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Attendance

24-Hour Attendance Line
630-834-3296

Hours

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

Parent Links

Office Contacts

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

Nurse

School Nurse

Charlene Roubik

Staff

Upcoming Important Dates

Dates to Remember

February 20- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
February 22- End of Second Trimester
February 23- Emerson's Got Talent 6:30 pm
February 28- Student Late Arrival
March 2- No School... Teacher Institute Day
March 9- Report cards go home
March 14- Student Late Arrival
March 26-31-No School... Spring Break

See Emerson Events for additional calendar items

Follow Emerson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year! @EmersonD205

 

Do you have an new Kinder or 1st Grade student for next year??

Follow this link for more information about Kindergarten and new to First Grade registration for the 2018/2019 school year!

http://www.elmhurst205.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1260777116130

      

Special Announcement! One of our own Emerson families, the Greves Family, was chosen as this year’s recipient for the No Frills Fun Run this year! All proceeds from the event will go to their family, here is the website with more information! http://nofrillsfunrun.org/index.html

 


Drawn by Frannie Buxton, 4th grader

Author/Illustrator David Biedrzycki Visits Emerson School

Emerson News

2/19/18

Happy Friday!
Wow, this week flew by! It has been wonderful visiting classrooms this week seeing so much great learning going on. Second grade started their surgery days to reinforce their Body Systems unit… what a fun way to practice what we learned! Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms enjoyed Valentine's Day parties. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who made those parties so great for the students. This morning we had a PBIS celebration assembly because the students filled the bucket so they earned a snowball fight (not real snow)! You could tell they really wanted this one because it only took them six weeks to fill the bucket. Rizzo asked that we learn a new dance called “The Rizzo," we had tons of fun trying out the new dance. We also reinforced the importance of treating one another with respect and using the strategy SWAT (Stop, Walk and Talk) if one is not being treated respectfully. We told the students it is important if someone is not treating them respectfully, tell them to please stop; if they don’t, walk away and tell an adult. We also reminded the students if they are being asked to stop, they need to stop what they are doing, take a breath, and leave the situation. Thank you for helping us to reinforce these important skills.

Notes and Reminders:

  • No school Monday, February 19th for President’s Day!
  • The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00pm!
  • Emerson’s Got Talent is coming up on Friday, February 23rd at 6:30pm
  • No School March 2nd for Teacher Institute Day!
  • Mark your calendars for the Science Olympiad on April 10th from 6-8pm
  • Mrs. Blanford could still use some volunteers for Make Around Emerson on Friday, March 23rd! Please respond using this form. We will follow-up to confirm assignments by early March. Thank you! 
  • An important reminder for 5th grade parents… please be sure you have submitted your course selection sheet for middle school. They are due today!  Here is the link if you need it! 6th Grade Course Selection Sheet

I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!

Michelle Thompson

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2/14/18

The District 205 Board of Education has approved a Dual Language program at Conrad Fischer Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. This program will be applicable to incoming 2018-19 kindergarten students. The deadline for registering is March 1. Parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergartner for the Dual Language magnet program should click on the link below to complete the application form:

Dual Language Program Application 2018-2019


Click here for details regarding the D205 Dual Language program.

La mesa directiva del distrito Elmhurst 205 ha aprobado el programa de lenguaje dual en la escuela Conrad Fischer por el año 2018-2019. El programa es para los niños que comienza de Kinder. Haz clic por detalles sobre el programa de lenguaje dual.


Si está interesado en el programa de lenguaje dual para su hijo(a), haz clic debajo para completar la forma apropiada:

Solicitud para el programa de lenguaje dual 2018-19

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2/8/18

Please know that Elmhurst District 205 will only contact parents and staff when schools are closed or there is a late start called. In general (excluding other emergency situations), if there is NO announcement by 5:45 AM via the following methods, schools are open: phone, email and SMS text message (if you’ve signed up for this feature) in both English and Spanish; the District 205 website (when in doubt, check it out); the District 205 Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ElmhurstD205; the D205 Twitter account - www.twitter.com/ElmhurstD205. If your phone number has recently changed, please contact your child(ren)’s school so that they can update that information in PowerSchool.

