to be renewed each year. 


Help us make the school year great!  Join the PTA!


Click here to join the Jackson PTA for the 2017-2018 school year!

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