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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch 11:05 to 12:05

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

Robbie Ostling


Emerson News

Elmhurst Cycling Classic Sponsors Poster Art Contest
The Elmhurst Cycling Classic (ECC), a day of professional and amateur bike racing, set for July 24 in Elmhurst, is once again sponsoring a bike-themed contest for elementary aged children. Last year, ECC sponsored a bike safety essay contest for 4... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 4/17/15

Mrs. Bradley Honored with Shining Star Award

Congratulations Mrs. Bradley

Mrs. Bradley was awarded the Shining Star Award this week at the District 205 School Board Meeting. Mrs. Bradley was nominated by her colleagues for working collaboratively to help her students in her classroom and for making a positive impact to students and staff. Congratulations Mrs. Bradley!

Congratulations Mrs. Thomson

Star Educator

Congratulations Mrs. Thomson- 5th grade teacher! Mrs. Thomson was very surprised to learn that she was nominated by the parent of a former student for the Star Educator Award from Kickoff for Kids. T ...more

Congratulations to This Week's Soar Winners

Congratulations! These students have followed the PBIS principals of Show Respect, Offer Kindness, Act Responsibly and Reach for Success.  Pictures are here.


Explore the Universe - Begin with the Sun at Emerson

Stop by and explore the universe! The Emerson PTA is proud to announce that the solar system has come to Elmhurst. Using the Emerson Outdoor Classroom as a base, a scale model of the solar system has been created. The model includes all fourteen major solar system bodies including the five dwarf planets of Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. In the model, the sun is located in the Emerson Outdoor Classroom and is 18 inches in diameter. Eris, the farthest planet, is located at Edison School. Each planet's location has a large sign that contains a picture of the planet, its actual comparative size (to scale), scientific facts, the origin of the planet’s name and a map showing where each planet is placed in Elmhurst. The planets are located at Emerson, Edison, Hawthorne and York schools, Berens and Plunkett Parks and Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Many thanks to District 205, the Elmhurst Park District and Mary Queen of Heaven for their support in making this endeavor possible.

Learn more and find a key to the planet location.

Lunch Information

Students and teachers have lunch between 11:05-12:05 daily.  Grades 1, 2 and 3 will have lunch first- from 11:05-11:35. Grades 4 & 5 will be outside for recess. All students in the lunchroom who are finished eating can join the recess beginning at 11:30. Students who are still eating should remain in the lunchroom until they have completed their lunch. We transition the lunchroom during this time to get it ready for the next group to eat. At 11:35 grades 4, 5 line up to enter the lunch lines.

Any student who goes home for lunch, will tell their teacher during attendance. Students will be excused to the office when the bell rings at 11:05. Parents, please park at MQH and meet your children by the main office door. Students who go home for lunch are return to the office area no earlier that 12:00 noon. The bell rings at 12:05 to return to class. They may not join recess when they return.

Students can bring their own lunches from home. We encourage students to eat waste free by using reusable containers when they bring their lunch.  Hot lunches will be served on reusable plastic trays. Please read the monthly menus with your children to make sure that they like the hot lunch served that day. Students may purchase milk and/or a hot lunch using their own lunch cards with picture and name identification. Please read for more information  about setting up a lunch account or adding money to your child's account on the district website. You can also find dietary information and ingredients for the lunches.


Enrollment: 498

Event Calendar

Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

April 20-May 15 - EOY PARCC window

April 17 - PTA - Storyteller Assemblies

April 21 - PTA Meeting - 7 pm

April 22 - Spring Sing  

       12:15 -3rd grade

       1:15 - 2nd grade

       2:15 - 1st grade

       6:00 pm - Emerson Singers

April 23 - 5:30-7:00 pm BRAG NIGHT

April 24 - Backwards Day - Student Council Sponsored

April 30 - 1st grade Field Trip 

May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 - 7pm Band Concert at Churchville

May 8 - Fairy Tale Follies

May 9 - 5th Grade Farewell Pool Party

see Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Board Meeting Dates


District 205 News


The Year in Pictures - 2014-2015

2014-2015 School Year

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.