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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-617-8331

Hours

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

Parent Links

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Office Contacts

Weber, Leslie
Principal lweber@elmhurst205.org
Guerino, Michelle
Lead Secretary mguerino@elmhurst205.org
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary lkirchhoff@elmhurst205.org
Gasso, Mariah
Nurse mgasso@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Jefferson "Tiger News"

10/16/17

October 15, 2017

Dear Jefferson Families,

Thank you for another amazing night! The Science Olympiad was a fantastic success with an increase of about 100 students from last year! Thank you to Mrs. Vogel and Mrs. Grant and all of the amazing volunteers that make this event so fabulous.

For those of you who may not know, we have a fabulous social worker at Jefferson named Ms. Cusack. She is very well-known by our students. Ms. Cusack sometimes goes into classrooms for specific presentations to support students as well as supports students individually and in small groups. She organizes events such as our upcoming Bullying Awareness Week and Kindness Week as well. Ms. Cusack is not only a great resource for our students and staff, but also has wonderful resources for parents. Her website has a tremendous amount of information and supports that are very helpful in supporting children both at home and school. I am including the linkto her website as a way for parents to become familiar with the resources she provides. Thank you Ms. Cusack for all you do for our Jefferson community.

Please remember to check our website often to stay up to date with important events. You can also access the PTA website and a variety of other resources through theJefferson website. We are also on Twitter @JeffersonD205!  We are up to 64 followers!

Parent Teacher Conferences
This year conference sign-up will be online. This is a two part process that will begin this week. Thursday, you will receive a secure email from D205 that will contain a letter and link for you to register and have a parent single sign-on (SSO) to our PowerSchool system. This will allow you to then sign up for conferences beginning at6:00am on November 7th. The window for conference sign-up will be until November 14th. Conferences this year will be 20-minutes and will be on Monday, November 20th in the evening and Tuesday, November 21st during the day. 

Erin’s Law Presentations
Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, became Illinois law in 2013. This legislation requires schools to teach age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention for grades Pre-K through 12. In Elmhurst, we already have personal safety built into many grade levels’ health education curriculum.  Beginning two years ago, after reviewing the requirements of the new legislation, we recognized that our students could benefit from additional information and strategies in order to consider past events and prevent future encounters. Again this year, an award-winning non-profit group, Imagination Theater, will deliver age-appropriate experiences for our students in 1st through 5th grade. Information about their program, called “No Secrets,” may be found by visiting www.imaginationtheater.org. Ms. Cusack, our social worker, and myself will visit the Kindergarten classrooms to share age-appropriate read-alouds with students. Jefferson will host Imagination Theater on Thursday, October 19th.

Halloween Parade
The Halloween Parade is a wonderful Jefferson tradition! Students should wear their costumes to school and bring a change of clothes with them. Please do not send your child to school with scary masks, plastic weapons or anything that would be inappropriate for elementary students. The students will be getting changed immediately following the parade, so please do not have them come in sprayed hair or make-up that would be difficult to take off. The parade begins promptly at8:30am and students will come out Door 1 and proceed down Poplar and turn right on Niagara and then right onto Linden Ave and return into school through Door 2. Please do not have dogs on the route as well, as we want to ensure all students feel safe.

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: 
October: 

16th Student Physical and Eye Exams for Kinder and New to Jefferson students due!
16th Bullying Awareness Week! Staley Da Bear Assembly
18th Unity Day! Wear Orange
19th Erin’s Law Assemblies for students in grades 1-5
23rd-26th Red Ribbon Week
25th Student Late Arrival
31st Halloween Parade begins at 8:30am!


Have a wonderful week! Go Tigers! Go Cubs!
Leslie Weber
Principal

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10/14/17

In his latest Superintendent's column, Dr. David Moyer chronicles the many positive things happening in District 205 this school year. From Acceleration Time to Instructional Rounds to Eureka Math and a Growth Mindset - there are many new initiatives designed to increase rigor and relevance that lead to more highly-engaged students and future-ready learning.

You may also follow Dr. Moyer's blog at http://superchat205.blogspot.com. Follow Elmhurst District 205 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @ElmhurstD205.

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10/1/17

District 205’s Social Work Department presents "Well-parented Kids: 10 Anchors for Building Strong Families." This free program for parents will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 12:30-2:30 PM in the Sandburg Middle School Auditorium. This presentation will identify the key elements of effective parent-child relationships including setting communication norms, modeling values, sponsoring constructive conflict resolution, maintaining respect and trust, facilitating growth, teaching coping skills and navigating change. Presenters are Katie McDougall, LCSW and Steve Ritter, LCSW. No reservations are needed. Please enter through door 2, in the auditorium. Parking is available in the back of the school, just be alert for students.

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9/30/17

Time to start thinking about the winter holidays! This pre-order fundraising sale supports the long-standing Elmhurst tradition of beautifully lit streets that line our neighborhoods during the holiday season. Proceeds will benefit Elmhurst 205 schools and students long after the holiday is over. Trees can be purchased as part of a neighborhood group or individually, just for your yard. Groups of four or more orders are free of charge, scheduled for delivery on Nov. 25 and are coordinated by a tree block captain.

The District 205 Foundation website contains all the tools you will need to be a tree captain for your block; it's an easy and rewarding way to support our schools! Individual Nova Scotia balsam outdoor trees and beautiful Fraser and Douglas firs for indoor display are also available and can be picked up on Dec. 2 at Sandburg Middle School or delivered for a fee. Visit www.elmhurst205.org/HolidayTrees 
for more information or to place an order. Orders are due October 27.

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9/29/17

Erin’s Law, House Bill 6193, became Illinois law in 2013. This legislation requires schools to teach age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention for grades Pre-K through 12. In Elmhurst, we already have personal safety built into many grade levels’ health education curriculum. Beginning two years ago, after reviewing the requirements of the new legislation, we recognized that our students could benefit from additional information and strategies in order to consider past events and prevent future encounters. Our curriculum was enhanced at each grade level to cover the following:

  • Distinguishing different types of touch
  • Saying “NO”
  • It’s not the child’s fault if someone touches him or her
  • Identifying and telling a trusted adult

Again this year, an award-winning non-profit group, Imagination Theater, will deliver age-appropriate experiences for our students in 1st through 8th grade. Information about their program, called “No Secrets,” may be found by visiting www.imaginationtheater.org. A schedule of all elementary and middle school student assemblies can be found below.

Our school social workers will visit all of the Early Childhood and Kindergarten classrooms, as they did last year, to share age-appropriate read-alouds with students as a part of the Personal Safety Unit that is already in place at our schools.

York High School will be bringing in presenters from Elmhurst Hospital, as well as addressing the topic in multiple courses.

Please direct all questions about your school’s lesson(s) or assemblies to your child’s principal.

 

School Date Performance 1 Performance 2 Performance 3
Bryan MS 10/16/17 8:25 11:00 1:20
Churchville MS 10/12/17 8:25 11:00 1:20
Conrad Fischer 10/10/17 1:00 2:00 N/A
Edison 10/13/17 12:45 1:45 N/A
Emerson 10/17/17 12:45 1:45 N/A
Field 10/19/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Hawthorne 10/17/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Jackson 10/13/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Jefferson 10/19/17 12:45 1:45 N/A
Lincoln 10/10/17 8:30 9:30 N/A
Sandburg MS 10/6/17 8:25 11:00 1:20
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8/9/17

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 BTFE.com.  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

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8/9/17

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

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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

10/17/17
10/16/17
10/14/17
10/10/17
10/1/17
9/30/17
9/29/17

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)

Parents'Guide

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

Mission

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