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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

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Office Contacts

Weber, Leslie
Principal lweber@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Cynthia
Lead Secretary cmoore@elmhurst205.org
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary lkirchhoff@elmhurst205.org
Gerali, Mariah
Nurse mgerali@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Important Dates

August 16 Kindergarten Meet and Greet
AM  4-4:30 PM
PM 4:30-5:00 PM
August 17 Grades 1-5 Meet and Greet 3:30-4:30 PM
Ice Cream Social 3:30-5:00 PM
August 22 First Day of School for Jefferson
Welcome Back Coffee 8:15-9:00 AM
August 24

Curriculum Night

5:30-5:55 PM ~ REACH in multipurpose room

6:00-6:30 PM ~ K-5 Session 1 

6:40-7:10 PM ~ K-5 Session 2
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up

Aug 25-Sept 9 MAPS TESTING
August 26 Jefferson Spirit Day! Wear Blue and Orange

 

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Jefferson "Tiger News"

8/22/16

After four days with no sign of bats in the building, and upon receiving clearance from United Bat Control - a company that specializes in bat “exclusion,” Jefferson Elementary School opened its doors to students and staff on Monday, August 22. This was the first official day of school for Jefferson.

Elmhurst District 205 officials consulted with the DuPage County Department of Animal Control and the Health Department throughout last week to rectify the situation, which was most likely the result of recent maintenance performed on the building envelope. Like most birds, all 12 species of bats inhabiting Illinois are protected by law.

Two of the bats were sent to the County for testing and were found to be rabiesBatman photo.JPG free. District 205 crews have conducted a thorough cleaning of the school, which includes all desks, chairs and surfaces, as well as a deep cleaning of the multipurpose room with a powerful, but environmentally friendly, disinfectant.

The PTA sponsored a Welcome Back and breakfast and brief meeting in the multipurpose room on Monday morning.

 

Nearly 50 students got into the spirit of the day by wearing Batman shirts. Here, Superintendent Dr. Dave Moyer poses with three Jefferson youngsters. Due to the fact that this was a one-building emergency, students will not be required to make up the two lost school days.

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8/20/16

District 205 elementary schools are seeking caring, out-going individuals to serve as lunch and playground supervisors. The main job duties are to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students can eat, play and socialize in positive and productive ways. Expectations include the development of professional relationships with students, as well as teaching and reinforcing the behavioral expectations for the playground, lunchroom and transitions in between. Effective communication and management strategies are required to be successful in this position. This role functions as a part of a team of staff members who support students.

Regular daily hours for the position involve one two-hour shift (to be determined by each building) on all full school days when students are in attendance. The rate of pay for a lunchroom supervisor is $13.31 per hour. Lead lunch supervisors are paid $15.19 per hour. For more information or to complete an application, visit www.elmhurst205.org/employment.

 

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8/20/16

The City of Elmhurst is now hiring part-time School Crossing Guards. Open positions are available for Regular and Relief Crossing Guards during the 2016-17 school year. Lead a safe environment for our children and become a staff member of the Elmhurst Police Department.

The safety of our school children is a concern for the City of Elmhurst, District 205 school personnel, all parents and citizens. Training and safety equipment are provided. Applications may be obtained at the Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E. First St, Elmhurst, IL or interested candidates may apply online at 
this link. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen/physical. The City of Elmhurst is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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8/15/16

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope you are all enjoying your summer! My family and I have done some traveling this summer and have enjoyed time in St. Louis and Wisconsin! It has been a wonderful summer! It has been lonely here and I look forward to seeing all of the smiling faces, hearing all of the laughter and getting back into the swing of things in the next few weeks. Enjoy the last few days of your summer! 
 

Please take some time to become familiar with the Jefferson website as it is an important tool to keep you informed of upcoming events and important information. I will be posting a weekly newsletter on the page informing you of upcoming events and also sharing some of the great things that are happening in the classroom. You can also access the PTA website from our homepage.

http://jefferson.elmhurst205.org 

 

August Happenings!

