News from Jane Addams School

September 15, 2022

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District 15 News

The District 15 Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. Doing so will allow the District to repair and restore our facilities, bring full-day kindergarten to all elementary schools, update schools libraries and some learning spaces, and ensure feeder patterns from elementary to junior high and high school providing all student access to a neighborhood or near neighborhood school. To learn even more about the proposed improvements visit

District 15 will be hosting informational meetings on the following dates:

  • October 6 - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Thomas Jefferson Middle School if the measure is approved)

  • October 11 - Winston Campus Junior High

  • October 13 - Plum Grove Junior High

  • October 20 - Carl Sandburg Junior High

  • October 25 - Walter R. Sundling Junior High

Voting information: To register to vote, you must be: a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by the general election (November 8, 2022), and a resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day. Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You may also check your voting eligibility with the Cook County Clerk’s Office’s Your Voter Information search tool. If you have questions about your voting status, please e-mail or call (312) 603-0906.

Ways to Vote:

123 Andres- Enjoy this video full of language and literacy to celebrate the beginning of the year.

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Jane Addams PTA News

Thank you to all who were able to attend our Welcome Back Food Truck Event! It was great to see so many faces in our Jane Addams community, and start off the school year in such a great way!

Next PTA Meeting: Special Guest Dr. Heinz

If you'd like to be a part of the PTA or learn more about helping with upcoming events like Trunk or Treat and upcoming Dine and Shares, please join our virtual meeting on Wed 9/21 at 7:00pm via this Zoom Link. Our superintendent, Dr. Heinz, will be joining us this month!

Room Parents

More information will be sent out later this month. Thanks to all who have expressed interest!

Fall Fundraiser

The PTA has launched their fall fundraiser. Please check your child's backpack this week for materials, and follow the steps below. Orders can be placed until September 30.

1) Go to and set up your child under "Jane Addams Elementary School" to get their special code.

2) Share their code with family and friends.

3) Shop online (ship to home is free on orders over $75).

4) Feel good about supporting our students and staff via the Jane Addams PTA!

Spirit Wear

The shop will be open 9/23 through 10/7 - watch for the link soon!


The 10% discount on 2022-2023 yearbooks lasts until September 30. Order today and upload your photos from the first day and the welcome back event!

1) Go to

2) Enter our school code: 1016129222152053

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Additional Safety Drill Notification and Reminder

District 15 is strongly committed to school safety. Each year, school are required by by Illinois School Code to conduct the following drills:

  • Three evacuation drills. One of the three evacuation drills must be supervised by the fire department. (One of these has been completed. Next tentatively Scheduled for September 27th)

  • One bus evacuation drill.

  • One severe weather/shelter-in-place drill. (Tentatively Scheduled for November 9th)

  • Two law enforcement (lockdown) drills. One completed and the other TBD.

  • One of these two law enforcement drills must be a staff initiated lock-down (COMPLETED). The schools also conduct an annual drill review meeting with principals and representatives from police and fire departments to continuously improve each school’s readiness to respond to an emergency and/or crisis situation.

House Bill 2400 (The School Safety Drill Act) states:

  • All lockdown drills will be announced to all school personnel and students prior to the commencement of the drill.

  • Schools will provide sufficient information and notification to parents and guardians in advance of any lockdown drill that involves the participation of students.

  • Schools will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to exempt their child for any reason from participating in the walk-through lockdown drill.

  • Schools will provide alternative safety education and instruction related to an active threat or active shooter event to students who do not participate in a walk-through lockdown drill to provide them with essential information, training, and instruction through less sensorial safety training methods.

Building administrators will notify families of upcoming drills at least one week in advance of the drill. If you prefer your child does NOT participate in the yearly required lockdown drills, please complete this form. Please submit one form for each of your children you are opting out.

Health, Immunization, Dental, and Eye Exams

For the purpose of safeguarding the health of children, District 15 enforces Illinois student health requirements. These requirements consist of health, dental, and eye exams and immunizations specific to grade and age.

HEALTH EXAMS are required for students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. The Certificate of Child Health Examination form is available online and in the school office.

Join Us in D15

District 15 is hiring for a variety of positions that would be a great fit for many of our parents and community members! Application information is linked below.

Bus Drivers (
Classroom Assistants (
Nutrition Services Staff (
Substitutes (

Jane Addams Elementary School