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Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch Period 1 

(1st, 2nd grade) 
10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

Lunch Period 2

(3rd, 4th & 5th grade)
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM


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

Thompson, Michelle
Billenstein, Sheila
Lead Secretary sbillenstein@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Pavone, Karen


School Nurse



Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

November 13- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
November 15- Last Day for Student Council Food Drive!
November 16- 3:00 pm Report Cards available to parents through Powerschool (Report cards are only coming home electronically-you must access through Power School)
November 19 & 20- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 21-23- No School- Happy Turkey Day!
November 28-Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
November 30- PTA/Student Council Movie Night
December 12- Late Arrival 9:45 start for students
December 21- Student Council Holiday Apparel Day!
December 24- January 4- No School-Winter Break

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items
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Full STEAM Ahead at Emerson!


Happy Friday!


What a snowy surprise we had this morning! It’s a bit early but it looked beautiful on the trees! We had a great week at Emerson as we are getting rolling in the second trimester. As I visited classrooms this week, I saw many students learning about non-fiction text features as we head into our new literacy units! We also had our first round of relay races for the celebration that the students earned through PBIS. The students had a blast! The rest of the classrooms that didn’t participate yesterday will have their celebration next Thursday. Finally, this week wrapped up with remembering and celebrating our Veterans with our Support our Troops Day! Teachers shared this video Veteran's Day Video that was created by Mrs. Blanford, Mrs. Wenig and Ms. Kawa as well as read stories and wrote letters to Veterans. Thank you to all of our military men and women for your service to our country!


Notes and Reminders:  

  • The 2019 5 Essentials Survey is opening November 15th! Parents, Teachers, and 4th and 5th grade students all take this survey which helps us drive our school improvement planning each year. Also, our community participation in this survey help our school ratings so please take a few minutes to complete the survey between November 15, 2018- January 18, 2019. To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin. Thank you for your feedback!
  • Eat and Earn to Benefit Emerson PTA… Monday, November 12th from 4:00-8:00 pm at Chipotle on 83rd and St. Charles Road!
  • PTA is collecting Box Tops… It is Box Tops Submission Time! Please send in all your Box Tops! Every Box Top earns $.10 for our school. Send all Box Tops to school in a baggie, envelope or on a collection sheet. Thank you for supporting Emerson!
  • Foundation Currito Fundraiser at 272 North York will donate 20% of revenues on Tuesday, Nov 13th to the Foundation. Dine in or carry out all day and support foundation programs that positively impact all thirteen public schools.
  • York Veterans Day Breakfast- Saturday, November 10, 2018: Come and celebrate the holiday with the York High School Student Council and enjoy a wonderful breakfast from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10th in the York HS Cafeteria. Breakfast is free for veterans and their friends and families.  R.S.V.P. to Student Council Advisor Matt Moran at MMoran@elmhurst205.org or 630-617-2400 x7285. Please leave a message with the number of people who will be attending. Return calls will not be made unless questions arise.
  • First Trimester Report Cards will be available next Friday, November 16th at 3:00pm. I will send out information mid-week about how to access your report cards but you will have to get them through PowerSchool!  

Have a great weekend!

Michelle Thompson

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