  • Class Lists will be sent via email on Friday, August 12, 2016. Class lists will not be posted at the school. 
  • KINDERGARTEN PARENTS AND STUDENTS:  On August 16th our Kindergarten Welcome will be held.  This is a time for our kindergarten students to meet their teacher, become familiar with their room, and put away all their supplies.  I will meet with parents during the times listed below.
    • A.M. kindergarten-4:00-4:30pm supply drop off in classroom    
    • A. M kindergarten-4:30-5:00pm meet with Mrs. Weber
    • P.M. kindergarten-4:30-5:00pm supply drop off in classroom
    • P.M. kindergarten -5:00-5:30pm meet with Mrs. Weber                                   
  • August 17th- Meet the Teacher Grades 1-5 at 3:30-4:30pm.  Bring your school supplies to school at this time.        
    • The Ice Cream Social for Grades K-5 will be held from 3:30-5:00pm in the Multi- purpose room on this day as well. 
       
  • THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL will be Thursday, August 18th.  This first day is a full day of attendance.  The regular schedule will be followed.           
  • Don’t forget about the PTA Welcome Back Coffee. This takes place on the 18th from 8:15-9:00am in the multi-purpose room.

          

Our Regular School Day Times:  
AM Kindergarten:  8:05am - 11:05am
PM Kindergarten:  12:05pm – 3:00pm
Grades 1 – 5:  8:15am - 3:00pm


Student Late Arrival Days: Student Instruction begins at 9:45am. 
The Late Arrival schedule for 2016-17 school year will be as follows:


Wednesday, September 14th 
Wednesday, October 19th  
Wednesday, November 9th  
Wednesday, December 14th  
Wednesday, January 25th  
Wednesday, February 15th 
Wednesday, March 15th 
Wednesday, April 19th  
Wednesday, May 17th  

 

Kindergarten Times on Late Arrival
Kindergarten times will be adjusted for late arrival days. 
AM kindergarten - 9:45 to 11:55 AM 
PM kindergarten - 12:55 to 3:00 PM 


Drop-off / Pick-up:  Please be aware that our drop-off/pick-up procedures are in place to ensure safety for all our students.  It is critical that all parents support this.  My role is to make sure that students are provided a safe, orderly transition from home to school.  I appreciate your understanding in this and expect compliance. To keep arrival and departure routines as safe as possible, a few rules will need to be followed.

  • The South side of the street will be for pick-up and drop-off only.
  • There is no parking on Crescent during drop-off and pick-up times. This was established by the City of Elmhurst as a No Parking area as well. 
  • Please do not drop off students on the North side of Crescent. We do not want students crossing in the middle of the street to get to school. 
  • For those parents who prefer to park and walk their children to the building, please park on Linden Ave. or Poplar Ave. 
  • Please do not walk through the west parking lot as that is for staff to park and it is difficult for cars to see children, use the walkway in front of or side of the school. 
  • In order to provide the safest system, we will update you with any changes as they may occur.

 

Below is a diagram showing how the drop-off /pick-up traffic should flow.  


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Students are to line up and enter the building through the doors in the back of school, which have been designated for that grade level.  The grade level doors are shown on the map above.   Kindergarten students will line up in the back by the music room which is located close to the Jefferson garden.  
On the first day of school, direct your attention to the signs displaying teachers’ names.  This will help you locate classroom lines.  Classes will line up in the same place every day. 

Arriving/Departing in the back of school: If your student walks, rides a bike, or is dropped off to school in the back by the playground, please make sure you:

  • Notice the No Parking, Standing, or Stopping signs to help secure student safety. 
  • Notice the painted curbs.   Parking or dropping students off in these areas is not permitted. Students can be dropped off before or after these painted areas.  
  • Walk bikes in the crosswalk and while on the sidewalks that lead directly to school
  • Make sure you look both ways and listen for cars, when crossing the streets.  
  • Cars can come from many directions in this area –PLEASE BE AWARE 
  • Adjustments to our arrival and departure will be communicated to you if additional changes need to be made to secure student safety.


