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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

Weber, Leslie
Guerino, Michelle
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Gasso, Mariah


Author Gordon Korman Visits Jefferson

Jefferson "Tiger News"


November 13, 2017

Dear Jefferson Families,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We have a busy week ahead of us! Thank you to the PTA for scheduling Gordon Korman, an amazing children’s author, for our third, fourth and fifth graders this week. I am so excited to meet him as well! Our annual Thanksgiving Feast will beThursday. This is a wonderful tradition that I look forward to each year. On Friday, students will receive their Student Progress Reports to bring home, so be on the lookout!

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference Portal Closes November 14th
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on November 20 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM and on November 21 from 10 AM to 6 PM with no school for elementary school students that day. Signup is currently available but closes on November 14 at midnight.

A PowerSchool parent single sign-on (SSO) account is required to access the PowerPTC web portal for conference sign-up. Parents who have not yet created an SSO account received a letter with instructions on Friday. Contact your school's main office for questions or assistance with creating an SSO account.

Step-by-step instructions for conference sign-up can be found on

Thanksgiving Feast
Our Thanksgiving Feast is Thursday, November 16th. Students will eat lunch together from 11:00am-12:00pm in the gym. Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this wonderful event. The number of volunteers, time and efforts are amazing and make this a memorable event for all. Our fifth and fourth grade students will eat with their buddies and our second grade students will be dressed as Pilgrims to celebrate this Thanksgiving Feast. Please know that if your child will not eat turkey and the trimmings, they may bring their own lunch. 

D205 Math Website for Parents! 
Did you know there is a new website dedicated to providing math information for D205 parents? A number of linked resources, including the critical areas at each grade level, unit titles, videos and guides are posted. Check it out!

Dual Language in D205
 Elmhurst D205 is committed to providing the best possible education for ALL students. We are excited to begin our journey into dual language programming in the district! Our first ever dual language program will begin next school year 2018-2019 at Conrad Fischer Elementary School. We have convened a dual language committee comprised of a variety of stakeholders to explore details and possible future programming. The goal of dual language programs is for students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. We look forward to providing this opportunity for Elmhurst students! For more information on dual language programming in Elmhurst, please visit our website.

Golden Apple Nominations
Is there is a District 205 educator who you feel merits nomination for a 2018 Golden Apple Award? Nominations are now open for awards in excellence in teaching and leadership. This year, Golden Apple is honoring teachers and leaders currently working in public or non­public elementary schools at the Pre-K-3rd grade levels. The deadline to nominate an educator for the 2018 award is December 15, 2017. Click here for the online nomination form.

Upcoming Dates: 

20th Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00pm
21st Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00am-6:00pm
22nd – 24th  Thanksgiving Break
27th Classes Resume
6th  Student Late Arrival
14th Giving Tree Assembly 8:45-9:30am/ K-2 9:45-10:30am 3-5
22nd Holiday Parties 1:45-2:45pm
Winter Break! Classes Resume January 8th 
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and take time to celebrate with family and friends.  I am thankful to be a part of such a wonderful school community with amazing students, families and staff.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Leslie Weber


This year, our school will be continuing in the Box Tops for Education program.  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our schools buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10 cents and they quickly add up to real cash for our school.  This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1000.

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school on the Box Top form sheet. For more information on Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit  Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.  Thanks for your help!    ***Please note:  It would be very helpful if you could check to make sure that the coupons are not expired.  Please do not send them if they are no longer valid.  Please cut the coupons out and affix to the designated area.  Large & bonus coupons should be sent separately.  Thank you!

Box Top For Education Sheet


Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays. If this is not possible parents/guardians must submit a written request to the principal two weeks in advance to request an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if this procedure is not followed. Students approved for a vacation will be expected to complete class work after returning. Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work. The school will not provide class work or assignments in advance.

Vacation Letter


Safety in our Schools

Student Emergency Procedures

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 continues to refine its crisis response planning and to be vigilant about the safety of its students and staff. Following ...more

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Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates


Staley Da Bear Assembly

Student Council Food Drive

Student Council Food Drive

Birthday Book News

Because we no longer have birthday treats in the classrooms (too many allergies!), a good alternative is donating a birthday book to our school library. For all of the details, go to the "Birthday ...more

Parents' Response to Intervention (RtI)


Please click on the above link to view Parents' frequently asked questions on the response to Intervention (RtI)


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