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Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
1st & 2nd Grade Lunch 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Lunch 
11:30 AM - 12:30 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

Weber, Leslie
Guerino, Michelle
Lead Secretary
Tozier, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Malone, Colette
School Nurse


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Jefferson "Tiger News"


December 10, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,

I am not sure where the time is going this year! I cannot believe we are only two weeks away from Winter break. Please note that we have a Student Late Arrival this Wednesday. Students start their day at 9:45am. Kindergarten hours are 9:45-11:55am and 12:55-3:00pm.

This week the Student Council will be sponsoring their annual Holiday Sale during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. There are small items students can purchase such as pencils, scratch ornaments, and small trinkets they can give to others as gifts or keep for themselves. Please send small bills with your children; it makes it much easier to make change.

We also have our after school movie on December 17th sponsored by Student Council. Your child should have received a permission slip last week for this event. Thank you to Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. McGuckin and the Student Council for sponsoring these events.

Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree is on Tuesday, December 11th. The kindergarten, first and second grade assembly will be from 8:45-9:30am. The third, fourth and fifth grade assembly will be from 9:45-10:30am. This is a wonderful tradition that supports families of Jefferson as well as within our Elmhurst community. There was a green flyer sent home from the PTA, who sponsors the event, in regards to donations. Not only is this an opportunity for students to give, but during the assembly, students sing a variety of songs to celebrate various holidays throughout the season within different cultures. It is a beautiful celebration of the gifts we can give, as well as the gift of our students.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
To ensure the safety of students, please do not enter either staff parking lots during the drop-off or pick-up times. Students will be walking in these lots, and we want to limit the traffic flow during this time. Also, there is no parking or idling on Crescent during these times. We need Crescent Ave to be a continuous flow of cars, so that students can safely access the sidewalk and cleared paths, especially in inclement weather. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring our students safety.

Attention 5th Grade Parents
Mrs. Discipio, the principal of Bryan Middle School, came last Friday to discuss student choices for the UA block in sixth grade next year. All middle schools follow the same format, so regardless of what middle school your child will be attending, this is important information. The deadline for course selection is December 14th, so please make sure to talk with your child in regards to their choices. The below information includes a link to the presentation that was given last week as well as the directions for the course registration.

The link from the evening presentation: MS Course Selection Meetings.

  • The deadline for the registration is December 14th.
  • Project Lead the Way will be offered as a summer enrichment to those students who do not have room in their schedule due to band/orchestra/choir or an academic support that takes the place of an enrichment (guided study, reading strategies, math strategies).

The 5Essentials Survey
The statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open for parents to share thoughts about your experiences with our school. This survey provides critical input to help develop school improvement plans. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the parent survey please visit  and select the parent survey link. You will need to enter the county (DuPage) and school name. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website. I hope you will participate.

Upcoming Dates:
12-Student Late Arrival
12 &13 Student Council Holiday Sale (during lunch)
17-Student Council Afterschool Movie
21-Holiday Parties 2-3:00pm
24-Jan. 4 Winter Break
7-School Resumes
14-No School: Teacher Institute Day
15-PTA Meeting; Dr. Moyer attending
16-Student Late Arrival
21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School

Don’t forget to follow Jefferson twitter @JeffersonD205!
Have a wonderful week!
Leslie Weber


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At Jefferson School our mission is to create a learning environment where students, parents and staff work together to achieve educational excellence.