Jane Addams School News

August 21, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

Hello, Jane Addams Families

Virtual learning for all students began on Wednesday, August 19th. We have enjoyed connecting with our students the last few days in our virtual learning communities.

While the school year has started off with its fair share of celebrations, we appreciate your patience with the changes as well as challenges with technology. It is important to remind your children attendance is taken several times through the day. We are checking in on students and families to make sure they have access to technology and connections. Please let us know if you are experiencing any obstacles connecting virtually to your child's teacher.

Next, we want to remind you of our current plan to return to in-person learning on a gradual return-to-learn basis. While these dates continue to be tentative for re-entry, they are staggered and we will continue to meet virtually until this time:

If you had selected the virtual option: All virtual cohorts will continue to meet virtually


  • Tuesday, September 8: Kindergarten and Dual Language Full Day Kindergarten (Perez, Kolz, Avalos, Garcia Suits)
  • Monday, Sept. 14: Dual Language and Dual Language Two-way Programs and 50/50 Classes (Guzman, Medina, Arroyo, Abalos, Erickson, Ortega, Grimaldos, Howard, DiGrazia, Zabala, )
  • Monday, Sept. 21 Grades 1/2 (Wawro)
  • Monday, Sept. 28: Grades 3 and 4 (Muaremi, Murray, Priest, Peterson)
  • Monday, October 5. Grades 5 and 6: (Lawry, Gearhart, Gerbatsch, Van Wyk, Moscinski, Bloomquist)

Jane Addams' School Website

We are the proud home of the Jaguars!

Parent Orientation Schedule for August 26, 2020

On Wednesday, August 26, Jane Addams Teachers will host a VIRTUAL Parent Orientation

Your child's teacher will be contacting you in the upcoming days to provide you the link to the following schedule:

Gr 4-6 5:30-6:15

Specials 6:00-6:45

Gr K-3 6:15-7:00

Please let the office know if you need the link prior to the August 26th start time.

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Mindfulness - Atención Plena

Below are YouTube channels you can visit for daily mindfulness activities

A continuación se encuentran los canales de YouTube que puede visitar para actividades diarias de atención plena

PTA Return to Learn Information

News From the JA PTA

Welcome back! We are so excited for a brand new year! One this is for sure, this will be a year like no other! Even though we are in remote learning right now, we still want to support the teachers and school this year. Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year via zoom on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm. We will have the agenda in Spanish as well!

Meeting Link: https://elmhurst205.zoom.us/j/81719477197?pwd=WHJybGRMbmh6TitLeXVuS0NnaWx0UT09

Zoom Meeting ID: 81719477197

Zoom Password: 285824

We would love to see your first day of school pictures so we can include them in the yearbook! Please email your first day of school pictures to janeaddamsjaguarspta@gmail.com.

Please consider becoming a member of pta! Check out THIS FORM for more information about how to join. Your membership will help is to include your voice on event planning and other ways to help the school as well find our events!

Jane Addams Nurse

The School Nurse at Jane Addams wants families to know that the Student Services Department is available to support your family.

Please feel free to contact below:

Health Office phone: 847-963-5002

Health Office email: dimeb@ccsd15.net

Mrs. Dime is at Jane Addams and will return your call promptly. She may have contacted your family in regards to required physicals, exams, or immunizations. We are delighted Mrs. Dime is at Jane Addams.

In the meantime, here are a few helpful resources for your family:

CDC - When & How to Wash Your Hands

CDC - Coronavirus (COVID 19) information

IDPH - Coronavirus (COVID 19)