John Jay Elementary School Home

Enrollment: 384

Attendance Line-24 Hours

Hours: 8:40 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • M, T, Th F
  • Dismissal on Wednesday is 2:30 p.m.

Office Phone:
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration Hours:
9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Parent Links

Staff Only


Meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Remember Your Boxtops

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Star Report - English - October 2013

Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century!

Dear Parent/Guardian:

You are receiving a “Friday envelope” this week, as all District 59 schools will be sending last year’s ISAT reports home today. The ...more

Star Report - Spanish - October 2013

¡Enseñando y aprendiendo en el siglo 21 !

Estimado padre/guardian,

Usted está recibiendo “el sobre el viernes” durante esta semana, ya que todas las escuelas del distrito 59 están enviando a casa el ...more


Students Drop Everything and Read
On April 11, 2014, John Jay Elementary School students and staff participated in a program called Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.). Twice during the day, Principal Thomas Seaton announced schoolwide that it was time for students to stop whateve... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/17/14

Students Share Their Talents at the John Jay Talent Show
On Wednesday, March 12, students at John Jay Elementary school hosted their annual Student Talent Show. Students prepared and starred in several different sketches during the assembly. Everything from dancing, to singing, to comedy, to cup stackin... Continue
Posted by: David Pohlmeier
Published: 4/4/14

Student Lessons on Prevention of Sexual Abuse
District 59 schools will conduct lessons for students on prevention of child sexual abuse during the month of April. Please watch for communication from your child's school for the schedule in your building. You may access additional informati... Continue
Posted by: Barb DeMilio
Published: 4/1/14

John Jay makes Illinois Honor Roll

John Jay Elementary School has been recognized by the state of Illinois as a 2012 Honor Roll School.  Dr. Christopher Koch, State Superintendent, presented the award that reads, “Working together students, educators, and families at John Jay Elementary School, Community Consolidated School District 59, have earned a 2012 Academic Improvement Award for exemplary gains in performance on the Illinois Learning Standards.”


Our school was also thrilled to hold the area’s Honor Roll Ceremony on January 28th; where Dr. Koch presented awards to two schools from District 59, John Jay and Devonshire, along with schools in District 21, 25, 26, 57 and 62.  Dr. Koch informed the audience that John Jay was selected as the host because it was one of only three schools in the state of Illinois to be receiving its fourth Academic Improvement Award.


The award ceremony began with the John Jay chorus, under the direction of Tim Prikkel, performing “I Believe I Can Fly.” After the presentation of the awards, principal, Dr. Thomas Seaton spoke to the audience which included; Dr. Koch, representatives from each Honor Award School, District 59 Administrators, Board Members, D.E.A. Representatives, and John Jay staff and students.


Highlighting our recent celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Seaton’s message spoke to adults and students alike about working towards our dreams: “as long as you actively work on making and catching your dreams, our dreams, the words of the song that our chorus sang will be true:  If I can see it, then I can do it, If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.”

Dr. Koch&Jay Staff





@ Dr. Thomas Seaton

@ Mary Beth Niles
Assistant Principal

@ Rose Kelly
Administrative Secretary

@ Marcela Matkovcik
Assistant Secretary

@ Edie Stelsel
Health Care Assistant R.N.



2013-14 Calendars

2014-15 Calendars

2013-14 Report Cards


  • January 24, 2014
  • Last day of attendance for K students


  • November 22, 2013
  • March 7, 2014
  • June 11, 2014*

*If all emergency days used.
Emergency days:
June 5, 6, 9, 10, 11