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24-Hour Attendance Line


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 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Office Contacts

Gregor, Beth
Principal bgregor@elmhurst205.org
Holler, Sue
Lead Secretary sholler@elmhurst205.org
Guimon, Eileen
Assistant Secretary eguimon@elmhurst205.org
Hecker, Mari Jo
School Nurse mhecker@elmhurst205.org

School Nurse

Jen Conwell


Emerson's New Playground

The excitement began when the equipment started arriving. Our students were thrilled to see it and knew that the new playground would be built soon.  Thank you to Amanda Tolman for leading the charge and creating fund raising opportunities that involved our students' participation. Thank you to the PTA for your continued dedication and support. Thank you to District 205 who helped by getting the holes dug and then on Saturday, many parents arrived to help put it all together. We had over 40 volunteers who helped to put our playground together. They thought they were signing up for a 2 hour volunteer work day and most put in many more hours than that.  Then we had many of them come back for another 2 hours to spread mulch and finalize the install. The Emerson Student Council purchased benches - One of them a Buddy Bench. If you don't have anyone to play with on the playground, students can go sit on the Buddy Bench. Someone else can then see they need someone to play with and invite them to play. Student Council representatives told the students what the Buddy Bench is both outside at the ribbon cutting ceremony and over the intercom so every student could hear. Thank you so much for all of your support. 


Ms. Weglarz's class raised the most money collectively from the fund raising efforts. They helped cut the ribbon that officially opened up the new playground. They also got to be first to play on the new equipment. They assured me that it was great. 


In addition to the slide show, there is also a time lapsed YouTube video of the installation.  Time lapse video


Additional slide show pictures.

Emerson's New Playground

Emerson News

Focus 205 Session 4 on December 2 - 21st Century Facilities
The next Focus 205 community engagement session is fast approaching! We've talked about future ready students and classrooms; now we'll be discussing future ready schools. Did you know that the learning environment itself can either enhanc... Continue

Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences - Post-Conference Survey
Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary students are being held on Monday, November 23, from 4:30 to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, November 24, from noon to 8 PM. There will be no school for elementary students ONLY on Tuesday. School will be closed f... Continue

Elmhurst Firefighters Organize Holiday Toy Drive
Elmhurst Firefighters from International Association 3541 have organized a toy drive to benefit children at Elmhurst Hospital this holiday season. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages will be collected at Fire Station #1, 404 N. York Stree... Continue


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Event Calendar

Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember


November 23 - 4:30-8:00 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 24 - Student Non Attendance Day

November 24 - 12:00-8:00 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 - No School

November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving

November 27 - No School

December 2 - Student Late Arrival Day

December 7-11 - Hour of Code Week

December 14 - 6:00 Emerson Singers at Mariano's

December 16 - 8:45 - 5th Grade Winter Music Performance

December 16 - 10:00 - 4th Grade Winter Music Performance

December 18 - Holiday Apparel Day (Student Council sponsored)

December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break

January 4 - School Resumes


see Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Board Meeting Dates

District 205 News


The Year in Pictures - 2015-2016

Help our Earth ...

I would like to encourage everyone to walk to school as often as possible. This is not only better for our environment but also will help with the traffic congestion. Please remember that we are a ...more

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Emerson's Mission

Emerson will create a safe, respectful environment where students are empowered to be responsible and take risks. Through cooperative efforts, staff, students, and families will promote life-long learning and provide for individual needs.

2015-2016 School Year