ALL K-5 STUDENTS: MORNING LINE-UP:  Students will arrive and line up outside their designated doors in the morning. When the bell rings at 8:07, parents will be asked to wish their children a good day at the door and not escort them into the building. Once the 8:10 bell rings, students should be in their class line. Teachers will meet their students outside and will enter the building together as a class.  It would also be helpful if you would arrange a meeting spot for after school prior to your child’s entrance in the morning.  For safety reasons, please do not enter the building to meet your child at dismissal time.


If your child is dropped off prior to 8:15, he/she is to enter through the assigned doors in the back of the building.  After 8:15, tardy students need to enter through the front door and need to stop in the office to sign in and get a pass.  If your child arrives after 8:15, you will need to sign him/her in at the office.
 

On days with inclement weather, students will line up inside the building. Students may be dropped off in the front of the building and enter the main entrance during inclement weather days.  They are to report to their classroom and line up in the hall to wait for the bell to ring. Please plan to have your student arrive no earlier than 8:00 a.m., for no supervision will be provided before 8:00.  


LUNCH:  Lunch is scheduled from 11:05-1:05 on days when students are in school during the lunchtime hour.  Your child has the option to go home for lunch, bring a cold lunch daily, or purchase a hot lunch.  Hot lunches are purchased in advance. A menu can be found on our website. If your child goes home for lunch, he/she is not allowed to enter the playground area for recess.  He/she must check into the office and wait.

 

Lunch Schedule
 11:05-12:05 1st and 2nd (11:05-11:30 Lunch/11:30-11:55 Recess/11:55-12:05 Read to Self)
 11:35-12:35 5th (11:35-12:00 Lunch/12:00-12:25 Recess/12:25-12:35 Read to Self) 
 12:05-1:05 3rd and 4th (12:05-12:30 Lunch/12:30-12:55 Recess/12:55-1:05 Read to Self)


Jefferson Staff Additions and Changes:  
We are excited to welcome some wonderful new staff members to the Jefferson community. 

  • Mrs. Lisa Wright will be our new Learning Center Director. She has some wonderful ideas and skills in the area of technology that we are excited to bring to Jefferson. 
  • Ms. Pia Bartolai will be our Instructional Coach this year. Ms. Bartolai is a former fifth grade teacher from Conrad Fischer, we are very excited to have this new role in our building. 
  • Mrs. Katie Zabinski is coming to Jefferson from Sandburg as our new REACH teacher. Mrs. Zabinski  spent time at Emerson as a third grade teacher as well as a 7th grade teacher at Sandburg. 
  • We have an additional section of kindergarten this year. I am excited to introduce Ms. Taylor Nunley to the Jefferson family. 
  • Welcome to Ms. Abigail Perry! Ms. Perry will be our new art teacher this year. 
  • Our Spanish teacher this year will be Ms. Egan. Ms. Egan will be working between Field and Jefferson schools. 
  • We have such a phenomenal staff here at Jefferson; I am so excited to have these wonderful teachers join our learning community. 


I am excited for another great school year filled with lots of laughter and learning. 


Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon! 

 

Mrs. Leslie Weber
Principal

 

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City of Elmhurst Parking News

The City of Elmhurst has been working with Jefferson School officials to evaluate traffic concerns in your neighborhood as it relates to student drop-off and pick-up. These changes will aid in ...more

Vacations

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 ...more

Box Tops for Education

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 ...more

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

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District 205 News

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Board Meeting Dates

Mission

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

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)

Type to Learn

District 205 has provided a keyboarding curriculum for our upper grade students. This program, Type to Learn 4, will be practiced by students within the regular school day four days per week for 15 ...more

Weather Related Late Start Information

Classes may start two hours later than usual during emergency conditions

District 205 has implemented a late start plan as an alternative to cancelling school for an entire day due to an emergency ...more

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