Additionally, you may visit the Emergency Closing Center website - www.emergencyclosings.com (District 205 schools are listed alphabetically as DIST #205 (ELMHURST PUBLIC SCHOOLS).

We suggest downloading the Know Before You Go flyer and keeping it handy in paper form, especially during the winter months. If power is out, you may not be able to access the Emergency Closings page of the District 205 website.

In general, District 205 will not close school on a forecast, i.e., the inclement weather must be real and present. In cases where the area is hit hard by snow, it might be possible to make a call in advance (usually in the evening of the day before). Most of the time, that decision must be made early in the morning, based on conditions that have presented themselves overnight.

Temperature is only one factor. Wind chill is also taken into account. Generally, when “real feel” temperatures are -30 degrees or colder, school will be cancelled for the sake of students who ride the bus or walk to school, as frost bite can occur quickly under such extreme conditions.


When District 205 determines that weather conditions or an emergency situation warrant an Emergency Late Start Schedule, families will be notified in the same manner they would be notified in the event of a school closing. Each family will receive a phone, email or text notice (if you've opted in) from our rapid notification system. More information about the Emergency Late Start Schedule is available online.

On Emergency Late Start days, parents and staff are encouraged to monitor the District’s website for updates on the status of after-school activities. Information about York athletics would be posted on the York School webpage in the afternoon.

If an Emergency Late Start schedule is activated:

  • Classes will begin using the standard Student Late Arrival schedule
  • Buses will operate using the standard Student Late Arrival pick-up and drop-off times.
  • Parent should use the standard Student Late Arrival schedule for drop-off - 20 minutes prior to the start times below.

Emergency Late Start schedules are as follows (same as standard Student Late Arrival schedule):


Kindergarten and Early Childhood

AM Kindergarten and AM Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten and PM Early Childhood Classes - 12:55 PM to 3:00 PM
All Day Early Childhood Classes - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Elementary Schools

Grades 1 to 5 - 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Middle Schools

Grades 6 to 8 - 10:00 AM to 3:25 PM


High School

Grades 9 to 12 - 9:25 AM to 3:06 PM After school activities and athletics could remain as scheduled, weather permitting. 


Out-of-District Programs

If out-of-district programs are in session, transportation will proceed as normal.\


Before/After School RecStation

The AM RecStation program will not be offered on late start days. The PM (after-school) RecStation hours will remain as scheduled on late start days.


Before School Programs

All before-school programs, including but not limited to, orchestra, band, choir, clubs, athletic practices or student activities will be cancelled on late start days.


Field Trips

Any field trip scheduled on the day of a late start will be cancelled as would be the procedure on days when school is cancelled for emergency reasons.


Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)

Due to the modified schedule, only PM TCD students will attend TCD.


Este es un recordatorio que la información de Inicio Tardío relacionada con emergencias (que sigue el horario habitual de llegadas tardías de los estudiantes) está disponible en el sitio web del Distrito 205 en Recursos -> Enlaces Rápidos -> Cierres de emergencia. También se publicará información más detallada en el sitio web del distrito y el sitio web de las escuelas afectadas. Aquí puede encontrar documentos en español acerca de los cierres de emergencia.

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2/6/18

The 22nd annual Elmhurst Student Chess Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Students will compete in the following six categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6-8th grade and high school. Last year, over 250 students participated in the tournament.

All students who attend school in Elmhurst – public or private – are welcome to participate with the completion and submission of a signed permission slip and tournament fee of $3.00. All participants will receive a certificate; the top four in each category receive ribbons; and the tournament champions receive a trophy.

The annual Student Chess Tournament is organized by parent volunteers, many of whom coach chess clubs at their children’s schools. Contestants will compete within the rules, playing five timed matches each. Volunteer judging is performed by independent chess experts who are brought in for this event. Snacks and drinks will be donated and provided. Pizza will be sold during the tournament.

The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1st. Interested families may contact their child’s school chess club leader for the permission slip and rules. Questions may be directed to Chris Khayat at 630-290-1504 (cell) or khayats@yahoo.com

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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.

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