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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

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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

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Jefferson "Tiger News"

1/16/18

January 16, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,

That extra day off was a wonderful day to play in the snow! Please remember that tomorrow, Wednesday, is a late arrival for students. Our teachers are continuing to be learners as well during our late arrivals. The focus is on guided reading and readers’ workshop. I know that as I have walked through classrooms, students are reading more and more and teachers are working with students in small groups to give them the differentiated support they need.

Please make sure to take some time to complete the 5Essentials survey for Jefferson. In order to get results and feedback on your input, we need to have at least 20% participation. The window closesJanuary 31st. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. A link is also provided on the Elmhurst D205 website.

Battle of the Books is up and running this year! Thank you to Mr. Grosso and Mrs. Georgalas for organizing and supporting the students in this wonderful activity. Students are on teams and reading a variety of books competing for a chance to move to the district level final competition. Keep on reading!

Thank you to our PTA for organizing and bringing Junior Achievement to Jefferson. A letter went home last week, if your child is interested in participating in Junior Achievement during their recess time, please complete and turn in the registration form by Friday, January 19. See the PTA website for more information.

MAP TESTING GRADES 2-5 - The MAP testing window opens on Wednesday, January 17th. Students in grades 2-5 will take a math and reading MAP assessment. This is one tool that we use in combination with formative assessments as well as other summative assessments to guide our instruction in both math and reading. Classroom teachers will put in their weekly communication when your child will be taking the assessment.

KINDERGARTEN AND “NEW TO FIRST GRADE” ENROLLMENT DATES – Enrollment for 2018-19 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 7, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).

Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.

For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-834-4530 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR D205 FOUNDATION 2018 GALA – Rise up to the challenge of making a difference in the education of our children. The 2018 D205 Foundation Fundraising Gala, Empowering Futures, will take place on Saturday, February 10th beginning at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook. The evening will feature a plated dinner, beverages, fundraising raffles and games, as well as a terrific mini and live auction. This year, the event has an added bonus with a post party that includes a deejay and dancing. Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities available. More information and tickets available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala

Our goal is to provide enhanced opportunities for students to learn and practice skills that will better prepare them for their future. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in educational enhancements that bring added resources and creative educational opportunities to the classrooms of Elmhurst District 205.

16th ANNUAL SUMMER RECREATION OPEN HOUSE
You are invited to attend the 16th Annual Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by Elmhurst District 205 PTA. This is a free event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. This open house will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6-8 pm at York High School,355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst

Upcoming Dates: 

January

17- Student Late Arrival/MAP Testing Window Jan. 17-Feb. 2
      ACCESS Testing Window Jan. 17-Feb. 20
22- Institute Day-No Student Attendance
31- 5Essentials Survey Window ends

February
1- PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm
6- Kindergarten and new to First Grade Registration at Jefferson 9-11am
7- Kindergaten and new to First Grade Registration at Jefferson 12:30-3:00pm
14- Student Late Arrival
19- No School! President’s Day
23- End of Trimester 2
24- PTA Winter Carnival
28- Student Late Arrival

March
2- Institute Day-No Student Attendance

Have a wonderful week!
Leslie Weber
Principal

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1/15/18

With one member absent, the D205 Board of Education voted 6-0 to approve a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. There was extensive discussion on the Dual Language program before the final vote. Jane Bailey, Principal at Conrad Fischer Elementary, discussed the issue of space. She said they are planning for five kindergarten sections for next year; the school currently has four sections. Mrs. Bailey said many rooms at the school are allocated for “resource rooms,” which is nothing more than office space. If those rooms were allocated to kindergarten classes, resource personnel who previously used those rooms could partner with a classroom teacher and co-teach and/or provide acceleration.

"No implementation is without growing pains, and this will be the growing pain, but I do think it will be worth it at the end of the day,” Mrs. Bailey said.

According to Principal Bailey, it is difficult to plan for potential space concerns further down the road than the first year of the program because it is still unknown how many students will participate. If there are too many Dual Language students to fit into Fischer, plans can be made to add a second location.

Regarding impact to the Fischer community, Dr. Henderson said the District will look to collect feedback from parents, students and teachers in a similar fashion to the way feedback is currently being collected for the Standards-Based Reporting system.

“It’s not something to be fearful of, because we have to think differently,” Ms. Bailey said. “If you're talking about opportunities in a global economy, then you need to be bilingual."

Dr. Moyer added that “There are benefits for both the native English speaking and native Spanish speaking students in this program, even though the rationale focuses more on native Spanish speaking students. It’s a phenomenal enrichment opportunity to truly allow all students to graduate bi-lingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural.”

Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program planned for 2018-19 and Dual Language in general.

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1/14/18

The D205 Foundation is proud to announce Jill Riecker as this year's “Friend of the Foundation.” Jill's 20-year dedication to volunteerism and tireless commitment to providing Elmhurst students across all levels with opportunities and experiences both in and outside of the classroom are unparalleled. Jill's award will be presented as part of the festivities at the Foundation Gala -Empowering Futures to be held on February 10 at The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

This promises to be an amazing evening with the goal of raising funds that will enhance education and innovation in Elmhurst Public Schools.
Tickets are $175. Space is limited. Table and sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider supporting the Foundations efforts by purchasing a ticket for the Golden Raffle with a chance to win your choice of three great trips. Information about Mrs. Riecker's contributions, Gala and Raffle details and tickets are available at www.elmhurst205.org/2018Gala.

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1/12/18

Congratulations to Jacquelyn Discipio, Principal of Bryan Middle School, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region. Ms. Discipio was selected from a pool of nominees from throughout the DuPage County region. She was honored by the District 205 Board of Education at its January 9 meeting.

She was nominated by Elmhurst District 205 Superintendent Dr. David Moyer, who stated in his nomination that “Ms. Discipio has been asked to lead monumental and transformative change in a short period of time, examples of
which include: a successful one-to-one personalized learning implementation utilizing Chromebooks in year one; implementation of a new English Language Arts curriculum and the addition of instructional coaches in year two; ongoing development of common assessments in all grade levels and content areas; and a major overhaul of the schedule to include dedicated time for interventions and enrichment and increased co-teaching for the 2017-18 school year.”

Ms. Discipio will be honored at the DuPage IPA’s annual Spring Student Recognition Breakfast on April 23. She will now be considered for a State award from among 20 nominees representing the other regions of the Illinois Principals Association. The state winners will be announced in the spring.

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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

Enrollment: 375

Events Calendar

District 205 News

1/15/18
1/14/18
1/12/18
1/9/18
1/5/18
1/4/18
12/18/17

Board Meeting Dates

12/18/17

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.